One of the things we love about El Paso is that most of us care about our health and overall fitness! It’s incredible how even though we don’t live near a beach or have typical “LA Fitness” type gyms we have a ton of gyms and a ton more of health-conscious individuals. I just love that! As a vegan, its motivates me to keep spreading the word about maintaining a clean and healthy body just as well as we should maintain a clean and healthy home for us and our loved ones. Now that we have been quarantined, my family has been trying really hard to not let any foods go to waste and after a friend of ours asked about healthy food spots that could be open I thought ” why not just go and make something up from your fridge!” I could make a bet that she had what she wanted even if she didn’t know what yet exactly. So here it is… You’re at home right now, reading this – hopefully you get to walk to your fridge and get to see the same opportunities I see 🙂
The easiest and most straightforward way of giving yourself energy, preserving your body and losing weight is probably available at your neighborhood food store, or it might even be buried in your kitchen. Don’t be alarmed, be excited. Just how they say, even if your goal is to get abs – that is also found in the grocery store and your kitchen.
El Paso has many options for where to get our superfoods and they have long been the highlight of any discussion about health or healthy food in many places and circles I have been part of. At Honest Maids, we even use some of those ingredients to make cleaning products with. Give us a call at 915-540-4400 to schedule a cleaning visit from our team.
Many health experts from around the world have been advocating for the incorporation of superfoods into our diets, and some say that merely adding a few of them to your daily menu is enough to provide your wellbeing with an instant boost.
What is there in superfoods that makes them so desirable?
- High levels of essential nutritional elements (like protein, minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and more).
- Very high doses of antioxidants.
- They are easily absorbed and digested.
- They are beneficial to every body system.
- Beauty enhancing: for a glowing skin, shiny hair and sparkling eyes.
- Improve body and soul balance.
Between Yams and Acai Berries
Some of these superfoods are rightly considered exotic, and are only available in health food stores. Among these, you can find acai berries (that come from the Amazon rain forests), goji berries (another rare fruit), Spirulina (a miracle working seaweed) and others. The good news is that most of the superfoods are far more accessible than we thought, and as a matter of fact, they are already available at our house. Despite the fact, that some of these healthy foods are underneath our noses, we do not consume them on a regular basis. That’s simply outrageous in my book.
Among the superfoods, you can find at the nearest market or supermarket you can find: legumes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, quinoa, salmon, dark chocolate (with more than 70% cacao), and many green leaves – the greener they are, the healthier they are. For this reason, kale has become the object of such legendary tales, that have turned it into the unofficial king of superfoods. Spinach, mangold, and Bok choy are high on this list as well.
Changing to a Healthier Diet, Easily
Apparently, turning to a superfood-rich diet is super simple, and super healthy: replacing processed foods or less healthy foods by superfoods, will not only grant our body important nutritional values, but will also provide energy and assistance to the different body systems. Some of them even boost the discharge of mood-improving hormones.
Know Your Superfood
Consuming superfoods as part of your daily menu not only necessitates a recognition in their importance, but also learning about the different kinds of superfoods, their values and the optimal ways to make them.
It is also recommended to test a variety of superfoods to see which one of them is having the best effect on you.
You can find many recipes throughout the web that concentrate on superfoods, and much more information on the nutritional values of specific superfoods you’re interested in. The only thing left for you to do is get informed, find your favorite superfood recipe and start cooking!