7 FOODS RECOMMENDED BY EXPERT NUTRITIONISTS
With thousands upon thousands of nutritionists, food and diet experts telling you different things that are right and wrong with your diet, it can be difficult to feel like you are consuming the best foods for your body and skin.
But, according to experts around the world, there are a few foods that are a resounding 'YES' in everyone's book, and something you need in your diet.
- Dark, leafy greens.
Greens like spinach and kale are extremely low calorie, and full of the nutrients needed to fill you up quicker. Leafy greens contain vitamins C & K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and fibre in abundance. These dark greens are perfect to consume when detoxing your body, and are known to be great for digestive health. Try these out with our Be Cleansed Powder for stronger hut health.
Don't stop eating your smashed avo on toast just yet, avocado is an excellent source of potassium (more than bananas) and is high in fibre to help maintain digestive health and protect against free radical damage. Its monosaturated fats lead to higher levels of energy, faster brain processing and clearer skin. We recommend adding a tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil with an avocado sauce or by itself for added nutrients.
- Chia seeds.
Loaded with omega-3 and several antioxidants, chia seeds provide a gentle and nutritious source of soluble fibre to support clear skin through healthy bowel functioning. Chia is also a great source of zinc for healing, and it highly valuable to bone and digestive health. Chia Seed flour is part of our Berry Beautiful Powder formula, loaded with calcium and magnesium.
Blueberries are high in anthocyanins, the colourful antioxidant pigments that give many foods their wonderful shades of blue, purple, and red, guarding against damage to cells, tissues, and muscles, as well as brain health. Anthocyanins are powerful protection against free radicals and have an anti-inflammatory affect on the body. In fact, the phytonutrients that are found in the food are known to protect virtually every system and organ in the body. Blueberries are a key ingredient in our Berry Beautiful Powder.
Garlic is a world renowned superfood, and has literal medicinal properties. Great for fighting off viruses, bad bacteria, and fungi, garlic is full of nutrients including manganese, vitamin B6 and vitamin C to help also reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.
Wild salmon is highly enriched in omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce the risk of heart disease and help boost good cholesterol. Our Bestow Beauty Oils are a perfect pairing to drizzle on top of salmon for a delicious, healthy meal, complete with the key essential fatty acids needed for optimal nutrition. Wild salmon is also known for giving more energy, toned muscles and glowing skin.
A plant-based protein, quinoa contains a perfect proportion of all nine essential amino acids needed for key health and nutrition. As it is also gluten-free, it is an amazing alternative to other foods for coeliacs, while still having a delicious taste, as well as containing important nutrients like magnesium, fiber, manganese, riboflavin, and B vitamins, which help the body convert food into energy.