Whether it's the flu, feeling lethargic or a bad case of those sun-deprived blues, Winter tends to get the best of us. But fear not, these 6 superfoods are here to help.Health
If you find it hard to lose weight, then lemon is your friend. Citrus fruits like lemon and lime, are each universally esteemed for their power as prospective fat binders. Lemons, in particular, offer an incredible portion of Vitamin C, and due to their remarkable amount of citrus acid - they also prove excellent for detox; simply put a slice of lemon in your bottle of water.
Broccoli provides a bountiful amount of both antioxidants and important vitamins, including Vitamins K and C, which together, promote faster healing and bodily protection from potentially harmful toxins. Even better, they're easy to eat and even easier to have in your next meal; throw them into a stir-fry or include as a side.
If you lack morning motivation, then oats are what your life's been missing. You can have oats alone or mixed as oatmeal, which proves a model breakfast. In comparison to other grains, oats have one of the scarcest GI's (Glycemic Index). Oats also offer an ample portion of soluble fibre, thus working to lower blood cholesterol in the process.
4. CHIA SEEDS
Sprinkle some chia seeds on top of your breakfast smoothie, add them into a protein shake or make them the delicious basis for pudding or yoghurt. Don't let their tiny size fool you, because chia seeds are incredibly beneficial for your health; they contain omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron and fibre, and are loaded with antioxidants.
From the carrot family comes an astonishing plant called Fennel. Though it may appear ordinary, it's actually far from it. Fennel is known for its star potential as part of a healthy diet, where it's mostly renowned for alleviating the effects of flatulence, helping to keep eyes healthy and spurs brain power. This is one mean green you need to get acquainted with!
When it comes to boosting your immune system, this plant works wonders. Beets supply a staggering amount of Vitamin C, manganese, potassium, fibre, folate and more. They work to improve your liver, bones and kidneys, while providing the quintessential fuel that both the fibres and muscles in your body need. And, it's sure to beet the blues!
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