Women’s Health

The Fifty Healthiest Foods

Unauthorised health halos and superfood hype make supermarket shopping a nutritional minefield. So how do you zone in on other stuff that’s actually good for you? We’ve combed the aisles with the help of some of the UK’s (legit, qualified) nutritional experts to do exactly that

Creative Nature Hemp Seeds – £8.99, Ocado

‘Hemp seeds are an excellent source of fibre, plus omega 3 and 6 fatty acids – ideal if you don’t eat fish. Unlike other brands, this is organic and Soil Association stamped, which means higher concentration of phytonutrients.’

Organic Super Blends Morning Elixir – £40, Ocado

‘Combining algae such as chlorella and spirulina with hemp and pea protein, this blend is unique – great for maintaining energy levels. There is acai and goji extract in there too – with no sugar or additives.’

Giving Tree Broccoli Crisps – £1.85, Ocado

‘A brilliant crisp alternative, these are cooked using rice bran oil, which can sustain high temperatures without denaturing. They have a good serving of protein and fibre and are low in fat.’

Tesco Egg and Spinach Protein Pot – £1.50, Tesco

‘This snack is a nutritional powerhouse. Eggs provide omega-3 essential fatty acids and eating them with spinach means the fat-soluble vitamins A and K will be absorbed.’

Bol Sri Lankan Lentil Sambar – £3.00, Waitrose

‘Plant based convenience foods are often high in carbs, but by pairing vegetables with healthy fats, this pot has an impressive balance of macronutrients.’