The 8 Powerhouse Foods

The 8 powerhouse foods consist of high nutritional values and these are significantly advantageous for human beings body. These diets are helpful to lose weight & have rich anti oxidants, omega 3 fats & fibers. Below some advantages of these diets are given.

1. Vegetables

Essential vegetables are bok choy, cauliflower, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts & cabbage. Above mentioned vegetables consists of glucosinolates which are helpful in preventing cancers. They are essential to stop oxidative stress in human beings body.

Those vegetables consist of rich vitamins & minerals like magnesium, vitamins C, vitamin A & folic acid. It is better to mix these vegetables in fries, soups, vegetable platters & casseroles. Stop overcooking food & if we overcook foods they discharge sulfurous substances which are not good for health. So it is better not to cook deep.

2. Red Beans

Little red beans are similar with kidney beans. Generally people cook the traditional Latin dish of red beans and rice. These red beans consist of rich antioxidant. Naturally antioxidants are used to reduce stress in human beings body and protects from several chronic disorder like cardiovascular disorder, Alzheimer’s & cancer. Some antioxidants sources are nuts, beans, vegetables & fruits. We can get high amounts of antioxidants from these foods to have health advantages.

3. Cherries

Cherries are essential to stop inflammation in human beings body. An experiment proved this eating cherries stops inflammatory markers in the human beings body. An experiment is done on people who have eaten 280 gm of cherries daily like this for 28 days, their blood samples are taken are checked with the people who do not have the habit of consuming cherries.

Cherries contain of rich anthocyanins which offers red color to the cherry fruit. Anthocyanins contain rich antioxidants. Antioxidants are significantly advantageous for good health. Antioxidants prevent inflammation & prevents from many disorders. It is better consume cherries in fresh condition. Dry cherries are also available in the market. Dry cherries are also advantageous for health.

4. Chia Seeds

Now a days people are getting awareness of Chia seeds nutritional values. Chia seeds contain rich omega 3 fatty acids, minerals, protein, antioxidants & fiber. Chia seeds consists of rich plant related omega 3 fatty acids.

Chia seeds generally consist of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber means if we keep it in liquid, it takes the liquid. Chia seeds prevent hunger. If we eat Chia seeds we experience that our stomach is full. We can consume Chia seeds along with smoothies, yogurt, water or juice, dips & baked foods.

5. Avocado

Avocados contains of excess quantities of potassium, monounsaturated fats, folate & vitamin E. Scientists suggests that vegetables & fruits contain 30% of calories & unsaturated fat. It is better to eat avocados instead of excess saturated fats such as cheese & butter. Avocados contain excess quantities of fat which gives excess calories. It is better to avocados in medium quantity.

2 table spoon avocados gives 50 calories and 3 grams quantity of monounsaturated fat. Avocados can be mixed up with egg curries, toast, spreads, salads & dips.

6. Pistachios

Pistachios which is approximately 49 nuts gives 6 grams of protein & 3 grams of fiber, vitamin B6,  magnesium, copper & thiamin.  Pistachios contain rich antioxidants which help to lessen cholesterol levels.

7. Seaweed

Generally Seaweed is used in Japanese country. Seaweeds consist of excess quantities of folate, vitamin C, iron, iodine & vitamin K.  Seaweeds consist of high quantities of minerals. Dried seaweed is also available. It is better to mix up dried seaweed with dishes, salads & snacks, soups. Seaweed is available in various colors in wet & dried form.

8. Pumpkin

Pumpkin seems orange in color because it contains high amounts of beta carotene. Beta carotene can be defined as precursor to vitamin A which is useful to prevent from infections. It is useful in the good eye sight. It plays a key role in the gene transcription.

Pumpkin contains of rich antioxidant, excess amounts of fiber, less calories, potassium & several nutrients. With pumpkin we can cook many types of recipes. It is better to consume pumpkin in fresh and natural condition rather than mixing up with additives & flavors & colors.  We can consume pumpkin by mixing up with baked products, chili, oatmeal, smoothies & yogurt.