If you want your body to love you, pay attention to these superfoods you should be eating! Superfoods are any foods that have extra-fabulous health benefits, and often help to combat diseases. Not only are they really healthy, but they’re totally delicious! There are lots of superfoods you should eat more of but here’s a list of my top 7!
Kale is so versatile and definitely one of those superfoods you should be eating as much of as possible! It’s delicious in creamy pastas or stir fries and absolutely amazing made into chips! It’s high in calcium and vitamins C and K, and contains a substance called sulforaphane, which has very strong cancer-fighting properties! If you eat lots of this great superfood, you’ll also develop lower cholesterol and decrease your body’s absorption of fats, yay!
If you’re looking to get more protein into your diet, then lentils are the superfood for you! As well as being very high in protein, they also contain heaps of minerals, iron and vitamin B, which will help your body to be as healthy as possible. Add some lentils to soups, curries or salads, make veggie burgers out of them or even eat them on their own for a delicious snack!
I can safely say that asparagus is one of my favourite foods ever. It’s a member of the onion and garlic family, and is packed with antioxidants, anti-cancer properties and vitamins A, C, E and K! Asparagus will help to rid your body of any excess salts too, so it helps make you even healthier! Research is currently being done on asparagus’ apparent ability to slow down the ageing process, so who can complain?
Whether they’re in juices, salads or on their own, pomegranates are definitely the most delicious food on this list! But they’re not just tasty - they’re also full of fiber, micronutrients, vitamins C and K and antioxidants. They’ll help to fight of viruses, protect you against tooth plaque and reduce your risk of heart diseases. Sounds good to me!
Quinoa is perhaps the most commonly mis-pronounced food included here! Quinoa is pronounced keen-wah and is super high in protein, magnesium and iron to keep your body functioning perfectly! You can make great salads out of quinoa, or even use it as an alternative to rice with stews and curries. There are a few different varieties of quinoa, so experiment and find out which one you prefer!
Spirulina can be taken either in tablet form, flake form or alternatively in its powdered form. Spirulina is essentially ground up bacteria, and while that may sound a little gross, it’s great for you! You can add spirulina powder to your daily smoothie and gain a great hit of protein, vitamins A, C, D and E, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, phosphorus and a huge list of other amazing things!
7. Dark Chocolate
Don’t we all want an excuse to eat more chocolate? Well here’s some good news. Dark chocolate is great for your heart because it helps to lower your blood pressure and it’s great for your brain because it increases blood flow in that direction and reduces the risk of having a stroke. It’s full of antioxidants, is high in vitamins and minerals and helps to control blood sugar. Grab a block and get munching!
I have chosen the most delicious superfoods for you to add to your shopping list to get your body in tip top health. Superfoods are so important in making you feel as great as you deserve to. Experiment and try out different recipes - the possibilities are endless! What’s your favourite superfood?