Antioxidants help protect the body against damage from free radicals – like the sun. They can also protect your eyes from the damage smartphones, tablets and computer screens cause.
Foods high in antioxidants include berries, dark chocolate, pecans, artichokes and kidney beans.
Your body loves a great salad – especially when it’s packed with kale, tomatoes and avocados.
Each of these ingredients is a superfood, superhero with mutiple benefits. Here is just one benefit of each:
• Avocados helps lower cholesterol
• Kale is high in Vitamin K, which helps protect you against a number of different types of cancer.
• Tomatoes help reduce inflammation.
Sunday is the one day of the week you can flake in front of the TV and not feel guilty.
To stay guilt free, instead of reaching for a bag of chips, or popcorn, or worse – steam some edamame and toss them in a bowl with a dash of sea salt.
This superfood is not only packed with protein, one cooked cup contains your recommended daily dose of magnesium – which helps break down sugars. So not only are you not packing on the pounds with junk food, you are helping to burn off the pounds with this tasty treat.
Apple cider vinegar helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level, and prevents diabetics from experiencing an insulin hike after a carb-heavy meal.
Try drinking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water before meals, to keep your blood sugar in check.
A recent UCLA study proved that curcumin (found in curry) improves both mood and memory.
The most encouraging news was that middle-aged to older adults with dementia, who participated in the study, saw memory and mood improvement after consuming curcumin twice a day for a year and a half – thanks to the ingredients’ anti-inflammatory properties.
If you are struggling with memory and mood issues, we can help.
Researchers at Vanderbilt U discovered that sulfur compounds found in allium vegetables (including garlic, onions, shallots, scallions, leeks, and chives) can decrease a woman’s chances of getting uterine cancer by 59%!
Try to consume of these superfoods daily!
Looking for a pick me up? Instead of reaching for a cup of java, consume some asparagus – which is rich in Vitamin B1, saponins and folate! According to CDN researchers, this power trio helps reduce energy depleting cortisol.
To energize for up to 3 hours, eating 6 stalks.