G.P: 6 OF THE HEALTHIEST FOODS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET
To stay active and healthy, power-up your diet with the next super foods!
Guest Post by Right Path Fitness; a London personal training company.
Coconut oil is an amazing source of healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). These unique fats include Caprylic, Lauric and Capric acids – all of them are mighty natural sources of energy, are very easy to digest and are immediately processed by liver without being stored as fat. Coconut oils also have powerful antimicrobial and antifungal properties that improve your digestion.
These green fellows are loaded with some of the most abundant nutrients our bodies need: Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E, along with a smaller part of Zinc, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Thiamine, Niacin and Riboflavin. Avocados are extremely nutrient and full of healthy fats and fibers.
Almonds should be among your top healthy snacks as they contain loads of fiber, protein, healthy fats, magnesium and vitamin E. They reduce hunger and promote weight loss, plus lower cholesterol levels, lower blood sugar levels and reduce blood pressure.
Did you know that fish is among the healthiest products in the world? All the species are loaded with proteins and Vitamin D, plus it’s the most powerful source of omega-3 fatty acids.
One lemon contains your daily intake of Vitamin C, essential to sustain good bone health and low cholesterol levels. Lemons also have mighty anti-inflammatory properties to boost your overall health, reduce allergies and stave off infections. A slice of lemon in your green tea boost your body’s ability to absorb antioxidants by whooping 80%.
There’s a good reason why your mom forced those into you as a kid. Broccoli is stashed with plenty of Vitamin K (100% of your daily intake) and Vitamin C (200% of your daily intake). Both are essential for bone strength. Pro tip: instead of steaming or boiling this veggie - microwave it to save 90% of its nutrients.