As kids, we all encountered the fundamental question, “If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?” But forget the superheroes. Bring on the superFOODs. Let’s ask the experts: if superheroes could be foods, what would they be and why? Here are all of your childhood idols reincarnated as foods.
It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s the King of Grains! Packed with protein, fiber and essential minerals, quinoa is a gluten-free source of heart-healthy carbs. With a low glycemic index, it won’t spike your blood sugars like other refined grains will. Whether served as its own dish or in a salad, quinoa will make you feel strong and satiated.
Wonder Woman– Kale
Health benefits abound in this leafy nutrition powerhouse. With more iron per calorie than beef and more calcium per calorie than milk, the Queen of Greens is the perfect complement to the King of Grains. Convince your tastebuds with this mouthwatering super-salad.
You don’t need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to improve your agility and flexibility. The sulfur in broccoli helps to form connective tissue, keeping ligaments and tendons supple. Here are 7 quick, yummy ways to seal the deal. Load your plate with broccoli and its fibrous family members and you’ll scale that wall to health in no time.
Batman– Sweet Potato
A vigilante needs superior vision, and sweet potatoes will do the trick. Rich in carotenoids that can be converted into eye-friendly vitamin A, these trusty tubers are just the kind of starch Gotham needs. Furthermore, sweet potatoes are metabolized slowly, making them the perfect grumbling-tummy whisperers. To save on calories but splurge on flavor, try this loaded baked sweet potato recipe!
Ever wonder how Tony Stark nourishes his nifty neurons? I bet salmon is involved. It’s teeming with omega-3 fatty acids that populate the brain and increase the efficiency of cognitive functions. The protein, vitamins and essential minerals also don’t hurt. Stock up on this fine fish to raise your IQ to Stark caliber. Don’t know how to start up your fish habit? Here is one hook, line and dinner.