SUPERFOODS HEAL, ENERGIZE & STIMULATE THE BODY AND MIND
Posted May 24 2009 5:16pm
Superfoods are rapidly becoming the number one way to maximize your body’s potential as they coninue to be more widely known and used by individuals & families to help them achieve optimal, balanced and complete physical wellbeing. Even some doctors are not only using them too but suggesting them to their patients as part of a preventative and treatment program to prevent, manage and cure illness & disease. Although they are living food sources often eaten raw, there is a massive increase in the sales of SUPERFOOD Greens supplements containing a blend of the most widely known & powerful SUPERFOODS along with probiotic organisms to enhance the benefits as well as maintain their effectiveness since they are packaged products and not raw. These SUPERFOODS will heal you from illness and disease. They will increase your engergy. They will help you lose weight. They will help you prevent and may aid you in overcoming cancer. In fact, here is a place www.hippocratesinst.org that uses a regimen of raw superfoods and more to heal people with great success from all types of conditions. I have been there and spoken to people who have told me they were cured of their terminal illness and keep coming back again and again because of the tremendous success. In addition to that they will help you look and feel younger. What more can I say. If you want to feel and be the best you can be then you better get going with the program. Where to find good supplements www.squidoo.com/superfoods-3
Me, I personally use Greens Plus Berry, Perfect Greens Berry, and Earth’s Promise brands to supplement my raw foods. Nothing beats starting your morning with a blast of energy.
The Top 5 Reasons You Need To Start Getting Superfoods In Your Daily Diet
Prevent Illness and Disease
Look and Feel Younger
The Main reason why? Chlorophyll. It is the component in plants that absorbs sunshine and converts it into energy. For humans, chlorophyll is a body and blood detoxifier. It provides our body the ability to heal, regenerate and repair at the cellular molecular level. It helps increase the absorption of oxygen from the air we breathe and helps our blood cells transport oxygen to the cells of our body. It prevents carcinogens from binding to the DNA in the liver and other organs. It kills harmful bacteria. It aids in breaking down calcium stones like kidney stones and neutralizes excess detrimental acid by its alkalizing effects in the blood and body. It is also believed to promote digestive health as well as provide fertility enhancement to women and men.
Here is a list of the categorizations of the primary green foods and some of the main plants that are part of each group. Along with the “Superfood” sources.
Green Leaf Vegetables - spinach, lettuces, collard greens, kale, watercress, and swiss chard. Leaf vegetables are typically low in fat, low in calories but high in protein per calorie content. They are also high in dietary fiber both soluble and insoluble as well as iron, calcium, vitamins A, C, and folic acid, essential amino acids, essential minerals, the phytonutrient lutein and antioxidant polyphenols. These polyphenols are being researched as powerful anti cancer substances that are also beneficial to the cardiovascular system.
Cruciferous Vegetables – broccoli, asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, carrots, brussel sprouts, broccoli rabe, turnips, rutabaga, cabbage, bok choy, arugula, and radish. Among the many powerful nutrients such as vitamins A and C, calcium, and essential minerals, these vegetables also contain anti cancer, anti-viral, anti-bacterial substances such as diindolylmethane, sulforaphane and selenium.
Grasses (Cereal Grasses) “SuperFood’ sources - wheat grass, barley grass, oat grass, kamut grass, lemon grass, shave grass. Most grasses are consumed as juice or in powdered or tablet form (usually as a blend of a variety of grasses for a more comprehensive nutrient power punch). Grasses are more nutrient dense than even vegetables. They essentially contain the largest concentration of nutrients of any source of plant food on the planet. Wheat grass alone contains more than one hundred food elements including every identified mineral, trace mineral, and vitamin in the family of B-Complex vitamins as well as vitamins C, E, K and A. It has one of the highest concentrations of beta carotene (vitamin A) of any plant food. Wheatgrass has more protein as a factor of percentage than beef, dairy, fowl, and fish. It is 25% pure protein. It is also an extremely powerful alkalizing agent purifying the blood supply and cellular tissues while providing anti-cancer, anti-fungal and antimycotoxic properties. Some of which comes from the substance laetrile. Barley grass has thirty times more vitamin B1 (thiamine) than milk, four times more than whole grain wheat flour and about seven times more vitamin C than oranges.
Algae “Superfood” source – spirulina, chorella and dunaliella are the most widely used forms distributed in supplements. They contain chlorophyll, vitamins A, C, B1, B2, and B6 as well as potassium, iodine, iron, magnesium, calcium, fatty acids EPA and DHA. They are widely considered part of the super foods along with the green grasses. However, there is some conflicting evidence as they grow and thrive in acidic conditions and may add to the acidity of the body. A simple pH test kit can be purchased at your local health food retailer where you can monitor your pH level.
Sprouts – alfalfa, mung bean, lentil, chick pea, sunflower, buckwheat, wheat, broccoli, and radishes. They are high in enzymes, complete proteins (predigested), complex starches, minerals, vitamins, RNA, DNA with a strong alkalizing effect on the body. Consider them as life supporting, rejuvenating, high energy complete food source. Sprouting of a plant or grain creates complex chemical reactions that break down the properties of the seed and grain to make it more easily digestible while at the same time making the potent nutrients more bioavailability to our bodies. Sprouted grains and legumes should also be part of a wellness plan as the nutrients are more readily available to the body. They are easier to digest and assimilate to sustain, enhance, create and maintain peak wellness.
Sea Vegetables - edible seaweed: kelp (Kombu), Nori, and Dulse usually found growing in underwater forests in clear shallow ocean environments containing nutrient rich waters. Kelp or Kombu was used for centuries to create soda ash fertilizer and later to create flavorings to enhance food flavoring. Nori is widely consumed as a food source in Asia with growing popularity in the US consumed as seaweed salads and specialty dishes with it popping up in restaurants nationwide. Dulse is often used as a cooking ingredient. Although they contain beneficial compounds they also contain glutamines or glutamic acid which can be detrimental to health if consumed in very large doses. These very high doses are most often ingested through flavor enhancers such as MSG (which should be avoided at all costs). These should be consumed and used sparingly especially in pregnant women.