7 Superfoods to Power Up Your Life [Infographic]

Eat for Health:  7 Superb Superfoods to Power Up Your Life
Infographic from Mercola.com
What, exactly, is a superfood?

In nutrition circles, superfoods are defined as a class of foods that are the most nutrient dense and best health promoting foods found in nature.

These tremendously beneficial foods are exceptionally high in a wide range of important micronutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals (phytonutrients).

Generally, in order to be classified as a superfood, a particular food must have at least twelve or more unique health benefiting properties.

Many "common" superfoods can be found in the produce department of most supermarkets or, better yet, at a local farmer's market.  These "common" superfoods include:

 Artichoke
✿ Broccoli
✿ Brussels Sprouts
✿ Kale

Less common, "exotic" superfoods can generally be found at specialty health and natural food stores and include:

✿ Acai Berry
✿ Chlorella
✿ Spirulina

Naturally, it is always best to purchase organic, locally or sustainably grown produce whenever possible.

This infographic entitled 7 Superb Superfoods to Power Up Your Life from Mercola.com illustrates and explains the nutritional makeup of seven common and exotic superfoods.  It also lists some of the health benefits associated with each superfood.

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Infographic source and more information about superfoods, health and wellness guides and interesting infographics, visit Mercola.com - 7 Superb Superfoods to Power Up Your Life

SuperFood Salad: Best Ingredients [Infographic]

Superfood Salad:  Best Ingredients
Infographic from One Green Planet
There are salads and then there are superfood salads.

In a superfood salad, every ingredient is selected for its unique nutrient profile, taking into consideration things like macronutrients, micronutrients, caloric density and other important factors.  Together, the carefully selected ingredients that make up the superfood salad deliver a balanced dose of healthy protein and fats, complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and an array of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.

This infographic entitled "The Best Ingredients for a Superfood Salad" illustrates one example of a really great combination of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, raw nuts and spices, that make up a super nutritious salad.  Each of the ingredients is considered a superfood:

Black Pepper
Red Bell Pepper
Lemon Juice
Avocado
Tomato
Zucchini
Basil
Artichoke Hearts
Almonds
Leafy Greens

For more information on creating a healthy superfood salad, nutrition and specific superfoods, visit One Green Planet - the creator of this infographic.

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Chia Seed Ounce Per Ounce Comparison [Infographic}

Chia Seed Ounce Per Ounce Comparison
Infographic from KitchenKneads.com
In the health and wellness community, chia seeds are regarded as a superfood because it is a nutrient dense food that delivers a good amount of quality, plant-based protein, is very high in dietary fiber, is an excellent source of  healthy Omega-3 essential fatty acids, and is packed with other important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients.

For those trying to lose weight, chia seeds are considered by many weight loss experts to be a perfect diet food because of their high dietary fiber and healthy fatty acid content - many experts now believe that consuming adequate amounts healthy fats, especially Omega-3, aids in weight loss.

Unlike flaxseeds, there is no need to grind chia seeds before eating them.  They are easy to incorporate into meals.  For example, they are a great way to add protein and essential fats to your morning green smoothie. They can be added to a variety of dishes including soups, stews, salads, rice, beans, and desserts.

This infographic entitled Chia Seed Ounce Per Ounce Comparison highlights some of key nutrients in chia seeds and how an ounce of chia seeds compares to an ounce of another food for that particular nutrient.  Its really nice to see that the author of this infographic chose comparison foods that are generally known to be rich in the particular nutrient being compared.  

Infographic source and for more information, visit



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