8 Superfoods To Help You Get the Most Out Of 2016
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8 Superfoods To Help You Get The Most Out Of 2016
Are you tired of reading about all of these conflicting reports on how to lose weight?
Why do 99% of Diets fail?
Weight loss is based on the principle that weight gain is caused by eating certain foods at certain times. By applying the correct knowledge of balancing the right type of food combined with the correct mental attitude and exercise, you will lose weight and retain it.
By eliminating certain foods and replacing those with a healthy substitute can make a profound difference to losing weight and improving your overall wellness. We all want to look and feel our best yet few of us do, mostly we lack the knowledge to achieve our ideal weight. The natural laws which govern your body are precise.
1. GREEN VEGETABLES
INGREDIENTS: VITAMIN C, CALCIUM AND FIBRE
Green vegetables are a source of fiber and contain a rich supply of glucosinolates which support the role of the liver as your body’s main detoxifier. They also contain a compound called sulphoraphane which researchers suggest may block cancer causing agents. Diets rich in green vegetables suggest a lower risk of various cancers.
- Sources: broccoli, cabbage, beans, spinach, peas.
- Eat: steamed or stir- fried (olive oil).
Proanthocyanidins are natural antioxidants and are 50 times stronger than vitamin c and may protect the body from the ravages of aging .Proanthocyanidins strengthen capillaries, the tiny blood vessels that feed the skin.
- Sources: strawberries, black berries, blue berries.
- Eat: raw.
INGERDIENTS: SOLUBLE, INSOLUBLE FIBRE, SILICON CARBOHYDRATE
Oatmeal is a low glycemic food source which is gently released into your blood stream which giving a long lasting energy supply. It is remarkably versatile with a wide range of health benefits. It contains both soluble and insoluble fiber which contributes to a healthy gut. It may lower cholesterol and may prevent heart disease.
It is wonderful source of pure energy especially when taken at breakfast. Oatmeal is the richest source of silicon which is required for healthy bones and skin.
- Sources: Porridge.
- Eat: raw or mix some organic yoghurt through.
4. ORGANIC YOGURT
INGREDIENTS: PROTIEN AND LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS (DESIRED BACTERIA)
The lactose is fermented by bacteria making it more digestible and assists our digestive tract helping to maintain the correct acidity while improving our immune system preventing bugs taking hold. Organic yoghurt is also a rich source of calcium.
- Sources: natural organic yoghurt, pour over cereal or mix nuts through it.
- Eat: raw or as substitute to sauces for a healthier choice.
5. OILY FISH
INGREDIENTS: PROTIEN, EFA`S, SULPHUR.
Oily fish is wonderful source of omega 3 –EFAs which support clean cells in your body. It promotes a clear complexion and helps your brain to function at optimum level. Oily fish contain powerful antioxidants which can be beneficial in treating asthma, eczema and arthritis.
They can reduce the stickiness of your blood reducing the chances of blood clotting and strokes.
- Sources: wild salmon, tuna, sardines, cod, sword fish, sea bass or may be taken in capsule form.
- Eat: steamed or boiled. If you are not a fish lover you may take in capsule form.
6. GREEN TEA.
Green tea is a powerful antioxidant. It contains polyphenols which is a combination of a number of antioxidants. Daily consumption of antioxidants is mandatory for good health.
Antioxidants counteract free radicals, which are a natural part of daily life. Excess free radicals have been linked to heart disease and cancer. A resent study suggests that high consumption of green tea has been linked to lower cholesterol and blood fat and may help prevent prostate cancer.
- Sources: regular green tea.
- Eat: Take as regular tea.
INGREDIENTS: GLUCOSE, AMINO ACIDS, MINERALS, FATTY ACIDS.
Fruit is possibly the single most important food you can eat. It contains the five essential ingredients of glucose (energy source), amino acids, fatty acids and minerals. Once consumed all fruit becomes alkaline if consumed correctly. Fruit has a unique ability to neutralize acid which builds in our system.
A toxic acid system can be recognized by bloating, excess graying hair, balding, nervous disposition, dark circles under the eyes and premature aging on the face. Ulcers are a direct result of corrosive acid in the system.
Fruit more than any other type of food perfectly supplies the body with all of its requirements. Once this natural source is tapped into you will discover beauty, longevity, health, purest source of energy and happiness.
You will also find it far easier to maintain your correct weight.
- Sources: apples, pears, banana, grapes, melon, figs, berries, oranges, plums, nectarines
- Eat: only fresh.
8. NUTS (NOT SALTED)
INGREDIENTS: PROTEIN AND VITAMIN E.
Nuts are a wonderful source of protein and supply you with vitamin e which works wonders for your complexion. They are also a source of ant oxidation. Nuts are an instant source of energy which may be consumed between meals.
- Sources: brazil nuts, cashew nuts, hazel nuts, monkey nuts.
- Eat: raw.
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