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Superfoods. Super Gifts From Nature

There's been a lot of buzz about superfoods of late. A lot has been said about them, some of it true: some not so true. others just pure hyperbole. What are they, and what qualities characterize them? Let's find out.

What are Superfoods?

Basically they are nutrient dense, low calorie plant based foods found in nature that pack an unusually large punch in relation to their weight as far as their richness in nutrients goes.

They  have exceptional rejuvenating and energizing properties due to the high quality and quantity of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, enzymes and other important nutrients that they contain.

A Wise Choice to Add to Your Diet

As they are an extremely rich source of nutrients that your body requires but can not make by itself, they are a very wise choice to add to your diet.

Adding these nutrient-dense foods to your daily diet is certainly much better than chomping away on nutrient-empty foods such as french fries, hamburgers, white bread, doughnuts and sodas that only "guarantee" you a future full of multiple lifestyle related diseases and expensive medical bills.

Chia seed superfoods. Exceptionally nutritive, healing and energizing.

Most of the foods being touted all over the place as superfoods do not actually belong to this super category of foods. Some examples include: Cabbage, collard greens, onions, peas, potatoes, watermelons, tomatoes, bananas, peanut butter corn and pineapples.

Yes, they are healthy, but are simply foods that anyone eating a nutritious diet should be eating on a regular basis. They are only "super" to people who subsist on "empty" junk food.

Some Examples of Superfoods

Pomegranates, Acai berries, and Chia seeds are 3 examples of super foods. You'll be able to understand why they are regarded as such when, as an example, you take a look at the nutritional profile of one of them.

Chia seeds are 16% protein, 31% fat, and 44% carbohydrate (of which 38% is fiber) and are a rich source of more than 27 essential vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fatty acids.

They are also an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, a complete protein (providing all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form) with zero cholesterol. In addition, Chia seeds have:

  • Double the amount of protein than any other seed or grain.
  • Double the amount of potassium as bananas.
  • Triple the amount of antioxidants as blueberries.
  • Triple the amount of Iron as spinach.
  • Fifteen times more magnesium than broccoli.
  • 5 times the calcium of milk.
  • One hundred per cent more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon.

Now, that is a food that is really "super" - way above average. Wouldn't you agree?

A Robust and Longer Disease Free Life

As has already been mentioned many times on this site and by many other authorities, your diet has a profound effect on your health. A healthy diet that includes a variety of superfoods will greatly assist you to live a robust and longer disease free life.

Even people who are supposedly healthy can add them to their diet and experience amazing health benefits. Here are some very good reasons why you should consider incorporating them into your daily diet. They have been found to:

  • Improve your digestive health, enabling it to function more effectively.
  • Moderate blood pressure, thereby averting high blood pressure.
  • Prevent diseases of the heart, and strokes.
  • Strengthen bone health and functionality.
  • Help with weight loss as part of a weight management program.
  • Lower your risk of getting cancer.
  • Reduce or even prevent inflammation - a key driver of many diseases.
  • Enhance the functioning of your immune system.
  • Protect your body from environmental toxins.
  • Have anti-aging properties.

Eat Like a Champion

Digestive Science Organic Chia Seed is health, virility and potency in the form of a seed. The Aztecs were aware of the exceptional benefits of the Chia seed and made it one of their annual offerings to their leaders.

You, too, can now enjoy the very same benefits of, greater endurance, more energy, improved digestion and the other benefits mentioned above.

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