Superfoods! (They need fancy capes.)


What do they do? What are they? Can they imbue us with superhero-like powers?!

Okay, maybe not that last one. 😉

According to Wikipedia (because “superfood” doesn’t appear in the dictionary, surprise) “…superfood is a marketing term used to describe foods with supposed health benefits.”

This term is sort of a “fluff” term. Scientists mostly dispute that superfoods exist, to put it simply. I re-define superfood as any healthy food that gives me detectable health benefits – muscle building, energy, anti-nausea – so it’s a very personal dietary term for me.

I think coffee gets a bum rap, and ought to be counted as a superfood: it gives me energy, and saves lives (the lives of anyone who encounters me at 5:00 a.m., so not too many lives really).

If you type the word into a search engine, you’ll find numerous lists of superfoods. If you want to explore adding these to your diet, I would highly recommend developing your own list.

My personal favorites:
Homemade yogurt
kiwi (read how much potassium and vitamin C is in a little kiwi – it’s awesome)
all berries
quinoa (prepared nicely with flavorful food – on its own, it doesn’t taste great to me)
my homemade green drink (which won’t appear on anyone else’ list, because it’s all mine, hahaha)

So, a healthy post in the midst of a busy week.

Health and blessings to you all…

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