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Superfoods: What to Eat for a Healthy Life

When striving to eat healthy and find the right foods for yourself and your family, choosing “superfoods” is a great way to get more bang for your bite. We previously recommended 5 superfoods for a healthy year and now we are back to give you five more incredible foods to eat, suggested by Women’s Health and Huffington Post.

5 Superfoods and Their Health Benefits

1. Watercress

Watercress only has four calories per serving and is full of vitamin K, zeaxanthin, lutein, beta-carotene and cancer-fighting phytochemicals. These are the perfect addition to a stir-fry or salad.

2. Oranges

Just one orange supplies more than 100 percent of the vitamin C you need in a day. It's also a good source of calcium and folate, and refreshing to eat alone or mix in salads.

3. Olive Oil

Olive oil is an excellent source of good fat and can aid in many health issues. Olive oil is known to assist in weight loss, prevent strokes, heart disease and even colon cancer. Find out even more about the healing power of olive oil in this article from the Huffington Post.

4. Mustard Greens

These greens, which are actually a cruciferous veggie, are a top source of vitamin K. For a tasty pesto, chop them in a food processor with garlic, walnuts, Parmesan and olive oil.

5. Flaxseed

Flaxseed is loaded with plant omega-3s; it also has more lignans (compounds that may prevent endometrial and ovarian cancer) than any other food. Keep ground flaxseed in the refrigerator and sprinkle it on yogurt, cold cereal or oatmeal.

Leading a healthy life is important and what we eat is a vital part of that. Along with adding superfoods to your diet, receiving acupuncture treatments to address pain or maintenance is also beneficial for healthy living. Contact us today to learn how Green Lake Natural Health can help you lead your best life.

About Green Lake Natural Health:

Green Lake Natural Health provides natural healing services and medicinal herb counseling to patients. The mission of Green Lake Natural Health is to provide customized care to patients to effectively treat their health concerns in a natural manner that restores harmony and healing in the body. Services include, but are not limited to, acupuncture, massage, medicinal herb counseling to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and more. Proudly serving the Seattle community since 2010.

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