Boost your health: Top 8 superfoods

8 superfoods

If you want to look good and feel great, then you need to be eating nutrient dense superfoods.

Eating nutrient dense foods will ensure you get all the essential nutrients that you need or optimal health including vitamins, mineral essential fatty acids and fibre – all for the least number of calories.

Nutrient density is measured by comparing the amount of nutrients a food contains to the number of calories.

By add these eight nutrient dense superfoods to your diet you can easily boost your health, improve your immune system and have more energy.

8 nutrient dense superfoods

1. Kale. Kale is full of essential vitamins A, C and K, plus mineral like copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. A cup of kale packs in 3 grams of protein and only has about 40 calories. Kale can be enjoyed raw in salads or cooked in soups and casseroles.

2. Almonds. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats and protein but low in carbohydrates (great for regulating blood sugar levels). Ground almonds are great to use in cooking to thicken sauces and in baking to substitute for wheat flour to create tasty gluten-free meals.

3. Avocados. Avocados are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin K, B-group vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin E. As well as being a good source of ‘good fat’ it contains protein and fiber. The good oil contained in avocado assist in repairing damaged skin cells, protecting your skin and hair from ageing.

4. Coconut oilCoconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids, is easy to digest and has been found to boost your metabolism. Our body metabolises coconut oil in the liver, immediately converting it into energy to fuel brain and muscle function, rather than storing it as fat. A speedy metabolism helps boost the body’s immune system and keep weight off.

5. Quinoa. Quinoa is a super versatile gluten-free grain that has a slight nutty taste. It is a complete food, containing all essential amino acids, is high in protein, iron, potassium and is easily digestible.

6. Chia seeds. Chia seeds contain calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, are high in fiber and are a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. They also help to regulate your appetite, keeping you feeling fuller for longer, improve your sleep and elevate your mood.

7. BlueberriesBlueberries will boost your Vitamin C and K levels, fibre and manganese and are high in antioxidants, which helps to counter environmental damage to our cells.

8. CacaoCacao is chocolate in its raw form. Raw Cacao powder is packed with antioxidants, calcium and potassium. In fact, raw cacao contains three times more antioxidants than green tea. Cacao powder is preservative free and it is not highly processed which is why it is much healthier for you then low-grade hot chocolate which has been highly processed and had sugar and preservatives added to it.

How to include more nutrient dense superfoods in your diet

I have found one the easiest ways to include these nutrient dense foods in your daily diet is to add them to smoothies, snacks, salads and soups or stews. Below are a some ideas to get you started.

A great smoothie combo is kale, almonds, chia seeds, blueberries, cacao and almond milk or coconut water. Snacking on homemade kale chips or a handful of fresh blueberries or almonds provide a great afternoon pick-me-up. Or for a great nutrient dense salad try quinoa with sliced avocado, blanched kale leaves, roasted pumpkin and flaked almonds.

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