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Here’s our guide to some of the most potent superfoods that’ll have a beneficial effect on body and mind.
Just one can of black beans contains 15g of protein. This is the sort of protein level you’d expect to find in red meat, but with none of the saturated fats.
Apples! Little fighters of damage done by free-radicals and full of vitamin C. No wonder they keep the doctor away.
A high fibre diet is great for maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Oats and bran are great for both, so make sure you start the day on the right foot!
Salmon is an excellent lean source of protein, which will help you to feel full without having a high fat content. This is a fantastic addition to any diet if eaten with green veg such as broccoli, which is another great source of fibre. It also contains a huge whack of Omega 3 which helps to fight depression and can protect against Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Blueberries are super anti-aging little figure fixers. They’re full of fibre and also have an anti-inflammatory property which helps to prevent illness. The darker they are, the richer they are in antioxidants. Mixing them with honey and natural yoghurt is a good trick for fighting sweet cravings.
Excellent news! A glass of red wine can help your body to burn calories faster for up to ninety minutes in a day due to an antioxidant that prevents the storage of fat.
Grapefruits can lower your levels of insulin, which is a fat storing hormone. It’s also around 90% water, which will keep you feel fuller for longer.
Go nuts! Almonds are rich in healthy fats that can help you shed pounds! Snack on these between meals if you’re feeling peckish rather than heading for carbs like crisps or crackers.
Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant known as ECGC which can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It can also help to lower and control cholesterol. If you’re not a fan of the taste, add a slice of lemon for a fresh flavour!
There are foods that can even help to increase your breast size! Sunflower, pumpkin, and anise seeds are great sources of oestrogen, as is dairy. For a helping hand, try using a breast lotion to perk them up.
Carb lovers rejoice! Potatoes are a high source of resistant starch which helps your body burn fat and they are also three times as filling as a slice of bread. I’m sure this extends to chips. So, chips are good for you. That’s great news.
If you have any suggestions we might have missed, or if you want to let us know how you’ve been getting on with superfoods; comment below to share your experiences.
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Susannah Perez is a beauty blogger with a passion for food. An avid blogger for Triactol, she loves to keep up with the latest fashion trends.