Spring is just a couple of months away and we’re starting to think about all the wonderful activities we can practice outdoors.
Fresh air, sunlight and physical activity are three of the core components of health. By now, we’re sure you know what the fourth one is. That’s right! It’s eating a balanced and varied diet rich in nutrients, fibers and vitamins.
Eating healthy is good for your body…and your mood
Spring months are filled with fun, excitement and soaking up the sun. But what’s even better is finding a filling meal that is easy to prepare and rich in much-needed vitamins and minerals. And couscous is a versatile and nutritious spring food you can eat at home or on the go.
There are more studies linking healthy eating to better physical health than there are calories in a can of cola. But a strong body of work also ties improved diet to reduced risk of depression… and even happiness. Importantly, the research is not about fad diets. It simply shows how good nutrition can boost mood.
Why couscous is a healthy choice
Martino’s couscous is particularly good for your cardiovascular health. Its high levels of selenium allow it to protect blood vessels from dangerous cholesterol and plaque formations on their walls. It therefore prevents the body from many serious health conditions that appear with age, such as atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes. Additionally, the high value of potassium reduces blood pressure, helping your heart to beat regularly. This acts as good prevention against arrhythmia and other irregularities.
One cup of Martino couscous also provides 61% of the recommended daily intake of selenium for seniors. Selenium is important for protecting blood vessels. Its antioxidant properties prevent blood vessels from atherosclerosis, which is the leading cause of heart attacks, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Because natural sources of selenium are rare, it’s good for the elderly to incorporate Martino’s couscous products in their healthy eating routine.
Couscous is filling, relatively easy to prepare, and is fairly low in calories. You will get less than 200 calories from a cup of couscous, which makes it an even better choice than other grains like quinoa or rice. It also provides you with protein, which promotes muscle development and accelerates the fat burning mechanism of your body. It is a perfect addition to your weight loss diet not just because it is low in calories, but also because it is low in cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fat.
Get ready for spring with Martino’s Couscous
The natural, authentic Italian taste of Martino’s range of couscous products encourages more calories intake during the warm spring months and will surely make it a favourite on your table!
We are sure you will appreciate the lightness of couscous and its versatility in meal preparation. It can also help you feel stronger and energized, allowing you to enjoy the months post winter.