There’s nothing wrong with your garden-variety fruits and vegetables. But if you want to get as much bang for your nutritional buck as possible, reach for superfoods. Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants or more, these foods multitask at doing a body good. They can help you improve your cardiovascular health, potentially up your metabolism so you can slim down, or even turn back the clock with their anti-aging and beauty-boosting abilities.
Chances are you’re already putting some superfoods on your plate, like blueberries, kale and salmon. But for today’s challenge, we want you to think beyond the familiar and experiment with a superfood that’s new to you. Sprinkle seaweed spirulina, which is packed with protein, in your smoothie. Punch up a veggie stir-fry with the Ethiopian gluten-free grain teff. It’s loaded with calcium and protein and is a bargain at around 20 cents per ounce. Or use 1 tablespoon of calcium-rich chia seeds as a salad topper.
Whether you go with something old or something new, check out a few of our favorite superfood recipes tonight right here.
Family Circle tapped the Partnership for a Healthier America to help bring you this easy—and fun—wellness challenge. Post a picture of your new favorite superfood today, March 14, 2016, on our Facebook pages or Twitter feeds with the hashtag #14DayChallenge and you could win a prize! No purchase necessary. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18+. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18+. See rules for complete details.
Photo Credit: Andy Lyons