Sometimes all it takes to have a better health, without going the extra mile on the treadmill, is simply incorporating certain foods in your daily diet! Of course, those certain, special foods don’t guarantee a slimmer you but it does take care of your overall wellness and replenish your body with energy and vigor. And the best part is, they are not expensive, are seemingly likeable, and are readily available in the local supermarket. Or, probably you already have them in your pantry, just that you didn’t know about its superman effects!
Get ready to unearth Superfoods. It’s a guarantee that you’ll be elated knowing the pleasant surprises that some of these foods are loaded with!
Blueberries are small things with big benefits. Of all the berries and fresh fruits, Blueberries has the highest percentage of antioxidant, which means a handful each day will help you boost your immunity and prevent infections. Since blueberries have a low calorie count, you need not worry while devouring those gorgeous blue edibles. It also helps protect the urinary tract, eyes, brain, memory, heart, and new research shows that it aids in reducing belly fat!
Salmon is a wonder fish, and it probably tops the chart of healthiest fishes available on this planet! Apart from protein, vitamins, and minerals – which all fishes have, Salmon has an extra something. That special element is the Omega 3 fats, which is important in reducing blood clotting, inflammation, and the risk of having a heart attack. Consumption of ‘oily fish’ like Salmon can augment your overall wellness and protect your body.
Make walnuts a part of your daily diet and see how you glow over a period of time. Thanks to the beauty-enhancing omega-3 fatty acids that helps reduce stress, iron out wrinkles and keep eczema at bay. Walnuts are also an excellent source of Vitamin E, Vitamins B, fiber, antioxidant and several much-needed minerals. But they are very high in calories so avoid over-snacking, alternatively you can add them in your salad, pasta or wherever you can.
Yogurt is a great source of Calcium and Vitamin D, which means together they works towards improving the health of our bones. It also reduces the risk of high blood pressure and its ‘good bacteria’ aids in curing many gastrointestinal conditions like constipation, diarrhea and colon cancer. It also helps clear blemishes and discolorations. While plain yogurt is great for the body, be careful while picking up flavored or other fancy packages, you may want to check their sugar and fat content.
The great news is, Avocado has a string of advantages. It is a great fat-burning fruit (courtesy, its fiber content) and also helps to reduce the sign of aging and glow your skin (courtesy, its natural oils). Its ‘healthy’ fats can help prevent stroke, reduce cholesterol and promote eye health. But here’s a bummer. Avocado is extremely high in calories. So, eat them, definitely, but in moderation, because Avocado has as many as 20 essential nutrients. We now know why it’s called Superfood!
6 BELL PEPPERS
The dazzling colors of bell peppers make for a pretty appearance on the plate, as well as provide numerous health benefits. Red bell peppers, especially, is loaded with nutritional benefits, and it’s said that it has twice the amount of Vitamin C found in an orange. In conjunction with Vitamin A, Bell Peppers help to prevent skin aging, reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and cataract. Also, this low-calorie food promotes proper blood clotting and strengthens bones!
7 DARK CHOCOLATE
The darker, the better it is! Dark chocolate is a good source of antioxidants, can help lower blood pressure and control blood sugar. It also has a number of vitamins and minerals, like Potassium, Copper and Magnesium which all aid in improving your wellness. However this shouldn’t be an excuse to go on a binge, because it does have calories. So eating dark chocolate with 60% or more cocoa, and in moderation is really not a sinful indulgence.
Sometimes, the way to a great health is making smart choices and inculcating good habits. So, make a change. Today.
Like to add oats, broccoli to the list. just love Salmon, especially when grilled or slightly stir fried.
Just want to add a thing..there is something called ‘caviar’ which is made from salmon’s eggs and salmon’s oil..rich in minerals which does wonders to your skin. When you visit your beauty parlour next, ask for caviar facial..it would make your skin real healthy, glowing and it also has anti-ageing effect. Way to go, salmon!!!
@ Roh – Caviar is a luxury food! Didn’t knew it could work both ways…thanks for sharing this to us.