What Are Superfoods
Superfoods –are those amazing natural foods that are nutrient dense, rich in antioxidants, strong detoxicants and amazing pH balancers in your body.
In fact , they are not wrongly claimed to be the key to immortality (or at least a long life).
When people ask me what superfoods are my simple answer is always the following.
For all practical purposes one should understand that Superfoods or Miracle foods as they are sometimes called are foods that contain extremely dense concentration of vital nutrients in them.
These vital nutrients include among others phyto – detoxicants, minerals, vitamins, good fats and antioxidants.
These are called miracle foods too because they prevent many serious diseases, reduce effects of diseases, help lose weight, and keep your body healthy.
Why Superfoods Are Good For You
Super foods are found to be super healthy. They have so many benefits so as to enhance your health that you would wonder why you have not started having them earlier.
If you thought I am telling something new, wait, superfoods are not something new or revolutionary.
They have been around for a very long time, we have had them in many different forms, what makes them special these days are the researches done on them and the facts proven.
Super foods are known to have the following advantages
- Boost the immune system
- Lower inflammation and cholesterol
- Reduce the risk of cancer
- Great for the hearts
- Strengthens joints and memory
Let us consider one by one.
Immune System and Superfoods
Most super foods have all the major antioxidant vitamins required to boost your immune system namely beta carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
They also have minerals like magnesium and selenium that is required to boost your immune system and make you strong enough to fight against diseases and infections.
Researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acids present in many superfoods lower the risk of heart disease, help arthritis and can possibly help with memory loss as well as prevention of Alzheimer’s.
Antioxidants and phytonutrients found in superfoods help combat stress and anxiety. These antioxidants can also help improve your overall response to stress and stress-related symptoms.
Oxygen Circulation and Chlorophyll Detoxifiers In Superfoods
You know blood circulation is very important for human beings. Blood circulates oxygen, nutrients and minerals to different organs within your body, hence improves your body functions.
Poor blood circulation may lead to various health problems and hence it is necessary to take right care for your circulation system.
The best thing you can do to improve your circulation system is by adding the right superfood to your diet.
Superfoods have the property of boosting circulation in your body like none other.
How Do Superfoods Boost Blood Circulation
Superfoods do the following
- Improve supply of nutrients to increase the vitamins and minerals in blood
- Improve oxygen affinity of blood
- Detoxifies blood and keeps it pure
- Helps in healing wounds superfast
- Regulates body pH levels and thereby the temperature of your body.
Chlorophyll detoxifiers present in many superfoods such as spirulina powder, moringa leaf powder and wheatgrass powder and so on help your body in more than one way.
Chlorophyll the green pigment present in superfoods such as wheatgrass powder that helps in photosynthesis in plants and helps them to make their food is linked to inducing natural cancer prevention properties to human body.
It helps in preventing carcinogens affecting your body and also protects DNA damage caused by different environmental or microbial causes.
Lower Inflammation and Cholesterol
Superfoods such as sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds have the right balance of Omega 3 fatty acid and GLA, this helps in lowering triglyceride levels in blood and keeping your body healthy.
The healthy fats and medium chain triglycerides can help in prevention of inflammation in the blood vessels, which will improve blood flow throughout the body.
GLA (Gamma Linolienic Acid) is an important fatty acid substance that is found to act against inflammation.
GLA present in many superfoods such as Hemp seeds is helpful in getting relief from many diseases including
- rheumatoid arthritis
- Some cancers especially breast cancer.
Superfoods Reduce The Risk Of Cancer
Superfoods are also nutrient-rich and help in the cell growth as well as cell regeneration. This property makes it important to be chosen as a food to fight against cancerous cells.
How Superfoods Mitigate Cancer
Plants contain a variety of phytochemicals which are biologically active compounds. There are around 100,000 known phytochemicals and compounds that are identified in plants that produce the different tastes, colours and flavours in different parts of plants.
These phytochemicals act as antioxidants and prevent oxidative damage to cells, proteins and even the DNA.
Superfoods contain nutrients such as carotenoids (including beta-carotene and lycopene), folate, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, quercetin, pyridoxine, and selenium in abundance.
These nutrients are closely associated in fighting cancer and carcinogens by large.
Superfoods are Great For The Heart
Superfoods play a vital role in protecting and strengthening your heart. They basically do this by
- Reducing triglycerides in the body
- Protecting arteries damage
- Inhiting clotting of bood
- Increasing balance in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
- Boosting your metabolism
Superfoods Strengthen Joints and Memory
Joint pains are becoming more common these days – blame the sedentary life style and the growing calcium deficiencies. Some reasons for join pain as
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Injuries; sprains, soft tissue trauma
How Superfoods Help Reduce Joint Pains
- Omega -3 fatty acids present in superfoods such as flax seeds and chia seeds help reduce inflammation and soothens joints, giving them more flexibility.
- Vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals abundantly present in superfoods reduce inflammation in joins and thereby reduce join pain.
Superfoods and Memory
Many superfoods that contain chlorophyll and antioxidants in them are found to protect the brain against Alzheimer’s – a condition that is being observed generally as a person ages.
Superfoods have been among us all the time we grew up and is still around us, it is you who needs to identify them and consume them rightly so that you can benefit from them optimally.
At SIM Organics we deal with 10 superfoods which are certified and are available easily.
They are Green Powders and seeds namely
SIM Organics Spirulina Powder
SIM Organics Moringa Leaf Powder
SIM Organics Wheatgrass Powder
SIM Organics Mushroom Powder
SIM Organics Chlorella Powder