How many you think superfood...and then think expensive!!
With all the hype around superfood, it's no surprise that wallet your starts to cry at the thought of ALL the different foods, powders and potions you could buy.
But getting your daily dose of superfoods can actually be a lot cheaper than you may think.
Below I've made a list of everyday superfoods that are packed with nutrients and antioxidants but also super affordable and won't break the bank.
Plus, I've got easy, healthy and delicious recipe ideas for each amazing superfood.
An oldie but a goodie! Oats are super rich in soluble fibre and also low GI, making it an incredibly filling breakfast option that produces a slow and steady rise in your blood glucose levels.
Oats are also super rich in beta-glucan! Studies have even shown that 3 grams of beta glucan per day can help to lower your cholesterol.
To get some more oats in your diet, try out one of my many Overnight Oat recipes.
Almonds are another everyday superfood that can help to fight bad cholesterol, while also being an amazing source of protein and help fats.
Plus, it's also packed with antioxidants!
Antioxidants can help protect you against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in your cells and contribute to inflammation, aging an diseases like cancer.
How incredible is that?!
Try out my Spicy Almonds for a easy, healthy and tasty snack.
Mmmm honey!! So sweet and tasty but also incredible for your health.
Another great source of antioxidants, high quality honey has also been shown to lower triglyceride levels through regular consumption - especially when it's use to replace regular sugar.
Elevated blood triglycerides are risk factor for heart disease, and tend to increase on a diet high in sugar and refined carbs.
So get on the honey train! Check out my amazing honey recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks here!
While we're still obsessed with antioxidants, how could we not mention the power of blueberries!
They're particularly rich the antioxidants pterostilbene and resveratrol. Plus, they're also high in manganese, copper and fibre, and vitamins K and C.
I know fresh blueberries can get a bit expensive though so I recommend frozen blueberries to get more bang for your buck.
Being frozen, means all the nutrients has still been trapped inside so you won't be missing out on any goodness.
Check out my healthy and tasty blueberry recipes for breakfast, dessert and snacks here!
What can't broccoli do?
It's high in folate, potassium and fibre, and also rich in vitamins A, K and C.
Plus, it's also a good source of minerals like zinc, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium and selenium. So much goodness!
And if you didn't think it could get any better, broccoli is also a source of sulforaphane, which helps supports your body's natural detoxification processes.
Discover all my delicious and easy ways to include more broccoli into your meals here.
6. Sweet Potato
Who doesn't love sweet potato?
They're so delicious but also packed with good carbohydrates that give your body the energy it needs to get through the day and also recover after a workout.
Plus, they're easy for your tummy to digest and high on fibre - aka helps you go to the toilet!
Make sure you get some sweet potato on your plate with these delicious recipes.
7. Olive Oil
I could swim in olive oil haha! Not literally but it's pretty damn amazing.
Not only is it perfect for salads and cooking but also a great source of monounsaturated fats!
Plus, it's amazing for heart health, rich in antioxidants for immunity and also contains a substance known as oleocanthal, which is acts an anti-inflammatory in the body.
I use olive oil to cook pretty much everything but also love it in my Lemon and Chive Dressing.
I'm also OBSESSED with olives in general! I eat them every single day and that is no exaggeration haha
Be sure to try my Warm Marinated Olives!
Try adding these everyday superfoods into your meals this week by trying a few of my easy, healthy and super tasty recipes, and be sure to let me know your thoughts
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