5 Superfoods To Trust This Year
In January, we all resolve to eat healthier and get more exercise. That part’s easy! The only tricky thing is sticking to it throughout the year. Many of our resolutions fall by the wayside by February. That’s why we recommend little changes! Small tweaks and additions to your diet are easy to maintain. It will keep you going longer than just one month. Introducing superfoods to your diet are a fantastic way to do that. With just a few simple ingredients, you can boost your energy and fight illnesses and weight gain. These foods have it all, and it’s time to stock up.
- Himalayan salt
There are always new ‘superfoods’ in the media, and we think Himalayan pink salt might be the next. When looking at our average diets, we consume far too much salt. Salt makes its way into our diet in all sorts of ways, most of them are dangerous. This artificial salt is stripped of all its organic trace minerals, leaving only sodium chloride (not good!) Himalayan pink salt is different, because it retains all those vital trace minerals. It means our bodies can absorb it better. Simply replace it for your normal table salt.
It’s no secret that kale is a fantastic superfood. It is packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. It is thick with fibre, which is great for our digestion. Best of all, it’s brilliant for skin care, and even has some anti-aging elements. It has been on the ‘superfoods’ list for a few years now, and supermarkets are catching on. It’s cheaper than ever before, and there are lots more recipes that include it.
We all tend to bulk out our meals with pasta, rice or potatoes. While these are packed full of carbohydrates, there aren’t many more nutritional benefits. In fact, these carbs will even restrict weight loss. When you reduce carbs, the body will naturally burn fat instead (which we can all agree is good news!) So, how do you cut carbs, but bulk out meals? Easy, quinoa! It’s derived from the seed of a plant not dissimilar to spinach. It’s a brilliant little grain that is packed full of protein and vitamins.
Expert nutritionists recommend eating 2 portions of fish every week. It is one of the best ways to bring extra protein into your diet. It’s also a great source of good fats. Best of all, it makes a healthy alternative to red meats. But, we’re not talking about breaded, fried fish here! What you’re looking for is rich, fresh salmon. The fish helps improve skin, bones, and hair all at once. Simple.
- Green tea
We all have a tendency to chug gallons of coffee during the day. The caffeine hit is one thing that gets us out of bed! But, why not try a healthier alternative? Green tea also contains caffeine, but it provides a softer energy high, and no mid-afternoon collapse. It also helps fight off cancers, and it’s packed full of antioxidants.
Try introducing one or two of these superfoods into your diet this year. Trust us, you’ll notice the difference!