Super Foods for Super Health
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From retaining strength to reducing wrinkles, the foods you eat can positively impact your long-term health. Consider incorporating the following super foods into your diet to support super health. They happen to be super tasty too!
Avoid full-fat dairy and lots of red meat. These foods can cause premature wrinkling and inflammation connected to the slowing of brain functions. Also avoid trans fat-rich, fried and packaged foods, which clog arteries and pack on lots of fat around your middle.
- Almonds contain agility-promoting vitamin E.
- Apples are high in fibre and rich in antioxidants.
- Avocados offer heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
- Blueberries contain the most antioxidants of all common fruits and are high in fibre.
- Buckwheat pasta is high in fibre and contains protein, unlike most carbohydrates.
- Chiles contain calorie-burning capsaicin.
- Chocolate is rich in flavanols, which are antioxidants that reduce cell damage and lower blood pressure—even in just ¼ of an ounce per day.
- Curry powder is packed with turmeric, which promotes mental alertness.
- Eggs offer stick-with-you protein to help avoid overeating.
- Goji berries contain more beta carotene than carrots.
- Lentils pack both a protein and soluble fibre punch.
- Oats are a high-fibre, complex carbohydrate that won’t spike blood sugar.
- Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, and offers antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Pomegranates are a low-calorie, high fibre fruit also high in folate.
- Quinoa is a protein- and fibre-rich grain that’s very filling.
- Sardines contain omega-3s to help maintain muscle, and they are also high in calcium.
- Spinach and kale provide vitamin K, which improves bone density and supports eye health.
- Strawberries are rich in polyphenols, which help maintain brain function and memory.
- Tarragon contains antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals.
- Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which helps to protect the skin from sun damage.
- Wild salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, proven to keep the heart healthy, improve insulin sensitivity and build muscle.
- Yogurt contains carbohydrates, protein and good fat to keep blood sugar steady; it also promotes good digestion.