As food prices continue to rise, as obesity continues to grow and more of us are seeking healthier foods for our daily lifestyles , more buzz is being generated about "super foods". "Super foods" is the term being assigned to certain foods that benefit us by helping to reduce the risk of chronic illneses associated with poor eating habits, overweight, obesity and a weak immunity system.
Before microwaving, irradiation, estrogen injection, growth hormones, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, genetic modification, aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, nitrosamines, acrilamide, Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Heterocyclic Amines, artificial flavoring,artificial dyes, artificial dyes, artificial sweetners, and trans fats were in our food supply, foods were home grown naturally.
The foods fortified our diets without the necessity for supplementing any extra source unless one obtained the lack of a substance like scurvy as a sailor on the high seas or Pellegra from lack of vitamin B1 or thyroid disease from not getting iodine. But, in general we ate organic from the garden or farm grown items that didn't need "high performance" or artificial coloring. Matter of fact those were exactly what we are now calling the "Super Foods" of today!
The food list itself of the "super foods" that have been selected are not any more different today , but rather how we grow them and how we cook them. Over-cooking or overheating foods may leach out important Nano-Nutrition or denature the natural quality of the proteins. Burning foods , particularly red meat, out right may create toxins called free oxygen radicals to develop which are carcinogenic. Not only that , but the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has several studies showing how America's favorite cooking past time, grilling, is creating other carcinogens to develop called Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Heterocyclic Amines.
EATING BY OUR METABOLIC TYPE
Today there has been a false sense of security developed that one diet type fits all people. That simply isn't true. Metabolic scientist such as biochemist, physiologist, nutritionist and fitness experts know that tailoring ones fuel sources is key to balancing your metabolism.
Ask yourself do you put the same types of fuels in a Volkswagen bug, a big Mac truck or a Ferrari. Do we give the same fuels for a diabetic, a professional athlete or someone who is a grandmother. The answer is pretty self-evident that "one size doesn't fit all".
Diets in and of themselves are not bad, it is the concept that they evoke about being universal and that anyone on any one particular diet can eat the same as somebody else. The word "diet" is a four-letter word if it is not used properly or correctly and denotes a "bad terminology". We need to understand "nutritional support" , nutritional guidance, nutritional education , nutritional metabolism and perhaps the most lacking is understanding the importance of "Nano-Nutrition".
NANO-NUTRITION ARE THE REAL MODERN SUPERFOODS
Why are green leafy vegetables so great? Why are carrots important? What is it that citrus products have that makes them so vital to our health if not our very survival? What is it in grapes that are so essential to daily living. The answer to all of them is because these rich food sources contain Nano-Nutrition , the real "Super Foods" in our diets. If these foods come from a wholesome source and are organic then cooked and prepared properly we almost assure 100% healthier outcomes.
Nano-Nutrition are the vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, enzymes and herbals that nature has supplied us with after thousands of years of adapting on the planet to give the human organism metabolic balance with his/her environment(internal and external).
We are seeing how antioxidants have anti-cancer fighting abilities and may help premature aging. Vitamins can supply anti-cancer fighting effects as well as immune protection and help us from developing metabolic illnesses. Enzymes help in the antimicrobial world as well as help catalyze billions of chemical reactions just going on in one of several billion of our cells!
Berries such as grapes, cherries, strawberries, and blue berries supply strong anti-oxidants along with pomengranates, and citrus products.
Soy, tomatoes, oatmeal and fiber possess anti-cancer powers as well , particularly against prostate , breast and colonic cancers.
Nuts such as almonds supply rich healthier omega 3 oils as well as fish. These not only help lower cholesterol overall, but studies are looking at how fat from fish such as the omega oils may help the brain. The brain is mostly made up of fat. Cognitive function and memory can be enhanced by it.
Even dark chocolate(cocao) has several healthy aspects such as flavonols that act as anti-oxidants.
Powerful Antioxidants that science is looking at as a anticancer fighter include:
Grape Seed Extract
Super Oxide Dismutase
Nano-Nutrition For Brain Function:
Omega 3 Oil
Nano-Nutrition to Enhance Cellular Metabolism
Nano-Nutrition that Stabilizes Blood Sugar
Nano-Nutrition to Enhance Burning Fat(thermogenic effect)
Nano-Nutrition that Controls Appetite:
Red Meat Alternatives
Branch Chain Amino Acids
Olive Oil(Monosaturated fats)
Omega 3 Oil(Fish, almonds)
Omega 6 Oil
Natural Fat Lowerering Nano-Nutrition
Select the best brand of Nano-Nutrition available. Dr. Wells recommends Thermogenix products at http://www.tgx360.com/ . Most of the Nano-Nutrition mentioned in this article are used in Thermogenix products from only reputable laboratories that are GMP approved by the FDA.
Dr. Wells is a past Clinical Associate from the National Institutes of Health at the National Heart Lung & Blood Intitute(NIH/NIHLBI). Dr. Wells served in the Health and Human Services(HHS), Public Health Service(PHS), and Commissioned Corp. Dr Wells also holds a Master's degree in Pulic Health from Emory University.