There are lots of Super Foods that are available in the market or in our home gardening backyard. They contains vitamins A, B-Complex, C, D and K.And also dietary minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and so on. They contains antioxidant and phytochemicals that prevents cancer.Antioxidants are natural chemicals which prevent oxidation inside your body. Oxidation is a process which damages cells when they react with oxygen. This damage including premature aging, degenerative diseases and some cancers. Antioxidants absorb or stop the oxygen from damaging cells and in theory reduce the risk of any conditions related to that damage. A common antioxidant you are probably aware of is vitamin C (otherwise known as ascorbic acid). While Phytochemicals are natural chemical compounds found in plants and animals, but which are not essential for human life. Essential vitamins and minerals are proven to be required by our bodies for us to survive, whereas we're only just beginning to understand the uses and benefits of phytochemicals. Lots of the amazing anti-cancer and anti-heart disease effects of super foods are linked to various phytochemicals.
Some of the best super foods are available in the Philippines like:
Moringa / Malungay, Avocado / Alligator pear, Chesa, Saluyot, Sweet potatoes, Kangkong / Swamp cabbage, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Hot pepper, Honey, Virgin coconut oil, Dark chocolate, Spinach, Okra, Soy, Sprouts, Wild Salmons, Eggs, Garlic, Onions, Radishes, Carrot, Dragon Fruit, other Green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits.
Other super foods found in other parts of the world like Acai, Gogi berries, Extra virgin olive oil, Walnut, Yogurt, Korean Kimchi, Barley, Kiwis, Quinoa, Berries, Almond and among other fruits, vegetables, foods and drinks.
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