March is National Nutrition Month so celebrate by indulging in some superfoods while boosting immunity and reducing inflammation.
“Scientists are always conducting research to study the effect of foods on fighting disease,” said Gayle Gasparon, RDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager. “It’s been proven that eating a well-balanced diet can keep you healthy and help combat disease.”
Superfoods are high in nutritional density which means they provide a substantial amount of nutrients with few calories.
“Superfoods contain a high volume of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants,” said Gasparon. “Antioxidants help defend cells from damage and help reduce the risk of many diseases including heart disease and certain cancers.”
Include these superfoods in any diet for a boost in immunity:
Berries — Packed with antioxidants; help memory, prevent cancers, and reduce heart disease
Beets — Nutrient-rich in potassium; help with detoxing, reduce hypertension, control diabetes, and reduce colon cancer
Cruciferous Veggies — Rich in beta-carotene, Vitamin C and minerals; help lower the risk of some cancers
Salmon — Full of Omega 3 fatty acids; reduces inflammation and lowers heart disease
Nuts —High in protein, fiber and unsaturated fatty acids; aid in weight loss and lower cholesterol