Updated: Oct 16, 2019
Posted by North Jersey Massage Maywood, NJ
With all the rave about health, exercise, and lifestyle another thing to add are super-foods for their unusual high content of antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients.
Bee pollen is an amazing health food. I personally enjoy a teaspoon amount on a regular basis. Bee pollen contains nearly all nutrients necessary for human health such as vitamins, minerals, carbs, enzymes, protein, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Bee pollen benefits also includes it being anti-inflammatory, aides with infertility, helps with allergies, antimicrobial, and supports hormonal health.
Pregnant and nursing moms should avoid bee pollen.
Dr. Mercola - The use of Bee Pollen as a Super-food
GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES:
Green leafy vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. They offer numerous health benefits such as reducing the risk of diseases, increases energy, and improved wellness.
Best to eat organic vegetables.
Nuts are loaded with antioxidants. Eating nuts may lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and raise "good" HDL cholesterol. Nuts are low in carbs and don't raise blood sugar levels much. Nuts may reduce inflammation and promote healthy aging they are also high in beneficial fiber, help lower heart disease, and stroke risk. Eating nuts regularly improves health.
DARK CHOCOLATE/ CACAO:
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants, has mood-enhancing endorphins, and flavonoids which improves blood flow to the brain.
Get a good quality chocolate with 70% cacao or higher.
Get Ceylon cinnamon which is known as "true" cinnamon
Powders are great to add to smoothies. They have many health benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, boosts energy, improves skin texture, high in vitamin C and more.
Berries are full of nutrients. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
At North Jersey Massage we look at the individual as a whole being including mind and body. To achieve complete wellness we need to follow a healthy lifestyle including diet, exercise, and relaxation. At North Jersey Massage we offer a variety of massage services to help you relax, we teach a Zen Stretch and Meditation class and if needed can discuss food health benefits. For additional information or to discuss please call 201-406-8220.