Common Everyday Superfoods

Superfoods In Your Local Supermarket

There is a tendency in our search for nutrition and superfoods to focus on exotic fruits from foreign countries.  However, there are some foods from North America that are widely available in local supermarkets  that are North American Superfoods that should be incorporated in everyone’s diet.   The following are truly superfoods even if we think they are common.

1. Strawberries

Strawberries are a great source of many nutrients such as vitamin C, and  potassium and magnesium.  But many don’t realize they are a source of an incredible amount and range of antioxidants including ellagic acid, and flavonoids like  phenolic phytochemicals such as catechin, quercetin, kaempferol and anthocyanin.

The Vitamin C and Ellagic Acid are also particularly beneficial for your skin and your collagen in particular, both in creating and preserving collagen..

Strawberries are also very beneficial for the eyes because of all the antioxidants as well as boosting the immune system.  They are also revered for their anti-cancer properties.  

2. Blueberries

Blueberries are also a source of powerful antioxidants and nutrients that help boost weight loss, brain health,  digestion, heart health while countering inflammation and cancer.  In addition to Vitamin C,  Blueberries also contain lots of fiber, manganese and vitamin K.

Blueberries also contain many minerals but it is the phytonutrients: pterostilbene and especially resveratrol that are truly exciting.   Resveratrol is called the anti-aging phytonutritient for the heart that helps reduce the the risk of heart disease.   Red grapes are famous for providing reserveratrol, but blueberries are also a significant source of this powerful and beneficial substance.

3. Avocados

This particular superfruit is full of fatty acids plus monosaturated fat and can help to reduce bad cholesterol levels while increasing the amount of good cholesterol within our system. The healthy fats likewise assist in the absorption of other cannabinoids which are indispensable for our cardio health.   

Avocado is not only a tremendous source of healthy fats but has more potassium than Bananas a nutrient vital to the body that most people do not get enough of. 

Avocados are also loaded with fiber with a nice balance of 25% soluble fiber and 75% insoluble fiber.

Like many other fruits, Avocados are also a great source of antioxidants: Lutein and Zeaxanthin.

These everyday superfoods  provide a great deal of nutrition and should be included in everyone’s diet.

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