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Living Good With Coach Wood: Superfoods, Why You Need To Eat More

Haywood "Coach Wood" Simmons is a former Wisconsin Badger and NFL football player. He is the owner/president of Phitness Plus in Madison.

What a wonderful time we live in when there are limitless supply of food and information. The things we used to think about foods are just not the same truths anymore. Ideas like eating only 3 meals per day. The opinion that we get calcium from cow’s milk, man makes better food than nature, the earth is flat, Pluto is a planet, fat is unhealthy for you, eating cholesterol causes heart disease, fluoride in water is a good idea, chlorine in our pools is healthy.

Combine all the math and all the sciences and what you get is an undeniable appreciation for the interaction of vital minerals in all their many forms (solid, liquid, gas and other) and colors. Mix these vital minerals with water, nitrogen, oxygen, and you get the amazing world we live in. It gives to understanding, wisdom, and knowledge that it is paramount to create an environment in our natural surroundings, as well as, within our bodies that fosters and values the consumption and assimilation of key minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, nitrogen, iron, sodium, and potassium, to name a few.

Superfoods do just that.

Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients – nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves.

Superfoods, as we know them today, are those foods that pack a powerful punch of goodness and energy. The quality and quantity of nutrients you consume determine the eventual vitality of your body, mind, and spirit (energy). Superfoods are ones that are dense in as many of the key elements to life as naturally possible. Along with these nutrients, there is importance in the physical texture of the foods we eat that is paramount in us healing and thriving. Some currently identified superfoods are seaweed, wheat grass, chia seed, blueberries, spirulina, barley grass, goji berries, raw cacao, acai, kale, and spinach.

Adding superfoods to your diet is easy as S-M-O-O-T-H-I-E. By adding a few superfoods daily to your diet you can enhance your digestion, energy, and complexion. Try it and see.