Super Foods to Super-Charge Your Health

(September 2009)

Super foods, otherwise known as "functional foods," provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Many foods may be considered "functional" or "super." The list below is just a sample of the super foods out there waiting to help you become happier and healthier! Although their benefits are numerous, we have listed a few of each super food's more prominent potential health benefits.

Working closely with our Naturopath, Michelle Rogers, ND will help further explore how these foods fit your individual needs.

 

Super food line-up:

Butternut Squash: Excellent source of vitamin C and beta-carotene

Flaxseeds:
Contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and fiber

Tomatoes:
Source of Lycopene

Basil:
Contains volatile oils which have an antimicrobial effect

Fennel:
Contains Anethole which helps reduce inflammation

Blueberries:
Source of Anthocyanins which has antioxidant potential

Steel cut oats:
Great source of fiber and avenanthramides (prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol)

Wild or Organic farm raised Salmon:
Tasty source of Omega 3 fatty acids

Almonds:
Excellent source of mono- and polysaturated fats

Dark Chocolate:
Contains polyphenols and flavonoids

Green Tea:
Source of catechin (a compound that lowers triglyceride levels and is a cancer preventive)
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