Who says we can’t see happiness? Just visualise a frosted glass full of fresh strawberries with whipped cream on top! Or melted cheese oozing out of a cheese-burst Pizza slice! Or a colourful huge scoop of an ice-cream in a cone! Well, that’s what happiness looks like!! We are sure you are already feeling delighted recalling the Frozen Strawberry Cream that you enjoyed in your last trip to Mahabaleshwar, or closer home in your city, aren’t you?
16th October is celebrated as World Food Day every year, to commemorate the foundation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945.
This World Food Day, we have curated a list of healthiest superfoods for you to savour and stay fit and joyful.
Let’s go at it…
1 Dark Chocolate
Who doesn’t love chocolates? And the fact that it is loaded with ample of benefits is a great excuse to eat more of them.
Dark chocolate contains a compound called Flavonoid which is excellent for heart health. This superfood boosts brain-functioning and also prevent certain types of cancer. It’s great for your skin and uplifts your mood too. So, the next time you are cranky, have some chocolate and you will feel the difference.
Pro tip – Add a few chunks in your favourite smoothie to enhance its flavour and reap the benefits.
Avocado is a creamy nutty fruit that contains Monounsaturated Fats or the good fats. This wonder fruit can be consumed in so many ways.
- Breakfast time? Spread Avocado over toasted bread.
- Snacking? Make a Guacamole and pair it with Nachos!
- Need a post-workout drink? Make the delicious Avocado Smoothie.
- Ice-cream lover? Yes, you can make delicious ice-creams from Avocadoes too!
We warn you not to go by their size! These tiny things are actually a great powerhouse of nutrition. They are rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, proteins, vitamins and minerals. They aid digestion, act as natural coolants, facilitate weight loss and also make your immune system stronger.
Pro tip – Keep a jar full of unsalted seeds – Chia, Pumpkin, Flax, Sunflower, Sesame – and snack on them whenever you feel hungry.
4 Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt has become quite popular in recent years due to its low-lactose content. It is different from the regular yogurt – here the excess water, sugar and lactose are drained out, leaving only dense and creamy yogurt.
Eating this is great for your health as it contains calcium, protein, probiotics and vitamin B12. Plus, it comes in so many mouth-watering flavours!
Pro tip – Add fresh fruits, nuts and berries to your Greek Yogurt for a wholesome breakfast.
We all know how healthy ‘maase’ (fish) are. Not to mention the temptation quotient of our Konkan style fish curries!
Apart from being a rich source of protein, Salmon Fish is popular for its omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and vitamin B-12. In short, it’s a superfood for your heart and your brain!
Popeye became a superboy by eating spinach, you can too!! These green leaves are low in calories but high in energy. Eating spinach twice a week fulfils your iron deficiencies and works wonders for the eyes.
Pro tip – purée and heat it, add chopped mushrooms and a little milk. Tadaaa! Spinach Soup is ready.
We are sure you have heard about this pseudo-cereal becoming a part of every food lover’s lexicon. Quinoa is super high in protein. That’s why it has become an alternative to previously popular oats. Dieticians suggest choosing gluten-free quinoa over oats. Plus, it is super-easy to prepare.
Pro tip – From Quinoa Risotto to Quinoa Tikki, you can make anything healthy out of this super-grain.
So, enjoy these superfoods. Stay Healthy and Stay Happy Punekars!