Who needs those fancy (hard-to-find and pricey) superfoods? Summer’s best fruits and vegetables are packed with all the healing nutrients you need. Here are five of our favorites, with simple recipes for any occasion.
It’s loaded with beta-carotene, lutein, and other antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, and protect eye health. Plus, it’s rich in vitamins C and K, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.
Mango – A sweet summer superfood
It’s packed with polyphenol antioxidants, including mangiferin to protect against inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other diseases.
It’s also an excellent source of vitamins B6, C, E, and K, plus beta-carotene, fiber, and potassium.
Looking to improve your skin? This superfood is known for cleaning your skin from the inside out. Many see improved pores and overall skin condition.
As a cruciferous vegetable, it’s high in compounds that reduce inflammation and protect against a variety of cancers. And it’s rich in beta-carotene, lutein, and vitamins C and K.
Wild Mushrooms – A nutrient packed superfood
They’re loaded with compounds that reduce inflammation, support immune health, and protect against cancer.
Shiitakes protect heart health, and lion’s mane has cognitive benefits. And mushrooms are the only plant-based source of naturally occurring vitamin D.
The options for adding this superfood to your meals are endless. Below is a recipe to add a tasty upgrade to your summer burgers.
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They’re an excellent source of polyphenol antioxidants that support immune health, reduce inflammation, and lower the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases.
And they’re rich in vitamin C, folate, and fiber. Check out the link below for a tasty five step tart recipe.
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