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I’m super excited to share part 2 with you guys, and I know you’re going to love it! Last time I wrote, I shared all the need-to-know facts about an aspect of your life that is going to make you all more attractive and proactive—superfoods! We learned about what makes a superfood and how important antioxidants are for our bodies. If you didn’t get a chance to read part 1, make sure you go back and read it to give the intro for this awesome post.

So this post is going to be a list of two of my favorite superfoods and what makes them just so super! I’m going to borrow some of the information from Dr. Frank Lipman and his wellness website. Whether you’re on here as a member of Optimized’s family looking for Utah health insurance or student health insurance, or if you’re a first-timer, I know you’re going to love these superfoods!


  1. Cruciferous Vegetables

What does that mean? It means it’s related to the cabbage family of vegetables. Here’s your Latin lesson of the day! The name of this vegetable family comes from the Latin word “cruciferae” which means “cross-bearing”. The name refers to the shape of the petals on the plants, which make a four-pointed cross shape. Ok, now let me introduce you to these healthy humdingers. Some of the most common cruciferous veggies are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and kale. These powerhouse vegetables are known to be rich in vitamins C, E, and K, folate, and other minerals, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI also linked these veggies to help prevent cancer in rats and mice, and studies in humans have shown mixed results.

So next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure to stock up on these super vegetables!


  1. Avocados

Avocados have got to be one of my favorite foods of all time. They’re such a delicious and creamy addition to an attractive, proactive lifestyle. I have often heard people shy away from avocados because they are fatty, but avocados have all the good fats! Yes, there are definitely healthy fats out there, and avocados are full of them. Not only do they have healthy fats, but they are full of good vitamins and minerals as well. So there’s no need to back off from the guacamole, but maybe try some veggies for dipping instead of the chips.

Try avocado in different ways than you have before—it makes a great substitute for butter on toast when you mash and salt it. It helps make a shake or smoothie creamier and goes great alongside lots of other foods.

These two superfoods are going to rock your attractive, proactive world, and I can’t wait to bring you some more superfoods when I continue the series soon!