Check out this list of tasty and sweet superfoods!
Super foods are seriously one of the best things you can eat with all the crazy nutritional content a significant amount of these foods have. However, are there sweet foods out there that are essentially “sweet super foods”? Can we actually eat something sweet that actually is healthy for us?
Unsurprisingly, there are many foods that are sweet to the tooth and good for the body. Super foods, by definition, are foods that are extremely nutrient rich and greatly contribute to one’s health. The following super foods will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but give you the nutrients your body needs to carry on through the day.
1. Kiwi- I personally love eat these fruits, despite their weird fuzzy skin. These fruits are juicy and sweet and are always a good treat, especially during this summer heat. However, kiwi’s aren’t just your typical sweet fruit, they are packed with stuff that are good for your body. Kiwi’s have all your daily requirements of Vitamin C you need and are jam packed with antioxidants that help prevent cancer and other potentially dangerous diseases. Among other things, kiwi gives you a heaping serving of other vitamins such as vitamin A and E as well as potassium. They’re also juicy and sweet, which is the perfect package for this healthy and delicious super food.
2. Cooked Sweet Potatoes, No Extra Sugar- Sweet Potatoes are always a delicious side to your dinner, but sometimes, some recipes call for some additional sugar to be added. Honestly though, this super food is sweet enough once fully cooked. Not only is it naturally delicious and sweet, it has a ton of nutrients that benefit you. Sharing the same nutrients as kiwis, baked sweet potatoes also save you in calorie consumption when comparing it to eating a regular baked potato. Not just that, but having a baked sweet potato helps prevent high blood pressure and bone density loss.
3. Mangosteen- Mangosteen is a bit of an exotic from all the way from Indonesia. Don’t worry though, this fruit is actually pretty delicious and sweet. It looks a bit weird, being purple with a creamy white inside, but the inside actually has hearty amounts of Vitamins A and C as well as tons of antioxidants. It might be hard to find at your local stores, but these fruits have recently become increasingly popular for their nutritional value, so expect to get easier access to these great fruits.
4. Figs- Figs are amazingly sweet and surprisingly good for you. These things are packed with fiber, which help with your digestion. They also contain a lot more calcium, potassium, and iron than your typical fruit. As the other foods listed above, figs contain antioxidants, but they also contain something called pectin, which helps the production and growth of bacteria that help your body.
These foods are definitely great for your summer workout. Not only do they tickle your sweet tooth, but they also keep your body in tip top shape without the fear of eating something that tastes bad. Not just that, but your body will also get a boost of protective vitamins that will help prevent disease in the future. So, consider these foods for your diet, you’ll be happy you did.