These superfoods promise to improve both your mealtimes and your health in one fell swoop.
It may have become ubiquitous in trendy London restaurants, but not everyone has gotten on-board the kale bandwagon. Time for that to change though, because kale is a great source of calcium, iron and vitamins A, C, and K. Not bad for a funny-looking cabbage.
Fact: Kale has been known to help to prevent cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
We all eat them, but few of us know just how good the tomato is for us. Full of lycopene, which has been known to fight several types of cancer, and also magnesium, phosphorus, copper, niacin, folate, and potassium. Translation: bloody good for you.
Fact: Tomatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which makes your skin look great.
The humble almond happens to be one of the more versatile superfoods. It can be used in a wide variety of recipes from cereals and salads, to starters and desserts. Packed full of vitamin E and riboflavin these tasty nuts will have you feeling better in no time.
Fact: Almonds are high in potassium which helps fight heart disease.
Most of us love the sweet taste of berries, but did you know that they also provide in one cup all the disease-fighting antioxidants you could possibly need. Grab some berries and go whip up a smoothie!
Fact: Recent studies have shown that berries can help in reducing belly fat.
While it seems that none of us can pronounce the name of this South American grain, that has not diminished its growing popularity. With plenty of iron and fibre in every grain, it is an ideal replacement for pasta and tastes great with a variety of meal choices.
Fact: Quinoa is high in phosphorous, which improves the strength of tooth enamel.
Salmon is proof that healthy eating does not need to just be a plate of green vegetables day after day. This delicious fish is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep blood pressure in check and can help lower cholesterol.
Fact: Men who eat diets rich in salmon are less likely to develop prostate cancer.