Superfoods Have you heard all the hubbub on the news and on popular TV shows about superfoods? I don’t know about you, but I have always been interested in my health. I try to eat right and exercise regularly. But when Oprah and other media started singing the praises of superfoods I just had to learn more. I figured if there was a simple way to improve my health and build up my immunity to disease by making better choices about the foods I consume than I was game! So here is what I learned: What is a superfood? A superfood is a natural food source that is highly concentrated with quality nutrients. That means that these foods pack a powerful nutritional punch – you get more nutrition per bite than non-superfoods. What makes a superfood super? A superfood is a type of food that provides benefits to your body way beyond basic nutrition. Each superfood contains very important phytonutrients and phytochemicals. What are phytonutrients? Phytonutrients are nutrients that come from plant material and these nutrients have been shown to be essential for supporting human life. What are phytochemicals? Phytochemicals are non-nutritive chemicals that are derived from plants and they contain life protecting, disease-preventing, compounds. Phytochemicals have been proven to lessen the risk of some types of cancer, diminish inflammation, build up your immune system, and in an overall way they help make a person healthier. One thing that all superfoods have in common

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