If you’re looking for natural ways to get healthy and you’ve ever thought about taking a supplement of some kind or eating more of a certain superfood, you’ve probably read a lot of posts and blogs about different kinds of superfoods. There are so many superfoods out there, so where do you begin? A good place to start would be to determine what you need a supplement for. Is it for energy? Digestion or metabolism? Sleep? Healthy skin?
If you need some help, I’ve created this list to get you going in the right direction when it comes to finding the superfood that best matches your needs:
Green tea comes in the form of tea, matcha, and supplements, and is effective for many things, such as depression, weight loss, diabetes, and other health issues.
Like green tea, black tea is good for your immune system, your digestive system, heart health, and stress relief.
I, for one, am a huge fan of coffee. Sometimes it gets a bad rap, but it actually has several benefits. It helps lower your risk of cancer and diseases, such as diabetes, Parkinson’s, and heart disease. It’s good for your metabolism and it helps fight depression. In order to reap these benefits, you have to skip the creamer and the sugar, and take it black.
Turmeric is a spice that comes from a plant and is often used in cuisine. However, turmeric supplements are recommended for those who need help with weight loss, fighting bacterial infections and inflammation, and preventing cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Coconut oil can be recommended for just about anything. No joke. In fact, there’s almost a hundred ways you can use coconut oil with food, on your skin or in your hair, and even around the house.
It sounds kind of gross, but fish oil is actually beneficial for a number of things, such as depression, fat burning, stronger bones, clearer skin, hearth health, and more.
Don’t get confused—this is not a sleeping pill. Melatonin is actually a natural hormone in your body that helps regulate your sleep cycle and it’s the only hormone you can buy over-the-counter. So, if you suffer from restless sleep or sleeplessness, a melatonin supplement will raise the level of the hormone in your body, and hopefully help you fall asleep.
Not only is garlic delicious, it’s also super good for you. It has lots of nutrients that help detox the body, as well as, help prevent Alzheimer’s. It also helps lower the risk of developing heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. It’s even good if you have a simple cold.
Pine pollen is a natural energy booster that’s helpful for working out and continual use promotes energy increase. It comes in a powder or as a pine pollen tincture.
Vitamin C is well-known for being a great antioxidant. It’s also good for your skin, as well as lowering the risk of having a stroke.
Ginger is great for digestion and metabolism, and not only does it help prevent colds, it also helps prevent different cancers and strengthens immunity. It’s also a great ingredient in all kinds of food!
Cinnamon isn’t just a delicious spice. In fact, it’s also good for your immune system, blood sugar regulation, muscles, and energy.
Lemons have been known to help regulate your metabolism, which helps you lose weight and improve your digestive system. They’re even good for things like acne and hangovers.
Because honey is sweet, it doesn’t sound as healthy. Honey can be a great sugar replacement and has been known to curb appetites. It also works as a great antioxidant.
Like many other things on this list, chia seeds are good for digestive and heart health, weight loss, energy levels, and more.
Of course water is on this list, water is the best! It’s one of the most natural things in the world and the amount of benefits regular consumption comes with are endless. But, to name a few, it helps with weight loss, digestion, anti-aging properties, skin health, detoxification, and sleep regulation.
Many of the things on this list come in the form of supplements, but are also good for cooking or drinking. Some of these things are even amazing combined and make a pretty good smoothie.
If you’re looking for natural and simple ways to be healthier, try out some of the things on this list and develop a routine that works for you!
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