As we enter the new year, its important to expand our awareness of the what is available to us, the health conscious. No doubt you are inundated daily with marketing and silver bullet claims around every corner.
I am here to help you sort through the all the claims and give you a few very actionable items that can help change your health for the better quickly. That being said, here are our top 5 whole food supplements that can change your life this year.
Moringa Oleifera to be specific is by far one of my favorite natural plant supplements available. The tree itself is amazing in all of the bounty it can provide, but when you look at the nutrition it is truly staggering.
The tree can grow in very poor soil conditions and has been used for over 40 years by the World Health Organization as a low cost way to treat malnutrition.
The seeds and flowers can be eaten for sustenance. They can also be pressed to produce beneficial oil that can be used on the skin as a moisturizer (appearing in many high end cosmetics) or can also be used as clean burning cooking oil. Then, the pressed seed pulp can be added to contaminated water and the seed pulp will actually attract the contaminants and allow them to be extracted! Yea, it cleans water. The same cleansing principle applies to the main nutrition source of the plant, the leaves.
Moringa leaves have been used for thousands of years in ayurvedic medicine and are said to treat over 300 ailments! Traditionally, the leaves are used as a leafy green in salads or to complement other dishes. They are also used, along with the flowers, to produce moringa tea. Of late, it has been discovered that as the moringa leaf fries, the nutritional content actually goes up – a lot. Moringa leaves are now dried much like tobacco in a dark environment, not allowing the sun to zap the nutrients. The leaves are then milled into a fine powder and consumed as a whole food nutritional supplement.
Gram for gram, moringa contains:
If your looking for a green whole food supplement that provides you with a wide array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein and detoxification, then there are few plants in the world better than Moringa Oleifera.
Scientists believe that all life on earth first evolved from simple single celled organisms, much like algae. If would make sense then that these beneficial green and blue green algae contain all the fundamental building blocks of life.
It has been said that spirulina and chlorella are so beneficial that if the mainstream public learned of their true potency and powers that many major drug manufactures would lose billions, overnight. While I cannot comment specifically to their financials, I can attest to the raw power of these simple organisms when taken as a supplement to a healthy diet.
Spirulina – A blue green algae and probably the most famous of the algae supplements is actually given to astronauts in space due to its powerhouse of nutritional content. Learn more here.
Chlorella – A green algae and close cousin to spirulina, Chlorella is a little more underground but gaining popularity fast. A green algae containing high levels of chlorophyll, chlorella is another powerful nutritional algae. Learn more and watch videos here.
These two small single cell algae have the real potential to change the scope of the nutritional landscape within the next 10 years and are well on their way to doing it. The more studies that are done, the more support and evidence is found to back up the nutritional claims of these algae. Learn More & Purchase here.
On Tuesday: Part 2 of “5 Superfood Supplements That Can Change Your Life This Year” by Mat Robar