Five Super Foods You Need To Be Eating

By on December 18, 2012

Are you looking to lead a healthier lifestyle, perhaps you want to start exercising and eating better? The problem is that we live in a fast paced world that thrives on fast foods and everything comes with a side order or salt and oil.

Here are five super foods that you should incorporate into your new diet to help you on the healthy path:

Number One – Tuna
Tuna is the number one super food that you need to have in your diet. Tuna is a fatty fish that contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help to lower your cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Research has indicated that the omega-3 in tuna can also play a part in preventing conditions like hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, dry eye syndrome and possibly cancer. These are all diseases the effect a large number of people across the globe on a daily basis.

Ensure that you add this super food to your diet and eat it two to three times a week.

Number Two – Eggs
Eggs have always been a problem in the minds of dieticians – do they recommend it or don’t they? Recent studies have revealed that while an egg does contain cholesterol, it is not sufficient to be detrimental to your health.

One egg provides your body with twelve percent of your daily protein requirements and a wide variety of other nutrients including vitamin A, B6, B12, D, iron, zinc and phosphorous. Furthermore, the egg yolk (yellow) plays an important part in preventing eye diseases and blindness.

When cooking eggs opt for boiled, poached or scrambled and aim to eat three eggs a week.

Number Three – Garlic
Garlic is not only a fantastic kick in meat dishes, but it also offers tremendous health benefits because of its high antioxidant contents. Research shows that garlic, eaten on a regular basis, can help prevent heart disease, cancer, hypertension and is a great way to boost your immune system.

Include a clove or two in your meals, but ensure that you do not overcook it, as overcooked garlic does not provide the health benefits provided above.

Number Four – Yoghurt
Yoghurt is a fantastic way to increase your calcium and probiotics intake. A probiotic is a microbial food that is used to boost the intestinal bacterial balance of your body and as a result improve your overall health. Ensure that you buy low-fat or fat-free yoghurt to get the goodness, but without the added and unnecessary fat.

Number Five – Cranberries
Cranberries are loaded with proanthocyanidins that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and improve urinary tract health. Furthermore, new research suggestions that cranberries can also prevent gastrointestinal viruses. Ensure that you drink three hundred millilitres or grab a packet of cranberries on a daily basis to experience these benefits.

In conclusion, be sure to add these five super foods to your diet and start building a strong body, one that is able to fight off illnesses more effectively. Besides being really good for you, these five food items taste amazing. So get healthy and start eating right today.

I am Greg Jones, a water coolers London owner, food lover, fitness guru, health fundi and adventurer. In my spare time (away from work) I love nothing more that hitting he local gym for a good old fashioned workout – catch me at the water cooler dispenser during my break if you looking to chat-.

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