Super Foods for Super Health

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From retaining strength to reducing wrinkles, the foods you eat can positively impact your long-term health. Consider incorporating the following superfoods into your diet to support super health. They happen to be super tasty too!

Avoid full-fat dairy and lots of red meat. These foods can cause premature wrinkling and inflammation connected to the slowing of brain functions. Also avoid trans-fat-rich, fried and packaged foods, which clog arteries and pack on lots of fat around your middle.

  • Almonds contain agility-promoting vitamin E.
  • Apples are high in fibre and rich in antioxidants.
  • Avocados offer heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
  • Blueberries contain the most antioxidants of all common fruits and are high in fibre.
  • Buckwheat pasta is high in fibre and contains protein, unlike most carbohydrates. 
  • Chiles contain calorie-burning capsaicin.
  • Chocolate is rich in flavanols, which are antioxidants that reduce cell damage and lower blood pressure—even in just ¼ of an ounce per day.
  • Curry powder is packed with turmeric, which promotes mental alertness.
  • Eggs offer stick-with-you protein to help avoid overeating.
  • Goji berries contain more beta carotene than carrots.
  • Lentils pack both a protein and soluble fibre punch. 
  • Oats are a high-fibre, complex carbohydrate that won’t spike blood sugar.
  • Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, and offers antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Pomegranates are a low-calorie, high fibre fruit also high in folate.
  • Quinoa is a protein- and fibre-rich grain that’s very filling.
  • Sardines contain omega-3s to help maintain muscle, and they are also high in calcium.
  • Spinach and kale provide vitamin K, which improves bone density and supports eye health.
  • Strawberries are rich in polyphenols, which help maintain brain function and memory.
  • Tarragon contains antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals.
  • Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which helps to protect the skin from sun damage.
  • Wild salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, proven to keep the heart healthy, improve insulin sensitivity and build muscle.
  • Yogurt contains carbohydrates, protein and good fat to keep blood sugar steady; it also promotes good digestion.