Give Your Diet a Makeover with Healthy and Delicious Super foods

Yet time and time again, we find ourselves stuck in front of a can of almonds thinking: “How in the world can I add more nuts to my diet?”


Give Your Diet a Makeover with Healthy and Delicious Super foods

It’s not so much that people don’t like these superfoods than that they don’t know how to incorporate them into everyday menus and food choices. The trick here is to be creative and to keep an open mind because cooking doesn’t always have to follow a recipe.

This article will list some commonly overlooked superfoods, which you may or may not have ever heard of, and describe their health benefits. It will also give you some easy and original ideas on how to integrate these superfoods into healthy and, most importantly, delicious meals.

Top Superfoods:

Turmeric: Although not actually a food, but a spice, turmeric is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that turmeric can help prevent prostate cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, and childhood leukemia. Not to mention that it increases fat metabolism and helps in weight management. Make room in your spice racks for this incredible new addition. Cooking Tip: Add turmeric to soups and stews to add a little color and an interesting flavor. Or, try using it as a dry marinade on chicken or pork. It will add a wonderful punch of color to the dish and a subtle yet interesting flavor.

Almonds


 Don’t be fooled by the high amount of fat in one serving of almonds. These fats are monounsaturated fats, which are well known for health-promoting properties such as reducing bad cholesterol and lowering the risk of heart disease. Almonds are also rich in Vitamin E and magnesium so next time you’re buying groceries, don’t forget to grab some almonds. Cooking Tip: Add ground almonds to your morning oatmeal for a smooth, creamy and sophisticated flavor. Also, for a tasty snack, roast whole almonds with a little bit of turmeric and paprika.

Cabbage:


 Cabbage is one of those vegetables that we see year-round in grocery stores, yet most often, we pass by it without a second glance. Next time, reconsider. Cabbage boosts the immune system and is linked to reducing the risk of cancer. It is rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants that help the body fight disease and infection. Not to mention, cabbage has also been recommended as a fabulous diet food. Its versatility in the kitchen makes it a must-have ingredient in the kitchen. Cooking Tip: Everyone loves coleslaw. For a little twist on the traditional coleslaw recipe, try dressing the cabbage with sesame oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and sesame seeds. This Asian flavor is fresh and a great way to take advantage of the health benefits of both cabbage and sesame seeds.

Kefir:


 Most people have probably never heard of kefir. Now gaining in popularity, kefir can be found in the organic or natural foods section of grocery stores. Kefir is a milk-based product, rich in probiotics, protein, and calcium. It is made by fermenting milk with kefir grains, which display anti-tumoral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. For this reason, kefir has been used for ages to fight a wide variety of diseases and illnesses. Cooking Tip: Instead of your usual morning fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt, try a glass of kefir. For a sweet treat, sweeten some kefir with honey and pour it over a fruit salad instead of whipped cream.


The list of superfoods goes on and on to include berries, broccoli, salmon and even green tea. But the trend is clear: natural, unprocessed foods are the best choices when it comes to keeping a healthy diet and lifestyle.
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