What on earth are superfoods? There is no scientific meaning but they’re basically foods that have ridiculous amounts of nutrients in them and are great for your health and general well-being.
There are so many misconceptions about superfoods, for example, people often think that superfoods will lead to weight loss but none of them have actually been proven to do so. Even green tea, which has always been said to help with losing weight, only has a minimal effect.
With new superfoods being declared almost everyday, it can be confusing to know which foods actually do what they are claimed to! Here are 4 ‘superfoods’ that have been proven to improve general well being:
Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that helps to keep your heart healthy. They’re also a great source of vitamins A, C and E, help to maintain healthy skin and supports your immune system.
One of the most versatile superfoods, steel-cut oats are high in fibre and have been proven to help lower blood cholesterol, help with digestion and metabolism. They’re great for breakfast as you can add whatever toppings you want, it’s high fibre count helps you feel fuller for longer and increases your energy levels!
Everyone’s favourite superfood! Avocado delivers at least 10% of your needs for eight vitamins and minerals in just one half-cup serving and is high in potassium, which helps vital organs to run properly, and fibre. They are a great source of healthy fats and increase good cholesterol in the body.
One of the most underrated superfoods, beetroot contain vitamins A, B and C which help to keep your immune system strong. They are also packed with potassium, fibre and folic acid which your body to produce and maintain new cells!
We know being told all the time to eat healthily and more vegetables and fruits can be annoying but it can massively improve your health. Adding food like these to your diet, even if it’s just a couple of days in the week, can lead to more good habits!