5 Super Foods You Should Be Eating Right Now  

5 Super Foods You Should Be Eating Right Now  

When I found out I was pregnant I really started trying to add in some superfoods every day. I’ve noticed such difference in my energy and skin since adding them in so I thought I had to share them with you…

Chia seeds

These tiny seeds are jam packed with antioxidants, amino acids and proteins which helps regenerate your beautiful skin. They also contain more calcium than a glass of milk! These are great to sneak in your daily diet as you can add a tablespoon of these virtually tasteless little guys to your smoothies, soak in almond milk to make a chia pudding or blend with fruit to make jam.

Black rice

The copious levels of antioxidants in black rice helps fight toxins and infections and boosts your immunity.
A fragrant and nuttier alternative to regular rice and a little fancier looking; pile it in a bowl with curry or stew or try my black rice porridge from my new book A Year of Beautiful Eating.

Beetroot

Great for keeping our blood clean, which helps keep our liver and kidneys in tip top condition; two of our natural filtering systems. Such a versatile ingredient; blend into waffles, pancakes, smoothies even chocolate cake to give it a richer flavour or keep it savoury and grate into a colorful buddha bowl.

Lemons

Everyone knows that these babies are packed full of vitamin C but did you know they’re also extremely high in potassium which aids a healthy heart. They are also great at flushing the body of toxins, and helping to balance pH levels in the body. Start your mornings with a squeeze in warm water, add slices into a bottle of water to sip through the day, squeeze it over salads, fish or over mashed avocado on toasted sourdough.

Maca powder

A more obscure one here, but really rich in vitamins B, C and E  and provides a healthy source of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and amino acids, great for blood cells, teeth and bone health and acne – a superfood powerhouse! Add the powder into smoothies, juices or porridge to add a warm, sweet, caramelly flavour.

What other ways do you use these super foods every day? Let me know below!

5 comments

  • http://livingwellbee.com Raquel @Living WellBee

    The only thing it’s not part of my shopping list is the black rice. I have added it to my basket :)

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Yay! Hope you enjoy it xx

  • Katharina

    Thank you, Madeleine. Do you have any tips to fight a flu in pregnancy?
    xx

  • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

    Sounds delicious! xx

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