Superfoods In Your Diet - Slideshow
All types of berries, particularly blue berries, top the list of superfoods for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Blueberries are a store-house of flavinoids, antioxidants, potassium and Vit C.
They help to reduce the risk for heart ailments and even cancer.
Blueberries can be eaten fresh or frozen, along with other foods or alone.
This wonder component is prevalent in cold-water fish such as sardines, herrings and mackerels. Also present in flax seeds, walnuts and fortified eggs.
Omega -3s help in the following way -
Lowers risk of heart disease
Reduces cholesterol levels
Helps memory loss
Fiber - Rich Foods
Fiber-rich foods such as oats, whole grain, fruits, veggies, red rice and beans should be included in your daily diet for the following functions-
Reduce cholesterol levels
Help weight management
Control sugar levels
Most of these food are great sources of carbohydrates and proteins too.
Yogurt is a very good source of pro-biotic micro-organisms that are extremely necessary for the body function.
Made from milk or milk cream it is a very good source of carbohydrate and protein too.
The next time you need a tasty and nutritious dessert mix fruits, granola and nuts with yogurt!
Soy is a fantastic superfood that can aid in the battle against cholesterol especially when consumed along with foods such as oats, barley or almonds.
Soy products, such as tofu or soymilk, act as an excellent substitute to milk.
Grabbing a handful of assorted nuts is a sensible way to snack.It can do wonders to your health!
Nuts are laden with monounsaturated fats and vitamin E which are supposed to protect against heart diseases. They are also known to work against cancer!
So don't forget to munch on those almonds and walnuts to keep your heart ticking well!
Milk and Dairy Products
Calcium is vital for bone health and helps to prevent osteoporosis.
Calcium is present in milk and other dairy products.
Alternatively it can be consumed as supplements.
The recommended levels of calcium are -
9 to 18 yrs -- 1,300 mg
19 to 50 yrs -- 1,000 mg
51 yrs and above -- 1,200mg
Apples and Spinach
Fruits and veggies are great for health but some of them like apples and spinach are absolute must-haves!
Apples are loaded with nutrients and fiber and are wonderful as a 'quick-fix' snack.
Spinach has plenty of minerals, anti-oxidants, vitamins A and C and fiber. This 'pop-eye' food can be used in salads and sandwiches alike.
Drink tea instead of water, if you must go for an alternative.
Tea, any tea, is calorie-free and has plenty of anti oxidants. Still, green tea is considered the best..!
You knew chocolates were aphrodisiacs, but did u know that they could protect your heart?
Chocolates contain plenty of flavinoids and can help to lower blood pressure, control fat and reduce sugar levels.
The darker the chocolate the better are its benefits!
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