The Best Superfoods

Superfoods can be defined as nutrient-packed foods that keep your body healthy and boost your wellbeing. But are there any superfoods that can help your body fight off illness? The simple answer is yes. There are some foods that nutritionists recommend to help get you back to health; here are 5 of the best.

1. Leafy Greens

Don’t worry if you don’t like kale; spinach, watercress, chard and most dark greens are all beneficial. Aim to eat some raw every day and they will offer your body huge amounts of antioxidants to fight free-radicals and toxins.

2. Cruciferous Vegetables

The best known of these vegetables is broccoli. Loaded with glutathione, an especially powerful phytonutrient, all of the brassica family, including cabbage and cauliflower, are cancer fighting foods. Loaded with vitamin C, they will also help detoxify the body by stimulating enzyme production.

3. Cultured Dairy

Probiotics, such as those found in yogurt and kefir, help embed good bacteria in the gut. The gut is the source of our immune system and when it is functioning properly we are better able to fight off infection and illness. For those with dairy intolerance, probiotics can also be found in fermented foods such as kimchi.

4. Green Tea

Rich in polyphenols, green tea provides the body with compounds which have been shown not only to reduce cholesterol, but also to inhibit metastases in some cancers.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric has been proven to reduce inflammation and fight tumours due to it’s high concentration of curcumin. One teaspoon per day is more than enough to provide great benefits.