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2019's Superfoods - and How to Add Them to Your Diet

We'd all like to be a bit healthier now that the New Year is here. There's two reasons for that, the first being the fact we all relish the chance to start afresh with our health goals. The second could well be because we overindulged at Christmas. Sob.

So, if like the Chemist.co.uk team you're going 'all-out' with your health resolutions, you've probably been looking into superfoods to give yourself - and your body - a much-needed, post-festive boost.

So which are the go-to superfoods for 2019? Are there any new trends you should know about...or any that are brewing? Also, how on earth do you incorporate these foods into your diet? Read on...

Seaweed

Rich in vitamin A and C, as well as calcium, zinc and magnesium, seaweed makes its way onto our list for lots of reasons. It's tasty and healthy - yes, really. And it can be added to soup, roasted vegetables and even sweet popcorn. Go on, give it a go.

This surf and turf recipe we found makes use of homemade seaweed butter - take a look. Or you could try it on a simple salad.

Watermelon Seeds

Wait...what?! The seeds of watermelons are now a superfood? That's right! Research shows the seeds can indeed be healthy - and they're low in calories too. After all, there's not much to them is there?

Pop Sugar reports that a handful of watermelon seeds also contains 'fibre and healthy fats along with some vitamin E and small amounts of iron, magnesium and folate."

Try this recipe for roasted watermelon seeds. Apparently it's just like popcorn. Yum.

Pistachio Nuts

Nuts about...er...nuts? We certainly are! They're healthy, too - so make sure you keep some in your desk drawer, your car glove box, your kitchen cupboard - ideal for when you're in need of a healthy yet satisfying snack.

Full of nutrients - including magnesium, potassium and B vitamins, they're thought to be a great source of healthy unsaturated fats, too. What's not to love?!

Try incorporating pistachios in your diet via a healthy recipe or two. We like this herb salad with pomegranates and pistachios - found via the BBC Good Food site.

Avocado Oil

You may have been chowing down on avocados for some time, but did you know the oil of your favourite breakfast food is as beneficial as the fruit itself? It's believed to be healthier than coconut oil, so think about introducing it to your diet by cooking with it. Brimming with antioxidants, avocados help fight off free radicals, which may otherwise try to cause damage in your body.

Ditch your usual cooking oil and get hold of some avocado oil in 2019. Trust us when we say it'll help overhaul your health.

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Which superfoods will you be adding to your diet? Let us know if you have any recipes of your own.

Until next time...

Disclaimer: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the products mentioned, do not consume them. Always check with your doctor before trying a new medication or regime, and if irritation or allergy occurs stop using the product or medication immediately. The tips listed in this article are meant to be suggestions and should not be substitutes for medical advice.

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