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7 Superfoods that Will Boost Your Health

Healthy eating patterns have been shown to provide significant health benefits. Try adding these food items to your diet

| 14.07.19 | 17:42
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Leafy Greens

Leafy greens support optimal brain funciton, fight belly bloating and makes your skin glow. Dark, leafy greens are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, as well as several phytochemicals. They also add fiber into the diet. 

Whole Grains 

Whole grains assist digestion, helps low cholesterol, lowers high blood pressure and helps you control your weight. A good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, whole grains also contain several B vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. They have been shown to lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease and diabetes.

Fish

Fish is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease. Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. These essential nutrients keep our heart and brain healthy.

Berries

High in fiber, berries are naturally sweet, and their rich colors mean they are high in antioxidants and disease-fighting nutrients. Berries are a great source of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol. In addition to protecting your cells, these plant compounds may reduce disease risk.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds can be eaten raw or gently toasted. They are a rich source of magnesium and zinc, two minerals many people don't get enough of. Magnesium helps relax the body and relieve everything from tight muscles to anxiety, headaches and constipation. Zinc is essential for your immune system, and it boosts testosterone. Research suggests both could help people who take medication for depression.

Yogurt 

Yogurt is a good source of calcium and protein, yogurt also contains live cultures called probiotics. These “good bacteria” can protect the body from other, more harmful bacteria. Yogurt consumption is directly linked to reduction in yeast infections. 
 
Nuts

Hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans etc. are a good source of plant protein. They also contain monounsaturated fats, which may be a factor in reducing the risk of heart disease. Nuts are high in fat, low in carbs, and a great source of several nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, and selenium. Nuts have been shown to promote weight loss rather than contribute to weight gain. Several studies indicate that your body doesn't absorb all of the calories in nuts.