A team of scientists at Leatherhead Food Research
, an independent British organisation, have analysed thousands of health claims in a bid to find the most nutritious ‘superdinner’ available. Starting with 4000 claims made by supermarkets and manufacturers in the UK, researchers were able to cull this figure down to 222 health claims, which they found to have reasonable, scientific backing. The food in the study includes main meal components as well as snacks and treats with health-boosting qualities. Read on to discover what made the cut, and why you should add these foods to your shopping trolley today. Fresh and Smoked Salmon Terrine.
This contains Omega-3 and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is beneficial to arteries, the brain and heart. Chicken casserole with lentils and mixed vegetables.
Scientists found this meal could safely make 80 health claims, including being low in saturated fat and sodium. They reported the protein contributes to muscle mass, while lentils contain pantothenic acid which can improve mental performance. Walnuts.
Scientists identified walnuts as a ‘superfood,’ with 30g a day shown to improve the elasticity of blood vessels. Side salad with oil dressing.
Adding extra virgin olive oil to the vegetable salad was also found to help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Related content:
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