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It’s time for part two of our 12 foods that you need on your shopping list.
If you missed the first one, you can find it here.
We all know that oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, but many don’t know that they are also a great source of calcium – providing you with around 6% of your daily calcium requirements.
A study from the University of North Carolina has also revealed that due to the high levels of calcium, oranges can also help to alleviate muscle soreness – anything to help with the DOMS, right?
This superfood is super versatile. It can be used to replace pasta, rice or even your morning oats. It is also a complete protein that is high in fibre and iron, making it a popular choice for vegans and vegetarians.
It also has a low glycaemic index, which means that it is good for blood sugar control and provides a slow and steady energy source.
Kale might not be the most appealing on the list, but it is one of the most super superfoods out there. Kale is not only affordable, it also provides for you with a great source of vitamins A, C, K and calcium. It might also surprise you to hear that kale is also a good source of essential fatty acids.
Not too keen on throwing it into a smoothie? No worries, kale makes a great addition to salads, soups or you can make yourself some kale chips as a healthy snack.
Like kale, chickpeas are affordable and really versatile! You can use them in soups, wraps or use them to make your own hummus.
They’re not only a great source of fibre and vitamins, but they have been linked with benefitting digestion and keeping your appetite under control.
You can pretty much use coconut oil for anything – whether it be cooking, conditioning your hair or whitening your teeth!
Coconut oil is really easy to digest and high in healthy fats, which can support brain function and raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood.
Some studies have even claimed that coconut oil can increase fat burning!
Last but not least, it’s tinned mackerel.
It might not be as fresh, but tinned mackerel is a really good source of protein if you’re in a rush. By canning the fish, goodness like omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D are preserved.
Keep some tins in the fridge and start your day with mackerel on toast for a filling, high protein breakfast.