Tasty Foods containing vitamins and minerals
There are lots of tasty foods which will make you really enjoy eating healthily and don't take too much effort to prepare. Some of them include:
WALNUT & BRAZIL NUTS
Walnuts contain Vitamin E, omega 3 oils, and healthy fats.
Brazil nuts contain selenium, magnesium, vitamins and healthy fats.
You can eat them raw, add them to cakes, muffins, scone mixes, or bread mixes as well as to salads.
BLUEBERRIES & RASPBERRIES
Blueberries contain vitamin K, vitamin C, fibre, manganese and other antioxidants
Like blueberries, raspberries are filled with antioxidants. They help provide Vitamin C, calcium and iron.
Eat them on their own, in yogurt, in a smoothie or in cakes, the list is endless.
Beetroot contains folate, fibre, vitamin C and other minerals and is rich in anti-oxidants
Grate or slice them in salads, gives a lovely colour, or add to smoothies.
Avocado provide monounsaturated fats, Vitamin B6 (aids the regulation of hormonal activity, as well as reducing tiredness and fatigue) and folate.
Great on toast with anything added.
Dark chocolate is believed to be a natural mood-booster and is a great antioxidant. One or two squares a day are good and as dark chocolate can taste a bit bitter it can be hard to take more than a few squares a day which is probably a good thing!
Garlic is believed to help inhibit the growth of bacteria, as well as having anti-inflammatory powers.
It adds a great taste to savoury dishes
SWEET RED PEPPERS
Sweet red peppers contain more Vitamin C than oranges.
Add to salads, soups and curries.
Pulses including beans, lentils and peas are great sources of fibre and protein.
They are great in salads, curries and soups.