Superfood is a designation for which few foods qualify. The term indicates that the particular food has qualities beyond the ordinary and is worth considering because of the benefits to the people who eat it.
While you have likely heard about a number of superfoods, there is a specific combination that you may not have tried: ginger, turmeric, and carrots. Why these three? Dr. Mercola writes,
“People who eat ginger, turmeric and carrots — especially all of them on one plate — come away not just with lowered risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, but also numerous, so-called ‘less serious’ but often debilitating ailments such as pain and inflammation.”
Why would you use these particular three over other superfoods? Consider that turmeric “has been estimated to contain around 150 different therapeutic benefits, including boosting your immunity, protecting your heart and moderating the effects of autoimmune diseases.” These include such diseases as Alzheimer’s Disease because turmeric may “reverse cognitive decline and dementia.” Additionally, turmeric has beneficial uses in treating heart disease, joint pain, AIDS, and epilepsy. How you consume turmeric can affect how well it benefits the body. Dr. Mercola notes
“One of turmeric’s disadvantages is that curcumin is not quickly bioavailable, meaning that once ingested your body is unable to quickly absorb it to access the benefits. Interestingly, studies show accessibility is increased when you add, say for a cup of tea, a teaspoon of a fat such as coconut oil or flaxseed oil.”
Ginger’s beneficial uses include to use in combating inflammation, nausea (particularly in cases of motion sickness), diabetes, and memory. Of particular interest may be ginger’s impact on cancer. The Epoch Times says,
“…Ginger extract may be an even more effective anti-cancer agent than chemotherapy drugs, killing cancerous cells while leaving healthy ones untouched. Its anti-inflammatory properties might also help prevent the progression of precancerous cells to cancer.”
Carrots also can be beneficial in combating cancer, heart disease and has beneficial uses for digestion and vision. That’s not even mentioning the antioxidant benefits. Whfoods.com notes,
“The many different kinds of carrot antioxidants are most likely to work together and provide us with cardiovascular benefits that we could not obtain from any of these antioxidants alone if they were split apart and consumed individually, in isolation from each other. The synergistic effect of carrot antioxidants is a great example of a whole food and its uniqueness as a source of nourishment.”
All of the benefits do not even begin to touch upon how excellent the flavor of these superfoods can be, so, maybe you should consider adding these to your diet.