If you're always on the lookout for simple ways to boost the nutritional content of your meals, you'll be happy to know that you won't have to totally restock your kitchen or revamp your menu to make the trendiest foods that would work for you.
Among the superfood picks for 2020 here are a few that you can easily add to your favorite meals to make them even healthier!
It's no secret that berries are bursting with health benefits. If strawberries and blueberries are your standbys, make room in your life for blackberries. "These tasty berries get their color from anthocyanins, which are antioxidant color pigments. Another advantage here which all of us will love is that there's promising research that berries may help delay age-related cognitive decline.
Sardines are a low-mercury, sustainable seafood that is an abundant source of omega-3 fatty acids (which have shown promising benefits for heart health), vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Use your imagination to mix and match this tiny fish and make your favourite dishes. Some of the things you can do are to add it to a salad, serve as part of an appetizer, or even eaten as a snack with crackers.
Sesame seeds are a source of fiber, zinc, and other important nutrients, and they impart a crunchy, roasted taste and texture to foods, If you want to give your immune system a boost, research shows that zinc may help to shorten the duration of the common cold. This superfood can be used in a variety of dishes which again can be personalised to one’s likes.
Tahini is the star of hummus, it is a smart — and delicious! — paste for a vast variety of dishes. Tahini is simply ground sesame seeds that provide a nutritional boost to anything it’s added into. It is loaded with unsaturated fats and amino acids and is 20 percent protein and 55 percent oil. This is good since few nuts offer the healthy oil that is packed with goodies for our bodies, including calcium. “It is a rich source of key vitamins and minerals, such as thiamine, magnesium, copper, anemia-fighting iron, and immunity-boosting zinc, which makes it a superfood that you cannot miss out on!
Mushrooms have anti-inflammatory compounds, offer 15 vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and serve as a tasty meat alternative as well. Nearly any mushroom you choose will benefit your immune system, it is definitely something you may want to add to your diet.
This has been used medicinally for centuries but only recently has become part of a healthy diet. It is a tree commonly found in India and subtropical regions of South Asia. The leaves are typically ground up, and it is made into a supremely healthy powder or herb that offers disease-fighting antioxidants.
Grab some moringa powder and add to smoothies or juices. It doesn’t have much taste by itself, so you won’t notice a difference on your tongue — but definitely in your energy levels as it is rich in iron and boosts energy naturally.
Don’t you love our suggestions? Because we are not being unreasonable and expecting you to eliminate everything you enjoy from (read: dessert, sweets, and more). Instead, what we suggest is adding these healthful items to your everyday meals and saving those indulgences only for your weekly cheat day !