SuperFoods, Super Life!

Superfood, Super Life.

Learning more more about our foods that are good for us, it really goes back to our how our ancestry used to eat. Consuming the nutrient all natural, walking the earth instinctively eating plants, herbs, fruits, grains and minerals giving their bodies the necessary nutrients that are recommended for us today. We call them SuperFoods, providing us with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, endurance, longevity, natural vitamins, mineral, healing and even curing diseases. (Please consult with your doctor before taking any supplements or superfoods into your diet if you have any medical issues or a strict diet.)  From my own experience with Superfood this is my new high, my energy level is off the chart and headaches have been less frequent,  I feel amazing!

What are Superfoods, and where will find them?

We are very fortunate, we don’t need to go through the jungle or woods or even grow our own crops to get Superfoods. For us today we can get them from our natural Whole Foods stores, Sprouts, Lassen and farmers markets.
Superfoods can be in powdered form creating delicious great morning or afternoon smoothie meals or taken as a vitamin supplement pill form.

Top 10 SuperFoods and tonic herbs

1. Cacao (raw chocolate)the seed/nut from tree
The highest antioxidant food on the planet, the number 1 source of an antioxidant, magnesium, iron and manganese and chromium. Raw chocolate improves cardiovascular health, build strong bones, elevates your mood and energy, increases longevity and is a natural aphrodisiac.

2. Goji Berries (Wolf-berries)
Goji Berries is a 5,000 year ancient Chinese medicine used for longevity, strength building and a high potency food. This amazing superfood has 18 different kinds of amino acids and eight essential amino acids, up to 21 traces of minerals, high amounts of antioxidants, iron and polysaccharide, B and E vitamins and many more other nutrients.

3. Maca
This superfood helps increase energy, endurance strength, and libido. Dried Maca powder contains more than 10% of protein and nearly 20 amino acids including seven essential amino acids.

4. Spirulina
This amazing superfood is the highest source of complete protein (65%.) Spirulina is a Primordial food, increases our internal product of stem cells and is a vital superfood.

5. Cama Berry
This superfood is the highest vitamin C source on the planet, and is great at rebuilding tissue, purifying blood and enhancing immunity and energy. This berry is the best antidepressant, immune building, and eye-nourishing superfoods in the world.

6. Tamarac Herb
A wonderful super herb food, Tamarac. Main ingredient in Tamarac is Curcumin. Tamarac helps with anti-inflammatory which originates the problem of diseases and toxins build up, a great antioxidant, can help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer. Improves brain function and lowers risk of Brain disease as Alzheimer’s, lowers risk of heart disease, helps arthritis and a great antidepressants. Helps delay aging and help fight age-related chronic diseases, this herb helps overall with longevity. Put some in your foods and smoothies. Please consult with your doctor for any medical issues that may not allow you to take such an herb.

7. Beets or Beet Juice
This Superfood has shown to boost the nitric oxide levels, helping your body with the improving natural energy, support health blood pressure levels and promote improved stamina. This vegetable is wonderful to incorporate in your meals, beverage or smoothies.

8. Bee products(Honey, Pollen and Propolis)
Honey is known to be the most complete food found in nature. Bee pollen contains nearly all B vitamins, especially vitamin B9 (folate) and all 21 is essential amino acids, The perfect protein. Rich with minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, and enzymes. If your body can metabolism and can handle sweetener, honey is the best, please consult with your doctor.

9. Chlorella
This superfood will boost your energy, support fat loss. This is a freshwater algae. Other benefits – help support your immune system, look younger, fight cancer, lower your blood sugar and cholesterol as well as detoxifies heavy metal, radiation and chemotherapy, as well as lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

10. Mint Herb
European originated herb, this superfood helps with digestion, acne, pain, cough and cold, immunity, stress, oral health, allergies, cancer and even morning sickness. This herb is low in calories, and contains a small amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Mint can be found in local grocery stores as peppermint and spearmint, is also known as a strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. A great ingredient to add to your salad, soups, even a peppermint vanilla smoothie. I grow my own mint in my in a pot due to the strong roots they will grow out of control through the other grass landscape areas.

Other wonderful SuperFoods and ingredients ideals to add to you heathy Superfood smoothie …Add as many ingredients as you wish, not all is necessary.

Teaspoon of coconut oil
coconut water
Almond milk (non sweeten)
Ice
Fresh or frozen fruits( light handful)
Vanilla or chocolate protein powder( Arbonne is my favorite)
Handful of spinach
Fiber powder from Arbonne

While learning about your body, listen and see how your body feels and reacts while you are experimenting and enjoying Superfoods. Do you feel more energized, are you more alert, less bloating in you abdominal area, are your sinuses improving, are headaches better or less frequent? Remember, everybody’s body responds differently, so it is important to understand how your body is feeling with these different foods and ingredients. Make any necessary changes as you learn about what your body needs and enjoys incorporating Superfoods in your daily life.  If needed, please consult your doctor with any current health diets restrictions you may have before adding your Superfoods.

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