Food products available today in grocery stores contain little to no vitamins and minerals. Processed meals from the freezer section are quick and easy, but contain very little nutritional value. The chemicals and preservatives used in overly processed foods build up in the body. They slow down the digestive system, dump toxins into the kidneys and liver, and make circulation sluggish at best. Add fast food, sugary sodas, and a sedentary lifestyle into the mix and there is no reason to wonder why more and more people are obese, cancer is on the rise, and everyone is taking half a dozen medications.
There are simple ways to add much needed nutrients into the body. Herbal teas, organic foods, and natural supplements can restore balance to the body by providing antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Most of these products are cost-effective, efficient, and tasty. Teas, for example, are inexpensive and are available in grocery stores, health food stores, and online. Organic foods may seem to cost more, but provide many health benefits for the dollar. They are efficient because they boost the immune system, help with digestion, rid the body of toxins, supply antioxidants and vitamins, and improve cognitive function. Some foods also increase the metabolism to promote weight loss, regulate blood pressure, regulate blood sugar levels, decrease bad cholesterol, and treat mood disorders. Some natural supplements can relieve pain, reduce swelling, and help with joint flexibility.
Green tea powder, for example, has a pleasant taste, can be used in hot and cold beverages, can be added to recipes, and provides several antioxidants and vitamins. Another example is dandelion root. It has high concentrations of vitamins A, B-complex, C, and D. It also contains potassium, iron, zinc, protein, and calcium. Herb tea with dandelion root also contains hibiscus and cinnamon to add flavor and sweetness. Fruits high in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins include pomegranate, berries, limes, and other citrus fruits. When purchasing fruits and vegetables, make sure they are organic to get the best nutritional value from them. People do not have to cut out all the processed food and junk, just add some limes slices to a glass a water a few times a day to replace a soda, or eat a salad instead of a drive through meal twice a week.