Superfoods can help improve your immune system, increase energy levels and provide an overall boost to general health.
What better place to start than with the most important meal of the day? Try these three breakfast superfood boosters to infuse more nutritional goodness into your daily diet.
Chia seeds are packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and one ounce provides 5.6 grams of protein. These little seeds are also good for a dose manganese, phosphorus and calcium.
The fiber content in chias may help lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol and slow down the digestion process, prevent rapid increases in blood sugar from occurring. Omega-3s also help keep cholesterol in check, further benefiting heart health.
Stir these antioxidant-rich seeds into yogurt or blend into your favorite smoothie for a tasty filling breakfast treat.
Green powders like chlorella are rich in a multitude of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. What’s more, it’s a complete protein source containing all nine of the essential amino acids.
A 2012 study found that subjects who supplemented with chlorella for 8 weeks showed increased immune activity.
Chlorella also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids known to benefit eye health.
Add a scoop to water, juice or your favorite green smoothie.
Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast with a nutty, cheesy flavor that has become wildly popular among vegans.
Nutritional yeast is packed with B vitamins (including B12) to help support healthy immune and nervous systems. Vitamin B12 is not naturally occurring in plant foods, so vegans need to supplement to prevent a deficiency which could lead to fatigue, weakness and even depression.
Referred to as “nooch,” the savory seasoning can be sprinkled onto eggs or toast for a delicious, nutrient-rich boost of flavor.