February 21, 2012 by
There has been a lot of discussion lately revolving aroundchronic disease prevention, and general well being. Hypertension, highcholesterol, obesity and poor diet are among the top preventable causes ofdeath in the United States, and have prompted people to search for homeopathic,safe alternatives to medication for safeguarding against and reducing theimpact of these conditions.
Superfoodsare touted as the perfect solution: a wonder-drug, minus the drug. Studies showthat these nutrient-packed foods carry enough power to help lower cholesterol,stave off heart disease and high blood pressure, help control and maintainweight, and improve your overall health, immunity and energy levels.
Blueberriesseem to be among the most popular, boasting a tremendous amount ofanti-oxidants (helpful in combating free-radicals), as well as potassium andvitamin C. Blueberries are also surprisingly anti-inflammatory, which isbelieved to be essential in combating chronic illness.
Withall of the Superfoods out there, it’s easy to incorporate them into your dailyroutine, focusing on what benefits you’re looking for. High cholesterol? Tryoatmeal, prunes, beans, soy or avocado. Looking for heart health? Look nofurther than wild salmon, walnuts, spinach and of course, blueberries. Wholegrain and fiber are beneficial to weight loss, while omega-3 fatty acids foundin fish such as herring, mackerel and sardines are perfect for joint health andmemory.
Whatare your thoughts on the whole Superfoods debate? Have you incorporated anyinto your diet? Have you experienced any health benefits, increased energy orother results? Let us know!