Recent dietary research has uncovered 14 different
nutrient-dense foods that time and
again have been shown to promote good overall health. Coined superfoods, they tend to
have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many
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 food 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. With these 14 foods as the base of a balanced, solid diet, weight loss gimmicks and other lose-weight-overnight programs can
become a thing of the past in your life.
On the other hand, the ill-effects of an unbalanced diet are several and varied.
Low energy levels, mood swings, tired all the
time, weight change, being uncomfortable with your body image 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
And since the body is connected, realizing that an unhealthy body will
result in an unhealthy spirit only makes sense. 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 prepackaged convenience foods are sorely
lacking in many vitamins and minerals, which can affect our mental
capacities as well, and cause irritability, confusion, and the feeling
of "being in a fog" all the time.
can be the basis of a sound, healthy, nutritious solution to
curing many of these ailments and more.
No Diet 4 Me