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Do you know the reason behind Miranda Kerr’s perfect body or Victoria Beckham’s healthy and glowing skin? All they have done is simply made superfoods a part of their diet. While Kerr adds chia seeds in her homemade muffins, Victoria on the other hand looks youthful and healthy because of bee pollen.
For those of you who’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what superfoods are, well they’re basically whole foods that have high amounts of micronutrients and other unique compounds that have incredible healing potential. Not only are they beneficial for our health but are tasty as well. These nutrient-packed foods can help us fight disease, reduce weight, help attain that perfect figure, and glowing, wrinkle-free skin, make our hair lush and even make us more energetic.
Superfoods aren’t magical substances, neither were they discovered recently. They’ve been here since forever. And the best part is, that they can easily be incorporated in your daily diet.
Add these 10 superfoods to your diet and see the miraculous changes.
Goji berry has been riding a wave of popularity for a few years now. Apart from increasing life expectancy and lowering blood pressure, they’re also anti-oxidants for eyes and skin. They’re a source of Iron and Vitamin A, B and C. Also known as wolfberry, these can easily be incorporated in your diet. Just add them into your breakfast cereal or yogurt or trail-mix and you can drink them as tea or juice as well. They taste great when cooked with meat also.
Chia and Pumpkin seeds are so 2016. Watermelon seeds are the ones which trended like crazy in 2017. When you’re in a mood for some snacks, why stuff your face with oily and fatty foods, when you can munch on watermelon seeds? These not only keep your skin moisturised, soft and well-toned but also prevent acne. They also improve your metabolism and sharpen your memory.
BLACK BEAN PASTA
Remember how a few years back there was this craze for wholegrain pasta? Can’t deny that the rage was legit, I mean, pasta that is healthy! What more can anyone ask for. Well, the fad in twenty-seventeen is black bean pasta. This pasta not only looks beautiful, (it’s black in colour, its bound to look beautiful!) but is also high in protein and fibre, is gluten-free, and is good for digestion and diabetes.
You could hate beetroot or love them but it is the ‘it’ superfood of 2017. They’re being used in desserts, to make healthy snacks such as beet chips, and even athletes are drinking beetroot juice to uplift their performances. I can see why it’s so popular — they can help treat cancer, detoxify blood, fight dandruff, reduce signs of ageing and act as a natural hair dye.
We don’t expect peas to be on the superfoods list, I guess its because we feel for a food item to make the cut as a superfood means that they’ve got to be expensive and not very easily available. But truth be told, that is just a myth. Not only do peas help with weight loss but also prevent wrinkles. It’s 2017’s protein alternative.
They not only taste great but are a tremendous source of energy. These sweet tasting nuts delay ageing and can be used to condition your hair. Macadamia nuts can be incorporated into your diet as a salad dressing, oil for cooking and baking, and they taste absolutely delish with — ranging from fruits, to cheese, to veggies.
Papaya is one of the most popular superfoods of 2017. It improves your eyesight and also reduces stress. And for all you ladies out there it helps reduce menstrual pain and now you know exactly what to eat during ‘that time of the month’.
It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. It not only adds colour to your food, acts an antiseptic, but is extremely rich in Iron, is a very strong antioxidant and prevents cancer.
We generally think that anything that’s tasty can’t be healthy – case in point: pizza. But what about mushrooms? Tasty as hell, right! And guess what, it’s got certain compounds that ward off dementia and Alzheimers. It is also referred to as “function food”. Well, that means healthy can be tasty!
Just because they aren’t exotic, they aren’t given much importance. But the fact is that they not only taste yum, but also improve digestion, help with weight loss, and stimulate hair growth.
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