Know Your Super Foods

KNOW YOUR SUPER FOODS

At Artifact, we promote living well, and part of that is educating people on basic nutritional and physical advice. Super foods are no exception. They’re called “super” because they have a high level of nutritional value in them. Doctors encourage adding these to an otherwise healthy diet, as they’ve been known to promote longer and healthier living. The term “super food” has been circulated a lot in mainstream media, and it’s important to hash out the foods that really are “super.”

Major Super Foods:

Blueberries
Broccoli
Soy
Spinach
Tea (black or green)
Pumpkin
Salmon
Oranges
Tomatoes
Yogurt

Try including these in your diet, and you will notice the effects over time. Antioxidants and vitamins and minerals work with your body to increase your immunity and strengthen your joints, muscles and heart. Try experimenting with them in your cooking: blueberry oat muffins, green tea with honey, grilled salmon… mmm!

Don’t settle for processed foods and drinks that claim to be “super food.” They may contain some of the key super ingredients listed, but they also contain extra sugars and carbohydrates to help them taste better. Stick to natural super foods, and in time you’re body will thank you for it.

The Encyclopedia to Nutrition

http://www.nutristrategy.com/

I visited this site at work, and it has been my grail to understanding healthy habits in life, diet, fitness, and overall wellbeing. I strong recommend it to anyone interested in taking control of their health, like a bull by the horns!

Sections include (but are not limited to):

Calories Burned during Exercise

Low Calorie Cooking

Weight Training Exercises

Costs of Obesity

Full of detail, this site will illuminate your understanding of personal health.

Simple Steps in Improving Your Health

I stumbled upon these suggestions a while back, and saved them on my computer. Over time, I looked back at it, and reminded myself of things I should eat and things I should not. Just thought I’d pass on the good word, because it’s helped me stay healthy.

Nutrition advice

Potassium – 5 grams daily – raisens, bananas

Magnesium – 300-400 milligrams – greens, nuts, seeds

Calcium – 1000-1200 milligrams – orange juice

 

stocking up on fiber-rich foods like cereals, brown rice, cranberry juice, ginger, dandelion

 lower bread intake alltogether – replace with whole grains

 

Stay away from salt – lower your intake

no hot dogs, salted nuts, soy sauce, ketchup, cheese, deli meats

 

stay away from sugar – sweetened cereals, cakes, cookies… anything with high-fructose corn syrup

 

eat a minimum of 1200 calories a day

include lean protein – turkey, pork

 

be active

 

drink 8 – 10 glasses of water a day

 

try to eat smaller meals everyday

 

buy fresh produce – replace snacks with it

 

cut out the bagel and coffee routine, it’s better to eat breakfast from home

 

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Strong personal health comes from simple steps like these, grown into your habits over a lifetime. While consistency may be difficult, they will surely keep you feeling better whenever you follow them.

 

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