If you are trying to live a health lifestyle then you should be incorporating something which we call superfoods into your diet. These are not supplementary vitamins or herbal extracts such as Korean Red Ginseng, although these will certainly help you, but rather fruits and vegetables which have extraordinary properties that can significantly help your life.
Dieting and healthy living in general can be difficult especially when it comes to making sure that you are getting all of the benefits from food that you need. For that reason, these superfoods are absolutely brilliant and they can massively boost your health, with just a small amount of each one. Let’s take a look then at just some of the superfoods which you need to be including in your diet.
Easy to get hold of, beautiful in flavor and absolutely jam packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Spinach is not only a well known muscle builder but it also provides you with a highly rich source of omega-3s and folate, both of which have been known to help towards lowering the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and strokes. Spinach is best cooked by steaming it as this helps the vegetable maintain its rich properties.
You may not think much about carrots but they possess a great dal of nutritional benefits for you and you should be eating them at least 4 times per week. Carrots are filled with carotenoids which are fat-soluble compounds that have been associated with the reduction of risk of a wide range of different cancers. Carrots can also help against asthma, arthritis and other inflammatory problems.
Not only do these little bad boys taste absolutely beautiful, they have the power to help you ward off health issues such as diabetes, cancers and many age related diseases. As if this wasn’t enough, Blueberries can also help with cardiovascular health and have been known to boost brain function. With just half a cup per day, you can get all of these magical benefits.
Most nuts have a huge range of health boosting properties but none have quite as much as the walnut. This nut has more omega-3s than salmon, more protein than chicken for those looking to bulk up and more benefits than all of the other nuts that you could find. Walnuts also act as a great post-recovery snack after exercise and the best bit is that you just need 7 walnuts per day to receive all of these incredible health benefits. Walnuts can also be highly flexible and whilst you can of course eat them on their own, you could also sprinkle them on a salad or chop them up and put them into a curry, versatile and super healthy.
What is your favorite superfood from the list? Let us know in the comments section below this post, we’d love to hear from you.