We all want to be as healthy as possible. This is a given. The healthier you are, the better you generally feel. You may find that you have more energy, feel more capable in your body and can get on with day to day life more easily. Now, there are big changes you can make, such as an overhaul of your diet, implementation of a strict exercise regime and various other steps. But sometimes, some of us are just looking for a few small and simple changes that can have some sort of positive impact. If this sounds like you, you may want to simply consider adding some superfoods into your usual diet. Here are just a few that you might want to try out!
What Is a Superfood?
Let’s start out by explaining what a superfood is. Put simply, it is any food that has a high nutritional density. If a food is packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, chances are, it’s a superfood.
There are, of course, many superfoods out there. So we’ve whittled down a list to suggest some that are easy to source and that you can try out easily.
- Healthy Teas
There are a number of teas out there that are particularly good for your health and wellbeing. Green tea is perhaps the most popular example. Green tea contains bioactive compounds, such as catechins, which can help to prevent cell damage in your body. Now, green tea has a distinct bitter taste. If you don’t like the taste, you may want to consider an alternative health tea like pique tea.
Kimchi has skyrocketed in popularity in Western culture over the past few years. Originating in Korea, this fermented vegetable dish is packed with probiotics, which are great for your gut. It is traditionally made by fermenting napa cabbage in lactic acid bacteria. Other vegetables in the dish commonly include onion, radish, garlic and chillies. Kimchi can often be quite spicy, so test a small amount before eating a lot of it. This will help you to determine if you need to mix it with a little yoghurt or not.
- Olive Oil
If you’re not cooking with olive oil, now is the time to start. This healthy oil contains high levels of monounsaturated fats, well known for improving your overall health and wellbeing. You will also find vitamins E and K in your olive oil, which can help your body to repair from oxidative stress.
- Steel Cut Oats
Stuck for a healthy breakfast? Opt for steel cut oats. Sure, normal oats are great. But these oats are less processed and contain higher levels of fibre than the options you may find offered by well known brands on supermarket shelves. These oats will provide great slow release energy.
There are plenty more superfoods out there that you might want to try. These are just a few suggestions to get the ball rolling. Hopefully, some will appeal to you and you’ll be on the path to a healthier lifestyle in next to no time!
Thank you for reading!