If you are looking for good recipes the chances are that you will have come across the term ‘Superfoods’ on your search. While they may not be enough to turn your life around after one meal it is well worth knowing which ingredients will offer a better nutritional value to your meals.
Your body will benefit from certain foods and implementing them into a regular diet will help you in the long term.
Here are some great superfoods that you can start adding to your meals and looking out for;
Onions are used in a huge amount of recipes so the chances are you are already using them. The beneficial properties found in onions can help to strengthen and protect damaged cells as well as lowering blood pressure and raising good cholesterol levels. Onions are also a great way to combat blood clots as they help to thing the blood.
Garlic is another commonly used superfood that helps to promote white blood cells. As these are natural germ fighters it can help to slow the growth of bacteria in the body. They can act as a natural alternative to antibiotics.
Rich in Vitamin C and magnesium, Broccoli can help your body to fight infections and viruses and is one of the best natural immunity boosters.
Dark leafy foods can be great for you and kale is packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A & C which can help to combat premature ageing.
We have known about fish containing a lot of beneficial properties including Omega 3 fats which can help with your eyesight. It is also great for minerals like zinc, iodine and potassium. Vitamin D is also great for your hair, bones and nails and it is recommended that you eat salmon as often as 3 times a week.
Nuts are a great way to snack without resorting to unhealthy options. Nuts contain fibre, B Vitamins, Vitamin E and magnesium and can reduce your risk of heart disease by eating a handful five times a week.
You might not bulk up like Popeye if you eat spinach but because they contain vitamins C, E and K, coenzyme 10, Iron, carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin and iron it is a worthy addition to our list of Superfoods.
Altering your meal plans to include these and other superfoods will be extremely beneficial to your long-term health and should be at the forefront of your mind when planning meals.