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Superfoods that Promote Anti Aging Series - What are Superfoods?



 

"Superfoods" is a relatively new term that refers to foods that have extremely high nutritional value. The common properties of a superfood are:


• Usually plant-based.

• Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

• Usually low in calories.

• Have a very high nutritional density, meaning they may contain the recommended daily intake of certain vitamins and minerals.

• Very high in antioxidants, substances that are known to neutralize free radicals (energy by-products that can be very harmful to the body). Free radicals can increase the risk of age-related diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, as well as heart disease, respiratory ailments, stroke, and cancer.

• Although superfoods don't cure chronic diseases, they can prevent them and alleviate some of their symptoms if they do occur.

• Many superfoods have rich colors, an indication of their high antioxidant content.

• The list of superfoods is long and varied. Some of the most common ones include spinach, broccoli, raspberries, walnuts, garlic, lentils, black pepper, and tomatoes, among many others.

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