Superfoods are one of the best ways of boosting health and ensuring that you are getting a balanced diet every day. But the thing is that these superfoods are not that easy to include in your diet. You feel that they are boring and when you see yummy delights being cooked around you, why opt for super foods. But thing is that there are some easy ways to add these to your lifestyle, without trying too hard.
So here are 12 of the best super foods and how to include them in your diet
The very mention of the kale tends to get you smirk. But kale is the new spinach. It is high on iron, fibres and low on calories too. So you should have more of kale. How to eat it, just toss them around in your salad or over the pizza as a topping. You can also have the juice of the veggie.
A fun food that Popeye used to really love. But the good thing is that this superfood comes with antioxidant benefits, minerals, vitamins, etc. And it really goes well with cheese. Have spinach with some ricotta in sandwiches, crepes, burgers, etc. You can always have it in the form of soup too with a tad of cheese to enhance taste and boost good health.
Ooh the antioxidants in berries is something that you really don’t want to miss. You have to make sure that berries are a part of your every day diet. The best way to eat them would be as dessert because they are juicy and fruity and yummy. Another way to include them would be making sorbets, ice-creams or even smoothies. It is high on antioxidants and fibre.
These super foods are the perfect way to get healthy fats. Nuts, especially Brazilian nuts, walnuts, almonds, etc. are rich in different kinds of good fat. They also help you stay fuller for a longer time. You also get the goodness of omega 3 fatty acids in nuts like walnuts. Carry them in a lunchbox or zip lock to work and munch on it as a snack. A healthy way to snack and include superfoods.
Green tea is high on antioxidants along with helping you in weight loss. The best way to include this in your diet would be to switch from coffee or regular tea to green tea. On hot days, you can have it in the colder forms like iced tea.
Be it tofu, soy milk, soy drinks or even soy flour based snacks, this is a super food that is perfect for those who are lactose intolerant. Soy contains the goodness of proteins and vitamins, without worries of allergies. You should have soy milk drinks and soy chunks for snacks.
Easy to make, always available and yummy too. Yogurt is a super food that is high on probiotics and thus vital for general health. The easiest way to have it is just grab a bowl when you are out or at work. You can also make smoothies out of it or even yogurt based ice-creams or gelato. So you get desserts and some health too.
Oatmeal is one of the best ways to add some fibre to your body and reduce cholesterol and obesity issues. If you have oatmeal at home then use it for baking cakes, pies, biscuits, etc. You can also get oatmeal bread that is readily available along with other pastry items made from oatmeal.
Nothing beats the high iron content along with nutritional value of this super food. And it is high on fibres too. Broccoli can be easily included in your lifestyle. You can steam and eat the broccoli florets in your salad or even like that. Else, add a clove of garlic and blend it in a soup form.
Eggs are high on proteins, which are the building blocks for your body. You can have eggs in any form that you like. The best way to eat it would be at breakfast. You can boil it, saute it, scramble it, etc. Of course, raw eggs can be added to your shakes too for that additional boost.
High on healing and antiseptic properties, the goodness of garlic is far fetched. You can just keep adding more garlic to your meals. If you hate raw garlic, just swallow a clove on an empty stomach every day.
This awesome vegetable has rich fibres, cancer-fighting properties and also a lot of taste. Leek can be the base of all your stocks, soups, pasta sauces, etc. You can munch on it raw too though it may taste a bit pungent. It can be had in salads too.