Your body can thrive on good food. And you can find the best superfoods in your local supermarket.
Here are 10 Superfoods you can find in your local supermarket, check them off as you do you shopping.
A great source of calcium; low in fat and high-quality protein make yoghurt an all-rounder. It’s also a good source of good bacteria! Fage the original greek yoghurt has much more protein and less sugar than normal yoghurt, which is great for weight loss. Fruit yoghurts tend to be full of sugar, natural or not, adds the pounds to your tummy.
Contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene, which is found in red or orange fruits and vegetables. Toss them in a salad, or make a yummy pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes.
A high-quality protein, whole soy foods are an excellent source of fibre, B vitamins, calcium, and Omega-3 fatty acids. If you’re vegetarian (or not!) tofu, tempeh or miso are a great addition to any dish.
4. Dark chocolate
The higher the cocoa content, the better! Dark chockie is a rich source of flavanols, antioxidants that are known to help lower blood pressure, increase blood flow and improve the action of insulin. But don’t go crazy! Chocolate is very high in energy, so enjoy in small quantities.
Another supermarket hero, fish is high in Omega 3. good sources include salmon, herring, sardines and supplement capsules for vegetarians. Fish oil gives protection against heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and has health benefits for depression, ADHD and dementia/Alzheimer’s.
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Fresh, whole berries are one of the best supermarket superfoods. Berries contain lots of fibre, are high in antioxidants. Three serves of berries per week is linked to lower risks of heart attacks
The humble teabag is rich in antioxidants, and some research has shown it may slow cancer growth and lower heart disease. Black and green tea varieties are good for you, so try some different types. Fact: milk does not inhibit absorption, so enjoy a splash of milk in your tea.
High in good fat, Vitamin E and a good source of fibre and protein, nuts pack a nutritious punch. They’re high in calories, though, so enjoy a small portion each day, and avoided the roasted and salted varieties.
The humble oat is so affordable, but also so good for you. It’s a terrific source of protein and B group vitamins, low in fat and a great source of fibre, that helps to reduce cholesterol and makes you feel fuller for longer. Start your day with a bowl of porridge!
We’re talking broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, kale, bok choy, cabbage, radish. broccoli. These varieties are high in A, B and C group vitamins and fibre, are said to have cancer-fighting properties, and will keep you full. Look out for those little bags of ‘kale’ you can use in your salads.
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