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Just imagine if there was something out there powerful enough to help lower your bad cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease, reduce your risk of cancer, put you in a better mood, slow the aging process, help with insomnia and allergies, improve brain function, aid in weight loss, lower blood pressure, and strengthen your immune system. It would also be helpful if it was easy to find, there were high quantities, and it didn’t have side effects. The great news is that these foods are as close as your local supermarket. Yes, it is as simple as eating good super foods and not supplements or medicine or some over-hyped fitness craze.
All of the benefits listed above can easily be achieved by eating fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and other delectable edibles from nature. The dietary effects of increasing your intake of these natural raw foods and reducing processed foods are astonishing. The changes can be seen and felt rapidly and continue for a lifetime. There are certain foods that go above and beyond when helping your body heal, grow, and be its best. They are known as super foods. A definitive list of super foods can be debated, but there is no doubt that the foods shared in upcoming articles will be healthy and life improving for anyone.
We will cover at least one super food each month. The coverage will include the health benefits and potential options for using it. The basic nutritional information will be obtained from Nutrition Data, which has a goal to provide the most accurate and comprehensive nutrition analysis. In addition to the basic food label information, they have a Nutritional Target Map, Caloric Ratio Pyramid, Nutrient Completeness score, Protein Amino Acid score, a complete breakdown of the energy and weight of what makes up the thousands of food items, as well as a host of personal tools and professional advice that you can take advantage of. The recipes and ways to use the super foods will be obtained from a number of sources including personal favorites.
The nutrition data completeness score is between 0 and 100. It’s a relative indicator of how complete the food is in respect to protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and fat. The amino acid score is an indicator of the protein quality of the food. The quality is in terms of the underlying essential amino acids and how complete the nine essential amino acids are within the food. A score of 100 (or sometimes more) indicates optimal distribution of amino acids according to the Institute of Medicine.
You can look forward to the first super food article in a few weeks. Here’s a hint: it’s a versatile green fruit (although some people think it’s a vegetable) that is plentiful in Florida. If you or anyone you know would like to keep up with super foods and how they can benefit your body, just subscribe to these articles.