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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, berries, (especially blueberries), broccoli, green tea, nuts (especially walnuts), oranges, pumpkin, Salmon. soy, spinach, tomatoes, turkey, whole grains and oats.
Yogurt can 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 can also 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,
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.

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10 Whole Foods You Should Eat And Why

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Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease
High In Phytonutrients & Antioxidants
Excellent Sources Of Vitamins, Minerals And Fiber
Low In Calories

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Mushrooms
Loaded with nutrients and low in calories.
Meaty and filling can substitute for a main dish and cut 400 calories from a meal.
Great source of B vitamins, selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, copper, and vitamin D.

Apples
Contain soluble fiber to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
Vitamin C to help the body form connective tissue and keep the capillaries and blood vessels healthy.

Blueberries
Packed with phytonutrients to prevent heart disease, some cancers and diabetes.
Promote healthy aging and improve short-term memory.
Excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.

Salmon
Packed with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Helps to prevent sudden cardiac death and lowers triglyceride levels.
Quality protein that is low in cholesterol and saturated fat.

Sweet Potato
High in antioxidant beta carotene that slows the aging process and can reduce the risk of some specific cancers.
Fat-free and relatively low in calories.

Broccoli
Excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A and fiber.
Low in calories.

Cashews
Good for heart health.
Contain healthy monounsaturated fats that reduce triglyceride levels.
Copper for skin and hair health.
Magnesium for flexibility of bones and joints.
High in disease preventing antioxidants.
Protect from macular degeneration.

Lemons
One lemon has 100% of daily vitamin C requirements that increases “good” HDL cholesterol and helps to strengthen bones.
Flavonoids that inhibit growth of cancer cells and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Spinach
Rich in vitamins A, C and Folate.
Boosts immunity.
Great source of magnesium.
Provides beta carotene and lutein linked to anti-aging and prevention of vision related diseases.

Red Beans
Fantastic source of iron, potassium and phosphorus.
Great source of low fat protein and fiber.

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