Superfood Sunday #3

I hope you all had a great weekend. Here are 5 amazing superfoods!

Definition

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

Spinach

Loaded with vitamin K, calcium and magnesium for strong and healthy bones

Contains anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties

 Packed with folate which can provide health benefits for asthma sufferers

Good source of Omega-3 fatty acids

Contains carotenoids which help protect against eye diseases

Contains high levels of vitamin C and vitamin E which can slow down the signs of aging skin

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Kiwi fruit

Super high in potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure

Excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin E

High in fiber which helps to improve bowel function 

Rich in vitamin K

Contains lutein which protects the skin and the eyes

Contains serotonin which can help with sleep problems and also depression

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Turmeric

Contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-aging properties

Can relieve joint pain for arthritis sufferers

Can help with the relief of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema

Helps with digestive problems

Can help lower cholesterol levels

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Sesame seeds

Contain a high amount of zinc, which help produce collagen to repair damaged body tissues

Rich in calcium for good bone health

Can help lower blood pressure

Contains a rare compound called phylate which helps to prevent cancer

Can help prevent and manage diabetes thanks to the high magnesium content

Improves digestion SSNB1-2

 

Buckwheat

High in protein, fiber and magnesium

Good source of tryptophan which can help to give you a good night’s sleep

Helps to lower cholesterol levels

Contain high levels of rutin, which help to protect against varicose veins

Contain anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritis properties

Packed with vitamin B which promote healthy skin

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Thanks for reading!

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