SuperFoods


You Really Are What You Eat

 

Recent dietary research has uncovered 14 different nutrient-dense foods that time and again promote good overall health.  Coined “superfoods,” they tend to have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many disease-fighting antioxidants.

Beans (legumes)

legumes

Berries (especially blueberries)

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Broccoli

brocoli

Green tea

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Nuts (especially walnuts)

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Oranges

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Pumpkin

pumpkin

Salmon

salmon

Soy

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Spinach

spinach

Tomatoes

Turkey

whole grains

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Oats and Yogurt

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These superfoods can all help stop and even reverse diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and some forms of cancer. Where one might have an effect on a certain part of the body, it can also affect the health of other body functions and performance as the whole body is connected. Choosing these 14 foods as the base of a balanced diet, weight loss programs can be avoided.

Conversely, the ill-effects of an unbalanced diet are several and varied. Low energy levels, mood swings, tired all the time, weight change, uncomfortable with body are just a few signs that your diet is unbalanced.  An unbalanced diet can cause problems with maintenance of body tissues, growth and development, brain and nervous system function, as well as problems with bone and muscle systems.

Symptoms of malnutrition include lack of energy, irritability, a weakened immune system leading to frequent colds or allergies, and mineral depletion that can trigger a variety of health concerns including anemia.

The body is connected, realizing that an unhealthy body will result in an unhealthy spirit only makes sense.  When we nourish our body with these superfoods and complement them with other nutrient-dense and healthy fresh foods, our spirit will be vitalized and healthy as a direct result.

Many modern diets based on prepackaged convenience foods are sorely lacking in many vitamins and minerals, which can affect our mental capacities as well, and cause irritability, confusion, and the feeling of ‘being in a fog’ all the time.

Superfoods can be the basis of a sound, healthy, nutritious solution to curing many of these ailments and more.

 

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