The human body needs a variety of foods to fulfill all its nutritional needs, so no one food is the key to health. Nonetheless, some foods are especially nutritionally dense, some of the especially nutritious foods are called superfoods. Incorporate these into your diet for a healthier lifestyle. Below are 3 superfoods and some facts about their strengths.

 

HEMP
High in digestible protein: Hemp contains all nine essential amino-acids making it a complete source of protein and an excellent dietary source of easily digestible, gluten-free protein.

Essential fatty acids: Hemp seeds is the only food source with all the essential fatty acids, and contains them in nearly perfect proportions 3 to 1 (Omega-6 to Omega-3). This balance between Omega-6’s and 3’s is what the body needs; fats are important to health, given that they are the right kind of fats and the proper balance. EFAs are essential to tissue growth and help regulate many internal functions.

Naturally occurring vitamins & minerals:

Vitamin B9- essential for the production of healthy red blood cells.

Vitamin B1(Thiamine)- helps convert carbohydrate and amino acids into energy for proper functioning of the heart, muscles and nervous system.

Vitamin B3(Niacin)- aids in the functioning of the digestive system, skin, and nerves; conversion of food to energy.

Vitamin B6- aids in the production of antibodies in the immune system.

Phosphorus- vital for bones, teeth and nerve cells.

Magnesium- contributes to bone health.

Copper- required by our bodies for absorption, storage and metabolism of iron.

Iron- is necessary for making new cells.

Zinc- assists enzyme activity in all our cells.

Potassium- aids the body’s growth and maintenance.

 

CRANBERRIES
Antioxidants: As a rich source of antioxidants, cranberries are a powerhouse of nutrients for the body.

Mouth: Cranberries may offer important benefits for healthy teeth and gums. The berries contain a special tannins chemical that may inhibit and reverse the formation of the dental plaque deposits that often lead to tooth decay.

Heart: As a rich source of flavonoids, cranberries are also arousing interest for their potential to reduce the formation of heart-threatening plaque deposits.

Stomach: Tannins found in cranberries may prevent ulcer causing bacteria (H.pylori) from adhering to your stomach wall

Urinary Tract: Tannins help to flush E. coli bacteria out of the bladder, aiding in the prevention of urinary tract infections

 

ALMONDS
High in monounsaturated fats: Almonds contain the same health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease.

Excellent Source of Vitamin E: Almond’s health benefits of vitamin E come from its antioxidant properties which work by neutralizing free radicals — meaning vitamin E helps to slow down processes that damage cells.

Naturally occurring vitamins & minerals:

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)- aids in the functioning of the digestive system, skin, and nerves; conversion of food to energy.

Manganese- helps support healthy bone structure, and metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.

Copper- required by our bodies for absorption, storage and metabolism of iron.

Phosphorus- vital for bones, teeth and nerve cells.

 

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