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Our body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to support its processes and function properly. Everything from growth and immune response to hormone regulation and nerve functioning relies on the micronutrients you get from your diet. A balanced diet of whole foods usually contains adequate amounts of vitamins and nutrients.
But who has this balanced diet nowadays? The majority of people don’t! And this is a big problem which leads to poor health followed by illness and disease.
Supplements will surely not solve the problem but the food you consume does. And it is so delicious:
This awesome bowl contains: yoghurt, apple, banana, berries, nut mix, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, nut butter and chocolate spread.
Nutrition facts: 600kcal
55g carbs, 30g fats, 25g protein
The base is a mix of regular yoghurt and coconut yoghurt (vegan). I choose to have yoghurt because it contains probiotics which are essential for our gut and digestive system. Dairy products are also a great source of the Vitamin B2, Calcium, Phosphorus (mineral), Potassium (electrolyte), Iodine and Selenium (antioxidant).
You can basically add any fruit you like to the bowl. I choosed banana, apple, blueberries and strawberries:
Bananas, Apples, Blueberries and Strawberries are a great source of Potassium, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C and Folate. They support a healthy heart, control the blood pressure and add a natural sweetness.
Nuts not only are a very healthy fat, fiber and protein source but also a source of many vitamins. Most of the fat in nuts is monounsaturated fat, as well as omega 6 and omega 3 polyunsaturated fat. These fats are essential for the proper functioning of our cells and prevent from diseases. Nuts also contain Vitamin E, B1, B2, B6, Biotin (essential for metabolism), Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, Selenium and Zinc.
Therefore, I would highly recommend a hand full of mixed nuts every day to every body!
For extra healthy fats, fiber, proteins and micronutrients I added some chia seeds and flax seeds. These seeds are high in the important omega 3 fatty acids,, rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron and calcium. They help raise the “good” HDL cholesterol and lower the “bad” one.
Overall, nuts, seeds and cinnamon lower the blood pressure and promote a healthy heart. Healthy fat helps our cells move in the body and support the function of the processed inside us. They provide antioxidants to our immune system and have anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon can also improve the sensitivity to Insulin and lowers the blood-sugar which has a powerful anti-diabetic effect.
I hope that this post inspires you to make a delicious and easy yoghurt, fruit, nut bowl.
Please enjoy !