“You are what what you eat eats.”
Superfoods are whole, chemical & pesticide free, non gmo, ideally organic, nutrient dense foods. A Superfood lifts & supports your Body, Mind, Heart, & Spirit. I personally try to eat as many Superfoods throughout the day as I can. Superfoods will help you to thrive in our modern day, stressful, & often toxic world.
Superfoods are whole & complete. They come from the earth, rather than from a take-out window or a plastic shrouded bag or box.
Often when people begin to make healthier choices in relationship to their diet, they tend to focus mainly on what they "shouldn't eat".
Of course there are many things that ideally ought to not be in your diet, such as chemicals, pesticides, gmo's, & processed foods.
A gentler, much more effective & maintainable way to change your eating habits, is to focus on what you can add to your diet.
I suggest that every week, or, even better every day that you add new food;
a healthier food; a tasty food; a food that is healing at the cellular level..... in other words add a superfood... to your diet.
Below is small list of a few of my favorite & foundational superfoods.
Of course there many more superfoods that you can also add to your diet. I would love to hear what some of your favorite superfoods are.
This is a good place to begin the journey of healing, health, & wellness.
And, remember, most importantly, to enjoy your journey.
Coconut in & of itself is a very nutritious food, that is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, medium-chain fatty acids, & immune support. Coconut has many health benefits beyond its basic & foundational nutritional content.
Coconut Oil possesses many healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil. The coconut palm is so highly valued by many Asian & Pacific Island Cultures, that it is called "The Tree of Life."
Chia seeds come from the Salvia hispanica L. plant,which is in the mint family. They are native to South America & have been a revered staple food in both the Aztec & Mayan diets for centuties. There have not been many human studies on Chia seeds. That being said, the studies that have been done, do suggest that Chia seeds pack a big health & wellness punch for such a small seed.
Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant & has a tough brown skin & deep orange flesh .Turmeric has a peppery, warm & bitter flavor, with a mild fragrance that is similar to oranges & ginger. In both China & India, turmeric has long been considered a a powerful healing & medicinal food. The primary healing ingredient in tumeric is curcumin, which is a curcuminoid. Curcumin is what provides turmeric its yellow color. Western scientists first isolated the curcumin molecule in 1815, obtained its crystalline form in 1870, & then determined its overall structure in 1910.
Whey Protein is often considered a nutritionally perfect form of protein. Not all proteins are created equal. Depending on how the protein source was raised (pasture fed, organic, & ethical treatment) & how it was processed, has direct impact on your bodies ability to digest, absorb, & utilize the protein.
Garlic (Allium sativum), is an herb that belongs to the onion genus Allium. It is closely related to the onion, chive, leek, shallot, & rakkyo. Garlic has been used for 1000's of years for both culinary & healing purposes.
Garlic is a holistic immune system boosting herb. It is antiviral, antifungal, & also a potent antibacterial.
Ginger is an ancient & revered medicinal food. The Indian healing system of Ayurveda affords ginger the status of "virtual medicine chest". Ginger has the ability to substantially reduce inflammation. Inflammation is the body's natural healing response to an injury or illness. Inflammation is intended to protect the body as it is healing & should subside as the body heals. Problems occur when the inflammation rather than going away, becomes a chronic condition.
It used to be spinach, but, now Kale is quickly becoming Popeye's favorite food. Kale is an amazing vegetable, that is gaining in popularity because of it's exceptional nutritional richness, multiple health benefits, & it's delicious & wonderful taste.
Kale is a green leafy vegetable in the Brassica family, which includes Brussels sprouts, collards and cabbage. Kale is originally from the Mediterranean region & was brought to the United States by English settlers in the seventeenth century.
Written by Pamela S. Robinson
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