The Healing Power of Foods

Here at Core Principles we really LOVE food. In addition to nourishing your body with essential nutrients providing fuel for energy, many foods and herbs contain powerful healing properties aiding in cell regeneration, which can really make a difference in how you feel!


Ever heard the saying:


“One apple a day keeps the doctor away?”


If you think about it, there is actually some truth to it. Did you know that 1 apple contains almost 6 grams of fibers reducing bad cholesterol that can help prevent the risk of heart disease and aid good colon health?


Though healthy eating is a huge part of preventative health, a well balanced diet filled with nutritious foods can even help manage certain health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, High Cholesterol and Heart disease. We hope that after hearing that, you will have more appreciation for some of the foods you may love and be more conscious of what you put into your body. Although the list of foods beneficial for your health is way too long to describe in one blog post, we picked 7 Superfoods we believe you should incorporate in your diet, and listed their healing properties and health benefits below! (Note: Do not eat these if you have food allergies or sensitivities).


Avocados – avocados are abundant in a wide variety of nutrients and minerals including Vitamins B, C, E, K, Folate and Potassium. Avocados are filled with monounsaturated healthy fats important for good heart health and inflammation-reducing properties. In addition, avocados are rich in fiber, supporting healthy colon function and reducing the risk of colon disease.
Eggs– Eggs are great source of complete protein, meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids your body requires for healthy function. Eggs are also a rich in Vitamin B and Vitamin D, which helps to protect bones and prevent Osteoporotic fractures. The egg yolks are also a natural source of choline, important for healthy brain function, specifically maintaining memory and communication among brain cells.
Spinach– Spinach is a true superfood containing a ton of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, B6, Thiamine, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc. Spinach is known to improve eye-sight due to its high levels of Beta-Carotene and Lutein, and help prevent age-related vision problems. Spinach also plays an important role in strengthening bones because it contains high levels of Vitamin K, which helps retain calcium in the body leading to bone mineralization.
Almonds– Almonds are a very high nutrient-dense food, which means that they contain a high concentration of nutrients per calorie and weight. In addition to being a good source of potassium, calcium and magnesium almonds are loaded with antioxidants that help regenerate cells in your body, slow down the aging process and help prevent against certain diseases like cancer. Almonds can also help you maintain blood sugar control, because they are naturally low in carbs, but high in protein and healthy fats, making them a good choice for people with diabetes.
Blueberries– Blueberries are known to improve brain function due to high amounts of essential nutrients such as Vitamins A, B, E, Selenium, Copper, Magnesium and Phosphorus. These vitamins can help protect the brain and even prevent neurological problems and conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. Aside from brain health, blueberries promote healthy digestion by containing lots of fiber, copper and fructose, which help stimulate digestive juices to move food smoothly throughout the gastrointestinal tract.
Salmon– In addition to being a great source of high-quality protein, Salmon is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, or essential fats that your body is not able to produce on its own. Omega 3’s are known to decrease inflammation in the body, lower blood pressure, and reduce a risk of some cancers. Salmon is also high in B vitamins needed for turning the food you eat into energy and for optimal functioning of the nervous system.
Turmeric– Turmeric is a very powerful spice because it contains high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric boosts the activity of certain enzymes in the body and helps prevent cells from oxidative damage and stress. It’s anti-inflammatory benefits help protect against many health conditions such as heart disease, metabolic syndrome and even cancer. Studies also show that Turmeric is a great supplement for people suffering from chronic arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
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