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7 Superfoods & How You Can Incorporate Them in Your Regular Diet

7 Superfoods you need

 

I believe that healthy eating does not necessarily have to be boring and so today I thought of sharing ways in which you can incorporate some Superfoods in your diet.

Although there is no scientific definition of a superfood, they are those food items that are nutritionally very rich and hence good for one’s health. 

Here are 7 SuperFoods that you can easily add in your diet –

1. Avocado

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I just cannot get enough of this delicious and healthy fruit. Packed with essential vitamins and Omega-3, it can be eaten in several ways. My favourite is a humble avocado toast paired with green tea – which makes you all set for a healthy breakfast. I also love this super-simple recipe of Avocado + Chicken Lettuce wraps that I shared a few days back.

2. Chia Seeds 

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds may look tiny but don’t underestimate them. They are said to be packed with a punch of energy boosting power. They are popular for weight loss as they help to reduce cravings. 

I love adding them to smoothies or top it on salads or even on oatmeal or yogurt.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric

Traditionally used in Asian cooking, Turmeric has become all the rage these days in the western world too. ‘Golden Latte’ (or Turmeric Latte) has been trending these days (have you jumped on that train yet?) It’s actually nothing new – it has been around ages! I remember how I used to run away when mum used to force me to drink Turmeric Milk (as we used to call it) when I was a kid.

You can add a tiny pinch of it in your green tea as well as add it while cooking things like stir-fry veggies, casseroles etc. Mostly known as a spice that is added in curries, it has a lot of medicinal properties too – like helping soothe sore throats by having a mixture of honey and turmeric powder.

4. Blueberries 

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Blueberries are one of the most famous superfoods out there. Packed with anti-oxidant properties as well as potassium and Vitamin C, they are also said to be anti-inflammatory. Yes, a blueberry muffin sounds awesome, but I personally feel the best way to have them is either in smoothies or just the way they are in the form of a snack.

5. Kale

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If you love adding Kale (a fantastic source of calcium, fiber and iron) in your salads or smoothies, that is awesome! Me? Not so much. That is why I love making Baked Kale chips every now and then. They are crispy and crunchy and you’ll forget that they are made from kale 😀

6. Walnuts

walnuts superfood

A small handful of walnuts every day can provide you with healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E as well as a lot of other essential nutrients. Research also says that they are good for the heart and help promote brain health. If you are not a fan of these weird-looking nuts, try sneaking them in your cereal or even in salads or wraps! They will add a nice crunch and won’t be too overpowering.

7. Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

I saved the best for last. Dark chocolate is a delicious treat that is said to be loaded with antioxidants and can even improve your mood! You can also combine chocolate and chia seeds and make a delicious Chocolate Chia Pudding.

There are so many other foods that come under the superfood category like beans, salmon, tomatoes, cinnamon, etc. but for now, I’m going to end my post here. Of course, as they say, everything should be consumed in moderation. And instead of focusing solely on a handful of foods claimed to be super, a balanced diet is what is important. 

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Are there any Superfoods that you absolutely love?? 

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XOXO

Smiling Notes

 

52 Comments

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    Linda

    July 8, 2016

    Super foods – and in addition they’re super tasty – so it’s a pleasure to add all of these to our diet! Thanks for sharing 🙂 🙂

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      smilingnotes

      July 8, 2016

      Yes definitely tasty too! Thanks a lot Linda… Glad you liked my post 😊

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    Tianna

    July 8, 2016

    great list of super foods! love all of these! Still trying to fit in more quinoa and chia seeds lol.

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    elliebleu

    July 8, 2016

    I love that you added turmeric on the list. It’s a super food that often gets overlooked. I just tried chia seeds in a smoothie for post on my blog. They’re now going to be a pantry staple. Wonderful list!

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      smilingnotes

      July 8, 2016

      Yes turmeric often gets overlooked like you said. Chia seeds are really great.. checking out your post now 🙂 Thanks for your wonderful comment.

  • Reply

    We are trying our best to incorporate most of these super foods in to our diet but I didn’t know that turmeric is also one.

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      smilingnotes

      July 8, 2016

      Hi Sam..thanks a lot for visiting my blog. Yes, turmeric is one of the lesser known superfoods out there but has really beneficial properties 😊👍🏼

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    Sheryl

    July 8, 2016

    Thanks for sharing this great list! It’s a wonderful reminder to eat high-nutrition foods.

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      smilingnotes

      July 8, 2016

      Thanks a lot Sheryl…I’m glad you appreciate it 😊

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    Rashminotes

    July 9, 2016

    A great list!

