Sat 23 Jun 2012
HEALTH FOOD – It conjures up an instant image of distraught looking limp leaves of green, broth and stew, but there are certain super foods that have enough zing to make it to your ‘favorite foods’ list and if consumed regularly we can forget about the unpaid premium of our medical insurance. We can also bid adieu to the stifling regimen of popping antibiotics and then being plagued by a host of side effects ranging from mood swings to dizziness. Super foods are to the rescue and how! They can simplistically be defined as the super men of the medication unit and with their healing properties they instantaneously get down to internal repair. Be it coronary heart diseases, cancer, cholesterol or hypertension. Their magic particles have the cure to it all. And our local grocer will happily give it to us over the counter.
The luscious blueberries are packed with more goodness than any of us could have ever fathomed. They are packed with plenty of anti-oxidants and Vitamin C that can protect us against inflammation, the root cause of most of the lifestyle diseases haunting us. Dark chocolates, yet another super food that can lower blood pressure and infuse us with its anti-oxidants and more importantly elevate our mood courtesy the endorphins released in the process. Green Tea is another magic potion that recent research has confirmed can lower blood pressure and also inhibits the growth of cancer cells. It is time we make the switch from fizzy drinks and opt for the more serene green tea that apart from strengthening our system soothes and calms our frenzied nerves.
Dairy products are power packed with calcium C, the mantra for the healthy bones and keeping osteoporosis at bay. Research has proven that it also plays a key role in weight loss and manages to do as much for your shape as it does for your bones. Perhaps the most touted super food, soy is the one that makes it to your improvised meal. Its fiber content lowers cholesterol and has properties that minimize the risk of contracting breast cancer. Hearty, wholesome and organic is the tune to a healthy, mind and body.