Superfoods: Eat at Least One of These Every Day

Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF magazine

Superfoods are foods that are jam-packed with nutritional benefits. If you want to be fit, healthy and full of energy, you should make it a point to eat at least one of these amazing superfoods every single day. Here are a few with the best benefits.

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Apples
An apple a day can keep weight gain at bay. People who chomped an apple before a pasta meal ate fewer calories overall than those who had a different snack. Plus, the antioxidants in apples may... more 
Apples
An apple a day can keep weight gain at bay. People who chomped an apple before a pasta meal ate fewer calories overall than those who had a different snack. Plus, the antioxidants in apples may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition marked by excess belly fat or an "apple shape."
Eat more Apples are the ideal on-the-go low-calorie snack. For a pie-like treat, chop up a medium apple and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp allspice and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Pop in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. less 
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BERRIES: Eating a cup of berries everyday can help to reduce your risk of many types of cancer due to their high antioxidant content. Plus, since they are high in fiber and relatively low in calories, they are a great food to add to your diet when you are trying to lose weight.

NUTS: Eating a handful (about 1.5 ounces) of nuts each day may reduce your risk of heart disease, research suggests. Studies have also shown that snacking on nuts daily could possibly promote weight-loss due to their fiber content and healthy fats that lend a feeling of satiety.

OATMEAL: This whole-grain contains soluble fiber, and studies have shown that when eaten on a daily basis, oatmeal can help lower your "bad" (LDL) cholesterol. You may think of oatmeal as a breakfast food, but a small bowl can also make the perfect bedtime snack as the carbohydrates in oatmeal promote the release of serotonin, a hormone that helps us relax.

LOW-FAT YOGURT
: Not only does low-fat yogurt provide a solid amount of protein and calcium, it also contains good bacteria called probiotics, which can promote digestive health and even help to reduce bad breath, too. To get the full benefits that probiotics provide, you need to consume them on a daily basis.

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