7 Super Simple Superfoods That Will Transform Your Health
Take this list of 7 Super Simple Superfoods to the grocery story and enjoy a week of super-simple healthy eating
Does this sound familiar?: You come home from a long day at work to find that you apparently really need to go food shopping. After standing in the kitchen for a minute you convince yourself that the only last standing item in your refrigerator – ketchup – pairs perfectly with the last item in your pantry – a can of beans.
You decide that this is in fact a meal and eat it. Afterward, you run out to the grocery store. You grab whatever you can find quickly: tortilla chips, salsa, some cereal and granola bars. The next day you come home from work and, although you just spent about $100 on groceries, you can’t find anything to make for dinner!
Don’t let this all-too-common situation happen to you. We’ve made your next trip to the grocery store easy. Take this list with you and get ready for a week full of energy, clarity and health!
It seems almost too simple. Did you know that our bodies are composed of approximately 70 percent water? The amount of water you drink every day plays a vital role in your overall health. This week, aim to drink more water and you will:
- Enjoy increased energy
- Speed up your metabolism
- Have fewer headaches
- Have fewer stomachaches
- Enjoy clearer skin
- Flush out toxins, and
- Be in a better mood overall!
That’s a lot for not a whole lot of effort! There’s a trick, though. You have to make sure you are drinking purified water from a container that doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals.
For centuries, bone broth has been a pillar of diets around the world, but it has just grown in popularity in the U.S. in the past few years. Packed with nutrients that help with bone formation, heal the gut, promote sleep, fight infections and more, bone broth has been called the new “miracle drink.”
Making bone broth is simple. Here is an easy bone broth recipe you can make in your slow cooker with food you likely already have lying around your house. Don’t have time to make it yourself? No problem. There are lots and lots of places you can now buy bone broth online.
Recipe: Rosemary & Garlic Sipping Broth
The nutrients and antioxidants in green tea have strong effects on our bodies. Some of the proven benefits of green tea include:
- Fewer allergies
- Lower cholesterol
- Improved brain function
- Quicker metabolism and ability to burn fat
- Improved physical performance
- Lower risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cancer and more.
Recipe: Lemon and Pomegranate Green Tea
You’re probably read a lot of articles about acai berries and goji berries claiming they are nature’s most powerful superfoods. They are, indeed, powerful superfoods! But do you want to know a secret? Little research shows that these particular berries carry vast amounts of additional nutritional benefits than just plain old regular blueberries and strawberries.
Valued for their high levels of antioxidants, many nutritionists say that berries are the single most important food to add to your diet.
So go ahead and experiment with some of the more exotic berries out there! Or, if you prefer, just grab a big bag of frozen berries at your supermarket and start throwing them in your smoothie tomorrow morning.
Recipe: Green Smoothie (add some berries for extra nutritional benefits)
In a 2007 study, researchers found that turmeric outperformed many pharmaceuticals in its ability to combat several chronic diseases. It helped people more effectively than the drugs it was tested against and did so without virtually any side effects. Wow!
One simple way to incorporate more turmeric into your diet is to make some golden milk. A daily staple in parts of Japan, this milk is delicious and can help you relieve pain that stems from inflammation, such as joint pain, arthritis and more.
Recipe: Tumeric Latte
Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage. It contains bacteria and yeast that, when combined with sugar, initiate fermentation. When finished, kombucha is a refreshing carbonated drink that many tout for its overwhelming number of health benefits, including:
Recipe: Kombucha Arnold Palmer
One of the most protein-packed foods on the planet, quinoa is often mistaken for a grain. It’s actually a seed that conveniently cooks in just 10 minutes on your stovetop. By throwing quinoa into the pot instead of pasta, you can trade up a weeknight meal by knowing, in just one serving, you’re getting:
- 8 grams of protein,
- 5 grams of fiber,
- More than 10 percent of the recommended daily dose of B vitamins (which are hard to come by for vegetarians), and more.
Recipe: Quinoa, Pear and Spinach Salad
Ready to get started?
They say when it comes to running, the hardest part is tying your shoes. Here at Healthy Human, we believe the hardest part of maintaining a diet that is healthy and nourishing is getting started.
All of the superfoods here come packed with nutrition — and can easily be packed up in one of our Healthy Human products.
Carry water, bone broth, green tea and more all day in our Stein Water Bottles.
Keep your smoothies, golden milk and kombucha fresh in our Cruiser Tumblers.
What do you think?
Did you try these super-simple superfoods this week? Let us know how it went in the comments below!