Superhero movies are very popular. Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Captain America - they are staple characters in the screen these days. So what does it take to be a superhero in real life? Do you need to be bitten by an insect or possess a mutant power since birth? The secret is that you simply have to devour on super food. This list enumerates the top 8 super foods that you should include in your mealtime.
Yogurt is great for many reasons. A cup of low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt is bustling with all sorts of nutrients including calcium, protein, potassium and good bacteria. In fact, it has the highest amount of calcium among all the other dairy products. Even lactose intolerant people can enjoy and benefit from yogurt.
Super food list isn't complete without this versatile, nutritious and economical food that is wonderful for filling up your protein needs. Eggs contain about 12 vitamins and minerals, which are necessary to keep the body and mind in tiptop shape. But instead of frying, the healthier way to consume egg would be to boil it in water.
Although nuts are known for having high fat content, it is important to remember that these munchies are actually high in fiber, protein and antioxidants, and are therefore healthy for the heart.
Kiwi is one of the most nutritious fruits. Eating one kiwi gives you all the vitamin C you need for the day. Additionally, it is also a wonderful source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E and potassium. Because it's rich in fiber, it can help the body get rid of toxins effectively.
It's possible that you haven't heard about this yet, but Quinoa, an ancient grain, is one of the best forms of whole grains to consume. It contains plenty of protein, iron, zinc, vitamin E and selenium. It also lowers risk for diabetes and heart diseases. This grain is very versatile as you can prepare it as rice and eat with meat, fish or vegetables.
Beans are packed with both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps sweep up the toxins from the body while the insoluble fiber aids in reducing levels of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream. On top of that, beans are also loaded with protein, potassium, carbohydrates, magnesium and heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
Salmon belongs to this list because of its high omega 3 fatty acid content. Salmon is also low in calories and saturated fat and high in iron and protein.
An all-time American favorite vegetable, broccoli is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C and the healthy-for-the-bones vitamin K. It's best to eat broccoli raw but you can also eat it lightly steamed or grilled.