5 Superfoods to Jumpstart your Health and Prevent Disease

When is the best time to start optimizing your health? RIGHT NOW!

So we’ve created this list of 5 foods that you can immediately incorporate into your diet! All these foods are considered superfoods and by definition, are nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.

The best approach when beginning a healthy diet and lifestyle is to focus on foods which are proven to aid in prevention of diseases and other illnesses.

Time to clear your shelves of all those supplements and vitamins, and start adding these natural foods to your diet that you just might have missed!

Broccoli Health facts

1. Broccoli

The health benefits of this superfood is extensive! Broccoli is rich in sulforaphane, an antioxidant which has been proven to reduce the risk of developing many types of cancers, one being bladder cancer. According to experts at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, “eating broccoli just three times each month could potentially reduce the chance of developing bladder cancer by around 40 percent”! Not only does this super food aid in cancer prevention, but large doses of it can shorten the duration of the common cold.

Blueberries are full of vitamin C and are a superfood.

2. Blueberries

These berries contain high levels of vitamin C, which can decrease the potential for developing glaucoma. They also contain a high content of anthocyanins (flavonoids which give it its blue colour) that improve cardiovascular health. That being said, these berries can reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as attack cancer-causing free radicals.


A pile of tomatoes with tomato health facts

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes (WITH THE SKIN) are loaded with potassium, a mineral which we may not be getting enough of. Potassium does wonders for muscle disorders and cramps, and it helps us keep our reflexes fast and our muscles strong. Tomatoes also contain lycopene, which has been linked to preventing prostate cancer in men.


An image of piles of tumeric

4. Tumeric

This spice is an antioxidant and antiseptic in itself, with anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin, the compound that gives it its deep golden colour, protects against Alzheimer's disease and various different cancers.

Lingonberries fight off diabetes.

5. Lingonberries

Carrying almost 30% more antioxidants than blueberries, not only do these berries fight off cancer and diabetes but they also prevent bad cholesterol from damaging the arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

There you have it! Eating these foods are the way to go. Not only can they help treat some of the diseases listed above, but also prevent them from developing in the first place. Start adding these foods to your diet  to help improve your overall health, and to protect you from possible diseases and illnesses. It's never too late to start getting healthy!