Most Nutritionists focus on macros such as Protein and Fibre with little consideration to micronutrients such as Vitamins & Minerals, when preparing diet plans for their clients. Contrary to popular belief, ‘Superfoods’ may not necessarily be ‘power-packed’ and balanced in macro and micro nutrients; some could be loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants but substantially absent for proteins. Do not brood!Today, we have on our list seven superfoods that will help you stay smart, strong and sexy! No trendy algae and no prized herbals. These are everyday foods, found at your nearest grocery store!
Apples are richin antioxidants such as quercetin and catechin, which protect our cells and help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Apples are higher in fibre than most fruits, which improve satiety andcan help in weight loss. What’s more? Apples are frequently found to top ‘favourite fruits’ list of most fitness freaks. Craving for something sweet but healthy? Try out this recipe today!
Avocado, tagged as "America's new favourite fruit". Turns out, avocados are popular for a good reason. Not only are they delicious, but they are also full of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help you to stay healthy. Avocado is particularly rich in niacin, which can fight inflammation in the body and protect your arteries by improving cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Avocado is an excellent food, lo
aded with nutrients, many of which are lacking in modern diets. They help you to lose weight, keep your heart healthy and last, but not least, incredible taste. Try out our Keto Avocado Popsicle recipe today
Yogurt is rich in Probiotics— gut friendly bacteria that improve immunity and digestive health.Yogurt is also a great source of calcium and protein.The tart taste of yogurt has found its use in many traditional cuisines, around the world. Yogurt blends well with berries and citrus fruit. Try out ‘Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits’ today.
Oats are a great source of quality plant protein contributing to muscle growth and repair.They are high in soluble fibre and are associated with lowering blood pressure and overall cholesterol levels. Beta-gluten which is a
powerful soluble fibre helps to slow sugar digestion and keep blood sugar levels under control. Several studies have shown that eating oatmeal reduces the risk of heart disease. Professional athletes swear by Oatmeal as their go-to pre-workout meal!
Black beans contain anthocyanin, an antioxidant compound shown to improve brain function. Beans are an excellent source of soluble fibre which helps the heart by soaking cholesterol before it sticks to the artery wall. Cholesterol
is then eliminated through normal body functions. Studies show that eating high soluble fibre can reduce total cholesterol by 10 to 15 percent and reduce heart disease. They have the highest plant protein ratings are often combined with grains such as brown rice to make a complete protein meal.
Blueberry contains more than 40 antioxidants! It tops the list for monitoring against cancer, heart disease, dementia, and macular degeneration. Blueberries also protect against urinary tract infections. Thanks to the antioxidant epicatechin. Also, it prevents bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall. Blueberries are also high in water, providing hydration to the skin and body cells. Eat half a cup of blueberries. And, that will suffice your need for one fruit and vegetable serving of that day. Try out our very own Blueberry Smoothie recipe today!
Which Superfood is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.