Have you got these 6 superfood must haves in your cupboard?
I came in at 5; I’m out of peppermint.
The ginger and beetroot I am juicing as often as I can, with the addition of carrots. The turmeric I understand is a wondrous food; the colouring can cause havoc in the kitchen. I’m getting better at that.
Lily says they help fight disease, increase energy and even shed fat.
That’s the kind of shopping we can’t ignore. xv
The “Must Have” 6 Super Foods
Ginger can give you that healthy glow, radiant skin and glossy hair. This is because ginger stimulates circulation, allowing more vital nutrients to reach each organ. Ginger is also a great anti-nausea agent, a perfect tonic if you’re not feeing up to snuff.
Beetroot is the super food of energy and endurance. It’s the nitrates found in beetroot, which are responsible for increasing energy and endurance during exercise. Beetroot has the added benefit of lowering blood pressure.
Coconut oil is made up of unique fats called medium chain triglycerides. These boost the metabolism. They are utilised by the body as an instant source of fuel in favour of being stored as fat. Two great reasons to eat more fat to lose fat. Coconut Oil can be used within cooking or even topically as an anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent.
This bright yellow spice is best known for it’s potent anti-inflammatory benefits. It is the curcumin within turmeric, which has been used to treat inflammatory conditions like arthritis as well as playing a role within cancer prevention and protecting against heart disease.
Best known for helping relieve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome including indigestion, cramps and heartburn. The menthol contained in peppermint may be the key reason for its soothing effects on the stomach.
Flaxseeds are ranked as #1 source of lignans, a phytoestrogen with great hormone balancing effects. Flaxseeds are especially helpful if suffering from menopausal symptoms. Flaxseeds are also the best vegetarian source of healthy omega 3 fats, and are jammed packed full of fibre for healthy digestion.
The Must Have 6 Superfoods by Lily Soutter
Lily Soutter is a Nutritionist & Nutritional Therapist
Learn more about Lily @ lilysoutternutrition.com
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