Superfoods for Super Health

Mother nature is always one step ahead by providing us with natural superfoods to help with overall health and weight loss goals.

Turns out, all foods are NOT created equal. Some simply go above and beyond the call of duty and provide extra love and support for your overall health.

We’re giving you the no-brainer list of superfoods you can easily incorporate into your diet.

To Fight Cancer:

  • Broccoli — contains sulforaphane, which helps the body’s protective enzymes and helps detox certain chemicals.
  • Blackberries — anthocyanins help slow growth of premalignant cancer cells
  • Tomatoes — lycopene has been found to stop endometrial cancer cell growth
  • Walnuts – the phytosterols in walnuts possibly help to slow the growth of breast cancer cells
  • Black beans — rich legumes increase the levels of butyrate, a fatty acid which guards against cancer growth

To Increase Your Fiber:

Fiber helps maintain bowel health, control blood sugar levels, lowers bad cholesterol levels, and is a key ingredient in reaching or maintaining healthy weight.

For women and men aged 50 or younger, the Mayo clinic recommends 38 grams daily for men, and 25 grams daily for women. Once over 50, the number moves down to 30 grams for men and 21 grams for women.

There are a number of great sources of fiber including:

  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Apples
  • Almonds
  • Lentils
  • Carrot
  • Artichokes
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Raisins

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To Help Your Heart:

Without a healthy heart, the rest of your body really doesn’t stand a chance. It’s vital to take note and take care of your heart with foods like the following:

  • Salmon — Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Oatmeal — Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, folate, soluble fiber
  • Brown rice — magnesium, fiber, B-complex vitamins
  • Walnuts — vitamin E, magnesium, phytosterols, polyunsaturated fats–
  • Asparagus — folate, fiber, B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene

Omega-3 fatty acids help to boost immune system, reduce blood clots and protect against heart disease.

B-complex vitamins and Niacin protect against blood clots and the hardening of the arteries, as well as increasing good cholesterol.

Vitamins C and E are fortified with antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Fiber lowers cholesterol levels, helps control blood sugar, supports a healthy digestives system and much more.

Magnesium, potassium, and calcium all help to lower blood pressure.

For Great Skin:

  • Olive oil — antioxidants and monosaturated fatty acids prevent aging
  • Green tea — polyphenols promote elasticity and smoothness, and antioxidants help blood flow and oxygen to the skin
  • Kale — contains skin-firming vitamin C and A
  • Almond milk — as a substitute for dairy milk, which can irritate skin causing breakouts and rashes
  • Yogurt — destroys acne-causing fungus and bacteria
  • Pomegranates — anti-ageing, antioxidants, cell regeneration

For more great food tips, visit our blog or read Sugar the Bitter Truth!

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