Superfoods are those multi-tasking, multi-purpose foods that give you more punch in your bite than other foods. There are many different categories of superfoods that you can choose from based on your budget, lifestyle, palette, and nutritional needs. There is a reason why we call these foods superfoods.
Beside your basic vitamins and minerals that foods contain like vitamin A, B, C, and traces of iron and protein, superfoods contain iodine, antioxidants, chlorophll, and other hard to get elements in the body that do not come from most foods.
Our green superfoods are those dark leafy greens like kale, collards, spinach, and wheatgrass along with wild algae, cholorella, and spirulina which were the first forms of food known to humankind on this planet. Spirulina is a cultivated algae that has a 70% complete protein profile.
Wheatgrass may be hard to get down the throat because of its strong and robust grassy flavor, but wheatgrass is gluten-free, super alkalizing for the blood and helps people who want to lose weight because it stimulates the thyroid gland and your body’s metabolism.
In our fruit, nut, and seed category we have coconuts which is one of those cure-all foods, the noni fruit, goji berries, acai berries, Brazil’s gift to the American food system via Oprah and Dr. Oz, and maca root, a sexual energizer and natural libido booster.
Then there is the infamous cacao where real natural chocolate comes from that world-renowned raw foods expert David Wolf put on the map for the world to enjoy. Coconuts is one of those superfoods that the human body recognizes immediately because it resembles the molecular structure of human blood plasma. During World War II, soldiers drink coconut water to help heal wounds and to stop bleeding from gun wounds.
Cacao contains a high amount of magnesium, a mineral that is severely deficient in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Magnesium is one of those elements that nourishes our nervous system. And only 28 grams of a serving of cacao will give your body 3 times the amounts it needs for daily iron intake for both men and women. Cacao also has more antioxidants than green tea and red wine alone.
Other fruit, nut, and seed categories that contain easily digestible complete proteins are hemp seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Our herb superfood that is a household name is ginseng. Ginseng is one of those herbs that you can drink in tea form and/or consume in capsules. It is also a sexual energizing tonic and a restorative herb that helps people to recover from stress-related diseases.
Aloe vera has wonderful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to it and its also wonderful for the digestion system along with being a great source for healthy hair and skin.
Then there is the plant life on the bottom of the ocean which is my favorite. Why? Because these different types of seaweed like kombu, nori, arame, and wakame, are full of natural iodine that feeds your body’s thyroid gland which is the second most important gland in your body behind your master gland: The Pineal Gland.
The thyroid gland regulates your mood, appetite, hormones, and your metabolism. If it is imbalanced it can affect everything from your hair, skin, and nails, to women’s ability to ovulate. Not only do the seaweeds contain natural iodine in them, but they have the molecular structure of human blood plasma as well and they are full of all the nutrients that come out of the ocean.