Surviving a week of work or study can take it’s toll on our bodies. There’s the urgent 9am meetings and late night deadlines, plus the essential social rendezvous that keeps you sane.
Make sure you make it to cocktail o’clock feeling fresh by adding these four healthy foods to your diet.
It’s ultimate king of instagramable brunches but it’s worth much more than just the ‘likes’ it gets you. Rich in healthy fats, this green goodness is proven to lower cholesterol and can also help protect your skin from environmental damage.
It acts as an anti-inflammatory and just one lemon has more than 100 per cent of your daily intake of vitamin C, which can help strengthen bones. Health gurus swear by a cup of warm water with a few drops of lemon juice first thing in the morning for an easy detox.
3. Dark chocolate
Who said healthy food couldn’t be delicious too? Dark chocolate has more cocoa powder than milk chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants that can reduce the bad cholesterol and increase the good.
It may not be the best-smelling ingredient, but garlic is a powerful allied when fighting colds and other diseases, as it can inhibit the growth of bacteria. It can also lower blood-pressure levels and tastes great in pasta.