Please welcome Valerie Johnston to the Taste and Savor Blog. Today she is sharing some super info on super foods. Hope you enjoy reading her post as much as I did! Valerie Johnston is a
health and fitness writer located in East Texas. With ambitions of one day
running a marathon, writing for
ensures she keeps up-to-date on all of the
latest health and fitness news.

A “super food” is a food that people categorize as
being extraordinarily healthy and good for the body. There are many different
opinions about which foods should be counted as super
and which should not, but the following ones are found pretty much
across the board: beans, salmon, walnuts, tomatoes, yogurt, pumpkins, broccoli,
soy, tea, spinach, turkey, blueberries, and oats.
These foods are all on the list for different reasons. Some
have superior antioxidants while others may provide a great amount of vitamins
or omega-3’s. However, these foods are all most definitely very delicious and
nutritious; and, when prepared correctly, can add flavor and pizzazz to any
Go a Little Crazy
Sometimes these super healthy foods can even be made into
some super scrumptious desserts. One of the most fun ways to prepare these
foods is actually by making up recipes. Some people might not feel totally
comfortable making up recipes or throwing together crazy concoctions, but often
trying new things is the most fun way to discover some of the greatest and best
One way to go about this process is to just let loose and go
a little bit crazy. A person can take two or three of his or her favorite super
foods and think of a great way to combine them. For example, people might want
to take a popular recipe for granola bars and transform it into a delicious
oat, walnut, and yogurt bar. By simply replacing some of the ingredients with
super foods, they can create a delicious spin on an old classic treat.
If people feel more comfortable with their culinary skills,
they might even want to branch out a little more and totally invent a meal
that’s all their own. This is always a fun way to discover what individuals
like, and probably also what they do not like. Not only can one do this on his
or her own, but making new foods with someone else can also be a great date
idea or a fun thing to try with the kids.
Super Healthy
Super foods are also a wonderful way to live a healthier
lifestyle. Many people do not get nearly enough nutrition in their diets, and
super foods can be a way to make up for their lack of healthy foods on a daily
basis. By implementing more super food items into their diets, people are able
to maintain a balanced immune and digestive system more easily than if they did
not eat any of these foods at all.
Super Accessible
Another great thing the above super foods is that they are
all very easily accessible and available for almost anyone. Just about everyone
can make it to a local grocery store or farmer’s market, both of which are
providers of most, if not all, of those specific foods. Also, they can all be
found at relatively low prices. If they seem to be too expensive, though, one
might want to consider searching for the foods at other stores and comparing
Often times, specialty whole foods and organic stores will
have a lot higher prices than the local grocery store. So, if one is
comfortable shopping at an average grocery store, he or she could actually end
up saving a lot of money and still getting high quality and delicious foods.
Super Snackable
A final bonus for super foods is their ability to be taken
as individual products and eaten as snacks on the go. Walnuts, blueberries, and
many other of these foods are very portable and do not require any preparation
to be eaten. This is great for things like lunches or snacks at work or in the
car. It is also very useful for kids, not to mention healthy for them too. For
all these reasons and more, super foods truly are super.  

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