Looking to stay healthy, in shape, agile, happy and wise? Well yea! Arent we all? There are certain super foods that would go a long way in helping you achieve these goals.
However it is important to note that for various reasons, some foods may not be as helpful or may even be detrimental in the long run to certain individuals. It is important to always know your health status at every point in time and moderation is always advised. *Barring allergies and certain medical conditions that may prevent you from eating these foods* feel free to gobble up.
Here are 7 super foods that you can bank on to keep you healthy and boost your immunity.
Bananas are unarguably one of the super foods of this world, eating bananas everyday is one of the best things you could ever do. High in antioxidants, rich in potassium and pectin these Yellow beauties help to relieve stomach ulcers, protect the eyes, prevent cancer, build strong bones and stabilize blood sugar.
Bananas combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and blindness. They can cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a great shine on your shoes. Yikes! What can’t this food do?
interestingly eggs are also one of the super foods we have around .Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. One little egg is packed with several vitamins essential to your health according best health eating eggs can help you lose weight? This might come as a surprise to those who think of eggs as ‘fattening’ or ‘unhealthy”but a study carried out by the Rochester Center for Obesity Research found that eating eggs for breakfast helps limit your calorie intake all day, by more than 400 calories. That means you could lose three pounds or more per month. Awesome eh? Yea I know.
Nuts are rich sources of heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Studies of Seventh-Day Adventists show that those who eat nuts add, on average, an extra two and a half years to their lives. Walnuts, hazelnuts, cashew nuts and almonds are
Just one large orange would serve as an excellent source of daily vitamin C minimum requirement. Vitamin C is critical for producing white blood cells and antibodies that fight off infections; it’s also a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from free-radical damage. Certainty one of the super foods on the planet.
Various cultures claim yogurt as their own creation, but the 2,000-year-old food’s health benefits is not disputed. Interestingly yogurt is loaded with nutrients and vitamins. Yogurt can give you flat abs, did you just roll your eyes in disbelief? Most brands of yogurt contain good-for-you bacteria that help burn belle fat(which is regarded as one of the most difficult areas to burn fat). Yogurt is loaded with vitamins. A cup of yogurt a day can help you recover faster after a workout. Although it is important to know that not all yogurt is equal when it comes to calcium and vitamin D, yogurt may prevent high blood pressure.
tomatoes are great super foods any day anytime, they contain a significant amount of vitamins and nutrients including vitamin A, C, and K. Tomatoes are great for the skin, eyes, hair and heart.
Studies show that a diet rich in lycopene can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers, as well as reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.
Apples have always made the list of super foods, little wonder the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are great when it comes to weight loss,
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber they help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease
Helps control insulin levels by slowly releasing sugar into the bloodstream. Apples are packed with vitamins C, A , and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron, and calcium.
Apples provide a source of potassium as well.
Taking care of our health and body is probably the most crucial and important job we are tasked with as this goes a really long way in keeping us around and making sure we enjoy being around. We must all make a conscious effort to look after ourselves and eat healthy.
If you didn’t know all these, you are welcome 🙂 also feel free to add to this list as this is by no means an exhaustive list
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Guest post by oluwakemi folashade bamiloye a nutritionist and dietician in Nigeria, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org