This week I was so excited to cook with my favourite superfoods for TV3's Xpose. Here are some of the super ingredients I used...
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Kale is cool! Who would have thought this Irish dinner staple, one of our cheapest, heartiest and mot nutritious vegetables has been hitting the headlines and is being endorsed by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow.
I love that this old school vegetable, that is easily grown and available in Ireland is being recognised for it’s super-nutritious health properties. Kale is fibre-rich which keeps you full for longer, it's full of vitamin A and C - fantastic for your skin and can slow down premature ageing. It also containts lutein, a nutrient that is beneficial for your body and complexion, and also brightens the whites of the eyes. And one serving of cooked kale provides more than half the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C! I’ve been adding it to my daily green juice and really seeing the benefits.
One of the most super of the super foods is quinoa. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids your body needs to build muscle and repair itself.
Contains an amino acid called lysine, Lysine is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair. boosts the immune system & reduces anxiety
Rich in iron & magnesium
Perfect for tired, lack-lustre looking complexions, because they're full of healthy plant fats to support cell function and structure, as well as being loaded with skin-conditioning vitamin E and other antioxidants.
Avocados are one of the best anti-aging super foods to consume.