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The Superfoods You Need to Add Into Your Diet

The Superfoods You Need to Add Into Your Diet

Our Earth is filled with such an abundance of natural and nutrient-rich superfoods. So, why not try adding all of these into our daily diets? Here is our breakdown of the top superfoods for anybody's health regime.

 

1. Avocado

Avocadoes are loaded with so many benefits for your all-round health and appearance. Surprisingly, many shy away from this superfood due to its fat content. Little do they know, that in order to burn body fat, you need to be consuming lots of good fats! The mono-unsaturated fat content in avocado is what makes it the superfood that it is. Dietary fat provides long-lasting energy that our body needs, which is more beneficial than the quick energy spikes we get from carbohydrates. Avocadoes are also loaded with nutritious vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy-weight management, making it the perfect weight loss food!

2. Berries

Not only do berries taste amazing, but they are one of the best superfoods for promoting weight loss, heart health and fighting cancer! They contain lots of water and fibre, which will fight hunger spikes and keep you fuller for longer. In particular, blueberries are fantastic for weight management since they are rich in anti-oxidants which are linked to the burning of belly fat. I try to include 1 cup of blueberries every day into my diet – adding them onto pancakes, or in smoothies or fruit salads!

3. Quinoa

Pronounced keen-wah, this superfood is perfect for those wanting to build and maintain muscle! They are a complete protein food, and contains all the nine essential amino acids that our bodies can’t produce themselves. With its generous protein and nutrition content, and dose of healthy fats, quinoa is the perfect addition to anyone’s health regime!

4. Kale

If you haven’t already added kale into your diet, then you need to! Kale is one of the most nutrition-dense superfoods there is. It tops most other fruits and veggies in terms of nutrition, providing more anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals than most other produce. Adding kale into your meals will help boost your metabolism and provide an incredible hit of protein, fibre and vitamin C – all promoting healthy weight management.

5. Cinnamon

This delicious spice boasts numerous medicinal properties that helps fight diabetes, cancer and heart disease. It is one of the healthiest spices available with its high concentration of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that its effects are seen from just consuming half a teaspoon daily. This is the perfect sweetener substitute for your coffees, smoothies and desserts!

6. Turmeric

This bright yellow spice has long been used in Chinese, Indian, Asian and African medicine practices. It is known for its ability to fight a variety of health issues, from joint relief and body aches, to cancer. Turmeric is filled with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that beneficial for all-round long-term health. Try adding turmeric to your cooking or smoothies, to add a rich hit of flavour.

7. Walnuts

The health benefits of walnuts are endless! They include fighting stress, cancer, promoting heart and brain health, improving the appearance of your skin. Walnuts are an incredible source of dietary fat, protein and are concentrated in rare and potent anti-oxidants. Adding these into your diet is the perfect way to promote healthy weight loss, due to their incredible source of good fats! I love adding crushed walnuts in my salad, morning oats or even just by themselves as a snack!

8. Chia

Chia is among the most nutritious foods that our plant has made available to us! It provides a solid source of fibre, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and loads more micro-nutrients. The fat profile, protein and calcium content also make chia a top choice for vegetarians and vegans. Add chia into your diet by preparing delicious chia puddings! Click here to check out our recipe for healthy strawberry chia puddings.

 

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