Superfoods are essentially ingredients that have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients, that directly affect our overall health and wellbeing. From skin improvement to longer nails, to higher energy and enhanced immune system, food plays an indispensable role to how we recharge and protect our future health. Here are six simple foods to help you feel better in that bathing suit.
Research suggests that snacking on almonds helps you to eat less later. You can snack on these raw, or add them to meals–either way, enjoying the slimming benefits.
Oleic acids, or healthy fats, in avocados work wonderfully for the heart and also aids to combat hunger. Smeared on toast, or added to a salad–the avocados soft texture makes it versatile.
Low in calories and high in fibre and antioxidants, blueberries are a sweet and delicious dessert option. I personally love blueberries on my pancakes or mixed into a smoothie.
Low in calories and very filling, broccoli is wonderful for the digestive system. It’s rich in fibre and water, and packed with vitamins. It works well in a salad or as a side vegetable–don’t forget to eat the stalks too!
With a long history of medicinal use, dating back thousands of years, gingerol boosts the immune function, helps fight infection and helps protect us against bowel cancer.
Studies suggest that the lycopene in watermelon can help protect the body from UV rays and potentially lower blood pressure. Low in sugar and high in vitamins A and C, this refreshing fruit is the ultimate low-calorie summer snack.