5 superfoods on our Mediterranean diet
We all have heard of superfoods, most of them exotic and from distant places. But let’s not forget that our Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest and most complete in the world, in which there are also many of these superfoods that give us many of the necessary nutrients for a healthy and balanced diet.
This root so common in our diet provides us with carbohydrates, proteins, fiber and a large amount of minerals and vitamins. It also has a low caloric intake and numerous scientific articles indicate the inverse relationship between garlic intake and the incidence of cardiovascular diseases.
2- Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits such as orange, lemon or grapefruit have antioxidant properties that boost our immune system. They also help protect your digestive system and are a great source of vitamins and minerals, which helps maintain beautiful and healthy skin.
The polyphenols contained in this fruit decrease the possibility of suffering from cardiovascular diseases. In addition, the resveratrol found in the peel and the seeds of the grapes has anti-cancer properties. Of course, like all fruits, it contains a high sugar content, so we do not recommend to abuse.
A single portion of spinach gives us more than half of the necessary vitamin A and 15% of the recommended daily vitamin C. It also has fewer calories than garlic and is super rich in fiber as well as it has a high protein intake.
Tomato contains vitamins E, A and C and has a high fiber content. It is low in saturated fat and the caloric intake is also very low (18 per 100 grams). However, we cannot abuse either, since being a fruit it also has a high proportion of carbohydrates.
These are just some examples of superfoods in our Mediterranean diet, but there are many more: legumes, rice, peppers, carrots, blueberries, nuts, olives…
And you? Do you already have any of these superfoods as part of your diet?