Top 10 super foods PLUS recipes to try

Top 10 super foods PLUS recipes to try

Super-foods-to-try

Super foods are super healthy! So what exactly are super foods? They’re the ones packed with nutrients to help boost your immune system and help your body fight diseases. Plus, since most super foods are low in calories, they also aid weight maintenance.
Here’s our list of top 10 super foods with recipes!

Dark chocolate
Yup, you read right – chocolate is indeed a super food, but only if it has a minimum of 70 percent cocoa. The general rule of thumb here is the darker the chocolate, the better. It’s naturally rich in flavonoids, which help lower blood pressure and fight heart disease.  Keep to four pieces a day maximum.

Red wine
Drinking red wine – in moderation of course – is good for you. Antioxidants found in red wine can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Coq au Vin

Broccoli
Love it or hate it, broccoli is definitely a super food! This cruciferous veggie is known for its anti-cancer benefits and high-fibre content.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Chicken with Olive Oil Dressing

Sweet potatoes
Next time you need a carbohydrate fix, reach for a sweet potato! Not only are they a healthier alternative to normal potatoes, but they taste great too! With high sources of fibre, vitamins and minerals – what’s not to love?

Fish, Broccoli and Sweet Potato Gratin

Almonds
Unsalted almonds are the perfect snack! Eat a handful a day and you’ll ensure your body receives Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Grilled Nectarines with Honey and Almonds

Blueberries
It’s true what they say, dynamite comes in small packages!  Blueberries are bursting with anti-oxidants that help fight cancer and other diseases.

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Salmon
Salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and inflammation in the body. Fatty acids are great for your brain and nervous system and recent research indicates that salmon may even help fight depression.

Salmon Quiche

Lean meat
Meat is the perfect source for protein, Vitamin B and E, iron, zinc and magnesium. When shopping or eating out, opt for the leanest cut of meat (chicken breasts, turkey, or sirloin) so you can indulge without the guilt.

Mince Curry

Spinach
Spinach is a great source of Vitamin B, C, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and Omega 3 fatty acids. For healthy eyes and hair that shines, make sure you eat your greens!

Spinach and Feta Phyllo Triangles

Banana
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and fibre, and because they’re low-GI, you stay fuller for longer.

Toffee and banana oat cookies

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