Super-foods Can Help With Weight Loss

berries-best-healthiest-food-on-earthSuper-foods are nutritional powerhouses. They help build bones, improve eyesight, keep our minds sharp as a tack and they prevent chronic diseases.

But their contributions don’t stop there. Many super-foods can also help you lose weight and stay slim.

Here’s a list of some of the more commonly found and enjoyed super-foods that will also help you tackle your weight loss issues. (This is just a short list…there are so many more)! [Read more…]

Anti-inflammatory Super-Foods

superfoods3We hear the word inflammation tossed around a lot these days. But what exactly is inflammation and why should we be concerned?

Inflammation is a process through which the body’s white blood cells and chemicals work at protecting us from foreign substances such as viruses and bacteria as well as infections. The chemicals from the white blood cells increases the blood flow to the injured area or area of infection resulting in slight warmth and redness as well as swelling in the tissues.

These increased cells within the injured area…like an injured joint, irritate the area causing swelling of the joint lining and eventually wearing out the cartilage that protects the bones.

In autoimmune diseases, like arthritis, the immune system will trigger an inflammatory response even though there are no foreign substances to fight. The results are that the immune system normally used to protect us actually causes damage to its own tissues. [Read more…]

Health Benefits of Flax Seed and Chia Seed; Ancient Super Foods

super seedsMeet your two next best friends…two little seeds – chia and flax; ‘Ancient Super Foods of The Future’.  If you replaced 50% of the processed or refined foods that you are now eating with these two types of foods, you would experience unbelievable good health, energy and easy and effortless weight loss.

Some people call flax seeds the new wonder food and consider it the most powerful food on the planet.  Studies show that flax seed helps to fight everything from heart disease to diabetes to breast cancer.

This tiny little seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads for your body. Even though you can’t technically call it a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains. But that’s where the difference ends. [Read more…]