Superfoods & Functional Foods

What you should be eating more of!

Superfoods: Almonds, avocados, basil and green herbs, broccoli, chillies, cinnamon, eggs, flaxseeds or linseeds, garlic, lamb, pink salmon, oats, oranges, raspberries and other berries, soy beans, spinach, tea, tomatoes, wheatgerm and yogurt.

Other notable superfoods include: Dark chocolate, red wine, legumes, cranberries, apples, coffee, peaches, plums and sardines.

What Makes Them Super?

  • Soluble fibre
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

Functional Foods: In Australia the term ‘Functional Food’ refers to foods which are similar in appearance to conventional foods, but they are modified to serve physiological roles beyond the provision of simple nutrient requirements.( ie; processed ‘superfood’) This would be things like margarine’s containing plant sterols. Sterols when added to margarine can lower blood cholesterol levels. Examples of other functional foods include; probiotics containing live beneficial bacteria, food products rich in phytoestrogens or cereal foods containing ‘invisible fibre’.

Here are my Superfood/Functional food eats for today ๐Ÿ™‚

Breakfast: Oatmeal + Bircher Muesli & Raisins sprinkled on top

Lunch: Stuffed Capsicum with Zucchini, Tomato, Carrot, Mushroom & Cottage Cheese + Salad

7 Comments on “Superfoods & Functional Foods”

  1. Most of my fav foods love salmon!

  2. A lot of my favorite foods are super foods: almonds, apples, and cinnamon just to name a few!

  3. Sara K says:

    Yay I already eat a lot of those! Especially cinnamon!

  4. I LOVE superfoods! I just started eating hard boiled eggs more regularly and I’m already feeling the difference!

  5. buttonss - Cherie says:

    Im proud to say I eat most of those super foods every day ๐Ÿ˜€
    Also your stuffed capsicums look delish.
    p.s definitely do an iherb order, once you taste how amazing puffins are you will be glad you did it

  6. cool! alot of my favourite foods are on these lists also! I could eat more avacado though.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. haleyy0806 says:

    I love that dark chocolate and coffee are superfoods, that makes me feel so much better now! Love your blog too!!

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