There’s a way you can beat the sniffles this winter. And no, it doesn’t involve any drugs. Instead, it’s everything that’s lying in your pantry. Truth is, our homes are filled with super foods that we barely pay any attention to. There’s that much ignored sweet potato that’s super high on Vitamins such as B6, C and D or that dark chocolate that’s hiding in the refrigerator which is chockfull of antioxidants. We’ve listed out superfoods that will totally change your lives. All you need to do, is start eating them today.
CINNAMON: Sweet, warm and uber fragrant, Cinnamon is the perfect spice for the winters. Not only does it control your blood sugar control but it also protects your against heart disease and wards off cold and flu.
SWEET POTATO: Yes, it’s a root vegetable. Yes, it’s the brother of the potato, yes it’s sweet. But here’s the thing, it’s really very healthy. High in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin D, Iron and Magnesium, it’s an excellent energy booster and makes you warm inside out.
QUINOA: The world’s number super food at the moment, quinoa is not as much a cereal as it is a millet. With twice the protein content of rice or barley, quinoa is also a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese, several B vitamins, Vitamin E and dietary fiber.
POMEGRANATE: It’s not called “a super food that goes straight to your heart”, for nothing. The pomegranates antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties help protect against high cholesterol levels high blood pressure, heart attack and congestive heart failure.
MILLETS: Bajra ragi are not just “bird food” on the contrary millets offer heart protective benefits along with lowering diabetes risk, preventing gallstones and also help fight against breast cancer.
DARK CHOCOLATE: One of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet, a square of dark chocolate consumed on a regular basis also improves brain function
PRUNES: Having gastric troubles? Eat a prune or two soaked overnight daily and say goodbye to your troubles forever. And that’s not all prunes provide antioxidant protection, prevents pre-mature ageing, promotes cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of cancer and osteoporosis.
COCONUT OIL: Apart from a host of benefits you might also just lose weight with regular spoonfuls of organic coconut oil. The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5 per cent potentially leading to weight loss over a period of time.
EGGS: A stalwart nutritional profile offer eggs are the best super food you can ever consume. They are high in quality protein and contain all the amino acids, also contrary to popular belief egg yolks will NOT raise your cholesterol levels.
GOOSEBERRY (AMLA) : A small sized fruit that packs a punch, one of the richest sources of Vitamin C Amla is also full of anti oxidants, fiber and minerals like Calcium and phosphorous.