We all want to be healthier right?
Of course we do!
Having a diet that is rich in nutrients is one of the best ways to become an all-round fitter and healthier person. Superfoods are so called because they are amongst the elite foods that pack a lot of nutrients into a single serving.
Here are 5 superfoods to add to your diet that will dramatically improve your health, and are widely available at an affordable price.
Oats are an excellent choice for breakfast as the soluble fibre they provide LOWERS cholesterol and balances blood sugar levels meaning you won’t have an energy crash later in the morning. Just add milk and a handful of fruit and you have one incredibly healthy breakfast that will keep you going until lunch.
Remember those Popeye cartoons where Popeye would eat a can of spinach and develop superhuman strength? Well it’s not too far off the truth! Spinach contains vitamins and minerals that help sharpen your eyesight, strengthen your bones, and even develop your brain! Try switching out lettuce for spinach in your diet and reap the rewards!
An egg is typically only 60-80 calories and is a great source of protein which repairs and builds muscles. Contrary to popular belief there is no evidence they raise cholesterol, there actually IS evidence that they HELP protect against heart disease! It’s also been show they protect against certain types of cancer such as breast cancer. Eggs also contains many essential vitamins and minerals AND help you feel fuller for longer; preventing binge eating. That’s a lot of positives for one small egg!
Avocado contains the kind of healthy fats and nutrients that improve brain power, fight the signs of aging, stop fatigue, and overcome depression. While they are high in calories, like eggs, they can actually help you to lose weight by making you feel fuller.
Imagine the benefits of a salad containing avocado, spinach and egg. WOW!
Yogurt contains good bacteria which greatly improves your digestion system. The digestive system can take-up up to 60% of your bodies resources which is why it’s so important to keep it in good health. As well as boosting your digestive health, yogurt also helps to strengthen teeth and bones thanks to it’s high levels of calcium and protein. Yogurt can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert at lunch or dinner!
There we have it! 5 superfoods that you should be adding to your shopping list right now.
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By Jon Rhodes