7 Affordable Superfoods To Supercharge Your Health

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LadyBosses are constantly on the go and it is essential to keep the engine going with the right nutrition.

 

What are Superfoods?

Superfood is a special category of food found in nature. They are calories sparse but nutrient dense and are packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients, minerals and essential nutrients. The best part? These superfoods are very affordable and there is no reason why you shouldn’t add them to your diet.

 

Why superfood?

They provide an extraordinary supply of antioxidants, minerals, enzyme and nutrients all in one.

They provide the health benefits beyond their nutritional components, working synergistically to optimize body function, heal the body and bring it back to balance.

They provide nutrients that are rarely found anywhere else in nature.

They reduce the risk of diseases and inflammation, which is the key driver of chronic diseases.

 

Try out these inexpensive superfoods and get the maximum health benefits:

 

1) Berries

Berries are rich in phytonutrients that are powerful antioxidants to quench the free radicals that ravage our body. They are high in potassium and Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 and vitamin B6. A 100g serving provide 77 mg of potassium, 9.7 mg of vitamin C and 6 mg of calcium.

Eat from a wide variety of berries such as blueberries, strawberries, Goji berry and Acai berry. Fresh is the best, but frozen or freeze-dried is better than canned.

 

2) Green tea

Green tea contains ECGC (Epigallocatechin Gallate), which is a polyphenol flavonoid and a powerful antioxidant. In a Japanese study on green tea, was discovered that people who drank green tea had lower cholesterol than those who didn’t. ECGC is also found to inhibit cancer cells.

 

3) Wheat grass

Wheat grass is the sprouted grass of a wheat seed. Because it is sprouted, it contains no gluten and other common allergic agents. Wheat grass alkalise the body allow optimum functions. It helps to normalize thyroid imbalance and assist in digestion as well as promote weight loss.

 

4) Spirulina

Spirulina is a blue-green fresh water algae. It has a high source of protein, which contains 70% complete protein compared to a piece of steak ,which contains only 25% protein after cooking. Spirulina has many benefits and one of them is controlling blood sugar and cravings. So, taking Spirulina can help with weight loss.

 

5) Pomegranate

Pomegranate protects the heart. A 2004 BBC report showed Israeli scientist discovered that 1 glass of pomegranate juice a day can reduce the risk of heart disease. 100 g of pomegranate contains 236 mg of potassium, 10 mg of Vitamin C, 10 mg of calcium and 4 g of fiber.

 

6) Green leafy vegetables

Fresh green leafy vegetables are rich in chlorophyll, easy digestible protein, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. They cleanse the kidney, nourish the brain cells and strengthen the immune system.

Eat from a wide variety of inexpensive green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, watercress, parsley, lettuce and broccoli.

 

7) Noni

Noni has been a source of nutrients for the Polynesians for a very long time. It has anti-bacterial properties, anti-tumor activity and anti-inflammatory. Noni is a natural pain reliever and helps to strengthen the immune system.

Eat these superfoods every day and you will begin to see that your health is improved and you will feel more alert, energetic and don’t fall sick easily.

What are other superfoods you have taken and benefited from them? Share with me in the comment box below.

 

This article was first published and reproduced with permission from lookgoodfeelgreatalways.com.

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Jackie Yeo is the co-founder of Ladyboss. She is an internet marketing specialist who focuses on helping clients build and manage their online presence. Jackie is also a strong advocate of women's rights and is keen to promote entrepreneurship among women. Outside work, she's a self-professed foodie and an avid dancer.

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