Superfoods are nature's answer to modern medications. They help us stay fit and healthy by providing our bodies with a concentrated dose of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. I strongly recommend including these seventeen superfoods in your daily diet.
Chlorophyll is one of the main components of wheatgrass. It acts as a detoxifier and cleanser. Yet its most important job is restoring pH to the optimal, slightly alkaline levels that your body needs to function at its peak. The antioxidants and vitamins in wheatgrass provide energy and help build new red blood cells. The amino acids and fat-splitting enzymes found it in help shed fat and build muscle. Contains precursors to SOD!!
Its active ingredient is curcumin and has been used in many clinical studies as an apoptosis inducing food. That means it kills cancer cells and leaves healthy cells untouched. You can easily spice up your dishes with this distinctive flavor and gnarly looking root. To get the maximum benefits of curcumin, sprinkle powdered turmeric or grate fresh turmeric and mix with crushed black pepper and oil. Standardized supplements abound!
The oldest food on earth, arriving on this planet over 3.5 billion years ago. It’s actually a kind of blue-green algae and considered the most nutrient-dense food on the planet. Did you know... One pound of spirulina has the nutritional power of 1,000 pounds of assorted vegetables!
Has a greater health benefit than green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea (nutritional and antioxidant level wise). It’s known as a cancer-fighter, energy booster, calorie burner and a great daily detoxer.
A single-celled organism that has been on planet earth for billions of years. This ocean-based plant contains literally hundreds of potent phytochemicals that work in synergy to protect your body’s tissues, detoxify your blood and remove toxins, enhance oxygenation and circulation and reverse abnormal cell division that can lead to cancer. Nourish your body at the cellular level!
These nutty and delicious seeds are huge immune system boosters… are full of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids which make them an excellent source of protein. Let’s not forget these seeds contain all of the essential amino acids.
Is there anything this “wolfberry” can’t do? One of the most complete superfruits in the world loaded with B vitamins, vitamin E, carotenoids, 500 times the vitamin C of an orange, eighteen different amino acids, and 21 minerals... and is a weight loss aid, menopause reliever antioxidant... liver function enhancer, anti-aging miracle, vision sharpener
Nearly no other food in the world has the unique antiviral and immune boosting properties found in coconuts. Coconuts are also an excellent way to get protein and natural fiber. Coconuts are a perfect superfood that have zero starch, and provide the brain-healthy nutrient choline, which can increase your focus and mental clarity.
This green algae is a complete food, it contains 50% more protein than meat, per grams of weight. Studies show it decreases pain, and it’s incredibly detoxifying because it has metal-absorbing properties, helping flush them from your body.
The seed used by the ancient Mayan empire (chia is the Mayan word for “strength”) as a kind of protein-rich endurance fuel. These tiny seeds are full of essential fatty acids, have 2x the protein of any other seed or grain, 5x the calcium of milk, 2x potassium of bananas and 3x more iron than spinach.
Could the seed that produces chocolate be a superfood? You better believe it is. Cacao is of one of the world’s best sources of theobromine, an alkaloid. Alkaloids are similar to human neurotransmitters like serotonin and acetylcholine, which have a positive effect on mood and memory. Cacao also relaxes smooth muscle in blood vessels, which can help lower your blood pressure. Raw cacao contains more antioxidants than any other food.
This Peruvian rainforest fruit is the most plentiful plant source of vitamin C currently known to man. Valine is an amino acid found in camu camu that our bodies can’t produce and is used by our cells to prevent muscle breakdown and protect the nervous system. Traditional healers use the fruit to improve mood, oral health and boost the immune system.
This superfood is a staple of the West African diet. Known as the “miracle tree” it contains all eight essential amino acids. It has anti-diabetic, anti-tumor, and anti-aging properties. It puts other foods we think of as nutritious to shame such as carrots, oranges, spinach, bananas and broccoli.
Adaptogenic herb that combats stress. Increases Sustainable energy and fights fatigue. Boosts libido (very efficiently!). Increases strength and stamina. Supports adrenal function. Balances hormones. 60 beneficial phyto-nutrients. Rich in amino acids and minerals (calcium). Contains iodine and aids in hypothyroidism.
Consume Aloe for healthy skin, to reduces allergy symptoms, increase energy, provide electrolytes (minerals), improve digestion, relieve GERD, heal the intestinal lining, aid detoxification, enhance the immune system and aid in elimination. It is also an effective anti-fungal.
Also known as linseeds, they are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds provide anti-inflammatory benefits, protect your bones, and protect against heart disease, breast cancer, and diabetes. Eating flaxseeds also lowers blood pressure in men with high cholesterol. Flaxseeds are also rich in fiber and manganese and are a good source of folate, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium, phosphorous, and copper, and lignan phytonutrients. Seeds should be sprouted to reduce physic acid and enzyme inhibitors.
Black Resin rich in fulvic and humic acids. Packed with minerals in the fulvic form for efficient cellular absorption. Known to increase energy, stamina, mental acuity. Aids in sleep and mood.