health and fitness

How to discover your own Superfoods

Superfoods are often a scam. Don’t waste your money on fancy green powders, just use this tool to find your Superfoods.

We all experience different benefits or adverse reactions to various kinds of foods. One “Superfood” may work for someone and not at all for you. But there is a simple way to figure out what your personal Superfoods are and how they can benefit you to get the most out of them.

Everyone in the health and fitness industry is raving about superfoods these days and to be honest, it’s usually just a marketing ploy designed to get you to buy a product (this magical green powder has 79 fruits and vegetables and only costs $100!!!). Fresh, whole foods have various benefits but in reality each one of us is different and since foods impact all of us differently it is good to know which ones are best for us and why.

Here is a tool you can use to discover your own Superfoods that doesn’t require you to submit your DNA to a corporation.
Create a Food Journal

Start a food journal to check in on how you feel before, during, and after you eat. You should make sure to wait an hour or so after you eat to see how you feel. You can tailor it to fit your needs but here are a few questions to ask yourself before and after eating:

1. What is your current mood (prior to eating)?

2. What is your energy level rated 1-10 prior to eating (10 meaning the most energy)?

3. What is your energy level rated 1-10 an hour after eating?

4. Do you feel any sort of adverse reaction (stomach ache, migraine, etc)?

Recording how you feel will quickly start to reveal how foods affect you and will really make you be more mindful as to what you are putting in your body.

Starting a food journal isn’t just great for discovering your Superfoods, it can also make us pay a lot more attention to the type and quality of foods we are eating and can even help you cut out bad foods (like cookies, it’s cookies for me).

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This GrowthHack was contributed by Keegan
This GrowthHack was contributed by Keegan

Keegan is a Senior AI Project Manager and a personal growth and development advocate. Give him a follow!

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