Make your own Buddha Bowl for maximum nutrition

Buddha Bowls are packed full of fresh veggies, crunchy nuts and seeds and your choice of protein. Here are

some of the top benefits of these wholefood ingredients. Some of them might surprise you!

Avocado Avocados are rich in antioxidants, specifically carotenoids (lycopene and beta-carotene), which play important roles in maintaining eye health. They are a great source of healthy fat, and vitamin E, which is great for skin and hair health.

Cucumber Cucumbers are one of the most alkaline foods available, which helps to balance out any acidic foods in the diet and body. They are also highly hydrating, great if you don’t manage to get your 2L of water each day.

Beetroot Beetroots are highly nutritious and have been found to offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke, lower cholesterol levels within the body, and have anti-aging effects, thanks to their rich array of antioxidants which help to rid the body of inflammation.

Red cabbage Red cabbage is another extremely healthy vegetable, and has been studied for its anti-aging effects and as an immune supporter. It’s rich in antioxidants, including anthocyanins and indoles, which act as a prevention measure for many diseases. Anything with a rich dark purple colour is means it’s full of antioxidants.

Pepitas Pepitas are a rich source of healthy fats, fibres and various antioxidants that are beneficial for the heart. These seeds consist of monounsaturated fatty acids as well as tryptophan, an amino acid that is the precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter which aids sleep and mood.

Cashews The copper and iron in cashews work together to help the body form and use red blood cells. This in turn keeps blood vessels, nerves, bones and the immune system healthy and functioning properly.

Sweet potato Sweet potatoes are high in fibre, and low in GI, which helps to fill you up for longer and aid digestive health. They’re also rich in Vitamin A, which is great for eye health.

Freekeh Freekeh is a cracked form of wheat, which is full of a number of nutrients including selenium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. It’s also full of fibre to fill you up.

Baby spinach Baby spinach is not only extremely healthy, but extremely versatile, being rich in vitamin K, folate, and high in iron. Dark leafy greens are one of the richest sources of iron from plant food, especially important for those vegetarians/vegans out there!

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