Hello lovely readers!
So there is this fairly new type of ‘post’ going around the world of food and lifestyle bloggers called ‘5 Foods I Eat Everyday’. After seeing it a few times around the internet, I am very excited to present to you my own version! I also would like to include a little disclaimer that I do not have any nutrition qualifications and so this post should not be taken as nutritional advice by any means. These are the 5 foods I eat (pretty much) everyday:
1. Omega 3 fatty acids
I love adding about a teaspoon of ground flax seeds to pretty much all my breakfasts in the morning. After doing some of my own reading, I found that having something like ground flax seeds or chia seeds is really great for the brain and for balancing hormones (this is especially great for the ladies out there, if ya know what I mean). I buy whole flax seeds and grind them up in the blender at home. It is important to eat flax seeds ground as it makes the nutrients more absorbable for your body. You would not want these seeds to just aimlessly pass through your body! Sometimes I substitute ground flax seeds for chia seeds, which can be incorporated equally as well into your oatmeal or breakfast smoothies.
2. Leafy Greens
I don’t really have much to say about leafy greens other than the fact that they are apparently really important! I luckily quite enjoy having a variety of leafy greens like watercress, rocket, and spinach, either in salads or on the side of my lunches and dinners. They are basically stuffed with nutrients and I personally eat them as they are a pretty good source of iron! If I find myself not eating many greens, I make use of Barley Grass Juice Powder which can be sneakily put into your smoothies in the morning!
3. Legumes and Beans
Beans are ridiculously cheap to buy and super easy to cook with. I personally love the taste of beans and there is a huge variety you can choose from. My personal favourites are kidney beans, chickpeas, and red lentils. They are a great and healthy source of protein and fibre, and other awesome micronutrients. I love having them in stews, soups, and chilis!
4. Probiotic Source
Now, this has been one of the latest additions my diet because up until recently I completely underestimated the importance of healthy gut bacteria! When I found out that your gut bacteria plays a major role in digestion and strengthening your immune system, I immediately felt guilty for neglecting this part of my diet. To help my gut flourish, I love having delicious plant-based yoghurts as well as other fermented foods like Tempeh, Kombucha, and Kimchi!
5. Antioxidant Source
This might just be one of my favourite things on this list because I absolutely LOVE berries! At this point we’ve all heard that berries are stuffed full of vitamins and antioxidants, so it’s nothing new. I personally go through so many bags of frozen berries and here is why: frozen berries are frozen straight at the place/farm where they are produced. This means that the frozen berries you buy at the supermarket are usually the most nutrient dense due to them being frozen at their ripest stage. You can throw frozen berries into all your smoothies as well as have it with your porridge.
I hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to let me know what are some of the foods you eat everyday!