Whether you are just generally trying to eat healthier and cleaner or you are looking to kick an illness or prevent yourself from becoming sick, super foods can have some really amazing effects on the body. It is no secret that there are certain foods out there that can do incredible things, such as preventing cancer, clearing up acne, preventing inflammation in the body, helping to clear up infections, and much more. However, there are some that are super easy to incorporate into your daily life and will have great benefits. Read on to find out more…
Spinach is super easy to incorporate into your daily life. You can add it to your smoothies, throw it into your stir-fries, or mix it into your salads. It is so packed full of vitamins and minerals that you will be wanting to incorporate it into everything you cook. As an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2, what is not to love about spinach?
2. Green Tea
Why not swap out your daily coffee or regular tea for a mug of green tea? It is only very lightly caffeinated so if you are someone that avoids caffeine, it is right up your street. Plus, it is rich in antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds which have strong anti-inflammatory effects. So, if you’re suffering from any inflammatory-related illness, green tea is great to incorporate into your daily life.
Who doesn’t love garlic? I don’t know about you, but I could easily eat garlic bread with every meal and when it comes to making pasta I always add far too much garlic, so this one is so easy to incorporate I don’t even have to try! Garlic is full of great benefits, as a good source of manganese, vitamin C, vitamin B6, selenium and fiber. Research indicates that garlic may be effective in reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as supporting immune function and sulfur-containing compounds in garlic may even play a role in preventing certain types of cancer – you can’t turn that down!
Whether it is strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries or blackberries, they all taste amazing whilst also doing your body a world of good! They’re so easy to incorporate into your daily life as they’re so nice to eat – try them in a smoothie, or make yourself a fruit salad, even combine them with some natural yoghurt. The antioxidants in berries can reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and other inflammatory conditions.
If you’re looking for something to relieve nausea and reduce pain from inflammatory conditions, ginger is a really good natural route to go down. Ginger is great added to curries, stir-fries, or even smoothies for a nice kick. You can also try ginger biscuits or cookies for a healthier snack.
Why not try some scrambled eggs for breakfast in the morning rather than your regular toast. Eggs are rich in many nutrients including B vitamins, choline, selenium, vitamin A, iron and phosphorus. Plus, they’re full of protein! So, if you’re someone who prefers not to eat meat, eggs can be a great alternative for the protein and iron you might be lacking.
7. Olive Oil
We’re regularly told to watch the amount of oil we’re consuming, so how about oil that is not only good for you but can help to prevent cancers and diseases? Well then, olive oil is the one for you! You can also try extra virgin olive oil for a more pure form of the stuff. There is a reason that the Mediterranian diet is so great for you, and part of that is down to olive oil. Olive oil can reduce inflammation and your risk of certain illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, and it also contains antioxidants such as vitamins E and K.
Millennials already love avocado, so this one will likely be very easy to incorporate into your daily life. Similar to olive oil, avocado is high in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs). Oleic acid is the most predominant MUFA in avocado, which is linked to reduced inflammation in the body. So, if you’re trying to fight an inflammation-related illness or hoping to avoid one in future, try some avocado on toast or pop some avo in a smoothie.