5 Healthy Foods and Their Benefits

5 Healthy Foods and Their Benefits

Eating well and healthy is one of the best things you can do. Victoria shows you five delicacies that can offer you a lot more than you’d think!

Snacking and trying to be healthy at the same time? Health foods make this possible. Eating well is not a limitation – it's an enrichment! Victoria shows you five delicacies that offer you a lot more than you'd think at first glance.

Oats for a great start to the day

The oat is a highly resilient plant. And we profit from this characteristic when we eat oat flakes. We only need to eat them in small quantities to reap the benefits, for example in our morning muesli. The nutrients they contain encourage strong hair growth and healthy skin. And even our nervous systems and hearts benefit. If you don't like muesli, how about trying porridge, flapjacks or a crunchy oat burger?

Wonder juice from beetroot

The body requires a lot of fluid. The only question is: Which liquid? If the body could choose, beetroot juice would certainly be a favourite. This vegetable juice is good for reducing blood pressure and increases endurance in sport. Experts recommend half a litre a day. Of course, beetroot is also healthy in other forms, such as in salads or as a soup. But take care when you are preparing and eating it: Beetroot stains are very difficult to remove from clothing.

Keep your perspective

It is natural for your sight to deteriorate as you get older. But health foods can help with this too. Vitamin A is important, which is why experts recommend eating vegetables like kale, broccoli and carrots. Regular consumption can help you avoid night-blindness and can even improve your sight during the day. So always retain your perspective – whether driving on the motorway or in the hustle and bustle of a large gathering.

Tomatoes for smooth skin

What tastes good is also good for you. The best example of this is Mediterranean food. Cooked tomatoes, in a delicious sauce with pasta for example, are a secret tip for a smooth skin. The natural plant pigment, lycopene, is the reason for this. The plant uses this pigment to protect itself against the harmful UV rays of the sun. This protection is also transferred to human skin. Tomatoes are not just good as sun protection. They also slow down the natural ageing process.

An excellent glass of wine too

What would a large plate of pasta be without a glass of red wine? We've known for a long time that a small glass with your meal is not a sin. On the contrary: Moderate wine consumption reduces the risk of hardening of the arteries and heart attacks. And the grape itself is a real health food: The resveratrol in the berries has positive effects not just in the case of heart disease. Studies show that it can also help to prevent arthritis and Alzheimer's.

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