MED SUPERFOODS SUPPORT WEIGHT LOSS!!! But…with too many unhealthy, processed foods that are available on the market, it’s no wonder that modern society is facing an obesity “epidemic.” Luckily, there are various nutritious foods available. Keep my TOP 20 SUPERFOODS LIST handy and I’m sure that you’ll feel good while filling your cart with awesome nutritious items next time.
MY TOP 20 SUPERFOODS LIST contains:
- BASIC SUPERFOODS LIST– with 10 TRADITIONAL MED DIET SUPERFOODS that are good to eat on an everyday basis.
- ADDITIONAL SUPERFOODS LIST – with 10 Superfoods great to eat on an everyday basis, too. Five of these Superfoods are SUPER Superfoods, and it’s recommended to read the product description, instructions about ideal dosages and way of keeping. These Superfoods are aronia, goji, aloe, spirulina, and pomegranate. Dark chocolate, almonds, turmeric, garlic, and parsley also belong to this group.
MY BASIC SUPERFOODS LIST
1/ OLIVE OIL – Olive oil is an essential part of the healthy Mediterranean diet and tastes delicious. This key ingredient in Med Diet helps prevent high blood pressure, keeps your heart healthy due to its maintaining the level of “good” cholesterol, and is renowned for its role in promoting longevity. The extra virgin olive oil contains good fats (Omega-3), is great for heart health, and is packed with antioxidants. It may help prevent high blood pressure, and protect you from depression, etc.
2/ WALNUTS – Walnuts are an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fats, vitamin B, antioxidants, manganese, copper, and molybdenum. Walnuts have excellent health benefits: cardiovascular, reduce the problem in metabolic syndrome, benefits in treatment of type 2 Diabetes, anti-cancer, etc.
3/ SALMON – Another exceptional source of the Omega-3 fatty acids is salmon. Important for heart health, you can get enough of the fatty acids by eating salmon or other fatty fish two times a week. Salmon is also high in protein and iron.
4/ BROCCOLI – Broccoli is one of the best sources of vitamins A, C, and K. It also contains fiber which is important for digestive health. Broccoli is known as a cancer-fighting superfood. It’s rich in Calcium and vitamin C.
5/ SPINACH – Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol. Spinach is rich in zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and K, vitamin B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper etc. Spinach benefits: lower the risk of cancer, reduce blood pressure, improve bone health, etc.
6/ CHICKPEAS – Chickpeas are superfoods for a variety of reasons, including that they’re low in fat, high in protein and fiber, and contain nutrients like iron, zinc, and potassium.
7/ LENTILS – Lentils are low in fat, high in protein and fiber, contain nutrients like iron, zinc, and potassium. Lentils benefits: they’re a good alternative protein source, can lower cholesterol levels, and may prevent cancer.
8/ BLUEBERRIES – Most of the berries are extremely high in cancer-fighting antioxidants, water, and fiber. Blueberries and cranberries are among the highest in nutrients in the berry family.
9/ KIDNEY BEANS – Any vegetarian can tell you that beans are an excellent source of high-quality protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and potassium. Many beans also contain the important omega-3 fatty acids. As with lentils, kidney beans can lower cholesterol levels and may prevent cancer.
10/ OATS – Oats scientific name is Avena sativa. Oats have twice the amount of protein as whole wheat or whole corn. Whole oat products include whole grain oat groats, steel cut oats, and thick oats.
MY ADDITIONAL SUPERFOODS LIST:
11/ ALMONDS – Almonds: good for the heart, may protect against Type 2 Diabetes, and may help you lose pounds and boost your energy. They contain minerals and potassium that is critical for regulating heartbeat. They’re also rich in Vitamin E.
12/ POMEGRANATE- Pomegranate is an amazing and delicious fruit, with various health benefits. Pomegranates have been traditionally used for clearing up the skin and reducing inflammation. Pomegranate’s juice can also be useful for the treatment of sore throats, as a great cure for heart-related problems, stomach disorders, cancer, dental conditions, osteoarthritis, anemia, and diabetes. It reduces the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
13/ ARONIA – Aronia Melanocarpa is a sour berry with awesome health benefits: as an antioxidant source, improves blood circulation and strengthens blood vessels, balances blood pressure levels, prevents and helps in a treatment of diabetes, good for urinary tract health, gastroprotective effect, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory.
14/ GOJI BERRIES – Goji berries have gained popularity in recent years. They are: very nutritious, an excellent source of Antioxidants, help prevent premature aging, boost the immune system, have benefits for diabetes, and protect against heart disease and cancer. Goji may improve blood sugar control, boost energy levels and help you lose weight.
15/ SPIRULINA – This blue-green alga is a freshwater plant that is one of the most researched and most talked about Superfoods today. Spirulina benefits are so amazing that taken on a daily basis, they could restore and revitalize your health! Some of the spirulina benefits: it detoxes heavy metals (especially Arsenic), eliminates Candida, improves HIV/ AIDS, helps prevent cancer, lowers blood pressure, etc.
16/ DARK CHOCOLATE Dark chocolate may be great for cardiovascular health, premature aging, and cancer. Reasons to love dark chocolate: it helps to keep your heart and brain strong and prevents stroke, cardiovascular disease, anemia, high blood pressure, etc.
17/ ALOE – Aloe vera produces two substances used for medicine: the gel and the latex. Aloe gel is used for treating osteoarthritis, fever, inflammation, and asthma. Aloe latex is used to naturally treat depression, constipation, and diabetes. Aloe contains many vitamins and minerals vital for proper growth and function of all the body’s systems.
18/ TURMERIC – Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high-quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain: it’s a natural anti-inflammatory compound, has powerful antioxidant effects, boosts levels of the brain hormone which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain, helps prevent and perhaps even treat cancer, and is useful in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease, etc.
19/ GARLIC – Garlic not only makes food delicious, it may also have a number of health benefits. Garlic combats sickness including the common cold, reduces blood pressure, improves cholesterol levels, may help prevent Alzheimer disease and Dementia, helps detoxify heavy metals in the body, improves bone health, and may lower cancer risk, etc.
20/ PARSLEY – Parsley is the world’s most popular herb. Even when eaten in small amounts, there are numerous parsley health benefits because it’s packed with beneficial nutrients, essential oils and antioxidants. Parsley has surprising health benefits: it is a kidney stone preventer, joint pain alleviator, anticancer powerhouse, Diabetes preventer, and overall health booster.