What are "superfoods"?
- Superfoods are healthy foods that have been proven in research to be beneficial to a person's diet. Some examples of superfoods are green tea, blueberries, dark chocolate/cocoa, kale, pomegranate, almonds, and acai berries.
- While superfoods don't cure ailments like cancer, they can offer various health benefits, such as providing additional nutrients and fiber.
- It is best to integrate superfoods into a well-rounded diet. For example, if you have a diet that is high in coffee, you may choose to work in green tea. Which superfood you choose depends on a person's diet and what they want to achieve.
- A single superfood won't offer a miracle cure or fix; rather it's a healthy diet with various foods working together that will help someone see results.
- The more colorful your plate, the better. Different color foods have different antioxidants. Check out http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ to learn how you can create healthy and colorful meals that include food from all five food groups.