Friday, February 5, 2010
Guest Post: Spreading Out Super Foods throughout Your Day
We’ve all heard of their fantastic nutritional properties and how they’re great for our bodies even in small amounts; they’re not too difficult to procure and they taste great, unlike most of the foods that our moms insisted were good for us and made us swallow, like them or not; and they’re packed with all kinds of antioxidants that not only help stave disease
· Start your day with a warm cup of green tea. Not only do you reduce your caffeine intake when you forgo your regular cup of coffee, but you also gain all the benefits of this wonderful herb which includes keeping you young and decreasing your risk of cancer.
· For breakfast, eat a bowl of oatmeal with milk and no sugar, accompanied by a glass of fresh pomegranate juice. The oatmeal is a whole grain which has been proven to reduce the risk of cardiac diseases and cancer. Whole grains also help bring down your cholesterol levels, regulate blood glucose and reduce blood pressure. Pomegranate is a super food that is rich in antioxidants and reduces blood pressure and cholesterol.
· Your mid morning snack should include a few walnuts and a cup of fresh blueberries, both of which are high in antioxidants. Blueberries are good sources of manganese and Vitamin C while walnuts which are rich in Vitamin E are considered the ultimate brain food.
· For lunch, you could eat salmon on toast with tomato sauce, a salad made of dark green vegetables like kale and broccoli, followed by some yoghurt and a piece of chocolate for dessert. The meal is low on calories, yet filling and rich in nutrition with the salmon contributing protein and omega 3 fatty acids which are good for your heart, the tomato providing you with lycopene which prevents cancer and heart diseases, the vegetables are packed with Vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, the yoghurt aiding digesting and the chocolate soothing your mind and relaxing your mood.
· Another cup of green tea should help refresh you in the evening.
· And for dinner, you could finish off the day with a lean turkey sandwich, a glass of tomato juice, and some fresh oranges for dessert. The meal is rich in protein, antioxidants and Vitamin C.
You don’t have to spend the whole day eating super foods; rather, including them for one or two meals a day should be enough to keep you healthy and disease-free for a long time.
This article is written by Shannon Wills, who writes on the topic of Physical Therapist Assistant Schools. She welcomes your comments at her email id: email@example.com .
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