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Why Super foods?

Did you know that many illnesses, like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes can be attributed to poor eating habits? According to the National Institute for Health, “researchers [have] found that eating too much or too little of certain foods and nutrients can raise the risk of dying [from these diseases].” When your body is not getting the nutrients it needs – and getting a lot of stuff it does not need – your health can be severely affected. Many illnesses can be completely avoided by adding foods to your diet that ounce-per-ounce offer a lot more of the essential elements your body needs to thrive. Yogi Super Foods’ founder Marco Barbi is not alone in believing true nutrition will not only prevent illness but also solve many of the health complaints you may already have.

A healthy diet should be high in vegetables, whole grains, fruit, and lean protein sources. In other words, foods high in nutrients and low in harmful ingredients that your body shouldn’t have a lot of like sodium, added sugars, and saturated and trans fats. Superfoods offer all the benefits that come from normal fruits, vegetables, and grains with an added punch because they are nutrient-dense. Acai berries, for example, are an excellent source of trace minerals and vitamin A, and they are loaded with antioxidants. Spirulina has important minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and, iron, as well as B vitamins, and is an excellent plant-based source of protein. Quinoa is a good source of minerals and vitamins, like manganese, phosphorus, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, and zinc. It’s also high in fiber and provides all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source. These are just a few examples that illustrate why some foods are considered superfoods.

As Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

By Keri Peyton

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