Ten Everyday Superfoods
Goji berries? Wheatgrass? It’s easy to think of superfood as some exotic fad. But low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods are everywhere! Recognising the everyday superfoods that you’re already enjoying is the best way to stock up on the nutrients you need to lose weight and feel great without drastically changing your eating habits…
Here are our top ten!
Raspberries, strawberries and blueberries are all a great source of fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants. But the fibre in berries is perhaps their most useful nutrient for promoting weight loss. It’s something that most of us don’t get enough of but one that’s crucial to a healthy digestive system.
Eggs could be the best and easiest everyday source of high-quality protein around. Getting your protein fill early, perhaps an eggy breakfast, is the key to feeling satisfied for longer during the day. Even if you’re watching your cholesterol, a daily egg is easy to fit into your diet and will help you cut calories elsewhere!
As iron sources go, you can’t beat beans! Iron is a mineral that helps oxygenate your blood, but the body struggles to absorb it from most plant-based foods. Along with sweet potatoes, lentils, and spinach, though, beans are the perfect way to boost your iron the veggie way!
Nuts are a rich source of heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Walnuts take the spotlight with super high omega-3 levels, but snacking on any nuts is healthier than sugary alternatives. Check out our Go Nuts For Nuts blog for a full run down of the healthiest snacks around!
Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C with just one large orange, or a cup of orange juice, containing a full day’s dose. Along with that, oranges are a powerful antioxidant and a great source of fibre!
It’s the vitamin A in sweet potatoes that makes them so good for us. Vitamin A helps keep eyes, bones and the immune system healthy, and just one sweet potato can provide nearly four times the daily recommended value, making it one of the most nutritious vegetables around!
Your parents may have been right, it pays to eat your greens. That’s certainly the case with broccoli. This green powerhouse packs vitamins C, A and K! Vitamin K is hard to come by elsewhere but it’s crucial for bone strength, so don’t skip your greens!
It’s good news, so drink it in! It turns out that regular tea drinking can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and some cancers. It can even lead to healthier teeth, gums and stronger bones thanks to its powerful antioxidants.
Spinach is packed with vitamins, fibre, iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium! Perhaps the most versatile salad, spinach is an easy and delicious superfood to smuggle into any dish!
Just one cup of yogurt also provides nearly half the recommended daily value of calcium, essential for bone development, and plenty of potassium, zinc and protein. With so many low-fat variations out there, getting yogurt in your diet is perhaps the easiest way to get your fill of superfood!