15 Sep SUPERFOODS
A superfood is essentially defined as a food that is high in antioxidants and has higher than normal concentrations of crucial phyto nutrients. Many of these have been proven to help prevent and in some cases, reverse the effects of aging. Most superfoods contain rare trace minerals and other cellular materials and should contain most of the 8 essential amino acids that are used to create all the proteins our body needs.
List of some of the top superfoods:
Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts other Tree Nuts
Apples & Oranges
Broccoli & Onions
Acai, Blueberries, Bilberry, Goji Berries & Raspberries
Most seeds, lentils, walnuts & Buckwheat
Kefir & Truly Fermented Yogurt
Eggs & Radishes
Garlic & Oats
Red Wine, Matcha Green Tea
Honey, Umeboshi Plums
Marine Phyto Plankton
Irish Moss, Dulse, Bladderwrack & sea vegetables
*These would be most beneficial in their whole state or “Organic” as nutrient and trace mineral amounts greatly deplete the more a food is processed or the longer it has been picked from its environment.
Foods that are fermented create a plethora of nutrients from rich antioxidants to probiotics and have been ingested by many for thousands of years. From Miso, Yogurt to Kombucha, all have vast amounts of known and believed unknown health benefits for an assortment of ailments.