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5 little foods that pack a healthy punch

by Wendy Martin (follow)
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Having trouble trying to work out what foods are the best ones to add to your diet when food fads come and go?

With all this talk of quirky foods like spirulina and cacao powder, agave syrup and the like, have you wondered what happened to good old-fashion foods that are easy to find at your local market?

Here are five easy to find anywhere foods that are great for you no matter what your eating habits are, diet or not.



avocado
Avocados are easy to find at any supermarket and a full of healthy vitamins and essential oils. Image credit:brybs/sxc.hu


Avocado
Avocados are full of monosaturated fat (yep, that's the good kind) as well as vitamin E. Both of these things are essentials for having healthy skin and hair. Plus, avocados are easy to incorporate into salads, on toast for breakfast, in sandwiches, in smoothies, or whip them up as a creamy dip!



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Honey can be a big help with the common cold. Image credit: Mamat Bilang/sxc.hu


Honey
Some health professionals believe that honey can be better at treating a common cough than over the counter cough lozenges. Manuka honey in particular, is loaded with anti-bacterial properties so it's great when you have a cold.



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The humble bit of broccoli offers many vitamins, fibre and more. Image credit: Rob-Owen Wahl


Broccoli
Broccoli is packed with vitamin C as well as calcium, which is great news for your immune system, your bones and even your gums!

This veggie is also great for helping your body lower its cholesterol levels and it's loaded with dietary fibre which is great for digestion.



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Particularly great for women, cranberries help prevent UTIs. Image credit: Emre Nacigil/sxc.hu


Cranberry Juice
Women in particular who can be more prone to UTIs (urinary tract infections) are encouraged to drink more cranberry juice. Dietitians believe that cranberries contain a substance that prevents bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract, therefore preventing UTIs. Because cranberry cocktail is high in sugar, try to drink unsweetened juice.



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Salmon is packed with omeda-3 fatty acids, which are great for organ health and more. Image credit: Rob-Owen Wahl/sxc.hu


Salmon
Salmon, sardines, and mackerel all contain omega-3 fatty acids, which the body uses to produce tears and keep your eyes moist and healthy; so if you regularly suffer from dry eyes, up your intake. Omega-3 fatty acids are also great for keeping your brain alert and healthy and if you suffer from joint pain, these fatty acids can help curb arthritic stiffness and pain.

Just by adding these few food into your diet in higher quantities you'll no doubt start to feel healthier without trying to understand the newest diet fads.

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