Eat your water along with these top 10 healthy foods for a better you!
Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, founder of the Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group and author of a bestseller, The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger, presents his 10 best foods to integrate into your diet.
After researching the wellness properties of hundreds of foods and ingredients, Dr. Murad has compiled this list of best foods for optimal health and wellness:
- Goji Berries: Possibly the most nutritionally dense food on the planet, these amazing berries provide a great source of essential fatty acids, free-radical fighting antioxidants, trace minerals, B vitamins and amino acids. They all team together to help fight off cancer, heart disease and other illnesses.
- Walnuts: Start to satisfy your daily requirement for cell-hydrating omega-3 fatty acids with a serving of walnuts, which help cell membranes attract and hold water critical to rebuilding connective tissue.
- Eggs: An embryonic food containing lecithin, a vital nutritional component that repairs tissues, eggs allow the body to build healthy new cells with strong cell membranes.
- Pomegranates: A fantastic source of antioxidants, and possibly the world’s most prolific source of polyphenols, pomegranates also increase the protective abilities of sunscreens.
- Cold Water Fish and/or Ground Flaxseeds: Excellent food sources of Essential Fatty Acids, cold water fish and ground flaxseed both have amazing hydrating abilities while also helping build strong cell membranes and attracting water to cells.
- Apricots and/or Mangos: These orange fruits contain high amounts of Vitamin A, which normalizes the production and life cycle of skin cells.
- Brown Rice: This excellent high fiber accompaniment to virtually any other food contains glycosaminoglycans – ideal for building up connective tissue.
- Broccoli and/or Spinach: These dark green veggies are a great source of Alpha lipoic acid, a potent fat-and-water-soluble antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that helps many of the body’s systems to run more efficiently.
- Pumpkin, Sunflower and Sesame Seeds: Further examples of embryonic foods, these seeds contain L-Carnitine, which transports fatty acids to cells where they are metabolized. They serve a dual purpose of fat burning and cell strengthening.
- Lentils: Cholesterol-lowering, fiber-rich lentil beans provide bountiful amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein—all with virtually no fat.
Eating right is just the beginning to a healthy you, according to Dr. Murad. A healthy dose of sleep and exercise are just as important. For more healthy tips, visit thewatersecret.com.
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