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    I noticed I couldn’t write a comment. Good to know.

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      smilingnotes

      July 10, 2016

      Yeah I’m still trying to figure out whether there is a way to fix it. Thanks a lot for commenting.

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        I feel badly that all I can do is “like” something, when comments are the most fun.

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          smilingnotes

          July 10, 2016

          Yes same here..commenting through the WP reader was a much more convenient way of interacting with everyone.

          • Yes. What is the advantage of self-hosting? I am not so technologically savvy. Sigh……

          • smilingnotes

            July 10, 2016

            I’m still exploring it..but in general, you are not bound by WordPress constraints. You have a better control on your own site. and also, when it comes to making money from your blog (which I haven’t yet done) it is said that if you do it when you are on WordPress.com &not self hosted, one can run into problems as free WordPress doesn’t allow monetization that easily.

          • Ah! I have been reading about that. Good luck!🍀

          • smilingnotes

            July 10, 2016

            Thanks a ton!! 😊

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    sdeshpande

    July 10, 2016

    Great list !!!

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    Janice Wald

    July 11, 2016

    Hi Shamira,
    Great to see you at Blogger’s Pit Stop. I love avocado!
    Thanks for bringing your post to Blogger’s Pit last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

  • Reply

    Great post, thank you. I must be on the right track because I eat all these super foods 🙂

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    Nandini

    July 11, 2016

    A great informative post Shamira. My husband and I have been trying to eat more of these foods since last year 🙂

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      smilingnotes

      July 11, 2016

      That is a really great initiative Nandini..we have been trying to do it too. Thanks a lot for commenting 😊

  • Reply

    Fab. great picks.. I shall add cinnamon and honey too…great for weight loss, bloating heart health sugar control and overall health.
    http://www.mumbaitomelbourne.com/food-and-health-blog-posts/dhaniya-chicken-cilantro-chicken

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      smilingnotes

      July 12, 2016

      Yes definitely a great addition to the list, Sharvari! Thanks a lot for visiting 🙂 xoxo

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    whippedgreengirl

    July 12, 2016

    I finally started eating walnuts and I gotta say- I’ll never stop now. Great list, always love superfood shares- Thanks for pinning 🙂

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    Shari

    July 12, 2016

    I’m so happy you were able to move to self-hosted, Shamira. Your site looks awesome! How wonderful to have a husband that could help you with that. I loved your post about superfoods. I like most of them, but often times forget to incorporate them into my diet. This was a good reminder. I want to try chia seeds as I haven’t had those yet. Of course, chocolate is my favorite superfood! 🙂

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      smilingnotes

      July 12, 2016

      Thanks a lot Shari..moving to self hosting has indeed been one hell of a ride (I’m sure you know what I mean 😄) Thanks a lot for always being so supportive. Yes, chocolate is definitely my fav too 😜

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    Divya Deepak Rao

    July 12, 2016

    I love all of them!!! Thanks for Shamira …very insightful 🙂
    XO

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      smilingnotes

      July 12, 2016

      So happy you liked my post Divya..Thanks a lot!! 💕

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    Liz

    July 14, 2016

    The only one i’ve never tried is chia seeds. All there rest are part of my diet. Thanks for sharing!

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      smilingnotes

      July 14, 2016

      That is awesome!! I have recently begun eating chia seeds 😊

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    A Kinder Way

    July 20, 2016

    Thanks for the kale link. I tried it for the first time last night and was not a fan. 🙂

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      A Kinder Way

      July 20, 2016

      That reads weird. I tried kale for the first time last night and was not a fan…sooooo thank you for the link. I will try baking it and see what I think. There…that’s better. 🙂

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        smilingnotes

        July 20, 2016

        Yeah trust me I really dislike kale …but when I tried making those baked kale chips, I liked them. Atleast I could eat them without making a disgusting face lol 😜

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          A Kinder Way

          July 20, 2016

          LOL I will give it a go today. I thought I’d like it because I’m a veggie lover, but goodness…not even a little. Maybe in chip/baked form I will be able to chew it. 😉

          • smilingnotes

            July 20, 2016

            Hahaa let me know whether you like this 😊

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    Tanja

    July 27, 2016

    yes chocolate is super food!:)

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    FrugalHausfrau

    August 5, 2016

    I eat everything except the walnuts on a regular basis! That’s because I like almonds better! 🙂

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      smilingnotes

      August 5, 2016

      Hahaa.. I agree. Almonds actually do taste way better than walnuts

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