While most of us have heard of superfoods, you may not know exactly what they are. This category of foods has no clear definition, but according to EatingWell, they are multitaskers – packed with disease-fighting nutrients – delivered in a delicious form. Here are some examples of superfoods:
Canned fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are all good options. Bulgur is a 100% whole grain and is naturally high in fiber and other nutrients. And if you are short on time, you can always make your own muffins. Apples are among the healthiest fruits and need very little care. To keep them fresh, you can freeze them whole and place them in the refrigerator’s crisper drawer. Another good idea is to put them in a glass container with water and add some honey or pineapple juice.
Canned vegetables have a long shelf life. They contain beta carotene, an antioxidant that helps maintain healthy vision and immune system. Carrots can be baked whole or diced into fries. Sweet potatoes can be kept in a glass jar or plastic bag. They are also good sources of beta carotene and vitamin A. You can store them for two to five years.