In order to feel healthy, homeostasis must occur within the body. While detoxing is extremely important in our chemically laden society, what is just as important is fueling the system. To propel one forward in a direction of feeling SUPER. 😉
I am giving a list of foods that are like octane 93 for the body.
Ok, not gasoline. Rather, foods that are like sunshine and water on a flower (body), that is planted in rich, fertile soil, growing superbly.
These SUPERfoods are a way to get SUPERhigh, naturally.
When one starts including more of these foods into their diet, weight loss and alkalinity will naturally occur. Over time stored toxins and chemicals will be released.
Some of these are medically labeled Superfoods, while others are personal favorites.
For informational purposes only, not intended to diagnose or cure, please eat at your own risk….of feeling like soaring.
Kale, Spinach, Chard, Broccoli, Bok Choy and many others.
Greens are extremely rich in nutrients and include high amounts of Chlorophyll (blood of plants). Leafy greens contain phytochemicals (disease preventatives) and high concentrations of vitamins and minerals. Aiding in the longevity of the body, greens are of utmost importance and their benefits are essential. Eating raw is the best way to ingest greens, or you can buy a green powder to get the daily intake of these supers. Steaming them is a good way to ingest.
Grown in the Peruvian mountains, Maca is similar to a radish. The powdered form of this plant contains significant amounts of minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, and glycosides. It helps with endocrine function, which includes the glands and hormone secretion. It is an adaptogen, meaning it adapts to the state the body is in, adding what is needed. This plant supports adrenal and pituitary gland function.
Maca can be used as an excellent alternative to steroids. It boosts male and female stamina, libido and sex drive.
I add a spoonful into my smoothies or take in capsule form.
This fruit comes from the Amazon. Unprocessed and unheated it is otherwise known as raw chocolate. This superfruit is one of the most nutrient dense and chemically complex foods on Earth. It contains powerful antioxidants as well as high doses of vitamin c, phenethylamine (love feeling), omega 6, tryptophan, and serotonin (good feeling). Which is why us ladies crave when we are PMS-ing.
Contrary to processed chocolate, raw chocolate aids in weight loss, while regulating blood sugar. It is beneficial to the heart and cardiovascular system. I add powdered form into my smoothies along with Maca or get cacao nibs and munch on them.
Quinoa is a grain grown in South America, a staple food to the Aztecs and Incans.
It has the highest nutritional profile of all grains. Containing fiber, B vitamins, and all 8 essential amino acids. Making it a supergrain.
Bee Products: Honey, Pollen, Royal Jelly and Propolis:
Human use of bee products stems back thousands of years, to the Egyptians and beyond. The use of Bee products is extremely beneficial to the body.
Honey: Antiseptic, antioxidant and infection fighter. Honey helps to alleviate allergies if bought locally.
Pollen: Rich in B vitamins, protein and amino acids. Bee Pollen improves digestion and assists reproductive system. Increases libido and drive, while balancing hormones.
Royal Jelly: Helps brain, anti-aging, PMS, fertility. A natural antibiotic.
Propolis: Studies in Japan and Bulgaria were able to confirm this superfood as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant and immune-system booster. It can help regenerate and heal receding gums. Assists in healing burns.
Grown in Central and South America, Acai berry is extremely beneficial. It has a high antioxidant profile, protecting the body from free-radicals. It improves circulation, heart and immune system, while increasing energy.
High in minerals and essential amino acids, Goji berries include polysaccharides to boost potential and increase lifespan. Amazing healing powers, aiding in cuts, burns and rashes. Cancer-Preventative this berry can control and reverse obesity.
Activates the immune system.
Berries and Grapes: Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries
Berries are amazing disease fighters with high antioxidant levels. They contain high amounts of vitamin c, phytonutrients, phytochemicals and Ellagic acid (blocks metabolic pathways, preventing cancer).
Grapes and red wine contain Resveratrol which prolongs life, helps memory, reduces risk of heart disease, and is also an anti-inflammatory.
It is best to buy these fruits organic, they are sprayed heavily with pesticides if not.
Figs and Kiwis:
Both of these fruits contain high levels of vitamins and minerals. Figs are a source of Vitamin B6, high in fiber, cancer preventative, and alkalizing. Kiwis are higher in vitamin c then an orange, protect DNA and contain a variety of flavonoids and carotenoids (antioxidants).
Known as the “Drink of the Gods”, this teas comes from, yes, South America.
This drink enhances vitality and well-being, while being packed full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and polyphenols. The antioxidant profile is high, it’s touted as an immune booster. One of the most balanced stimulant with no crash.
One of the stinkiest fruits I have ever come across, it smells like dirty feet.
The benefits of Noni are incredible, it is a powerful antioxidant and immune booster. Containing xeronine, selenium and terpine, which contribute to detoxifying, while aiding healthy skin and cell structure. The juice can be found here in the states. In tropical environments Noni trees are abundant, you can literally pick the fruit off the ground, eating fresh boosts serotonin.
Link to one of my first posts, explaining other favorite Superfoods
What are your Superpowers?
For more information on more Superfoods check out these links.