25 Nov Top 6 super foods everyone needs to know about
By Zoe Bingley-Pullin Celebrity Chef/Nutritionist and IsoWhey® Ambassador
With so many foods on the market, it is hard to determine what foods benefit what parts of our health. Below is a list of 5 ‘super foods’ that provide us with the most health benefits as possible.
The Acai berry is one of the most beneficial berries you can find. It has multi benefits such as improving heart health, promotes skin health, helps with digestion and has anti-ageing effects.
Acai berries contain high levels of anthocyanin, an antioxidant used to lower cholesterol levels. This antioxidant improves blood circulation, whilst avoiding blood clots.
The Acai berry has initially been grown and sourced in Brazil – where Brazilians have been using it for centuries to maintain skin conditions. If used internally, the berry will give your skin a healthier glow due to its high antioxidant content.
Digestion problems can be improved through the detoxification elements of the high fibre levels the berry carries.
Acai also has anti-ageing effects due to the high levels of antioxidants. These antioxidants may reduce the typical process of ageing that is linked to oxidative damage.
Walnuts is what we call the ‘super nut’. Although all nuts have their advantages for your health, walnuts contain enough ingredients to maintain internal health. Walnuts carry anti-inflammatory nutrients that may support bone health and may prevent other medical conditions.
When dieting we look at calorie and fat intake, although walnuts are high in both of these, the fats in walnuts are in fact healthy. They also are high in protein and fibre that may make you feel satisfied and full to assist with digestion.
3. Oily cold-water fish
Oily cold-water fish are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids that have a variety of health benefits. The western diet is so high in omega-6, it is tipping the essential balance between the two. By eating oily cold-water fish you are essentially improving the balance of omega-3 and omega-6. Improving the balance may increase joint health, brain health, skin and hair health, heart health, and eye health.
I know what you’re thinking, chocolate can’t be healthy! Chocolate itself isn’t healthy, but the cocoa bean used to make chocolate is. Cocoa beans are high in antioxidants that may kill free radicals that attack healthy cells in your body. It is also a great source of magnesium, and may increase cognitive enhancement for brain health.
You can cook this vegetable or eat it raw, it’s tasty and is a powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients. Broccoli contains high levels of fibre and is a rich source of vitamin C, and may protect heart blood vessels against build-up of cholesterol. Not only does this super food provide benefits internally, if you apply this vegetable directly to the skin it may protect against the effects of UV light.
Seagreens is a multi-nutrient food source full of Iodine, iron, calcium and potassium. It also contains antioxidants, polyphenols and polysaccharides that are all beneficial to our health. Isowhey® products contain this vegetarian ingredient to help all consumers feel healthy.
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