Power Foods - Why we need them
They say that these super foods are food that we can eat to help us decrease are chances of getting heart diseases related problems, different kinds of cancers, and other cholesterol problems. There are several different types of super foods that can be categorized. Antioxidants help prevent oxidative damage that can be done to our bodies. Blueberries are a type of power food considered to be an antioxidant. Antioxidants help lower your risk of getting heart related diseases and cancers. Because blueberries are filled with antioxidants, they are extremely healthy to eat and are a top super food choice. They taste good, and help prevent diseases, so why not have some blueberries to snack on? Omega-3s are another type of super food that can help aid in preventing heart disease, arthritis, and memory loss. You can find Omega-3s mostly in cold water fish such as salmon and sardines, as well as in walnuts. Omega-3s contain a high amount of monounsaturated fats that help lower your cholesterol, making these types of super foods a great choice to eat. You can find soy in tofu or in soy milk as another type of super food. Soy can help aid in the prevention of breast cancer, and can lower your cholesterol if it is very high. Everyone needs at least some form of fiber in their diet, but most people do not get the recommended amount. Fiber can help you in maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels in the body. Whole grains, rice, and beans are all sources of super foods that contain enough fiber for you to enjoy, as well as stay healthy. We have all seen the got milk advertisements that promote if you drink milk, your bones will become strong. This is why calcium is a super food, because it prevents osteoporosis by keeping your bones strong. Many people think that eating chocolate will make you get fat, and really is not a very healthy food to eat. However, dark chocolate has several antioxidants, just like blueberries have, and these antioxidants can help you lower your blood pressure. The darker the chocolate is, the higher its antioxidants are. As you can see many of these super foods that are good for you are actually tasty foods that you don't have to force yourself to eat. Some other super foods to mention include tomatoes (containing vitamin a and c),oranges, green tea, yogurt, and turkey. Like I said earlier, these are all foods that most people can enjoy and if you are going to stay healthy by eating these super foods, I say we eat them everyday.