5 Superfoods to Jumpstart your day

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BLUEBERRIES

Blueberries have one of the highest sources of antioxidants of commonly consumed fruit and vegetables.

With such a high antioxidant count, blueberries are exceptionally helpful in boosting the immune system, keeping your body healthy and fighting off age-related stress.

Blueberries are also high in vitamin C, a key nutrient that helps produce collagen to both heal and improve elasticity in the skin.

GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit’s power in treating skin conditions comes from its high ORAC value, which is a measure of a food’s level of antioxidants. While its digestive benefits are due to its strong detoxification properties and its high source of dietary fibre.

The wide range of antioxidants contribute to grapefruit’s reputation as a powerful anti-aging Superfood, as they assist in both the slowing and reversal of the typical signs of aging, related to oxidative stress.

COCONUT

The use of coconut for health and beauty has been studied closely in recent years. It has been shown that coconut and its oil are both incredibly versatile in providing a range of beauty benefits. From taming frizz to moisturizing dry skin, coconut ranks as one of the best foods for helping you stay young.

It has a range of treatments such as:  lowering cholesterol, improving digestion, warding off wrinkles, stabilizing glucose levels, fighting off viruses, building cells, regulating hormones, increasing thyroid production, increasing metabolism, fighting infections and killing bacteria.

CHERRIES

One of the ways we allow our bodies to age quicker is by not getting enough sleep. Studies show that a lack of sleep is linked to chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension.

For those struggling to get enough sleep, one solution is to eat more cherries, which are packed full of melatonin which improves sleep quality and duration.

AVOCADOS

The good fats inside avocados have the unique ability to fight off free-radical damage within mitochondria. Healthy mitochondria are full of particular importance as they are the engine of our body, where food is turned into energy.

This makes the avocado extremely powerful in fighting aging as it targets the source of damage to cells within the mitochondria.

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