A lot of things are being called superfoods these days, but what does the term really mean? Essentially, a superfood is any food that has natural health benefits, usually helping with specific things, like weight loss, heart health, or digestion. How do you know all the superfoods you should be eating?
Never fear – Superfoods are here.
And I’m here to help.
I’m going to share this awesome list I found, that has 8 superfoods that you’ve likely already got in your kitchen. If not, these superfoods aren’t super expensive or super hard to find. So enjoy the list before you enjoy the health benefits from these superfoods.
8 Common Superfoods
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which can help prevent aging and reduce the risk of cancer. Blueberries are great for your eyes; they are used to prevent cataracts and glaucoma, as well as to treat ulcers, UTIs, multiple sclerosis, and chronic fatigue. Another thing these super-berries are great for is increasing blood circulation.
Blueberries are good for your:
Eyes, Skin, Intestines, Tummy.
Broccoli is great and great for you. It is chock full of vitamins (A and C), antioxidants, folic acid, and fiber. It helps reduce the risk of cataracts, heart disease and cancer. Broccoli even helps lower your cholesterol. It is also a great source of calcium (so put down the milk!)
Lungs, Liver, Intestines.
If you drink green tea regularly it has the power to increase your metabolism, lower cholesterol, and prevent diabetes. It can even help prevent stroke. Green tea has lots of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activities, so it helps reduce your risk of skin, breast, lung, colon and bladder cancer.
Skin, Heart, Pancreas.
We know fish is brain food, but it is so much more. People who are heart smart know that eating fatty fish is great for your diet. The high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in fish reduce your blood pressure and risk of developing blood clots. In people who have already had heart attacks, omega-3 fatty acids reduces the risk of arrhythmia, ultimately reducing the risk of death from heart problems.
Eyes, Heart, Lungs.
Avocados are full of vitamins (A,B,C,E, and K) as well as fiber and folic acid. They are a great natural way to promote a healthy heart, control your blood pressure, and even prevent birth defects. Full of healthy fats, avocados will also help reduce your risk of heart disease and help you lose weight.
Spinach is high in vitamins (A, C, E, K) and antioxidants. Spinach’s anti-inflammatory properties reduces your chance of heart disease, lowers your blood pressure, prevents cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Spinach also helps with arthritis and fights against certain types of cancers.
Walnuts, almonds and other nuts are rich in good fats, which lowers bad cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart attack. Vitamin E and L-arginine make sure that walnuts promote healthy blood vessels, reduce the risk of depression, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast cancer.
High in nutrients like calcium, potassium, and magnesium, yogurt uses probiotics to promote good bacteria growth, that your body uses to fight infection and protect the immune system. With lots of B vitamins yogurt also helps the digestive system, and the endocrine system, which manages metabolism and tissue function.
Source: http: www.healtheo360.com/blog/1961/10-everyday-superfoods-for-better-health
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