The holiday season, for many of us, is a time of cookies, cakes, and other baked goods, both homemade and packaged.

All variety of rich foods, meat, cheeses, and eggnog are offered and consumed, often in excess, at Christmastime.

What if, instead, we could find some balance in our December diet by choosing to eat foods as close to their natural form as possible?

The more we change the food from its original form, the less “super” it is. The term “superfood” is a marketing buzzword that has become part of the vernacular.

Most natural foods are packed with vitamins and provide our bodies with high quality nutrition. Food, like air and water, contains life force. When we eat high quality foods, we are filling our bodies with more vitality and energy. Eating foods that are canned, boxed, prepared in a factory, or pumped with preservatives and other chemicals is not going to give us a whole lot of life force.

Many superfoods are exotic, expensive, and not practical to include in our everyday diet, such as acai berriesMoringachia, and bee pollen. While all of these are definitely worthy of your attention and consideration, this article focuses on foods that are accessible in any grocery store in the United States.

Here is the list; please read the full post on Elephant Journal for more details about incorporating these wonderful foods into your diet!

1. Sweet potatoes
2. Dark, leafy greens
3. Beets
4. Turmeric
5. Peanut butter
6. Avocado
7. Ginger
8. Garlic

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