Waking up to this morning’s news report and wouldn’t you know they mention how super foods are not as super as we have been led to believe. Or are they? First, off it is important to understand who controls the media and what is shared. Think about it for a second. If something that is out of the ordinary, alternative in any way ‘they’ will find a way to discourage the use.
As a Holistic Doctor and one who educates the public on truly taking care of your body and most importantly being aware of the signals it provides, I am always concerned when news reports such as these are shared. Again, I’m not certain who labeled these foods as ‘super’ but nonetheless they are healthy and nutritious and much better than the alternative.
The report claims that foods such as quinoa and blueberries are not as good as many claim. Let’s face it, no one is saying that these particular foods ‘heal’. In fact, the body is the only mechanism that can heal itself. Don’t believe me? Next time you get a cut or scrape your knee, be aware of how the body truly heals such injury. It is important however, to help the body heal itself and one of the ways to do that is to boost the immune system. The immune system is the system in the body that helps to combat disease or anything foreign to the body. When the immune system is weak, the body is vulnerable to illness and disease.
So, why wouldn’t you choose healthy foods such as kale, quinoa, goji berries and dark chocolate? When given a choice, we as individuals should choose whole foods over processed foods. Our bodies are magnificent machines created and we should understand the importance of providing it ‘good’, natural and whole foods and limit processed and chemicals.
Again, the claims that ‘super foods‘ are not so super or considered a marketing ploy are being shared by none other than the medical society who is known to diagnose and ‘cure’ with chemicals called drugs. Think about this for a second. Why are they so against ‘super foods’? Is it because they are costly? Is it because of the false claims? Or is it because more and more people are taking control of their health and are opting for more natural methods for their ailments. You be the judge; since you can tell from this post that I am and will support the more natural route.
The ‘super foods’ such as blueberries, quinoa, kale, coconut water, chia seeds all have incredible benefits such as protein, antioxidants and natural electrolytes. Will they cure anything? Possibly not, but why negate their importance and health benefits?
If given the choice of ‘gatorade’ or coconut water, my choice would be coconut water. The fact is that coconut water has pure, nature made electrolytes compared to the commercial products on the market that are artificially colored and made up of chemicals that most can’t pronounce.
My suggestion is simple. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, if it contains chemicals, or if it comes in a pretty package more than likely the body will be unable to recognize and process it. Those products are foreign to the body. Choose healthy foods, made by nature and with ingredients you can pronounce. Your body will love you and your health will naturally improve.
Super foods may not be so super but they are better than the alternative and much healthier choices for you and your body. You make the choice. Remember who is sharing the news and consider why they are making such claims. We are a smarter generation who is much more concerned with our health and benefits than ever before. Don’t be swayed by false claims.
Living a healthier lifestyle is possible.