Top 7 Super foods You Should Be Eating This Summer

Although there is no official definition of a superfood, they’re multifunctional foods packed with various nutrients which are delivered in a delicious form. Even if you are a fan of food from Italy, these seven superfoods are must tries for the summer months ahead.

Berries

Berries
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Berries are a great source of fibre – nutrients that most people don’t get enough of. Fibre helps maintain your digestive system and is great for the heart.

Raspberries (one of the best breakfast foods for weight loss) have the most fibre per serving – 8-grams per cup. They also contain ellagic acid, a compound with beneficial health properties. 

The same amount of blueberries has half the fibre (4-grams) but is filled with more antioxidants that can help maintain memory acuity. Strawberries also contain 3-grams of fibre and more than the recommended daily dose of vitamin C.

Eggs

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A source of high-quality vegetarian protein, eggs boost your protein intake which is very beneficial – especially if you exercise a lot. One egg contains about 6-grams of protein and is only 70 calories. In addition, egg yolks contain lutein and zeaxanthin that contributes to maintaining healthy eyes. Lutein also helps protect your skin from damaging UV rays.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes
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Sweet potatoes contain a lot of alpha and beta carotene giving them that bright orange color. The body converts these compounds into the active form of vitamin A which is great for the eyes, bones, and immune system.

One medium sweet potato provides almost four times the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, along with vitamin C, B6, potassium and manganese.

Sweet potatoes are generally more available during summer which can make them trickier to source in winter months. If you’re struggling to find them in your local supermarket, vegetable capsules can be a great substitute for it.

Broccoli

Broccoli
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This green power plant contains vitamins A, C, and K and is a great source of vitamin B12. Another reason why broccoli often ranks first on the list of superfoods is because it delivers a healthy dose of sulforaphane which neutralise toxins.

Spinach

Spinach
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These dark leafy greens offer many benefits to your body. Spinach is saturated with important nutrients: vitamins A, C, and K, as well as some fibre, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin E. Research has found that eating more greens, such as spinach, can help with weight loss and keeps your brain in tip-top shape.

Beets

Beets

Beets are another great source of fibre, as well as vitamins B9 and C, iron, potassium, and manganese. They’re low in calories, fat, and carbs, improve your stamina for exercise, and help to lower blood pressure. Beets are best known for being cooked or pickled, so many people don’t realize they’re delicious (and healthiest) when eaten raw.

Because they are also flavorful, beets can add a boost to any meal and even inspire creative recipes such as a beet latte, derived from beetroot powder!

Tea

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Regardless of the type of tea you choose to drink this summer, be sure to maximize the strength of flavonoids, a powerful antioxidants found in tea when you drink it freshly brewed. 

If you want to keep iced tea in your fridge, add a little lemon juice, citric acid and vitamin to help preserve the flavonoids.

Also read: Amazing Benefits Of Chai Tea Latte

Nuts

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Well, what can’t nuts do? They’re full of healthy polyunsaturated fats and magnesium, two important nutrients for a healthy heart. These superfoods also reduce inflammation, offer dietary fibres and are full of healthy fats.

Final Words

Some superfoods can be a little exotic and expensive to fit into your daily diet but these superfoods are generally readily available and all offer great benefits.

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