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5 Superfoods to Include in Your Salad

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Below are 5 must-have superfoods which are perfect for summer salads when the temperature is hot and you’re craving something light but don’t want too much hassle in the kitchen – after all, you do want time to catch some rays!

1. Sweet Potato

Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. They are a good source of vitamin C, Vitamin D (which is critical for immune system and overall health), iron (important in red and white blood cell production) and magnesium (the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Magnesium is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function).

2. Black rice

Black rice contains a large amount of antioxidants - a substance known for helping individuals flush out body wastes on a regular basis. It is also heart attack preventive as black rice contains a large amount of anthocyanins, an ingredient that is capable of lowering the risk of heart attack.

3. Beetroot

This brightly coloured root vegetable is a great source of nitrate which lowers blood pressure and may help to fight heart disease. Plus, it’s full of it contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, folic acid, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants and soluble fibre to help flush out toxins.

4. Avocado

Surprisingly, they contain more potassium than bananas, a nutrient that helps maintain electrical gradients in the body’s cells and serves various important functions. Avocados are also loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids which reduce inflammation and have been shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.

5. Ginger

Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. It also spikes your metabolism and flushes out waste so you can kick-start your natural detox process by adding ginger to your diet.

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