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6 Superfoods hiding in your fridge

One of the easiest ways to give your body a power packed nutrient boost is to add one of the many so called super foods to your diet. But do you actually have to buy exotic freeze dried berries and sea potions together these amazing benefits. Is it possible to find superfoods in your salad drawer.

It’s easy to be enticed by the deep exotic hues of acai and spirulina but you could be missing out on some home grown veggies of super hero stature.

Swiss chard

It’s name would lead you to believe that it is continental but in actual fact this green leafy veg with rainbow stems actually grows incredibly well in the moderate British climate. Gram per gram, Swiss chard s more nutrient dense than kale and is also kinder on the tum, being suitable for many IBS sufferers.

Broccoli

Broccoli is part of the cruciferous family including cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, turnips and cabbage. Eating cruciferous vegetables has been linked to reducing the risk of colon cancer.

Pak choi

Pak choi is a veg that we associate with Asian foods but another that grows well in the U.K. and one that has an incredibly nutrient density.

Mushrooms

You might think that you have to invest in expensive memory boosting mushrooms but eating just one white button mushroom daily can help to protect our mind and the fight against cancer.

Tomatoes

You can do a multitude of recipes with this fruit, from salads to the base sauce for a pizza or dip for chips. Cooking tomatoes actually releases and intensifies the nutritional value of tomatoes by increasing the benefits of the antioxidant, lycopene.

Beetroot

This humble veggie has become a favourite of athletes, it’s capacity to improve vascular flow has created great excitement over its potential to increase performance. Studies are being carried out to discover whether it can improve blood flow to the brain to help with the slow down of dementia. Beets are also rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, nitrates and sodium.

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