Today we will explore some foods that have have been known to offer super health benefits. Forget weight loss shakes, or anti-aging creams, these foods are natures gift to you and we will look at how you can utilize these in your diet.
Broccoli is a food known to help speed up weight loss. It is packed with fiber and nutrients as well as being low in calories. The most attractive health benefit of eating broccoli however is how it burns calories. That's right, eating broccoli burns calories. This is because it takes more calories to digest broccoli.
Second on our list is Almonds. Almonds are incredibly healthy and popular. One ounce of almonds contain 6 grams of protein, 14 grams of fat and 3.5 grams of fiber. They are also a great source of antioxidants which help to reduce cell damage and slow down the effects of aging. We recommend adding these to your oatmeal for a delicious breakfast.
Chia seeds are little black seeds, native to South America, derived from the plant Salvia Hispanica. The ancient Mayans used these seeds for the ability to maintain energy. Despite being very small, these seeds pack a lot of nutritional benefits. 1 ounce of chia seeds provide 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 18% calcium of the RDA. As well as this they are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, even more-so than salmon.
Although these are very plentiful all year round and a popular culinary ingredient. Most people are not aware of the massive health benefits. Avocados are a great way to get your vitamins C,E and K. One ounce of avocados are said to contain 25 milligrams of beta-sitosterol, which is known to help maintain healthy levels of cholesterol
Pomegranates are one of the most underrated fruits today. Although they have been consumed for thousands of years, scientists have only began learn about the health benefits they offer. Pomegranates are a great antioxidants. Pomegranates get their color from the polyphenols which are strong antioxidants. Other known benefits also include, prevention of Alzheimer's, anti-inflammatory, arthritis and heart disease.