Top 10 Super Foods – Eat well
1. Sweet potato
This highly orange looking vegetable has a whole range of benefits including low GI glycemic index carbohydrate, is packed with fibre and contains over 20 key nutrients, therefore it essential to pick one of the-se great foods off the shelf.
Whilst most fruits contain sugar, this pear shaped fruit is high in healthy fats which help keep you energised by stabilising your blood sugar levels. This super food is also rich in vital nutrients such as vit-amin K, C and E which all play a role in improved health.
3. Coconut oil
Research has found that coconut oil can drastically help weight loss as it contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s) which has been shown to help boost your metabolism by regulating your thyroid hor-mone. Coconut oil also is high in lauric acid which can help your immune system.
Containing B vitamin Folate which as been shown to synthe-sis your neurotransmitter dopamine which is needed in the morning and , serotonin and norepinephrine, which all important to help you switch off at night.
5. Acai Berries
Grown in south America, this super berry has been shown to have twice the anti oxidant power as blueberries which will help keep your immune system strong
This super food particularly the yolk has been shown to be packed with choline, which has been shown to create acetylcholine which improves your memory capacity.
Packed with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) which is a type of omega 3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation and also improve your skin health.
Spinach is almost certainly one of the best vegetables out there as it is packed full of vital micro – nutrients such as vitamin K which is a highly important nutrient for bone health. Popeye was definitely onto something.
9. Pistachio nuts
This super nut offers a whole host of benefits including a good source of protein and fibre but also a good source of healthy fats too. it also contains selenium, which has been recently shown to improve a persons insulin sensitivity it which helps keep your weight down.
10. Dark chocolate
Contained in dark chocolate is flavonoids and antioxi-dants which can help with blood flow, however ensure that you opt for the 70% cocoa to boost the antioxidant power. This super food has also been shown to increase mood as it can be eaten as a treat.
Lauren is an Aussie expat who has been in Hong Kong for 3 years working in the travel industry. Apart from travelling the world, Lauren enjoys keeping fit and active and exploring Hong Kongs outdoors, cooking, reading and bad reality TV.