There always seems to be some sort of new prescription pill that claims to work wonders in promoting health and wellness. You’ve most likely seen the commercials or advertisements where a large company is making some unrealistic claim to better health. The truth is that the best health can come from natural things, and not some compound that was created by scientists in a laboratory.
You can find powerful inhibitors of good health in your very own refrigerator or at your local grocery store. Instead of filling your diet with all sorts of supplements, you can get plenty of nutrients the good ol’ fashioned way; through the fresh foods we eat. Check out these superfoods that may be better for you than some supplements:
Even if you’re not a big fan of seafood, salmon is a great source of nutrients that you may be able to enjoy. Unlike its more fishy tasting counterparts, salmon can have a mild taste that many people enjoy. More importantly, salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health. Salmon is incredibly versatile and there are many recipes online that cater to the fish lovers and the not-so-fish lovers.
These powerful seeds seem to be all the rage as of late. Once known for creating the notorious Chia pets of the 80s and 90s, chia seeds have found their way into the healthy eating arena – and for good reason! One tablespoon of chia contains five whole grams of fiber. These powerful seeds also contain chlorogenic acid, which is an anti-oxidant that may help to normalize blood sugar levels.
When we think of healthy berries, we immediately think of blueberries. While blueberries are packed with nutrients, a cup of raspberries has two times the amount of fiber that one cup of blueberries has. They also have an anti-oxidant capacity that is greater than many other anti-oxidant rich foods. Raspberries make a great on-the-go snack or work well in a smoothie.
Popeye was right! Spinach has 18 different vitamins and minerals in it. From iron to vitamin A, spinach packs a healthy punch of nutrients that promote muscle growth and overall health. Spinach is a versatile vegetable; you can throw it in smoothies without even tasting it. You can cook it in savory dishes. There are few places where spinach doesn’t have a place.
Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.
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