Oily Fish

Wild salmon and mackerel – these types of fish are known as oily fish and are very rich in omega 3 fats, otherwise known as essential fats. They are called essential for one reason, because our body needs them!

Dont be afraid of the word FAT.  Yes, we need to keep our intake of bad fats to a minimum but we also do need them, along with good fats.

Starving your body of fats is doing you more harm than good. Fats are needed for energy, metabolism (if you cut out fats from your diet to lose weight, bad news….we need fats to lose weight!), good skin and for a healthy brain (good fats reduce the risk of depression, Alzheimiers, poor memory etc).

So make sure you have a good level of omega 3 fats in your diet. These oily fish are great to add to salads or even as a snack. They’re high in protein too so an ideal food for after a work out, plus they will keep you fuller for longer, along with keeping your brain in tip top condition 🐟🐠🐟

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Hands up if you like Asparagus?

This yummy veggie is now in season so look for UK grown in the supermarkets, or even better buy from your local farmers market. Not only will you be supporting local UK farmers, your produce should be richer in nutrients as it has not had to travel as far.

Asparagus spears are loaded with antioxidants, helping to protect cells from free radical damage which damage cells and lead to disease.

It is a good source of fibre, iron, vitamins A ,C, E and K and folate, a vitamin that is required before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects.

Asparagus can be boiled but to maintain a lot of the health benefits, it is best lightly steamed or griddled in some butter, seasoned with garlic and pink Himalayan salt.

Asparagus also tastes amazing wrapped in parma ham on a salad, in a risotto or omelette or used as ‘soldiers’ to dip into boiled eggs. 🙂

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