Salmon is not only a delicious food, but consuming it also has an enormous amount of health benefits. It’s one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids, these fatty acids are essential as your body can’t create them. Some of the benefits of consuming these essential fatty acids are decreasing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of cancer and improving the function of the cells that line your arteries.
Salmon is also extremely high in protein, offering around 25 grams of protein in a 100 gram fillet making it a great addition to your post-workout meal. It is also high in vitamin B, potassium, and selenium and can help with weight control.
How to eat it? Salmon is incredibly versatile; there are so many dishes in which it can be included. It can be baked with herbs and veggies, it can be fried for a few minutes in coconut oil, it can be grilled and even steamed. Even something as simple as sprinkling some salt and pepper over the salmon before cooking and squeezing a lemon over it after can make it taste amazing!
Avocados are an amazing food that you should add to your diet. They contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals that contain a variety of health benefits. They are loaded with good fats, the type you need for healthy joints, a healthy heart and can even help you LOSE weight!
Yes, fat can help you lose weight! These type of fats are also a great source of energy and keep you feeling full for longer. Avocados have are also loaded with fiber and have even been shown to help reduce the risk of cancer. How to eat it? You can chop and add it to salads and sandwiches. It can be sliced in half and baked in the oven with eggs on top. You can even just cut it open and dig in with a spoon making a delicious and healthy snack.
We get asked a lot for food recommendations and dietary advice. There is so much information to give about which food to eat and in what quantities, so each person who wants to eat a proper diet needs to be consulted about their current weight and diet and what their goals are (that can mean gaining weight or remaining the same weight, dieting isn’t always about losing weight!). But to push you in the right direction we will post a few foods you should adding to your diet that have a myriad of health benefits.
So the first food we would like to talk about is kale. Kale is packed full of nutrients and is an amazing source of magnesium which you need to give you energy and helps in the break down lactic acid when exercising. The majority of people do not get enough magnesium in their diet, and whilst the data isn’t available for Vietnam, it’s well over 50% in America. A magnesium deficiency can lead to muscle fatigue, weakness and cramps, and also mental disorders. Kale is a great way to boost your magnesium levels. Try eating kale every day for a week, I’d be incredibly surprised if you didn’t notice a difference in your energy levels.
How to cook it? It can be stir fried with garlic or it can be boiled or steamed for those of you who don’t like to cook at the hob. It can even be baked in the oven to make kale chips! Kale can be added to salads and hot meals as part of your vegetable selection. However if you are going to add it to a salad, make sure you cook it first and leave it to cool!