Make Your Food Even Healthier By Adding These 6 Products To It

You might eat healthy meals already, or you could do with some better nutritional guidance

As the title of this post suggests, we’re looking at things you can add to food to make it healthier. This includes a host of different supplements that can be used in the form of powders, oils, tinctures; you name it. 



However, we need to begin with a bit of a disclaimer. These add-ons are only beneficial when adding them to meals that are already healthy. Don’t think that you can get a McDonald’s and add one of these products to it, magically making it healthier! No, you need to sort your diet out first, then add these things to get more of a boost.

With that out of the way, let’s jump into the top products and supplements that will make your food healthier than ever before:

Apple cider vinegar

Touted by many as a superfood, apple cider vinegar can easily be added to a range of different dishes. It can be used in salads and sauces, but it also pairs really well with pears, cucumbers, and – shockingly – apples!

Why should you start adding it to your meals?

Apple cider vinegar contains probiotics that are great for your digestive system. It is also anti-inflammatory, which helps to reduce inflammation in your body. If you are going to start buying it, make sure you get some with the ‘mother’ included, as this contains all the proteins, enzymes, and friendly bacteria that make apple cider vinegar beneficial. 

Bee pollen

Bee pollen is something that not many people think about as a health supplement. It is absolutely packed full of great things that make it a lovely thing to add to different dishes. It blends really well, making it a nice thing to add to smoothies and sauces.

Why should you start adding it to your meals?

Well, bee pollen has lots of antioxidants that can help prevent diseases and reduce the risk of cancer. It is also a complete protein as it contains all of the essential amino acids. Therefore, it is a nice little protein supplement for vegetarians! Some other benefits of bee pollen include its ability to boost liver health, reduce inflammation, and boost your immune system health. 

CBD

Cannabidiol is one of the most talked-about things in recent times. It comes from the cannabis plant as is one of the main cannabinoids found within it. You can get this in a variety of different forms to add to all sorts of food dishes. CBD on its own can be bought as a tincture, where a few drops can be added to drinks, sauces, baked goods; you name it. Alternatively, you could add CBD via cannabis itself, meaning you get the other cannabinoids along with it. Any online smoke shop will stock products that let you add this to your foods via oils or butter. Typically, these work best when baking things. 

Why should you start adding this to your meals?

CBD has been the subject of a lot of research, most of which is positive. It has been linked to helping people decrease stress levels, feel more relaxed, and increase their ability to sleep. Some people also use it to reduce pain and inflammation, and there are reports it could work to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Cayenne pepper

A spicy little number to add to your store cupboard. Cayenne is a hot chili pepper that’s readily available in a grounded-down form. As such, it is perfect in such a wide variety of recipes. This is actually a very well-known and often used store cupboard ingredient to add some spice to meals. People add it to sauces, curries, stews, bolognese, stir fry, and even some smoothies/juices!

Why should you start adding this to your meals?

Cayenne contains something called capsaicin, which is one of the top anti-inflammatories around. Thus, it can boost your immune system and reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. As a bonus, the heat from cayenne can be useful in clearing your sinuses when you’re unwell. Many people have a drink with cayenne in it before bed to sleep without a stuffy nose. 

One word of warning with cayenne, it can be very hot. So, don’t put too much in or your stomach won’t thank you. Also, wash your hands right away in case any powder gets on your fingers – you don’t want to accidentally rub your eyes with that on them!

Goji berries

Goji berries are dry fruits that look very vibrant and can be used in any number of ways. You can mix them into batters for a healthy kick to your breakfast muffins, or you could sprinkle them on your morning porridge/cereal. They will blend as well, so you can add them to smoothies – or you could find ground goji berry powder that’s even easier to mix into things. 

Why should you start adding this to your meals?

Simply put, goji berries are packed full of vitamins that your body needs to survive. This includes the much sought-after vitamins A and C, both of which are critical for cellular health and your immune system. They also contain carotenoids, which could help to fight against cancer. 

Nutritional yeast

It looks a bit like fish food and smells kind of funky, but nutritional yeast is a fantastic product to add to foods. It can be sprinkled on top of salads for a nutritional boost, or mixed into your favorite sauces. 

Why should you start adding this to your meals?

Nutritional yeast is super high in B-vitamins, particularly B12, which is key for regulating your energy levels. It is also very high in protein, so you get an extra boost of that when you add it in. Oh, and it’s vegan, making it a fantastic supplement if you’re plant-based. 

Remember, you need to follow a healthy diet before you start adding these things to your meals. Now, you can take your food to the next level by increasing the nutritional content of every meal. 

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