Eating clean doesn’t have to be hard or boring, in fact with the addition of a few foods to your diet, you can be bulking up your body with all the vitamins it needs! These foods are known as super foods because they’re crammed with goodness and have very little in them that’s bad for you.
Try adding a meal a week into your diet including one or more of these ingredients, substituting it in for something that is less healthy. Add one extra meal a week and before you know it, you’ll have made the shift to a clean diet! Sometimes when we try to do to much at once, we’re setting ourselves up for failure.
This way, you’ve only one adjustment a week and you’ll be super excited to try out your new dish!
Here are 10 Amazing Super Foods To Add To Your Diet.
Avocado’s are packed with healthy monounsaturated fats, Vitamin B6 and loads of folate. Their increasing popularity means that they’re readily available and they’re delicious additions to salads, used as dips or even spread on toast!
Spinach is a nutrient-dense green superfood packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and essential folate. It is one of the healthiest foods on the planet and can be added to so many meals! It’s a fantastic side to protein dishes such as chicken, turkey and fish and a lot of people even use it as the main ingredient in their morning smoothies! Try blending it with a kiwi, flaxseed and ice and you’ve got a breakfast packed full of goodness.
3. Black Beans
Black beans are crammed with super healthy antioxidants and your body digests them slowly, meaning you stay feeling full for longer. Black beans are packed with calcium, protein and fiber, and can be added to lots of dishes. I particular like using them in slow cooker meals like a healthy turkey chilli. Tasty and you’ll feel amazing!
Garlic is really good for you and has been used to boost people’s health for hundreds of years. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties – inhibiting the growth of bacteria and has also been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Feel free to add this to more of your meals to get a burst of flavour and goodness!
These nuts are crammed with more antioxidants than any other nut. They’re also full of healthy fats, omega 3 oils, Vitamin E and plant oils. Sprinkle them on top of salads or grab handle full of them during the day.
Lentils are legumes that are high in fiber and give an extra boost of protein. Vegans and vegetarians use lentils as a meat substitute in traditional recipes, but anyone can add them to a meal and appreciate they’re taste and texture!
Beets are another food that are becoming increasingly popular, with many people grabbing a beet juice to load up on folate, magnesium and Vitamin C. They’re good for the brain and also lower blood pressure. Try the juice or add to a salad, beets are a versatile food that can be used in lots of meals.
Lemons are power houses of food, containing strong anti-inflammatory properties and tonnes of vitamin C, Lemons boast a long list of healthy benefits. One of the best tips we can offer is drinking a glass of lemon water, first thing in the morning – every day!
Raspberries are filled with antioxidants, Vitamin C, calcium and iron. They’re great in smoothies or simply on their own as a snack. They are also great at reducing sugar cravings when we’re trying to cut back on the bad stuff!