Healthy Foods You Should Eat Everyday

Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries contain, among others, vitamin C which helps the immune system, Vitamin B6 which promotes energy, and Vitamin K which helps bone health.

Acai Berries

Acai Berries

The Acai berry is one of the healthiest berries you will ever discover. It is a native berry usually found in the Amazon forests. This fruit is rich in antioxidant and has been heralded for centuries as an immune-stimulating, healing, energy-boosting fruit. An exotic relative of the cranberry and blueberry, the fruit is capable of supporting the prevention of infections connected with oxidative damage. Improves Heart Health Like red wine, Acai berries are very high in anthocyanins, an antioxidant that lowers the levels of cholesterol in the blood flow. They are rich in plant sterols which offer cardio-protective benefits to the cells of the human body by putting blood clots off and improving blood circulation. Assists in Weight Loss Recognized by nutritionists as a superfood, Acai may assist people not only to achieve weight loss considerably, but keep up a healthy weight. The pulp from the fruit minimizes the bad effects of a high-fat diet. Consuming Acai may assist in keeping your digestive system fresh and in the best function. They contain influential detoxification abilities and are a renowned conventional resource of dietary fiber. Promotes Beautiful and Radiant Skin Presently, various modern beauty products are bearing Acai oil because of the high antioxidant content of the oil. The oil is an immense natural substitute for chemically derived skincare products that damage the skin in due course. Taken internally, the fruit oil can provide your skin a healthier glow, as well. The fruit oil has been consumed for centuries to treat skin disorders by people all over the world. Rich in Antioxidants Acai is extremely rich in Vitamin C and ellagic acid, an immune-system-increasing antioxidant that has been revealed to restrain the development of cancer. The polyphenolic compounds of the berry have the capability of reducing cancer cell proliferation by 86 percent. It is believed that phytochemcials of the fruit can discontinue the course of carcinogenesis on a molecular level, destroying tumor cells earlier than they grow. The berry is very high in several forms of antioxidants. It helps to slow down the usual processes of aging associated with oxidative damage. One Acai berry holds two times the amount of antioxidants as blueberries and ten...

Goji Berries

Goji Berries

Goji berries are small, brightly colored red berries which is native to Tibet. It eventually spread to the evergreen shrub found in the sub tropical and temperate regions of India, Mongolia and China. They belong to the nightshade family (solonaceae) and are sometimes referred to as Wolfberries. Usually, the berries are sold in dried form although its juice has become popular as an antioxidant. The berries have 18 types of amino acids (protein building blocks), 21 trace minerals (includes zinc, phosphorous, calcium etc) as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C. Goji berries have long been used for medicinal purposes in Chinese traditions. Goji Berries Benefits Improves Eyesight Goji berries have very high levels of antioxidants mostly carotenoids (e.g. beta-carotene & zeaxanthin). Zeaxanthin acts as an antioxidant at the same time plays a big role in protecting the eye’s retina since it absorbs the blue light. When you increase your intake of foods that contain zeaxanthin, it decreases the risks of developing age-related macular degeneration that could otherwise result in loss of vision and blindness in most people above age 65. Prevents Cancer Several studies have been done on the goji berry. One of them was published by a Chinese journal and it proved that people responded well to the cancer treatment when the berry was included in the program. The berry has antioxidants whose extracts prevent the growth of cancer cells. The antioxidant also helps in reducing blood glucose at the same time in lowering the levels of cholesterol in the body. Note that this does not certainly mean that it has the same benefits when taken as juice or in the tea form. Boosts the Immune System As mentioned earlier, goji berries are rich in zinc, vitamin c and other minerals. These are very useful for protecting the body against diseases as well as in recovery. They aid in the health and the longevity of the hormones and for protection of the body cells. In general, the body’s immune system is boosted by the polysaccharides whose function is to protect the cells from generic mutation, the mineral germanium which are responsible for fighting off any cancer and the beta carotene...

