Can you rebuild your health with Superfoods? Imagine if you can somehow undo all the damage you did to your body because you ate processed food whole your life. And imagineif you can do that with Superfoods? Well, here are some facts that might get you thinking:
- Your liver rebuilds every 6 weeks.
- Your brain rebuilds itself in 1 year.
- Your bones rebuild themselfes in 3 months. A full Skeleton!
- Your stomach linings rebuild itself in 5 day only!!
- Your blood rebuilts itself in 4 months
- Your skin rebuilds itself in 1 month
- Your DNA rebuilds itself in 2 months
Basically, it’s never too late to switch to Superfoods and rebuild your body. If you want an extra push, don’t go for multivitamins, go for antioxidants rich natural foods. I’ll introduce you to the world of exotic Superfoods:
Acai – Acai Berries are high in antioxidants (anthocyanins, sterols, Vitamin C and ellagic acid). They lower cholesterol level and fight cancer.
Maqui – Maqui Berries are very similar to Acai, both come from South America and both are chock full of antioxidants. Apparently Maqui has more antioxidants than Acai.
Goji – Goji Berries prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems. They have all essential amino acids and highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals.
Noni – Noni berries are analgesic, boosts immune system, are anti-cancer, stimulate serotonin and melatonin and help with blood pressure and lowers cholesterol. They’re rich in vitamins C, A, iron and niacin (vitamin B3).
Moringa – Moringa has high levels of protein, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin C, B2, B3, vitamin A, zeatin and iron. Lowers inflammation and helps with wrinkles and other skin conditions.
Maca – Maca raises energy, balances hormones and boosts sex drive. Incas sacred super herb!
Ginger – Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body. It helps with sinus aches, prevents nausea and motions sickness, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps with throat and nose congestion and its good cold and flu prevention. Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc and helps improve the immune system.
Turmeric – Turmeric is yellow colored spice that gives curries yellow color. It has anti-inflammatory compounds, it has lots of antioxidants, improves brain functions, lowers risk of brain diseases, lowers rick of heart disease and prevents Alzheimer, arthritis and cancer.
Yakon – Yakon regulates blood sugar levels, help with weight loss, lower “bad” cholesterol, improve the health of the liver, boost digestive health, lower blood pressure, prevent certain types of cancer, and strengthen the immune system. It contains fructooligosaccharides and that is why Yacon syrup and powder are commonly used as healthy replacements for sugar as sweeteners in various foods. Truly a Superfood for Diabetics!
Coconut Oil – 50 percent of the fat content in coconut oil is a fat rarely found in nature called lauric acid. Lauric acid is a powerful virus and bacteria destroyer, and coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on Earth. Lauric acid exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal and antifungal properties. It acts by disrupting the lipid membranes in organisms like fungus, bacteria and viruses, thus killing them.
Kelp – Kelp is rich in protein, vitamins B3, B6, B12, C and minerals iodine, iron, calcium, potassium. Kelp, like any seaweeds is anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-biotic, anti-viral, and immune-stimulating.
Dulse– Dulse is seaweed rich in protein, vitamins B6, B12 and A and minerals iodine, iron, potassium, phosphorus, manganese. Dulse regulates blood clotting, blood pressure, heals liver and lowers inflammation.
Arame – Arame seaweed is rich in calcium, proteins, iodine, lignans and iron.
Spirulina – Spirulina is not really a herb or a seaweed, it is cyanobacteria. Spirulinais high in protein, iron, vitamins B1, b2, B3, B6, B9, B12, C, D A, E and minerals potassium, calcium, iodine, chromium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc. Truly a superherb. It has 4 times more antioxidants than blueberry.
Chlorella – Chlorella is similar to Spirulina, sweet water algae rich in chlorophyll, antioxidants and it’s very good detoxifier.
Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, anti-oxidants and are gluten free. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese. These nutrients help you prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight. Unlike flaxseeds, which are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and minerals, chia seeds do not need to be ground in order to obtain their nutrient. Chia seeds also regulate blood sugar level.
Hemp Seeds – Hemp seeds are a complete protein, they’re full of Omega 3, fiber, iron, zinc, carotene, phospholipids, phytosterols, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorus, and enzymes.
Black Seed or Black Cumin – Nigella Sativa, also known as Fennel Flower or Black Caraway helps regulate high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes and some forms of cancer. It’s rich in calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium and Vitamins A, B, C, D and E.
Camu Camu – Camu Camu is rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, protein, serine, thiamin, leucine, and valine. It’s used for viral infections including herpes, cold sores, shingles, and the common cold. It’s also anti-inflammatory, prevents cancer because of antioxidants it contains, promotes eye health and boosts immune system.
Bee Pollen – Bee Pollen is made by raw honeybees, and is the food of the young bee. It is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee-gathered pollens are rich in proteins (approximately 40% protein), free amino acids, rutin, vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid. Bee pollen contains a high quantity of antioxidants that may have an anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues of the lungs, preventing the onset of asthma. It’s also immune system booster, helps with cholesterol levels, supports cardiovascular system and prostate.
Propolis – Beekeepers know propolis as the resin that bees use to seal their hives. But propolis can act as a natural supplement. Propolis has tons of antioxidants, fights infections, sooths pain, boost your blood, lowers cholesterol and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Royal Jelly – Royal Jelly enhances the immune system, promotes wound healing, has antitumor/anticancer properties, lowers cholesterol, increases fat metabolism, is a powerful antioxidant and regulates blood sugar levels.