Let’s face it. Food is medicine. And while watching what you eat and incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet is key, there are a few superfoods that go the extra mile, make your skin glow, and help you feel your best.
There is a lot of goodness packed into this tiny fruit. Rich in antioxidants and phytoflavinoids and high in potassium and vitamin C, blueberries help lower your risk of cancer and heart disease. Plus, they are easy on the taste buds.
Fresh Lemon Juice
If the thought of lemon juice makes you pucker, you’re missing out on one of nature’s best detoxifiers. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a cup of hot water first thing in the morning and savor the yummy warmth of this good-for-you beverage. An added benefit: You’ll freshen your breath and get a jump start on the day’s hydration.
Yes, that’s right – dark chocolate is on the list. That’s because dark chocolate (70% and higher) contains antioxidants that protect skin from sun damage. It’s also a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, while containing less sugar than milk chocolate. But don’t let that dissuade you – dark chocolate is a sweet treat that may lower your risk of heart disease and inflammation and improves brain function.
High in flavor and heart-healthy fats, this little green fruit (yes, it is the fruit of an avocado tree!) also packs a power punch of fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are essential to health. But really, who cares? Avocados make everything taste better.
Keep your blood and nerve cells humming along with the benefits of salmon’s omega-3 fatty acids. While wild caught salmon provides a deliciously rich and buttery centerpiece to your meal, it also delivers the essential fatty acids your body can’t manufacture on its own.
Healthy eating means looking and feeling your best. Find out more wellness tips on Olympus Grand Crossing’s blog.