6 Super Foods You Should Eat Daily

Knowing which foods you should eat daily can help you make wiser food choices. But knowing WHY you should eat them, makes those choices easier. There is something magical that happens when you eat these daily. 


Greens include things such as Kale, book choy, broccoli and brussel sprouts. They provide so many nutrients including phytochemicals which help protect cells from damage that may lead to cancer. Leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense of all foods. Your goal should be 1 pound per day which only has a whopping 100 calories per pound. Eat all you want!


Beans are known as resistant starch, an excellent source of carbohydrates. These beauties digest slowly which makes it an excellent source of carbohydrate for diabetics and those who are wanting to shed weight. The cool part is it helps you feel full longer. Eating beans, peas and lentils at least twice a week has been found to decrease colon cancer by 50%. Legumes provides protection against oral, larynx, pharynx, stomach, and kidney cancers.


Onions have lots of beneficial things like flavonoids, antioxidants, quercetin, anthocyanin etc. All of the benefits of onions will do awesome stuff from promote cell death in colon cancer cells, reduce inflammation, detoxify carcinogens, limit cancer cell growth and block angiogenesis. 


Mushrooms are very unique. There are a variety to choose from: White, cremini, Portobello, oyster, shiitake, maitake and reishi. Mushrooms contain anti-cancer benefits not to mention all the other health benefits such as lowers risk of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. There is a Chinese study that shows women who ate 10 grams of fresh mushrooms each day had a 64% DECREASED risk of breast caner! 


Got a sweet tooth? This is a great replacement for sugar! Berries contain vitamin, minerals, antioxidants, slow and/or stop cell damage, reduce inflammation, boost immunity, fight heart disease, balance blood glucose, lower blood pressure and more. Try adding berries to your smoothie and don’t forget, berries can be an excellent addition to salads!

Seeds are super foods too! Just make sure not to sit around and eat an entire bag! Chia is a great seed to add to your morning smoothie or soaked oats. 2 tablespoons has almost 10 grams of fiber! Pumpkin seeds are a good source of magnesium which supports your heart health, energy levels, and muscle support. If you’re like me, I don’t care for fish, so Flax Seeds or Hemp Seeds can provide the needed omega-3 fatty acids for my heart. Sunflower seeds are great in salads about 1 ounce provides 1/2 of your daily needs for vitamin E. 

Information courtesy of Carolyne Johnson