No matter what anyone says, you are what you eat.
There has been some recent research in the dietary arena that has come up with 14 foods that are packed with nutrients the promote good overall health and well being. These foods, known in the health community as Superfoods are characterizied by higher levels of vitamins and minerals, fewee calories, and anitoxidants that can fight off disease.
The list contains broccoli, nuts pumpkin, soy, turkey, spinach, yogurt, beans (or legumes which would include peanuts), green tea, oranges, soy, berries (especially blueberries or the acai berry), salmom, oats and whole grains. All of these foods can help to prevent and reverse the onslaught of diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, hypertension, and various forms of cancer.
The idea here is to create a diet of all of these superfoods as each one may affects different parts of the body and the body’s metabolism. Therefore, by eating all the 14 foods as the fundamental building blocks of a diet, they can enhance overall health and bodily function by working together.
Okay, so what if you don’t want to eat these foods. Well, then you will likely suffer the ill-effects of an unbalanced diet which can result in mood swings, low energy levels, lack of energy and weight change. A body running on an unbalanced diet is a body that will begin to break down — the muscles, brain, digestive system and other bodily functions will suffer from the lack of nutrients and minerals it needs to sustain health.
If you suffer from malnutrition, you will experience irritability, frequent colds or allergies, lack o f energy and mineral depletion that can result in several maladies such as anemia.
Since the bodily functions are all connected, an unhealthy body will not doubtedly result in an unhealthy spirit as well. When we nourish our body with these superfoods and complement them with other healthy fresh and nutritional fresh foods, our spirit will be re-vitalized and become healthy as a direct result.
Unfortunately, many modern diets are based on prepackaged convenience foods that lack many vitamins and minerals, which can affect our mental capacities and can cause irritability, confusion, and the feeling of your brain ‘being in a fog’ all the time. Superfoods, other the other hand, can be the basis of a sound, healthy, and nutritious solution to curing many of these maladies and more.
These day you have to load up with antioxidant-packed, cancer-fighting curative superfoods. Gulp green tea and it’ll help shrink your waist while fighting cancer. Same for the açai berry, one of the most heavily hyped foods of the last year.
The acai berry is not the only antioxidant containing super berry on the list of super foods. Another big player in the super berry competition comes from the opposite side of the world and has been used for much longer than the acai.
People seem to be jumping off the soy boat as quickly as they jumped on as more research is revealed on this once thought super food. We all know of soy’s good attributes; contains significant amounts of essential amino acids,