In the last few years people have generally had a healthier diet than past generations, namely through better education of which products should be included in our diets and while products we should cut down on.
One notable introduction to our dietary vocabulary is the phrase “super foods”. Super foods are basically foods, which offer big health benefits and they should regularly feature in your diet.
Here we give you the lowdown on some of the best super foods available and tell you why they’re so good.
Broccoli is packed full of antioxidants which can help boost your immune system and improve your general health. It’s also a great source of Vitamin C and has anti-chemical properties meaning it can help fight against a number of different cancers.
They’re quick and easy and low in fat so what other reasons do you need to add baked beans into your diet? Well how about the fact they are also a great source of fibre and can even help to prevent against cancer by maintaining a healthy colon.
We know fish is healthy (although perhaps not when battered to within an inch of its life and surrounding by chip chop chips, unfortunately!) but salmon is particularly good for you because it is an oily fish. This means it is packed full of Omega 3 and can help reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Every health professional worth their salt will tell you about the importance of drinking water throughout the day but did you know that tea counts towards that? What’s more it is full of anti-oxidants and can help prevent heart disease.
Wholegrains such as brown rice may not seem very exciting but they are very good for you and are a great source of fibre thereby helping to look after your intestines!
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits because many people see them as more of a dessert than any other kind of fruit. And the great thing is, despite the fact they a bit more substantial than other fruits (and a bit tastier!) they are not more fattening than other fruits (despite what some articles would have you believe).
Instead bananas are packed full of potassium, an essential mineral, meaning you’re doing your body the world of good each time you have one! Covering one with chocolate sauce and ice cream though may take away from the goodness!
Specifically Brazil nuts. Recent studies show Brazil nuts are not only a fantastic source of fibre but they can also help in the fight against cancer and heart disease.
The other great thing about them of course is they are a healthy alternative to snacks when you’re feeling peckish throughout the day.