10 Superfoods to Add to Your Diet Today
3 May 2016
The term 'superfoods' has arisen to describe foods that are especially nutrient-rich and likely to play a key role in making you both look and feel better.
Indeed, they could even aid in the fight against disease. Here are 10 of the superfoods that we think you should add to your diet right now.
Oats are frequently recommended due to their high amounts of soluble and insoluble fibre and resistant starch. The latter behaves similarly to fibre, resisting digestion so that you feel full for longer. They can be added to various other healthy dishes and are also a good manganese source.
You'll find lots of protein in salmon, not to mention the EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids that have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease. It's also a fine source of potassium, selenium and vitamin B12.
They are as sweet as, erm, sweets, and yet offer the concentrations of antioxidants and fibre that mark them out as a health food, so it's no surprise that pomegranate seeds have been described as "nature's candy". They could be just the thing to sprinkle over your daily salad.
Salmon isn't the only fish that is packed with omega-3, with black cod - also known as sablefish - being a more versatile alternative for cooking, thanks to its milder flavour. Two or three servings per week of this buttery white fish can be depended upon to deliver brilliant results.
A mere quarter-cup of raw, unsalted almonds daily is sufficient for many of your fibre, vitamin E and B vitamin requirements. They also contain healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats - what could scream 'superfood' more than that?
These mushrooms aren't just appealing for their rich, smoky flavour, also being rich in B vitamins and a great source of copper, selenium, manganese and zinc. You should be careful not to overcook them, however, if you are to retain their nutrients.
Pumpkin seeds don't just make nice chewy snacks - they also pack in a huge range of nutrients, from manganese and copper to magnesium, protein and zinc.
Claims such as this one from the Daily Mail that tomato sauce can significantly cut the risk of prostate cancer consistently draw attention to the amazing health benefits of this superfood, which is also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C and the antioxidant lycopene.
Eggs' combination of high protein but low calories makes them potentially invaluable for helping you to keep your weight down as part of a wider low-calorie diet. There are plenty of nutrients to be found in both the white and the yolk of eggs, which are a great cooking ingredient, too.
As long as you are careful not to eat too much given the high calorie and fat content, dark chocolate can be perfect for satisfying your 'sweet tooth' in a healthy way, given that it offers more fibre and less added sugar than other types of chocolate.
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