Get the Top Superfoods into Your Diet
Are you tired of hearing about the latest ‘superfood’? To be honest, I almost roll my eyes when I hear the news talking about superfoods. Conveniently, the report usually includes an advertisement for a pill form of this ‘new’ superfood. The reality is the top superfoods are REAL food.
Are there really superfoods? The answer is YES! One of the things I love about Dr. Sears is that he’s a ‘show me the science’ guy. When he makes a recommendation, I know it is made after thorough research and consideration of the facts.
Dr. Sears’ list of the Top Superfoods:
- Seafood, especially salmon
- Berries, especially blueberries
- Olive oil
- Flaxseed meal
- Pomegranate Juice
- Yogurt, greek
- Red onions
- Beans and lentils
Learn more about the top superfoods in the book Prime Time Health by William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN; Chapter 13 – Eat Well with the Sixteen Superfoods.
Your mission is to include as many of the top superfoods into your daily diet as possible. Can you eat three or more in each meal? With a little planning, you will succeed!
- Buy Superfoods – I keep a list on my pantry door as a reminder; availability will increase consumption
- Plan meals around these foods – For example, at breakfast eat greek yogurt or oatmeal with berries and nuts and a little cinnamon
- Modify recipes as needed – reduce the portions of less healthy items and increase the vegetables by adding different veggies and/or increasing the portion of those in the recipe. I am starting to add beans to more recipes even if only ½ can; see an example of a recipe modification on my blog.
- Try new things and experiment with spices – turmeric, ginger, cinnamon are great for our bodies! I’d never used turmeric before, so I started with just a pinch. Go slow and your taste buds will grow to love the variety.
Share how are you eating more of the top superfoods on the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Facebook page.
Cindy has been sharing the power of good nutrition with families for over four years. She became a Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach in 2012 and enjoys facilitating workshops.She posts tips on Facebook. Cindy lives in the Atlanta area with her family.