10 Superfoods You Must Be Eating Daily

Adding a lot of superfoods to your daily diet or smoothies is a great idea for those trying to lose weight as well as to those seeking to boost the immune system.

Superfoods are raw living plants or super herbs that contain a dozen or more unique properties – phytonutrient and high level of antioxidant is required for the healthy body. It is important to note to always buy organic, fresh, non-GMO and raw in order to get the beneficial effects of Superfoods.

These lists of superfoods below are highly potent antioxidant, super concentrated and nutrient rich that you should definitely consume every day in your daily meals.

Here are the top ten exotic superfoods that you should be eating almost everyday in no particular order:

1.  Cacao (Chocolate)

100% Peruvian Cacao Chocolate

Facts:  Cacao is one of the highest antioxidant on the planet. It is native in south and central America and it is considered the “food for the gods” by the natives.

The Mayans and Aztecs viewed cacao beans so valuable that they actually use them in trading as money instead of gold.

It has more anti-oxidants than the goji berries, red wine, blue berries, and pomegranate combined.

 

Benefits of Cacao: 

  • Number one source of magnesium, which  happens to be the no. 1 most efficient mineral. The magnesium in cacao is responsible for the heart health: blood flow and oxygen.It helps to relax muscles like the veins and arteries. It also promotes regular bowel movement.
  • Very high compound in Theobromine which acts directly in the arteries to dilate taking off the heart.
  • Rich in Tryptophen – a precursor to your “feeling good” hormone serotonin.
  • It improves your memory function.

Recommendations and Usage:

  • Cacao is available in powder, flakes or in bar form. It must be 100% organic with no added sugar, butter or preservatives.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of cacao powder to your favourite smoothies.

2. Goji Berry

Dried organic Goji berriesFacts: Goji has been around 5,000 years and it is native to Asia particularly in China, Mongolia and Tibet.

It has been touted as one of the healthiest super foods in terms of longevity and anti-aging.

Chinese and Mongolians mostly consumed goji berries on their diet where it is native to their land. Interestingly, in one province  of China where the goji berries are abundant, they have actually the most centenarians that ever lived.

The people living there are aging less and aging more gracefully than the other people.

Benefits of Goji Berries:

  • Normalizes your thyroid and endocrine hormones
  • Lowers your cortisol level (stress hormone)
  • Enhances longevity, stamina, fertility, strength and sexual energy
  • It is the only food responsible for increasing Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which acts directly on your pituitary and pineal gland to increase the secretion of HGH naturally
  • Touted as the greatest anti aging food
  • Complete source of protein and other 21 trace minerals
  • Highest content of Zeaxantin and Lutein which is all essential for good eye health

Recommendations & Usage:

  • Always look for rich, red colour, moist, 100% raw and organic

3. Maca Root

maca root and powder

Facts: Maca is one of the strongest aphrodisiac in a food source a.k.a “Andes Aphrodisiac“. It grows in a fertile soil of Andes, Peru for 2,600 years.

This exotic superfood is actually belongs to the cruciferous family like broccoli, spinach and kale.

It is believed that during the Incan empire, the warrior consumed mass amount of maca before entering the battle, before conquering different cities. It made them fiercely strong and a ton of stamina.

After the war, they would actually ban from taking any maca to protect the women from excessive sexual desire of the men.

That’s how strong the aphrodisiac maca is.

Benefits of Maca:

  • Enhances sexual function both in libido and fertility
  • Reduces chronic fatigue
  • Increases strength and stamina
  • Improves memory function
  • Improves menstrual irregularities, mood swing and hot flushes
  • This super food enhances your skin and hair

Recommendations & Usage:

  • Maca is available in capsule and  powder form; just make it organic.
  • Simply add about tablespoon in your daily superfood smoothie.

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4. Acai Berry

acai berry in a bowl with acai juice

Facts: This exotic super food is commonly known by the Yanomami Indians who live deep in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil as Acai berries (pronounced as ah-sigh-ee).

