It’s easy to grab something on the go and be completely unaware of what we’re actually putting into our mouths. This concise list of ‘power’ foods should go some way into helping you make the right decisions on what to put into your body. They are tasty and nutritious and are the superheroes of the food world, so pay them the respect they deserve and get eating!
Low carbohydrate and extremely high in fibre, broccoli is your best friend when it comes to getting the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. It’s packed full of anti-cancer capabilities, which is particularly important and relevant for many people in this day and age. And whichever way you eat it, boiled, steamed, raw, frozen, broccoli is simply brilliant and there’s no escaping it.
Another green vegetable on the list, spinach is leafy and luscious with many health properties. It contains eighteen different vitamins and minerals, so it’s no wonder why Popeye’s muscles strain out of his shirt. Spinach can also adapt itself to any meal; it’s perfect in an omelette, in a salad, on a sandwich and it even works well in smoothies.
Blueberries And Raspberries
Finally, some different colours to munch on! And not only are they colourful and delicious, both of these contain a plethora of nutrients and all the good stuff that your body thrives on. Blueberries are can be enjoyed on top of a bowl of Greek yogurt for all the antioxidant goodness you can get, or they’re simply perfect on their own and can satisfy those with a sweet tooth. Raspberries contain more than two times the amount of fibre that blueberries do, so can be regarded as a super fruit in their own right. They are extremely versatile and can be used in desserts and even salads, for a unique and tasty twist.
Containing the heart-loving Omega-3, salmon is the perfect way to get the protein you need and enjoy a satisfyingly flaky and delicious fish. It’s also extremely low in mercury, which only adds to its already sterling health benefits. Similar to spinach, it can be served in many different ways, at many different meals. Grill, broil, bake or poach your salmon and enjoy with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of parsley.
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Some may find it particularly shocking that cheese can occur in a healthy eating article, but cottage cheese is a super cheese. It’s high in casein, which is a dairy protein that is absorbed slowly by your body, fuelling muscle, making you work harder. It contains probiotics, perfect for promoting the good bacteria that your body really desires. Serve on its own, as a quick snack, or add a dollop to the top of jacket potato for a simple, but effectively delicious meal.