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Seven superfoods and supplements to add to your diet

Seven superfoods and supplements to add to your diet

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  • Jul 27, 2018

As the old saying goes, everything in moderation, right? Well, sort of. If you’re talking about the foods and supplements we’ve got listed below, it’s hard to see how you could ever pollute your body by eating too many of them, and if anything, people don’t eat enough of these tasty superfoods.

From the brain-powering goodness of salmon oil to the energy boosting properties of ginger, there’s something for everyone in this list. So sit back and enjoy (while taking notes for your next trip to the grocery store).

Ginger

Zingiber officinale means business. Commonly called ginger, this subterranean root has a serious kick to it. If you like a challenge, pop some in a blender and drink a shot of it. You’ll clear your sinuses and feel a bolt of energy out of the blue. But the kick is serious. If you’re less of a risk taker, pop some in a curry or add to a smoothie.

Ginger has a host of health benefits. It’s great for upset stomachs, and it’s even used by pregnant women plagued by morning sickness.

Kale/Spinach

Kale or spinach? You can’t go wrong with either, but if it’s iron and magnesium you’re after, Popeye’s food of choice wins. Kale, however, is a potent source of vitamin C and has more protein and calcium to boot. As it’s unlikely you’re going to put both on your plate at supper time, alternate between the two.

Sardines

The very thought of a freshly opened can of sardines can make people’s toes curl. But get past that initial squeamishness and sardines will stand you in good stead. They’re packed with vitamin B-12 and D (healthy bones) and the levels of Omega-3 lower blood pressure and stave off heart problems later in life. Still, if you can’t get on with sardines, why not try…

…Salmon oil

Salmon oil tablets are a godsend for anyone who struggles to keep fish down. These slim capsules can be taken daily and help people stay mentally sharp, feeding the brain the omega-3 fatty acid it craves. Salmon oil has a host of other benefits and is especially good for people with problem skin.

Coconut oil

So very hipster, you’re probably thinking. Coconut oil must be the sole purvey of New York trendies. But not so fast. Coconuts have been eaten by tribespeople in the South Pacific for centuries and studies show that these are some of the healthiest people on earth. One standout feature? Coconut oil seems to boost metabolism and reduce appetite, and it’s also an effective moisturizer when applied to the face and body.

Blueberries

If you’re looking to detoxify, there’s no fruit or vegetable better than the humble blueberry. This superfood purges the body of toxins and lowers blood pressure too. It’s so powerful it’s thought to ward off certain cancers.

Sweet potatoes

For the carb-conscious, the sweet potato is the go-to carbohydrate of choice. It’s low in calories and sugar, two of the big downfalls of most carbs.

Effectively, sweet potatoes give you the energy boost you’re after without the sudden dip later on. Try them as an alternative to normal potatoes. The good news is that they last a long time, and can be stored in a cool, dry environment for about 5 weeks.

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