SUPERFOODS to Stomp out a Cold

Not only do healthy, nutrient-dense foods nourish your body and help the cells grow and reproduce, they also help arm your body’s defenses to ward off attacks from germs that cause colds.  Low-fat meats, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and whole grains all play a part in preparing your body to do battle.

Another important component of your anti-cold defense system is water.  When your body is dehydrated, it’s at an increased risk of germs latching on and not letting go. So be sure to drink plenty of water and decaffeinated drinks to help your body stay hydrated and ready.

Just one cup of yogurt a day may work to keep the gastrointestinal track healthier, which can help ward off colds.  It has to be yogurt with live cultures, as this is the key ingredient that helps keep the GI track ready to rumble. And an added bonus to eating yogurt - recent studies suggest regular dairy consumption helps you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.       

Garlic contains allicin, an antibiotic that has been shown to prevent complications from a cold in some research. Garlic can be added to many of your favorite dishes to spice them up and help you suit up to do battle against cold germs.                                                                                                             

It’s been said an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, so can an orange. One orange a day provides your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Oranges are also abundant in flavonoids, which helps your body’s cells regenerate and stay healthy and strong. Green bell peppers are the vegetable family’s best vitamin C source. Add them to a salad, or simply slice one up and eat it raw.  Flavonoids are also found in peppers.  You may even want to prepare a green pepper dip seasoned with garlic for an added germ-kicking effect.  

Lean ground beef, especially when prepared with a bit of garlic, can maintain cell health and fight off illness. It’s a good source of protein, selenium and zinc, and when eaten with a bit of tomato, is a great defense during cold season.

 Taking some of our Tiger Nuts product will certainly help too

 

Of course our Tiger Nuts are considered SUPERFOODS and this is the tenth in a series of 50 SUPERFOOD  articles written by Kelly Lyons and brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA



Jack Sims - Founder & CEO at www.tigernutsusa.com - nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

Tiger Nuts are NOT NUTS, they are Tubers! They are also100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free,
100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, AIP, Paleo Perfect, Kosher and they taste great, like coconut!
We believe our Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest single source snack food on the market".

 

 

SUPERFOODS that Help Heartburn

Heartburn and indigestion make millions of people miserable. Continuous digestive problems can be a symptom of overeating, bad food choices or something more serious.  Thankfully simple changes in the foods you eat can provide relief. 

A number of foods can trigger heartburn or indigestion by relaxing the band of muscles at the end of your esophagus so it can't keep out stomach acid. By avoiding spicy foods with black pepper or chili powder, garlic and raw onions, citrus foods like tomatoes, oranges, and grapefruit, fried or fatty foods, alcohol or anything with caffeine such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, heartburn and indigestion can be greatly lessened or avoided.

For overall healthy digestion and to minimize acid reflux, make sure you get plenty of fiber from a variety of vegetables, non-citrus fruits, and whole grains. Drink enough fluids to help your body absorb important nutrients and lubricate food waste, and use low-fat methods when cooking. Try drinking herbal chamomile tea after dinner or before bedtime, as it’s believed to have a calming effect on the stomach.  Smaller but more frequent meals can also help decrease heartburn and indigestion episodes.   Be sure to eat your meals and snacks in a calm, relaxed atmosphere where there’s little if any noise or distractions. Wear properly fitting clothing that isn’t tight in the waist and abdominal area, and don’t lie down immediately after eating a meal.

Make your morning meal oatmeal. It’s high in fiber, low in saturated fat and cholesterol and when combined with skim milk, gives you a calcium-charged boost to your day. By adding blueberries or raisins you’ll be adding some extra iron and potassium into the mix for a well-balanced meal. 

You can't beat turkey if you want a lean, nutrient-packed protein source that'll be easy on your stomach. Turkey is high in niacin, which helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood.  Chicken without the skin is also a terrific low-fat source of protein. Both are easy to cook either indoors or out.

Apples and grapes are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and are a great non-citrus fruit choice for vitamin C and fiber.

Tiger Nuts are also a food that can seriously help your digestive system, it's packed with fiber and tastes great too.

Of course our Tiger Nuts are considered SUPERFOODS and this is the ninth in a series of 50 SUPERFOOD  articles written by Kelly Lyons and brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA



Jack Sims - Founder & CEO at www.tigernutsusa.com - nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

Tiger Nuts are NOT NUTS, they are Tubers! They are also100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free,
100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, AIP, Paleo Perfect, Kosher and they taste great, like coconut!
We believe our Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest single source snack food on the market".

 

Superfoods to Rejuvenate Body, Mind and Spirit

When the goal is rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit, the method should be smaller, more frequent snacks and meals.  This will help keep energy levels on an even keel, and regulate your blood sugar levels to avoid spikes and dips. When you choose the right combination of foods, your body gets the much-needed boost it needs to sustain itself properly, even through those slumps later in the day. So dump those high sugar junk foods and reach for the following foods and get that boost you need.

Any fresh fruit, especially with skins or seeds like peaches, apples, pears, oranges, and strawberries, is a great source of vitamins and fiber. In the summer you can choose a peach and get plenty of dietary fiber, niacin (vitamin B3), potassium, beta carotene and vitamin A, plus high amounts of vitamin C. Niacin is important for providing energy for cell tissue growth. Along with regulating fluid balance, potassium helps maintain the electrical stability of the cells of your heart and nervous system and is important for cell and muscle growth. Vitamin B12 plays a role in red blood cell formation, nerve function, and metabolizing protein and fat.

Dried Apricots and Almonds combination provides a high amount of vitamin A, iron protein and dietary fiber. Both foods are low in cholesterol and sodium, and apricots are a great source of potassium, which is important in regulating your body's fluid balance. The vitamin A in apricots contributes to healthy vision, bone growth, and reproduction, and helps fight infection.

Raisins are a healthy, low-fat, low-cholesterol, and low-sodium snack with significant amounts of potassium, phosphorus, copper, and iron, and when mixed with low-fat yogurt, you also get riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin B12, as well as a high amount of calcium, which is needed not only for strong bones and teeth but also plays a key role in the normal functioning of the heart and other muscles.

Baby carrots and sesame sticks are a tasty treat that will provide significant amounts of beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, iron, potassium, copper, and fiber. Beta carotene helps protect against diseases like heart disease and some cancers. 

Vitamin A is important for healthy skin, for better night vision, and to fight infection and respiratory ailments. Folate, or vitamin B9, is essential to human life, helping to form red blood cells and break down proteins, and playing a key role in cell growth and division.

Peanut butter on some whole grain crackers is an excellent source of protein, iron, niacin, and fiber. Peanut butter on celery is a classic snack, has great staying power, and the celery is stuffed with numerous vitamins, minerals, and is high in fiber.  Low-fat string cheese is a good quick source of protein and calcium. They come in easy-to-carry individual servings and you can add a piece of fresh fruit for extra fiber.

 Tiger Nuts are also a SUPERFOOD and pictured above is a trail mix that was created by a Tiger Nuts cutsomer, here's how to make it:  

https://tigernutsusa.com/blogs/recipes/tiger-nuts-superfood-trail-mix

 

Of course our Tiger Nuts are considered SUPERFOODS and this is the eighth in a series of 50 SUPERFOOD  articles written by Kelly Lyons and brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA



Jack Sims - Founder & CEO at www.tigernutsusa.com - nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

Tiger Nuts are NOT NUTS, they are Tubers! They are also100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free,
100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, AIP, Paleo Perfect, Kosher and they taste great, like coconut!
We believe our Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest single source snack food on the market".