Did you ever ask yourself, what are superfoods?
Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature— mostly plant-based but also some fish, dairy, and grain. They are low in calorie and high in nutrients, so they pack a punch as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients and because they are so good for us, they are put in the category of superfoods.
When you read about superfoods, you might read about foods that are highly nutritious and keep disease at bay. These are validated claims, but superfoods can also help in other ways.
They can boost your appearance by ensuring a more youthful skin, provide increased energy levels for performance and also help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, a healthy heart and can help to protect our bodies from disease.
In recent years we have come to understand the benefit of superfoods and the role they play in better health.
These foods aren’t magical cures but they do keep us healthy and looking younger.
So what are super foods good for?
1. Weight Loss – Superfoods can help us control our weight because for the most part they are low in calorie yet high in nutritional value.
2. Superfoods contain high levels of Antioxidants which neutralize harmful free radicals in our body that may cause serious or life-threatening diseases such as heart disease, cancer, immune dysfunction, diabetes, and degenerative brain disorders. Antioxidants also help to keep your cells healthy and youthful, which can prevent age-related illnesses, relieve stress and increase your lifespan.
3. Help fight heart disease and lower cholesterol – Superfoods contain healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, which can protect your heart from disease and help lower cholesterol levels.
4. Reduce inflammation in the body – Foods high in sugar and saturated fat can spur inflammation. They cause over-activity in the immune system, which can lead to joint pain, fatigue, and damage to the blood vessels. Superfoods are full of protein and packed with the best anti- inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to decrease inflammation in the body.
“We hope that you will enjoy learning more about superfoods, exploring some interesting and innovative recipes and finding out more about what they can do to keep you happily alive.”
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