If our bodies are deemed temples, then what we put into it is paramount for optimal functioning. And what if, instead of regular foods, we consumed more “superfoods”? How would this change our daily lives and bodies?
We delve a bit deeper into this term called “superfood” and how it could possibly boost your health.
Superfoods Are High In Nutrients
Yes, superfoods are actual foods ranging from grains, seeds, fruits, vegetables to some animal products. The reason superfoods are set apart from other foods is because it is nutrient dense, which, as a result, has health benefits for you.
Although dieticians and scientists steer away from the term “superfood” and prefer to use the term “super diet” to encourage the intake of a variety of healthy foods; it’s important to note that incorporating superfoods into an already-balanced diet, may boost vitality and can “help us ward off diseases and live a longer, healthier life”, says Despina Hyde, a registered at New York University’s Langone Medical Center.
The blueberry is loaded with vitamin C, K and antioxidants. The popular summer treat has been associated with many health benefits, such as aiding in the lowering of blood pressure, managing of diabetes and even heart disease.
This Chinese shrub has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, is rich in amino acids and antioxidants. Its potential benefits include increased immune, mental and cardiovascular function. As like all other berries, it’s filled with beta-carotene that promotes healthy skin.
According to the World Cancer Research Fund, our mothers may have been right about always eating vegetables. And this is especially true for the nutritionally showstopping, broccoli. Its compounds were found to have many health benefits including the possibility of reducing the risk of cancer. Furthermore, studies also found it’s favourably effective for lowering cardiovascular disease. Packed with vitamin C, K and antioxidants, broccoli may be the potential “superfood” powerhouse.
Besides fighting off vampires, it looks as though garlic may have a greater purpose for your health. A competent review on the quirky bulb, which is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and B6 , found it to be effective for lowering high blood pressure, cholesterol and lessening the severity of colds.
And with that, here are some wise words from Buddha – “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
Are there any specific foods that have helped improve your health?