Top 10 Power Foods to keep you healthy
Article adapted from Gordon Food Service's website, Le Groupe Maurice's partner.
What is a power food? This term refers to very nutritious foods that will contribute to your well-being. Whether it's to protect you from chronic diseases, improve your heart health or give you more energy, these 10 superfoods should be on any healthy diet. Try these nutrient-packed foods to keep you healthy and feeling great from the inside out!
High in vitamin C—helps with wound healing. Good source of fibre—helps you feel full. Add them to cereal or yogurt!
Contains omega-3 fatty acids and folate—good for brain development. Excellent source of vitamin K—helps with blood clotting. Good in soups and salads!
High in omega-3s— improves blood flow and heart health. Good source of protein—helps build and repair muscle.
High in fibre—helps with digestion. Rich in antioxidants— may protect against cancer and other chronic diseases.
Rich in vitamin A—important for good vision. Provides magnesium—important for bone health.
Source of vitamin E—important for healthy skin and eyes. Good plant-based source of protein. Add to salads or yogurt for extra crunch!
Excellent source of monounsaturated fat—promotes heart health by lowering blood cholesterol levels. Rich in vitamin E—helps improve immune function. Add to smoothies and salads or mash to make a creamy spread for toast! Also goes great with eggs!
Good source of vitamin K—helps with blood clotting. Cruciferous vegetable—may protect against cancer. One cup has as much vitamin C as an orange!
Contains probiotics (good bacteria)—supports digestive health and immunity. Good source of calcium—important for strong bones and teeth. Greek yogurt has almost twice as much protein as regular yogurt. Use plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream or as a veggie dip!
Whole grain— contains essential vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Excellent source of protein. Use in place of rice in any recipe!
To learn more about Gordon Food Service, visit their website.