Eat superfoods. Before we get there, we’ve written about superfoods and what they are on previous posts, in detail. This time, we’re here to tell you all about their power, and how you too, can acquire powerful nutrients by making your meals super with this food.
Eat Superfoods: Truth And Myth
Here’s a quick definition of the term “superfood” (also, feel free to check out our other posts about this to know more). It’s a naturally-sourced food item with many nutrients, much more than “non-superfoods”, and are very low in calories.
That said, you can confidently be assured that superfoods are healthy. We thus recommend including them in your regular meal plans as often as possible. Or at least, more often than having junk and artificial food.
Just a disclaimer though, superfoods aren’t medicines. They’re also not cures to certain types of diseases. Although they have properties that help prevent illnesses. They can boost your immune system and other functions in your body but you cannot treat them as mystical cure-alls.
So, here’s what they can do. In the most realistic, practical, and straightforward way, they’re able to influence your body.
Eat Superfoods: Why Have Them?
1. Your body is constantly under attack from chemicals, toxins, etc.
Every day, you expose yourself to food that isn’t healthy. Such as junk food and fast food. Sugary drinks sweetened by artificial sweeteners are included here as well. But more than food and drink you ingest, you are almost always in the midst of badly polluted air, chemicals, and toxins. These are released into the atmosphere by machinery and factories, you name it.
What’s chilling about these factors is that they’re present in your daily life (and in everybody else’s), but you don’t seem to notice them anymore. The world accepts that these elements are a norm and there’s nothing much you can do about it but simply… let them be.
Be that as it may, you are not powerless against these negative body-crushers. You have the capacity to change your lifestyle, more specifically, your eating habits to protect yourself from within. Thus, here comes superfoods.
2. Stress is an instigator of illness.
Researches prove this to be true. The cause of a lot of diseases comes from stress. And the problem is that your body is constantly facing stress on a daily basis. It’s something you can’t evade completely.
But don’t despair. This is why superfoods are the rescuer you need. Instead of letting stress rid your body of nutrients so that it stops doing their work properly, superfood will do just the opposite. They’ll strengthen your body’s various systems and will keep functioning well round-the-clock.
3. Soil contamination and nutrient-depletion are as real as can get.
Finally, you must understand the reality of the world’s situation. Most of the Earth’s commercialized soil (a.k.a. Soil that produces food distributed to people) are very much depleted of nutrients. Hence, nutrient-depleted soil equals nutrient-depleted crops.
Hence, you’re actually getting much fewer vitamins and minerals from natural food than your great great grandparents were. And this, just like number two, is something inescapable. However, it’s not the end of the world. Bring in some superfoods into your diet, and you’ll be able to have the right amount of nutrients your body requires.