With the cold and flu season upon us, you should add these superfoods to your grocery list. These foods are called super foods because they are nutrient-rich and are extremely beneficial for health and well-being.
- Beans: Beans are cheap but they’re also high in protein and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. They’re also a great source to get fiber from. The fiber in the foods also help you stay fuller and you’re less likely to binge eat.
- Blueberries: Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants! They Also contain vitamin C and polyphenols which can help prevent heart disease. Blueberries help our bones stay healthy by providing vitamin K and manganese. The prices can rise during the winter and spring but frozen blueberries are just as good for you!
- Russet Potatoes: Russet potatoes are cheap and carry a good amount of potassium in them. Potassium is needed for our bodies to function properly.
- Fatty Fish: Since fish can be a little pricey, you can get frozen fish and canned fish- any fish is better than no fish. If possible, try to get some salmon! Fish contains healthy fats, not the fats that are bad for you. Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids that are beneficial for your heart and brain. Studies have shown that these types of fat can help slow memory loss and skin aging. Omega-3s can also help prevent stroke and reduce the damage done by autoimmune diseases.
- Soy Nuts: Soy nuts are only about 4 to 7 dollars per pound! That’s pretty cheap and they offer 11 grams of protein per 1 oz serving. You can cook with them or just snack on them!
- Fortified Cereal: You should start buying cereal with iron and calcium. Women especially need more of iron and calcium because they are more susceptible to osteoporosis.