Dr Vikki Petersen, Clinical Nutritionist, shares four superfoods with astonishing health advantages.
Food is powerful medicine. It also has been attributed to Hippocrates 400 BC, 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.' Clinical Nutritionist Dr Vikki Petersen says that "the preeminent killers are degenerative disorders that have been modified with a healthy diet change. In addition, mood, overall body function and cognitive health are strongly linked with exciting health gains,” Let us learn about some of your favourites foods that have stood the test of time and have remarkable health gains that you might not be aware of.
Flaxseeds are little seeds that carry a solid nutritional punch. Ground flaxseeds help to release their lignans and omega 3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds provide great fibre for constipation or gut health; the healthy fat content of lignans can lower harmful cholesterol levels and inflammation. Do you know that flaxseed lignans can boost your mood naturally and have cancer prevention properties too? However, it is advised not to purchase already ground flaxseeds as their good fats can go rancid. Alternatively, use a grinder to grind flaxseeds at a time and not more.
Cranberry and Pomegranate
Cranberry and pomegranate feed Akkermansia, an essential gut bacteria. Akkermansia can stabilize your blood sugar and help reduce obesity, thereby creating a beneficial impact on overweight individuals and diabetes. It also helps to enhance digestion and immunity by protecting your gut lining.
Crucifers are numerous vegetables, including kale, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, arugula, and cauliflower. They protect your DNA from damage and contain solid antioxidants, anti-cancer benefits. Taking 1 to2 serving every day is a big goal.
Garlic and Onions
Garlic and onions, including scallions, chives, shallots and leeks, are part of the allium family. Onions and garlic can lower your cholesterol, cancer incidence, blood pressure and protect your heart.