This month is all about food!
Hi Bold & Free readers! I am not going to lie but I had a tough week at work. I almost had to skip this week’s post because of the long hours at work and feeling overwhelmed. I had a bit of a writer’s block because of how stressed I was so forgive me if this post isn’t as long as some of the others. I really didn’t want to skip this post because I want to share my favorite superfoods with you! Since it is National Nutrition Month, I thought it would be appropriate to talk all about food! I love food. Sometimes, I think I love food too much. I crave the bad stuff though because I love pizza and Mexican food! I have been trying to change my habits by introducing superfoods into my diet.
We have all read in the media the craze about superfoods. According to Health.com, “Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.” I actually love a lot of superfoods. I am a huge fan of blueberries. Come to find out that blueberries are a superfood. They taste so good and they give us a ton of nutrients including vitamin C and fiber. Now, blueberries are just one food on the list of the top ten superfoods. I have listed the top 10 superfoods that should be in our diet below:
- Broccoli Rabe
- Raw Milk
- Sweet Potato
This list was generated by Dr. Josh Axe. Dr. Axe explains in his article the purpose of why each food is on the list and how they can benefit our health. For instance, almonds are high in vitamin E and calcium. Dr. Axe also suggests that almonds are a great source of protein for vegetarians. His article is a great read and provides a lot of information. Click here to read it!
Out of the top 10 list, my favorite superfoods are almonds, avocados, flaxseeds, blueberries, cinnamon and sweet potatoes. If we take the right steps to adding these good foods to our bodies, then we are walking in the right direction to a healthier life. What are your favorite superfoods?
In light of talking about superfoods, I created a recipe called Quinoa Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash. This recipe is high in nutrients and protein. I encourage you to check it out!
Be bold to live free, xo Aimée
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates
PS. Next week, we will be talking to a Registered Nurse (aka. My mom) about nutrition. It’s going to be a good one so mark it on your calendars to check it out!