Superfoods for the Over 50’s

When it comes to healthy eating, there’s food… and then there’s superfood!

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Superfoods are packed full of goodness and a sure way to give your diet the jump start you’ve been looking for.

Although these superfoods can’t stop ageing, they certainly can impact how we feel as we age. A healthy diet and fuelling your body with what it needs can have a big influence on energy levels, mental well-being, sleep and appearance.

Superfoods, along with a healthy lifestyle and the right exercise, can make sure feel young, energetic and full of life… something we’re really passionate about here at Fitness Drum!

Check out our list below of some of the top superfoods you could look to add to your diet today! 👇

Almonds

Almonds, along with many other nuts (walnuts, peanuts, pecans, cashews, etc) are loaded with healthy fats that can help reduce your risk of heart disease.

Almonds specifically are also full of nutrients like biotin, phosphorus, vitamin E, and fibre.

They also make you feel fuller so can reduce your need to snack, making them a perfect food for anyone wanting to decrease their calorie intake.

No preparation is needed, just buy a big bag and keep them at your desk, in your room, or around the house, and you’ll find it easy to replace that chocolate bar with a very healthy snack.

Check out the video below from livingyoungerlonger – Almonds are added to Vanilla Chia pudding and strawberries to make a quick and easy meal that is packed full of nutrients!

 

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Kale

When your mum told you to ‘eat your greens,’ she was right. Any natural food bright in colour is bound to be full of nutrients. Broccoli has traditional taken most the glory as a superfood in the leafy green category but is kale the true king of this group?

Kale is bursting with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K1, and a number of healthy minerals, so it really does dominate when it comes to health benefits.

You could add kale to a salad or add it in a daily superfood smoothie!

Oats

Oats are an amazing superfood and can be a great addition to your diet.

They can be enjoyed in so many different ways, you’re bound to find at some way of getting those nutritious oats in your meal plans.

Oats help lower bad cholesterol, strengthen your immune system, and aid healthy digestion.

Check out the video below to get started with making overnight oats.

Blueberries

Blueberries are packed full of antioxidants and nutrients. They are packed full of fiber, vitamin C, and have even been linked to containing cancer-fighting compounds.

Blueberries are also thought to help improve memory too!

Most supermarkets will sell big frozen bags of blueberries and other berries – perfect for adding to smoothies or defrosting and adding to yoghurts/oats (like in the instagram picture below).

 

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Garlic

Not only does garlic help defeat vampires, garlic is great at defeating viruses and strengthening your immune system and general health. Garlic has been shown to reduce lung cancer risk, reduce risk of osteoarthritis, reduce blood pressure, and help fight multiple types of cancer.

Garlic is full of Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Selenium, and fibre. You can also find decent amounts of Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron and Vitamin B1. Garlic also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. In fact, it contains a little bit of almost everything we need.

Let’s not forget, garlic is delicious too and can be used to enhance the flavour of a meal.

If those heavy gym sessions are making you feel a bit drained and tired, get your dose of garlic to make sure your immune system is strong and healthy.

3 Comments

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  2. Matthew Glenhall November 8, 2015 Reply

    Great article, I think kale should be used more in recipes-such a healthy food.

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