6 of The Best Superfoods
There’s lot’s of talk about superfoods these days, are the claims too good to be true?
Most of us know the basics when it comes to eating healthy; we all know that fruit and vegetables will help with a healthier lifestyle.
There’s also plenty of talk about the 5 A DAY which should be a variety of 5 different fruits and vegetables.
There are many benefits from eating the 5 a day:
- Fruit and vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals
- They are an excellent source of fibre and antioxidants
- They can help maintain a healthy weight.
- They may also help reduce heart disease, stroke and some cancers
5 A Day is great but if you want to add even healthier foods to your diet consider some of the following superfoods, these may help you reach even higher levels of health and fitness.
1) Superfood – The Avocado
The Avocado is rich in vitamin C, aids in the digestion and may also improve the skin.
2) Superfood – Garlic
Garlic is an excellent superfood which helps thin the blood, which in turn can prevent blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.
3) Superfood – Broccoli
Broccoli is known to be one of the most nutritious green vegetables, it contains many vitamins and is especially high in both vitamin C and vitamin E, broccoli is also packed with antioxidants.
4) Superfood – Tomatoes
Tomatoes also contain many powerful antioxidants, the main antioxidant is lycopene, especially when tomatoes are cooked more is released, this has been found to help prevent prostate cancer, However, other research contradicts this claim…
5) Superfood – Blueberries
Blueberries are another excellent source of antioxidant, Blueberries also are sited as a rich source of fibre, calcium, vitamin A and C. Recent studies have also suggested that blueberries can help to strengthen your eyesight and reduce cholesterol levels.
6) Superfood – Goji or Wolf Berries
Goji berries have been in the news lately and it is claimed that they are the most nutritionally rich foods on the planet!
They have been a secret ingredient in Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian medicine for centuries.
Goji Berries are a strong antioxidant, they help boost the immune system and contain roughly 500 times more vitamin C then oranges. Goji Berries are also rich in ammo acids, they contain large amounts of vitamins B1, B2 and B6 they also include high amounts of beta carotene.
They can be purchased from most health foods stores, but they can be quite expensive unless purchased in larger qualities.
So there you have it! 6 tasty and healthy Superfoods you can add to your diet, but remember it’s important to eat a range of foods and not just these superfoods. No food is ‘super’ on its own and you will only reap the full benefits if you include these as part of a well balanced diet!