Superfoods 101

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Looking to amp up your diet? Superfoods are something you should never skimp on. What are superfoods? Superfoods are the most nutrient dense and most potent foods found on earth. They have “superhero” effects increasing the energy of your entire body by boosting your immune system (perfect for these cold winter months!), detoxifying, lowering inflammation, and alkalizing the body!

Why would you NOT eat these superfoods? Some of the best ones may seem a little whacky (you want me to eat algae!?) and some can be extremely hard to find AND pricey! Here I have mapped out the ones that you can make your everyday staples..

 

Bee Products:
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Specifically as honey or pollen. Bee pollen consists of almost all the B vitamins and 21 essential amino acids which makes
it a complete protein. It is the most complete food found in nature. It also helps with seasonal allergies. So pop it in a smoothie, some yogurt, or hot cereal and watch your allergies lessen! Honey is also a fantastic choice when it comes to bee products. Honey is loaded with minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, and enzymes (who help tell the food that goes into your body where it is needed). Put it on a piece of toast, hot cereal, yogurt, smoothies, strawberries…and the list goes on.

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I learned something very new this year. THAT MUSHROOMS ARE MY NEW BEST FRIEND!!! Especially the Asian kind. They are alkalizing, anti-inflammatory, high in poly saccharides, and improve your immune system. The medicinal mushroom has also been known to help heal cancer and other ailments. Some great mushrooms I recommend are maitake, shitake, or reishi. Add them to stir fries, whole grains, soups, or salads!

Hemp Products:

As discussed in a previous post…hemp is the new thing. But only eaten in the raw form. Rich in iron, amino acids, vitamin E, Omega-3, and GLA..there is no reason not to jump on this train. Sprinkle it on your salad, in your soup, in a smoothie, in a hot cereal, whatever your little hear desires.

 

Goji Berries: 

These bad boys have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for 5,000 years. FIVE THOUSAND YEARS! Why? Because they are strength building and create longevity AND contain 18 amino acids, antioxidants, 21 minerals, iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, and many many other amazing things. If you don’t like the real thing, you are very lucky because I have discovered a dark chocolate covered version. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too! 

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Add just one of these powerful gifts from nature into your diet a day and I guarantee you will feel the effects!

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