You’ve heard us talk before about the importance of consuming fats, carbohydrates and protein to feel your best on a daily basis. But there are some foods that are especially valuable when it comes to fuelling your body and brain. These nutrient-rich options are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fibre, providing a powerful boost to your meals and snacks. Some of these foods no doubt will be familiar to you, but perhaps you’ve never considered how valuable they are in terms of setting you up for success. Some of these foods not only are nutrient dense, but also add a great taste and/or texture to your recipes. When it comes to nutrition, it’s hard to beat foods that are both tasty and good for you!

These superfoods are categorized by high in fibre, antioxidants and immune boosting. Check out why they’re important and where to find them!

FIBRE

Many of us associate fibre to well uh… dealing with an irregular situation. And although dietary fibre is a magic food that keeps you regular,  constipation is not its only job. Fibre helps lower cholesterol, keeps blood sugar stable and helps you feel satiated. For all of you plant-lovers, you’re in luck. The plant kingdom is where you’ll find your best fibre sources!

Quinoa, Chia seeds, Brussels sprouts, Avocados, Artichokes, Lentils, Edamame, Flaxseeds, Beans, and Berries

broccoli

ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants are groups of compounds that neutralize free radicals in the cell. Free radicals have been linked to the development of many chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases and inflammation. These antioxidants provide protection against damage caused by free radicals. 

Spinach, Collard greens, Swiss chard, Kale, Cherries, Broccoli, Walnuts, Parsley, Ginger, and Sweet potatoes.

FISH

IMMUNE BOOSTING

As we age, our immune response ability becomes weakened, which in turn can cause more infections. Healthy immune systems need good, regular nourishment. Scientists have long recognized that people who are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases. 

Dark chocolate, Salmon, Turmeric, Green tea, Kefir, Garlic, Kiwi, Almonds, and Citrus fruits

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Sources: Cleveland Clinic, National Library of Medicine, EXOS, Harvard Health

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