Superfoods are powerhouses of many nutrients (antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals) that are essential to optimal health.
Nutrition experts advise regularly eating superfoods to prevent and potentially heal an array of ailments and chronic diseases. And, the inclusion of certain superfoods (like flaxseed) in one’s regular diet has also been linked to prevention of weight gain and successful weight loss.
This infographic spotlights the following 10 foods that are included by many wellness practitioners at the top of the list for their exceptional health benefits:
❤ Bee Pollen
❤ Chia Seeds
❤ Coconut Oil
❤ Goji Berries
❤ Maca Root
❤ Manuka Honey
In addition to explaining the source, nutritional ingredients and offering “super tips” on using these foods, the infographic also provides information on the potential benefits of each of the 10 foods in the areas of:
✿ Immune Function
✿ Digestive Health
✿ Heart Health
✿ Lung Health
✿ Mental Health
✿ Sexual Health
✿ Fatigue and Energy
✿ Weight Loss pills
There are certain foods that seem to be included on the lists of “the healthiest food to eat on a daily basis” of many nutritionists, functional medicine doctors and holistic healers.
This infographic, entitled 15 Foods That You Should Include in Your Everyday Diet, is a very fine representation and summary of what leading nutrition, health and wellness experts recommend. The foods include:
✿ Green Tea
✿ Dark Green Leafy
✿ Black Beans
✿ Olive Oil
Why are these foods considered to be so healthy by so many?
The fruits and vegetables are all powerhouses of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, having a high content of phytochemicals, dietary fiber and other important nutrients.
The cereals and oats are the whole grain versions, which represent slow-releasing carbohydrates and lots of dietary fiber, both of which help control blood sugar levels and aid in weight loss.
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What, exactly, is a superfood?
In nutrition circles, superfoods are defined as a class of foods that are the most nutrient dense and best health promoting foods found in nature.
These tremendously beneficial foods are exceptionally high in a wide range of important micronutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals (phytonutrients).
Generally, in order to be classified as a superfood, a particular food must have at least twelve or more unique health benefiting properties.
Many “common” superfoods can be found in the produce department of most supermarkets or, better yet, at a local farmer’s market. These “common” superfoods include:
✿ Brussels Sprouts
Less common, “exotic” superfoods can generally be found at specialty health and natural food stores and include:
✿ Acai Berry
Naturally, it is always best to purchase organic, locally or sustainably grown produce whenever possible.