5 fantastic foods to eat right now

They’re in season, easily available and will do you a whole lot of good.

So get your hands on some of these:

Avocado. Delicious and in season, now that’s a pretty good combination. They’re high in fat, so eating them in moderation is the way to do it; luckily the fats are the healthier monounsaturated type linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Carrots. Turns out the old wives were somewhat right, carrots do improve our vision! The carotenoid B-carotene becomes metabolised to form Vit A which not only helps with eyesight, but acts as an antioxidant too, reducing cell damage. Chomp on one as is, or grate and add to stews and soups.

Linseeds. It’s so great when such a tiny food is packed with so much goodness and is easy to add to your diet. Containing protein, fibre, minerals such as magnesium and essential fatty acids, these little seeds can be added to roast veggies, salads, couscous or chucked into smoothies and muesli. Just remember that whenever you increase your fibre intake, it’s a good idea to increase your water intake as well.

Guava. In just a few bites, you get some fibre, Vit A, potassium and a whopping amount of Vit C – all the right stuff to keep you going strong this winter.

Eggs. These powerhouses are a fantastic source of quality protein. Research is suggesting that eggs contain nutrients that help protect the heart and that the negative effect on cholesterol has in fact been overplayed. So there’s no need to cut them out, but keep them on the healthy side by limiting the oil, butter or salt in the preparation.

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