As the world becomes a busier place with fast-paced lifestyles, there's a huge chance that we overlook things when it comes to the needs of our body.
As important as workouts and fitness routines are, it is essential for them to be complemented with what we put inside our system. We need to understand that our bodies need to be fulfilled internally & nutritionally as well.
To help you in achieving the ideal, healthy lifestyle and to fill in the gaps that can be left due to on-the-go routines, we bring you a list of 10 superfoods you can add to your diet, to pack it with a punch of nutrients you might be missing.
• Berries - Berries are high in fiber, naturally sweet & rich in antioxidants and disease-fighting nutrients. Add these to your yogurts, cereals or smoothies or even eat them as a snack.
• Broccoli - This green powerhouse packs vitamins A, C and K, which helps with bone health, as well as folate.
• Oats - Oats are a great way for you to up your fiber intake. Make this superfood a part of your breakfast to not only feel full through the morning but also to get enough fiber which is good for our gut (and our waistlines!)
• Nuts - Hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans - nuts are a good source of plant protein. They also contain monounsaturated fats, which may be a factor in reducing the risk of heart disease. Add a handful to your oatmeal or yogurt or have as a snack.
• Leafy greens - Dark, leafy greens are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium. They also add fibre to the diet. Try varieties such as spinach, Swiss chard, kale, collard greens, or mustard greens.
• Olive oil - Olive oil is a good source of vitamin E, polyphenols, and monounsaturated fatty acids, all of which help reduce the risk of heart disease. Use in place of butter or in pasta or rice dishes.
• Legumes/Pulses - Legumes, or pulses earn the superfood label because they’re loaded with nutrients and play a role in preventing and managing various diseases. They are a rich source of B vitamins, various minerals, protein and fibre.
• Plain Yogurt - A good source of calcium and protein, yogurt also contains live cultures called probiotics. These “good bacteria” can protect the body from other, more harmful bacteria.
• Whole Grains - A good source of both soluble and insoluble fibre, whole grains also contain several B vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. They have been shown to lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease and diabetes.
• Sweet Potatoes - One medium sweet potato-or about 1/2 cup-provides nearly four times the recommended daily value of vitamin A, which helps keep your eyes, bones and immune system healthy, plus some vitamin C and B6, potassium, manganese and lutein.
So go ahead & build yourself a healthy body as well as a healthy mind with these gifts of nature with the jukebox family.