My nanny’s top five superfoods

My nanny is not really a meat eater. Well, she does eat meat. but she wouldn’t mind if these are the only things that made her diet. She is now pushing 80 years old, and I must say, that this is the only time she ever felt a medical condition that needed a doctor’s attention. so before she was diagnosed with high uric, she was actually doing fine—with no maintenance meds whatsoever. So what’s the secret to her strength and resilience these almost 8 decades? Well, here’s what makes up her diet. We’re not medical experts—but maybe there’s something to these top five superfoods that my nanny swears by:

1. GingerFree Ginger on Gray Surface Stock Photo superfood

It is a popular home remedy for nausea, stomach pain and other illnesses. Antioxidants and other nutrients in ginger may help prevent or treat arthritis, inflammation, and various types of infection. Researchers have also studied its potential to reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer.

2. Coffee

Can increase energy levels, can improve physical performance and help you burn fat. May lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

3. Okra

Okra is an excellent source of vitamins C and K1 that’s helpful in blood-clotting. Moreover, okra is low in calories and carbs and contains some protein and fiber.

4. Mango

Low in calories yet high in nutrients— particularly vitamin C, high in antioxidants. May support heart and digestive health. Also good for they eyes, hair and skin.

5. Dried Fish

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Dry fish (like tuyo and dilis) provides high-quality protein with less calories. It also has a unique source of essential nutrients such as iodine, zinc, copper, selenium, and calcium.


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