Top 10 easy-to-eat, easy-to-find, everyday “super” foods to keep eating healthy and simple (according to EatingWell.com):
#1 – Berries – All berries are great sources of fiber. Fiber may help to promote weight loss. Raspberries boast the most at 8 grams per cup. The same amount of blueberries has half the fiber (4 grams). A cup of strawberries contains 3 grams of fiber, but more than a full day’s recommended dose of vitamin C.
#2 – Eggs – A source of high-quality protein that is a helpful tool in burning fat. The secret to the eggs ability to help you burn off fat is found in the protein and vitamin B12 inside of the egg. Both of these give you a stronger body. They also work tirelessly to seek and destroy fat. Note: as protein is one of the most energy intensive nutrients for your body to digest, eating any food with plenty of protein wild also help you burn fat.
#3 – Beans – Beans are a good plant-based source of iron (up to 13 mg per 3/4 cup) and fiber.
#4 – Nuts – Nuts are rich sources of heart-healthy unsaturated fats.
#5 – Oranges – An excellent source of vitamin C.
#6 – Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes are full of alpha and beta carotene. The body converts these compounds into the active form of vitamin A, which helps keep your eyes, bones and immune system healthy.
#7 – Broccoli – This green powerhouse packs vitamins C, A and K (which helps with bone health), as well as folate.
#8 – Tea – Studies show that due to its flavanoids, drinking tea regular may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes and some cancers, plus help with healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones.
#9 – Spinach – Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C and K—as well as some fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin E. It is also a good source of folate and a water-soluble B vitamin.
#10 – Yogurt – Yogurt contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health. It’s also rich in calcium. Just 1 cup of yogurt provides nearly half the recommended daily value of calcium and is rich in phosphorus, potassium, zinc, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and protein.