10 Essential Superfoods from the paleo diet

 Workout of the Day for Saturday August 10, 2013

In teams of 2, 3, or 4; Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 30 minutes of:
9 Deadlifts (155/95 pounds )
12 Push-ups
15 Box jumps (24″/20″)

Selection below taken from: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/1-10449-10/10-essential-superfoods-from-the-paleo-diet.html

 

 

Grass-fed beef

Besides being leaner than its conventionally raised counterpart, grass-fed beef offers 15 fewer calories per ounce and a hefty serving of omega-3s, which can lower inflammation. Eating grass-fed beef provides you with CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which may help burn fat. Since grass-fed cattle tend to be healthier during their lives, risks of foodborne bacteria are lower than in conventional beef.

 

 

 

Pasture-raised egg yolks

How wonderful is nature to give you vitamin B12, vitamin D, riboflavin and folate in the most delicious little package? Not only does the yolk provide you with the preceding nutrients, it’s also one of the best sources of choline, necessary for heart and brain function and in preventing the accumulation of fat and cholesterol in the liver. The high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in yolks also protect your eyes.

 

 

Coconut oil

Coconut oil can help fend off viruses and bacteria that cause us to get sick, along with helping to rid the body of harmful yeast, fungus and candida. The oil is also known to improve blood sugar regulation, increase metabolism, aid in digestion, and assist in absorbing fat-soluble vitamins.

 

 

 

 

Wild salmon

Eating wild-caught salmon can help protect you from contamination such as pesticides and persistent organic pollutants found in farm-raised salmon. Wild-caught salmon provides higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, essential amino acids, and vitamins A, D, B and E than its farm-raised relatives.

 

 

 

 

Dark chocolate

Very high in antioxidants, dark chocolate may lower your risk of heart disease, and reduce inflammation. Make sure you invest in a high-quality chocolate and keep it over 70% cacao for the most flavonoids.

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee

For those of you that can tolerate the caffeine, coffee does more than jump-start your day. It can promote brain function, memory, and energy levels. It provides a heavy dose of antioxidants, increases metabolism, and improves athletic performance. Stick to one cup a day. For a morning treat, try blending your coffee with grass-fed butter or coconut oil for a super nutrient jolt!