Superfoods – Heroes of the Food World
Have you heard of superfoods? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s acai berries! “Super” foods don’t normally fly across the sky but they can rescue you from some serious health issues by providing superior nutrition. They are the heroes of the food world. They have super strength and powerful health promoting properties.
The term “superfood” refers to a food that is exceptionally high in phytonutrients. These nutrients are believed to convey significant health benefits. All natural whole foods contain valuable, health promoting phytonutrients.
Certain foods, like those we’ve listed as detox foods, have noteworthy properties that help your body cleanse or heal. And then there are the foods that have such extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other health promoting elements that they can only be considered “Super.”
Knowledge from the Ancients
acai berriesAcai Berries are one of the antioxidant superheroes of the Brazilian Amazon. They have 10 times the antioxidant level of grapes and twice that of blueberries, as well as having 10-30 times the anthocyanins of red wine. Anthocyanins are the powerful flavonoids that give these berries their dark purple color and protect your body against cancer, neurological disorders, inflammation and diabetes.
Chia Seeds were valued as a potent staple food by many native tribes of the Southwest and Mexico, including the Aztecs. The seeds were commonly used by warriors and travelers to prolong hydration and provide endurance for epic foot journeys. They have high levels of essential fatty acids, protein, and fiber along with a special ability to absorb more than 10 times their weight in water. This powerful food can help you accomplish super human feats of endurance!
Supercharge Your Detox
These are just a couple of examples of the many powerful, healing superfoods that nature has to offer. Incorporate these potent foods into your detox if you’re ready to boost cleansing activity or need some extra support. A small amount goes a long way. Try adding some spirulina, hemp protein powder or bee pollen to your smoothies. Or sprinkle some dulse flakes or goji berries onto your salads.
You’ll find most of the ingredients on the lists below at your local health food store. If you can’t find something at your local store you can always order it online. Many of these are included in our detox recipes.
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