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Superfood in your diet

Broccoli, spinach, berries, green tea, avocado, bone broth, fermented vegetables, coconut, macadamia nuts – the integration of these delicacies in the daily diet helps you lose excess pounds, optimizes metabolism and leads the body essential nutrients. So you will be better prepared for many diseases. Today, you can learn more about it.Superfood

The basic rule in a healthy diet is:

  • Eating whole, unprocessed and nutritious foods instead of processed foods.
  • The omission of cereals and sugar (especially fructose) – what happens more or less of course when removing processed foods from the diet.

That’s the right way to normalize your weight and improve your health.

Lucy Danziger, chief editor of the “Self-Magazine”, describes in her new book “The Drop 10 Diet”, the impact of so-called “superfoods” to your body weight. Here are some interesting passages from her book:

  • „Give your body the right nutrients, rather than to feed him with “empty” calories, you can lose unwanted pounds quickly. This is one of the most important ingredients for a long, healthy life. And whether you believe it or not, many people who are overweight, are actually in many areas “malnourished”.
  • “At the end of the day, you should consider whether you have invested in your diet as much as in your closet or in your car? Then you are on the right track to be a hundred years old.”

The “super” food.

After the featured article, the term “Superfood” was coined in 2004 by Dr. Steven Pratt, author of “SuperFoods”.

  • Salmon from the wild
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Berries and
  • Green Tea.

Black sheep under “Superfood”.

While I agree with the vast majority of the selection of Dr. Steven Pratt, you should still not ignore, because these more negative than positive effects point to human health following table.


The weak point of the beans is that they have a relatively high content of carbohydrates and lectins. Lectins are not tolerated by many people. If you plan to use beans, they must be soaked for 24 hours or longer and with frequently change the water.

Low-fat yogurt.

Not only is the ideology on low-fat diets is totally false. Low-fat yogurt is pasteurized and usually contains additional fructose. For these reasons, low-fat yogurt of healthy food disappears from my list. In order to obtain the benefits of natural yogurt, opt for homemade fermented yogurt, really made from raw milk or full-fat organic milk , but can not handle a product of so-called low-fat or skim milk.


Countless studies have been published about soy, all come to the same result: The risks of consuming fermented soy products far exceed the potential benefits. Furthermore, genetically modified soya causes additional health hazards. The only type of soybean, which is recommended, is fermented from traditional soy.

Dried fruits.

While fresh, whole fruits constitutes excellent sources of nutrients and antioxidants (if they are consumed in moderation), they have all a very high fructose – dried fruit even more. If you are among the minority of people who do not have to fight with the insulin resistance, then small amounts of dried fruits are probably fine for you. But if you:

  • A type 2 diabetes have
  • Pre-diabetics
  • Overweight are
  • Hypertensive crisis
  • Or symptoms of other heart disease

then you should avoid dried fruits until your weight and your insulin levels are normalized.

Avocado and green tea: often overlooked “Superfoods”.


Avocado, the Pratt-list can not be stressed with its status as a “Superfood” enough.

  • Avocados are rich in potassium – their potassium content is twice as high as that of a banana
  • You are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, which can be easily converted into energy. This makes it an excellent replacement for grain carbohydrates and other sugar sources.

Remember, though, in avoiding carbohydrates you need to replace the calories with healthy fat, which is a much better source of energy for your body and your brain than the carbohydrates.

Green Tea.

According to a new study the regular drinking of green tea could reduce the risk for all cancers of the digestive system.

  • The study includes approximately 75,000 middle-aged women.
  • The mean follow-up was 11 years.
  • The cancers that were most in decline by the consumption of green tea, where stomach/esophageal and colon cancer.
  • There was a risk reduction of 17% of these cancers observed when drinking green tea at least 3 times a week over a period of six months.
  • Women with higher tea consumption (two to three cups per day) had an even higher risk reduction, namely 21%.
  • Those volunteers who has consumed over a period of at least 20 years of green tea, reduced their risk of cancer by 27%.
  • Women who had smoked or drank alcohol were excluded from the study.

In previous studies, an active ingredient epigallocatechin-3-gallate in green tea has been found called (EGCG), which was able to kill cancer cells , while healthy cells were unharmed. This has been demonstrated in samples of skin, lymphatic and prostate tissue from humans and mice.

Previous studies have also shown that the green tea ingredient EGCG may also alleviate the following diseases:

  • Dementia
  • High blood fat levels
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cerebral thrombosis
  • Increased blood glucose levels
  • Obesity
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis.

More “Superfood” for healthy eating.

Four other “superfoods” are not on the list Part, of which can benefit the most people:

Coconut oil.

50% of the fat content in coconut oil made from the rare naturally occurring lauric acid. This converts into your body in monolaurin, which has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Coconut oil consists of about two thirds of what are called MCFA (fatty acids), that produce a wide range of health benefits, including the stimulation of the metabolism.

MCFA also be immediately converted into energy – like avocados also, coconut oil is an ideal replacement for unhealthy carbohydrates from grains.

Bone broth.

The boiling of bones over a low heat for a whole day produces a very nutritious food.

You can use this broth for soups and stews, or just drink.

The “skin” that forms on the top, is the most healthy part. It contains valuable nutrients such as sulfur , along with healthy fats, so you should pay attention to these to eat.

Fermented vegetables.

Almost every person in this day and age has a damaged intestinal flora , unless you belong to the minority that strict ecological feeds on organic whole foods and avoiding antibiotics.

Fermented vegetables are among the tastiest fermented foods, bring the bowel a sufficient dose of beneficial bacteria, such as probiotics.

Probiotics are known because of their critical importance for optimal physical and mental health.

In addition, fermented foods are very potent “detoxifier”, as a “detoxifier” are capable of a wide range of toxins and heavy metals, including some pesticides to neutralize.

Macadamia Nuts.

Macadamia nuts are a powerhouse with a variety of nutrients, including large amounts of vitamin B1, magnesium, manganese and, to name just a healthy, monounsaturated fat some. I hope this post can help for some among our readers encourage them with these same delicious and healthy foods to develop new culinary ideas. There can your health as the health of your family’s only benefit. The above tips you might combine with others about which we have already written on our blog.