7 Superfoods That Should Be a Part of Your Diet This 2021
Let’s face it, we’re all stuck in our unique rut race, and staying healthy may seem like a herculean task. Back in the day, working out and eating clean seemed to be enough to make the cut for a ‘holistically well life’. The trends have changed, though, and now it’s imperative to pay attention to every little aspect of your regimen, right down to your micronutrients! Oops! Wait! We didn’t mean to intimidate you. All you really need to do is add superfoods to your diet!
What are superfoods? Well, to put it simply, superfoods are foods that contain a LOT of nutrients and significantly contribute to good health. Most superfoods are delicious and easy to integrate into your daily routine. Wondering where to start? Here’s a list of 7 superfoods that will keep your gut, heart, and beyond very happy!
Our first thought? Yum! Blueberries are high in antioxidants and contain a lot of fibre. Blueberries can be eaten as it is, with your morning cereal, can add some colourful pop to your fruit bowl, or can amp up your post-workout smoothie. They make for a delicious, refreshing snack, even on the go!
We’re surprised too, but yeah, green tea is still on the up and up. Green tea has several health benefits – it boosts immunity, it is packed with powerful antioxidants, flavonoids, and anti-inflammatory properties. Pro tip: opt for tea leaves instead of tea bags and let your tea brew for at least three minutes so that it may soak up all the goodness efficaciously.
If you’re not completely and irrevocably in love with avocados, we’re judging you (a little bit). Avocados are one of the most-loved superfoods ever because of how delicious and versatile they are. Avocados are packed with healthy fats, vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Spread it, blend it, eat it raw – this creamy superfood is too good to resist.
Salmon is one of the healthiest fish alternatives and one of the most versatile ones too. There are so many different ways you can consume salmon to soak up all its goodness. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Can’t find fresh salmon? Don’t fret – canned salmon is brimming with wholesomeness too!
Seeds are a great way to add protein and fibre to your diet in an easy and regulated manner. Although small, seeds like chia and hemp are brimming with nutrition. Seeds are one of the easiest superfoods to incorporate into your diet as you can add them to your smoothie bowl or puddings, sprinkle them over cereal or toast or just nibble on them through the day.
Wait, before you make a face, we’re stubborn about eating our greens too. But hey, since leafy greens like spinach, kale, cabbage, bok choy, etc are oozing with fibre and nutrients, we cannot leave them behind – but we can make consuming them fun! Adding leafy greens to your smoothies is a great way to get your daily dose in a delicious way. You can also dry them up and toss them in the oven and enjoy some crispy green chips (maybe with a sriracha mayo dip? wink wink).
It may seem like a no-brainer, but nuts are a great source of healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts are super easy to add to literally anything you may like to eat (read: chocolate walnut brownies), and can be popped on the go! Talk about easy nutrition for holistic wellness!