Friday, March 14, 2014

7-Day Superfood Meal Plan

The word “Superfood” might just be a marketing term coined to describe and categorize certain foods but the term has been apt name for most foods that are labeled of it. Most superfoods are known for their great health benefits but what distinguish them from other nutritional foods is they contain specific components, anti-oxidants mostly, which is deemed helpful for certain medical conditions.

Superfoods are powerhouse foods. Although these benefits are known to some, others still find it hard to include these kinds of foods in their diet. Mostly because there is no specific plan for these meals, and two, some may take time and ingenuity to be prepared.  

7 Day Suggested Superfood Plan

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day  4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Oatmeal  sprinkled           7 with Chia and Banana

Shredded wheat, with green tea
Orange juice,
Whole grain toast in 2 slices and 1 teaspoon of peanut butter
Cherry parfait with walnuts and honey. Add ins some Greek yogurt
Baked homemade granola, orange juice
Veggie smoothie, a banana and ½ cup strawberries
Whole grain cereal, soy milk and blueberries
Black bean soup paired with whole wheat pasta.
Have some fruits available.
Tuna whole meal pasta salad
Meatless tortilla casserole, paired with 2 carrots cut in sticks
Black bean burrito with red onion and oregano
Toasted wheat pita and carrot lentil soup
Shrimp chopped salad with avocado, kiwi and corn
Peanut butter sandwich and apple. Add in skim milk

Whole wheat pita with hummus
1 apple

1 orange
1 pear

Coriander Chicken with Brown rice in small serving
Quinoa, Lentil and Mushroofm curry
Tunisian Glazed Carrot and Chickpea salad
Cucumber and tomato salad
Mediterranean tuna toss green salad and 1 sliced carrot.
Asian Shrimp and Basil Noodles
Grilled salmon and avocado

These suggested 7 day Superfood plan though shouldn’t be substituted with a nutritionist recommendation if you have any. This should only serve as a guide and can be modified. There are other superfoods one can add to it but why go for the superfoods? What are the benefits of Superfoods?

Superfood Diet Benefits

1.       It helps cleanse the body. Most superfoods have high levels of enzymes that are anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants help purge the body from all toxins as well as from free radicals that may come from the environment.

2.       Fight certain kinds of diseases. Superfoods are known and studied to help prevent certain diseases. These may include diabetes, certain cancers, high blood, heart disease, obesity and other.

3.       Help in weight loss. Since these superfoods are natural, it may help people stabilize weight, lose the extra flabs and shoo away obesity.

4.       Offers healthy alternative. Superfoods are healthy alternative to processed foods. It can refresh the body, energize it and keep it active. Most processed foods sap the body’s natural energizers.

5.       Maintain some healthy body. Superfood can help you maintain a healthy body. From all its anti-oxidants and other nutrients, superfoods can fight disease, protect the body and strengthen the immune system.

Some superfoods may need to be prepared with care. This makes everything more special, you made it yourself. And this will inspire you and your family to be healthy. And as said, the above are suggestions which may not make up the whole meal plan itself. You can add some personal touches to it.

This guest post is written by Roselen Fernandez, She has written about 7 Day superfood meal plan, also she discussed What are the benefits of Superfoods? And anti-oxidants  health benefits in superfood.  

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