These days, there are commercials pushing pills, powders, and potions for everything from cancer to weight loss. But what if you didn’t have to invest thousands of dollars in so-called “miracle cures” to give your body what it needs? What if you could get what you need from God’s garden? What if you’ve already been given a power house of nutrition of foods that have been labeled “Super Foods”?
What are super foods?
That’s the million dollar question, or rather, the 100 year old question. Super foods do what those “miracle” products can’t – and they do it naturally. How did your ancestors manage to live long, healthy lives without all the powders and potions? It wasn’t just because they stayed fit by working from sunup to sundown. The food they ate had a lot to do with it.
Unlike the powders, pills, and potions said to cure what ails you, super foods aren’t “super” because they are filled with additives and other proprietary substances that the manufacturers keep secret. These foods are “super” because of just how uncomplicated they really are.
Super foods, as they have been named, are actually foods that are nutrient dense but contain no additives or preservatives. Eaten alone or in combination with other foods, they provide nutrients needed by the body in high enough quantities to make a difference in your health and your life in general.
This begs the question: Why do we need pills when we have super foods? Medicine certainly has its place, but to maintain overall health, lower risk of certain diseases, and to age well, you’ll need to create a healthy body. Daily care and feeding of our “temple” is where we begin our lifetime of maintenance on our most precious asset – our body.
Benefits of Super Foods
So, what is it about certain foods that make them better than others and worthy of the title “Super Foods?” Here are some of the most notable benefits:
Weight loss – We all need to maintain a healthy weight. Did you know that each one pound of weight contributes four pounds of pressure to your knees? You can imagine what just ten pounds of excess weight would do to your knees over time. A healthy weight benefits not only your bones and joints, but your organs, as well.
Slows aging process – You may not find the Fountain of Youth when you eat super foods, but you’ll get pretty darn close to it. Aging is a combination of time and environment. Environment doesn’t occur just outside the skin; it also refers to the environment you provide inside your body. A healthy internal environment will help you look and feel younger.
Disease free – Some diseases come with age and exposure to external toxins, while other diseases are a result of our choices. Wouldn’t you like to lessen your chances of getting cancer, diabetes, or heart disease? What if you could do so by changing what you eat?
These are just a few of the benefits of eating super foods. It is a fact that the food you eat can influence your mental and physical health. Give super foods a chance to work for you, and see what a difference they can make!