Superfoods spotlight

Poster of fruit and vegetablesOur mothers say to eat a little bit of everything in moderation – but let’s play favourites for a minute and talk about some foods that are so stupendous for our health, they deserve to be eaten more often.

Garlic: we’re not suggesting eating a raw clove – but do grate it into sauces, casseroles, or infuse olive oil with it. The more garlic you eat, the more healthy you are likely to feel – garlic is a natural antiviral and antimicrobial so eating it or taking a garlic supplement is a great way to maintain your health.

Spirulina: on a weight by weight ratio, spirulina is one of the most nutritious foods out there. It contains over 100 nutrients and is one of the richest sources of vegetable protein, making it perfect for vegetarians or vegans looking for non-soy sources of protein. Spirulina can be mixed into smoothies or juice or sprinkled over food just before serving. Yes, it does turn food and drinks green, but it has a pleasant taste – cross our hearts. And we even have spirulina tablets if you prefer to pop it down instead.

Oily fish: oily fish is rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, one of the Omegas our diet tends to be depleted in. Omega-3s are essential to keep the inflammatory Omega-6 and Omega-9 in balance, and help manufacture optimal cells for our bodies. Fish Oil can be taken as a 1 a day dose, or make sure to eat some (sustainable!) oily fish at least three times a week.

Blueberries: apples aren’t the only fruit you should be eating every day – blueberries are truly a deliciously mighty fruit, and it does have a lot to do with their colour blue. Aside from packing a punch of antioxidants, vitamins and soluble fibre, blueberries could help our cognitive function as well*! If you’re in a rush or don’t have fresh blueberries on hand, go for some Super Sprout Blueberry Powder and sprinkle on your morning cereal or yoghurt.

Annette has a few more super foods to tell you about – all quite delicious as well!

Source: *Helium and image credit Nutrition/Helium

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