Just because summer’s on its way out doesn’t mean you have to give up that beach body you worked so hard on. Instead of covering up in bulky sweaters this autumn, keep that sleek body fit with these six superfoods that will recharge your energy without excess calories.
- Broccoli- This cruciferous veggie and I have a long history with each other. When my son was small it’s the only green vegetable I could get him to eat. Luckily, he’d eat it every day. Serve it raw or cooked, broccoli is an awesome food that’s packed with vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants.
- Beets- This frequently overlooked vegetable is a sweet treat for everyone to enjoy. Beets are high in calcium, potassium and antioxidants. They also have anti-inflammatory properties that can improve health. Beet smoothies are a wonderful choice for those who have trouble with their texture. Mix up a batch with a little spinach for a tangy treat you won’t soon forget.
- Soybeans- If you want a healthy treat that’s inexpensive to boot, you can’t do much better than the humble soybean. Soybeans are a versatile food that’s filled with calcium, potassium and vitamin C. If you’re new to soybeans, try a few on a salad to get used to the flavor. Once you grow used to them, you can use them in many different ways.
- Grapes- Grape season is in full swing and that means it’s time to stock up on these wonderful sources of vitamin C and K. It’s a great way to get all the health benefits of red wine without any of the alcohol. Freeze some for a chilly diet treat or just keep a bunch on the counter for when cravings occur.
- Sweet potatoes- If you’re still eating regular spuds, then you need to take another look at the sweet potato. Filled with complex carbs, vitamin A and a whopping four grams of fiber in each potato, there’s no reason why this orange vegetable isn’t regularly on the guest list at your dinner table.
- Chia seeds- If you want a fast and easy way to get plenty of fiber and omega-3 in your diet, look no further than chia seeds. There are almost 11 grams of fiber in just one ounce of chia. It also contains more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon. When you factor in the calcium and omega-6 acids that it also contains, it appears that chia seeds may be the world’s most perfect food.
For more information about the superfoods you should be incorporating into your diet, talk to your chiropractic team. They can explain how important it is to make good nutritional decisions for your health and overall wellness.
Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.
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