For centuries the people living in the Amazon jungle have been eating Acai berries for survival and overall health longevity.

This superfood palm tree fruit is loaded with antioxidant, vitamins, minerals and nutrient power that help combat premature aging.

It contains a synergy of  monounsaturated fats, oleic acid, dietary fibre, phytosterols and anthocyanins to help promote cardiovascular, digestive health and protect from daily free radical damage.

World renowned nutritionist Nicholas Perricone named the Acai berry as one of the greatest foods in the world.

Acai is one of the most powerful and nutritious superfoods on the planet. Used by the natives of Brazil for its health properties.  David Wolfe, from his book “Superfoods – The Food and Medicine of the Future”

Benefits of Acai Berry:

  • Neutralizes free radicals, thereby, reduces the effects of rapid aging
  • Reduces inflammation associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain and digestive discomfort
  • Shields against heart disease and digestive disorder
  • Reduces appetite and encourages weight loss
  • Supports healthy cholesterol levels
  • Improves stamina
  • Fights against any cancer cells
  • Increases the ability to focus
  • Prevents dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Boost immunity and sexual performance

Recommendation & Usage:

Acai  is available in powder form and has a creamy consistency. Just add one tablespoon to your smoothie.

5. Honey and Bee Pollen, Known as Superfoods of the gods

honey bee pollen superfood

Facts: The ancient Egyptians were among the first people on earth to keep the bees seriously. Symbols of the bee and beehive appear everywhere throughout Egypt. And the next to the signature of the pharaoh on official documents is the bee symbol.

The famous ancient Greek vegetarian Pythagoras consumed honey daily.

In the ancient Olympic games of Greece, honey and honey water were used as food and beverage as well as for body and skin care during the games.

When Alexander the Great died, he was carried back to Greece in a golden coffin filled with honey.

“Honey is a remedy for all diseases.” –  Mohamed

Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans.

Honeybees visit about 2 million flowers to make one pound of jar of honey.

They flies about 55,000 miles in total to make one jar of honey.

An average worker bee makes about 1 1/2 tablespoon of honey.

The only food that does not spoil. They actually found edible honey in the Egyptians tombs.

One of the highest vibration foods on the planet  which is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, probiotics.

On the other hand, bee pollen is used by many body builders and olympic athletes to increase stamina, strength and endurance.

According to British Sports Council showed gains in strength nearly 40 – 50 percent in athletes who have consumed bee pollen every day.

In 1972 Olympic, the team completely won the gold medals and their coach attributes their success to their daily supplementation of bee pollen.

The British Royal Society notices a significant increase in height who took the bee pollen regularly.

Renowned German natural scientist, Francis Huber, has claimed that bee pollen is “the greatest ‘bodybuilder on earth”. One reason bee pollen is such an effective muscle builder is that it contains all 22 amino acids, half of which are free form. It is also effective in decreasing recovery times after workouts.

Benefits of Honey:

  • Promote digestive health such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis
  • Packed with polyphenols, an antioxidant that helps to protect cells from radical damage
  • Boost immune function
  • Helps ward of allergies
  • Anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
  • Excellent for would healing if applied topically
  • Natural source of skin moisturizer
  • Natural cough suppressants
  • Natural remedy for weight loss
  • This superfood can actually treat acne

Honey Pollen Benefits:

  • Contains nearly all nutrients required
  • Known for sexual health: potent aphrodisiac, fertility, prostate, seminal substances
  • Huge properties for strength, endurance, energy, speed, muscle recovery, growth and definition
  • Good for allergies – it actually lowers your histamine response
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Sleep aids
  • Treats diabetes
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Aid in weight loss
  • Improves skin complexion
  • Fights against cancer

Recommendation & Usage:

  • Make sure your honey is raw, unpasteurized and ORGANIC! Why you should get an organic honey? It is because honey bees feed their own honey. Conventional beekeepers feed their bees with high fructose corn syrup (GMO) to make a big profit.
  • This mighty food is not suitable if you have diabetes or any type of cancer because cancer cells feeds off any kind of sugar. On the other hand,  bee pollen prevents diabetes.
  • 1 tablespoon per day of honey and bee pollen is suitable for the benefits of therapeutic dose.

