Summer's Top 5 Power Foods
It’s always a good time to tweak your meal plan and add some fresh new staples.
If you’re craving change, you’ve come to the right place! We rounded up a list of power foods that are attracting attention this summer.
Keep that summer bod in fine form with these healthy options.
Yellow is the new black: Turmeric, the yellow plant from the ginger family has been making its way into everything. There are countless ways of incorporating it into your diet. You can sprinkle it when cooking rice or order a turmeric latte on your next coffee run. It helps with headaches, colds, and acne - and that’s just the beginning of the endless list of benefits.
Florals aren’t just wedding décor or I’m sorry gifts: We are branching out and taking flowers from the garden to our plates. We will be seeing floral-infused beverages – lavender lattes, hibiscus teas, and elderflower cocktails everywhere this year. Flowers have many benefits including easing stress and boosting the immune system. And with their refreshing and natural flavours, you can’t go wrong.
Not all bacteria is bad bacteria: Everybody is crazy about kimchi lately! People developed the process of fermentation thousands of years ago and discovered some great new foods and their benefits. Tempeh, miso, sauerkraut and kefir are all full of good bacteria that will boost your immunity and improve digestion. Your gut will be thanking you when you add a healthy dose of mighty microbes to your diet.
Meatless Mondays: And Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays. It started out as a trend but vegetarianism and veganism are getting bigger and better. Restaurants are expanding their vegetarian offers and new vegan restaurants are popping up all over the city, giving us options to make veggie dishes more fun and exciting. Decreasing your meat intake will give you more energy and it’s great for the environment. Meat lovers don’t have to completely give up their favourites, but cutting down will make you feel healthier, we promise!
All charcoal everything: Charcoal has been making headlines lately. People don’t know how to feel about this dark and moody food and are a little apprehensive of adding it to their diet. Fear not – activated charcoal made by burning coconuts is perfectly safe to eat and has the ability to bind potentially bad toxins before they get absorbed in your body. So go ahead, cross over to the dark side.