As people become more and more health conscious, you must have heard a lot of chatter about eating ‘superfoods’.
So what is a superfood? It’s not just a diet fad, these foods are rich in nutrients and vitamins. The nutrients they have can prevent disease and help us live a longer life. Some nutritionists say that superfoods have at least 12 unique qualities.
Here are some tasty and easily available superfoods that you can incorporate into your diet.
Sweet Potato – This is a superfood that is rich in fibre and Vitamin A. The texture of a sweet potato is creamy, and it is naturally sweet, so it makes quite a delicious snack.
Spinach – This is an obvious one. Spinach is rich in iron, calcium, many vitamins, fibre and magnesium. It is good for the blood, brain and skin. There are so many ways to eat spinach — palak paneer is one yes, but you can also make interesting salads, and create fun dips with this leafy green.
Peanuts – This easily available superfood, which you can get on the streets, has a lot of benefits. Peanuts have vitamin E, magnesium and zinc. They are also a good source of unsaturated fats, and a lot of protein. They also help in losing weight because the protein and fibre makes you feel full.
So what are you waiting for? Next time you want a snack, peanuts are what you should pick up. P.S. try making peanut butter, it is delicious and healthy.
Chia Seeds – These are known as sabja seeds in India. There are various health benefits since they are a concentrated source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fibre and antioxidants.
Tip: They taste great in simple fruit and yoghurt smoothies.
Moong dal – This Indian staple is a superfood because it is rich in Vitamin A, B, C, E, and has calcium, iron and potassium. It is also rich in protein and fibre, and helps in weight loss as you will feel full after consuming it.
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