The phrase "super foods" often is tossed around haphazardly within the exercise, diet and fitness industry to the point that the phrase is losing some of its luster and muddying the water as to which foods actually deserve that moniker.
Most of what is deemed as being superb as far as foods go perhaps are only sub par at best, and really aren't ready or able to be deemed as "super." Then again, some foods should be part of your eating and diet repertoire without fail and are the kinds of ingredients, snacks and side dishes for which the term "super food" was created.
What truly defines a "super food" depends on exactly what you're hoping to get out of this particular item. Maybe for a food to be super in your eyes, you'll need something that gives you a blast of natural energy to replace your Redbull or cups of coffee throughout the day. For some, super foods help promote weight loss or increase the ability of your immune system to help fight infections in lieu of antibiotics or other prescribed medication.
The idea that foods can work as well as medication is both interesting and remarkable, suggesting that fighting disease is no longer just between patient and doctor, and excludes natural remedies. In addition, plenty of consumers look to food as their salvation from every day ailments, whether that's stiff joints or stomach or digestive issues.
Did you know pears actually have an active ingredient that helps with digestion? Pears also score big when it comes to lowering cholesterol and is the kind of "sugary" snack you should be reaching for on a consistent basis instead of chocolate or candy.
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