The Power of Superfoods: Vegetables, Fruits and Meat

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The term “superfood” has been widely used to describe different foods – vegetables, fruits, meat. However, these groups have also gained different views, positive or negative, which make people confused on what to eat. For instance, vegans and vegetarians claim that meat consumption causes more harm than good to the body, while bodybuilders and athletes claim that animal protein is essential for muscle building.

But what is really the power of superfoods? Where does their “power” come from? Which is really healthy? What are their benefits and harms? Let’s discuss the three foods we consume.

First stop – vegetables on Tuned Body:

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you’re James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume—even if you’re not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.

In the food world, the biggest celebrity of all might be kale—the Shakira of salads, the Lady Gaga of leafy greens. It’s universally recognized that kale anything—kale chips, kale pesto, kale face cream—instantly implants a health halo not seen since the days of C. Everett Koop. Even 7-Eleven is making over its image by offering kale smoothies to help with your weight loss efforts. And yes, kale has plenty of benefits—including high levels of folate and more calcium, gram for gram, than a cup of milk. Read more…

There’s no doubt that vegetables are good for you. There’s not a single study that says too much veggies are bad. In fact, the more you eat, the more benefits you reap!

Vegetables are the healthiest food on the planet, even the people that are not such fans of them know that! Some people are just not used to their taste but they come in a wealth of benefits. There are so many ways veggies can taste delicious, all you have to do is experiment a little in your kitchen.

Fruits are good for a pre-workout snack, right? They are not only good to add flavor to your regular oats and cereals, they also contain carbs, fiber, and other antioxidants that help fuel your body and boost your energy and metabolism first thing in the morning. Check out these nature’s candies on Eat This:

HEALTHIEST FRUITS TO EAT

In a world where you can buy any fruit, all year long, it’s hard to remember what’s in season when—if you ever knew at all. Below are the freshest picks, with advice about how to pick the perfect produce. Read more…

What’s really good about fruits is that you can enjoy them fresh, dried, frozen, juiced or blended, and they will still provide you with a rich amount of nutrients. Most of them are also available all year round so you can enjoy them anytime you want.

Now this is the most controversial part. What are the health benefits of animal meat, aside from protein? Denise Minger breaks it down in this article:

How To Eat Meat In Healthy Way?

In the above video , Denise Minger explains to us the nitty-gritty of having meat in the healthy way. To put it in a gist, eating the right kind of meat is healthy and it must also be prepared in the healthy way.

Denise Minger is a popular blogger and author of books on healthy nutrition and diet. One of the most popular books written by Denise Minger is entitled “Death by Food Pyramid” in which she narrates how ‘shoddy science, sketchy politics, and shady special interests have shaped American Dietary recommendations–and destroyed our nation’s health–over recent decades.’(1) Read more…

There are a lot of benefits you can get from the power of superfoods. From vegetables, they are very effective in protecting you from chronic diseases and boosting your metabolism. Same with fruits, but some contain too much sugar or calories that can cause blood sugar spikes and weight gain. Also, fruits and veggies may contain harmful chemicals, so be sure to buy organic. On the other hand, meat is good, but only when consumed in moderation.

In conclusion, it is important to have a healthy, BALANCED diet – this means you have to eat more veggies, enough fruits, and moderate meat. It’s also important that you avoid, if not totally eliminate, processed and fast foods as they do not really contain any nutrients.

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