11 Superfoods That Will Supercharge Your Body
By Anna Hunt
A diet full of natural healthy foods is a guaranteed way to help the body maintain optimal function. Unfortunately, mass production of food means many live foods sold in stores are depleted of nutrients due to overuse of chemicals in soil and during food production. Moreover, at times our bodies need a little extra help to clear away toxic debris that collects in the body from processed foods and environmental pollution.
Thus, supplementing your diet with superfoods is a way that you can support the body’s systems. Of course, different superfoods serve different functions. That is why it’s important to get a wide variety of superfoods. Below is a list of eleven foods that offer an impressive assortment of nutrients, leaving you supercharged and energetic. The amazing thing is that all of these superfoods can be consumed together in this one drink!
1. Moringa is a plant that offers all of the essential amino acids. These substances make up proteins that the body needs to maintain cells. For example, the body uses amino acids to grow new cells and repair damaged ones.
2. Chlorella is a green algae that’s high in protein and helps the body clear way heavy metals. In addition, chlorella is also high in healthy fats needed by the brain.
3. Spirulina is another good source of plant protein. Moreover, it delivers calcium and iron needed by the body’s many systems. As a result, spirulina can help you be more energetic and feel stronger.
4. Mint is a very popular herb that adds strong minty flavor to foods and drinks. Mint leaves can effectively aid with digestive ailments, such as indigestion and stomach cramps. In addition, mind can act as a sleep aid.
5. Matcha green tea makes a refreshing drink that’s high in antioxidants. It benefits the body by regulating appetite, helping the body normalize hormone levels, and by reducing stress.
6. Ashwagandha, or Indian ginseng, is another plant that helps the body cope with stress. This includes stress caused by toxins from the environment, as well as internal stress that could lead to anxiety and depression. Ashwagandha offers a very beneficial blend of amino acids and vitamins.
7. Lemon is a very common citrus fruit that acts as an effective appetite suppressor. Consuming lemon can help alkalize the body to improve the body’s pH, which is important because most processed and fried foods make our bodies too acidic.
8. Beets offer a healthy dose of folate and manganese. Raw beet juice is a good way to add this superfood into your diet. Also, baked beets offer many nutrients that improve circulation and aide vascular dysfunction.
9. Wheatgrass is so rich in nutrients that a small shot of wheatgrass juice could substitute a whole plate of vegetables (except perhaps the dietary fiber). This plant has over 100 unique vitamins and nutrients.
10. Turmeric is so effective in fighting off inflammation that mainstreams doctors are starting to recommend turmeric consumption for ailments such as arthritis. This orange root is also a very powerful antioxidant.
11. Coconut water is a natural refreshing beverage that’s high in potassium. It is so beneficial for the body that medics used coconut water in place of plasma during times of war when blood supplies were limited.
Clearly, to be able to take all of these superfoods each day, you would have to keep up with many different supplements, drinks and herbs. Instead, now you can take all of these superfoods in one drink made by Organifi. Click here for a special offer for Organifi Green Juice.
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Anna Hunt is writer, yoga instructor, mother of three, and lover of healthy food. She’s the founder of Awareness Junkie, an online community paving the way for better health and personal transformation. She’s also the co-editor at Waking Times, where she writes about optimal health and wellness. Anna spent 6 years in Costa Rica as a teacher of Hatha and therapeutic yoga. She now teaches at Asheville Yoga Center and is pursuing her Yoga Therapy certification. During her free time, you’ll find her on the mat or in the kitchen, creating new kid-friendly superfood recipes.
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