Top 10 Superfoods!

At Evolve MMA, one of our key missions is to inspire people to live healthy and productive lives and to help them to unleash their potential in life. Our superstar team behind the scenes did a ton of research to come up with the top 10 superfoods in the world. Inject these foods into your daily diet and become superhuman! :) Well, you might not become superhuman, but you will be well on your way to becoming the best you that you can be!

Green Tea
Green tea is a superdrink. It is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly EGCG. EGCG is a powerful antioxidant and kills cancer cells. Green tea also lowers total cholesterol and improves the ratio of good HDL cholesterol to bad LDL cholesterol.

Goji Berries
Goji berries are also known as wolf berries. They are indigenous to Southern Asia and are exported all over the world. They are shrivelled red berries that have been used by herbalists for thousands of years. Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. They contain many nutrients and phytochemicals. Goji berries are known to help bolster the immune system, protect the liver, and improve eyesight.

Apples are loaded with the powerful antioxidants (such as quercetin and catechin) that protect cells from damage. The apple peel contains 5x more polyphenols than the flesh alone. Apples also contain plenty of vitamin C. It is also an excellent source of fiber to keep your digestive system healthy.

Vampires might be famously averse to garlic, but it works wonders on the human body. Garlic lowers total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, helping to prevent clogged arteries. Garlic can supposedly help to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Whole baked garlic helps detoxify the body of heavy metals like mercury (from fish) and cadmium. Garlic also acts as an antibacterial and antiviral, boosting resistance to stress-induced colds and infections.

Fish/Fish Oil
You can’t go wrong wish eating fish. It helps cut the risk of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis. The fatty varieties may also help alleviate depression. The American Heart Association recommends that adults eat at least two fish meals per week. All fish is a source of good-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. Oily fish such as salmon also contains omega 3 fats that reduce blood clotting and inflammation. Studies show that eating oily fish dramatically reduces the risk of having a heart attack, even in older adults. Omega 3 fats also help to prevent depression, and to protect against the onset of dementia.

Broccoli is loaded with tons of nutrients and vitamins. It contains high amounts of vitamin C. It also contains potassium to aid high blood pressure. It also has calcium to help combat osteoporosis. The health benefits of broccoli have been linked to preventing and controlling the following medical concerns: Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, calcium deficiencies, stomach and colon cancer, malignant tumors, lung cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and even the aging process.

Acai Berry
Acai contains several substances called anthocyanins and flavonoids. Anthocyanins and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against life's stressors. They also play a role in the body's cell protection system. Free radicals are harmful byproducts produced by the body. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants may interfere with aging and the disease process by neutralizing free radicals. By lessening the destructive power of free radicals, antioxidants may help reduce the risk of some diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

Almonds are full of protein, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, and vitamin B2. They protect your heart and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Almonds also contain flavonoids that are excellent antioxidants to protect the body. Almonds contain healthy fats too.

Blueberries are very rich in anthocyanin, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper, selenium, zinc, and iron. Blueberries boost up your immune system and prevent infections. Equally important, blueberries help to prevent cancer by inhibiting cancer cell development.

Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin E and beta-carotene, three very powerful antioxidants. These nutrients help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Only when cholesterol becomes oxidised is it able to stick to and build up in blood vessel walls, forming dangerous plaques that can eventually cause heart attacks or strokes. Papaya's fibre is able to bind to cancer-causing toxins in the colon and keep them away from the healthy colon cells. In addition, papaya's folate, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin E have each been associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer. These nutrients provide synergistic protection for colon cells from free radical damage to their DNA.

Other Nominees
Other superfoods include ginseng, sweet potato, bananas, oranges, avocados, pomegranate, cabbage, mushrooms, coconuts, and honey.

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