Superfoods offer health benefits that will prolong life and increase the quality of life. Certain foods, such as blueberries, kale, chia seeds, and tomatoes have antioxidants that fight off cancer cells and other diseases that lead to the death of many people. By learning and exploring the benefits of superfoods, we can encourage people to eat healthier and at the same time minimize their susceptibility to some diseases. This article from EBSCO describes the nature of Superfoods and how they differ from vegetables. It doesn’t go into detail about the specifics of which superfoods offer beneficial components, but rather focused on how they have evolved and how they are becoming more and more relevant. I thought this was very interesting because in order to understand something more, you have to understand its history and its purpose. This article was different from all the information that I have discovered, which gave me a different perspective.
Superfoods are unique because they are not only beneficial to you short-term health, but extremely beneficial to your long-term health. Many have enzymes and antioxidants that fight off certain cancer cells. They also are extremely helpful in slowing the process of dementia. It is proven that blueberries help fight off Alzheimer’s Disease and other mental illness that come along with age. They also also help to reverse depression, anxiety, and addiction. I wanted to know more about how they help physical health, but also the mental health.