Friday, April 11, 2014

Berry Happy!

There are many super foods that contain high sources of antioxidants and polyphenols.  Antioxidants and polyphenols is a group of chemicals that boost our immune system and dispose of free radicals. Free radicals destroy our cells, tissue and DNA in the body in result in leaving our body more vulnerable to cancer and disease.

Berries have numerous health benefits for our body, and there are many eye catching, colorful berries to choose from such as: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, black berries, boysenberries, acai, noni, maqui, goji, aronia, logan, grapes and many more. All of these berries are just bursting with vitamin A and C. Vitamin A and C functions in the aid of vision, tissue strength, immunity, growth and more.  In addition, there are many other sources to get these vitamins, such as carrots, kale, spinach and sweet potatoes; all of these are essential for the proper function of our bodies.

Berries can be enjoyed in many ways including raw, frozen, cooked or even added to your favorite meals. Before eating your eye catching and delusions berries, one of the best cleaning agents is baking soda and vinegar. This cleansing method strips the pesticide off of your fruit and even vegetables. When eating berries I personally enjoy it in my oatmeal, cream of wheat, or cereal. Although berries are healthy and nutritious there are many companies that do not offer the benefits of providing “real,” fresh wholesome berries in their products. They add preservatives and additives that are made with soybean oil, food coloring and miniscule bits of dried fruit. For example, some of those ingredients are found in such items as cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, etc. Be careful when companies claim to have “real” fruit in their products, for the most part, they are just clumps of sugar. When shopping for food items that advertise “made with real fruit” remember to read the ingredients and nutrients provided on the product that you are purchasing.
        Living a healthy lifestyle in Duluth, GA can be challenging, but doing super exercises like kickboxing and martial arts; and eating fresh, wholesome foods like berries makes it not only possible but rewarding and fun!

Stay informed,

Rahkeen Williams, Kickboxing Instructor

Choe's HapKiDo Karate of Duluth
1630 Pleasant Hill Rd. #210
Duluth, GA 30096

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