Whether you're looking to lose weight, beat the blues or boost your metabolism, you'll be on your way this Winter with these five wonderful (and delicious) foods.Health
1. Dark Chocolate.
Super nutritious and devilishly delicious, you'll almost forget how good it is for you! Derived from the seeds, otherwise called 'cocoa beans', of the Theobroma cacao tree, dark chocolate proves a pure form your body can actually love (in moderation), that's packed with nutrients and without all the added sugars and preservatives you'd find in milk and white varieties. When choosing dark chocolate, it's important to remember that the higher the cocoa content - the healthier it is for your body.
Leading by example, 'Super Chocolate' by Pumpy Jackson, available at Evelyn Faye Nutrition, is naturally sweetened with monk fruit and remarkably, contains less sugar than a carrot! Because who said you had to feel bad about treating yourself?!
Hot, hot, hot! If you can stand it, then it's well worth the heat. With over 200 varieties including colours yellow, green, black and red, and with intensity varying from mild to red hot, chilli proves your winter solution to a boosted metabolism. Effective for weight loss, chilli contains an amount of Vitamin C seven times greater than that of an orange, Vitamins A and E, potassium and beta-carotene, while recent studies indicate chilli also helps to improve digestion, migraines, muscular and joint pain and sinus congestion.
Just because it's not berry season, doesn't mean you have to be without all the wonderful antioxidant and nutrient properties that prove they are in fact, berry good. Try frozen berries in your smoothie, superfood bowl or for a bit of guilt-free indulgence, try chocolate-coated berries available at Evelyn Faye Nutrition, where options include Almonds, Cranberries, Incan Berries and Cacao Nibs.
4. Chia Seeds.
Small in size but powerful in content, these tiny black seeds are filled with antioxidants and provide a low-carb option you can integrate as part of a balanced diet. Since chia seeds are exceptionally high in fibre, protein and omega-3 fatty acids, they're highly beneficial in metabolic function; assisting weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Sprinkle them over your breakfast smoothie, top your salad lunch or simply snack on them!
It should come as no surprise that pomegranate, which makes an incredible skincare product, is fabulous for your insides. Pick the seeds of this produce grown from dry climate, pop them into your drink, eat them by themselves or within a juice, and experience the quintessential lightly-sweet snack. And if you experience stomach pain, feelings of melancholy or symptoms of anaemia, then pomegranate is here to help with nutrients, vitamins and minerals including Vitamin K, Copper and dietary fibre.
Getting enough of all the good foods you need can be tough, but thankfully, it doesn't have to be. At Clarendon Centre's Evelyn Faye Nutrition, open 7 days a week, qualified naturopaths are there to assist you, while you'll also find a premium range of natural health products including the best in supplements to give your body the vital boost it needs.
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