Healthy diets are more than a current trend. A healthy diet is an essential part of living a balanced life. In nutrition, the word “diet” simply means habitually consuming foods. As we insert nutrition into our story, you will find our holistic approach to be more evident as a healthy diet increases the success rate of skin health. The skin and immune system best recover from stress, pathogens, environmental toxins, hormone imbalance, poor digestion and candida overgrowth when incorporating nutrient rich food choices into daily diet practices.
Unlike the Keto or Paleo Diet, the Superfood Diet is more of a healthy guideline. While Keto and Paleo Diets aren’t novel to the food world, they have been gradually increasing in popularity. Simply put, when following a Keto or Paleo Diet, the weight loss results are unparalleled to traditional diet practices. Despite their interim success, these diets aren’t meant to be practiced indefinitely.
Something to keep in mind, both Keto and Paleo Diets include a “don’t list”, which at times is necessary for the given nutrition goal at hand. However, when eating for skin health, immune support and overall balancing – sticking to superfoods helps you to feel nourished and focused, while allowing the occasional indulgence we like to call “treats”.
So, what is the Superfood Diet? It sounds intriguing, right? You hear the word super, and it suggests that it’s exotic or superior to other food choices. That’s just it, superfoods are superior as they provide essential nutritive elements that allow your body to properly function, heal and repair internal damage. Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes and fiber.
In general, consider these healthy practices when selecting food choices. First and foremost, eat more plants. Discover whole and ancient grains. Enjoy nuts and seeds in moderation. Consider healthy fat options. Incorporate high-fiber foods. Add herbs, spices or seasonings to naturally flavor food. Support your immune system with prebiotics – our Recovery supplement is a great option! Finally, get more rest, quality is key.
Without further ado, let’s look at some of the nutrient rich superfoods to start incorporating into your diet practice (Organic is always best):
Berries: acai, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, goji, raspberries
Leafy Greens: arugula, bok choy, chard, kale, spinach
Beans/Legumes: black beans, green/yellow peas, lentils
Grains: amaranth, brown rice, oats, quinoa
Mushrooms: chaga, reishi, shitake
Seeds: chia, flax, hemp, pumpkin
Nuts: almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts
Ginseng, spirulina, turmeric, wheatgrass
Green tea, maca, matcha
The foods listed above help to support the immune system and reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress leads to pre-mature aging, a compromised immune system and at times, disease. Consider this list as a guide for how to incorporate healthy food options! Really, it’s about inviting these foods into your daily diet practice so that you begin to see improvement physically, mentally and emotionally. By doing this you naturally eliminate foods that aren’t serving the body well.