Since you all have been taking a look around the grocery store and exploring new foods, I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss Super foods with you. Because we watch a lot of animated television in our house, I am familiar with superheroes. When I heard about super foods, I was intrigued. My goal is to put the most nutrient dense food I can find in my family’s meals. These super foods sound like they might be able to help me do that.
OK……….English major here…………I love definitions. I find the Oxford Dictionary especially exciting…………..You can stop laughing now. The Oxford Dictionary defines super foods as:
Plain Yogurt – It is loaded with calcium and other good for you nutrients like protein and potassium. Yogurt can also be enhanced with probiotics which are important for gut health. (More on this soon). Activia is a yogurt that advertises probiotics. You could check them out. I actually buy Stonyfield yogurt which I found to have even more probiotics and is available in a giant container without any additional flavorings added. I prefer to add my own flavorings.
Beans – Yes, beans……….they are actually good for your heart. They are a good source of protein, magnesium, potassium, and carbohydrates. They also help to fill you up and rid your body of waste. Not glamorous, but it needs to be done. A new one I tried is edamame. They are a beautiful grass green bean that taste great heated with a bit of butter or tossed into a salad. This time of year, I buy them frozen. Beans can also take the place of meat in many recipes so they are great when you are on a budget also.