5 Super Foods for a Healthy, Energetic Body

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* Eat a dark leafy green salad once a day - whether you eat spinach greens, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, broccoli, and mustard greens it doesn't matter. What matters is the greens are raw or only lightly steamed. Never boil greens! Once you boil greens I would compare it to taking a vitamin supplement. Dark greens are best for health when eaten raw. They have vitamins A, C, and K, iron, calcium, and folate. They are also great sources of fiber.

Juice fruits and vegetables - juicing fruits and vegetables is an excellent way to get mega amounts of antioxidants. Investing in a good juicer is well worth the money and I highly recommend anyone who is interested in taking care of his or her health to buy a juicer. If your budget is not ready to buy a brand new one then you can find a used juicer at thrift stores for around $5 bucks.

Tip: add a couple of cloves of garlic to the juicer and you will prevent sickness. (Garlic is a natural antibiotic)

Eat a handful of nuts and seeds daily -- raw almonds, coconuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, walnuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are nutritionally packed with goodness. These nuts are very nutritious and have good fat (monosaturated) the body needs for lowering cholesterol.

Tip: Pairing nuts with dried fruits such as raisins, figs, prunes and dates, make a delicious energy based snack for anyone on the go. Vitamin supplements? Who needs those?