By Euro Weekly News Media • 02 May 2015 • 14:03
THE term ‘superfoods’ is always being banded around for their powerful effect on our health and wellbeing, so what are the latest foods we should be buying to get added nutritional value?Sour cherriesThey contain high levels of antioxidants and as a result are anti-inflammatory, they can help boost sleep and improve sports recovery.AvocadosThey are a great source of healthy, mono-saturated fats which have been known to help lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. A recent study has suggested that combining a moderate-fat diet with one avocado a day could actually lower your levels of bad cholesterol by more than a low-fat, or moderate-fat diet without avocados.CranberriesThe fruit has been used for years as an aid against urinary tract infections but studies suggest they could have a wider range of other benefits from improving the health of our hearts, helping to prevent certain cancers, boost our oral health and help reduce infections. They also contain polyphenols which possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. However, cranberry juice is not as beneficial as eating the berries.BlueberriesContaining high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, blueberries have been linked to all kinds of health benefits, including heart health, cancer prevention, enhanced brain function and improved eyesight. It is also suggested that they could help delay the ageing process.Pumpkin seedsThe seeds of pumpkins hold high levels of protein, fibre, magnesium, and phosphorous, and is a rich source of zinc, making the known as the ‘super seed.’
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