It’s common knowledge that the basis of good health is to eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly. Add to this drinking enough water and getting enough sleep, and you have a great foundation for good health.
However, there are some ‘super foods’ you can add to your diet to elevate the rewards of a healthy diet and give you that extra little push toward a strong immune system and happy insides!
The acai berry has become very popular of late, and with good reason! In this article by Dr. Edward Group, you can find 12 health benefits of acai, which include the promotion of heart health, assistance in digestion, reduction of irritation to the lungs, improvement in cellular health and boosting of the immune system.
A lunchbox staple for children all over Australia, kiwi fruit is packed with vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. According to Care2 Healthy Living, there are up to 14 health benefits in kiwi fruit. These including helping digestion, assisting in management of blood pressure, boosting immunity and being a great fruit choice for diabetics.
There are few cafes serving brunch that don’t offer you smashed avocado, but not enough share the health benefits of the fruit. There are up to 12 proven health benefits, including being filled with 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Though this isn’t as common as the previous 3 ‘super foods’, spirulina contains a lot of important vitamins and minerals, and is the most nutrient dense food on the planet. It is usually available in powdered form to add to smoothies and other mixes.
These super foods are both delicious and nutritious, but eating too much for no reason can have adverse effects on your health. It’s a great idea to visit your GP and get an idea of whether there are any nutrients missing from your diet, so that you don’t end up overloading on some and missing out on others.
Keep track of your results for future reference using an app like Healthi, and bring up your previous medical history on the go.
With so many exciting ingredients available, delve into the colourful world of super foods!