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Superfoods For Good Health And Prevention of Sickness

Posted May 11 2009 12:00am

Fruits and vegetables are the best source of nutrients for the prevention of sickness and disease. If you don't or won't eat the minimum recommended per day, try adding Juice Plus+® to your diet.

There are a list of foods that should be a part of your regular diet because they will support your health and help in the prevention of sickness and disease. Most foods that are consumed today contain very little, if any, nutrition and may actually contribute to poor health, including raising the risk of obesity.

In order to stay healthy – now and well into your future years, it is important that you eat the right foods. The old adage “you are what you eat” is definitely true when it comes to good health. So much so, that science has identified certain foods as “superfoods” – those foods which are packed with powerful nutrients to help you live a longer, healthier life. There are seven superfoods that you should not miss when it comes to good health. How many of these superfoods are you eating on a daily basis? Here is a list of some recommended "superfoods" --

1. Blueberries - Loaded with Antioxidants

Antioxidants help keep your immune system healthy, and help fight off those nasty free radicals that lead to accelerated aging. Some foods are loaded with more antioxidants and vitamins than others. Blueberries are considered to be not only a superfood, but a “superfruit” as well. Not only are they packed with antioxidants, they are also high in the B vitamins, niacin as well as vitamin C. They are considered to be one of the healthiest foods you can eat and are among the healthiest domestic fruits. Fresh blueberries are your best bet, however. As is the case with most fruits and vegetables, the health content can be slightly compromised if eaten frozen or canned. 

2. Broccoli - Loaded with B Vitamins

Broccoli is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables and is loaded with essential B vitamins. You should try to eat this green veggie a couple of times a week for good overall health. Broccoli is also loaded with antioxidants and, like blueberries, is thought to ward off certain types of cancer. 

3. Brazil Nuts - Great for the Heart

Brazil nuts are great for your heart. Like most nuts, they are high in protein and fat (the “good” fat), but are very beneficial for boosting your heart strength. Nuts are an excellent form of protein and studies indicate that Brazil nuts are one of the best varieties to eat for heart health. 

4. Apples - Keep the Doctor Away

The old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true! Apples are also loaded with vitamins and will not only keep the doctor away, but the dentist, too. Again, it is essential to eat apples fresh in order to receive the true health benefits. So sorry, apple pie doesn’t apply! ( read the full list

Comments: Good health starts with your diet. What your eating is going to have the biggest influence on whether or not your risk of sickness and disease is higher, or minimized...for most people. A diet rich in foods that are high in antioxidants - namely, fruits and vegetables - are going to be the best defense against illness, and the best offense for good health. Choose what you eat wisely.

Juice Plus+® is the choice for nutritional supplements because Juice Plus+® is made with the following fruits and vegetables: apple, orange, pineapple, cranberry, peach, cherry, papaya; carrot, parsley, beet, kale, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, tomato. There is also a Vineyard Blend made using Concord grape, blueberry, cranberry, blackberry, bilberry, raspberry, red currant, black currant, elderberry. With Juice Plus+, you get nutrients from all these sources.

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