6. Spirulina

Spirulina superfoods

This blue-green micro algae superfood, ‘spirulina’ is a powerful chelating agent. Image: naturesown.com.au

Facts: Studies have shown spirulina’s potent food when it comes to health benefits and effective detoxifying agent.

It got its name from the Latin word for “helix‘ or ‘spiral‘ because of its spring like characteristics.

Spirulina is loaded with chlorophyll and phycocyanin, a host of other life-giving nutrients.

The chlorophyll in particular found in this superfood is actually nearly identical to human hemoglobin, the blood’s molecule responsible for cleansing the blood cells and transporting oxygen to different cells.

It has 60-70% more protein than beef, chicken, fish or soybeans. It has also 30% more calcium than milk.

It has been found in studies to successfully treat a wide range of ailments, including arsenic poisoning, candida overgrowth, and allergic rhinitis. It has also been seen to potentially lower stroke and cancer risks.

Benefits of Spirulina:

  • Detoxify heavy metals such as arsenic
  • Eliminates yeast candida
  • Purifies the skin and the liver
  • Eliminates depression symptoms
  • Decreases pain sensitivity
  • Boosts immune system
  • Increases metabolism which is good for losing weight
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Improves digestion

Recommendations and Usage:

Spirulina is available in powdered form. Recommended daily dose is 3-5 grams twice or thrice a day.

7. Camu Camu Berry

Camu Camu superfood

This super fruit is packed with 60 times more Vitamin C than oranges. Image: eatthis.com

Facts: This superfood “Camu Camu”was discovered in the 1950’s to have one of the highest content of vitamin C.  And it is exceptionally high amounts of antioxidants of any plant-based food sources.

It grows abundantly in South American region such as Peru, Brazil, Columbia and Ecuador. It’s been used by the natives for centuries to heal chronic diseases.

This potent superfood contains a full spectrum of antioxidants, amino acids and bioflavonoids, vitamins and fortified essential minerals such as niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, calcium, phosphorus, beta-carotene, potassium and powerful phytochemicals.

Benefits of Camu Camu Berry:

  • This superfood prevents the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Helps improve cognitive functions
  • Has abundant properties to fight: viral infection, inflammatory and chronic pain
  • Helps maintain healthy gums, eyes and skin due to high content of Vitamin C

Recommendation & Usage:

This superfood berries are available in your health store in powder form. 1/2 to 1 teaspoon is enough for your daily Vitamin C requirements.

 8. Wheat Grass

Super food wheat grass

Wheatgrass is a nutritious superfood elixir as well as lymph and liver detoxifier. Just 2 ounces of wheatgrass juice has the equivalent of five pounds of raw organic vegetables. Image: superfoodsdiets.com

Facts: American Chemist Charles Schnabel a.k.a “Mr. Wheatgrass”, introduced this superfood to the public in the 1930’s .

Though it has been used by the ancient Egyptians as a dietary supplement and other healing attributes.

In the 1960’s, wheatgrass juicing was highly popularized  by Dr. Ann Wigmore, who cured herself from colon cancer.

Since then it has been hailed by a number of natural health advocates as having a significantly positive impact on health.

Wheat Grass Benefits:

Some of the purported health benefits of wheatgrass fresh juice include the following:

  • increases red blood cell count
  • energizes the body by supplying influx of nutrients
  • reduces hunger pangs – excellent for lose weight
  • balances your hormones
  • prevents and fights cancer cells
  • cleans and detoxifies your system
  • restores alkalinity to the blood
  • reduces blood pressure
  • increases fertility for both men and women
  • Improves embarrassing skin and hair health: acne, whiteheads/blackheads, and various anti-aging benefits such as returning grey hair back to its normal colour.

