3 of the Healthiest Superfoods You Need in 2017

"A healthy diet incorporating a variety of so-called 'superfoods' will help you maintain your weight, fight disease, and live longer."
Superfoods, Purple Veggies

Happy new year, happy new you.  This new year brings about more super foods for 2017 for your health and wellness.  Last year, Kale was the super food of choice. As we begin the new year, some foods are on the market, getting ready to explode in popularity and set new trends to strengthen your health and well-being.

Some of the new super foods of 2017 includes:

Avocado oil: I eat avocado every other day. It helps to keep my skin beautiful because I use it as a great moisturizer and it detoxifies the body. Avocado oil, superfood for 2017  includes the same omega -9 EFA that is found in olive oil. It is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants.  Avocado oil also is high in Lutein which has benefits for the eyes and also reduces symptoms of arthritis. Its richness of oleic acid includes lowering the risk of cancer, and keeping the heart healthy and helping in weight loss.

Men's Health, Healthy FoodsPurple Veggies: purple potatoes, purple cauliflower, purple broccoli, purple bell peppers, purple kale, all these purple vegetables are high in antioxidants. The purple cauliflower contains added bonus of extra anthocyanin, which is great for your overall well-being. When cooked it turns green. To keep its color, enjoy it raw. Purple cabbage contains double the amount polyphenols than green cabbage. Purple carrots are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. A study found purple carrot juice reversed the conditions created by high carbohydrate diets like pre-diabetes, fat, high blood pressure and liver damage. The purple carrot has 28 percent more antioxidant anthocyanin than orange carrots. Purple potatoes add four times the antioxidants once considered “food of the gods,” It scores as high as kale and brussels sprouts in antioxidants. All these purple veggies are double or more in anti-oxidants than the original color vegetables.

Watermelon seeds: These seeds are low in calories and can be eaten roasted.  One ounce of these seeds contains 158 calories. Magnesium is one of the several minerals found in the seeds and is essential for the body’s function. It contains nerve and muscle function as well as immune, heart, and bone health. The seeds contain ‘good fats’ which protects against heart attack and stroke and lowering levels of “bad” cholesterol.  The many health benefits of watermelon seeds are many and far more healthy than grabbing a bag of unhealthy potato chip or the many unhealthy snacks on the market.

Start the new year with some of these superfoods, and these 3 of the Healthiest Superfoods for 2017 will help in your health and well-being for a new you ready to start anew. Make a plant base diet, the diet of choice in  2017.

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Sr. Contributor: Beverly is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition/SUNY Purchase as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Beverly practices a holistic approach to health and wellness… Change your diet Change your life.

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