Hippocrates, called “father of medicine”, once said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” He was the first man who argued that diseases were not caused by superstition or gods, but rather of diet, lifestyle and environmental factors.
In a time when people did not know much about anatomy (dissection was considered taboo), Hippocrates had great success in curing disease by helping the body to accelerate self-healing powers.
Here is a list of super foods, each possessing unique combinations of vitamins and minerals that the body needs to heal itself.
This list contains only 7 foods, but there are other foods that deserve to be in this top.
Turnips contain carotenoids that protect our body against cancer, heart disease and infections. They also improve eyesight. Turnips are rich in fiber and vitamins such as vitamin K (bone health), vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium.
In addition, turnips reduce bad cholesterol and are an excellent source of calcium (which fight osteoporosis).
2. Acai berry
These fruits are rich in anthocyanins, help lose weight, contain a lot of antioxidants, reduce inflammation and improve circulation, protect the skin against cellular degeneration.
3. Coconut oil
Helps the body in absorbing other nutrients, can be cooked at very high temperatures, contains monolaurin (a nutrient found only in breast milk), helps control diabetes.
Coconut oil can be used as a hair treatment.
4. Chia seeds
They contain omega-3, help you stay hydrated and regulate blood sugar levels. They are rich in protein, vitamin B complex, calcium, potassium and fiber.
5. Lentils and beans
Rich in soluble fiber and iron, lentils and beans are great for lowering cholesterol. They maximize iron absorption when consumed with foods high in vitamin C.
Lentils and beans are rich in protein and fiber and are very nourishing.
Blueberries have a high content of antioxidants, they prevent infections, are rich in selenium, zinc, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamin E.
Blueberries maintain brain’s health and are rich in fiber.
It is a powerful aphrodisiac – for both sexes, improves energy, strength and endurance.
Maca root reduces anxiety and depression.