Speaking of superfruits and antioxidants, here's a short video that shows you some important fruits, foods and teas that are loaded with healthy antioxidants
Apropos of summer cooling foods and their anti-inflammatory benefits...
It seems to me that one of the most profound things you can do to impact your long term health is to control inflammation.
In my 37 years in the health and nutrition field, I have studied a lot of natural health systems. For me, two stand out, and I use them literally every day.
Learning about my Ayurvedic constitution and adjusting my diet accordingly was one of the most, if not the most important, things I have ever done for my health. I grew up having chronic, serious sinus problems. Once I learned that, as a kapha constitution, I did much better with very few milk products in my diet, my sinus issues retreated and never bothered me again.
You'd have to live under a rock to miss the green tea explosion of the last decade. I think this healthy beverage can be a great addition to a healthy diet and herb program.
It seems to me that, for our health, the thing that most of us have had the most trouble with for the longest is diet. And, boy, has our diet changed, in just one generation! Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common. Fiber levels are one tenth of that of our historical diet.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Or so they say. Apples really are pretty healthy, but some superstar fruits are getting a lot of attention these days. I've been giving some thought to fruits and which ones would really be a good addition to our diet, and while doing that, I've actually been eating an apple each day for many years.