Recommendation and Usage:

Wheatgrass fresh juicing is highly recommended to get all the vital nutrients, healthful enzymes and the phytonutrient than the powder form.  So start growing your own wheat grass now!

9. Hemp Seeds

organic hemp seeds

Hemp seeds are the most nutritious and complete protein seed in the world. Image: barefootprovisions.com

Facts: Used by humans for about 10,000 years, hemp is one of the purest and most complete plants on earth.

Hemp belongs to a variety of cannabis sativa plant and has the perfect balance of fatty acids: Omega 3 & 6 and polyunsaturated fatty acids: gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA).

The “super” polyunsaturated fatty acids in hemp seeds have been shown in research to relieve symptoms of certain skin diseases including dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema.

Actually, hemp seeds got more protein nearly 10g per ounce than chia and flax seeds, making them a great alternative to animal protein.

Hemp Seeds Benefits:

  • Healthy heart and lowers blood pressure
  • It’s one of the world’s most potent natural sources of magnesium—a mineral required for a healthy metabolism and one that as much as 75 percent of the U.S. population doesn’t get enough of.
  • It’s a key food for exercisers, thanks to its levels of iron and phosphorus, important trace elements that maximize oxygen levels.
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps in losing weight
  • Increases energy
  • Controls blood sugar naturally
  • Lowers down bad cholesterol
  • Boosts immune system
  • Prevents Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Recommendation & Usage:

  • Sprinkle shelled hemp hearts on salads, yogurt and cereal.
  • Add shelled hemp seeds to soup for a creamy, nondairy protein boost.
  • Toss protein powder into smoothies and mix with any ingredients that would like.

10. Coconut

coconut super food

Food living experts claim that coconut fruit can help cure everything from Alzheimer’s to heart disease. Image: livelargespendsmall.wordpress.com

Facts: Coconut is by far the best superfood known to man.

Mostly grows in tropical countries like Brazil, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Mexico and some states like Hawaii and southern part of California.

According to the Coconut Research Centre  in Colorado Springs, eating this superfood known as the “tree of life” reaps many health benefits beyond its nutritional content.

Just a few of these advantages are outlined below.

Coconut Water Benefits:

  • The highest source of electrolytes in nature way better than Gatorade or other sports drink.
  • Identical to human blood plama (universal donor), it’s been used during the WW2 in the pacific region for blood transfusion.
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Aids in weight loss

Coconut Milk Health Benefits:

  • Keeps skin and blood vessels flexible and elastic
  • Relaxes muscles and nerves
  • Helps to control body weight
  • Helps to prevent anemia
  • Helps to maintain healthy immune system
  • Helps in lowering high blood pressure
  • Promotes healthy prostate gland

Coconut Oil Health Benefits

  • Speeds up the proper function of thyroid gland naturally
  • Helps to drop excess body weight
  • Develops healthy cholesterol formation – increases the HDL (good cholesterol) while reduces the LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • Reduces arterial plaque
  • Fights against Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Amyotrophic lateral sclero­sis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), Type 1 diabetes, Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, epilepsy as per research by Dr. Mary Newport

Coconut Meat Health Benefits:

  • Coconut meat not only has a high finer content, which make you feel full longer and helps with digestion, but it also offers hight levels of manganese, potassium, and phosphorous.
  • Contains medium fatty acids that help boost the immunity
  • Fights viral, fungal and other microbial organism
  • Contains Lauric Acid which helps in fighting viruses and bacteria similar to white blood cells (WBC)
  • The good news is that it doesn’t stored as fat. It actually speeds up metabolism and reduces belly fat.

Consuming these superfoods in your daily diet will not only make you look good, sexier body, healthy skin and hair but also will make you  a super man in conquering any diseases known to man.

 

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