Instead of focusing on superfoods, eat a range of wholefoods
Oats ontain large amounts of the soluble fibre beta-glucan. Considerable evidence suggests that beta-glucan can lower high levels of cholesterol in the blood and has anticoagulant properties, making it heart-friendly. A 2007 US study found eating 6g of oat beta-glucan per day for six weeks was enough to cause a significant reduction in total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, as well as improving bowel health. Their low GI (glycaemic index) also means it’s a perfect way to start your day.
Packed with polyphenolic compounds such as flavonoids and proanthocyandins, blueberries help protect memory and cognition. They may exert their beneficial effects by lowering oxidative stress and inflammation, thereby reducing the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.