Super Foods and how they can benefit your health!

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Have you ever been curious about super-foods? If not, you should be! Super-foods are defined as any nutrient rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well being. Do I have your attention now? I have compiled a list of a few of the top super-foods and how each one can benefit your health! Remember, whenever you are making a change to your diet and you’re unsure of how it will impact you, be sure to check with your health care provider.

  1. Chlorella
  • Single celled green algae.
  • Chlorella is an ancient super-food. Fossil records indicate it existed up to at least 540 million years ago!
  • It was the first cell form to contain a nucleus.
  • It’s cells established the blueprint for land based plants.
  • Chlorella has survived any and all climate changes over the years (earth, wind, and fire!).
  • There are two important and highly unusual characteristics:
    • It has a tough cell wall that is almost unbreakable. The materials that make this durable cell wall have been shown to bind with heavy metals, pesticides, and toxins and carry them safely out of the body!
    • Chlorella has a high reproduction rate. Regenerates into four new cells every 17-20 hours. It’s unusually high regeneration rate is attributed to what’s called “chlorella growth factor” or (CGF). CGF is found in the nucleus of every cell. Not only does CGF help with regenerating Chorella but it can safely fuel your body’s regeneration as well!
  • Contains carotenoids like vitamin A (beta-carotene) and alpha-carotene and lutein, powerful antioxidants: vitamins C, D, E, and vitamin K.
  • Chlorella has a higher concentration of chlorophyll than any other plant on planet earth along with the super antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid.
  • It also has a whole slew of the brain-healthy, energizing B-vitamins: thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, and choline.
  • Contains important minerals like phosphorus, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and iron.
  • Here’s a fun fact: Chlorella contains more protein per ounce than steak.
  • Chlorella contains favorite fibrous food of probiotic bacteria, inositol.
  • Includes healthy fats like oleic acid, a balanced supply of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
  • It also has nucleic acids for building DNA and RNA.

Chlorella has the perfect combination of nutrients your body craves for healing to help achieve optimal health and bodily function.

  1. Spirulina
  • A type of blue green algae that grows naturally in oceans and salty lakes.
  • The Aztecs harvested spirulina from Lake Texcoco in central Mexico and is still harvested today from Lake Chad in West-Central Africa and is turned into dry cakes.
  • Spirulina grows in microscopic spiruls that tend to stick together which makes it easy to harvest.
  • Has an intense blue green color and used as a color additive.
  • Spirulina is rich in protein, vitamins, mineral, carotenoids, and antioxidants. Contains nutrients like B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).

Be sure to buy spirulina or any blue-green algae from a trusted source. Blue-green algae can absorb toxins and chemicals where it is grown that can be harmful to the body.

  1. Alfalfa
  • High in many essential vitamins and minerals: A, D, E, K, and full family of B vitamins: biotin, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, and potassium.
  • High in protein, especially when dried.
  • Known as the “king of all foods” because of it’s nutrient rich qualities.
  • Is used for feeding animals because it has the highest nutritional value of all the forage/hay crops.
  • Very rich in essential nutrients.
  • Its roots can reach lengths up to 60 feet allowing it to absorb nutrients and minerals other plants may not be able to reach.
  • It can help flush the bowels of built up toxins and has been used for diuretic purposes
  • Has been shown to lower cholesterol.
  • Detoxifies and cleanses the blood.
  • Lowers blood pressure and balances hormones.
  • Contains beneficial healing properties against bad breath, sore or achy joints, imbalanced skin conditions, and increases immune system functionality.
  • Alfalfa, when consumed regularly, acts as an alternative to pain medicines for headaches and migraines.
  • Alfalfa does have a bland taste and it is recommended to brew with another tea with flavor.
  • Available in capsule form.
  1. Wheat Grass
  • 2 oz of wheat grass has the nutritional quality of about 5lbs of the best raw organic vegetables.
  • Wheatgrass has twice the amount of Vitamin A as carrots and is higher in Vitamin C than oranges! It contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium in a balanced ratio. Wheatgrass is a complete source of protein, supplying all of the essential amino acids, and more. It has about 20% of total calories coming from protein. This protein is in the form of poly peptides, simpler and shorter chains of amino acids that the body uses more efficiently in the blood stream and tissues.
  • Wheatgrass helps neutralize toxins and environmental pollutants in the body.
  • Wheatgrass juice must be consumed fresh, within 15 minutes of juicing.
  • The juice must be consumed undiluted and on an empty stomach to allow the nutrients to be better absorbed into by the body.
  1. Spinach
  • Spinach is one of the most iron rich vegetables and is a store house for many phytonutrients.
  • Is a rich source of antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein, zea—xanthin, and beta-carotene.
  • Helps protect against free radicals.
  • Zea-xanthin is an important antioxidant that helps protect from “age related macular disease” (ARMD).
  • Contains minerals such as potassium, manganese, magnesium, copper, and zinc.
  • Good source of omega 3 fatty acids.
  1. Acai Berry
  • Found in the Amazon.
  • Is a healing, immune system building, energy boosting berry.
  • Has the ability to lower cholesterol.
  • Rich in plant sterols that provide cardio-protective benefits to our cells by preventing blood clots.
  • Aids in weight loss.
  • Can ward off harmful organisms.
  • Promotes healthy skin.
  • Aids in digestion and is high in dietary fiber.
  • Protects against free radicals.
  • Has anti aging effects.
  1. Bee Pollen
  • Bee pollen is the food of the young bee and its about 40% protein.
  • Is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods.
  • Contains nearly all nutrients required by humans.
  • About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be absorbed by the body.
  • Bee pollen cannot be synthesized in a lab (awesome!)
  • Bee pollen contains all of the essential components of life.
  • Improves endurance and vitality in our bodies.
  • Rich in protein, free amino acids, and vitamins.
  • Richer in protein than any animal protein!
  • Contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese of equal weight.
  • Inhibits the development of harmful bacteria.
  • Contains an antibiotic factor that is effective against salmonella and some strains of bacteria.
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3 thoughts on “Super Foods and how they can benefit your health!

  1. Deniza says:

    I enjoyed this post a lot! All of these foods are not known by many people but have so many health benefits. Especially Acai berry, I use it every morning in my oatmeal and it is a great boost for the immune system.

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