Hey guys !Happy new year!I trust that the year started on a wonderful note!
My goal this year is to maintain a healthier lifestyle and I would like to do it with you.
There’s a food movement afoot:Eating well to look well.feel and perform our very best is hot.This isn’t a matter of choking down foods because they are good for you.Its about filling your plate with delicious fare.
Eating healthy is one of the very best things you can do for your body and mind.If optimal health is your goal,there’s no getting around your diet.Your physical health is a direct reflection of what you put into your body,and how you live your life in general.
If you eat a variety of fresh, organic and raw foods, you’ll notice you feel more energetic and even optimistic than when you ate poorly. When you eat a kaleidoscope of different whole, raw foods, you’re giving your body the nutrients it needs to function and thrive. This is key for feeling good not just daily, but in the long run, too.
Eating healthy foods regularly, engaging in regular exercise, and finding ways to decrease stress will keep your joints fluid and mobile,your blood pressure regulated and your weight at a healthy level
As Dr. Mercola correctly put it in a post,the term “superfood” has become something of a marketing buzzword in recent years, and many processed food products will boast such ingredients. But don’t be fooled. Processing tends to denature nutrients, so what you end up with is typically a far inferior version compared to the real thing.
I love that “superfoods” are multi-taskers—foods brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually without providing too many calories, and delivered in a delicious form (think: sweet potatoes).
What i dislike about some foods deemed “super” is that they are exotic (ahem, the goji berry?!) or something—like, say, blueberries—that you’d only have once in a while. Healthy? Yes. Would you eat them every day? Probably not.
With all the other healthy-eating recommendations we need to remember (eat fish twice a week; replace half your grains with whole grains), it’s impossible to have to remember a list of eat-this-once-a-week or once-a-month foods.
So, here are 10 easy-to-eat, easy-to-find, everyday “superfoods” to keep eating healthy simple.
A relatively inexpensive protein source loaded with nutrients, eggs certainly earn their superfood status. A single large egg is just about 70 calories and offers six grams of protein. Eggs are also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for normal body function and heart health.
There’s wrinkle prevention on your plate: “Salmon is rich in a fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), a type of omega-3 that naturally helps block the release of UV-induced enzymes that diminish collagen, causing lines and sagging skin,”
Bonus: omega-3 also regulate oil production in the skin and boost hydration, which helps keep your complexion dewy and acne-free.
This rough and tough green beats out all the rest in terms of nutrition, providing more antioxidants than most other fruits and veggies! It’s also a fantastic source of fiber, calcium, and iron. Prepare it virtually any way, from boiled or steamed to roasted
These tasty leaves are a great source of iron (especially if you don’t eat meat), which is a key component in red blood cells that fuel our muscles with oxygen for energy.
Researchers in Sweden recently identified another way in which these greens might keep you charged: Compounds found in spinach actually increase the efficiency of our mitochondria, the energy-producing factories inside our cells. That means eating a cup of cooked spinach a day may give you more lasting power on the elliptical machine (or in your daily sprint to catch the bus).
High in protein and low in cholesterol, beans of any variety can add a healthy twist to any dish (even brownies!). They’re also loaded with fiber, folate, and magnesium, and studies have shown that legumes (like beans) can actually help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of certain cancers (at least in rats…)
These colorful tubers are a powerhouse of nutrients.They are packed with Beta carotene,Vitamin B-6 ,Vitamin C, Fiber, and Potassium.
Beta carotene is converted to crucial vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is said to help with slowing the aging process as well as fighting the risk of certain cancers, according to the Mayo Clinic.
In the 1970s, Soviet Georgia was rumored to have more centenarians per capita than any other country. Reports at the time claimed that the secret of their long lives was yogurt, a food ubiquitous in their diets. While the age-defying powers of yogurt never have been proven directly, yogurt contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness. It’s also rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis. Just 1 cup of yogurt provides nearly half the recommended daily value of calcium and is rich in phosphorus, potassium, zinc, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and protein.
Low in sugar and high in vitamins A and C, this January treat is the perfect fresh, low-calorie snack. Studies suggest watermelon could also potentially lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease . And the lycopene in watermelon could help protect the body from UV rays and cancer.
Are high in omega-3 oils, contain almost no mercury (unlike larger fish), and are loaded with minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese, and are rich in vitamin B. Not a sardine fan? Try flax seeds, walnuts or chia seeds for an omega-3 blast.
Cinnamon was once the most valuable spice and was often traded at a more valuable rate than gold in days gone by. Today cinnamon is valued for the health benefits it brings. Recent research shows that cinnamon is good for: Suppressing and fighting urinary tract infections,Soothing for the stomach,Improving brain function,Lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, and Promote healthy glucose metabolism.
Most of these super foods are locally available in the grocery stores.Living a healthier lifestyle just got a lot easier.
Every time you eat or drink,you are either
feeding disease or fighting it.