Power Super Foods
Power Super foods should make up a large part of your diet. The more you eat these better your body will improve in overall health, and you will automatically feel a boost in your energy as well.
Why- These berries contain 21 minerals, super high Vitamin C, Vitamin A, complete protein (18 amino acids) AND an ORAC (anti-oxidant ) score of 25,300 !! Compare them to blueberries which score 2400, green tea 1686, and broccoli 890.
How- Enjoy straight from the bag, or as a dessert after lunch, cereal, porridge, smoothies, salads, pop them in a cake batter, add them to a trail mix or pop them in a cup of herbal tea.
Why- Raw Cacao beans are a source of beta-carotene, amino acids, Omega-3 EFA's, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulphur, potassium, and one of the finest food sources of muscle relaxing, stress relieving magnesium. Probably why women love chocolate so much!
How - Peel or eat as is, lightly roast and grind with coffee, or crush and add to smoothies, frozen yogurt, cereals, cookie batter or trail mix, or replace them for chocolate chips in dessert recipes.
Why- Açai is completely packed with nutrition: 19 Amino Acids, Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, and P (bioflavonoids), minerals like potassium, iron, phosphorous, and calcium, fiber content of 30%, Omegas 6 and 9, and extraordinary for a fruit, protein!
How - Add to plain yogurt, smoothies, milkshakes, fruit juice, wheat grain cereals or even cocktails like daiquiris.
Why- Garlic is a nutrient dense food and considered to provide this effect through its capability to counteract certain cancer causing compounds and inhibiting the growth of tumors. It is a great source of calcium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese.
How– In pastas, salads, sliced and eaten raw with Indian food. Heat it in the oven and make a paste out of it to spread over warm bread.
Enjoy these great tasting power super foods that are so easy to include in your daily diet. Worried about the after taste of garlic? Keep some gum handy and you’re all set.
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