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Creating a Superfood Diet

By Donna Stark

There is no denying how confusing it can be to design a healthy eating plan for both you and your family. It always seems like one expert is telling you to eat one thing, while another expert is telling you to eat something entirely different. And if the process of understanding how nutrition affects the body is new to you, you could feel a little overwhelmed too. Fortunately, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have a few suggestions of nutrient-rich foods that, in addition to providing your body with what it needs, are really quite easy to incorporate into your diet. Take a look at them below.  

Avocados

Avocados are one of those healthy fats that should definitely be included in your diet. From your toast to your smoothies to your sandwiches and salads, there are endless ways to consume this superfood. Avocados are so very good for you because they are rich in the following.

  • Vitamins C, E, and K
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Fiber
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium

Dark Leafy Greens

It may not be your favorite color, but when it comes to healthy eating, green is where it's at! Dark leafy greens are one of the most nutrient-dense foods around, so if you can, try to increase your intake of them! Add them to your smoothies, eggs, sandwiches, salads, and stir-fry recipes. They will do your body some good with all the nutrition they provide. Take a look.

  • Fiber
  • Antioxidants
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Vitamins A, C, K

Nuts and Seeds

They may be small, but these nutrient powerhouses know how to make a big impact when it comes to your overall health and wellness. Grab a handful of almonds instead of chips, sprinkle some chopped walnuts over your oatmeal or in your banana bread mix, or enjoy your apple slices with some nut butter. For seeds, you can blend flax seeds into your smoothies, make pudding with chia seeds, or simply eat them raw. Pumpkin seeds make a great topping for salads. Here are some of the nutrients they provide.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Fiber
  • Healthy fat
  • Protein

Salmon

Of course, salmon is going to be on this list! Salmon is the ultimate catch because it doesn't only improve your physical health, it improves your brain health too! Try to eat two servings of salmon a week for the most benefits possible. Here's what salmon can deliver to your body.

  • Lean protein
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Vitamins B and D

A Healthier Diet

Are you ready to add more nutrition to your diet? The suggestions above are a great place to start but don't stop with them alone. There are so many more foods you can add that will help balance your diet and improve the way you feel. Just start experimenting in the kitchen!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Machesney Park, Ill.

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