Superfood is a term that is regularly used now with not many people having much of an idea what it means or what foods fall into the category. A superfood is described as ‘a food that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fibre, or fatty acids) considered beneficial to a person's health’. Many foods fall into that category, but today, we are going to detail five of my favourites.
Avocado has got to be number one for me – This fruit has multiple potential benefits including improving digestion and fighting cancer. It contains over 20 vitamins and minerals and is high in healthy fats (monounsaturated) and helps keep you fuller for longer. The reason it is my number one superfood is because it is so easy to introduce into your diet! Put some as a side on breakfast, chop it into a salad, spread it on toast.. I put a quarter on my steak when I have one and I LOVE it.
These have made the list due to the fact that when you cook them right, they actually taste unhealthy for you! And we all know junk food tastes better than the healthy alternatives surely? The fact is, these vegetables are very high in vitamins (predominately A & C) meaning they help maintain strong vision and play a large part in building a strong immune system. These taste delicious cut into wedges, put into salads or eating whole as a jacket potato.. Yuuuum.
These are the quickest, easiest, healthiest snack I know! There is rarely a point in time I don’t have almonds at hand and the reason is simple.. They are so damn good for you! They are full of calcium, packed with vitamin E and a high source of protein. These are on the list because of their ease of consumption as a snack, but they can also be added to salads and roasted along with other foods as well.
High in antioxidants (great for fighting disease) as well as a great source of vitamins and manganese, these berries are a delicious addition to any diet either as a snack, a sweet addition to salads or to make those deliciously unhealthy cakes or doughnuts the SLIGHTEST bit more nutritious.
I don’t think I have had a greek yoghurt free day for at least the last year, I love it. I include this into my diet for the probiotics; it helps strengthen the immune system, improves digestion and makes you feel full! If I’m not mixing my vanilla protein powder into it with my berries in the morning (delicious) I am using it as a substitute for sour cream on my dinner that night!
There you have it, my top five ‘superfoods’. If you haven’t introduced these into your diet before, it might be about time.