10 Superfood Add Ins for a Daily Boost!

Superfoods are those foods unknowingly chock full of essential nutrients that our bodies crave to stay nourished. Here are some of my favorite superfood add in ingredients that can be easily added to your daily meals to help promote an overall well being!

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  1. Chia Seeds: These seeds are extremely high in Omega-3 fats, magnesium, protein, calcium, fiber, zinc, and antioxidants. You can add these to cereals, shakes or even make a pudding with them.
  2. Flaxseeds: Also filled with omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber, these are known to lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Flaxseed meal is the ground version and can easily be added to daily breakfast foods, and is often used as an egg substitute in vegan recipes because of its binding properties.
  3. Hemp Seeds: Hemp is a complete food source and has more Omega-3s than any other food. It’s high in Vitamin E, has fiber, and contains magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc.
  4. Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds are filled with healthy fats, lignans, protein, copper, manganese, and calcium, and is a good source of magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. They are known to help lower cholesterol & prevent high blood pressure.
  5. Tumeric: Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory so it can help reduce joint pain and arthritis. It can also reduce menstrual cramps, aid with digestion and even help prevent cancer.
  6. Cinnamon: Cinnamon works to stabilize your blood sugar so it is great for diabetics. Like turmeric, it also works as an anti-inflammatory, so it is essential for those with joint issues or arthritis. It also helps naturally boost immunity and prevent disease with it’s antibacterial properties, so if you feel a cold coming make sure to get your daily dose. This superfood also helps reduce pms cramps, aid digestion and even increase energy levels.
  7. Cayenne: Cayenne is surprisingly high in Vitamins C, B, and A. This pepper helps stimulate digestion and aid in nutrient absorption, and also can help stimulate circulation and blood flow to those cold extremities. Cayenne also promotes heart and prostate health.
  8. Oregano: Filled with vitamin K, fiber, calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium and omega fatty acids, oregano should be eaten with more than just pizza!
  9. Coconut Oil: (Organic, unrefined) With high levels of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, this superfood protects against heart disease by lowering cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, helps diabetics by slowly releasing sugar into the bloodstream, kills disease causing bacteria, boosts metabolism and weight loss, and visibly improves the quality of hair and nail health.
  10. Apple Cider Vinegar: Made from fermented apples, ACV is high in probiotic properties. Drink a little a day to regulate your healthy bacteria, or even use as a rinse for super soft hair.
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