Snacking on superfoods is probably the only hipster trend this writer has come across. Therefore, a crisps packet was replaced with a quinoa salad bowl and a Coke can was discarded for a glass jar of berry detox water, which is truly much more calming for the body.
But you don’t have to sip berry water if you don’t want to. Most Indian cuisines are filled with a wide variety of superfoods, ranging from ghee to turmeric. All foods that are nutrient dense and also have a high number of vitamins and minerals can be classified as superfoods. They are known to fight disease, promote heart health, and help with better weight management. Regular exercise will help with the latter. However, getting back to the hero ingredient in this piece, below, browse through seven of the best superfoods to eat for better weight management that doesn’t compromise on flavor, either.
7 best superfoods to start eating right now
Kale is a leafy green vegetable from the family of cabbage. Its shiny and sparkling green leaves and stems are rich in vitamins A, K, C and B6. It also contains a good amount of indole-3-carbinol, a substance believed to help prevent cancer. Notably, kale leaves are also very low in calories and can be mixed into a salad or smoothie for a good midday meal.
Boil, poach or scramble them, eggs in all their forms are delicious. They are an excellent source of vitamins D, E, K, B6, calcium and zinc. Eggs also have high quantity of a lesser-known nutrient called choline and in the antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin.
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Broccoli has always been the star ingredient in all green food preparations. It is a very good source of fiber and protein. Broccoli stalks are also high in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and selenium as well as vitamins A, C, E, K. Start adding a small serving of sautéed broccoli to your meals.
4. Sweet potatoes
Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, sweet potatoes are an extremely nutritious (and delicious) source of fiber. They can be added to salads, baked, boiled or sautéed.
Chickpeas are known for their high content of fiber and protein. They are an excellent plant source of manganese, folic acid, phosphorus and copper. You can make a curry out of it or add a handful of boiled chickpeas to a salad of your choice.
Eating spinach every day is a natural tip for glowing skin and strong bones. The green superfood is rich in iron, minerals, protein and vitamins. It’s low in fat too, and just one serving of this green flowering herb in smoothie form will leave you feeling full for a long time.
Quinoa is a whole grain superfood that recently went through the Healthy Food Scanner in India. Like chickpeas, it is a source of plant-based nutrients and is rich in manganese, magnesium, folic acid, and phosphorus.