A ‘superfood’ is a food which provides an enormous amount of nutrients which help fight disease and improve your health. Different super foods provide different benefits however it is a good rule of thumb to eat them regularly as part of a balanced diet. A few of the most popular super foods are listed below along with their main benefits:
- Blueberries – Believe it or not this small fruit has the power to help prevent serious diseases such as cancer and heart disease, they can also help to reduce cholesterol levels. Blueberries go great in a healthy smoothie or with your morning cereal.
- Wild Salmon – Salmon provides you with plenty of Omega-3s which lowers the risk of heart disease and can help with things such as easing arthritis symptoms and depression, not bad for something which tastes so good! Wild Salmon is best as it is high in nutrients and low in contaminants. Two servings a week of this is generally recommended.
- Broccoli – My favourite vegetable! Studies have shown that eating plenty of broccoli, which is a non-starchy vegetable, can reduce the risk of some cancers as well as heart disease. It also contains plenty of nutrients your body needs, such as Vitamin A and C. You don’t have to wait until dinner to eat this, broccoli is delicious when steamed and eaten with poached eggs in the morning.
- Avocado – When you look at the basic nutritional information of an avocado you may think that it is too fatty to be good for you, this is where you are wrong. The avocado contains healthy fats which help to protect your health against issues such as brain disease and cancer. It also combines with other foods easily and tastes great in many dishes.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of super foods, just the ones which I enjoy digging in to the most!