Three Super Foods
We have many super healthy foods that we should eat every day. They help us maintain our health and prevent some health problems. These are only three of them. Nutrition is a powerful aid in our fight against iron deficiency, anemia, and obesity among many other unhealthy conditions. Being cautious about the foods we eat is one of the things we can do to continue to have a healthy body and mind. The right foods will prevent some disease and will lessen the symptoms of others. In fact, if we knew enough about nutrition we might be able to prevent and cure many of the diseases that plague us.
There is healing potential in the foods we eat. Healing food plays a bigger part in our health and well being than many of us imagine. No food alone can counteract the hazards posed by risky behavior, but these super foods and an alternative lifestyle does have positive benefits. It’s isn’t always what you eat that counts but what you don’t eat. A good example is alfalfa sprouts. How many of you eat Alfalfa sprouts, probably not very many. Alfalfa sprouts rate as one of the super foods foods because they have practically no calories, no fat and no sodium.
The best sprouts are 2 to 3 1/2 inches in length and have no liquid at the bottom of the container. Transfer them from store packaging into a container. Sprouts keep for about a week in the refrigerator. They taste best when eaten raw, on sandwiches and in garnishes. If you don’t care for sprouts raw, you can chop them up and mix them in bread dough or add to soups and stews after the cooking is finished. If you would like to grow your own all you need to get started is a bean sprouter and you’ll soon be gardening in your own kitchen.
If you are looking for a way to absorb more iron from food, take your pick from the following choices to help you get the most from iron. They all contain the minimum amount of vitamin C needed to maximize iron absorption.
1 cup collard greens
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup kale
1 cup orange juice
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup broccoli
1cup brussels sprouts
1 cup papaya chunks
Oranges are super low in sodium and fat, and a great way to get your vitamin C. They are loved by almost everyone. Frozen is just as good as fresh. The best way to choose good oranges is simply to hold them in your hands. They should feel heavy to the size, which means there’s plenty of juice inside. Navels are great for seedless eating. Temples and Valencias are best for juicing. Seville’s are bitter and do well for a salt free zip to marinades, desserts and beverages.
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