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".

Superfoods for your Brain

 We’ve all had days when we didn’t feel like we were ‘on our game.’ And as we age, both our bodies and our brains grow old as well.  By making smart food choices though, we can preserve our precious gray matter longer and improve brain function.  Here are some brainy choices for keeping our noggins in tip-top shape.

Blueberries have been shown to shield the brain from stress, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.   Research has also shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills.  

Avocados, though considered a ‘fatty fruit,’ contribute to healthy blood flow and decreased blood pressure, lessening the chances of developing hypertension, which can lead to a stroke.

Deep-water fish, such as salmon is a wise, freshwater fish choice.  It’s abundant in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for healthy brain function.

Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E, an important vitamin needed by your brain to stave off declining cognitive functions. Cashews, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower and sesame seeds, almonds and of course Tiger Nuts are all great choices.  

Whole-grain breads, brown rice, and oatmeal also contribute to a healthy brain by reducing the risk for cardiac disease.  By promoting a healthy heart and improved blood flow, the brain is sure to thrive via excellent oxygen and nutrient delivery through the bloodstream.  Complex carbohydrates also supply the brain with a steady stream of glucose that enhances brain function. It's important to avoid simple carbohydrates often found in junk food because the glucose gives the brain a short-lived sugar high, often followed by a crash that makes you feel hungry and tired.

Freshly brewed tea also has potent antioxidants, especially the class known as catechines, which also promotes healthy blood flow. Since black teas do contain caffeine it’s important to use it sensibly. 

Dark chocolate has powerful antioxidant properties, contains several natural stimulants, which enhance focus and concentration, and encourages the production of endorphins, which helps improve mood. Again, moderation is the key.

 

Of course our Tiger Nuts are considered SUPERFOODS and this is the seventh 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 Squash Stress

Here's another seriously healthy article that we found from Kelly Lyons , that just might help you.  

Life has a way of getting the best of us some days.  Whether it’s working too many hours, shuffling your kids all over town for their activities, taking care of your household, or dealing with personal or family matters, stress can take its toll on you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  But there are simple steps you can take to combat stress, starting with the foods you eat. 

Avoiding caffeine and alcohol is a good start when life’s particularly stressful.  Stimulants and depressants like these can both zap your energy and rob you of the fuel you need to successfully cope with tension.  Sugary foods should also be avoided as well, as they cause your blood sugar levels to spike then dip rapidly, which can in turn make your energy levels spike and dip at the same rate. 

However, there are several superfoods out there that provide you with the energy and nutrition your body needs to keep stress in check

Asparagus, which is high in folic acid, can help level out your moods. Folic acid and vitamin B are key players in producing serotonin, a chemical that gets you into a good mood.  

And though we may hear negative things regarding red meat, it’s actually a wise dinner option for a stressed-out family. Beef’s high levels of iron, zinc and B vitamins not only help get you into a good mood, but help you stay there as well.  Your local butcher can help you select lean cuts for the healthiest options

Milk really does a body good. Chock full of calcium, protein, antioxidants, and vitamins B2 and B12, it helps strengthen bones and promotes healthy cell regeneration.  Paired with a healthy whole-grain cereal choice in the morning, low-fat milk is a great way to start your day and arm yourself to do battle with the stressors that await you.  Cottage cheese is also another great dairy choice, and when coupled with a fruit that’s high in vitamin C, it helps the body battle free radicals that run rampant during your most stressed periods. 

But if you can't drink milk, then maybe you could try making some Tiger Nuts Milk, it is of course nut free and dairy free, here's a link on how to make it: https://tigernutsusa.com/blogs/recipes/how-to-make-tiger-nuts-milk

 

Tiger Nuts and Almonds are also an awesome choice when it comes to arming yourself against stress.  They’re high in magnesium, zinc, as well as vitamins B2, C, and E and unsaturated fats, all which are great warriors against free radicals, which have been shown to cause cancers and heart disease.     

Of course our Tiger Nuts are considered SUPERFOODS and this is the sixth 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".