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What Are Superfoods?

After receiving SculpSure treatments and ridding the body of unwanted, stubborn pockets of fat that were keeping you from reaching your full potential, it is important to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. In order to do this, it is crucial to educate yourself on what foods you should avoid and what foods are most beneficial.

The term ‘superfoods’ has become more popular than ever, having been linked to a number of positive benefits that impact your overall wellbeing, immune system and health – but what actually constitutes as a superfood and why should you be including them in your diet?

Superfoods are a diverse collection of nutritionally dense foods that typically contain a higher percentage of nutritional properties such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, in comparison to other foods that may contain only 2 or 3 properties. Further to this, superfoods have the ability to positively impact both your physical and mental health, making them the perfect foods to add to your diet to nourish your body from the inside out.

With an abundance of superfoods available, we have selected the most common and easiest options to include in your daily meals and the unique properties of each.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are packed with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Thanks to healthy fats such as mono and polysaturated fat, nuts allow your body to manage inflammation more effectively. Fibre works to slow down digestion keeping you feeling fuller for longer, making a variety of nuts and seeds a healthy and beneficial snack to eat during the day. Whilst they can be high in calories our body doesn’t absorb them all and still benefits from the full range of nutrients contained in this superfood. Some of the most nutrient dense nuts and seeds include chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds or Brazil nuts. Enjoy them on top of some Greek yoghurt, salads or simply on their own!

Salmon

Salmon is a fatty fish that is an incredible source of high-quality protein, which works to protect bone health, maintain muscle mass while losing weight, and helps to control appetite. Moreover, it is high in vitamins B and Potassium, which is responsible for converting food into energy and helps blood pressure by preventing water retention. High in omega-3 fatty acids and Astaxanthin, an antioxidant, Salmon has the ability to decrease inflammation in the body, boost brain health and strengthen your heart.

Berries

Berries such as blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are abundant in nutrients including vitamins C and K, Iron, and Manganese. They also contain soluble fibre, which helps you to feel fuller with a smaller intake of calories. Antioxidants contained in berries enhance the neutralisation of free radicals, responsible for aging and cell damage, whilst boosting memory and eye health. One of the easiest ways to add a variety of different berries into your diet is a breakfast smoothie or as a sweet snack.

Kale

Like almost all leafy green vegetables, Kale contains plenty of vitamins A, K and C, minerals and antioxidants with very few calories. Together with these nutrients, fibre makes Kale perfect for digestive health and weight loss whilst Potassium, Calcium and Iron improve skin, hair and bones. Kale is perfect as a savoury snack when baked in the oven or use kale raw in shakes or salads for an extra nutritional hit.

Holistic health is about feeling good inside and out; have your insides thanking you due to the beneficial minerals and antioxidants packed into these superfoods and maintain your newly sculpted body easily with the knowledge on nutrient-dense, tasty foods that make sticking to your diet a breeze.

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