By: Cholo Ledesma
Let 2020 be the year of eating well!

Not all food is created equal, and some ingredients are just a lot more nutritious than others. Packed with nutrients, these are now known in the market as superfood, and they are said to deliver a whole lot of goodness that your body needs. Here are 5 of the most healthy superfood out there that anybody eating healthy will want in their diet ASAP!

1. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

Dark green leafy vegetables (DGLVs) include healthy greens such as kale, spinach, mustards, cabbages, and even broccoli. These veggies are rich in iron, vitamins A, C, and K, and fiber. They have high levels of carotenoids which help protect against certain types of cancer, and other nutrients that reduce the chance of having chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. Although some of these vegetables have a bitter taste that some might not enjoy, you can get creative and incorporate them into all kinds of yummy dishes.

2. Blueberries

Blueberries, along with other yummy berries (such as strawberries, cranberries, and raspberries), are full of healthy antioxidants that help fight long term illnesses. Berries are extremely rich in vitamins, fibre, and healthy phytochemicals (such as flavonoids) that help the body prevent inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses. Enjoy them as sweet and tart snacks, or have them for breakfast or dessert in your favorite pancakes and pastries. Delicious!

3. Seeds and Nuts

Although nuts and seeds are a little high on calories, they are full of minerals and healthy fats, aside from having good amounts of fibre and protein. When included in a balanced diet, nuts and seeds are probably the healthiest and most nutrient-filled on-the-go snack option. Almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, and macadamia nuts, as well as chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed are among the many kinds of nuts and seeds you can incorporate into your diet.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt is a tart, fermented food that offers many benefits for your body, as it contains probiotic strains that can help greatly with digestion and cholesterol levels, as well as lowering blood pressure and preventing inflammation. When buying yogurt, it’s good to be mindful of the type of products you choose, especially if you are watching your sugar intake.

5. Salmon

Salmon is a delicious type of fish packed with protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory effects. Having salmon in your diet can help with maintaining a healthy weight, and lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. With the many ways to enjoy this fish, having this in your diet is an absolute must!

These are only some of the natural superfoods that you can start eating to boost your nutrient intake. It’s always good to look at fresh, natural ingredients and give your body the goodness it needs. Start eating these amazing superfoods and find your way to the beautiful life you deserve!

Sincerely,

The COHO Living Team.

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