The Falcon | Volume 83, Issue 52
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Maintaining healthy diet not as tricky as many assume it is By ANNA REEDER
By ANNA REEDER, Staff Reporter
Published: March 6, 2013
There have been many new fads introduced recently for health benefits, weight loss and overall glowing beauty.
One that embodies them all is “superfoods.”
Superfoods are foods that have been known to increase health and help support weight loss while helping your skin glow.
They are common foods that have been researched and been found to increase an overall well-being.
When choosing the superfoods that are not only accessible to you and your wallet, find the ones that personally benefit you, and create your own top superfoods list.
Health and beauty are achieved from a sense of balance and the importance of caring about your body. Taking the extra step to put the best foods, no matter how super, into your system will help keep you beautiful and functioning healthily.
Blueberries – One of the top superfoods, it is not only a great antioxidant, but it helps to increase the longevity of the brain’s memory function.
Spinach – Rich in Vitamin K,which supports heart and bone function, it also plays a key role in enriching healthy hair and nail growth.
Dark chocolate – One of the superfoods that not only is good for your soul, but also is now found to help your blood and heart function more effectively.
Finding chocolate with a lot of cacao, the root of chocolate, is the best way to reach the optimum amount of benefits from this yummy treat.
Pumpkin – It contains beta-carotene and potassium, which are known to boost eye, bone, skin and heart health.
Salmon – An omega-3-rich superfood that can help prevent Alzheimer’s.
Nutritionist Nicholas Perricone (recommended by Oprah) includes on his list of top superfoods: acai, barley, beans, lentils, buckwheat, peppers, nuts, seeds, sprouts and kefir.
According to him, they help regulate a healthy metabolism, prevent inflammation and support the digestive system, just to start.