I love superfoods! They are vitamins, minerals, enzymes and nutrients – all wrapped up into one food source. Superfoods optimize your body’s functions and improve your wellbeing.
Here are some of my favorites:
There isn’t an organic food source in the world that contains as many Omega 3 fatty acids as chia seeds! They’re rich in calcium, protein and iron. On top of this, these wondrous seeds are great for weight loss because they absorb nine times their weight in water and are very high in fiber! Fiber make you feel full and satisfied as it absorbs sugar, slows the digestion of carbohydrates and stabilizes your blood sugar level, all of which make it easier for you to resist eating sugary snacks during the day. Mix them with water, juice or add them to your daily smoothie!
Maca is a tuberous plant from Peru. You can buy pulverized maca, which is easier to blend into smoothies. Maca stimulates hormone production and it promotes muscular system balance and stability! And last, but absolutely not least, it boosts your libido!
Goji berries are a very convenient and delicious snack. They contain over twenty minerals and eighteen amino acids! Word on the street is that goji berries can help you live to a very old age, so we can all keep reading my blog a 100 years from now. 😉
Cacao makes you feel goooooood because of the Phenylethylamine (PEA) it contains. What’s that, you say? Our bodies produce PEA when we’re head over heels in love; it’s what gives you that tingly feeling in your belly. Cacao is the only food that contains this high a concentration of PEA. It also contains of iron, zinc, fiber and magnesium. It’s a superfood I can’t get enough of! You can buy it as a powder or in nib or bean form.
Wheat grass is rich in vitamin A, anti-oxidants and especially in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll gives you more energy and helps your body to get rid of heavy metals and harmful substances. Just a few spoonfuls in your juice or smoothie will do the trick.
Find these superfoods in your local health food store, organic food market or superfood shop!