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#EatEffect // The Superfoods List You’ll Need For Your Dose Of Nutrients

As part of the #EatEffect, we’re giving you the superfoods list that you need to include in your diet and where you can get them.

Of late, whenever we try looking for ways to get healthy with minimal effort, we’re met with information on ingredients described as ‘superfoods’. But, did you know that the term superfoods has no scientific or medical definition? It’s a marketing term that is used for foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and provide many health benefits.

1. Flax Seeds

Not only are flax seeds loaded with plant-based omega-3 like chia seeds, they also have more lignans—compounds that prevent certain types of cancer, than any food. You could have this sprinkled on your yoghurt or cold cereal. This superfoods list isn’t just about those avocados and good kinda fats.

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2. Chia Seeds

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This wonder ingredient has become all the rage with superfood seekers, and for good reason. It is packed with fiber, calcium, and omega 3 fatty acids—more than that in salmon! This is a great plant-based alternative for milk and fish for calcium and omega 3 respectively. You could easily use them in smoothies, meal bowls, and even desserts.

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3. Coconut Oil

This is a great alternative to vegetable oil, and here’s why. It helps reduce weight, converts bad cholesterols into good cholesterols, and promotes digestive and cardiovascular (heart) health. You could use coconut oil to cook your meals. What’s more is that it gives a great flavour too!

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4. Dried Prunes

They may look funny and shrivelled up, but they taste great and are packed with polyphenols—plant chemicals that are known to boost bone density by stimulating bone-building cells. You could have them as is, or chop them up to add to your cereal or smoothies. This one had to be on our superfoods list.

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5. Cocoa Powder

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Cacao powder contains flavonoids that help in lowering blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. You can have a tablespoon of raw cacao powder without any guilt for it contains lesser than 15 calories and almost no fat. You could use this to mix into your smoothies for a rich, chocolaty taste.

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6. Sunflower Seeds

 

Sunflower seeds have a great nutty flavour, and they’re just great to munch on at any time of the day. They prevent arthritis, promote heart health, support digestion, have anti-inflammatory properties and are even beneficial for overall mental health. You could have them roasted and flavoured with honey or paprika, or mix them in your meal bowl.

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7. Brown Rice

Maybe it’s something you’ve only seen in one corner of the supermarket, but brown rice comes with many significant health benefits. It not only helps in reducing weight, but it also lowers cholesterol, acts as an antibiotic, and is a rich source of fibre. You could make a great stir-fry dish with brown rice.

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This article is part of the EatTreat campaign to eat better and live more consciously. We are creating the #EatEffect. Are you with us? #GreenIsTheNewBlack. Come see us at our event – The Great Winter Picnic.

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Saundarya is a 25-year-old from Delhi, who loves photography, crafting, reading books, and all things vintage. When she's not behind her desk, she can be found with a camera and a glass of sangria at her favorite bistro in the city.