What are superfoods? According to WebMD, you don’t need specific foods for specific ailments. A healthy diet incorporating a variety of the following superfoods will help you maintain your weight, fight disease, and live longer. One thing they all have in common: “Every superfood is going to be a ‘real’ (unprocessed) food,” Somer points out. “You don’t find fortified potato chips in the superfood category.”
Top Superfoods Offering Super Health Protection
- Tea (green or black)
I’m going to do some superfood exploration this week. I like most everything on this list, so I’m wondering how often I could incorporate these into my everyday diet.
Tonight, Salmon Florentine with roasted broccoli.
This will include 2 superfoods-spinach and salmon. Why are these on the list?
Salmon is high in omega 3s. “The omega 3s you get in fish lower heart disease risk, help arthritis, and may possibly help with memory loss and Alzheimer’s,” Somer says. There is some evidence to show that it reduces depression as well.”
Spinach packs a powerful nutritional punch. It’s a nutritional standout and studies have shown its power against certain diseases such as:
– Cardiovascular disease, including stroke and coronary artery disease.
– A host of cancers including colon, lung, skin, oral, stomach, ovarian, prostate, and breast cancers.
– Age-related macular degeneration
The nutrients that make spinach such a powerful food are:
– A synergy of multiple nutrients/phytonutrients
– Low in calories
– Plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids
– Alpha lipoic acid
– Vitamins C and E
– B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, B6, folate)
– Minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and zinc)
I hate frozen spinach. It’s watery, tasteless, and mushy. I had a little fresh spinach left over and decided to saute’ it with some wine and red pepper.
Raw salmon. Ew.
I love roasted vegetables. Broccoli and mushrooms are wonderful together. I used a little olive oil and salt/pepper. I didn’t season this any further because I love this with chipotle butter.
Add ricotta cheese to the spinach mixture, place on salmon and bake 350 for 15 min.