Top 3 Health Foods

Are you looking to improve your diet? Perhaps you’ve heard a lot about the so called ‘superfoods’. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be done simply and easily, by making a few adjustments. Here are our top 5 health foods.

Kale

Kale has been around a long time. Indeed, the Dutch have been eating these vegetable for ages. However, it’s recently come to the forefront in the ‘superfood’ revolution. It is a good source of fiber, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitamin B6, potassium, copper and manganese. Kale be used in salads or cooked and is a great supplement for a healthy balanced meal.

It’s quite easy to grow your own Kale if you have a garden, or buy cheapily from a local farmers’ market. Otherwise, it’s easily purchased from your local supermarket.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is a great alternative to potatoes, and is low in sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol. It is a great source of dietary fibre, vitamin B6 and potassium and is also a good source of Vitamin A and Manganese. Sweet potato can be easily mashed and served with vegetables and meat. Alternatively, it can be fried in canola or virgin olive oil and served with other vegetables or meat.

Chia seeds

These are a great supplement and ideally you should add these to your muesli or fruit bowl at the start of the day to give you that extra energy boost for the morning. Chia seeds have great nutritional value and is packed with fibre, protein, carbohydrates, and contains Omega 3 fatty acids essentialy for maintaining healthy skin.