Foods To Get You Back On Track
Do your healthy new years resolutions seem like a distant memory? Well, at Moby 3143 we are here to help you get back on the horse with some simple tips and some delicious foods to give your health and energy levels the boost they need!
The Acai berry is a dark purple coloured fruit that is similar in shape to a grape and comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America. Considered a superfood, the pulp of Acai berries has been found to be even richer in antioxidants than blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries, hence its popularity.
Briefly, antioxidants are molecules that ensure the health of other molecules by preventing cell damage from environmental toxins. As a result, Acai berries can:
- Assist in lowering cholesterol
- Boost your immune system
They are also relatively high in fibre to therefore aid digestion.
Not only are they very good for you, they are delicious and have been described has having a fruity red wine flavour with chocolate overtones.
Check out our recipe for an amazing Acai Smoothie Bowl here. You won’t regret it, we assure you!
Although not as rich in antioxidants as Acai berries, all other berries certainly can play a part in improving your overall health. Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries (to name a few), contain high levels of phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring nutrients.
Similar to antioxidants, phytochemicals also work to protect your body’s cells and can therefore help prevent certain types of cancers as well as heart and neurodegenerative diseases. They are also low in fructose and can be a great way to reduce sugar from your diet!
Citrus Cured Salmon
On their own, both citrus and salmon have a myriad of health benefits, but combined they are a force to be reckoned with!
Salmon is a beautiful oily fish that contains levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are fabulous for your heart as well as in promoting brain and heart health.
Omega-3 fatty acids also assist your body in:
- Balancing cholesterol levels
- Preventing blood clotting
- Reducing triglyceride levels in the blood
- Reducing the risk of heart disease
And an added bonus is that it leaves you feeling really satisfied!
Citrus on the other hand, is antioxidant rich to therefore aid brain function whilst also working as a natural immune booster to it being rich in vitamins!
Believe it or not, purple foods are all the rage for 2017. Foods that possess a blue or purple hue are actually incredibly good for you. Created by a food colour, known as Anthocyanins, these foods assist in protecting and healing but also look great when incorporated into any dish!
Fun fact: The darker the colour of the food, the higher the contents of antioxidants and nutrients.
So if your start to 2017 hasn’t quite lived up to the high hopes of your new years resolutions, try and use any number of the above superfoods to get you back on track!