Eating For Health and Pleasure With "Super Foods" and "Super Supplements"

Eating For Health and Pleasure With "Super Foods" and "Super Supplements"

In order for the body to remain in a state of health and balance, the concept of nutrition for health and nutrition for pleasure must be given daily attention. In this article, you will learn how super foods and super supplements can change the biochemistry of the body. They help reverse patterns of stress and disease which, if left unchecked, cause many types of diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, chronic pain, premature aging of all body organs and many other common symptoms.

What are superfoods and why are they considered super?

Superfoods are foods that have been shown to produce certain types of beneficial biochemical changes in the body and contain nutrients that are known to have medicinal properties. The biochemical changes can repair, heal, and bring the body back to health and balance by repairing damaged tissue and bone. Studies from many medical universities have found that the active phytonutrients in superfoods help heal and prevent symptoms.

The top 10 superfoods are: acai berry, the allium family (onion, garlic, shallot, leek, spring onion), barley, beans, lentils, buckwheat, all green vegetables, hot peppers, nuts and seeds, sprouts and yogurt. These foods should be staples in your daily diet.

What are Super Supplements?

Super supplements can be described as an active ingredient in a highly nutritious food. When concentrated and taken in high doses, it produces medicinal effects. The main dietary supplements are: amino acids, antioxidants, acidophilus, berry and green plant concentrates. When these substances are added to a clean, healthy diet and lifestyle, your overall health, energy, stamina, and brain chemistry will receive the extra nutrients that are needed. They give your body an optimum of energy and performance as well as the change and reversal of clinical pictures.

– Antioxidants

Antioxidants reverse free radical tissue damage caused by chemicals and environmental toxins. They also promote the natural digestive enzymes that help the colon function properly. Antioxidants promote proper blood pH, which helps stop inflammation in all body tissues and joints. The best known antioxidants are fruit and green vegetable concentrates, wheat and barley grasses. Fruits and berries include acai, blueberries, cranberries, goji berries, pomegranate, and mango stone. Wheat, barley, and oat grass are also known for their detoxifying properties. They have been used in the Middle East and Orient for millennia and are considered blood and energy tonics.

– Amino acids

Amino acids are the individual organic chemicals found in proteins and found in whey powder products. Amino acids are considered the building blocks for all cells. All muscle and brain tissues are nourished by amino acids. They help with tissue repair, create antibodies that fight bacteria and viruses, increase energy, fight fatigue and stabilize blood sugar. They are famous for increasing muscle mass and strength. Certain amino acids repair DNA damage caused by environmental toxins and chemical toxins found in food. Single amino acid supplements like taurine can be effective in high doses to calm the nervous system. Tyrosine in high doses can stimulate thyroid and brain neurotransmitters that increase energy and metabolism. Amino acids and amino acid deficiencies can be tested with very sophisticated tests, taking the guesswork out of what the body needs.

– Acidophilus

Acidophilus are referred to as “good” gut bacteria. They help to keep the natural intestinal and vaginal flora in balance. These bacteria are vital to the overall breakdown and metabolism of food. Simply raising acidophilus levels to normal ranges will cure many gastrointestinal problems. They also help protect the body by fighting against invading harmful bacteria, parasites, and other organisms. Acidophilus is also involved in overall vitamin synthesis, natural antibiotic production, immune defense and detoxification of procarcinogens, and a host of other activities. Acidophilus occurs naturally in yogurt, but for medicinal purposes it should be taken as a high-dose supplement.

– Essential fatty acids

These are the fats that the body cannot make and therefore need to be added to the diet.

These essential fatty acids are widely found in vegetable and fish oils. Mainly used to produce hormone-like substances that regulate a variety of things including proper brain function, lowering blood pressure, aiding in blood clotting, controlling lipid levels, aiding in immune response and all inflammatory responses. Essential fatty acids consist of two groups: omega 3 and omega 6 and 9. These oils must be supplemented daily as the body cannot manufacture them. Using cold-pressed organic oils made from nuts, seeds and vegetables is a good daily routine. All oils can be taken in tablet or liquid form, and high doses are recommended for certain medical conditions.

The body has an amazing ability to heal itself and continually restore itself given the right environment. Every day we can change our biochemistry, positively or negatively, through the foods and supplements we eat. In order to lead a healthy, active life, we need to take great care of our bodies and make healthy choices. Not only does this benefit us by making us feel better instantly, but it also helps stop disease and prevent chronic disease and premature aging.

We need to start thinking that eating for health can be a great source of pleasure. Antioxidants, Acidophilus, Essential Oils and Amino Acids are the “super supplements” that become an added bonus to ensure optimal health, energy and vitality.

Thanks to Barbara Custer


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