January 25, 2013

How to Eat Cleaner – Day 26 of 31 – Superfoods and Exotic Foods That Belong in Our Diet

Posted in Diet, Eating Cleaner, Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Nutrition tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:27 PM by lanaholt

How to Eat Cleaner – Day 26 of 31 – Superfoods and Exotic Foods That Belong in Our Diet.

Hello everyone. I’m so excited that you decided to join me in our 31 days to cleaner or healthier eating. Each one of these videos will have 1 simple concept for you to chew on. It’s your choice what you do with it. Try it for a day, a week, a month or implement for your entire life. My hope is it helps you open your mind to learning more about fueling your body more healthily.

Part of cleaning up what we eat is getting educated and alot of these videos focus on awareness.

Today we talk about superfoods. I could talk about this forever. But I’m not going to because the information is so easily found. The point of the video and article is to make you aware that there are alot and you should try to incorporate as many as you can into your diet. You are probably already eating many of the superfoods in this post.

The word superfood is used to describe foods that have alot of beneficial components with little to no negatives. There are lots of common ones that you have probably heard of and should add to your diet like: green tea, pumpkin, pistachios, blueberries, sweet potatoes, wild caught salmon, quinoa, chia, flax and more.

Some other exotic healthy superfoods that are becoming easier to find are foods like maca root, sacha inchi, camu-camu, moringa, astragalus, yacon root, and so much more. Although these items are becoming more common, they are still pretty pricey, but worth it. It’s good to look for them online and get them in larger quantities to save money. I get all of these and more in a shake I drink daily called Shakeology.

Some examples of the benefits of the exotics. Maca root is a non caffeinated source of energy, a libido stimulator, has been called natures viagra, helps to balance women’s hormones especially due to PMS, menopause, and more. Moringa is an intensely nutritious food and we can consume every part of this amazing plant. It’s being studied because of it’s amazing healing properties. It’s a high protein plant with 8 essential amino acids. Astragalus helps your body heal, boosts your immune system and is said to reverse the signs of aging.

Are you eating any of these exotics? Look some of them up, get more information and try adding some of them to your diet. If you want an easy way to add them, ask me about Shakeology. Otherwise feel free to purchase them individually online or in a health food store.

Thanks for your time. This is Coach Lana and I would love for you to join me at http://facebook.com/coachlana so we can connect.


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