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Top 5 Super Foods and Their Utility

 January 13, 2015  /  Comments Off on Top 5 Super Foods and Their Utility

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This article discusses some of the main foods that must be included in the diet of one and all, on account of health the promoting effects. Current research indicates that these foods increase longevity and decrease the occurrence of diseases.

Top 5 Super Foods and Their Utility

  1. Salmon:
  2. Although nutritionists and young people think that fat foods must be avoided at all costs, this particular food or rather super foods is rich in fat and yet one must indulge in it as salmon poses the ultimate solution for cardiovascular risks. It is low in carbohydrates and extremely rich in ‘healthy fats’ such as omega-3-fatty acid and omega-6-fatty acids, both of lower the LDL levels of the blood and thus reduces the risk for thrombosis, stroke as well as cardiovascular diseases. Also it helps in the brain development of infants and should be included in the diet of pregnant women.

  1. Blueberries:
  2. This ‘super fruit’ is dynamite in a bunch! It is packed with never-ending list of powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals as well as growth-promoting factors. Such a combination is not easily seen in any other fruit or food for that matter. All these constituents are essential for stimulating body metabolism and improving thyroid function. It also lowers pressure and basically shoves the body on the road to good health and fitness. Moreover it is low in calories, so it is a filling yet healthy food portion for all those weight-watchers out there.

  1. Greek Yoghurt:
  2. Greek yoghurt is another food with extreme health benefits. Also for those looking for washboard abs and a flat tummy, including this food portion is a must. However it is not easily available in local markets as it has to be imported from other countries. Yet, it is tangy, tasty and the health benefits it provides are proven. Including it in regular diet may be a difficulty since it is a trice more expensive than normal yoghurt; still one can always consume it to provide immediate relief from acidity, indigestion and high blood pressure.

  1. Almonds:
  2. A couple of almonds must be consumed on a daily basis, especially in the morning. This is because almonds increase concentration, awareness and promotes brain functioning. They come packed with protein, fiber and important salts which not only keep the stomach filled for long periods of time but also boost energy levels in between meals. Almond-filled meals must always be portion-controlled since they contain a huge number of calories and may lead to incessant weight gain. Also they must never be consumed before going to sleep as they tend to disrupt sleep patterns.

  1. Kale:
  2. Kale has emerged as a recently discovered green, leafy vegetable that can consumed either raw or by incorporation in partially cooked salads. Although it is less available, it comes packed with numerous health benefits, owing to its composition. It is full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins as well as minerals. It is best eaten raw as it promotes roughage formation as well as bowel movement. Also it promotes skin rejuvenation and prevents early occurrence of pimples or wrinkles.

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  • Published: 3 years ago on January 13, 2015
  • Last Modified: January 16, 2015 @ 4:37 am
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