Healthy eating is essential for any lifestyle. However due to lack of time and other reasons, most of us face difficulties to have a healthy meal every day. Today I thought of sharing few superfoods which you should add to your meal due to the amazing benefits of them.

Before reading further, it would be beneficial if I share what exactly is this term superfoods means? Simply superfoods are nutrient rich food that gives you healthy benefits.
Although there are lot of superfoods that gives amazing benefits, here I try to compile a list of 6 superfoods which are easily available for consumption. 

Here is my superfoods list.

#1.Blueberries
Blueberries are packed with anthocyanins which is an antioxidant phytonutrient. Anthocyanins have ability to neutralize free radical damage giving you more reasons to consume more blueberries.
Blueberries also help to improve memory function and it also help your skin by hydrating.
You can eat blueberries in a salad or even in a smoothie to get most of the benefits of this amazing fruit. 
#2.Apples
Apples are in the superfood list due to many reasons. These include its ability to reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers.
Apples are rich with fiber, potassium and antioxidants such as Vitamin C and polyphenols.These are some reasons to consider the saying ;An apple a day,keeps the doctor away’.  🙂
#3.Kiwi
Did you ever think that this fruit is in the superfood list? It is rich with Vitamin C and E which are popular for its ability of reducing risk of asthma, osteoarthritis, and colon cancer.
Other benefits include boosting immune system & lowering the risk of Alzheimers
For the best results and to get all the above mentioned benefits,add kiwi for your favourite food list.Try to eat one kiwi, two to three times a week. If you think you want to add it in a recipe, then try a drink or a simple fresh salad with kiwi.

 

#4.Coconut oil
If you never thought of adding coconut oil for your meal, now it is time to start! Coconut oil amazingly speeds up your metabolism and hence you can actually expect to lose weight. You can consume Coconut oil internally with food or externally as a moisturizer.

#5.Pumpkin

 

What exactly makes pumpkin so super?
Pumpkins are rich with the powerful antioxidants known as carotenoids. Carotenoids have many health benefits including reducing the risk of various types of cancer and heart disease.
It also serves  as an excellent source of vitamin A which is helpful for your eyes.
As a Sri Lankan, I frequently cook pumpkin as a curry; however you can try this superfood as a smoothie, in muffins or in pancakes. There are lots of pumpkin recipes around if you spend few minutes to search.
#6.Pomegranates
This is another superfood that you must consume each week for a better healthy life.If you think why, then here are the reasons.
Pomegranates are rich with phytochemicals like potassium. If you don’t know, phytochemicals are great for lowering blood pressure. This amazing fruit also able to reduce the risk of cancers.

 

If you are looking for a healthy recipe with pomegranate, then why don’t you try this pomegranate salad?
Do you have any other superfood to add to this list? What’s on your superfood list? Please share them below.