8 Innovative and Easy Ways to Incorporate Superfoods into Your Diet
Superfoods refer to foods that have a higher nutritional value than other foods and are very beneficial for our minds and bodies. Superfoods not only increase the overall nutritional content of our meals, but have also been proven to provide long-term benefits to the body.
In this article, we explain how to effortlessly incorporate various superfoods into your diet. This addition of superfoods to our diet will ensure that we consume a nutrient-dense diet that will further improve our overall health.
8 ways to incorporate superfoods into your diet:
1. Seeds as garnish
Seeds such as chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, etc. have recently emerged as a group of superfoods. These seeds are very rich in nutrients such as protein, healthy fats, fiber, zinc, magnesium, vitamins, copper, etc. Since the seeds are usually very small in size and lack strong flavors, they make an excellent garnish for various dishes and snacks.
2. Dark chocolate desserts
Chocolate has a reputation for being unhealthy and low in nutrients, but dark chocolate is a nutrient-dense superfood. Dark chocolate is packed with various nutrients and antioxidants and is extremely nutritious. It is an excellent dessert and can also be used as a sweetener and flavoring for other desserts. A rice cake topped with peanut butter and dark chocolate is a great pre-workout snack as well as an early-night dessert.
3. Nuts as a snack
Seed-like nuts are another group of nutrient-dense superfoods. They are high in nutrients and are an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids for people on a plant-based diet. Nuts work as a great between-meal snack as they are a healthier alternative to packaged snacks and also keep you full longer. Keeping a trail mix on your desk or bedside table can boost your nutritional intake and also help you avoid unnecessary snacking.
4. Cauliflower rice
Cauliflower is another underrated superfood. Cauliflower is an excellent source of nutrients such as protein, vitamins, zinc, magnesium, etc. It is also a very versatile vegetable and can be used as an alternative to potatoes. Cauliflower rice is another great way to incorporate cauliflower into your diet, as it acts as a more nutritious, low-calorie substitute for normal and brown rice. Separate the cauliflower florets for the leaves and boil them for a few minutes. Once cooled, grind them in a blender and your cauliflower rice is ready.
5. Yogurt desserts
Yogurt is another nutrient-dense superfood that is also extremely versatile. Yogurt can be eaten as a side dish if served as a savory dish. Yogurt can also be an excellent base for various desserts. You can serve it with granola, dark chocolate, berries, or other naturally sweet foods and make easy-to-make desserts and snacks.
6. Berry Candy
Berries such as strawberries and blueberries are readily available and are great substitutes for candies and other sweets. Berries topped with squeezed lemon and refrigerated for a few hours make a great candy-like snack. You can also try this trick with oranges and other citrus fruits.
7. Iced green tea
Want something refreshing yet healthy? Try iced green tea to quench your thirst as well as boost your intake of superfoods. Green is an excellent superfood because it is rich in various nutrients and has also been proven to boost metabolism. Green tea topped with ice, lemon and honey is a drink rich in superfoods.
8. Garlic olive oil
Both olive oil and garlic are considered superfoods. They are both rich in many nutrients and have exceptional healing qualities. Increase your garlic and olive oil intake by making garlic olive oil. Garlic olive oil works as a great toast topping because it’s healthy and lower in calories than butter or other spreads. Add olive oil and a bunch of peeled garlic cloves to a container and cook or bake to create this delicious garlicky olive oil.
In conclusion, innovation is the key to keeping your diet healthy and fun. Trying new ways to incorporate various superfoods into your diet is an easy way to increase your nutritional intake. Besides these foods, we also encourage you to participate in fun physical activities. Regular training also ensures good physical and mental health.
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