Hummus

Hummus

Looking for foods to kick start your healthy lifestyle with? You have the answer. Hummus. This is basically a Middle Eastern and Arabic dish that is made by mashing cooked chickpeas and blending them with tahini (contains sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is commonly coupled with pita bread, hummus being the dip. It is considered a delicacy in North Africa, Middle East as well as in the Arabic countries. There are numerous benefits associated in engaging in this delicacy; however, only 3 will be cited. Is Hummus Healthy? Packed with Nutrients The different food groups are present in this dish. Chickpeas are rich in proteins which helps in repairing the worn out and damaged body tissues. The fiber, also present in chickpeas, promotes roughage which maintains a healthy bowel movement. Vitamin C protects an individual from bleeding gums while vitamin B6 prevents pyridoxine; a pediatric disease. Tahini also contains amino acids which supplement the protein in chickpeas. Iron in chickpeas also maintains steady supply of blood components therefore preventing anemia. Monounsaturated fats in olive oil act as a source of energy for the body. Pita bread, if included in the meal, is a carbohydrate which also acts both as a source of energy and a food reserve. The dish also contains minerals such as manganese, zinc, magnesium and copper. Reduces Risk of Cancer Researchers say that an individual may discourage or prevent development of cancerous cells, especially breast cancer, by practicing a healthy diet. If an individual follows a healthy diet during adolescence when the breasts begin to develop, this alone will protect them from developing cancer tissues along with the breasts. Foods such as olive oil, chickpeas and sesame seeds are considered foods that fight cancer. Hummus also reduces risk of colon cancer. The dish contains folic acid which aids in cell division. The fiber in the chickpeas also promotes growth of healthy bacteria in the colon. These two reduce risks of colon cancer. Incorporating hummus in not only our lives but our children’s will save the world generations of hereditary cancer. Lowers the Level of Cholesterol in the Body Hummus contains ingredients which are plant based therefore...

Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds are rich in omega 3, vitamin B1, manganese, dietary fiber, micronutrients, anti-oxidants, potassium, proteins. Flaxseeds can be ground and eaten as food, used whole, or used to make flaxseed oil. To reap maximums benefit from this powerful seed, it’s recommended that the seeds be ground before consumption because full seeds sometimes pass through the digestive system undigested. Flaxseed Benefits Flaxseeds are increasingly becoming popular as a powerful and beneficial superfood. They provide the body with essential nutrients and prevents cancer preventing cancer, among others, listed below are the top 3 benefits of flaxseeds Protects the Body against Cancer Several studies show that consuming flaxseeds can help the body fight against various forms of cancer including colon, breast, and prostate cancer. Flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids that make it impossible for cancerous cells to thrive. Omega-3 fatty acids prevent malignant cells from clinging onto the body cells. In addition, the lignans in flaxseeds contain antiangiogenic properties that prevent tumors from creating new blood vessels. Several studies show that consuming flaxseeds as part of a healthy diet significantly reduces the growth of cancer tumors. Improves Digestive Health and Nutrients absorption Flaxseeds are high in dietary and mucilaginous fibre. Mucilaginous helps improve nutrient absorption by slowing down gastric emptying. The dietary fibre steadies the passage of food through the digestive system to prevent constipation and reduce the risk of colon cancer. Consuming foods high in fiber helps the digestive system get rid of waste to prevent constipation, colon cancer, and even fatigue. A well functioning digestive tract contributes to our overall health and well-being. Prevents Cardiovascular Disease Flaxseeds prevent heart disease in several ways. First, they are high in omega-3 which helps the body get rid of bad fats. If left to accumulate cholesterol blocks blood vessels leading to poor blood circulation and the build up of plaque in the coronary arteries. Omega-3 increases good fats while reducing bad fats for a healthy heart. Secondly, the main fatty acid in flaxseeds known as alpha-linolenic acid helps prevent inflammation damage in the blood vessels. Finally studies show that consuming flaxseeds helps reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension. Consuming flaxseeds in your diet can increasingly...

Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa is a protein-stuffed nourishment. With its nutty taste and chewy composition, it is simply delightful and also filling.  When its outer covering has been steamed off, the seeds are effectively ready and could be served in formulas where rice, wheat, corn or different grains are utilized. Quinoa Benefits Rich in Protein Proteins are crucial to the building and repair of your body’s tissues. Quinoa has higher protein content than wheat, grain or other significant grains. One cup of cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein, which trumps the protein-rich egg of 6 grams. Quinoa has all the essential amino acids and is a complete protein. It is regarded as a most loved dish by vegetarians and veggie lovers. It is an ideal alternative source of protein instead of meat, eggs and dairy items. Rich in Fiber Quinoa contains 2 times more fiber than other grains.  Quinoa is a fulfilling, low-cholesterol wellspring of complex sugars. Rich in fiber, it’s processed gradually and has a low glycemic index, helping you stay away from the glucose thrill ride. With its chewy surface, quinoa can be consumed leisurely. Its polyunsaturated fats will leave you feeling full while giving more healthy substance than breads or cereals made of refined grains. Quinoa may be consumed as a breakfast sustenance to give enduring vitality. A supper of vegetables and quinoa, or quinoa and beans, is a healthy food choice. It is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, whereas low in fat and calories. Detoxifies Your Body As a complex starch, quinoa acts as an internal cleaning agent and helps in digestion. Regularly eating quinoa can help relieve constipation. Dissimilar to more basic grains like wheat, quinoa has no gluten and might be appreciated by individuals with digestive issue, in the same way as celiac illness. This adaptable seed could be utilized as a part of breads and soups where grains are an essential element, offering an unfaltering wellspring of colon-purifying fiber. The vitamin B and folate in quinoa additionally help the liver in its part of killing squanders from the human body, adding up to quinoa’s detoxifying...

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