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Superfoods to Sample while You're Staying Indoors

Updated on March 29, 2020
Vegetables are an excellent source of protein and fiber.
Vegetables are an excellent source of protein and fiber.

Obtaining premium products for healthy eating may appear confusing and complicated, but it doesn't need to be. The simplest ordinary foods can provide an extra boost of energy and vital nutrients.

These are the most accessible ways to achieve a daily dose of foods that are rich in essential nutrients without significant preparations.

Garlic

Regular garlic consumption is indispensable to coronary health because it may lower the amount of cholesterol. Garlic contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-viral properties. In addition, it is an excellent source of manganese, vitaminsB6, vitamin C and selenium.

Garlic must be consumed raw in order to obtain the advantages of its healthful properties. The most reliable technique is to either blend it in salad dressing or pesto sauce. You can also add raw chop garlic to finished soups, stir-fries or casseroles. If garlic is too strong for some palates, odorless capsules can be purchased from a local health food store.

Beans

Beans of all kinds, whether they are kidney, garbanzo or lentils, are a fantastic source of protein. Additional health benefits include complex carbohydrates, fiber, the B vitamins, iron, potassium and magnesium. The type purchased in cans at supermarkets can be an excellent staple to keep on hand; a preferable method would be to look for the dry varieties without additives of sugar and salt. Rinse them thoroughly with water and mix beans in a salad with chopped tomatoes, herbs and anything else that is usually put in.

Walnuts

Walnuts are an easy and delicious alternative to add extra flavor and crunch to any meal. They are a dependable source of omega-3 fatty acids and other essential fats which are necessary for cardiovascular protection. An additional benefit of walnuts is that it retains the suppleness and smoothness of the skin. The anti-inflammatory benefits are useful in combating asthma, eczema and psoriasis.

A handful of plain raw walnuts make an ideal snack between meals, especially combined with a piece of fruit. Crush walnuts and add them to yogurt with a teaspoon of honey for a great dessert.

Broccoli

Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. It is also an excellent source of fiber. Broccoli is abundant in cancer-fighting agents and contains lutein for good eye health. Additional benefits include helping detoxify the liver and as a protector of damaging UV rays from the sun.

Eat raw broccoli with hummus or a dip as an appetizer. Add broccoli to any stir fry by lightly sautéing it. Marinate cooked broccoli in soy sauce, olive oil, and grated ginger to create flavor to any meal.

Berries

Berries of all kinds are sources of fiber and antioxidants. Different types of berries contain different amounts of the vitamins A, C and E. Other varieties contain a high amount of folic acid as well as potassium and magnesium. They are rich in anti-cancer properties and fiber to keep fit and healthy.

Add a couple of teaspoons of berries to morning cereal to a healthy start. Another alternative is at the end of the day, add them to any dessert, especially if it is ice cream. Berries make a fantastic smoothie, perfect as both a snack and a health boost.

This discovery of food's natural profit seems to go back to what our grandmothers knew all along, without paying high costs at a gourmet food shop.

Berries can be a wonderful alternative to sweets like candy or chocolate, while still being healthy.
Berries can be a wonderful alternative to sweets like candy or chocolate, while still being healthy.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2020 Matthew Shine

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      Liz Westwood 

      12 months ago from UK

      It will be interesting to see if the enforced time at home brings about long term changes in diets for the better or worse.

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