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My 5 Top 'Superfoods' (Which Aren't Powders)

Let's talk 'Superfoods'....

To many the whole world of 'Superfoods' is a no go, crazy, overwhelming thing! When you first here the word you think of all the crazy ass looking powder out there right? But when getting interested in health & fitness, I have to admit the world of 'Superfood powders' did interest me. From foods to powders, I loved finding out the various benefits and things they provide and do for you and your body.

Believe it or not Superfoods aren't all just whizzy powders and crazy greens! A super food is something that boosts and benefits your body, reducing illnesses and even disease. Most of the simple, natural foods, ingredients, herbs and spices you can grab in your supermarket, at a reasonable price which  have super benefits which you are probably unaware of! I thought I'd share with you 5 of my favourite staples I love to buy which I know are full of nourishing, beneficial properties we can all pack in.

Blueberries - Berries are one of the healthiest foods to add into your diet, giving the mind and body numerous benefits! Especially Blueberries which are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, C, Manganese and Fibre! They help keep healthy bones, lower blood pressure, lower the risk of heart disease, increase better digestion! They're sweet and delicious along with being low in calories and sugar. I love adding blueberries to oats, flapjacks, coconut yogurt, pancakes, smoothies or simply as a quick afternoon snack!

Cinnamon - One of my favourite spices has to be cinnamon! Not only do I love the taste but it works savoury or sweet but it have lots of beneficial properties to boost your body! It's packed with antioxidants, prevents infections and a anti-inflammatory pain reliever.  It's also great for anyone with type 2 diabetes and wanting to regulate blood sugar levels. It's also great at boosting your metabolism and giving a extra burst of energy. Making it the perfect spice to add to things such as oats, smoothies, coffee, yogurt, or even in savoury dishes such as soups, stews, chilli's!

Broccoli - I swear I have a broccoli obsession! I love this lil lean, green veggie. Broccoli is packed with plenty of vitamins, minerals and fibre which will help the digestive system. It's especially high in vitamin C and folate reducing the risk of heart disease, cancers and stroke. I love to roast or steam broccoli with a drizzle of tahini, hummus or ketchup (trust me!)

Pumpkin Seeds - I've recently introduced pumpkin seeds into my diet, they're super delicious and in my eyes a lil nutritional power house. They have a wide variety of nutrients from magnesium and maganese know to boost your heart, copper, protein and zinc helping your immune system. They're also high in fibre, a healthy source of fat and plant based Omega 3's. I love adding them to salads, oats, adding to granola or trail mix or simple grabbing as a quick snack.

Ginger - Ginger is such a staple for me! It has been used for a long time for culinary and medicinal purposes. It's known to help things such as nausea, digestive issues, pain and inflammation. and they ways in which you can use it are endless. Try adding it to smoothies or warm lemon water to help the digestive system first thing. It's great to add to savoury dishes such as soups or stews or works brilliantly in stirfries!


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