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1 power-packed super fruit that nutritionists want you to start eating now

And it's not avocado

By ELLE team  April 26th, 2017

With the recent news you should now be eating ten fruit and vegetables a day (seriously), it is high time you know which are worth chowing down on and which aren’t doing much for you. It turns out nutritionists are all in agreement when it comes to which super-fruit is going to turn you into a superman.

The humble blueberry.

The power snack is a superfood which contains anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds and a survey by Byrdie of 17 different dietitians found that they’re the best of the basket. Nutritionist Frida Harju explained that: “If you are going to add one fruit to your diet, make it blueberries. They have been labelled a superfood due to their high levels of polyphenols, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory compounds that help to combat memory loss and enhance your mood.”

The antioxidants help with both cardiovascular health and brain functioning, the berry also is high in fibre, helps with digestion and good for your skin.

Read the whole story on Elle UK.

Bollywood’s favourite superfoods

If there’s a health food trend that’s picking up steam around the world, you can be sure that our fitness-obsessed movie stars will be among the first to adopt them. So which superfoods do Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor Khan and company turn to for supplementing their diet?

Anushka Sharma

Any takers for cleansed, toxin-free skin? Draw up a chair next to Anushka Sharma and pour yourself some elderflower tea. 

anushka muesli

If you’re looking to steal her limber frame, make fast friends with muesli. The actor keeps her body charged in between meals by throwing together yoghurt and muesli. This protein rich snack creates an illusion of fullness by slowing up the movement of food through your digestive tract.

Sonam Kapoor

Topping the best dressed charts all the time sounds like a tiring job, but Sonam keeps her body in shape with a protein-rich diet of quinoa. Dietician Radhika Karle prescribed a diet of hummus, avocados, and grilled vegetables stuffed in a pita bread for Sonam's long spell at Cannes last year.

Jacqueline Fernandez

If there’s a new superfood in town, you can bet your oil-free crisps that Jackie has tried, Instagram-ed and pocketed a few million likes on it already. Kick your detox up a notch by downing some wheatgrass shots. This miracle superfood contains all minerals known to man and flushes out those toxins like yesterday’s news. 

Late night snack cravings? Drown the munchies in a packet of kale chips.

jacquelien kale chips

 Fend off the between-meal binges with a handful of mixed dry fruits. Hashtag: Make Til Laddoo Great Again.

jacqueline dry fruits

Alia Bhatt

Dietician Rujuta Diwekar, who keeps an eagle eye on the diets of the fittest ladies in the biz, weaned Alia onto kokum and there has been no turning back. Alia likes her kokum blended into a chilled sherbet, and packed in plenty of it during the gruelling shoot of Udta Punjab.