7 SUPER FOODS

5 June 2015 03:36 pm

 

7 Super Foods 2

To keep you healthy and happy

 

By Shabnam Farook

What is a Superfood?

Superfoods are high in nutrients and have specific health benefits. They are low in saturated fats and food additives.

Almond Milk

Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin E

Almond milk is low in calories and heart healthy. It contains no cholesterol and only 5mg sodium and 8g carbohydrates per serving. 7 Super Foods 4

Spinach

Niacin, Zinc, Fiber

Spinach is low in calories, high in nutrients. It helps prevent cataracts, some cancers, and cardiovascular disease. 7 Super Foods 5

Honey

B6, Thiamin, Niacin, Amino Acids

Its antioxidants protect cells against damage from free radicals. Honey also contains oligosaccharides, which increase the number of good bacteria in the colon. 7 Super Foods 3

Bananas

Potassium, Resistant Starch

Loaded with potassium, bananas can lower your blood pressure. It is one of the best sources of resistant starch, a fiber that boosts your metabolism. 7 Super Foods 6

Strawberries

Vitamin C, Folate

Just a cup of strawberries contains the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. It also contains folate, which protects your heart. Strawberries also help whiten your teeth naturally. 7 Super Foods 1

Oranges

Vitamin C, Fiber, Calcium, B Vitamins

Eat one orange a day and you’ve reached the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Oranges help to keep your immune system humming. It is a great source of fiber. 7 Super Foods 2

Superfoods taste amazing together

The super-seven Jolly Green Smoothie This green smoothie is jam-packed with fruit and spinach. Ingredients

  •  2 almond milk
  •  2 tbsp honey
  •  1 banana
  •  1 orange, peeled and halved
  •  5 fresh strawberries
  •  3 cups spinach
  •  2 cups ice cubes
  •  Blend and enjoy!

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