A healthy meal typically contains foods having different nutritional profiles, but there are certain foods out there that can be called superfoods, and that’s because they pack in so much, adding just a few of them to your meals can really make a difference to your health.
Ready to know more about them? Here’s a quick list of the 5 best ones.
High in fibre, packed with natural sugars and chock full of antioxidants, berries are undoubtedly one of the healthiest foods on the planet, and naturally, they top the list almost all the time when it comes to adding healthy foods to your diet. They’re incredibly versatile- you can have them as is, add them to your smoothies and breakfast bowls or even in your desserts. You just can’t go wrong with these!
Olive oil is one of the healthiest oils you can cook with, but that’s not the only reason why you should add more of it to your meals. Studies have found that it packs in a good amount of vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids along with polyphenols, all of which are excellent when it comes to slashing your risk of heart disease.
Yoghurt is well known for its probiotic content, and it’s not just that- it is also an excellent natural source of protein and calcium, both of which are essential nutrients needed by your body. Experts believe that the probiotic bacteria from yoghurt (and other probiotics) can help improve your digestive health, which is in turn, linked to a stronger immune system.
What’s best is the fact that yoghurt is super easy to add to your meals too!
Veggies like broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, cabbage and cauliflower are all cruciferous veggies. They are loaded with vitamins, fibre and most importantly phytochemicals that have been found to help protect the body against cancer as well.
These might not be the most delicious of superfoods, but try to find ways to sneak more of them into your meals- most of them taste excellent in your curries and stir-fries.
Nuts and seeds are well known for their healthy fat and fibre content and are super easy to incorporate into your diet too. Almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts and pecans are among the top choices and are loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Seeds like chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds also top the list when you’re looking for superfoods. They might all be high in terms of calorie content, but their nutritional benefits are stellar. Add more of them to your meals- in your breakfast cereal, your desserts and even in your salads.
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