Superfood Sunday #2

Hello my darlings, today I have for you another 5 superfoods that I think should be included in everyones diets. If you didn’t see my first Superfood Sunday post, you can check it out here.

Definition

superfood
/ˈsuːpəfuːd,ˌsjuː-/
noun
    a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.

Mushrooms

High in fiber

Contain the essential minerals potassium, copper, iron and phosphorus

Good source of vitamin D and selenium, which are both essential for maintaining a strong immune system

Rich in B-vitamins which are essential for a strong nervous system

High water content

Contains cancer-fighting substances

Contains anti-ageing properties

Improves skin and hair

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Cabbage

Packed with vitamin C

High in fiber, which supports digestion

Contain cancer-fighting properties

Lowers cholesterol

Rich source of beta-carotene, which promotes good eye health

It has detoxifying diuretic properties which help your body release excess fluid and water weight

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Olive oil

Packed with healthy monounsaturated fats that may lower your risk of heart disease and also helps to prevent or slow diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Super high in antioxidants, especially vitamin E

Contains a compound called oleocanthal, which fights inflammation similar to the way ibuprofen and asprin do

Lowers blood pressure

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Chia seeds

One of the best sources of fiber in the world

High in antioxidants

Good source of protein

Contains more Omega-3’s than salmon

High in calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, which are all important for bone health

Absorbs 10-12 times their weight in water and expand in your stomach which increases fullness

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Walnuts

Highest antioxidant activity of all nuts

Contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which provide benefits similar to salmon

Can help improve your mood

Can improve brain health and memkry

Helps in lowering cholesterol levels

Reduces nausea symptoms in pregnant women

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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