High in fibre, oatmeal can help with the reduction of "bad" LDL cholesterol levels. According to recent studies, eating a breakfast with "slow-release" carbohydrates three hours before exercise may help you burn more fat.
Oats are a popular breakfast cereal. Image by writer.
Because sardines are small and low on the food chain, they don't contain as many toxins as larger fish. Packed with vitamin D, they are one of the best sources of omega 3 fats which are good for the heart and mood.
High in fibre and full of anti-oxidants, which destroy free radicals that may contribute to heart disease, cancer and Alzheimers. The tart taste is not for everyone, but at least the fruit is low in calories. Drinking the juice will give you many of the same benefits of the jelly-like fruit. Can be used in salads, smoothies and cocktails, or as a glaze on chicken.
One of the top sources of vitamin A amongst all the vegetables. Contains heart healthy fibre, is beneficial to eye and skin health, and may strengthen the immune system. A single cup of nutrition-packed Kale contains almost as much vitamin C as an orange. Bake them in the oven; although they may look a little strange they are great as chips.
Kale is available at larger Greengrocers. Image by writer.
This drinkable, fermented dairy product is loaded with probiotics that can boost your immune system. Just one eight ounce serving can provide around 30% of your daily calcium needs. A bit like yoghurt in a bottle, the plain type contains less sugar and fewer calories, or for extra taste try the fruit flavoured versions.
This pro-biotic drink is available in supermarkets although the options seem to be limited. Best to check your health food store. Image by writer.