Discovering New Foods For Healthy Living

by | Jun 3, 2015 | Health Habits, Nutrition Support, Uncategorized

 4 healthy and delicious foods you may not be getting enough of. 

As far as healthy living is concerned, our diets are, without question, absolutely crucial when it comes to health, fitness, and general well-being, both physically and mentally. In a world seemingly governed by commercialised fast food outlets and processed frozen convenience meals. It’s easy to understand exactly why so many of us are considered obese, and morbidly obese, and why governments are being forced to shell out billions upon billions in diet-related health care every single year. One of the main reasons why we tend to struggle to eat healthily is the fact that we’ve simply not discovered fresh, healthy, and delicious produce that we enjoy eating. We stick with foods that we know and that we’re familiar with, but are hesitant to try new produce for fear of not enjoying them, and that is where we’re going wrong. Look at fruits and vegetables for example. The NHS recommends that we consume at least 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables each day, but many of us don’t get anywhere near that, because we simply haven’t discovered enough fruits and/or vegetables that we enjoy. If you’re worried about your health and well-being, take a look at the following 4 foods that are incredibly healthy, yet you probably don’t get enough of.

Kale – This green leafy vegetable is considered a superfood, and for very good reason as well. Kale is without question one of the healthiest foods on the entire planet as it is loaded full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and various other goodness that the body absolutely thrives upon. The antioxidants found in Kale can help prevent a number of different forms of cancer, and on top of that, it is one of the world’s best sources of vitamin A, which has a number of benefits for the body. If you think that kale has to be boiled to within an inch of its life and served as a green mushy mess as a side dish, think again, as there are a number of various ways of serving kale, just take a look at this article from Web MD to learn more about kale, including a few handy serving suggestions.

Blueberries – Blueberries are an absolutely delicious superfood, that are jam-packed full of beneficial antioxidants that provide a number of different benefits to the body. These potent antioxidants have been found to help protect against heart disease, cancer, premature aging, and dementia. They’re also great at helping to prevent urinary tract infections as well.

A selection of vitamin and antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables

A selection of vitamin and antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables

Sardines – Sardines are another vastly underrated superfood and are often overlooked in favour of other oily fishes such as anchovies or salmon. Whilst all oily fish is considered very healthy and beneficial for us, sardines are up there as some of the healthiest fishes on the face of the earth. They’re stacked full to the gills with omega 3 fatty acids, which are unbelievably great for the heart and the circulatory system, and they also contain a surprising amount of vitamin D. As they’re smaller than other fish, they also tend to contain far less bacteria and toxins compared with larger species of fish as well.

Pomegranate – One of the main reasons why people tend to stay away from pomegranates is the fact that they believe them to be exotic and therefore expensive fruits that cost a fortune. In reality, pomegranates cost roughly the same as many other forms of fruit, yet they’re considered a superfood that vastly lacking in most people’s diets. They’re full of antioxidants which rid the body of free radicals, which in turn helps prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and much more besides. Remember, you can drink the juice of the fruit, you can eat the seeds, and you can enjoy the flesh as well.