Posted by Corine
I feel that I have been rushing around so much lately that making time for healthy and nutrient meals has not been my priority and I may have abused the pasta and take-away meals a little too much… and do not get me started on the Easter chocolates! I would love to have a portion of fresh spinach, kale or broccoli every day in my plate but I find it a bit difficult.. and I am sure that I am not the only one! However there are some super foods which are so easy to incorporate into your diet in a very simple and affordable way. The list is long but I would like to share with you three of my favourites.
I am a massive fan of the Linwoods Milled Flaxseed, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts & Co-enzyme Q10. I bought other products from this line in the past but this one is the best so far. You should try to get an intake of two dessert spoonfuls daily to enjoy the full benefit of co-enzyme Q10 who has a critical role in producing energy and maintenance for the cells of your body, especially for your heart, liver and kidneys. Plus co-enzyme Q10 also functions as an antioxidant and is packed with iron, zinc, magnesium and selenium. The blend of flaxseed and nuts gives it a great nutty taste and it can be incorporated into your porridge, yogurt, pancake, fruit bowl, salad, soup, bread, roasted vegetables, etc. You can find it in most food stores or online for less than £5. This product is so easy to use and so good for you… it’s a keeper!
If you have never heard about them yet, make sure to remember the tasty and colourful goji berries! They are so easy to add in to your morning cereal, muesli, porridge or bowl of fruits and they can also be eaten straight out of the packet for a healthy snack. I love to add them to my salads for a sweet taste and they also look amazing as edible decorations on tarts and cakes. Goji berries have roots in ancient China as a medicinal plant to treat eye, liver, and kidney ailments. They are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, Vitamin A, iron, zinc, fibre and contain a large amount of protein. I personally like to buy the Infinity Foods Organic Goji Berries as they are always nice and moist. The packet of 250g costs me around £6 and it lasts a while.
Last but not least, blueberries are an easy and delicious way to boost your antioxidant intake on a daily basis as they are known to have more antioxidants than 40 other common fruits and vegetables! They are also low in calories which is a plus if you are watching your waistline. To make the most of it I personaly prefer organically grown blueberries as they are believed to contain more antioxidants and be lower in sugars than the farmed ones. They are also a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, fibre and manganese. Once again you can enjoy them at breakfast with you cereal, yogurt, porridge, pancake or on their own. And if you want to bring some balance to a very sweet dessert, just add a few blueberries for a zesty kick.
I hope these three super foods will help you make some positive changes in your diet in a simple and affordable way!
Please leave a comment and share your own favourite super foods with us below.