Power foods: Make your calories count

The ultimate nutrient dense foods are what some consider “power foods.”  Power foods pack in the most nutrients per calorie.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nuts, seeds, olives and their natural oils: peanuts, almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazel nuts, sesame seeds, flaxseeds
  • Red, yellow, orange, and blue fruits and vegetables: apples, tomatoes, watermelon, berries, oranges, kiwifruit, sweet and chili peppers, grapes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, mango, butternut squash
  • Cruciferous and green vegetables: spinach, kale, broccoli, watercress, greens, bok choy, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, avocados
  • Whole Grains: especially oatmeal and quinoa
  • Beans and peas: black beans, kidney beans, yellow split peas, chickpeas, lentils
  • Wild fatty fish: sardines, wild salmon, tuna
  • Onions, garlic, and mushrooms
  • Soy: edamame, miso, tempeh
  • Dairy products: especially fermented; for example, yogurt
  • Tea: especially green tea

Power foods – superfoods or “the world’s healthiest foods” – provide the most band for your buck!

REMEMBER: When taking in calories, make them count.

As a helpful resource, I have lots of articles on healthy ingredients and recipes that you can implement into your daily life.

If you’d like to dig deeper into my journey of discovering God’s plan for health and wellness, check out my book, Made For Paradise: God’s Original Plan for Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Rest.