6 Superfoods For Your Health Problems
Aaron Moss for the first time used the word “superfood” in the journal Nature Nutrition saying: “Humans have many options when it comes to fueling their bodies, but the benefits of some options are so nutritious that they might be labeled as superfoods.“
Below you will find the 5 superfoods to fuel your body!
In only 2 oz the raw kale is packed with 460 mcg of vitamin K (thats 572% of the daily value), 112% of vitamin C, 172% of vitamin A, 23% of manganese, about 8-10% of calcium, potassium, iron and copper and traces of almost all the other minerals necessary for the human body. AND there are only 30 calories per serving!
Kale is known to be the best source of vitamin K. Even the spinach bows down to kale when it comes to this vitamin. Vitamin K is needed for a wide variety of normal body functions such as bone health, normal blood clotting, and antioxidant activity. It prevents osteoporosis, hardening of the arteries (common factor in coronary artery disease), slows down the growth of cancer cells and provides substantial protection against prostate cancer.
But even with this vegetable you have to be careful ! Too much of anything can cause problems no matter how healthy it is. Kale naturally contains oxalates, substances that can mess with the calcium absorption.
It’s good known that any fish is a good source of quality protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. But salmon is exceptionally good because of the high levels of omega 3 fats.
Being rich in omega-3 fats, consuming salmon drastically decreases the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attack, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, high triglycerides, and stroke. Also Omega-3 fats in a way improve the mood, makes you happier and smarter. That’s because 60% of the brain is fat most of that is the omega-3 fatty acid DHA.
Apple is filled with polyphenols that have amazing impact on human body. Firstly, they act as antioxidants which have strong ability to decrease oxidation of cell membrane fats, preventing cardiovascular diseases. They also can lower the risk of asthma and lung cancer. Polyphenols in apples are in many ways capable of supporting digestion and absorption of carbs, and that result in improved regulation of the blood sugar. That means that consuming apples regularly can lower the risk of diabetes.
Eggs are absolutely irreplaceable when it comes to optimal health. With all the necessary nutrients that the human body needs and some unique components they are often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin”.
The egg is one of the few foods full of all the essential amino acids in the right ratios required for proper biological functions and good health. Protein is found in every cell of the body. They build muscles, bones, cartilage, skin, some enzymes, hormones, the proteins even build hair, nails, blood and the DNA.
Because of their high concentrations of cholesterol, eggs for a long time have been considered as a bad food. But the fact is – different types of cholesterol act differently in the human body, thus yolk’s cholesterol taken in right amounts (which means no more than 2 per day) can actually lower the bad cholesterol.
Anthocyanin, the pigment that is responsible for the color of the berries is the thing that makes this fruit really special. Most of the antioxidant effects from the berries comes from that pigment, neutralizing free radicals and keeping the human body at top health!
And last but not least, one serving of blueberries contains 4 gr. fiber (about 15% of the daily needs) and only 84 calories! Perfect for those who want tolose some weight and wish to live healthy life.