Fruit and vegetables, as we all know are packed with vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants. They can help maintain a healthy weight. They can also help reduce heart stroke and some types of cancers. Here are some super foods that will help you reach even higher levels of health and fitness.
The Avocado is rich in vitamin C, aids in the digestion and improves the skin texture.
Garlic is an excellent super food which helps thin the blood, which in turn can prevent blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.
Broccoli is known to be one of the most nutritious green vegetables, it contains many vitamins and is especially high in both vitamin C and vitamin E. Also broccoli is packed with antidioxidants.
Tomatoes also contain many powerful antidioxidants, the main antidioxidant is lycopene, especially when tomatoes are cooked more of these antioxidant is released, this has been found to help prevent prostate cancer.
Blueberries are another excellent source of antidioxidant; Blueberries also are sited as a rich source of fiber, calcium, vitamin A and C. Recent studies have also suggested that blueberries can help to strengthen your eyesight and reduce cholesterol levels.
6) Goji or Wolf Berries
Goji berries have been in the news lately and it is claimed that they are the most nutritionally rich foods on the planet! They have been a secret ingredient in Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian medicine for centuries.
Goji Berries are a strong antidioxidant, they help boost the immune system and contain roughly 500 times more vitamin C then oranges. Goji Berries are also rich in ammo acids, they contain large amounts of vitamins B1, B2 and B6 they also include high amounts of beta carotene.
They can be purchased from most health foods stores, but they can be quite expensive unless purchased in larger qualities.
So there you have it! 6 tasty and healthy super foods you can add to your diet, but remember it’s important to eat a range of foods and not just these super foods. No food is ‘super’ on its own and you will only reap the full benefits if you include these as part of a well balanced diet!