Superfoods Reference Guide
“Superfoods” is a term used to describe foods that carry polynutrient properties, meaning they are highly nutritious and serve multiple purposes in supporting health, healing, vitality and organ function in the body. Superfoods can be rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, polysaccharides, complete proteins and essential fatty acids among others. Many superfoods are adaptogenic, helping the body to return to a state of balance. In general, they make you feel great!
An incredibly hydrating superfood with essential minerals such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and chromium. Lowers inflammation in the body and contains polysaccharides that are an effective lubricant for joints, nervous system, brain and skin. Aloe balances blood sugar levels, improves digestion, and is full of vitamin A, B12, C, and E. Aloe is also rich in minerals and amino acids and is a soothing superfood that keeps organs vital and healthy.
Considered the basis of all life. It is one of the few substances that are 100% bio-available for the human body and contains plant-based vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polysaccharides, and the highest protein content by weight. This nutrient-dense superfood stabilizes energy in the body, improves the immune system and cellular repair, protects against radiation, detoxifies, helps improve memory and is anti-inflammatory.
A beanlike seed that is the source of cacao powder, cacao butter, and chocolate! An ancient superfood of the Mayans and Aztecs commonly known for increasing energy, improving heart health and brain function, increasing libido and having the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world. Jam-packed with minerals like magnesium.
Contain many polynutrient properties that support weight-loss and balance blood sugar levels; lower inflammation and blood pressure, hydrate the body and enhance the flavor of food. Chia seeds are a great source of soluble fibers and omega-3 fatty acids, full of antioxidants and complete proteins.
A form of algae considered to be a first-class detoxifying agent, capable of removing alcohol from the liver and clearing heavy metals, pesticides and poisonous substances from the body. Helps relieve chronic constipation and absorbs toxins from the intestine. Chlorella is full of vitamins C, E, all of the Bs, amino acid, folic acid, beta-carotene, lysine and iodine. It is also rich in iron and calcium.
Cold-pressed raw coconut oil is commonly used in Ayurvedic cooking and is an incredibly pure saturated fat source that metabolizes quickly in the body. It improves digestion, supports the immune system, aids the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Incredibly nourishing for the hair and skin.
Grown on a bush across Asia and North America and is commonly known for anti-aging properties. This superfood is a high-antioxidant food with 19 amino acids, 21 trace minerals and vitamins E, B1, B2 and B6. Improves vision, the immune system, and is highly stimulating for the libido and general vitality.
Considered a highly nutritious fat and one of nature’s richest sources of complete protein. Contains essential omega-3 fatty acids, has anti-inflammatory properties, balances hormones, supports brain and liver function.
A Peruvian root that grows high up in the Andean mountains and has been used medicinally for centuries. Maca acts as an aphrodisiac, stamina enhancer, hormonal regulator, and adaptogen. Increases blood oxygen content and supports thyroid function. Nutrient-dense with minerals, vitamins (especially B), enzymes and all the essential amino acids.
An unrefined form of salt obtained naturally from the sea, Contains 84 minerals and trace elements that are all available in a unique form that can be easily absorbed and metabolized by the body.
A form of blue-green spiral algae that grows in fresh water and has the highest concentration of protein found in any food source. A whole food abundant in chlorophyll, vitamin A, B and K, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, and minerals. Acts as an anti-inflammatory, boosts the immune system, improves digestion and enhances energy. Spirulina contains as much iron as red meat and is a strong blood builder.
Traditionally cultivated for flavor and healing properties in Meso America and considered a sacred plant. In raw, organic and sun-cured form, vanilla beans offer exceptional taste, and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Vanilla has been used both as a stimulant and calmative to overcome nausea.
A naturally occurring clay substance formed when volcanic magma hits fresh or salt water. Zeolites have a deeply detoxifying effect on the body as they help pull heavy metals and harmful chemicals such as pesticides out of the body by utilizing its negative charge to bond with and eliminate toxins. It can be used both internally and externally.