Today we are going to list some of the top foods that we should include in our daily diet chart to live a healthy and fit life. Here is the list of these top super foods and their benefits :-
Honey has been used by different cultures for different purposes. It has been used to heel cuts or burns on the skin. It has 5 to 7% more protein than beef. So, it is a great source of proteins. People suffering from certain kind of allergies have reported that their allergies improved when they started taking raw local honey. Along with great taste, honey has lot of health benefits. Organic, raw honey contains carbohydrates that supply energy and strength. Also, it can boost your endurance and reduce muscle fatigue. Issues related to male impotence and female infertility can be treated using raw honey. Raw honey mixed with warm raw goat milk is believed to increase sperm count considerably in body.
1. Acai Berry :- It contains substances called Anthocyanins and Flavonoids and posses 10 to 30 times more antioxidants as compared to red wine. Anthocyanins and Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants which helps our body to defend against life’s stressors and play a vital role in strengthening the body’s cell protection system. Acie berry is rich in antioxidants so it helps by neutralizing free radicals which are said to a major cause of ageing effect.
2. Goji berry :- These berries are rich source of antioxidants, particularly Carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. zeaxanthin’s plays a vital roles in protecting the retina of the human eye by absorbing blue light and acting as an antioxidant. It has 500 times more vitamin C than orange or any other food.
It contain has lot of Osmusis. Coconut water contains a huge amount of electrolytes with little minerals that helps body to get energy to all different cells. Raw coconut water does not contain any sugar or chemicals and is fully natural. Coconut oils contains high quality fats which body needs while creating cells or cell membranes in body. Other benefits of coconut oil include skin care, stress relief, hair care, increased immunity, aid in proper digestion and proper metabolism, helps relief from heart diseases and kidney problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, cancer and bone strength.
They contains healthy fats (essential fatty acids) and is a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, fibre, B6 and other phytonutrients. There are more than 80 varieties of avocado. Some people are reluctant of adding avacado to be a part of diet as they contain a relatively high amount of fat. But the fats contained in avacado are the fats that our body needs to create cells, membrane etc. Avocado is easy to add to salads and sandwiches.
There is a wide variety of beans like pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans with different nutritional properties. Beans contain a lot of fiber contents in them. Depending on the type of legumes, they vary between 5 and 8.6 grams of fiber per 100 g (30 ounces) serving. Beans have significant antioxidant properties making them grate anti-aging food and a good source of dietary fiber. Studies show that soluble fiber in beans can reduce blood cholesterol. They also help in maintaining the certain weight level. So they are a great super food to add to your diet plan.
Nuts and Seeds
Seeds contain lot of essential fatty acids and some protein. They contribute to get a good amount of balanced fats. One of these seeds is Hemp seed. Hemp seed is a high protein seed containing all nine of the essential amino acids along with high amount of fibers, vitamin E and fatty acids. Nuts are rich source of energy, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals. Nuts are very rich source of important omega-3 essential fatty acids such as Linoleic acid, Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA), Docosahexonic acid, Eicosapentaenoic acid etc.
There are different types of teas like black tea, green teas, Ginger tea, Lemon tea with different flavors and nutritional benefits. There are lot of health benefits of drinking herbal teas. Many herbal teas may help decrease high cholesterol and even helps in reducing weight. Herbals teas which contain green tea, garlic, cinnamon, ephedra or hawthorn are helpful in improving blood circulation, decrease unhealthy cholesterol levels and increase fat-burning process in the abdominal area. Teas containing ginger, lemon, cinnamon, echinacea, peppermint, honey, ephedra etc. have many anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties commonly. They are good cure for people suffering from cold and flu symptoms such as sore throat, coughing, nasal congestion, sinus pain, body aches etc. Several types of herbal teas are: Peppermint tea, Rooibos tea, Chamomile tea, Lemon balm tea, Milk thistle and dandelion tea, Ginger tea, Rosehip tea.
Green Leafy Vegetables
Green Leafy vegetables are no. 1 food and health benefits of green leafy vegetables are many. So, they are an important part of a healthy diet. They contain low calories with high fiber, so they are ideal for weight management. Dark green leafy vegetables are considered to be a healthy source of vitamins like B, K, C, A and E. Also they are a rich source of fiber, iron and calcium. Vitamin K is known to regulate blood clotting and helps in protecting bones from osteoporosis. Green vegetables contain very little carbohydrates and due to high fiber content, they are slow to digest. Eating more green leafy vegetables helps improve your immune system. So we should add more green vegetables to our daily diet.
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