There’s a lot of talk about superfoods and certain items, some of them quite novelty and hard to get your hands on, which you should include in your diet. However, there are also a lot of common foods, some of which you might already have in your pantry and eat regularly, that are also really good for you but not half as famous. Today we’re going to talk about somewhat underrated foods, the unsung heroes in your pantry.
Kiwis are really superfoods as they have all kinds of nutrients and benefits for each and every part of your body. The most surprising fact about this fruit is perhaps that it has double the amount of vitamin C as an orange, and much more than exotic fruits like acai, which means it is a great source of the vitamin.
The little green fruits are also sources of magnesium as well as potassium, antioxidants and a lot of other great nutrients which help you stay healthy and fit.
Sauerkraut is a bit polarizing, yet widely available fermented vegetable, which is even sometimes used in hotdogs. However, while it may not sound appealing in the context of fast food, this kind of sour cabbage has great benefits to your health, particularly the digestive system. Moreover, aside from helping your other foods go down better and more easily, sauerkraut also helps boost your energy levels and immune system - both great reasons for giving it a try.
Oatmeal is a classic breakfast choice, and one that a lot of people go for simply out of habit. And that is actually a great habit to have because oatmeal is full of soluble as well as regular fiber. What this means is that oatmeal is good for regulating bad cholesterol as well as your digestive and intestinal flow. That is not all though: fiber will also help satiate you, which means that if you have oatmeal in the morning, you’re less likely to feel the need for unhealthy snacks in between meals.
We don’t recommend taking nutrition advice from comics and cartoons, but Popeye’s choice of favorite food was actually a good example to follow.
Spinach is rich in calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium and iron among other nutrients. It is so fully packed that it can make up for 20% of your daily needs alone. On top of that, spinach is a dark green vegetable, which also means that it is high in fiber – once again, great for your digestive system – and very beneficial for your immune system.