Superfoods have a high nutrient content, with very few negative elements such as saturated fat, or artificial ingredients. As we tuck into 2016’s food trends, we have a list of superfoods that are easy to find, cost very little, and have a fantastic nutritional profile.
5 .) Watermelon
More men suffer from high blood pressure than women. Thankfully, food rich in potassium reduces the risk of high blood pressure, and strokes. Watermelon has more potassium than a banana, or a cup of orange juice.
Top Tip: Cut a watermelon into slices, adding a dash of lime juice for vitamin C, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to boost your metabolism, and some cinnamon to balance your blood sugar levels.
Kombucha is a drink made from fermented tea and sugar. Besides have an antibiotic effect, this beverage contributes to cellular strengthening, detoxification, metabolic harmonisation, and the balancing of your blood’s pH levels.
Top Tip: Purchase ready-made kombucha from your local health stores; we recommend the chai flavour.
3.) Tomato Sauce
Men who eat a lot of tomatoes, tomato sauce, or pizza smothered in tomato paste are building a hedge against prostate cancer. Research shows that men who eat tomato sauce two to four times a week lower their risk of developing prostate cancer by 35 percent. However, tomato juice doesn’t have the same effect, because in order to have the best absorption, fat needs to be involved. So, pizza is definitely what the doctor ordered. Plus, it’s great for boosting your energy, and it improves your sex drive.
Top Tip: If you’re following a low-carb programme, stick to the “light” version of tomato sauce.
2 .) Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) comes from fermented apples, which result in a build up of acetic acid, the active ingredient. ACV can also helps with indigestion, soothes sore throats, and regulates blood sugar levels. For solid benefits, go for raw, or homemade ACV. Bragg’s ACV leaves dead yeast and bacteria, which is extremely good for you.
Top Tip : ACV is very acidic, so don’t drink too much of it. Try diluting a tablespoon or two into a glass of water, drinking it with your meal as a supplement. A morning tonic of ACV, green tea, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and honey is the best way to go.
1.) Alkaline Water
Most of us have a highly acidic diet, fizzy drinks, processed meat, etc. By drinking alkaline water, which has a high pH level, we prevent the build-up of acids in our cells, restoring our natural pH, improving bodily functions. Considering our body is over 70% water, this sounds like a good idea. Other benefits include an increase in oxygen production, which leads to improved hydration and energy levels.
Top Tip:For a homemade solution, add half a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate to 4 litres of distilled water, or buy an alkaline jug filter.