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Today’s guest post comes to us from Author of “Yummy Healthy Tummy“, Keira S. Campbell. She is going to share with us about eating healthy with the superfoods!
Five Amazing Superfoods
Superfoods belong to a special class of foods that are known for their nutrient-dense properties. The “superfood” label may be a marketing term, but many dieticians and nutritionists swear by food stuff labeled as superfood and what they can do for the body.
Boost your family’s immunity by serving up platefuls of these five amazing superfoods.
Soy and soy products are rich in phytoestrogens. Thus, they mimic the action of the hormone, estrogen, in a woman’s body. They also help relieve menopause and PMS symptoms. This protein-rich superfood has been linked to the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. Women are particularly encouraged to incorporate soy in their diet.
Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. You can crush it and apply it on cuts, pimples, and minor skin irritations. Its anticoagulant nature makes it an excellent superfood to fight off cardiovascular diseases. Sulfur-rich and flavorful, garlic has been linked for many years to the treatment of stroke, immune system disorders, arthritis, cataract formation, atherosclerosis, and cancer.
There’s truth to the saying that eating this crunchy fruit daily keeps the doctor away. Low in calories and rich in antioxidants, fiber, phytonutrients, and polyphenols (the Fuji apple has the highest polyphenol content among the different apple varieties), an apple keeps the heart healthy, helps to prevent type II diabetes, and improves the functioning of the lungs.
One good reason to regularly serve broccoli in family meals is its anti-cancer properties. A Johns Hopkins University researcher discovered a compound that’s present in broccoli that prevented tumor development. If that’s not a good excuse yet to eat broccoli, then try these: it boosts the immune system, keeps the cardiovascular system and skeletal system healthy, and prevents birth defects and cataracts.
This wonderfully creamy fruit is known for its belly-fat-fighting ability. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, folate, potassium, and antioxidants. It acts as a natural “age eraser” because it maintains a healthy cellular environment—warding off wrinkles and fine age lines. Raw avocado flesh also helps to quickly heal burns and scars.
Kiera S. Campbell is the author of “Yummy Healthy Tummy: The Secrets of Raising Healthy Kids Every Parent Needs to Know!” To read more about raising healthy kids and preparing nutritious meals for them, visit Kids Food Secrets To check out Kiera S. Campbell’s book, go to Yummy Healthy Tummy!