It is still the first of the year and hopefully we are all continuing to pursue or new year resolutions! One that I am always trying to keep is to eat more healthy foods. Have you heard about super foods? They are full of great things for your body and can help provide you with lots of health benefits. My friend Kathleen is sharing with you some super foods and their health benefits.
It is important to eat nutrient and healthy foods, if you want to keep your body in shape. Unhealthy and bad for your health snacks may taste good but they won’t feed your cells and you will be hungry soon after you have just eaten your meal. Here are described ten of the most healthy super-foods and their qualities. You will learn why they are healthy for your body. They are presented in random order, not according to their healthy qualities.
First of the super-foods is teff. It doesn’t contain gluten and is nutritionally better than quinoa, because it has more calcium, zinc, vitamin K, copper. It provides all eight of the vital amino acids. It is recommended that we eat half cup of teff three or four times in the week.
2. Pumpkin Seeds
Super-food number two are the pumpkin seeds. Nutritionists reveal that a quarter cup of pumpkin seeds supplies you with 45% of the necessary magnesium for the day, as well as 47% of the iron you need daily. These minerals support the nerve function and muscles.
3. Wheat Berries
Super-food number three are wheat berries. They contain vitamin E, B vitamins and selenium. They help in the formation of red blood cells and in getting energy from the food we eat. This will maintain your glycemic index down, which is essential for weight control and protection from diabetes.
4. Bok choy
Bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage, frequently used in stir-fries. It is healthy because it has plenty of fibres, calcium, folic acid, vitamins A, B and C. It’s a nutrient food which tastes good and easily satisfies hunger. It is recommended that we eat two or three portions of bok choy per week.
5. Shiitake mushrooms
All mushrooms make vitamin D2 when being exposed to UVB rays. But the transparent white gills of shiitake’s mushrooms allow larger UVB contact and produce even more quantity of vitamin D. These mushrooms have in themselves lentinan – a compound that retards tumor growth, as well as 1,3-beta-glucan – known for its qualities to stimulate the immune system. It is recommended to eat from 3 ½ to 5 cups of cooked shiitake mushrooms every week.
6. Hemp Seeds
These seeds come form the same plant as the marijuana, but unlike it doesn’t have the THC chemical which changes the mood. The hemp seeds contain high level of fibre, omega-3s and vitamin E. This is the reason why their consumption prevents hearth diseases, supports muscle function, protects against the damage of free radical and sustains the immune system.
7. Black Cod
Black cod, like salmon, contains omega-3 amino acids. It has softer flavour, which makes it more universal for cooking. Nutritionists advise consumption of two or three servings of black cod a week.
8. Pomegranate Seeds
Pomegranate seeds are sweet and nutrient, being low in calories at the same time. They contain a lot of antioxidants and fibres. Pomegranate seeds are suitable to be used on salads. Squeeze a quarter cup of this fruit over your salad every day.
9. Brazil Nuts
Besides being low in carbohydrates, Brazil nuts have vitamin E and healthy for the heart fats. They are also filled with selenium – mineral which can help prevent some forms of cancer. One Brazil nut provides over 100% of your daily doze.
10. Kidney Beans
Kidney beans contain 38% of your daily need of folic acid, 28% of copper, 24% of iron and 23% of manganese, which are part of the body’s own antioxidant system. They are also rich in phytonutrients, fibre and phenolic compounds, which protect against the bad cholesterol. Only two thirds a cup of kidney beans will supply you with almost every mineral and vitamin you need.
These foods will help you keep your body healthy with less consumed amount of food. They contain the needed for the body vitamins and minerals, which will keep it in good shape and functioning properly.
The article is kindly presented by Finchley HouseCleaning