Best Superfoods

Best Superfoods

There are many different opinions on what the healthiest foods are and what is best to eat but from various research these are my top five healthy foods.

Super vegetable broccoli contains almost 200% of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C and over 100% of your vitamin K.

Sweet potatoes are high in the antioxidant beta carotene which in your body is converted to vitamin A. This helps reduce the risk of some cancer and may help slow down the aging process.

Salmon is a known good source of vitamin omega-3 fatty acids and niacin. Omega 3 has been linked to help reduce the risk of heart disease, depression and cancer. Niacin has been linked to helping protect against memory loss.

Beans have many health benefits including helping to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of many cancers, they are a great source of fiber and can help lower blood pressure.

Spinach is one of the best super vegetables and its health properties include aiding digestion, providing a source of anti inflammatory, helping protect against cancers, lowering blood pressure, a great source of folic acid and vitamin A, C, K and E, beta-carotene, zinc and manganese.

It is important to eat healthily but which diet is a good diet that includes some of these superfoods and others in limitless quantity? The Dukan Diet is a highly effective diet that consists of four Dukan diet phases which include eating Dukan 100 foods and then slowly integrating other healthy foods into your diet including treat meals which are great for rewarding your hard work. The 100 foods are made up of 72 animal based ingredients including salmon and other vitamin rich fish, red meat, poultry and some seafood, dairy products including low fat cottage cheese and fat free yoghurts, vegetable proteins and some eggs. The other 28 free foods are vegetables including superfoods spinach and broccoli. It is really easy to lose weight with Dukan as you are given a clear food list of what you can and cannot eat and an easy and effective plan for how you are going to lose weight. The end goal is to manage your weight through the diet whilst being able to include treats and rewards. The best thing is that the diet includes a lot of the superfoods in the initial phases and in the later phases allows you to include all the superfoods mentioned above.

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