Healthy Super Foods

Not all foods are created equal. Healthy super foods pack more of a punch than some of your other dietary options. Why not eat more of them?

Moringa

Have you ever heard of moringa? I first heard about this super food in Richard Sullivan's book, "Reclaim Your Youth: Growing Younger After 40", which I also tout on this website (under "Motivation", then "Best Books to Read").

Moringa leaves have:

7 times the vitamin C of oranges

4 times the vitamin A of carrots

4 times the calcium of milk

3 times the potassium of bananas

2 times the protein of yogurt

(From "Trees for Life International" website)

This healthy super food is helping malnourished people in the world. It grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, which also happen to be where most of the malnourished people live. It grows quickly, even in poor soil.

You can also grow it indoors if you live in cooler climates. You can buy moringa seeds online or try asking a health food store if they know where to find moringa seeds.

If you can't grow it yourself, you can buy the leaves in a capsule form. You can also buy moringa powder. When I first started looking for moringa powder in 2015 (when I first heard about it), it wasn't on many of the shelves of the health food stores in my area. Much to my delight, though, in 2016 and 2017, it did start to appear. An easy way to use moringa powder is to add it to your smoothies.

Quinoa

What is quinoa? Check out the book "Quinoa 365" by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming for a really good overview of this South American grain. Just reading the book made me want to get more of it into my diet.

Quinoa has all eight essential amino acids, is a good source of protein and is gluten-free, wheat-free and cholesterol-free.

Click here to look at "Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood" by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming on Amazon.

Other Healthy Super Foods

What other super foods can you name? There are lots of them. Some examples include:

blueberries

bananas

oats

spinach

kale

avocados

beans

lentils 

broccoli

carrots

And remember, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

There are also super foods that would fit under the "supplement" category a bit more:

flax seed

chia seed

wheat germ

oat bran

psyllium husks

hemp hearts

When it comes to filling your stomach, what choices do you have? There are lots of things you can put in there. Why not put more of these super foods in there? Call it a bit of a "super food" diet, if you will.

The beauty of some of these super foods is that they can be eaten raw and as is. No cooking, no nothing. Have a banana every day. Have an apple every day. Have some berries on your oats in the morning.

Oats, by the way, are a great way to start your day. What can people have for breakfast? Cereal, toast, muffins. What do these things all have in common? Well, don't they come from oats or something similar? Why not have oats and go straight to the source? Thet are high in fibre and, not to mention, dirt cheap compared to all the processed cereals out there.

Ever thought of putting some spinach in your smoothie? Or some kale? Try it, you might be surprised. It's tastier than you think.

I highly recommend you learn more about food and nutrition on your own. I think everybody should. Learn more about some of these super foods and what they can do for you.

Getting a "food" education will serve you well. It will make you want to eat healthier and take better care of yourself.

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