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5 Super Foods You Should Incorporate Into Your Diet Right Now

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What I’d like you to do for the next minute (before you continue to read this article) is to think about your current diet.

Is it something you’re proud of to the extent that you tell your better half about it?

Is it something you’d like to change?
Perhaps overall it’s quite solid, but could do with a few tweaks here and there?

Whatever your answer is, I’m about to tell you five simple additions you can add to your diet with simple convenience TODAY.

1. Olive oil

Topping the list at number 1, we have olive oil. A powerful source of monounsaturated fats that’s a simple addition to any meal you’re having, whether it be a salad, broccoli stalk or lettuce leaf! This such a powerful oil that you can even have some pre or post-workout for strength benefits. My crazy boyfriend even adds this supplement called Testogen as he says he gets an extra boost.

Crazy I know!

2. Acai berries

You may have to travel to Brazil to get these shriveled red balls of greatness, but trust me; it’s well worth the trip! These berries will boost your immune system, improve brain function AND improve your life expectancy!

Mix them with some yummy Greek yoghurt.

3. Dark chocolate

Rich in polyphenpols and flavanoids and they taste soo good! There’s no better excuse to add these tasty treats to your diet. For the best results, make sure you get 85% chocolate – it still tastes good and you get more of the cocoa bean, which is where the antioxidants actually come from!

If you are cheeky like me add them to your Greek and acai berry yoghurt above 🙂

4. Blueberries

With a Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) higher than almost any other fruit you’ll find, there’s no tastier snack in my opinion than these little blue bundles of joy. Buy them fresh or frozen, and either eat them individually by the spoonful or with yogurt for a tasty mid-afternoon snack.

Make a Blueberry smoothie with Whey protein for a great post workout meal!

5. Pecans

A nut species native to Mexico and the southeast of the United States, these can easily be eaten as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon tasty snack. As far as their taste goes, they are my second favorite nuts behind almonds, yet they are far more beneficial in terms of their antioxidant qualities!

Eat them raw or add them to your salad.

If you know of any other tasty super foods, I’d love to hear what they are.

But adding these 5 to your diet will –

– Give you healthier; more youthful skin;

– Reduce signs of aging;

– Protect you against heart disease and stroke;

– Reduce the risk of vision loss; and

– Reduce the risk of cognitive decline

There are probably more than the five above, so if you think of any others, just leave your comments below!

Sources:

http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/superfoods-ingredients-and-recipes-for-a-healthy-diet

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What Is The Good Food Karma Index All About?

Updated for January 2017

 

The GFKI – aka as the Good Food Karma Index is my system that I’ve created on how to classify foods based on health and tasty factors.

Throughout the years I’ve heard of all the: if it’s tasty I’ll kill you, and also: healthy food? Nah, it will probably be tasteless.

That leaves us with two alternatives:

Be fat and happy (due to enjoying good food)

Be fit and miserable (enjoy your body at the expense of starving or eating boring food)

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I honestly think that’s all hogwash, and I can assure you that although true, if we go the extra mile and focus on finding the perfect combination of:

Taste + Health = Perfection

 

This is how the GFKI philosophy flows:

EAT for the right reasons

As human beings our bodies need much fewer calories that we put into them. That means that we are putting way too many calories for the amount of movement we have (unless you are an athlete).

As a result, we put on weight. Oh NO!

Some see food as fuel, I see it as a passion and something to indulge in.

If you are in line with the GFKI philosophy then keep reading, as you’ll enjoy yourself on that Pho while travelling Vietnam or kebabs in Istanbul or churros in Sevilla.

Focus on trying this and that rather than lots of one thing

When you are out and about you want to try different foods, and you can! It just means that you have to maybe try one churro, one pho, one slize of pizza, rather than x5 of each.

What if you are still hungry? I’d recommend you wait it out for 10-15 things and you’d be surprised at how quickly you stop thinking about the food.

You remember than saying of out of mind out of sight 🙂

Use the RIGHT supplementation

I am not saying that this is a must, if not you can’t indulge in the GFKI lifestyle. However, it can certainly help with convenience, specially when you are in the go.

So I lately tried this Phen 375 thing which was reviewed by this girl on Youtube, and actually felt it was not bad at all.

It is a natural supplement which not just helps you burn of those calories, but also suppresses your appetite, and so you can save those empty calories of toast to fill you up for those “Worthwhile foods” that do actually need your attention!

How awesome is that?

Also, don’t forget that sometimes we get into thinking what the best supplements might be for ensuring we maintain muscle, hinting at your protein *win* and you micro-nutrients. .

Supplementation is a very complex topic that needs a blog post on its own.

However, if you’d like to know more about micro-nutrients and the ideal protein supplements, then you are in for a treat!

Move, move and move

Obviously as human beings, we were designed to move. You don’t have to run a marathon everyday, and I understand most of us are busy with our lives with work and the kids, and other responsibilities, but if you just walk more or let’s put it in a nice way: “become less lazy” you’ll do great!

Jaz TOP TIP: I think you should take on an activity that you actually enjoy and involves lots of movement!

I’ve never enjoyed the gym really, and so going on a treadmill or a stationary bicycle makes me feel miserable.

With that in mind, I started Salsa lessons and realized that they are so much fun, and after dancing 1 month (while eating the same tasty good foods) I lost 5 pounds! How great is that.

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My final word is that you focus on trying many good foods, get some good natural supplementation from a natural product such as phen 375 to aid you and also move a lot with something you actually enjoy (doesn’t have to be salsa, can be ballet, zumba or even running around the park throwing a Frisbee at your dog 🙂

I want to formally welcome you to the Good Food Karma Index Army and keep in tune for amazing things coming our way!