Looking for food items that are low in calories, packed with nutrients, and delicious? Sounds like the impossible dream, but never fear, superfoods are here! Superfoods come equipped with antioxidants and nutrients that can boost your mood, re-energize, and overall, lead to a more healthful life. Be on the lookout for these items (you won’t be sorry):
This sweet treat comes with a secret superpower: an antioxidant boost. Cacao is rich in flavonoids, which are thought to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and reduce other risk factors for heart disease. With this delicious superfood, moderation is key. Dark chocolate makes an ideal sidekick, as it is smooth and velvety, without being overpowering.
Melons can contain up to 94% water, making them a great choice to help us stay hydrated. Beyond that, melons are also packed with vitamins, minerals, and other antioxidants.
Oats have more than 20 unique polyphenols (micronutrients) which are known to contain antioxidants. They also contain a type of soluble fiber that may reduce the risk of heart disease by helping to lower cholesterol. Eating oats can help to add more whole grains to your diet and it can certainly be delicious. For a dynamic duo, try a bowl of oatmeal with dark chocolate grated on top.
When you’re on the hunt for fun foods with both flavor and function, superfoods should be your go-to choice! Incorporating these into your daily diet is a great idea and may be easier than you think. Dining locations offer plenty of fresh fruit selections, with your choice of melon assortments. Check out a vending machine or Avenue C near you and you’ll be sure to find several superfood options (like dark chocolate choices and oatmeal varieties).