“Superfood” is not a scientific term. It is a clever marketing label used to describe produce and other items in grocery stores that are rich in nutrients that help lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk for heart problems, cancer and other diseases.
If you need a nutritional punch but don’t have time to cook meals or plan your lunches a week in advance, superfoods are your best option for providing your body with all the minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants – which protect our body cells from damaging – it needs to fight and prevent illnesses.
Some foods have the power to improve mood, energy, metabolism and vision even when you consume them in small doses. One way to recognize spring superfoods is by color; they resemble all the hues you see outside – green, yellow, pink or blue. The more colorful your plate is with fruits and vegetables in season, the more “super” your meal is.
Superfoods are mostly plant-based, but some are fish and dairy. Also, overindulging on them doesn’t come with side effects such as guilt or extra pounds around your waistline – they may just be the closest thing to a real “diet magic pill.”