Those enjoying luxury independent living in El Cajon will probably find themselves looking for great ways to spend that extra time indoors. The good news is that the Coronavirus pandemic won’t last forever, and those who are self-isolating or quarantining still can take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to experiment with what they eat.
The superfoods listed below are not only celebrated for their immune boosting properties, helping those enjoying independent living in El Cajon to feel their best, but are also just super nutritionally dense. In order for a food to qualify as a superfood, it has to be extra high in vitamins and minerals.
This means that a lot of these delicious nutritional wonders listed below are not just good for the immune system, but can contribute to maintaining an overall sense of health and vitality. Many of them have heart, memory and pain relieving properties as well, so unless food allergies are involved, there is really no way to go wrong when it comes to finding fun ways to integrate these delicious treats into a daily diet plan.
The good news is that they are also easy to find a local supermarket, and easy to integrate into simple at-home cooking as well.
So who’s ready to start trying some delicious new foods that will help them feel their best? Try asking for these easy to prepare superfoods with that next grocery order.
1. Goji Berries
Goji berries, otherwise known as wolfberries, are a vitamin-dense berry that originated in China. They have been consumed in many Asian cultures for centuries, but only recently have become more popular in Western markets.
These bright red dried berries might be a bit sour to eat on their own, but make a great addition to smoothies, muesli or salads. They are packed with everything from vitamin C, fiber, iron, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, zinc and some great immune boosting antioxidants as well as plenty of other trace elements and minerals. No wonder they are commonly associated with longevity and vitality in Eastern cultures!
Most people are probably familiar with cooking with garlic. However, some people enjoying independent senior living in El Cajon might only be comfortable with using it in it’s dry form.
While dried garlic certainly is convenient, it does lose a lot of it’s nutritional potency through the drying process, and will often contain a lot of salt and unhealthy additives. However, rest assured that even in its dried form, garlic still has plenty of wonderful health benefits to offer.
It turns out that garlic isn’t just handy for warding off vampires. In fact, this durable root has been celebrated across the globe for it’s powerful nutritional benefits, especially its amazing ability to ward off illness. So why is garlic so good at finding viruses and pathogens? Well, mostly because it is packed full of powerful antioxidants that work to naturally strengthen the body’s inbuilt defense system.
That’s not all though. Studies have shown that eating garlic is also associated with lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well, so anybody enjoying active adult living in Santee should definitely feel free to indulge.
Of course, the fact that garlic is just so darn flavorful and delicious makes it easy to consume. It is a staple in many classic dishes. The fresh version is also super easy to cook with and more nutritionally potent, so those who are accustomed to eating dried garlic might want to take advantage of the extra time spent at home to level up those culinary skills and make the switch.
There is no need to be hipster to get on-board with kale. This gorgeous winter vegetable adapts itself easily to almost any climate zone and makes a wonderful addition to an at-home garden for anybody enjoying independent senior living in El Cajon.
Much like other dark leafy greens such as spinach, collard greens and swiss chard, kale is super high in all those wonderful vitamins and minerals that help people to feel their best. However, this durable vegetable also boosts an exceptionally high antioxidant count that makes it an uber-delicious way to give a tired immune system a much needed boost.
As an added bonus, consuming kale has also been proven effective in helping to prevent and minimize the effects of both arteriosclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease alike. It can be thrown raw into a smoothie, blanched to make a delicious salad, baked to make a delicious chip alternative, steamed as a side or integrated into an endless amount of popular recipes, so committing to more kale also makes for a great excuse to start getting more creative in the kitchen.
Jumping back on the ultra-healthy root train, no superfood list would be complete without diving into the wonderful medicinal and healing virtues of ginger.
Once again, this is another kitchen essential that a lot of people might be more accustomed to using in its dried form, but when it comes to milking the most flavor and immune-boosting benefits out of this delicious, aromatic household staple, the fresher the better.
Ginger is super versatile, and has been used medicinally in Asian cultures for thousands of years to help fight off seasonal illness before it takes hold. It’s inflammation, pain and nausea relieving properties can help with various ailments, and ginger tea is an excellent tonic for anybody who might be feeling a bit less energetic than usual.
Ginger is super versatile to cook with. It tastes great raw in smoothies, or can be simmered with garlic to give a wide variety of dishes a bright and lightly spicy flavor. It also makes a great addition to jams, juices, and even works great as meat flavoring. Slice it up and steep it in hot water to prepare a wonderfully invigorating and yummy caffeine-free tea.
These delectable sweet purplish berries might taste like candy, but they are also one of the most powerful immune-boosting foods in existence. They are well known for their potent antioxidant properties, but also are packed with vitamin C, potassium and loads of other healthy stuff.
They make for a wonderful snack on their own, but also taste great in oatmeal, muesli, smoothies, salad and baking, so don’t worry about skimping on these delicious treats.
These wonderful superfoods are fantastic immune system boosters, but no matter what those benefiting active senior living santee choose to consume, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise are the essential building blocks to feeling great.