5 Super Foods For a Healthy, Energetic Body
Copyright 2009 Heaven Ministries ~ Angie Lewis

 

Would you like to know about some super foods that will get you healthy and your body energized? That’s what I thought. Some of these foods you may already eat and that’s great. It’s not hard getting healthy. What makes getting healthy difficult is the motivation factor and making eating healthy a lifestyle.

Are we relying too much on vitamin supplements rather than the real thing?  Did you know that many of the nutrients we receive from the foods we eat come from raw fruits and vegetables? This is why it is very important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables in our diet to ensure nutritional balance.

Mega Vitamins From Food and The Sun

* Grow your own sprouts /wheat grass – alfalfa sprouts are super foods. They are packed with life-giving nutrients. Alfalfa sprouts taste good in salads and sandwiches. Some sprouts such as the wheat berry sprout can be mixed with dried fruit, and because of their nutty flavor, make it a perfect nutritious, energy filled snack.

Tip: There is strong evidence to support that wheat grass juice (sprouts that have grown into grass) eaten daily while on a macrobiotic diet can prevent disease and heal certain cancers.

* Eat a dark leafy green salad once a day - whether you eat spinach greens, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, broccoli, and mustard greens it doesn’t matter. What matters is the greens are raw or only lightly steamed. Never boil greens! Once you boil greens I would compare it to taking a vitamin supplement. Dark greens are best for health when eaten raw. They have vitamins A, C, and K, iron, calcium, and folate. They are also great sources of fiber.

* Juice fruits and vegetables – juicing fruits and vegetables is an excellent way to get mega amounts of antioxidants. Investing in a good juicer is well worth the money and I highly recommend anyone who is interested in taking care of his or her health to buy a juicer. If your budget is not ready to buy a brand new one then you can find a used juicer at thrift stores for around $5 bucks.

Tip: add a couple of cloves of garlic to the juicer and you will prevent sickness. (Garlic is a natural antibiotic)

* Eat a handful of nuts and seeds daily – raw almonds, coconuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, walnuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are nutritionally packed with goodness. These nuts are very nutritious and have good fat (monosaturated) the body needs for lowering cholesterol. 

Tip: Pairing nuts with dried fruits such as raisins, figs, prunes and dates, make a delicious energy based snack for anyone on the go. Vitamin supplements? Who needs those?

* Eat two or three pieces of whole, organic raw fruit a day – this isn’t really as hard to do as you might think. Bring fruit with you to work. First thing in the morning eat a piece of fruit or a handful of grapes or other berry. At midday have another piece of fruit and right before bed.

Tip: Always eat fruit on an empty stomach. Pomegranates, berries, grapes, apricots and the seeds of these fruits are full of antioxidants and disease prevention properties. Juice the seeds right along with the skins.

* Get plenty of sunshine on your skin – This is the best way, and in my opinion, the only way to receive Vitamin D into our system properly. Why are we so afraid of the sun? Because people have abused it, and now we’re afraid of it. We absolutely NEED sunshine on our skin. Stop wearing sunscreen if you can voluntarily get out of the sun! Not getting enough sun is making people sick!

When you first go out into the sun for the season, don’t sit or lay in it for three hours and burn. Work your skin up to getting used to the suns rays. Only bathe for 15 minutes for the first week. Then on the second week bathe for ˝ hour. The third week bathe for a little bit longer.

Skin cancer is caused from abuse of the sun. Just like all illness and disease is caused from abuse of something. If we take too many vitamins we’ll get sick from them. Everything that we do in life, even if it is good for us, should be done in moderation.

Tip: Being in the sun is how the body absorbs calcium in the body properly, so in actuality, it is two vitamins that we receive from getting adequate amounts of sun on our skin. Incorporate the above list into your lifestyle and have a healthy, energetic body!

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