Dr. Murad Names the Ten Best Inclusive Health Foods to Feel Better Every Day
Howard Murad, MD, FAAD, founder of the Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group (MIHMG) in El Segundo, Calif., and author of The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger, has announced his recommendations for the “ten best foods to eat” to live healthier and feel better every day. Based on data collected from more than 50,000 patients in his medical practice, Dr. Murad has identified long and short term trends in health benefits after placing patients on a lifestyle program he calls Inclusive Health. Inclusive Health Is Dr. Murad’s three-pronged approach to optimal wellness, which combines topical and internal care with a focus on support for a sense of self.
After researching the wellness properties of hundreds of foods and food ingredients, and seeing the health of his patients improve when adopting these foods into their daily diets, Dr. Murad has compiled his “Best Foods for Optimal Health and Wellness” list, each a recommended addition to an Inclusive Health lifestyle. The list includes:Dr. Murad, also an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA, has created the Inclusive Health Program to improve his patients’ physical and emotional wellbeing. Each program is custom designed to a patient’s needs. By incorporating Inclusive Health philosophies, including adding certain healthy foods that provide essential nutrients to the daily diet, patients see and feel a wide variety of health related benefits.
Goji Berries – Possibly the most nutritionally dense food on the planet, these amazing berries provide a great source of essential fatty acids, free-radical fighting antioxidants, trace minerals, B vitamins and amino acids – all teaming together to help fight off cancer, heart disease and other illnesses.
Walnuts - Start to satisfy your daily requirement for cell-hydrating omega-3 fatty acids with a serving of walnuts which help cell membranes attract and hold water critical to rebuilding connective tissue.
Eggs - An embryonic food containing lecithin, a vital nutritional component that repairs tissues, eggs allow the body to build healthy new cells with strong cell membranes.
Pomegranates – A fantastic source of antioxidants, and possibly the world’s most prolific source of polyphenols, pomegranates also increase the protective abilities of sunscreens.
Cold Water Fish and/or Ground Flaxseeds - Excellent food sources of Essential Fatty Acids, cold water fish and ground flaxseed both have amazing hydrating abilities while also helping build strong cell membranes and attracting water to cells.
Apricots and/or Mangos – These orange fruits contain high amounts of vitamin A, which normalizes the production and life cycle of skin cells.
Brown Rice – This excellent high fiber accompaniment to virtually any other food contains glycosaminoglycans – ideal for building up connective tissue.
Broccoli and/or Spinach – These dark green veggies are a great source of Alpha lipoic acid, a potent fat-and-water-soluble antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that helps many of the body’s systems to run more efficiently.
Pumpkin, Sunflower and Sesame Seeds - Further examples of embryonic foods, these seeds contain L-Carnitine, which transports fatty acids to cells where they are metabolized. They serve a dual purpose of fat burning and cell strengthening.
Lentils – Cholesterol-lowering, fiber-rich lentil beans provide bountiful amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein—all with virtually no fat.
Dr. Murad recommends these foods, but cautions that to truly experience Inclusive Health, the body requires more than just a healthy diet. In addition to eating right, he recommends taking the proper supplements and encourages exercise and getting enough sleep, as well as allowing time to develop a sense of self.