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Little known superfoods

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There are well-known superfoods like kale, quinoa and chia, but there are lesser known superfoods that you can add to your diet. Why not try the following?

Beets: Beets contain plenty of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which can help to fight disease and strengthen important organs. Beets’ leaves can also be a healthy option as they contain protein, zinc, vitamin B6, magnesium, and are low in fat and cholesterol.

Blueberries: These bite-sized delights are full of fibre, vitamin C and are low in calories.

Camu Camu: Native to South America this fruit contains tonnes of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and potassium and can have between 20-50 times the amount of Vitamin C than an orange.

Cauliflower: According to the experts at House Call Doctor, cauliflower has plenty of good vitamins and minerals, and it also contains glucosinolates which have been found to fight cancer.

Fennel: Fennel is a great source of fibre and folate and the fennel bulb may also help to reduce cholesterol levels and colon toxins. Fennel contains the same amount of potassium as a banana and is an easy addition to salads.

Maca: Originating from Peru, this superfood contains plenty of essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. This superfood lifts energy, helps to balance mood, maintain healthy skin, and is good for sexual health. Maca is most often consumed in powdered form and can be added to smoothies, yoghurts, tea and salads.

Salmon: This fish is full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids and studies have suggested that it could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Watermelon: This summer favourite is low in sugar and contains vitamins A and C. Studies have also suggested it can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The lycopene could help to protect the body from UV rays.

What is your favourite superfood?

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