What is a Super Food

What is a Super Food

“What is a Super Food ?”

Slimming down, toning up and keeping healthy is a common goal among men, especially when bringing in the New Year. But it takes more than just working out to get the desired body. Nutrition plays a critical role in this process and recently many men are turning towards “super food” to help them along the way.

First, what is a super food ? Currently there is no official medical definition. However, Health.com defines it as:-

“nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals.”

An example of a “super food” would be an avocado which is a fruit that is full of monounsaturated fat that raises good cholesterol, lowers the bad and keeps your heart healthy.

Super foods have been known to have many health benefits such as aiding in weight loss, boosting the immune system, delaying aging, illness prevention and overall keeping the body fit.

Though many worry about their general health, more worry tends to be put on weight loss. If you’re interested in dropping the pounds, here are a few of the best super foods to do so according to Health.com.

Black Beans: all the protein without any of the saturated fat that is found in meat.

Oats: burns the fat while boosting the metabolism to burn more calories.

Salmon: you feel full without any of the fat, not to mention it contains loads of protein.

Wine: stops fat from storing up.

Though the benefits of “super foods” are apparent, it would be wise to take caution. Commercials and television advertisements often boast about the ultimate “super food” or the food that will be the cure to all your problems.

Although some foods may have more benefits than others, a well-balanced diet with a variety of foods is the key to healthy living. Just in case there is still some confusion about the question, “ what is a super food,” here is my personal definition. It can be defined as a necessary ingredient in the recipe for good health. Going to the gym and working out like a mad man on steroids may help you in the short run, but if you’re looking for long term health benefits, it can only be achieved through a combination of both exercise and good nutrition.