There are numerous different thing that can go wrong if you do not eat properly. For example, you could get high blood pressure along with clogged arteries. Diabetes and obesity are also on the rise. These are all things that none of us wants to deal with in our lives, but for some people it is their life. Most of it could have been prevented by simply consuming food that benefits you in the long run. These foods are called superfoods.
Every disease we have mentioned can easily be fixed or prevented by consuming superfoods.
Every superfood that you will ever need in your daily diet is listed below. We know that many of you do not want to spend a lot of time on research and that is why we did the research for you and we will present only the results. There is no reason for you to eat unhealthy when you are just one article away from changing your life completely. As long as you introduce these foods into your diet, you will live a much healthier life than ever before.
Orange is one of those fruits that really does not need too much introduction. We know all the basics, it is filled with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Yes, you’ve read that right, potassium is not present only in bananas.
In fact, it is potassium that helps you lower your blood pressure and helps to prevent heart failure. The fiber in the orange will take away the cholesterol and prevent it from staying in your body in huge quantities.
Kale has been the subject of many vegetable jokes in the past. It does not matter how you choose to consume it, you will get the omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and all the fiber it contains. It is actually the best green vegetable for your heart on the market.
It will safeguard your veins and keep your heart healthy. It has almost no fat and calories, which means that you can eat a bunch without any worries.
Garlic can be used for almost anything. You can use it to add flavor to your food, or even get rid of vampires with it. It is certainly not the food that you could eat raw and in abundance but it does reduce enzymes that are responsible for damaging your veins. It also attacks the clogs in your veins as well. If you do not mind having a garlicy breath after eating food then there is no reason for you not to include this marvelous superfood in your daily diet.
On top of it all, it will add flavor to all the other things we have listed in this article, and that is only one more positive thing that the garlic brings to the table. Just make sure that you do not substitute it with garlic bread, because you will lose the benefits and only cause more harm to your body.
We really cannot talk about superfoods without including the all-time favorite on the list. Everything you heard about it is true. It will lower your cholesterol levels as well as boost your high-density lipoproteins (HDL) levels. It is actually quite similar to kale, and has a lot of antioxidants, however, these ones will protect you from coronary heart disease.
It will also help “stretch” your blood vessels. Do not drink too much though. While a glass a day can boost your health, ten glasses can hurt it even worse. You do not want to damage your liver in the process of healing your heart and cholesterol. Drink responsibly.
Many people claim that Almonds are the best tasting nut. What makes them even tastier is the fact that they are full of healthy nutrients. If you need to give your memory and intelligence a boost, or want an easy way to reduce the risk of diabetes and various heart diseases then Almonds are the nut for you. And you do not need to eat many of them.
A handful will be just enough to lower your cholesterol levels as well as prevent the harmful LDL from staying in your body. If you are not a fan of eating them on their own, you can mix them up in a salad, or even eat them with fruits on this list. Bananas with almonds are one of the most popular recipes out there. Make sure to give them a try!
Now that we think of it, we might have to just get rid of everything we have written prior to this one. This is one superfood that has it all. It will help prevent heart disease and prevent clogs from forming in your arteries. It is also full of different antioxidants which means that, according to multiple scientific studies, you will be safe from strokes, prostate cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Is the list of benefits too short for you? Well, we have more!
They will also protect your skin, joints, teeth, and liver. This is one fruit that has to be in every household at any given moment. Make sure to use the internet to see how to easily get the edible fruit out of its skin. It is not as hard as it seems, and you do not need to get your hands, clothes and walls dirty trying to extract it. If you are not a fan of eating it raw, you can use it in your juicer and create pomegranate juice. It will slide down your throat easily with all the benefits included.
All the scientist who are currently researching the benefits of blueberries strongly recommend that we eat about three serving of them every week. According to their studies, they immensely help keeping our heart healthy. They have many nutrients and antioxidants, and according to the research done so far they reduce the risk of some types of cancer too.
A great superfood! Believe it or not, these are not the only berries on the list, so make sure to stick with us till the end. You might be surprised to see what berries are even better than blueberries.
