Monday, July 2, 2012

The healthy superfoods you should be eating?

Here is some recommended reading from UK Health Radio News.

Yahoo! nutritionist Rachael Anne Hill identifies four nutrient-packed, super-healthy foods she suggests we should all be eating but which are often ignored.

Quinoa: commonly referred to as a grain, quinoa is actually a seed.  It can be cooked and eaten in much the same way as rice and contains all the essential amino acids so is an excellent source of complete protein for vegans and vegetarians.

Cold pressed rapeseed oil: has balanced levels of omega 3, 6 and 9 which together make up the essential fatty acids vital for lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation that can cause heart disease and premature ageing, boosting the immune system and nourishing skin, hair, bones and joints.

Crab: despite its low calorie content, it is a great source of protein so it's a really filling and satisfying food.  Crab is also a good source of omega 3s which help to lower triglycerides and blood pressure along with reducing the risk of heart disease.

Radishes: these hot tasting little vegetables owe their pungent flavour to super nutrients called glucosinolates that are also found in broccoli and cabbage.

For more information and to read Rachael’s article in full, visit: