1 – You Really Are What You Eat

Recent dietary research has uncovered 14 different
nutrient-dense foods that time and again promote good overall
health. Coined “superfoods,” they tend to have fewer
calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many
disease-fighting antioxidants.

Beans (legumes), berries (especially blueberries), broccoli,
green tea, nuts (especially walnuts), oranges, pumpkin,
salmon. soy, spinach, tomatoes, turkey, whole grains and
oats, and yogurt can all help stop and even reverse diseases
such as hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and some forms
of cancer. And where one might have an effect on a certain
part of the body, it canalso affect the health of other body
functions and performance, since the whole body is connected.
With these 14 foods as the base of a balanced, solid diet,
weight loss gimmicks and other fly-by-night programs can

become a thing of the past in your life.
Conversely, the ill-effects of an unbalanced diet are several
and varied. Low energy levels, mood swings, tired all the
time, weight change, uncomfortable with body are just a few
signs that your diet is unbalanced. An unbalanced diet can
cause problems with maintenance of body tissues, growth and
development, brain and nervous system function, as well as

problems with bone and muscle systems.
Symptoms of malnutrition include lack of energy,
irritability, a weakened immune system leading to frequent
colds or allergies, and mineral depletion that can trigger a
variety of health concerns including anemia.
And since the body is connected, realizing that an unhealthy
body will result in an unhealthy spirit only makes sense.
When we nourish our body with these superfoods and complement
them with other nutrient-dense and healthy fresh foods, our

spirit will be vitalized and healthy as a direct result.
Many modern diets based on prepackaged convenience foods are
sorely lacking in many vitamins and minerals, which can
affect our mental capacities as well, and cause irritability,
confusion, and the feeling of ‘being in a fog’ all the time.
Superfoods can be the basis of a sound, healthy, nutritious
solution to curing many of these ailments and more.