Maintaining Well Being
Maintaining a healthy, growing body can be one of the most important aspects we should consider paying attention to in our lives. However, in order for us to stay in tip-top shape, we cannot consume junk food liberally; we need to adopt a proper diet made up of whole foods that are packed with nutrients, as part of a healthy lifestyle that includes proper exercise and rest.
We need vitamins to be able to grow, develop and maintain the different systems and organs we have in our bodies. Each respective vitamin has a different job to do – from helping to fight off infections to allowing our blood to clot properly, and even to help keep our nerves healthy. It is important that we try to get enough of our daily recommended intake of vitamins from the food we consume every day. Superfoods such as apricots, figs and golden incan berries are packed with vitamins.
Much like vitamins, minerals are also essential to helping our body function healthily. Ensuring that we consume our daily recommended intake of minerals is also important. Our yacon root slices, raw cacao, figs and goji berries are just some examples among our extensive list of superfoods that are rich in minerals.
Antioxidants are among one of the most well-known body defenders out there. They help to neutralize and remove free radicals from the bloodstream, support cellular health and even reduce muscular inflammation and fatigue. They are important in helping prevent a variety of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stroke and other inflammatory or ischemic conditions. Superfoods that are great sources of antioxidants include raw cacao, yacon root slices, figs, Ceylon cinnamon and turmeric.