Nowadays you cannot avoid hearing about superfoods because they are everywhere. I also wrote about them (mainly powders) in here. However, there are also more common superfoods available and in this post I will introduce you four of these common superfoods which you should include in your every day diet. I chose these superfoods because they are inexpensive and you can find them in your local grocery. Without further ado, let's get into it.
Kale is very nutrient dense, it has a lot of vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium and Potassium). Moreover, Kale is loaded with antioxidants. How to use it? I use kale in my salads and in my smoothies. I prefer kale more in smoothies because it can taste a bit bitter in salads. I find that kale really clears up my skin and pulls away toxins from my body. I love it!
What can I say about lemon what you don't already know? Previously, I wrote about how I use lemon in my Detox juice and I also mentioned its benefits. It is recommended by many nutritionists to squeeze a bit of lemon into water in the morning. I sometimes do this myself but my teeth don't agree with this acidic drink regularly. If you don't have sensitive teeth, go for it! What a nice way to start your day by balancing your body's Ph-levels.
3) Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has many benefits, including helping with digestive issues, promoting great skin, spiking weight loss and it detoxifies your body. I started to use vinegar a few years ago when I read about its numerous health benefits. Nowadays I use it in my salad dressings. I can see the effect right away as it makes my bowls move 😁 You can also make a morning drink from apple cider vinegar: 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar, 2 dl warm water and 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink this first thing in the morning. I have also made some apple cider vinegar foot baths which can speed up your metabolism. After having this foot bath, prepare to go to toilet.
Apple cider vinegar foot bath:
1 dl apple cider vinegar
Soak your feet about 10-15 minutes.
If you are interested more about apple cider vinegar, here is a good article on it.
Even the famous Greek physician Hippocrates used to prescribe garlic to treat many medical conditions. And he was not wrong. Garlic is incredible. I use garlic almost every day in my salads, in my butter and in my cooked foods. I even cured my yeast infection with my home-made garlic tea. It truly is a powerful thing. In the summer time when there are ticks around in our area, I put garlic in everything what we eat because there have been studies which indicate that by consuming garlic, it is more unlikely that you will get beaten by a tick.
Which superfoods are you eating right now?