Not only does Kale bring to the table a crazy amount of antioxidants, it also has a huge amount of vitamin A.
Vitamin A is absolutely vital for your skin health, vision and your immune system. Not only that but one serving of kale also has as much vitamin C as an orange!
Best way to eat: Massage into a salad, or roast into crispy chips.
Sardines are an often overlooked food in the health category, because they’re synonymous with pizza. However there are so many benefits to eating sardines that they should definitely become a regular meal time accompaniment.
Sardines are packed with vitamin D, and they’re one of the very best sources of omega-3, which is known to be good for a huge range of ailments, from heart wellness to asthma and beyond.
Best way to eat: Keep in food storage containers throughout the week and add to salads and lunches.
Not only one of the tastiest snacks on this list, blueberries are also one of the world’s best sources of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants prevent the oxidising of other molecules in the body, which allows us to neutralise the DNA-battering free radicals found in the blood stream.
Anti-oxidants have also been proven to help keep your heart, eyes and mind healthy too – a healthy food no brainer!
Best way to eat: Add to morning porridge, afternoon snacks or post dinner desserts, again these are easily stored in food storage containers.
Another food that is rich with antioxidants is the Almond. Almonds also boast a strong supply of vitamin E, magnesium and fibre; each essential for a healthy diet. It’s also been proven to help with weight loss and reduced risk of other cardiovascular diseases.
Best way to eat: As an office desk snack throughout the afternoon.
Lemons are a wonderful source of vitamin C, in fact just one lemon has over 100% of your daily recommended intake. Vitamin C is well known as an immune system booster, but there are a whole range of other benefits too, including the reduced risk of cancer and strokes, along with the repair of cuts and scrapes and even your mood.
Best way to eat: Add a slice to your daily green tea, studies have even shown that this helps you intake the natural anti-oxidants present within the tea itself.
There you have it, if you can find a way to get some of these more regularly into your diet, you will be well on your way to a healthier lifestyle.