Recent dietary research has uncovered 14 different nutrient dense foods that promote good overall health. Coined “superfoods,” they tend to have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many disease-fighting antioxidants. What you eat matters.
What should you be eating?
Beans (legumes), berries (especially blueberries), broccoli, green tea, nuts (especially walnuts), oranges, pumpkin, salmon. soy, spinach, tomatoes, turkey, whole grains and oats, and yogurt 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, since the whole body is connected to what you eat. With these 14 foods as the base of a balanced, solid diet, weight loss gimmicks and other fly-by-night programs can become a thing of the past for you.
Finding the right motivation
Sometimes thinking about the effects of an unhealthy diet can be good motivation for what you eat. Low energy levels, mood swings, and weight change 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.
And since the body is connected, realizing that an unhealthy body will result in an unhealthy spirit only makes sense in terms of what you eat. 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 packaged convenience foods are sorely lacking in many vitamins and minerals, which can affect our mental capacities as well. Superfoods can be the basis of a sound, healthy, nutritious solution to curing many of these ailments and more.
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