Here are 10 seriously powerful health and energy boosting foods we all should consume more of.
Blueberries are not only extremely delicious, they’re also high in antioxidants and one of the most supremely healthy foods on the planet. Eat them all on their own or with yogurt or oatmeal. You can’t beat bluetberries, which are the most nutritious of all the berries.
Out of all the whole grains, brown rice is arguably the healthiest. It’s high in manganese, which gives you energy all day long, as well as a slew of other vitamins and minerals. It’s packed full of finer and it’s low glyemic. Brown rice is the perfect carbohydrate, delicious with any protein or veggies you’d like to serve with it, or even maple syrup and nuts for a nourishing dessert.
Sweet potatoes are probably the healthiest carb out there. Lower glycemic than regular white potatoes, they are high in beta carotene and vitamin C. They are one of nature’s most delicious plants, sweet and filling, served either savoury or sweet. Serve with olive oil and salt, or coconut oil and brown sugar for a powerhouse meal.
Honey is one of the. It’s nutrient dense food on the planet. Raw honey is filled with tons of vitamins, minerals and natural compound that revitalises the body and mind, and fights inflammation while strengthening the immune system. Honey is nature’s nectar, delicious drizzled on some natural yogurt or cheese, or eaten by itself.
Apples are delicious especially when crisp and fresh. There are many varieties of apples available with many different flavours and textures. High in finer, they also are high in many different vitamins. A great snack is apple slices with cheese or peanut butter.
Bananas are one of nature’s wonders. Portable, easy to peel, they are delicious and nutritious especially when very ripe. They are a perfect pre- or post-workout food, eaten by itself or with a shmear of peanut or sunflower butter. Bananas also naturally boost your serotonin level.
Dark leafy greens in general are excellent foods for health, but spinach packs a nutritional punch, high in iron and many valuable nutrients. You can be like Popeye everyday by incorporating this glorious green into your daily diet. Have a spinach salad with candied walnuts or sautée some spinach with garlic as a side dish to any proteins.
Wild salmon, along with other oily fish such as sardines, herring and mackerel, is one of the healthiest foods of the planet. It’s high in omega-3 fatty acids, which improve mood, fight anxiety, stress and depression, improve cognitive function, reduce inflammation, and reduce your risk of heart disease. Wild salmon, especially Alaska red sockeye salmon, is high in protein, healthy fats, B vitamins, riboflavin and niacin. Whether you enjoy salmon smoked, sashimi, roasted or grilled, it’s delicious in all its forms. A sprinkle of dill and a slash of lemon, or a teriyaki marinade, are some creative ideas for enjoying this fantastic superfood.