Medicine evolved from plants and other foods to treat ailments. Before the advent of pharmaceuticals, these natural treatments successfully helped with healing.
Superfoods are foods packed with nutrients and that provide specific health benefits.
Berries (blueberries, raspberries, cranberries and blackberries) are pigmented by anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are good for the brain, heart and skin. Some berries also contain high levels of antioxidants.
Cranberries have been proven to prevent bladder infection. These tart berries assist blood lipid levels and promote heart health. They also help fight infection in the gums and stomach. The cranmax ingredient in supplements can help prevent sexually-related UTIs with a dose of two 500mg tablets before and after intercourse.
Grapes (skin, seeds and pulp) contain antioxidants that are good for the heart.
Lychee is a tropical fruit that contains oligonol. This antioxidant helps improve skin elasticity and slows aging. It can decrease brown spots on the skin. Oligonol is good for blood flow.
Tomatoes and watermelon are filled with lycopene. Lycopene provides sun protection benefits.
Listen as pharmacist Sherry Torkos joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss the best superfoods for you.