Super Foods

Though the definition and complete list may vary, there is an entire category of foods that should be on your must have list. They are the super foods and they offer you some truly amazing nutritional value. They contain key ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and even fiber. They are not only good for weight loss but also good for your health overall as well.

What you should know is that they all offer various benefits. Some may help in the prevention of certain diseases such as cancer. Others may be helpful in naturally boosting your immune system in the here and now. Still others may have fiber which helps to keep your digestive system running properly. No matter what, these super foods get their name for a good reason and they are well worth the investment in your health overall. At NYC Adventure Boot Camp, we promote healthy eating versus fad diets.

The Good Fats Really Do Matter
You are hearing a lot about super foods because they really do matter. They have a key substance in them known as Omega 3 fatty acids and this is instrumental to your health. This can help with weight loss, with naturally lowering your cholesterol, and with helping you to prevent certain diseases in your future. The list of the very best foods that contain Omega 3 fatty acids and which are considered to be truly “good fats” includes:

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Avocado
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Flax Seeds and Flax Seed Oil
  • Olive Oil

True and Very Powerful Whole Grains
Who ever thought that carbohydrates could be truly good for you? The most important part of this aspect of the food pyramid is to ensure that they are the types of carbs that are actually good for you. They need to be true whole grains rather than derivatives. Eating white bread will do nothing but introduce too much sugar which is bad for your health and can make you feel hungry sooner. Whereas if you focus instead on true whole grains you get a heaping dose of fiber and some important minerals that can help your overall health and that’s good for everything from weight loss to lowering your risk of heart disease. You will find that quinoa is quickly growing in popularity and so too are steel cut oats. Beans and legumes are not only lean proteins but fit nicely in with whole grains and offer the same tremendous benefits.

The Brightest and Best Fruits and Vegetables
When your mom told you to eat your fruits and vegetables she knew what she was talking about. You want to be sure to eat plenty of these gems, but some stand out more than others. The brighter and more vibrantly colored the hue of the fruit or vegetable the more antioxidants are contained within. So you get plenty of vitamins and minerals and then boost your nutritional quota with antioxidants that help your immune system and you to work towards prevention. The very best of the best include items such as:

  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes

How are you feeling about your fitness level? Do you have any goals that you want to reach this summer? Please contact me, Stacy Papakostas for a FREE consultation.

If you are in New York City and interested in joining an all woman’s boot camp or Fitness Boxing Classes please visit NYC ADVENTURE BOOT CAMP, mention that you found us through our blog for and extra 15% off a membership. Come work out like a GIRL!!!

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