Boost Your Well-Being

Boosting Your Physical Well-Being

Health Benefits of Berries

Health Benefits of Berries

How our food choices can change our health and boost our well-being.

  • Higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids can protect against a wide range of cancers, cognitive degeneration (Alzheimer’s), heart disease, and can moderate symptoms of depression, decrease impulsiveness and boost daily mood.
  • Our early ancestors maintained a 2:1 ratio of Omega-6 (found in meat and vegetable oils) to Omega-3’s (fish, nuts, seeds). Researchers fed healthy people a controlled diet of 2:2(ancestor’s diet). They discovered that many critical signaling genes that promote inflammation, autoimmune and allergic responses were markedly reduced in just 5 weeks due to these dietary changes.
  • A Diet high in carbohydrates and sugars can negatively affect our appetite-control cells, sending messages to our brain to eat more.
  • Diets with higher levels of unsaturated fats found in avocados, nuts and olive oil send messages that tell our brain to stop eating.

A rule of thumb when shopping: Look for fruits and vegetables that have darker tones of red, green, and blue.

Red: Apples, Raspberries, Pomegranates, Red Peppers, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Chili Peppers

Greens: Broccoli, Spinach, Collard Greens, Asparagus, Lettuce, Artichokes, Swiss Chard, Sprouts

Blues: Blueberries, Grapes, Blackberries, Cabbage

Young collard plants growing in a container

Collard Greens

    The choices you make today can begin making changes toward your health in days, and give a boost to your well-being.
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