3 Super-foods you already have at home!
Hey guys! I’m all about making nutrition and wellness as simple as possible here at Tattvum, and one easy way to boost your nutrition is to simply add more of the good stuff!
In today’s post, I’m sharing 3 of my favorite common super-foods that are probably already in your kitchen. You can easily incorporate into your favorite meals, snacks, or smoothies to boost the nutrition content. Keep reading for the list!
What’s a super-food, anyway? Super-foods are called “super” because they boast a very high amount of nutrients in just one small serving. Imagine super-foods as just an ingredient that has A LOT of the good stuff your body needs to feel amazing.
Below I’ve shared 3 of my favorites how they can improve your health and optimize your meals or snacks.
Lemon- A vitamin C rich low sugar fruit that add zing to your meals with both its flavor and vitamin C boost! Try squeezing fresh lemon on greens, in smoothies, on pasta, and on fish/shrimp/chicken/etc. to help increase the absorption of iron, especially non-heme iron from plant-based proteins and plant foods.
Spinach- A fiber-rich dark leafy green rich in vitamins A and K, potassium, B vitamins, and not to mention fiber! Fiber is crucial to keeping our digestive systems happy, i.e. functioning optimally and regularly. Spinach is great raw in smoothies and juices or lightly steamed, roasted, or cooked. I prefer cooked spinach more than raw and recommend you consume it with a healthy fat like coconut oil, avocado, nuts/seeds, etc. to increase the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins in spinach such as vitamins A and K.
Ginger-Anti-Inflammatory action (example: studies have shown relief from arthritis).
Ginger is safe and effective at relieving nausea and vomiting. It has Antioxidant properties and boosts Immunity (helps fight off colds and flu)
Ginger, Lemon & Spinach Smoothie-
1 glass water /coconut water
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1-2 thumb sized chunks fresh ginger
3 tsp. Pumpkin seeds
4-5 fresh spinach leaves
Ice Cubes (optional)