What is a Superfood?

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What is a Superfood?

All this talk these days about Superfoods and how they are so good for us. What are they you ask and what are the benefits? Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.  Superfoods are considered to be the most nutrient rich, mineral rich, powerful foods on the planet! They contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and proteins (most are complete protein sources). They help protect the immune system, improve digestion, detoxify, nourish our brain, bones, muscles, skin and organs and give us a nutritional energy boost that blows caffeine away!

Consuming superfoods on a regular basis, helps to correct imbalances and guide us towards a more natural diet. You may find that it becomes dramatically easier to achieve your ideal body weight, because your body
is being saturated with super nutrients.

One of the top 10 Superfoods is Raw Cacao, we use 100% RAW Arriba Nacional Cacao in two of our Solis blends.  Cacao is loaded with trace minerals, including zinc, copper and Vitamin C. It is the number one source of Magnesium, extremely high in iron, which helps balance blood sugar and oxygenates the blood. According to David Wolfe, health and nutrition expert, it is one of the best weight-loss foods. Due to its extraordinary concentration of PEA and magnesium, cacao is likely the single greatest weight loss food out there because cacao contains more minerals and molecules that actually shut off the appetite than any other food. Contrary to popular opinion, cacao contains very little, if any, caffeine. It has been clinically demonstrated that cacao does not elevate blood sugar in the same way as a caffeine containing food or beverage. Cacao is also a highly effective natural energy enhancer and aphrodisiac.

Another one of the top 10 Superfoods which is also in our Solis blends is Maca:  Maca is a nutritionally dense super-food that contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids. Maca root is rich in B-vitamins, which are the energy vitamins, and maca is a vegetarian source of B-12. Maca has high levels of bioavailable calcium and magnesium and is great for remineralization.. According to folklore, ancient Incan warriors took maca before going off to battle to make them physically strong. Peruvian research claims that maca improves memory, increases oxygen in the blood, improves the function of neurotransmitters and increases libido.

So, a superfood is a natural food that offers the body support and reinforcement in our hectic world – providing easily absorbed vitamins and essential nutrients. I would love to hear from you! What is one of your favorite superfoods?

By | 2017-06-01T18:47:05+00:00 September 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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