Bring out the superpower within with the most nutrient dense foods known to mankind. Superfoods are powerful food sources that nourish your body and provide amazing health benefits and…bottom-line, the power and energy to keep you healthy and strong! A superfood can be any superior nutrient dense food but here are some new ones that you can easily add to your day. You can add these superfoods to any smoothie to give you more energy. These are some my favorites:
Maca is an ancient Peruvian superfood. It increases energy, endurance, strength and libido. Add powder to smoothies.
Cacao (yes, raw chocolate!) is an ancient superfood from the Amazon. It is one of the highest antioxidant foods found. It is also rich in magnesium, fiber and iron and is known to increase focus and boost mood.
Goji Berries have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Goji contains all essential amino acids, vitamin B, antioxidants and iron. It boosts immunity, slows down the aging process and has been shown to be beneficial for prostate health.
Chia Seeds pack a powerful punch in a tiny seed. Chia contains beneficial omega 3s and fiber and is known to help lower cholesterol, relieve constipation, boost energy and stabilize blood sugar.
Coconut Oil is saturated fat, but it is a medium-chain fatty acid, which the body digests not as fat but as pure energy. Coconut oil will speed up your metabolism and also contains lauric acid, which is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. It also improves adrenal and thyroid health.
Wheatgrass is a great source of energy. Wheatgrass has 25% protein and is loaded with iron. This is an alkalizing superfood that contains antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E.Spirulina is the richest source of protein, with 60% protein per serving. It is great for vegetarians. 1-2 tablespoons gives you B12 + B complex vitamins, iron, trace minerals, beta-carotenes, and gamma–linoleic acid.
Flax Seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and rich in alpha linolenic acid (ALA). They also supply other nutrients such as manganese and magnesium and contain a lot of fiber (great for constipation issues).
Hemp Seeds or hemp oil are loaded with amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Hemp seeds contain all the omega fatty acids you need for a healthy body: 3, 6, and 9. You only need 1 tablespoon per day to get your whole foods daily dose of omegas. With 5 grams of protein per tablespoon, hemp is also a great source of protein. Perfect in a smoothie.
Bee Pollen has 22 amino acids and is loaded with B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E and also contains 35% protein and rutin, which prevents hemorrhoids.
(Sources: www.greenmedinfo.org and David Wolfe’s 10 Superfoods)