I have put together a list of "super foods" and their benefits :
Watercress - are rich in lutein which acts as a natural sunblock for your eyes. Mix with salad or fish , use oil and vinegar to dress it but not overpower it.
Cucumbers- The skin of the cucumber is most important. It is loaded with cilica. Cilica is an essential component of connective tissue. Plumps wrinkles and boosts collagen production. Do not peel cucumbers. Also make sure to get organic cucumbers that are not covered in pesticides (You can check if the cucumber has pesticides on it by rubbing the cucumber, if it smells like pesticides,opt for a different cucumber. If it is too shiny it has a wax film on it that you do not want to ingest). It is used as a marketing tactic, the waxy film makes the cucumber look more appealing. When really, it is the complete opposite.
Blood Oranges- more vitamin C then regular oranges. They contain anthocyanin an antioxidant known to act as a sunscreen. It also contains 130 % of DV of vitamin C. You can put some blood oranges in salad to give it an unexpected taste and a kick of antioxidants !
Other foods rich in anthocyanin:
Ginger: Next time you are out for sushi, don’t pass on this ! Ginger can help the digestive and circulatory systems and even prevent against the development of certain types of joint problems and arthritis.
Avocado: is a great source of monounsaturated fat which helps the body naturally lower the rate of bad cholesterol. In addition, it is a great source of Vitamin E which promotes healthy skin and can also fight the aging process.
There are plenty more super foods that I will be blogging about. These are just the few that, I am sure you can incorporate into your daily diet. Check back soon, for more super foods !