Superfoods are something I’m pretty sure everyone’s heard about, but what exactly are they? Superfoods are a class of the most potent, super-concentrated, and nutrient-rich foods on the planet. They have the ability to tremendously increase the vital force and energy of one’s body, and are the optimum choice for improving overall health – boosting the immune system, elevating serotonin production, enhancing sexuality, cleansing, lowering inflammation, and alkalizing the body.
There are many superfoods out there. Some of them can be a little hard to get depending on where you live. You might have tried some superfoods such as cacao – raw chocolate, which is considered the number one superfood on the planet! This is amazing news for all the chocolate lovers out there! If you for some reason can’t have chocolate due to being allergic to it, then Maca is an excellent option that’s similar in taste and is also a superfood.
I’m going to share with my top 4 favorite superfoods that I always make sure to have around the house, and how I incorporate them into my diet;
- Cacao; is the seed/nut of a fruit of an Amazonian tree. It’s the #1 source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, manganese, and chromium on the planet. It promotes cardio vascular health, slows down the aging process, builds strong bones, improves mood, and increases energy. When buying dark chocolate from the grocery store, make sure it contains at least 70% cacao, very few and clean ingredients. If you want an easy and cheaper way to indulge in chocolate then try my Chocolate Covered Strawberries!
- Chia seeds are high in fiber making them great for digestion, packed with omega 3 fatty acids which is the type of fat we want in our diet. They’re also high in protein, which makes them a great options for those who don’t eat meat. My favorite way of using chia seeds are in my Green Smoothie Bowl
- Chlorella is great for boosting energy and detoxifying the body from heavy metals and radiation. It also slows the aging process and it even eliminates body odor! You can take chlorella in a pill or powder form. If you take it in pill form I’ve found that swallowing it alone isn’t as beneficial as either chewing it or mixing it in with your smoothies, teas or soups.
- Honey is rich in minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and probiotics. When buying honey make sure it’s raw, organic/wild and unfiltered. I typically take a tablespoon of honey in the morning right before I workout, or use it as a sweetener in my teas, several desserts or even on my Banana Bread Oats
What superfoods do you like? Do you notice a difference in your body when eating them?