Superfoods For Everyday Consuming Part 2

September 14, 2016

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Before hitting the markets on your next grocery tour, make sure to include these superfoods on your list, and keep them on it. By consuming these foods on an everyday basis, you will boost your diet with needed nutritional properties, and thus up the ante on your family’s lifestyle when it comes to health.

Oats

Oats are famous for their blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering skills, which they owe to beta-gluten, a type of soluble fiber, extremely concentrated in oats. By eating 1 ½ cups of cooked oatmeal per day, you can lower cholesterol by 5% and the risk of a heart attack by 10%.

Cinnamon

One of the most powerful spices in the world, cinnamon improves blood sugar, prevents blood clots, and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

It’s also pretty hefty for dealing with E. coli.

Aim to consume ¼ – ½ teaspoons of cinnamon a day to cut triglycerides and cholesterol levels in general by as much as 30%!

Beans

Consuming beans everyday might be your ticket to health. They’re great for your heart and cholesterol levels, and it only takes ¾ cup of beans per day to kick your health up a notch.

Tea

It takes 2-5 cups of tea a day to fully enjoy the benefits that antioxidants have to offer. As we know, tea is the most potent source of antioxidants, and it will protect you from heart disease, cancer, and stroke.

Flaxseeds

This superfood offers anti-inflammatory properties to all who consume it, while also providing the body with almost 3 grams of fiber per tablespoon. Aim to include 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds into your everyday diet.