Five Superfoods you should add to your diet
Usually when we think about our diet, we think about what we need to take out of it, less sugar, less fat and so on. However food is fuel and if you eat the right foods it can heal and preserve our bodies. Here are five simple foods that you can add into your diet and reap significant rewards.
Oatmeal lowers cholesterol and because it is rich in fiber it also improves your digestion and is great for weight control because it helps you feel full. The American Heart Association recommends 25 to 30 grams of dietary fiber a day and one serving of oatmeal has about one sixth that amount so add oats and other whole grains into your daily menu.
Avocados are high in fat, but good fats, monounsaturated fatty acids. These can actually help you lose fat around your middle. If your waistline is at 35 inches or higher, you are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. Avocados also contain high concentrations of crucial minerals and vitamins like potassium, magnesium, folate, protein, and vitamins B6, E, and K. Although these can be added in moderation.
Beans are loaded with antioxidants and protein and fiber. Experts suggest that adding beans to your diet can increase your body’s capacity to burn fat and control blood sugar and even reduce the risk of cancer.
Most people know that Olive oil is heart healthy, however new research suggests that in can be can be brain healthy too. It has been recommended for prevention against Alzheimer’s disease. It has also been proposed to combat certain kinds of cancers.
Go ahead, indulge in a little chocolate, but make it dark. Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and can help to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. It also has tons of minerals and some studies even say that it can be good for the skin. So enjoy, just remember, it’s still chocolate so proceed with restraint.