We are bombarded with nutritional advice that can often be expensive, but did you know that many common items on your supermarket shelf are not only wonderful for your health, but also great for your pocket. Here’s a list of OUR TOP 5 foods to put in one basket, and what they DO for your body!
Not only can these fruits be added to any dish to make it super delicious, but avocados are also full of healthy fats, fibers and nutrients like phytosterols (reduce cholesterol absorbtion) and folate (reduce the chances of cardio vascular disease). They’re also loaded with Vitamins B, C and E.
ALL berries are great sources of fiber, a nutrient important for a healthy digestive system. Filled with antioxidants and anti-cancer properies, these superfoods also lower cholesterol and high blood pressure. I’m sure you’ll agree that they also taste REALLY good. Since all berries are amazing for your health, most supermarkets stock blueberries, raspberries and gooseberries when in season. If you want to really reap the benefits of berry power and double up on those youth giving anti-oxidants, also try Superfoods Organic Black Mulberries, Superfoods Organic White Mulberries and Superfoods Organic Goji Berries
Spinach contains zinc, magnesium, iron and calcium. While spinach boosts metabolism, strengthens muscles and is good for eyesight, it also helps with brain function, memory and mental clarity. Stay cool, calm and focused every day of the week!
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and reduces muscle pain, constipation, nauscea, diabetes and cholesterol! Got a cold? Nibble on some ginger and say goodbye to sinus and flu! It’s also been known to cure stomach ulcers!
We are nuts about almonds! These nuts support heart health and reduce inflammation. Their source of Vitamin E and B2 promotes radiant and healthy skin and boosts energy levels. They are also one of the best brain foods!
Bear in mind that most supermarket produce is not organic and may be treated with pesticides and other chemicals to preserve shelf life, which can have adverse effects on our health! While eating organic is always first prize, next best is to use a product like Absolute Organix Organic Fruit & Veg Spray - which is formulated to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, mould and fungi, and to break-down surface pesticide residues as well as biofilms and waxes. It's a quick and simple spray, rinse and eat. It also keeps fruit and veg fresher for longer!
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