TOP 5 SUPERFOODS YOU MUST
ADD TO YOUR DIET
It’s becoming more and more obvious that people who eat healthy live healthier for longer and have a higher quality of life. Fast food is fast as the name suggests and this is the reason why many of us choose to order out than in. We want to demonstrate why you should be eating in rather than out because you are missing out on some really wholesome foods which have great benefits on health and body. We have listed the top 5 superfoods you must include in your diet. All of the foods in this list are easy to integrate into any diet and have numerous benefits to health which we will also be mentioning. So continue reading.
This may not come to you as a surprise as you may have already heard a lot of good health benefits of drinking green tea and much of it is true. Green tea is great natural fat burner. Taking 1-2 cups is enough to see a good amount of benefits. Drinking green tea helps with digestion, it’s full of antioxidants which protect the body from cell damage this is why it is said to have anti-cancer properties. Green tea also has compounds which helps improve brain function. So the next time you’re about to get that morning coffee get a cup of green tea instead.
Pumpkin seeds are a great addition as a snack, or to add on top of a dish. Pumpkin seeds are full of vitamins and micronutrients which are needed as part of our body’s daily function.
Here is a list of all the nutrients in a handful of pumpkin seeds:
Fiber: 1.7 grams
Carbs: 5 grams
Protein: 7 grams
Fat: 13 grams (6 of which are omega-6s)
Vitamin K: 18% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 33% of the RDI
Manganese: 42% of the RDI
Magnesium: 37% of the RDI
Iron: 23% of the RDI
Zinc: 14% of the RDI
Copper: 19% of the RDI
Pumpkin seed also has antioxidants which protect the body from free radicals which is a toxic by-product of oxygen metabolism which can cause damage to our cells.
This is probably another food which you have heard a lot about. Well, avocado is a great addition in the morning with toast. It's full of vitamin & minerals which boosts the immune system. Avocado has more potassium than banana. Potassium is important for the nerve system, muscle contraction, and helps reduce blood pressure. Avocados have a high concentration of Vitamin K which is great for skin as it improves collagen production and can help prevent premature aging.
Dates are underrated for the great benefits they bring to our bodies. Dates are a great way to start the day instead of a shot coffee. Dates are carb-dense and release energy over a longer period of time than for example coffee which will give you an energy rush for around 1 hour and make you feel a lot worse than before you drunk the cup of coffee. Dates are potassium and fibre dense as well. Fibre is an important part of our digestion. A lack of fibre can have a whole array of health effects on your body’s immune system and digestive system such as constipation, tiredness, nausea and can affect blood sugar.
Berries are great for any season because they can be frozen and can be eaten whenever. Berries are full of antioxidants and have numerous vitamins which are a great boost for your immune system. It helps balance blood sugar levels, fights inflammation, lowers cholesterol, and has naturally occurring properties which may help fight cancer cells. And lastly, they are delicious.
So here we have it. The top 5 foods you must include in your diet. These are very easy to add in to any diet and take almost zero preparation time.