Do you want to supplement your diet with whole, natural foods but don’t want to go broke doing so? I’m going to review the top super foods that you can buy that are cheap yet effective.
What differentiates food from a super food? First, a super food contains a higher level of nutrients. Not necessarily all around nutrients but typically the super food is above average in a few key categories.
Another quality of a super food is that it has to help with or alleviate symptoms of certain ailments. Keep in mind that these foods are NOT a cure. They simply help with the symptoms.
Many companies have capitalized on the super food movement, charging a high price for these powerful foods. Lucky for you, there are still plenty of super foods that you can get at your local market and they cost just a few dollars. Let’s take a look at the top 4 super foods for the budget savvy shopper.
Have you ever had someone suggest eating ginger or drinking ginger ale when you have an upset stomach? Ginger is famous for its stomach calming benefits but it can do so much more than that. Making ginger a part of your daily diet has been shown to provide the following benefits:
Note: If you don’t like the taste, ginger is also available in supplement form.
A popular and delicious spice, turmeric has been the subject of a number of recent studies with the focus on alleviation of pain. Turmeric is now being considered as a serious alternative to many over-the-counter treatments such as ibuprofen, which are harsh on the stomach. Here are a few key benefits of turmeric:
Note: If you don’t like the taste, turmeric is also available in supplement form.
If you thought all garlic was good for was making your pasta taste good, think again. Garlic is an extremely powerful super food with a number of benefits that make it invaluable to the alternative medicine community.
Note: Best if taken raw. If you don’t like the taste, garlic is also available in supplement form.
It’s delicious and nutritious. Honey has been used for thousands of years as a whole food but also as a natural medicine. Even today, the medical community takes honey seriously as an alternative treatment.
Here's another great article on the topic of food choices "High Protein Diet and the Rich Protein Foods".
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