06 Aug Eat your way to good health with these superfoods!
Superfood is another way of saying: very, very, very healthy food! They are packed full of nutrients and antioxidants that can have a dramatic impact on the health and beauty of your body. We have all heard about superfoods such as blueberries and salmon – but there are far more exotic and interesting foods to choose from too.
Here is a selection of 5 superfoods that your plate and your body are simply crying out for:
Açai – this small purple berry which originates from the rain forests of South America is claimed to have weight-loss and anti-ageing qualities. It contains oleic acid which is a magic component also found in the well-known, health potion known as olive oil. (Photo – Açai juice with blueberries and mint leaves!)
Goji berries – the health benefits of goji berries have been promoted for a while now. So much so, that they are frequently found on supermarket shelves. They are packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants. They are a centuries-old Chinese herbal remedy for ailments such as poor circulation. And did we say they taste great?
Seaweed – it is the vegetable of the sea and full of omega-3 fatty acids. Your heart and brain love omega-3 fatty acids and by adding seaweed to your diet you can help prevent against a stroke and heart attack. Seaweed also contains a host of minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium to name a few!
Kefir – originating from Russia, this is a milk based drink that has a sour taste similar to yoghurt. Kefir is jam-packed with probiotics (good bacteria) that can boost your immune system and aid digestion.
Chia Seeds – native to Mexico, these seeds are a great addition to any dish: porridge, stir-fries or a smoothie. As well as having an appealing nutty flavour they contain lots of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and calcium. Find them at your health store or online.
Your diet is key to the way you look and feel. Adding some superfoods to your weekly shopping list will certainly keep your body happy. And if you plan on looking and feeling really great, come and visit the Vita team in London’s Kensington and Chelsea – probably the one thing easier than eating superfoods to keep you fabulous!