Foods that cure: what are superfoods?

Foods that cure: what are superfoods?

Are there any foods that cure?

One healthy lifestyle, which includes performing regular physical activity, staying active during the day and healthy eating can be considered the basis of chronic disease prevention, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes 2 or cancer.

However, there are several factors that contribute to the development of these diseases, therefore, pay attention to how far we move e how we eat it is not always sufficient to remove them.

Having said that, it is important to remember that a healthy and balanced diet can help significantly reduce the risk of getting sick (albeit not entirely) and to improve some symptoms or pathological conditions.

We could, therefore, say that, although there are no foods that cure, there are certainly foods that prevent and that improve our health!

Which ones are they? Let's take some examples.


What are superfoods

A "superfood" is defined as a food rich in nutrients and presumably capable of having a positive effect on health.

Although some foods are more nutritious than othersIt is important to understand that there is no single food that can improve our health or prevent disease, but it is the set of our food choices and our lifestyle in the long run to make a real difference.

However, some foods that are particularly nutritious and rich in properties, which in this sense we could define "Superfoods”Should be included in one's diet regularly.


Let's see some of them.


What are the superfoods

  • Black cabbage: rich in folate, calcium, vitamin C and carotenoids, reduces cardiovascular and cancer risk.
  • Berries: rich in antioxidant molecules, they reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Green tea: contains numerous antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds associated with a lower risk of chronic diseases.
  • Nuts and oil seeds: rich in antioxidant molecules and good fats, they protect against oxidative stress and associated diseases.
  • Kefir: rich in probiotics, promotes intestinal health and improves cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
  • Olive oil: rich in unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, it reduces inflammation and all associated diseases.
  • Turmeric: powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, prevents chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes 2.
  • Legumes: rich in micronutrients and fiber, they improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels, removing cardiovascular risk.
  • Salmon and fatty fish: rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, they exert an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, preventing chronic diseases.

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