The Importance Of Superfoods

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hat is the motivation to eat foods identified as superfoods?

The motivations for including superfoods in your diet are manifestations of the realization you need to eat food for the health of your body not for convenience nor from the habits you have developed over a lifetime. The first step needs to be a desire to understand how the food you normally eat affects your health. A health crisis is often the motivation to examine the dietary choices you make every day.

The media has stories everyday regarding the obesity epidemic in this country. Development of diabetes, heart disease and cancer will shock most people into rethinking what they are eating everyday. Obviously the diets of many people in this country are not based on sound nutrition, are not balanced, are not
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Starting a food log and writing down what and how much you eat every meal will help you understand where important changes can be made in your diet.

Consulting with your doctor is a good step. This may be the reason why many peoples make the decision to take control of their diet and food choices. If you have been told you are diabetic or are developing type II diabetes, the doctor has hopefully talked to you about losing weight and watching what you eat.

Unfortunately, many doctors rely more on a pharmaceutical approach and less on stressing the importance of changing the diet. Continuing with the same diet that brought you to be diabetic and adding drugs to treat the disease without a fundamental change in your diet is the wrong approach in my opinion. They are many doctors, nutritionists, and former type II diabetics who endorse diet as a means to reversing the disease. A diet based on superfoods will promote the development of your immunity cells.

The keys are education, commitment and implementation of a plan to eat a diet based on foods to promote your health and eliminate those low nutrient, high sugar, highly processed

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