5 Foods To Supercharge Your Health

Top up your essential vitamins and nutrients with these superfoods…SHARE

  • 5 Foods To Supercharge Your HealthApples
    Apples are bursting with vitamins and minerals, and they’re a great source of fibre, which makes them good for cleansing your system. The humble apple may not hit the superfood headlines often, but it is in fact a highly nutritious and versatile fruit. “Apples are a fat-free and a relatively low-calorie snack,” says Dr Evelyn Hannon, a nutritionist for Low Low. “They are packed with phytochemicals, such as quercetin, which has been shown to have strong antioxidant activity.”
    Tip
    Add stewed apple to boiled rice for a detoxing breakfast option. Apples are more nutritious with TIP the skin left on.
  • 5 Foods To Supercharge Your HealthBroccoli
    Broccoli is packed with B vitamins and can help to lift your mood. “Just one serving of this green veg will provide over 100 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, an important antioxidant,” says Evelyn. “It’s also rich in vitamin K, which helps wounds to heal properly and can help keep your bones healthy.” What’s more, broccoli is a great source of fibre, needed for healthy digestion.
    Tip
    Steam, rather than boil to maximise the nutrient content. Or, serve raw with a yogurt or hummus dip instead of crisps.
  • 5 Foods To Supercharge Your HealthBrazil
    Brazil nuts are rich in essential minerals, like calcium, iron and zinc, which can help relieve anxiety and give your energy levels a boost. “Many people avoid nuts due to their fat content, but eating them in sensible amounts, such as a small handful, can be of great benefit to your health,” Evelyn tells us. “Brazil nuts are packed with an array of vital nutrients, such as selenium, vitamin E, magnesium and B vits.”
    Tip

    Add a dollop of low-fat natural yogurt to your favourite seasonal berries and sprinkle with chopped Brazil nuts for a healthy dessert.
  • 5 Foods To Supercharge Your HealthBlueberries
    Blueberries are full of antioxidants that can help to boost your metabolism. “This juicy berry is the original super-fruit and deservedly so,” says Evelyn. “The main health benefits of blueberries come from anthocyanins, which give them their blue colour. Anthocyanins act as powerful antioxidants which means they rid your body of free radicals preventing them from damaging healthy cells.” A diet rich in antioxidants can help mop up the oxidative damage caused by exercise.
    Tip
    Kick-start your day by adding a handful of blueberries to pancakes for a delicious weekend treat.
  • 5 Foods To Supercharge Your HealthGarlic
    Garlic is well known for its culinary uses, and the potent wonder food is bursting with vital nutrients that can help keep your joints healthy. “Garlic is rich in sulphur containing phytochemicals, such as allicin, which can aid weight-loss,” Evelyn tells us. “Studies have shown that regular garlic consumption may reduce blood cholesterol levels and improve heart health. Although garlic supplements are available, these are less likely to have the same health benefits as the real thing.”
    Tip
    Mash garlic cloves from a roasted bulb into potatoes for a tasty, nutritious twist on traditional mashed spuds.

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