Many people have heard the new buzzword ‘superfoods’ circling, as a health copywriter I am often writing about superfoods. What are superfoods and what properties have granted them such a mighty name? Well, brace yourself, because these foods have more than earned their title. These are in fact true powerhouses in the world of nutrition. Packed with antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals, and in large doses too. With such fantastic elements, it’s no wonder there’s such a craze for them. Today, we’re going to dive in and discover all the health benefits of this food family, but we’re also going to give you a few pointers on how to easily incorporate them in your diet. We know there is a large number of busy gals out there who don’t have the time to prepare complicated and time-consuming meals, but, everyone deserves to eat (super)healthy. That is why easy and quick recipes were invented – to make our lives a whole lot easier, so let’s get to it!
The Morning’s Here, And So Are The Berries!
Strawberries, blueberries, goji berries are proud members of the superfood family. These little lovable and delicious foods, according to our trusty WebMD, carry a whole lot of antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, aside from being rich in potassium and vitamin C. Berries can lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, and they also have anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to that, they make for an exquisite substitute for when your body is craving sweets. You can eat them alone or make natural smoothies in combination with other fruits or seeds, but also get cooking and prepare healthy meals and desserts. A nutrient-packed smoothie is merely a great and easy way to kick off the day, and head to work or your pre-work jogging session and feel energised and plain great.
Now, one thing should be noted – berries, thanks to all the antioxidants, are fantastic for the skin. Still, aside from great nutrition, you also need great skincare products to make that face indeed glow. It is paramount to implement superfoods in your skincare regimen by choosing products that contain things such as berries, avocado extracts, and other amazing oils. For extra skin love, you can make your own, all-natural face mask using fantastic matcha tea, so snag the recipe now!
Green Is The New Black
What the little black dress is for your wardrobe, greens should be for your diet. Although all greens will do, the following should take top priority on your list: spinach, quinoa, green tea (particularly matcha), kale, broccoli, cauliflower and of course, avocado. Now the reason you need these, all of these in your life is relatively simple. First of all, the chlorophyll that gives them their colour is there to increase your haemoglobin levels and pump your blood with always welcome oxygen. Antioxidants are present in abundance, vitamin A, C and E – all vital to help fend off the viruses and keep your body in spick and span shape, not to mention that antioxidants have an enormous impact on your skin.
Now, preparing meals that include these foods is more than pure. Try the kale and roasted cauliflower salad that you can cook in 20 minutes and take to work with you – it makes for a beautiful, healthy office lunch. You can also try the spinach tabbouleh, which only takes 20 minutes total, and again, is a delicious and easy Mediterranean dish. The possibilities are endless, and there is an entire universe of easy recipes that revolve around these fantastic greens so even the busiest of girls can afford the time to eat healthily.
You need to make sure you always get your daily dose of vitamins, even during those hectic days when you don’t have the time to prepare a healthy dish, and that’s where amazing Ethical nutrients and vitamins come in real handy to ‘fill the blanks’. It’s understandable that not every day can be a healthy nutrition day, but that shouldn’t stand between you and regular vitamin intake.
More, More, More!
We know you’re dying to know what else is on the list so that we won’t keep you in suspense. Pay careful attention and take notes: salmon, eggs, almonds, pistachios, watermelon, chia seeds, and oatmeal. Salmon, packed with the essential omega-3 fatty acids. Eggs are rich in these acids as well. Studies may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and protect your skin from those dangerous UV rays. It’s easy to prepare, so make sure to put it on your grocery shopping list. Oatmeal is rich in fibre. We can all stand to increase our fibre intake, while pistachios are full of protein, and along with fibre-loaded almonds make for a great afternoon snack. Author: Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for High Style Life. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips. Twitter | Facebook