Are vitamins necessary?

Well in a word, yes they are!!

But taking supplements can be a chore.  How many times I’ve bought a containers of recommended vitamins with good intention to start a regime of taking each day.  They tend to be expensive, easy to forget to take and sit in a cupboard until the sell by date….then bin!

But there is an easier way to get all the vitamins we need to maintain and improve our health and well being, through diet.

A balanced diet is essential we are told.  Let me tell you just some of the key vitamins we need and why.

Vitamin C – Found in Cranberries – Cranberries offer excellent anti inflammatory benefits, antioxidant, cardiovascular benefits, anti cancer benefits and digestive tract benefits

Vitamin A – Found in Apricots – Apricots contain nutrients that promote good vision, anti oxidant. apricots are also a good source of fibre, preventing constipation & digestive conditions

Vitamin K – Found in Pumpkin Seeds & Cinnamon – Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of protein, iron & copper, low in cholesterol and sodium.

Vitamin E – Found in sunflower seeds – Sunflower seeds are also low in cholesterol and sodium

Nutritional data source from www.nutritiondata.com & www.whfoods.org

 

Quick and easy healthy Brocolli and Seed recipe

This quick and easy recipe using healthy seeds and brocolli could be one of your 5 a day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp Golden rapeseed oil
  • Brocolli Florets
  • 1 Packet of your favourite seedz 

Instructions:

Heat 1 tbsp golden rapeseed oil in pan, add some cooked broccoli florets and lightly toss for 3-4mins, sprinkle your favourite SeedZ to add that wonderful crunch, and serve!

Light and healthy. If you are not a fan of brocolli, then cauliflower makes an ideal substitute. Perfect for a light lunch, sidedish or evening snack.