What a revolution! More and more super foods are being discovered and added to the list every day. Researchers have uncovered many foods that help to repair and protect the body. Including these into your diet will help your body to maintain great function and longevity. They are fantastic to add into your smoothies and daily meals.
There is a wealth of information available on super foods. They deserve a site devoted entirely to them. Below is our super food yogurt, which is great for a quick snack or lunch.
1 tsp Goji berries1 tsp ground linseed
1 tsp of Chia seeds
1 tsp Manuka honey
2 tbs natural yogurt
Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix until just combined. You can any other items to this mix including fruits, seeds and nuts if you prefer.
Below are just some of the great super foods you can start adding in each day:
Acia Berries are a rich source of antioxidants and contain amino & essential fatty acids.
Avocados contain folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium. They contain healthy monounsaturated fat and help reduce cholesterol.
Bananas contain vitamin B6 & C, potassium and manganese. They help improve cognitive function and support the immune system.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, helps fight cancer and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Broccoli is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and beta carotene. It helps to prevent disease and cancer.
Brussel sprouts are a rich source of vitamins.
Chia is rich in omega 3 oils and helps to balance blood sugars. It also helps to lower the risk of diabetes. It supports heart and cholesterol health and is a rich source of antioxidants.
Cinnamon is high in antioxidants and help to regulate blood glucose levels.
Coconut rejuvenates age-related oxidative tissue damage. It helps to prevent aging and degenerate diseases. It strengthens the immune systemand improves digestion.
Cranberries are a rich source of antioxidants and are low in calories.
Dark Chocolate is rich in flavonoids and helps reduce cardiovascular disease.
Dark leafy greens help to prevent cancer. They contain vitamins A & C. They are rich in iron, calcium and phytonutrients and chlorophyll.
Eggs are rich in vitamin D & B12. They contain selenium and choline. They are also the richest mix of essential amino acids for growth and repair.
Figs help reduce diabetes, skin diseases and lymphoma.
Ginger helps to protect against cancer and boosts the immune function. It also fights infection.
Goji berries are high in vitamins C & B, beta-carotene and iron. They contain 15 amino acids and improve blood circulation. They also boost the immune system.
Kale contains beta-carotene and is a rich source of iron, vitamin C and folate. It improves digestive health.
Lentils are a lean protein. They help to lower cholesterol and improve heart health. It also improves blood flow, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Linseed/Flax seed are high in omega 3 and are low GI.
Manuka Honey improves the immune system and helps aid digestion. It is rich in antioxidants and improves energy. It contains healthy probiotics.
Marine Phytoplankton is a rich in nutrients, electrolytes, sea minerals and trace elements that are not found in land plants. They contain all the essential amino acids. They are highly concentrated in B12, beta carotene and antioxidants. They are rich source omegas 3, 6 &12.
Mushrooms have cancer-busting qualities and are great for cognitive repair.
Oats are low GI and help to reduce cholesterol.
Olives and olive oil help prevent heart disease and have beneficial effects on blood pressure and cholesterol. They are rich in antioxidants and have great anti-inflammatory properties. They also help prevent blood clots.
Pecans help to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and type II diabetes.
Pomegranates are a rich in antioxidants. They lower the risk of arteries hardening, which can lead to atherosclerosis.
Prunes are rich in antioxidants and are a good source of energy. They are an important source of boron, which may play a role in prevention of osteoporosis.
Quinoa is a rich source of protein and minerals. It also contains essential amino acids.
Raspberries are rich in antioxidants and are low in calories.
Red cabbage helps fight cancer and is a rich source of vitamin K, C & B6. It is high in folate, manganese and omega 3.
Red capsicum is a rich source of carotenoids and antioxidants. It helps to prevent heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Red or kidney beans are an excellent source of protein and are rich in antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, dietary fibre and complex carbohydrates.
Soy helps to lower cholesterol and reduces risk of blood clots and heart attack.
Spinach is rich in antioxidants and contains vitamin A, C, E, K, B2 & B6. It is a good source of magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium, potassium, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin and selenium. It is also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Strawberries contain antioxidants and are low in calories.
Sweet potato contains beta-carotene and vitamin A. It is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Tomatoes help to reduce the risk of cancer and disease. They are rich in lycopene, antioxidants and carotenoids.
Walnuts are fantastic for the repair cell walls. They help reduce cholesterol and are a good source of omega 3 fats.
Yogurt helps to maintain a healthy digestive system. It protects the immune system and provides healthy live cultures for the body. It is a great source of B12, riboflavin and probiotics.