9 Superfoods for Super Health

David Arenson writes:

Imagine a food that contains high levels of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals that can add years to your life, reduce your risk of anything from heart disease and cancer to diabetes and arthritis, make you feel and look better, and has no side effects…

My philosophy is that nature intended all food to be “super!” It’s just that modern farming methods mean the stuff you find in your supermarket is far less than “super.” Wild foods – the wilder the better (the way nature intended them) – are true superfoods.

When we live according to nature, and listen to our bodies, health and vitality come as a natural consequence. Crucial elements of health like nutrition, clean flowing water, clean air, activity/exercise, sunlight, love and passion all work like alchemy to create an optimal homeostatic balance in the body system. With our busy, stressed lifestyles and polluted cities some of these factors have become impaired, hence heightening the importance of superfoods to stave off stress and the onset of chronic diseases.

I have chosen the most readily available superfood categories and the easiest to find, depending on seasonal factors.

I have targeted foods that lower blood sugar levels, which is an essential aspect in slowing the aging process and preventing chronic illnesses.” Get the rest here: 9 Superfoods for Super Health.

Superfood: Grapes

I love grapes! Now I have more reasons why…

Grapes are packed with hundreds of antioxidants, including vitamins C and K and beta-carotene, which help rid the body of pesky free radicals (byproducts of oxygen use) that cause cellular damage. Antioxidants act as free radical hunters to prevent and repair the damage to cells[4][5].
What’s more, grapes are a great source of phytonutrients, the most notable of which is resveratrol. Resveratrol has made big headlines in recent years for its potential cardiac benefits like lower levels of LDL cholesterol (high levels of which can lead to heart problems) and prevention of blood vessel damage. Plus, it may help inhibit cancer cell growth and possibly help treat cognitive impairment[6][7].

Think grapes are just good eats? Wrong! This fruit’s super power is not just through the belly — it’s good for the skin, too! Grape seed oil contains high amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (a fatty acid and antioxidant). Slathering on some grape seed oil can help skin fight off collagen- and elastin-destroying enzymes and could also inhibit damage caused by free radicals[8]. Isn’t the old saying, “A grape seed a day keeps the wrinkles away?” (Well, now it is.) via Superfood: Grapes | Greatist.com.

Go buy some grapes!!!

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