There are many foods and diet-related fads around that you will be shocked at what lengths people go to for establishing different types of food products that they can call a ‘Superfood’. In this post What does a Superfood do for you? we’ll take a brief look at the benefits of eating superfoods and list a few that are now considered to be of that status ‘Superfood’ quality.
Eating superfoods can give your diet a boost while reducing your risk of many health issues like heart disease, general weakness, memory loss, erectile dysfunction, and other problems. These super foods provide a big nutritional punch to your diet. Superfoods contain sources of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other beneficial nutrients.
What are Superfoods?
Superfoods are food products — mostly plant-based but can also contain some fish and dairy, believed to be nutritionally dense and extremely beneficial to good health. Foods like Garlic, blueberries, salmon, and acai are just a few common examples of foods that have been given the “superfood” label.
In reality, no one food no matter how ‘Super’ it becomes can independently improve one’s ailing health, a poor diet or stave off chronic illnesses. Doctors and nutritionists agree that eating a range of colourful fruits, vegetables and maintaining a healthy diet with regular exercise is key to good health. One also need to limit sodium, saturated fat, and refined sugar intake.
That said superfoods can and do provide that boost in overall health if combined with good eating and fitness regime.
Top 3 Superfood types for a healthy diet
Listed below are 3 superfoods that can benefit your health when combined with an overall healthy diet and exercise routine.
Superfood Garlic great for heart health.
This staple cooking product known as Garlic has been used for centuries as both food and medicine.
Garlic can be used to treat health conditions ranging from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and heart attack to treating certain types of cancer as it is being claimed in certain quarters.
I take Garlic supplements and have found it beneficial for overall health, as I don’t get the common cold that easily anymore, I don’t get mouth ulcers as I used to due to stress, and when I do it heals much quicker.
Maca a superfood that increases energy levels.
Maca is often called a ‘superfood’ due to its strong nutritional benefits. It contains a high level of minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, and zinc as well as B vitamins including B3 (niacin).
You can supplement with maca by mouth to treat anemia or also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Maca can also help in enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, and memory.
Many people also use maca for improving sexual health and stamina, men with ED using maca have benefited in the sex life by supplementing with maca.
Sweet Potatoes a very tasty superfood.
Eat it raw or cooked, Sweet potatoes are a very good source of fiber, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. All of these beneficial nutrients can help to prevent heart attacks, keep you looking younger by supporting healthy bones and skin, support immune system health, improve vision and support healthy teeth.
Best of all it tastes great as it is sweet and can be replaced as an alternative to normal chips or fries. Added to any plate it goes down like a treat, providing the superfood benefits.
Health is not all about eating superfoods, it is a combination of factors that contribute to great health and peace of mind. Start with a healthy diet, replace unhealthy food types with superfoods some listed above and there are many others in the market.
Add in regular exercise and rest, increase the amount of exercise and reduce fatty, sweet foods. Then gradually over time, you will start to notice improvements in your health and mood. Drink plenty of water, make sure to sleep well and pay attention to enjoying life with your loved ones.