It’s time to cut off that extra holiday weight and start your year on a healthy note. If you’re eating most of these healthy foods already, good for you! If not, now’s the time to supercharge your health. We give you a list of 7 super healthy foods that you must eat this summer!
The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. Commonly also known as a type of fish, especially when it comes to a pub quiz. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom.It is as beautiful as it is delightful to eat.
Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala.Chia seeds may have a celebrity status as the newest superfood fad, but they’ve been around for centuries. No wonder they deliver as much protein as nuts and are full of fibers.
Suddenly seeing green cakes, ice cream, smoothies and lattes? Thanks to this Japanese specialty which is brimming with health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, this concentrated green tea increases metabolic rate. It’s just another way of incorporating green tea in your lives.A special wooden spatula is used to force the tea through the sieve, or a small, smooth stone may be placed on top of the sieve and the device shaken gently.
Eragrostis tef, known as teff, Williams lovegrass, annual bunch grass, taf, or xaafid, is an annual grass, a species of lovegrass native to Eritrea and Ethiopia. It is also known as an “emergency crop” because it is planted late in the spring when the growing season is warmer, and most other crops have already been planted.Teff is the new quinoa. This tiny but mighty gluten-free grain is naturally high in minerals and protein. Add it to porridge, oatmeal or pancakes and a hearty and healthy breakfast is ready!
5. Green Coffee
Green coffee extract is an extract of unroasted, green coffee beans. Green coffee extract has been used as a weight-loss supplement and as an ingredient in other weight-loss products. There’s no dearth of superfoods that become a rage in the town because of their weight loss benefits. Green coffee is amongst them. Its beans have an amazing ability to induce weight loss. So those who’re planning to keep their new year resolutions around shedding those extra kilos….take a clue!
6. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt, yogurt cheese, is yogurt that has been strained to remove its whey, resulting in a thicker consistency than unstrained yogurt, while preserving yogurt’s distinctive, sour taste.Next time you hit the yogurt aisle, pick up Greek yogurt instead of the regular one as it has twice the protein. Compared to regular yogurt, Greek yogurt has thicker texture which is very creamy but slightly less sweet.
Kale or leaf cabbage refers to certain vegetable cultivars of the plant species Brassica oleracea. A kale plant has green or purple leaves and the central leaves do not form a head. This veggie’s curly green leaves are filled with the goodness of vitamin C. Whether you toss it into soups, smoothies, or salads, gobble as much of this stuff as you can every day.
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