You have probably heard the term super food before. It is used to describe foods that have nutrients and vitamins that are uncommon or in a high concentration compared to similar foods. Below are some of the top super foods and why they are referred to as super foods. Some of them you have probably heard of, some of them probably not.
The number one super food that most people have already heard of is the acai berry. This fruit offers a super high concentration of antioxidants. It also has some protein and healthy doses of dietary fiber and omega fatty acids. This unique combination of nutrients has made it one of the most popular health supplements in the world.
Pistachio nuts are the next super food I want to introduce to you. These little nuts are called the skinny nut and are really good for you. They have high amounts of antioxidants, fiber, and protein. They are a good source of vegetable protein and only have 160 calories per serving which is about 50 nuts. They are a great snack by themselves or they can be added to salads, muffins, cereal, and lots of other snacks and meals.
There are two more super foods I want to mention. One of them is a fruit that gets compated to the acai berry and the other is a nut that you probably have used before but never thought of as a super food.
The first is the pomegranate. It has a very exotic flavor and has a lot of antioxidants. This fruit has gotten a lot of attention because of its antioxidant content.
The last super food is walnuts. There is a good chance you know about walnuts and have even used them cooking, but you may not know about the health benefits. They are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and plant based protein. They also have a higher concentration of omega 3 fatty acids compared to other nuts.
So where can you get these super foods? Acai berries are probably best taken in supplement form because you will have a very hard time finding them fresh. Pomegranates have become very popular and are now available in the fruit section of many stores. Walnuts are available in almost any grocery store. Pistachios are less common than walnuts, but you can usually find them at your local grocery store.
These fruits and nuts make a great addition to any healthy diet as a snack or as an ingredient in healthy recipes. If you are looking for more information on health supplements, head over to SassafrasStation.com and sign up for their newsletter and a series of free reports including reports on acai berries and pistachios.