Updated: Aug 21, 2020
Superfood, raw food, vegan food, fast food. Nowadays there are so many types of food that you can no longer see the forest through the trees. In this article you can read more about superfood, raw food and the difference between the two.
What is healthy food?
As crazy as this may seem, let's start by defining what nutrition is. Because people nowadays stuff everything in their mouth that you would nearly forget why we we eat. The function of food is to optimally provide the body with the required energy, building materials and regulating substances. The nutrients are needed to form new cells and to maintain the structure and function of the new cells. Food contains both so-called macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates and proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and amino acids). Macro and micronutrients ensure that the body functions as good as possible.
Why this focus on healthy food?
Every now and then I am amazed that the body is used as a kind of garbage bin. One just puts everything in the mouth. The body and its organs ensure that the nutrition of all organs, cells and other parts function properly. What is not needed is converted into waste and is removed by the body. However, with overproduction of waste, things in the 'oiled machine' break. As with a conveyor belt, if one part breaks down, it affects all other parts. That is why proper maintenance of the machine is required. The same goes for your body. You can do this by eating as healthy as possible. Giving a power boost every now and then is very good thing to do. Superfood and raw food are such types of power boosters.
What is superfood?
Superfood is a type of food that ultimately supports your body in functioning properly. Superfood contains a high dose of vitamin, minerals and amino acids and antioxidants. Any type of fruit or vegetable contain these nutrients, but there are foods that stand out. Superfood contains, in the perfect proportion, multiple substances that your body cannot get anywhere else. Superfood also has a good influence on your blood pressure, cholesterol level and the "energy management" of your body. If you like eating as much as I do, the good news is that you can always eat superfood, there are no harmful effects.
What is raw food?
Where superfood is about the minerals, vitamins and amino acids, raw food is more about the way of food preparation. Raw food is organic and non-genetically modified food that is heated no higher than 38 to 40 degrees. With raw food, the food is not heated higher than body temperature. This keeps the vitamins, enzymes and minerals in the raw food and keeps the taste. Raw food are vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and sprouts. Basically anything you get out of the ground, or from trees and shrubs and eat like that. The advantage of raw food is that it nourishes your body, ensures that your body recovers faster and gives you more energy.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of superfood?
There are no drawbacks to eating superfood. The only argument one can have is that it is more expensive than just healthy food. Nowadays you can buy superfood like chlorella, spirulina and maca powder for little money at the drugstore or even the supermarket. It is good to keep an eye on how your own body reacts to these superfoods. You can grow many superfood such as wheatgrass or goji berries on your balcony or in your garden. It is a true experience and journey of discovery to see how the seeds grow into actual plants.
How do you get a healthier body quickly?
The most important thing for a well-functioning body and good health is and remains a healthy diet. No matter how cliché it sounds: It is important that you get enough vitamins, minerals and amino acids every day. Drinking enough water is also essential. Sometimes just eating a nice fries or snack is not wrong at all, only in moderation. Eating consciously and being aware of why you eat will already help you learn a more healthier eating habit. Step-by-step. You will notice that before you know it you will feel much better.
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