Top 8 Superfoods for 2016

4. Stop your cells from aging by sipping dark roast coffee

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According to the results of new German study, those who drank three cups of dark roast coffee blend per day experienced 27 percent less damage to their DNA than those who drank water instead.  Not a coffee fan? Enjoy green tea instead.

Dark or light roast coffee

Recent research has shown that moderate coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

When scientists examined whether or not dark roast coffee has a stronger antioxidant effect than light roast, they found that dark roast was the most effective.

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5. Protect your hair against damage and rejuvenate your skin with coconut oil

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Coconut oil is a superfood with positive effects on health, fat loss, and better brain function and energy booster.

Benefits on Skin and hair

Studies on individuals with dry skin show that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin. Coconut oil can be used as eye make up remover, dandruff remedy, hair conditioner and massage oil.  When used on hair, it improves scalp health, fights infections and fungus, and supports hair growth, all while adding volume and shine without the common harmful chemicals.

For beautiful hair:

Apply a warm mixture of coconut oil and lavender essential oil on scalp at night, then wash and rinse your hair the next morning.

Boost metabolism

Coconut oil can help to boost metabolism. Since it travels directly to the liver, it is used for energy and not as fat. It’s great for cooking because it doesn’t break down easily at high temperatures.

Weight loss

Coconut oil is the world’s most weight loss friendly fat. Several studies show that just by adding coconut oil to your diet, you can loose weight.

Coconut oil contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight and belly fat.

*Always consult your doctor before using any supplements

 

6. Smooth Wrinkles with Spinach

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Harvard Medical School research shows that simply by eating more spinach, skin aging can be reversed as it is loaded with co-enzyme Q10, beta-carotene, Vitamin E, and vitamin C.  It also has a high concentration of glutathione “master antioxidant”.  Spinach will also help you restore skin firmness and elasticity from the inside out.

The bounty of vitamins and minerals in spinach can bring you quick relief from dry, itchy skin and lavish you with a radiant complexion.

Diabetes management

The American Diabetes Association calls spinach a diabetes superfood and recommends that you regularly include this dark green leafy non-starchy vegetable in your diet.

Spinach contains an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes.

*Always consult your doctor before using any supplements

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