Recent dietary research has revealed that there seems to be 14 different nutrient-dense foods that promote good overall health, and several others which are also good for you. These food, popularly known as "superfoods", tend to have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and often contain disease-fighting antioxidants.
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 disease, and even 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. 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 in your life.
Conversely, the ill-effects of an unbalanced diet are several and varied.
Low energy levels, mood swings, tired all the time, weight change, uncomfortable with body 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
The human body, and mind, is such an inter-connected network, understanding that a poorly nourished body will ultimately result in an unhealthy body and mind, begins to make sense. When we choose to nourish our body with superfoods, and choose other nutrient-dense and healthy fresh foods to supplement our diet, our spirit will be vitalized and healthy as a direct result of the good we have done to our body.
Many modern diets based on prepackaged, so-called, "convenience foods"
are sorely lacking in many vitamins and minerals. This can adversely affect our
mental capacities as well, and cause irritability, confusion, and the feeling
of "being in a fog" all the time.
Superfoods can be the basis of a sound, healthy, nutritious solution to curing many of these ailments and more.
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