Here’s what makes their list:
- Dark chocolate
- Greek yoghurt
- Hemp seeds
- Iceberg lettuce
- Juniper berries
- Red wine
- Sunflower seeds
- Ugli fruit
- Vine leaves
Check out the infographic for more detail.
Our website isn’t just an ordinary website to help you achieve your goals – whether that’s losing a bit of weight, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or preparing to get beach-bod ready.
We produce the right content that’s relevant to you right now. It’s why we run our exclusive Mum Dad Bod blog, containing all the resources you need to help you make those choices and give you added inspiration to achieve the lifestyle you want to achieve.
Why? Because we’re a couple that have been there. Like you, we wanted to bring about change to our lives, but we didn’t exactly know how. Now that we’ve seen amazing results, we want to share our tips and trips to help you do the same.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: you have the information, but just how helpful can all this be? Like you, we thought the same. For many people out there, it’s easy to see success stories as either too-good-to-be-true sheer luck or just plain unbelievable.
It’s time to get real: there are no secrets locked away when it comes to losing weight or altering your lifestyle to become a fitter, healthier person. What it does require is perseverance and access to the right information – which just happens to be what we’re all about.
On our journey, we did all the usual stuff – head to the gym, brisk afternoon walks, cutting down on the heavy carbs. You name it. But if we were to swear by one method totally, it would be increasing your consumption of a particular set of food.
You see, snacking is just a fact of life. In-between main meals, it is important to keep our bodies going.
But doing the right kind of snacking could be the difference between hitting your targets and throwing them out of the window.
On our journey to ditching the mum and dad bod, we chose to alter not only when we snacked, but how we snacked.
We snacked on superfoods.
What are superfoods?
Superfoods are foods that are seen to carry additional nutritional benefits for our bodies thereby being amazing for our bodies and our health.
They’re mainly plant-based but can also include fish and dairy products, too. From blueberries to kale and acai, there’s a whole new world out there full of superfoods that can bring tremendous benefits.
What are superfood benefits?
Superfoods are packed full of nutrients, such as antioxidants. These are the good guys that can help fight off the risks of cancer in some individuals. Superfoods also contain those healthy fats you keep hearing about. Healthy fats are considered useful against heart disease. You’ll also get your keep of fibre, a source that is said to help prevent diabetes and digestive problems.
Superfoods are also full of phytochemicals – chemicals in plants that give us those colours and smells, which bring plenty of health benefits.
But what isn’t well known about superfoods is that they are godsends for giving us those much-needed mood boosts. With their nutrients and health properties, superfoods really can lift our spirits and improve our mental health. It’s just a bonus that they taste incredible!
With superfoods, you can continue snacking and feel less bad about it and receive a pick-me-up.
Our top five superfoods
The whole list of superfoods you can see on today’s infographic will bring amazing benefits to your lifestyle and heath routine.
But we’ve all got our favourites, so here’s our top five superfoods that we think are a little bit extra special.
Coming in at number one for us has to be blueberries.
These tiny berries of goodness are full to the brim with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids. Phytoflavinoids are effectively essential compounds that protect our bodies from stress.
Blueberries also lower the risk of heart disease, and have anti-inflammatory benefits, too.
Now, we know what you’re thinking (we’re good at that): chocolate? On a weight loss blog?
But the truth is, dark chocolate can be an amazing superfood, helping to boost our mood and heart health.
But let’s not get carried away, here; be sure to choose dark chocolate with at least 60% cocoa to really get the most out of your next bite.
When most people think of superfoods, we can bet that sunflower seeds are one of the last to enter their minds.
But you’ll be relieved to know that sunflower seeds are wonderful sources for Vitamin E, helping us to protect our brain cells.
Again, Greek yoghurt hardly springs to mind when you think of superfoods. But it’s actually a great way to begin including the superfood into your regular diet routine.
It’s been a staple in Greek diet since Ancient Greece, but what makes it a superfood?
Greek yoghurt (traditional that is) is produced from sheep or cow milk, and contains bacteria which helps our digestive tract.
Greek yoghurt also helps with our overall digestion and is a great source of Vitamin B.
Ugli fruit, sometimes commonly referred to as tangelo, is actually a hybrid fruit – it’s essentially a cross between a grapefruit and an orange.
Entirely rich in Vitamin C, absolutely low on calories and full of antioxidants, it certainly doesn’t deserve this name!
While incorporating superfoods into your diet is a fantastic idea, but the way to achieve your goals is to balance your intake, consuming the right amount of healthy foods and ensuring you maintain an active lifestyle.
Quick and easy recipe for a superfruit smoothie
Now that you know a little bit more about superfruits, why not make a delicious smoothie yourself?
One sip in and you’ll be feeling, well, super.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 225g frozen cherries
- 1 kiwi – peeled and chopped (you might want to reserve 2 slices for the additional garnish)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 240ml almond milk
Here’s what you need to do:
Place all your ingredients into a blender and blend on the highest setting until you have a smooth consistency throughout and all the fruits
Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and finish with the kiwi garnish.