Superfoods and Why Your Body Needs Them

Bowl of salad containing many nutrient rich foods on a white table.

Nutrition is such a powerful tool for mind and body health. I have always been the kind to question what I do and do not put in my body. All of the superfoods I have included in this list are ones that I love to eat every day and they make me feel so great!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will see me occasionally post stories with healthy recipes. I also have a highlight that is still growing but already has some yummy recipes. Go check them out!

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My Favorite Superfoods

Bouquet of asparagus in a white mug on the table.

Asparagus

Asparagus is high in Vitamin K, which plays a role in blood clotting and wound healing. It also supports bone health.

It is low in calories but pretty filling, so asparagus can help with weight loss.

Finally, asparagus is high in folate, which can treat and prevent anemia. Folate is also a key nutrient for a healthy pregnancy. I am currently in my third trimester and eat asparagus weekly.

Wooden spoon tilted to pour out the raw honey.

Honey

To get full benefits from honey, it needs to be raw and unfiltered.

Honey is a good source of antioxidants, which prevent cell damage and aging.

With antibacterial and antifungal properties, it can be used to heal skin wounds and acne. (I am a vet tech and we have used it a couple of times on lacerations!)

Raw honey is also great for allergies because it has immune boosting nutrients.

I like to get raw honey from the local farmer’s market, or buy this one from Amazon!

Arial view of a hard boiled egg cut in half topped with seasoning.

Eggs

I love to eat hard boiled eggs for a snack because they are filling but low in calories.

Eggs are rich in protein and omega 3, which supports skin, hair and joint health.

They are known for preventing aging changes to our eyesight.

Pasture raised eggs have the most nutrients because of the way the hens are fed and kept.

Avocado cut in half laying on a light purple surface. One half is sitting up resting on the other half.

Avocados

With more potassium than bananas, avocados help prevent hypertension, or high blood pressure.

Potassium also plays a role in controlling muscle contractions and nerve function.

Avocados are high in fiber, which boosts metabolism, which can help with weight loss and digestion. They also contain lots of omega 3.

Cartons of farmer's market blueberries.

Blueberries

Blueberries are the ultimate source of antioxidants, which we mentioned before. So basically, eating blueberries will keep you and your cells younger for longer.

They also play a role in brain function and memory. They can help you be more productive during the day.

Lastly, blueberries are rich in vitamin C, which supports our immune system as well as growth and development of tissues.

A glass jar of Chia Seeds tipped over so the seeds are spilling onto the table.

Chia Seeds

I love to add chia seeds to so many things to get a little nutrient boost. In this blog post, I share my chia seed lemon water recipe.

Chia seeds have so much fiber and protein in just 1-2 tablespoons. They are also a good source of omega 3.

They are pretty much tasteless and can be added to salads, smoothies, and other things.

I use these Chia Seeds from Amazon!

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Published by Amorette Walker

Hey there! I am Amorette and I am 22 years old, married to the love of my life, and currently expecting a baby girl! I created this blog because I have realized how much this topic has changed my emotional and physical health. Creating balance and good habits is very important to me. I hope to share what I have learned with you and that it will benefit your own physical, mental, and emotional health.

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