Your new year’s resolutions may be firmly abandoned, but that’s no reason to ignore your health until 2021! March is #NutritionMonth, and it’s the perfect time to get on track with sustainable lifestyle changes.
Of course, overhauling your nutrition can be overwhelming at first, especially with the wealth of information out there regarding diet and supplements. Luckily, there’s a simple way to figure out which superfoods should go into your cart – and your belly.
The best superfoods are the ones you’ll actually eat
That’s right – step one in your decision-making process is asking yourself, “Will I eat this, or will it quietly rot away in my fridge?” Be honest about the things you don’t like, such as certain textures, but be willing to experiment with new foods as well. Drafting a weekly meal plan that incorporates superfoods can greatly increase your chances of better nutrition.
Choose superfoods that meet your unique needs
If you’ve got a specific medical concern like high blood pressure or are looking to support a goal like healthy aging, choose superfoods that integrate into your overall wellness plan. Not all superfoods are created equal, and a diet that would help your neighbour feel amazing might not be right for you.
Do your research and try different approaches to see which superfoods make you feel your best. Experts say the right diet shift should create positive changes in your body within a day or two.
So which superfoods will you choose for your #NutritionMonth health journey?
Sweet Potatoes vs Beetroots
For starch lovers, these two options have popped up in restaurants and packaged snacks as the healthier alternative to the humble white potato. Both are high in fibre and rich in antioxidants. Sweet potatoes are bursting with beta carotene, which may help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of some cancers. However, the beetroot stands out as being a lower calorie option and boasting plenty of nitrates, which have a blood-pressure lowering effect.
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Fish vs Nuts
We all know avoiding greasy fast food meals is a good idea, but some fatty foods are simply super for your health. Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which may lower your risk of heart attacks. A handful of almonds provides over 30 percent of the vitamin E you need daily, which supports brain health. Most of the fat in almonds is monounsaturated fat — a healthier type of fat that may help lower blood cholesterol levels.
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Tomatoes vs Avocados
These two superfoods are always included in beautiful stock photos of healthy living, but which should be the star of your salad? Tomatoes are high in vitamin C and lycopene, which has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. While the avocado is higher in calories per serving, it also comes with a hefty serving of vitamins A, E, and fibre, which may help lower cholesterol.
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Garlic vs Mushrooms
Having a superfood-filled diet doesn’t have to be bland, and these two flavour-packed contenders confirm it. Garlic (apart from being delicious) has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and might help protect from cancers, especially colorectal cancer; and scientists are studying the powerful antioxidant effects of mushrooms on the prevention of cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s.
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Complement a high-superfood diet with the right supplements
Diet is an incredible way to overhaul your wellness, but sometimes the body needs an extra boost that’s even more concentrated than superfoods. That’s where smart supplements come in. Whether you’re seeking to maintain your healthy lifestyle, boost your immune system or support a specific condition, Bioharmony offers an extensive selection of everyday essential nutrients and vitamins to help you live your best life.
Always consult your doctor or registered healthcare professional for advice on taking supplements or making diet changes.