If you are at all into eating for better health, you know that not all foods are created equal. Even the advice to eat as many colorful fruits and vegetables as possible comes with the understanding that it’s the variety of produce and specific types that you eat that make a difference (leaf lettuce versus iceberg lettuce, for example.) Then, there’s those fruits and vegetables that are overachievers. These powerhouse produce picks have plenty of vitamins, plus beneficial antioxidants that can help you ward off cancer and disease, or fight health conditions from ailing eyesight to itchy skin.
They are known as super foods, and you may be familiar with some of the common ones: blueberries, garlic, tomatoes, etc. However, there are some super foods you haven’t heard about, and adding these to your healthy diet can help your body function better, help you keep your weight in check, and help fight off disease, wrinkles, and more. There appears to be no link with homeopathic hgh and cancer.
Seeds. There’s more to these little snackers than having them on a bun. The seeds are the often overlooked part of fruits and vegetables that can not only be eaten, but pack their own nutritional punch. Pumpkin, sunflower, flax and sesame seeds are all good choices, as they contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help you prevent health issues and boost your body’s ability to maintain and/or heal, an important thing to keep in mind if you are a regular exerciser. You may not have heard of Chia seeds, but these close relatives to flax seeds are known to protect the heart, and help regulate blood sugar, which is important for the prevention of type 2 diabetes and also for helping your body effectively use it’s own natural stores of Human Growth Hormone!
Jicama. It sounds exotic, but it’s at its heart just a root vegetable. A root vegetable that happens to have an amazing host of benefits for your body, from prebiotics to help fight colon cancer to the ability to reduce wrinkles and increase collagen.
Goji Berries. High up in the Himalayas lives a small berry with superpowers. Goji berries taste similar to a tart raisin, and have been said to have more vitamin C than many oranges and more beta-carotene than a carrot. (But can they leap tall buildings in a single bound?) Eating Goji’s may help fight diabetes, hypertension, malaria, fever, cancer and more.
Rhubarb. The fruit (nope, it’s a veggie!) that many believe pairs perfectly with strawberries in a pie also pairs perfectly with other super foods because of all the health benefits it offers. Ladies may be interested to learn that an extract contained within the rhubarb relieves hot flashes due to its similarities to estrogen (as if you needed a reason to eat pie.) It’s packed with Vitamin C and, better yet, potassium, which is necessary for optimal levels of HGH in the body.
Brussels Sprouts. Although kids claim these veggies are super yucky, not super foods, exactly the opposite is true. These little green gems contain compounds that fight cancer and help detoxify your body. They are also a good source of vitamin K and vitamin C, and can be prepared easily by sauteing with a little olive oil and sweet onions (which are themselves super foods!)
Adding more super powered fruits and vegetables to your diet can only be a good thing, for better health and more variety in your diet. The best part is, eating a diet packed with healthy and beneficial fruits and vegetables is great for optimal use of Human Growth Hormone in your body, too!