Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Food For Life

Staying focused, and in touch with the foods that are best for you body can sometimes get a bit off track, especially around these last few moths of the year. Obviously indulging here and there is a must, but staying focused is as well! 

Below is a short list of Super Foods that we love. Ingredients that are easily incorporated into everyday meals, that not only fight disease, but also help you to feel fuller for longer, don't contain boat loads of calories, and give you all of the nutrients that many are lacking in their daily diet. We have started off with four of our simple favorites that you can include in your juices, or in your everyday dinner recipes, and eaten regularly they will change your body and your life. Next week we will continue the look into Super Foods and other small additions that make a huge difference in everyday health. Enjoy!


Wheat Grass-

Extremely alkalizing, and promotes healthy blood. It normalizes the thyroid gland, which assists in healthy digestion, and promotes weight loss due to it's high enzyme content and cleaning effects on the body. 


A cultivated micro algae that has been consumed by people all over the world for thousands of years!  Spirulina contains 70% complete protein, where as a steak contains only 25% once it has been cooked. Another main benefit is the ability to control blood sugar. A key for diabetics, one tablespoon a day is all that is needed. 

Fruits and Nuts:

Goji Berries- 

Grown and cultivated in the protected valleys of Tibet and Mongolia, Goji berries are one of our favorite things to snack on. They are 500 times more rich in vitamin C per oz than orange juice, and are also a fantastic source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E. Also they are a full compliment of protein, contain 18 amino acids, and 21 trace minerals. An excellent antioxidant that fights disease and can help in the aging process at the same time. 

Raw Cacao-

Raw, unprocessed cacao could possibly be the most amazing food on this list. This nut could possibly contain  the worlds most concentrated source of antioxidants found in any food. They are also extremely high in Magnesium and Iron. Just a 28 gram serving of raw cacao beans contains 314% of the recommended daily allowance of iron. And last but not least they have an antioxidant score of  95,500 (which is 14 times more flavonoids than red wine, and 21 times more than green tea.)