What is a Superfood Diet Plan?
A diet plan is something which keeps your health in the good books. It is dipped in nutrients and vitamins that keep you away from diseases like blood pressure, diabetes, cancer etc. One of the major reasons is also to keep your weight in check. Now, a superfood is a food that is enriched with more than the necessary supplements that are considered very nutritious. They are not very fancy foods, but very simple foods. The best ones are always the ones, we don’t usually like or they are just so common that they go unnoticed. Let’s take a look at our superfood diet plan.
- Dark Chocolate
Lemon is such a simple food that we do not really notice its worth! One lemon has more than 100% of your day’s supply of Vitamin C. With this richness in Vitamin C, it also helps with your cholesterol levels and promotes good cholesterol levels. Not only that, it also prevents the growth of cancer cells in your body and it acts as an inflammatory agent as well.
Adding a slice of lemon to your green tea will help with the taste and it also helps your body absorb about 80% of the antioxidants in the tea.
Here is something that most of us might find a delicacy, mushrooms! Mushrooms have a specific taste and when you add the right spices, it leaves your craving for more. Apart from the taste, they are highly rich in minerals like potassium and copper that we do not often get. Eating mushrooms in place of beef can reduce about 400 calories from your diet. It also helps in preventing breast cancer by increasing a woman’s estrogen levels. Eat up all you want!
You can add beans with mushrooms to get a good supplement of proteins.
Beans are categorized under some of the most frugal foods. It is low calorie, high fiber and full of antioxidants. Having about four servings per week can reduce your risk of heart diseases and breast cancer by about 22 percent. Be sure to include this vegetable in your diet on a weekly basis.
The darker the beans, the healthier they are. Studies say that black beans contain about 40% more antioxidants than coloured or white beans.
Broccoli doesn’t really top the list like its counterparts, mostly because of its taste and not many people know about it. Well, since it is something that we do not like, unfortunately, it has the most nutrients and vitamins! It is low in calories and filled with iron, calcium and vitamins A, C and K. Other than this it also has a compound called indoles, which is known to fight cancer.
By microwaving the broccoli you can save up to 90% of the vitamin C in it, whereas if you steam it or boil it, only about 60% of its nutrients are left.
Walnuts contain omega 3 fatty acids and help to maintain your cholesterol levels. It helps to boost the good cholesterol in your body. You can just pop some walnuts into your mouth if you feel moody as it enhances your mood, increases protein and is a great source of antioxidants. You can also include nuts like hazelnuts, almonds and peanuts, which help to reduce risks of heart diseases.
When it’s dessert time, it walnut time! You can add a few to your desserts as it also helps to regulate sleep.
Finally something some of us can actually love! Dark chocolate, when had in small quantities, brings out a whole lot of good. It is a reservoir of antioxidants and flavonoids. It also fights battles against infections and cancer.
The dark chocolate bar contains about 53.5 milligrams of flavonoids, which is much more than other milk bars. Onions, apples, peanuts also contain flavonoid agents.
Spinach is rich in antioxidants and it can be grown in your own house as it has shallow roots and does not require much sunlight. It contains two immune improving agents called lutein and zeaxanthin, which also boosts eyesight.
The best part about spinach is, it does not have a taste and flavor. So you can blend it into a smoothie with a few grated carrots, one banana, one cup of sliced apple and some ice. Enjoy a nutritious tasty drink!
Eggs have a whole source of proteins and do not play with your cholesterol levels. So you can easily fit an egg into your daily routine. The egg yolk also contains two antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin, which helps to maintain the eyes, even during old age.
Having scrambled eggs and toast in the morning can make you more satisfied. For example, even if you have a bagel for breakfast with the same amount of calories, your stomach might still ask for more!
You can also think about adding one cup of yogurt to your diet. One cup contains calcium, potassium, zinc, vitamin B12 and protein. It also helps in the aging process and the good bacteria in the yogurt reduces intestinal illness.
Around the 1970s the Soveit Georgia had the most centenarians when compared to all the other countries. Ladies, I think it’s time we all sit with our bowls of yogurt and fight aging!
Garlic contains a compound called Allicin, which works as an inflammatory and reduces your cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Not only that, it is also a powerful fighter against many bacteria including E.coli.
The compound Allicin is best released when fresh garlic is crushed. Make sure you do not cook the garlic for more than 10 minutes which makes it lose its nutrients.
So that’s it for now on the top ten superfoods. So hoping these help and you include these foods into your daily routine. Let the superfoods make you into supermen and superwomen!