Power Foods List Of Products You Can Easily Get At Your Local Supermarket
Though there are plenty of other and maybe stronger powerfoods around, like acai berry and all those other mystery fruits of the jungle, the reason I created this power foods list is to show you how your source of fresh, canned and frozen powerfood can be just around the corner in your local supermarket. No need to go looking in specialized stores or health magazines for the latest cry in health food. The best stuff is within grasp! And very affordable too.
The list is a mix of foods that are good for the heart, help lose weight, build and tone muscle, and finally -to prevent you losing your mind from all this magic – to keep your brain fit.
Other than that, there’s no first place to be won here, as I put the foods in order of daytime to consume. Nobody eats a herring for breakfast unless they are Dutch or a drunken sailor
Of course we could make this list longer and better, but that wouldn’t prove my point any more than it does this way. However if you feel the power foods list is too short, feel free to add your two cents in the comments section.
10 Healthy, Powerful Foods You Can Eat From Sunrise To Sunset
Perfect for starting the day with. Its sour taste comes from the healthy bacterial cultures used to make yoghurt and the lactic acids.
These ‘friendly ‘ bacteria give yoghurt a series of health benefits:
- reduce the risk of colon cancer
- strengthen the immune system
- Build muscle: Yoghurt has the ability to optimize the absorption of proteins and combined with exercise this will enhance your muscle growth.
Blueberries have the highest antioxidant density and diversity of all fruits and vegetables we consume. These anti-aging properties are used in Alzheimer treatments, weight loss diets and more. Blueberries are very good for the brain, immune system, and skin. They’re packed with vitamins.
Wild blueberries are sweeter and look darker on th inside. Cultivated blueberries are whitish on the inside. This does not make a big difference when it comes to the health benefits though. Both kinds are equally healthy.
Grapefruit is an amazing fat burner. Doctors stated that 2-3 glasses of grapefruit juice per day will shed your pounds like crazy! And all without any exercise program or diet. That’s some powerful stuff!
Other than that, just like blueberries, grapefruits are rich in antioxidants.
Some health benefits:
- prevent kidney stones
- lower cholesterol
- repairs damaged dna . Naringenin is the magical substance here
- reduces the risk of several forms of cancer because of a high concentration of Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in red fruits like tomatoes and watermelon.
Apart from being crammed with vitamins, the biggest health benefits come from lycopene (again.)
What makes this food a powerfood is due to its richness in amino acids. These increase blood circulation and build muscle. Watermelon is a must on any fitness enthusiasts’ and bodybuilders’ diet.
Don’t you love garlic? Here’s a couple more reasons to eat more garlic
- strengthen the immune system
- rich in sulfites
- increases circulation
- good for the heart and stamina
- Aphrodisiac? Well, it’s a bit of a quack story and a bit truth really. It increases stamina that’s for sure…
Whether frozen, canned or fresh. Any kind of bean is good for you. Just not the jelly bean..
Beans are rich in protein, which is good for muscle development. They are low in fat, which make them fit in any diet program. They’re rich in Vitamin B and tend to regulate blood sugar levels.
Being a member of the Allium family, the onion has a healthy (and smelly) reputation. Raw onions are perfect for a bodybuilder diet as it increase testosterone levels significantly. A study on rats who were given raw onion juice for three weeks showed a testosterone increase of 300%!
Not to worry ladies, you won’t grow a beard from eating onions.
Onions are -just like garlic- rich in antioxidants, sulphites and vitamins. Increased circulation and heart benefits are among the many health benefits onions bring.
Lycopene! There she is again. And some facts that will make you love tomatoes even more:
- canned tomatoes are just as health as fresh tomatoes
- tomato puree has three times the concentration of lycopene found in fresh tomatoes
- rich in Vitamin C
- versatile fruit
This one has to be on our list. If only to justify my own consumption to my wife
Whether alcohol-free or not, both have the same health benefits:
- polyphenol: these are antioxidants that are good for skin and hair
- beer reduces the risk of strokes
- beer relaxes the body and reduces stress
- beer contains HDL cholesterol, a healthy cholesterol that fights heart disease
- Non fat: Beer bellies are not because of too much beer. Beer increases appetite and this could be a reason why people call it beer belly.
Herring, powerfood of the vikings
Herring is rich in creatine. Creatine increases strength and is a much-loved component for body building food supplements.
Rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
This is one more food with which it doesn’t matter if you eat it fresh, smoked, canned or pickled. The health benefits stay the same. This makes it a really interesting food for a winter diet.
Combined with a reasonable amount of exercise, products like these can work wonders on your health, strength and overall fitness. They are easy to get, easy to cook with and have all the benefits of food and vitamin supplements integrated.
Consistency is key, as in all of my recommendations. Cut down on processed foods and meat, embrace fresh food and keep it simple.