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Top 10 super foods for a Super You!
01/08/2017

 

The fuel for your brain, the element that makes you move and function in life is food. And what you put into your body is certainly reflected in your health, beauty and mood. That is why it is so important to add foods to your diet that are going to make you healthier and happier.

Add Super Foods in your diet to become a Super person!

Super foods shield you against the many toxic attacks to your body in your day to day, helps you feel more energized and all those yummy vitamins and minerals can even bring your mood up if you are feeling down, a part from saving you from many diseases and digestive issues.

Blueberries

Doctors agree, blueberries are a favorite because they are full of antioxidents, potassium, vitamin c and phytoflavinoids.Too many toxins in your body can incite a plethora of issues from the small skin issues all the way to disease. Eatberries on a regular basis (about ½ cup everyday) is a step forward against inflammation which is the start of all serious diseases.

Green Veggies

Adding green veggies doesn't have to be traumatic if you are the type that hates vegetables. You can add some broccoli to your pasta dish, some spinach to your wrap for lunch, or toss any vegetable that is green and leafy to any of your favorite foods. Green vegetables help everything basically. If there is one superfood to kick all other super foods, these green beauties have you covered on disease, nutrients and minerals for the day with just 1 serving per day. Get super sight too with lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids.

Tomatoes

Say goodbye to sunburns. Tomatoes have these wonderful elemtents called lycopene and glutathione. These two are potent antioxidents that guard against some cancers and bone issues. If you cook tomatoes for a tomato sauce or eat them raw in a salad, you get the properties of these two. Another great plus for eating tomatoes is that it stirs and amplifies your libido.

Salmon

Most fish are considered quite healthy. Fish and seafood in general are usually low in calories and high in nutrients. Salmon in particular has vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium, niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B6. What does that mean? That means that Salmon gives you protein to feel full and has many properties that help fight disease, keep your thyroid levels on check and is especially great for bone and cartilage strength and inflammation. Also women who are pregnant are encouraged to eat more salmon to help the brain development of the fetus with the omega-3's that are found in Salmon (and Chia seeds if you are vegetarian although in much smaller amounts).

Citrus fruits (oranges, mandarines, grapefruit, etc.)

If you've ever had a cold, you know that vitamin C is the go to for feeling better faster. Why is that? Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C and have antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting properties. Citrus fruits help aid in weight loss, helping digestion and cleaning out your liver. Just one cup of water with fresh squeezed lemon juice every morning can help guard against so many health issues.

Walnuts

You don't need very much of it but these little nuts can really give your heart a health boost! Just a handful every now and then can lower your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, boost your metabolism and control diabetes.

Tea

The best tea is green tea because it basically is the elixir of life. Why do you think the Japanese and other cultures that drink green tea on the regular live so long? The antioxidents that one cup of green tea provides can be the difference between your health and sickness in addition to helping your body metabolize the food your are eating and keep your weight in check.

Lentils

Lentils are sometimes known as the healthiest foods because they are full of fiber (which helps you go to the bathroom) they are heart healthy (in one study they found an2% reduction in heart disease risk), stabilize blood sugar and keep you feeling full longer. Not to mention it's a key component if you want shiny, strong hair.

Yogurt

Yogurt is yummy and helps you maintain smooth, beautiful skin, helps with digestion and can even help keep your weight in check. Putting yogurt on your face exfoliates and gets rid of blemishes and discolorations and wrinkles. Eating yogurt adds probiotics to your tummy and can aid with digestion and help you go to the bathroom. There have also been studies that found that women who eat yogurt are more likely to control their weight.

Seaweed

Seaweed can be eaten with sushi or by itself or in the place of your tortilla wrap. It has bone-friendly calcium and magnesium, as well as iron, potassium, iodine, and zinc. The high glutamate content of seaweed, an amino acid, is absolutely necessary for normal brain function.

The key here is pure, unprocessed foods like these 10 superfoods listed. If you really want to take steps to being a healthier, more beautiful you, it is important to avoid anything that is in a box, can, or already prepared. These processed foods have tons of hidden sugar, salt and chemicals to keep them fresh on shelves. It takes very little effort to add these superfoods to your everyday diet!

Get your superfoods organic when you can and add them to your dialy routine and you will see the changes soon!

You can find all your necesary superfoods delivered to you from Woolies.

 

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