Hippocrates new the value of putting the right foods into your body when he said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” But between a busy lifestyle and being surrounded by so many bad choices, it’s hard to always follow through with this advice as often as I’d like. We are lucky that there are many great supplements out there to help make the healthy choice also the easy choice and the variety of superfoods sold in grocery stores is higher than ever.
Superfoods are foods that are considered very high in antioxidants and nutrients making them very beneficial for your overall health and wellness. Supplements are typically foods you add to your diet to make it more complete, meaning you shouldn’t be just living off supplements. While they are great for you, adding just these supplements and superfoods to a diet full of highly processed and chemical laden food will not do much for your overall health and wellness. The goal should be to first eat a diet of whole and unprocessed foods, then work on adding more of the following superfoods.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this blog to see 17 ways to implement these superfoods and supplements into your daily diet.
Superfoods For a Healthy Gut and Balanced your Hormones
1 | Ginger
Ginger has great anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which means it will help your muscles recover faster from exercise, promote healthy blood sugar levels, and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer.
2 | Turmeric
Turmeric has all the benefits that ginger does, plus it has been shown to treat depression.
3 | Lemons
Lemons have similar benefits to ginger and turmeric. Besides all the anti inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, lemons are a great way to add Vitamin C to your diet and will help you fight colds and promote good digestion and adrenal function.