I’m into this SUPERFOOD lifestyle.
I love my superfoods. There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t include my favorite superfoods in my daily nutritional intake.
Goji Berries contain 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, Vitamin A, B-complex, C and E and are loaded with antioxidants to fight off free radicals. So start adding them to your arsenal. I add Goji berries to my cereal, my smoothies, I sprinkle them on salad or add them to healthy desserts. The benefits of including Goji berries in your diet are improved immune function, improved eye and liver health, reduction of inflammation in the body, heart health and great mood enhancement.
Hemp seeds contain 20 amino acids and hemp is a complete source of plant protein. Being a vegan, hemp makes up a good part of my protein intake. Hemp also contains high amounts of essential fatty acids and has the perfect ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 at a ratio of 3 to 1 which is spot on. Hemp strengthens immunity, reduces inflammation, improves memory and brain related diseases (good for my MS). Hemp is great for healthy skin, good digestive health, helps to lower risk of cancer and diabetes. I use hemp milk on cereal and in recipes that call for milk. I sprinkle hemp seeds on salads and in smoothies. I use hemp oil in my kitchen.
Reishi Mushrooms are a super rich source of antioxidants, B vitamins, potassium, niacin, magnesium, selenium, copper and phosphorus. Reishi helps to ward off immune related disorders such as arthritis and cancer, reduces physical and mental stress, reduces inflammation, protects the liver, helps with digestive disorders. Reishi comes in different forms. You can get reishi in capsules, in tincture form, reishi spore oil, reishi crystals and you can make tea with Reishi mushrooms.
Bee Pollen is a great source of carotinoids, 22 amino acids, and enzymes. It is also a good source of B-vitamins, C and E and over 68 minerals. What a powerhouse. The benefits of including bee pollen in your day is that it helps to ward off cancer, diabetes, arthritis and depression. Promotes increased strength and endurance, great for concentration and memory enhancement, and helps build up a resistance to infections. I add my bee pollen to my smoothies or I just take a tablespoon right out of the jar and swallow the pollen with a little bit of water. As with bee stings…make sure you are not allergic to bees if you are going to take pollen.
Maca is a highly nutrient dense superfood that I add to my smoothies and desserts. Maca is a complete source of amino acids. Rich in B vitamins, C and E, copper, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Maca is a good energy food reducing chronic fatigue, relieves stress and depression, improves libido, improves adrenal function and strengthens memory.
Aloe vera is awesome. It contains 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins and 200 active plant compounds (phytonutrients), strong antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. I add aloe vera juice to my smoothies and green juices and on occasion I can get my hands on aloe vera leaves. When I get the stalks I scrape the jelly into my smoothies and green juices. Aloe vera is great for digestive health, heals ulcers, helps ease inflammation and arthritic pain, is added to the treatment against candida and parasites, promotes heart health and helps halt cancer growth. The jelly from inside the aloe leaf is also good for wound healing, particularly skin burns in the kitchen. You can easily keep your own aloe plant in your home.
Chlorella is a great source of complete protein, a potent source of chlorophyll and rich in the entire vitamin complex. I take 15 chlorella tablets each day. Chlorella is a great source of iron and zinc, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Chlorella helps to detox the body of xenoestrogens and heavy metals. It helps keep candida and yeast in check. Is a known cancer fighter, improves diabetes and insulin resistance, reduces arthritic pain, helps repair tissue and reduces digestive issues. I love my chlorella.
The information provided regarding these superfoods comes from my favorite website “Natural News”.
In all seriousness, I really do take each and every one of these superfoods into my body daily or weekly in recipes, smoothies and green juices or straight up with a bit of water. They are all adding to my good health and wellness.
If you think you would like to add some or all of these to your health regime make sure you get them from a reputable source…not your corner drug store. I would suggest you start adding them bit by bit and gradually increasing the amounts as you go along.
In Canada I would suggest getting your superfoods from Upaya Natural of which there is a link at the very bottom of this page. In the USA I would suggest Natural News or Raw Food World as the best sources for pure superfoods.