Monday, November 14, 2011

Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure - The Importance of Superfoods

It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new pill or medicine that will ‘instantly cure’ your sickness, disease or health issue. And while taking a pill to cure what ails you might seem convenient and simple, maybe it’s really time to sit down and take a good, long look at what you’re feeding your body, or as it might be, not feeding your body. Are you truly giving your body the nutrients it needs to take care of itself? Most of us find when we take a look at what we’ve been eating that the choices we’ve been making in the name of convenience, simplicity, or saving time have actually been detrimental to our overall health – body, mind and spirit.

Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheime...Image via WikipediaObviously we focus a lot on toxins here, and how to reduce them in our bodies and environment. Although there are many ways to do this, one of the most important is through our diet, as this is one of the main ways that toxins enter our body. And I'm not just talking about prescription drugs, or synthetic chemicals - many of the "foods" we consume on a daily basis can actually have a toxic effect upon our bodies, even though they aren't technically classified as poisonous (trans-fatty acids (aka trans fats) are a good example of this).

Our modern day diet largely consists of excessive consumption of starch, sugar, fried and fatty foods - all of which can have a very toxic effect within our bodily systems. As a result, diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and some cancers are becoming more and more common.

Cover of "Superfoods"Cover of SuperfoodsHealthy foods and good nutrition can not only help keep you fit, but treat disease as well. You may not even have to go to a health food store. You can purchase them right at your grocery store, or (as we recommend) make a trip to your local farmer’s market. And if you focus on basing a healthy, well-balanced diet on the 14 “Superfoods,” the detrimental effects of these diseases can be slowed, stopped or even reversed.

And when you nourish your body physically with these nutrient-dense foods, your mental capacities increase, and your spiritual wellness is enhanced as well. In addition, since your spiritual health is optimal, it will shine through to the outside, and people will notice you’re happy, calm, and that your stress levels have decreased dramatically.

I think this is so important that we are going to be bringing you a lot more information on this topic over the next few months. We will be sharing many articles on these super-foods and how they can nourish you, help keep you healthy, and help your body do what it was meant to do - cleanse itself of toxins and heal itself naturally.

So be sure to check back often for more ways to cut the junk out of your daily eating and replace it with members of the Superfoods group. Your body, mind and spirit will all be healthier as a direct result.
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