Food Items that Help You Achieve Overall HealthBesides good hygiene, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle, we owe our health to proper diet. Remember that proper diet is different from skipping meals and starving yourself. It means eating the right food and eating in moderation. By right food, I mean food items rich in all the right nutrients, and I have a list of those I encourage you to incorporate in your diet. These food items are quite beneficial to certain parts of your body, so they can definitely help you in your quest to achieve overall health.

  • Avocado – Eating avocados actually prevent adrenal fatigue. This fruit is filled with antioxidants, amino acids and good fats that help regulate adrenal function to maintain homeostasis.
  • Black Currants – Your parents always tell you that carrots and squash help maintain good vision, and they’re right. But aside from that, black currants help develop a keen night vision, thanks to the compound anthocyanosides, and it’s packed with lots of vitamin C.
  • Broccoli – Broccoli, not to mention all the other cruciferous vegetables (like bok choy, arugula, watercress and Brussels sprouts), helps improve liver function, enabling the body to get rid of as much toxins as possible.
  • Eggs – Ever heard of women applying raw egg onto their hair? That’s because eggs have vitamin B12 and biotin that strengthen hair, as well as iron that helps prevent hair loss.
  • Ginger – Ginger also has many health benefits. It breaks down the accumulation of toxins in different parts of the body, and it also aids in washing out our lymphatic system. Thus, minimizing one’s risk for infection.
  • Mushrooms – Japanese mushrooms, to be precise. Maitake, shitake, shimehi and all the rest are said to boost immunity. They contain the antioxidant ergothianine, which protects us from harmful free radicals and neurotoxins.
  • Oatmeal – Not only does the fiber in oatmeal aid in digestion and elimination, it also prevents the accumulation of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol in the body.
  • Pomegranate – Pomegranate contains ellagic acid, punic alagin and phytonutrients that are all responsible for giving you smooth, healthy and glowing skin.
  • Pumpkin Seed – We all dread experiencing a heart attack, and so we make it a point to eat healthy just so we can avoid it. You will need pumpkin seeds in your diet because they contain magnesium that keeps your blood pressure within normal range.
  • Sage – Sage actually aids in respiratory problems. And a good way to get your intake of sage is by drinking sage tea. It helps expectorate mucous from your respiratory tract, relieving cough and enabling you breathe easy.
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