FridayFocus: 10 foods that should be in your diet

In this week’s Friday Focus we look at 10 foods that should be in your diet!

  • Salmon is rich in high-quality protein as well as Omega 3 fats which are essential for your body. Salmon is full of nutrients and has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease.
  • Chicken is one of the best sources for natural, quality protein and contains a wealth of vitamins and minerals.
  • Sweet Potato is packed full of fibre, magnesium and vitamin A. It’s also been shown to help with sleep, reduce risks of cancer and lower blood pressure.
  • Quinoa is a unique whole grain full of protein. It’s also rammed full of fibre making it a great food for weightloss.
  • Spinach is low in calories and provides a variety of nutrients and phytonutrients. A study by Lund University in Sweden found that spinach can boost weight loss by 43 percent and is effective in curbing food cravings by up to 95 percent.
  • Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples has been linked to reducing the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
  • Beans are loaded with fibre while also being high in protein, iron, and zinc. Beans keep you energized and full for longer and because they’re a complex carbohydrate, your body releases the energy from them slower.
  • Nuts are a great snack option because of the benefits they have for your heart health. Walnuts, almonds, and other varieties are high in protein, unsaturated fat, Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E. However they’re also high in calories, so getting your portion size right is very important.
  • Grapefruit is an incredible food for boosting your metabolism and is super rich in Vitamin C. Research has also suggested that the Phytonutrient, limonoids, found in Grapefruit can help combat tumor formation.
  • Berries are a great food because they’re packed full of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants which can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and aid weight loss.