There are numerous different benefits that beets bring to the table. They are full of Betaine and B-vitamin folate. They immensely help your heart.
There are, of course, many superfoods on our list that will help your heart, but beets do it in a special way. They reduce and control how much homocysteine is present in our blood.
The first and last fish on our list. Not that the others are not beneficial, especially fish like Tuna, but Salmon simply stands out the most. One of the main benefits of Salmon is that it will expand your blood vessels, which means that it will allow the blood to travel much more freely. Cooked or not, it will also help with your triglycerides and any possible blood clots that might be forming in your body.
It does not matter what recipe with Salmon you prefer, it helps no matter how you prepare it. It will help your heart immensely if you include it in your diet. We are certain that you sushi lovers out there are more than happy to hear this news. Keep on eating that sushi, it helps your body!
Salmon might be one of the best options if you live near an ocean, but for those living east salmon was not an option. That is why they had started consuming turmeric. It has been a dietary staple in many cultures for centuries now, and is getting even popular as years pass. That is why it has been under the supervision of scientists all over the world.
Curcumin will help protect your heart from growing larger, as well as normalize your blood pressure and help you maintain a healthy body weight. The best part is that you can include it in mostly every meal that you make as a simple spice. That means that you are constantly dosing in healthy nutrients for your body.
The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” might be a bit too excessive, but apples really do have a number of positive benefits. Apples have a range of different flavors and can thus satisfy a majority of different people with unique tastes.
It helps immensely with your heart and keeps it healthy. It is also filled with antioxidants which have numerous different positive effects.
Hawaii has been allowed to transport and ship this beautiful fruit all over the world. That means that it is now easier than ever to buy one at your local supermarket. For those of you who did not know, Avocados are classified as single seed berries. Yes, this is one huge berry. We have mentioned that we will include more berries when we were talking about blueberries, but we are certain that you would have never thought that this was what we meant.
We are obviously full of surprises, and so is our list of superfoods. Millennials are blamed for the avocado revolution that has engulfed the world, but you cannot blame the fruit for being tasty and healthy as well. They are very rich in potassium and monounsaturated fats which means that they will keep your cholesterol levels at bay as well as keep your heart going strong. There might be numerous thing that the millennials are doing wrong, but eating avocados is not one of those things.
Now this is a super fruit that has gotten a whole new meaning in the era of emoji. However, eggplants are useful for so much more than casual sexting. If you want to replace your meat diet with something from the other side of the spectrum then eggplants are your best option. On top of it, they will sort out your cardiovascular system with improved circulation.
They have a lot of similarities witch chocolate in that regard. They are full of flavonoids, nasunin, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. These guys are here to fight quite a lot of things, including high cholesterol, cell membrane damage, and some types of cancer, blood clots, and heart disease.
Broccoli is one of those vegetables that will make your children hate you. Especially if you will force it down their throats at the dinner table. There are, however, many positive benefits to eating broccoli. It will level out your cholesterol and clear out your blood vessels. We might be getting repetitive here, but there is one unique thing that broccoli has.
It is called sulforaphane. This thing will keep your digestive system clean and without any inflammations as well as level out your blood sugar. If you were throwing your dinner broccoli away until now, we ask you to reconsider. It might just make your life a bit healthier.
Now this one might come as a shocker to many, so make sure that you are sitting tight in your chair. Carrots do not help nor do their cure your eyesight. We have no idea where these misinformation first started spreading from, but it has unfortunately proved to be just that – misinformation. You can still sell the story to your kids at the dinner table, though. That does not mean that we should be throwing carrots away for being useless. They have a special ability and they tackle any free radicals that circle around in your system.
Free radicals are one of the biggest reasons for heart diseases. They do so thanks to their carotenoids, which is nothing else then a simple antioxidant. They also have a great measure of vitamins A, C and K which means that your skeletal, nervous, and cardiovascular systems are all taken care of by carrots as well. With so much benefits, who cares about the misinformation about the eyes, right?
Ah, we have finally reached the first meat on the list that all the meat lovers in the world are craving for. Red meat is not the way to go if you are doing your best to have a healthy heart. There is one meat out there that has a fix for that. Chicken meat is filled with protein and is extremely lean. You can eat tons of chicken meat without having to worry it will cause any heart problems.
Well, as long as you do prepare it in the correct way, without the use of too much unhealthy fat and oils. It is no wonder that this is the meat that is the most popular with sportsmen and sportswomen.
This one goes without saying, but we are going to say it anyway. Coffee is good for you, but it is just like red wine that was mentioned at the beginning of the article. As long as you do not drink too much, it will have positive effect on your body. As soon as you drink too much, you will only be causing it harm.
According to various different studies, coffee help reduce the risk of serious conditions such as heart failure, stroke, and even coronary heart disease. Make no mistake, we are talking about pure, black coffee. If you are adding stuff to it, like milk and sugar, then you are not helping your body at all. And you will not find the latter on this list, unfortunately.
Not many people are aware just how healthy chili peppers can actually be. We unfortunately tie them to the heat they bring, and hate eating them as soon as we hit the toilet, but an occasional chili here and there is absolutely beneficial for your body.
They stabilize your blood pressure and level out your cholesterol. On top of that they are great for your digestive track. And we do not mean that in a “clearing it all out” kind of way.
There are still a lot of people out there, particularly from the non-English speaking countries, who confuse grapefruit with grapes. They are, obviously, not the same thing, and grapefruits actually have much more great benefits than grapes do. That is if you do not count the wine the latter gives us. Carrying on… Grapefruits are full of fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C, and choline. Quite possible the most ingredients and good stuff we have seen in a super food so far. It is also one of the best food according to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet.
For those of you unfamiliar with the diet – it was proven to be the best diet available in controlling hypertension by the National Institutes of Health. It is also ranked second in the best diets that people with diabetes should be on.
Kidney beans got their name because of how they look. They have nothing to do with your kidneys, and you will not benefit from them in that area. However, they have proven to be an effective tool for a healthy brain and, you guessed it, heart. When we say brain we mean memory, they will effectively improve it if you include them in your daily diet. They have a number of different benefits for your heart, such as lowering homocysteine which means that you are at a lower risk for a heart attack.
Kidney beans have almost no fat, and have a bunch of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. That means that you are also reducing the risk of having peripheral vascular diseases, strokes, some types of cancer, and diabetes. The kidney beans are therefore the best bean in the family that you can, and should, consume on a regular basis.
Asparagus is not a favorite of many people, but we do know who likes it much more than you do. Your heart. Asparagus is filled with numerous different vitamins such as A, C, E, and K. As if that was not enough, there is also folate and fiber in them. The latter two will help you immensely with your digestive health, as well as your endocrinological health. This means that asparagus can be eaten by people with diabetes and they will benefit from it.
It is also good for your cardiovascular health. We know full well that you did not expect this list to have only red wine and coffee on it. Vegetables are good for you, and while we would like to include more foods that we all collectively like, we simply cannot do that.
There is not a person in the world that does not know that bananas are your go-to fruit if you are in need of potassium. However, bananas have much more than that, and it is no wonder that they are so popular with people who are doing sports. They are also full of protein, fiber, and resistant starch. Bananas have almost no calories but are fulfilling at the same time. It is no wonder that they are the prime food example in any weight-losing diet.
They will also boost your muscle performance, level out your heartbeat as well as blood pressure. Not to mention potassium which will keep your heart healthy in the long run. There is no reason for not eating at least one banana a day, but there are numerous reasons as to why you should.
Brown rice is actually not that popular with people. Let us admit it, we all love its cousin, the white rice. However, brown rice is actually much more beneficial to your health than the white one. It has much more nutrients as well as vitamins, and minerals.
There is no reason why you should not swap your white rice for brown rice, especially if you are looking to lose some weight, or trying your best to prevent diabetes. Apart from that, it is also great for your heart.