A diet rich in superfoods does not have to burn a hole in your pocket or cause you any inconvenience. If your meals and snacks rarely include nutritious foods, you’d be glad to know that there are cheap and easy ways to eat healthily.
Unfortunately, old habits can be very hard to break. Developing a taste for superfoods and working them into your daily diet can be very challenging for most of us, but none of these is impossible! If you just take a good look at your usual food choices and figure out where you can make a few tweaks, you can seamlessly add superfoods into the mix.
Of course, things can get a bit tricky if you have food biases or preconceived notions that put you off certain foods. You’ll need to come up with a way to look beyond what you consider to be a negative characteristic of the food, which could range from its appearance and texture to its smell and taste. To get over a food bias, try pureeing, dicing, shredding or simply mixing superfoods you don’t like so much with the foods you do like.
Here’s an awesome tip: make your meals colourful. This is also part of the six easy ways to fight inflammation. Think of your plates as a rainbow, with a variety of colourful, healthy and delicious superfoods. The nutrients of vegetables can differ significantly depending on their colour, so a colourful plate is bound to offer a complete mix of vitamins and minerals.
Make sure your plates have green leafy vegetables such as kale, lettuce and spinach; red ones such as tomatoes and red peppers; yellow ones such as squash; orange ones such as carrots and orange peppers. The list goes on! And of course, don’t forget to add some fruits like blueberries and strawberries. It’s literally impossible to run out of ways to make your meals and snacks more nutritious and appetising.
If you’re wondering which superfoods are the best sources of antioxidants that can help slow down the ageing process and reduce your risk of serious health problems, check out this blog post.
For your sweet tooth, chocolate is without a doubt the best choice! Adding cacao powder and dark chocolate to your meals and snacks is truly a surefire way to up their sweetness and health factor. Aside from getting rid of cramping and pains, chocolate can help you relax, lower your blood pressure and improve sleep quality. It’s as sweet as it is healthy!
The transition to a more superfood-rich diet can be daunting. But you don’t have to do it all at once. Instead, make simple dietary tweaks each day until it becomes a habit.