Superfoods to add to your diet
Bee Pollen– is high in enzymes, antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals. Provides support against seasonal allergies, asthma and cancer; increases energy, stamina and mental clarity, improves prostate health, clears skin blemishes, boosts immune function, aids digestion, lowers blood lipids, balances blood composition, enhances sexual function and reverses the signs and symptoms of aging. Look for freeze dried as it will have retained the most nutrients.
Broccoli Sprouts- Sulforaphane has been shown to mobilize the body’s natural cancer protection resources and help reduce the risk of malignancy. Broccoli is the best source of the chemical precursor to sulforaphane called glucoraphanin. Broccoli sprouts are also an exceptionally rich source of inducers of cellular enzymes for detoxifying harmful chemical carcinogens. Look for organic broccoli sprouts at health food stores or purchase the seeds online and begin sprouting your own or you can find it in supplement form .
Cacao Powder– is the basis of chocolate, the raw cacao bean is the highest known food source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Also high in magnesium, iron chromium, zinc and manganese. Can be purchased as raw cacao nibs, butter, powder or paste, and can easily be blended into smoothies.
Camu Camu Powder– is one of the world’s most abundant sources of vitamin C—as much as 60 times more vitamin C per serving than found in an orange. This antioxidant-rich berry that is native to the Amazon is also a plentiful source of potassium, calcium, protein, beta carotene, amino acids and powerful phytochemicals.
Chlorella /Spirulina– It is thought to boost the immune system and help fight infection. It has been shown to increase the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, which helps to treat ulcers, colitis, diverticulitis and Crohn’s disease. It is also used to treat constipation, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Chlorella has been used to treat cancer and also help protect the body from the effects of cancer radiation treatment as well as a heavy metal detoxification tool for alternative health practitioners. In Asia and Japan it is often used to prevent or curb the spread of cancer, enhance immunity, helpful for ulcers, gastritis, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and constipation. Chlorella and spirulina are found in green foods supplements or as individual products. Read more about chlorella
Goji Berries– have been long revered in Chinese medicine, they are filled with powerful antioxidants and other compounds that may help prevent cancer and other illnesses, including heart disease. Antioxidants may also boost the immune system and lower cholesterol.
Raw Honey– raw honey provides antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates, and phyto-nutrients. It is antibacterial, and can be used as a remedy for ulcers, digestion, bronchitis, as well as to help alleviate seasonal allergies. For seasonal allergies look for a organic, raw brand that is harvested locally.
Hempseeds has the perfect balance of Omega 3 fatty and 6 fatty acids for sustainable human health. It is a high quality, complete raw food protein that has a massive trace mineral content. Besides providing the human EFAs and having a favorable unsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio, hemp seed is an excellent dietary source of easily digestible, gluten-free protein. As a bonus hemp seeds don’t need to be germinated before eating, they have no enzyme exhibitors.
Maca Powder– comes from the radish family and is a oily root vegetable. It contains fatty acids, 20 amino acids and is naturally high in many vitamins and minerals including sulfur. Maca will enhance the body’s natural ability to withstand stress and fight diseases by supporting the endocrine system. It regulates the hypothalamus gland’s production of cortisol, which is also known as the stress hormone. Physical and mental stress send a trigger to the hypothalamus, telling it to increase the production of cortisol. Since the body is not made to withstand stress over extended periods of time, high levels of cortisol in the body are extremely harmful to your health. Look for organic maca powder in health food stores or online.
Pomegranates– are a superfood with a variety of unique benefits, pomegranates possess six unique substances that suppress aromatase which roughly 70 percent of breast cancers need in order to grow and thrive. Besides preventing and fighting breast cancer, pomegranates have been shown to target many other forms of cancer as well, including cancer of the colon. The specific cancer-fighting compounds in pomegranates include urolithin A (UA), methylated UA, acetylated UB, methylated UB, and UB sulfate, all of which are naturally-occurring phytochemicals that inhibit multiple estrogen-producing mechanisms responsible for spurring tumor growth.
Wheat Grass Powder – the chlorophyll found in leafy greens and wheatgrass juice assists our bodies in manufacturing high-quality red blood cells which transport oxygen throughout the body. It is one of the greatest food substances for cleansing the bowel & other elimination systems (liver and the blood). It relieves inflammation, making it a natural pain reliever. It can help to mobilize heavy metals that have accumulated in the body by binding to toxins such as mercury to carry them out of your system. You can juice your own wheatgrass or look for powdered supplements at the health food store or online. Read more about wheatgrass therapy.
Raw food advocate David Wolfe on benefits of eating super foods