Today my friends, I would like to discuss something that should be of use to all my readers, since we all have to eat everyday. Scientists find more and more evidence that links what we eat to our all over well-being.
The old saying of “We are What We Eat” is actually not far from the truth! We have all heard about Super-Foods and how important our diet is to obtain optimal health, so let’s see what we can find out about all this.
Every time I go on the internet or look in a magazine I see a new Super Food that scientist have discovered to have super health benefits or powerful antioxidant powers. I cannot tell you that this claims are not true, but it’s a matter of financial concern and what is a gimmick and actual fact. The truth is we don’t have to buy costly exotic fruit juices that have super powers.
Many foods that are in our local supermarket or at the your local farmer’s market can be just as effective at fighting diseases and boosting your health as some the expensive super power energy drinks or powders.
There are many foods that are very beneficial to your health including:
- whole grains –stroke risk reduced 30-36%, type 2 diabetes risk reduced 21-30%, heart disease risk reduced 25-28%, better weight maintenance
- blueberries that are known for there cancer fighting abilities
- avocado that have beneficial fats just as olive oil does
- spinach that is has loads of Vitamin A and is great for many things such as helping your vision, anti-inflammatory factors, and is great for boosting your immune system.
- dark chocolate that has many health benefits — which is included in a previous a blog “Good News for Chocolate Lover”
I came across a book called “Power Foods” from the editors of Whole Living magazine that is a Martha Stewart Living publications and found some useful information about Power Foods that I wanted to share with you.
This book also has recipes in to help lose weight and gives the 38 healthiest ingredients of what they consider Power Foods. The claims are that these foods will
- boost your health
- increase your energy
- nourish your whole body and spirit
The 38 Power Foods:
A. Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, avocados, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, mushrooms, spinach, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tomatoes, winter squash
B. Fruits: apricots, berries, citrus, kiwifruits, papayas, pears
C. Nuts and seeds: almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds
D. Eggs, yogurt and fish: eggs, yogurt, sable fish, rainbow trout, wild Alaskan salmon
F. Grains and legumes: brown rice, oats, quinoa, dried beans, green peas, soybeans (edamame)
I also found something that I felt was quite helpful from LifewithNature that I would like to share:
The best foods to eat everyday and how they help you:
Detox naturally: Lemon, dark leafy greens, garlic, asparagus, avocado, and watermelon
Fight infections: garlic, onions, green tea, broccoli sprouts
Repair DNA: carrots, tomatoes, cantaloupe, dark leafy greens, broccoli, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, red peppers
Prevent cancer: green tea, grapes, strawberries, blackberries, walnuts, broccoli, and cabbage
Fight heart diseases: flaxseeds, grapes, eggplant, blackberries, and tomatoes
Make your skin glow: carrots, papaya, beets, butternut squash, pumpkin, red peppers
Prevent sun damage: tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, carrots, beets, and red peppers
Prevent autoimmune diseases: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cabbage, peaches, and nectarines
Lower bad cholesterol: pumpkin, rice, yams, dark leafy greens, and broccoli
Boost immune system: kale, daikon, arugula, buckwheat, and wheat germ
Fight osteoporosis: green tea, dark leafy greens, broccoli, almonds, and sesame seeds
My suggestion is that purchasing these foods that you strongly consider Organic or Local Harvest because if they are loaded with pesticides and toxins then we just added more toxicity to our bodies. I hope you can add at least a few of these foods to your daily diet–Because I believe our bodies are a gift from God and its our job to take care it.
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Quote of the Day: Nature is the art of God! ~ Thomas Browne