The New Superfoods

Here’s the low-down on all the foods that pack a serious punch with their health benefits.

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Here’s the low-down on all the foods that pack a serious punch with their health benefits.
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GREAT FOR:Glowing skin and stronger immunity.

WHY: When it comes to high antioxidant and low saturated fat content, olive oil is king. It can be used in most dishes (with the exception of those that require deep frying) and makes a delish dressing.

TIP: The fresher the olive oil, the higher the antioxidant content, so replace it every two to three months. Just two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil each day will help you reap its health benefits!


GREAT FOR: Healthy hair and better eyesight.

WHY: Packed with protein, key nutrients including zinc, as well as 20 other vitamins and minerals, eggs can easily be incorporated into any meal and prepared in minutes. Don’t be too worried about the cholesterol of eggs; one or two eggs a day will not have adverse effects on those with a nutritionally balanced diet.

TIP: Whether they’re, added to sandwiches or salads, or whipped into a quick frittata or omelette, eggs are the number-one fridge food by far.


GREAT FOR: Lowering blood sugar levels.

WHY: Legumes have made a comeback in recent years. Extremely nutritious and containing a mix of low GI carbohydrates, dietary fibre and protein, they’re a popular meat substitute for vegetarians.

TIP: Throw some legumes in when making a salad.


GREAT FOR: Lowering the risk of heart disease.

WHY: They might be an acquired taste but oysters are one of the richest dietary sources of zinc, with just one providing almost the entire day’s nutritional needs. Fresh oysters have high protein and calcium but low calories.

TIP: Avoid creamy sauces such as Mornay.


GREAT FOR: Cell health and circulation.

WHY: The rich, bright colour and texture of beetroot gives you some idea of how chock-full of nutrition this vegetable really is. Beetroots contain a number of extremely powerful antioxidants and, with minimal calories per serve, are a must in your weekly diet.

TIP: Roast and add to salads, or have it as a juice mixed in with other vegetables.