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You may have heard about a new way to eat your way to good health. It’s not a fad diet, either; what has happened is that all of these seemingly perfect diets that are out there actually have a few things in common. Some doctors refer to these commonalities as “superfoods” because they are mentioned and promoted in all of the diets that are out there. Not just that, though–these are the food that are actually low in bad fats, and high in good nutrients like vitamins and minerals. These superfoods are supposed to help combat early aging and keep you generally healthy.
According to most doctors and health professionals who have studied this phenomenon, there are basically fourteen superfoods. Not surprisingly, they are all naturally occurring, and also fairly easy to get in the produce section or local health food store. Adding any of these superfoods to the daily diet is a great way to ensure that your body is treated to beneficial antioxidants, those things that help rid your cells of excess waste and keep you feeling and looking young and vibrant, as well as keeping many diseases at bay.
Some of these superfoods are things like beans, or legumes, as well as berries and broccoli. Most people are aware of the health benefits of these foods, because they contain significant amounts of the recommended daily dose of vitamins. Eating fresh vegetables that are high in water content, like the other superfoods oranges and tomatoes, help flush the system more quickly and also deposit high doses on Vitamin C, which is essential to good health.
Beyond those superfoods, others include pumpkin, nuts, like walnuts that are high in “good” fats, and spinach. For those of you who are fond of teas, green tea has long been known to act as a health booster, and it has a prominent place on the superfoods list. Now, you may be thinking that all of these additions to your diet will turn you into a complete vegan, but do not despair! Salmon, turkey, and yogurt all make the list, too. Salmon, for the obvious reason of the high content of Omega-3 fatty acids, is a logical choice. White meat from turkey is also quite healthy when consumed in moderation, and without the addition of preservatives and salt. Speaking of additives, yogurt is best consumed in its plain state, not the kind with loads of sugar and concentrated “fruits”.
Round out this diet with some whole grains and oats, and you will be well on your way to good nutrition, wellbeing, and disease prevention. Superfoods are no secret–these are the foods that almost always appear on the recommended lists of all of the diets out there. This is with good reason–superfoods are the foods that will work for any body, all of the time. So make out your grocery list and get on your way to super health with your new diet of superfoods!
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