Ok, maybe not the best ingredient if you’re planning on close conversations or date night with your partner. But I think we can all agree that it’s an ingredient that complients so many different recipes. Garlic has many different healthy benefits, such as reducing cholesterol and blood pressue due to its anxtiodants that it contains. And eating it raw is even better for you!
Do you remember your parents feeding you more blueberries that usual near exam week? if so, it was for good reason. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that boost your brain power by enhancing healthy interaction between brain cells. Whilst also boosting your immuse system to protect you from life-threatening diseases. Such as, diabetes, obesisity and any other heart related dieases.
Broccolli is a great superfood to add to your meals and there are so many benefits. It gives you protein, fibre, calcium, selenium, magnesium, as well as Vitamins A, C, E, K and B. You can see why it’s a superfood, right? If you want to maintain your beautiful skin and eyesight then add some Brocolli into your weekly meals.
Oats are incredibily nutruious and rich in antiodidants and fibre. They offer countless health benefits! If you’re looking for a food that will keep you full to help weight loss, then oats are a great choice. They also help improve blood sugar, protect from cholesterol damage, and prevent the risk of heart disease. So why not make oats and fresh fruits part of your morning routine? It”s tasty and nutrious so you won’t regret it.
How d’ya like your eggs in the morning? with a kiss? scramble, fried, boiled? Believe it or not, eggs are amongst the most nutritious foods known to man. They are a great source of protein, vitamins, fats (good ones) and various different nutrients. To be specific, they contain iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, Vitamin E, A, B2, B12, B5 and Selenium – and that’s just to name a few. So, adding eggs to your weekly diet is a great healthy idea, just don’t add too much salt or fat. Frying is the unhealtiest way to cook them, so if you’re on a strict diet, boil or poach them.
Those dark leafy greens are always a good idea. Spinach contains many important nutrients that our body needs, such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin K. They provide iron, protein and minerals too. If you want your skin and hair looking fabulous (who doesn’t?) then chuck some spinach into your diet. Whether it’s with your breakfast, in a salad or blended into a smoothie, you will feel the benefits.
Where can we start with salmon? it has SO many health benefits that are too good to ignore. It’s an fantastic source of protein and provides all 9 essential amino acids – histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. As well as different vitamins and minerals. So if you fancy something fishy, salmon is a great choice.
If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious snack, grab a bag of almonds. They are rich in nutrients which help protect the heart and reduce the risk of many heart related diseases. They contain vitamin E, copper, managense, phytosterols. So, blend some with your smoothies, sprinkle them over your pancakes or add them to your salads. Whatever way you want to eat them, just get them into your diet somehow.
Another dark leafy green that is so beneficial to your health. It contains a wide range of nutrients such as fibre, antioxidants, calcium, vitamin C and K, iron and many more. In fact, it’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods that we can add to our diet. A good enough reason to eat it, eh? It’s very common for people to despise the taste of kale, if this is the case for you, then we recommend blending it into a smoothie or juice with overpowering flavours (such as ginger).
Sweet potatos deserve a spot of the superfood list. They contain iron, calcium, vitamins (B, C and D), magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and many more nutrients. Switch up your usual fries at restuarants for sweet potatos ones, just as tasty and a whole lot more benefical for your health! They are not only great for weight loss but also maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.