The term superfoods entered the language in the 1990s to denote foods packed with nutrients that have health-giving properties. Some are exotic, such as alfa alfa, spirulina and wheatgrass, and some prosaic such as broccoli, beans and beetroot. Here is the list of the best superfoods that are going to help you lose weight and feel healthy.
Citrus fruits and juice help
- to decrease cholesterol level
- to lose weight
- to sanitate intestinal flora
- to strengthen blood vessels
- to decrease edemata
- to tone nervous system
- to decrease the risk of cardiovascular and cancer diseases.
Citrus fruits contain vitamin C, folic acid, pectin, potassium and fiber.
Spinach - its leaves elements help to remove toxins, heavy metals salts and cholesterol. Spinach dishes are full of protein containing all the vitally important amino acids.
Honey - is a unique kind of food able to cure lots of diseases, keep you lively, help you lose weight and make your body beautiful. These effects can be gained due to the big number of simple sugars contained in honey, which play a significant role in metabolism. A healthy adult should eat not more than 80 - 100 grams honey a day.
Apples contain plenty of antioxidants taking an active part in metabolism. The well-known proverb "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" has now been proved experimentally.
Milk contains loads of vitamins and other substances essential for health. Drinking milk (about 3 cups) you can easily get daily recommended intake of calcium of 1000 mg a day. Besides, milk is rich in vitamin D essential for bone health; vitamin B12 and riboflavin that are important for cardiovascular health and energy production; vitamin A, necessary for immune system; iodine, vital for thyroid function; potassium and magnesium responsible for cardiovascular health.
Dark greens leafy vegetables (such as spinach, kale, collard greens) are good sources of many vitamins and minerals - vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, for example. They are also rich in fiber. Give preference to darker leaves as they usually contain more nutrients.
Olive oil is very popular all over the world. It's rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidative substances. Olive oil will help you prevent heart disease and colon cancer. It's considered to be one of the most popular superfoods.