8 fruits to supercharge your diet

8 fruits to supercharge your diet

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Discover the benefits of 'superfruits' and how you can easily include them in your diet everyday.

While the term ‘superfruit’ doesn’t have a strict definition yet, it is a word that is often used to describe fruits that contain exceptionally high amounts of nutrients, and which may prove beneficial to your health.

Superfruits contain a variety of phytonutrients, and are often quite rich in antioxidants, like anthocyanins. It is these anthocyanins, which give berries such as blueberries their deep colour and may be responsible for the antioxidant activity of these berries.

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Some super fruits that you might recognise, and that might already be in your fridge include blueberries, avocados, cranberries and cherries.

There are also some more exotic, lesser known – and harder to track down, superfruits such as baobab, goji berries, mangosteens, and acai berries.

Supercharge your diet with superfruits

  • Fresh avocado mashed on toasted sourdough bread
  • Fruit salad – combine your favourite fruits with some fresh blueberries and cherries. Top with coconut yoghurt, a swirl of honey and sprinkle with dried cranberries and walnuts
  • Have a superfruit smoothie! There so many ways to combine these superfruits into a delicious breakfast smoothie. Try blueberries, with some avocado – add some coconut water or coconut milk, spinach leaves ice, and honey
  • Try a chia seed pudding- mix 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, ½ cup of coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, a dash of vanilla extract & a pinch of salt. Allow the mixture to sit for at least an hour (ideally overnight) then top with a combination of fresh blueberries & cherries, dried cranberries and coconut flakes
  • Add avocado to your salad, or slice it up and put it on top of your chicken or steak for lunch or dinner
  • Happily cherries & blueberries are easy to transport – try having a handful of one or the other (or both) in the afternoon when that 3pm sugar craving hits
  • Fresh guacamole with some carrots and celery to dip is another great superfruit afternoon hit