Super-foods for a healthy lifestyle


Modified from http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/10-superfoods-for-a-healthy-life/articleshow/19256549.cms

In a fast-paced life that we lead today, it is important to have a diet that provides you with the nutrients and immunity required for our daily activities. Here are ten superfoods that are known for their benefits to your health and you should include in your meals.

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Avocados: A great source of Mono-unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients like fibre, vitamin E, folate and potassium, avocados can help prot4ct your heart. You can opt to include avocados in your salads.

Broccoli: Brocolli has certain properties that can help fight serious life-threatening diseases including heart diseases and cancer.

Eggs: Eggs are rich in a lot of nutrients and anti-oxidants that are not present in a lot of other food items. But avoid eating more than three egg yolks. Egg whites can be consumed daily.

Milk: A glass of fat-free milk provides you with calcium that not only strengthens your bones but also helps fight excess fat in the body.

Nuts: Nuts not only keep you alert, they also keep your hair and skin in great condition. They are a great source of anti-oxidants and omega-3s. A handful of nuts everyday can help cut down your risk of developing a heart disease and diabetes.

Salmon: Fish oils are sometimes prescribed by doctors as they can help fight heart diseases, smoothen your skin and also help reduce the effects of arthritis.

Tofu: Replacing fatty meats and cheeses with tofu and soy milk can reduce your saturated fat intake and help you remain healthy. Soy contains heart healthy polyunsaturated fats, fibre and some important vitamins and its isoflavones can help prevent breast cancer.

Oatmeal: Oats not only help reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of heart diseases, unsweetened oatmeal can also help fight Type 2 diabetes.

Olive oil: Olive oil is a MUFA rich oil and helps reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol levels in your body. Olive oil can also help cut down the risk of cancer.

Yogurt: This is not only a great way to include calcium in your diet, but it also boosts your immune system.

For more healthcare and diet tips, you can visit www.asianheartinstitute.org or call +91 99201 55000 to speak to our dieticians.

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