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What is a “Superfood”?
You may have heard the term before but don’t know exactly what this means. A “Super Food” is a nutrient dense food, typically built to the best bio-available capability and is normally organically grown without pesticides to reduce the intake of toxins into your body, some are also referred to as “Adaptogens”.
This trend has surfaced over the last few years due to the export of exotic foods around the world, now available to incorporate into diets aimed at maximum quality of life. We can include more of these kinds of foods into our daily lives to decrease our dependence on certain other foods that may not be the best for our health, such as refined sugars. You may already be consuming a sugar replacer, such as Stevia which originates from the South American jungles, like a lot of the super foods you can find on the market shelf.
We often think that eating 3 meals a day is what is best for health however what matters more is what TIME in the day you consume certain foods. Deciding what you eat and when, can really help to support your Adrenal glands as well as your Pancreas, which is responsible for specific cravings, your mood and your energy levels throughout the day. Sometimes our bodies become tired due to stress, lack of exercise, not getting enough sunshine or because of chronic health issues we are facing. Vitamin and mineral supplements as well as Superfoods (including adaptogens), can give some much needed support to your vital organs.
GET SOME SUNSHINE (or Vitamin D)
Feeling low on energy? Did you know that this area of the world has the most people who are deficient in Vitamin D, even though it is the sunniest place on Earth? We spend the majority of our time indoors being less exposed to the sun therefore not being able to get enough Vitamin D. This vitamin is crucial for immune system function, calcium absorption in the bones and overall energy levels. If you take supplemental Vitamin D capsules, remember, you can never really take too much!
Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It has many benefits, including improving overall health, increasing your fitness levels and reducing your risks of many chronic ailments such as heart disease. Exercising also helps to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance which in turn prevent fall-related fractures. Like muscle, bone is a living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. This is especially important to those who have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis or Osteo-arthritis. REMEMBER to exercise regularly!
This blog post is for educational purposes only. It is not a replacement for medical advice from a qualified doctor or health care professional.