Superfoods


FOR NEW VIDEOS: what’s a superfood? Hmmmm…. if you ask 20 experts this question, you’d most likely get 20 different answers. That is because there is no real standard on what “superfood” really means.

To me a superfood is a compound that contains a high amount of different nutrients (phytonutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals) and that also has health benefits. In other words, these are foods that make you look and feel SUPER!

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1- avocados
This highly nutritious fruit has a high of essential and beneficial oils, making it suitable to be eaten with other foods. Avocados have been shown to improve the skin epidermis by boosting collagen formation. Avocados also contain specific amino acids and carotenoid anti-oxidants that reduce age spots, soothe inflammation and heals scars and burns.

2- kale
this leafy green vegetable is a superfood of superfoods. It has more absorbably iron and calcium than red meat or dairy respectively. It helps maintain healthy nervous and immune systems and helps regulate liver enzymes that assist in the clearing of toxins.

3- berries (they are all packed with great stuff)
Im talking about blueberries, strawberries, almost every berry out there (including the fancy Goji Berries) are amazing. They pack an incredible amount of nutritional goodness into a small package. They are low in calories, filled with anti-oxidants and phytonutrients.

4- sea vegetables
These include kelp, nori, blue-gree algae, spirulina) sea vegetables help remove heavy metals, detoxify the body, provide numerous trace minerals, regulate cholesterol, and decrease the risk of cancer. Seaweeds benefit the entire body, and are especially excellent for the thyroid, immune system, adrenals, and hormone function.

5- sweet potatoes
Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium)They are sweet and delicious and rarely need any pick me ups like added salt and butter that most people add to baked potatoes to enhance their flavors. And they can help you control y our weight as they have a type of carbohydrate that increase production of peptide hormone compounds that signal the brain to stop eating.

6- spinach
Spinach is filled with antioxidants, including vitamin C and beta-carotene, as well as lutein and other pythonutrients that protect the eyes against macular degeneration. It is a great source of iron and calcium.

7- seeds (and lots of other seeds)
Flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. Contain lots of minerals like zinc, magnesium, potassium and others. They promote healing and skin health. Many of them are known for help in lowering cholesterol and provide omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Seeds like flaxseed help prevent everything from heart disease to cancers that are sensitive to hormones.

8- nuts
Nuts offer a nutritious package of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy unsaturated fat, making them one of nature’s perfect foods. They can help you decrease your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, etc. Nuts are great to help you control your weight and have the added benefits of helping reduce visible signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin

9- quinoa
Quinoa is one of the best whole grains you can eat. It is just ridiculously easy to prepare and its packed with protein (8 grams in 1 cup cooked), fiber (5 grams per cup) and a naturally good source of iron,zinc, vitamin E, and selenium to help control your weight

10- beans
Beans are a fabulous source of vegetarian protein and fiber, both of whom will help you stay full and satisfied. The protein and fiber in beans also help reduce blood sugar highs and lows. The fiber in beans also helps keep you regular (i.e. poop like a champion).

WARNING: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THESE VIDEOS ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND AS OPINIONS ONLY. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TRYING ANY NEW DIET, WELLNESS OR EXERCISE PROGRAM. SOME OF THE ADVICE HERE NOT BE SUITABLE..

HealthyPete

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