Are there really foods with super powers? Well, what would you call foods that are so power packed with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that they aid in healing, weight loss, increased energy, and anti-aging? I would call them, “Super!”
Much of our health and wellness depends on the foods we choose to fuel our bodies. And as we learned at the end of Indiana Jones III with all the cups, it’s very important to, “Choose, wisely…”
Here are three very wise food choices.
Turmeric is a root plant native to Asia and very popular with Indian cuisine. It has also been used for medical purposes for nearly 4,000 years. It has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Also, turmeric works as an antimicrobial when applied to the skin working against eczema, psoriasis, and even signs of aging. An excellent source of manganese, iron, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber, turmeric is truly a superfood.
This is truly a Power Fruit (it’s actually a cactus) that helps strengthen your metabolism. Dragon Fruit is low in calories and only about 10 carbs each. This little puncher boosts immunity, is high in fiber and is bursting with vitamins and minerals. The dragon aids in weight loss, controlling diabetes, improves digestion, can lower cholesterol, and can also increase your energy levels. It might even protect against certain cancers and heart disease. Best of all they are sweet, delicate and delicious. It’s time you tamed this dragon…
Shirataki noodles originate in Japan and were actually used as an antiaging ingredient. They contain zero calories, zero carbs, zero sugars, yet they are high in fiber. They are basically water and glucomannan which comes from the konjac root, and a powerful weight loss agent on its own. These noodles are essentially fiber and water. And though quite bland on their own, they readily absorb whatever liquid they are dropped into, from chicken or bone broth to a hearty tomato sauce; and they retain an al dente texture which is very nice. Not only do these noodles fill you up, they keep you satisfied and the fiber is an added advantage to your digestive system.
Be adventurous, and try these new foods. Not only will they help aid in weight loss, but they may also give you an extra healthy glow, helping you look even younger!