Do you have superfood confusion precluding a true conclusion? Which superfoods are proven, which superfoods are illusion? Some say it’s just a marketing word with scientific biases; others miss out crucial information in their advices. So you wanna cut through the hype and get right to the essence? Well you’ve come to the right place for superfoods lessons! The ultimate superfoods are on our list; give them a taste and experience plant-based bliss.
Why are there ultimate superfoods?
Superfoods all possess a wide array of unique potent properties, including all or some of the following:
- Super Nutrition Levels above what you find in any typical commercial fruit or vegetables
- Medicinal Qualities proven for centuries and now backed up by science
- High doses of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting compounds
- The ability to adapt to the demands of the body and balance hormones and energy
- Protecting against various diseases and even reversing a few (shhhhh, don’t tell Big Pharma or they will try and make them all illegal)
Some claim that regular household fruits, vegetables and even some animal products like salmon are superfoods. But the superfoods we will focus on are the best of the best, possessing the above qualities and various unique properties much more so than your average fruit and veg. This article focuses on just the ultimate superfoods, the ones with the most power – which does not necessarily equate to marketing budget.
Super Nutrition Levels: Nutrition Plus
People eat for all kinds of reasons other than nutrition: boredom, emotional suppression, comfort, entertainment, and pleasure. When we eat superfoods, we can enjoy the positive reasons to eat while our body enjoys a surplus of the nutrients and vitamins it needs. That’s right, I said surplus, meaning that superfoods exceed our daily nutrient requirements, providing us with the nourishment we need to boost health and fight diseases.
Superfoods are absolutely loaded full of essential nutrients and minerals. For example, Spirulina contains 12 times the amount of digestible protein that beef has, as well as offering a higher mineral content than beef. Spirulina contains A, B, C and E vitamins, in far higher and more easily digestible amounts than any vitamin supplement. It also has the highest calcium level of any food on the planet, far exceeding milk and other dairy products.
Hemp seed is one of the most nutritious superfoods available to us. A third of its content is digestible protein, it contains all the amino acids, a perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as omega-9, lots of fibre, large amounts of vitamin E to protect the heart and eyes, lecithin to support the brain and liver. Hemp seed is also one of the few seeds that contain chlorophyll, which cleans the body and protects the DNA.
Medicinal Qualities: Let Food Be Thy Medicine
A remarkable quality of superfoods is that they’re halfway between food and medicine. For example, Cacao is one of the highest ranking antioxidant foods available to humankind, excellent for balancing blood sugar levels and destroying damaging free radicals. It is also incredibly powerful for mental health, helping to reduce stress and depression. Cacao promotes feelings of euphoria by releasing feelgood neurotransmitters like serotonin, anandamide, a.k.a “the bliss molecule”, and phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical compound that is released in the brain when we’re in love or making love.
Aloe Vera, a species of cactus related to the lily flower, is actually one of the world’s healthiest superfoods. When eaten it has antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties, and contains polysaccharides that support the immune system, glutathione needed by the body to produce white blood cells, and has been used to successfully reduce the effects of radiation and stabilize cancerous tumours.
Aloe Vera can also be applied topically to treat a huge range of health afflictions, including acne, burns, eczema, hemorrhoids, jellyfish stings, psoriasis, rashes, stretch marks and wounds (to name just a few).
Weight Loss: Eat These Superfoods to Lose Weight
Coconuts are a superfood renowned for their weight loss assisting ability. Coconut Products, like Coconut Cream, Coconut Butter or Coconut Milk products aid the thyroid which regulates metabolic function and promotes weight loss. These products also contain very little cholesterol, which also assists thyroid function.
Consuming Coconut Oil and Coconut Cream balances blood sugar levels, reducing feelings of hunger. Studies have demonstrated that consuming coconut oil can assist in fat reduction, particularly around the abdomen. This is because Coconut Oil is thermogenic, meaning it increases the fat burned by the body when consumed, as opposed to most other fats.
Raw Cacao (not to be confused with the processed, sugary chocolate we’re all so familiar with) is excellent for weight loss. This is due to its incredibly high nutrient and mineral content and the fact that it contains chemical compounds like tryptophan that promote feelings of wellbeing (depression often correlates to eating more) and suppress hunger. Now that’s a powerful combination.
Anti-Aging: Stay Young At Heart
Superfoods distinguish themselves from most other foods because they slow down and can even reverse the effects of aging. Goji Berries are the only known food in the world that stimulate the production of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) in the body.2 HGH has an effect on all other hormones in the body and is responsible for longevity, helping us to look and feel young. This is quite astonishing considering that as we get older our HGH levels naturally decline, so Goji Berries can be used to promote anti-aging.
Bee Pollen has been recognised as possessing the power to halt the aging process on a cellular level, diminishing the effects of dehydration and rejuvenating dried cells. Bee Pollen has high antioxidant levels which promote longevity, and is “the richest source of vitamins found in nature”. As well as increasing strength, stamina and energy with no side effects when consumed, it nourishes the sexual organs and can increase sexual hormone production in men and women, a mighty assistant for maintaining vitality.2
You’ve Got The Power
Imagine an alliance of people who have the highly important job of making your body run. Now for this important job, you wouldn’t want just any old group of people doing it, because not everyone can be trusted to make your body function at optimum levels. Given the choice, would you want:
Group A: Reckless, lazy and incompetent people at the controls? Or
Group B: Responsible, hardworking and capable people in charge of your body?
When we eat processed and junk foods, Group A gets to take over and call the shots. When we consume plant-based foods we’re giving power to Group B. We are quite literally what we eat, with the foods we put in our body becoming the building blocks that construct our physical, mental and emotional being.
Now imagine there’s a third group, Group C, they possess the same qualities as Group B, but they’re even more powerful and energised. They do everything Group B does, but more efficiently, as well as healing the body and unlocking new hidden abilities that the other groups can’t. When we eat superfoods, Group C gets to run the show, and boy do they make it a special worth tuning in for.
We Can Be Heroes
In a world where villainous health-damaging foods run amok, we could all do with some superheros. The ultimate superfoods with their superpowers can literally save lives. Who wouldn’t benefit from their high nutrition levels, potent medicinal qualities, weight balancing, and anti-aging properties? With great power comes great responsibility, now you know the awesome abilities superfoods possess, you can apply this knowledge and be a hero for the health of your loved ones and yourself.
Let People Know the Truth
With your help we can share the vital truth about plant-based nutrition. By sharing this article on your favourite social media channels it raises awareness. Google uses social shares to measure trends and increase visibility. Stand united with people from all around the world in creating a healthy plant-based future. These ultimate superfoods could be the answer to our nutritional needs and turn back the tides in the epidemics of disease. Every single action you take makes a difference, start sharing now and let people know about the powerful healing qualities of these super plants.
- Superfoods for Optimum Health: Chlorella and Spirulina by Mike Adams http://www.naturalnews.com/specialreports/superfoods.pdf ?
- Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future by David Wolfe ?
- http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/10-amazing-benefits-of-chlorophyll/ ?
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3728063/ ?
- https://authoritynutrition.com/coconut-oil-and-weight-loss/ ?
- https://www.thesuperfoods.net/cacao/cacao-beans-for-weight-loss ?
- http://www.beepollenhub.com/bee-pollen-and-anti-aging/ ?