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Do We Really Need Superfoods?

Posted by Matt Carter on 22 February, 2017 0 comments

I was recently having dinner with some friends talking about our children and one of them mentioned how despite her best efforts her children were constantly getting sick. 

Every day for school she packs them an elaborate lunch box with fresh fruit and vegetables, she reminisced about her own childhood and how she was never sick as a child even though her parents never really paid much attention to what she was eating.

This got me thinking as to how we can help boost ours and our children's immune system, because unfortunately with modern farming practices we are never going to get the nutritional value out of foods that our Grandparents and ancestors got.

Today's Food

Most of our foods are sprayed with numerous chemicals, are grown in soil that has been over farmed and is depleted of minerals, and furthermore are often picked well before they are ripe so they can be transported to where they are going to be sold and then sprayed with ethane gas to ripen them.

 

All of these practices are leading to a society that is getting sicker and sicker, even if we are doing our best to eat an organic diet, these chemicals will leach into our water and have a knock on effect to our health and the health of our children.

So unless you are growing all your own fruits and veggies organically you are probably ingesting chemicals that your body wasn't designed to eat. If you are eating organically that will at least reduce toxic load, however as I already mentioned much of our soil is depleted so often our produce isn't as nutrient dense as the soil of times past.

So what can we do about this?

Of course trying to eat an organic diet an minimise exposure to chemicals can greatly help, however consuming foods that are particularly dense in nutrition and foods that help to detox can assist us in maintaining robust and healthy bodies.

This is where Superfoods can play a role!!!

"SuperFoods" can be an ambiguous term however it is basically referring to foods that are nutrient dense, they are foods that are high in antioxidants, they are plentiful in vitamins and minerals and can have powerful healing abilities.

Many Superfoods are high on the ORAC scale which is a scale that measures the number of antioxidants in foods, the higher the levels of antioxidants the better a food is for you as antioxidants help to fight disease and inflammation in your body. Antioxidants help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals which cause ageing and health deterioration.

 Foods that are high in antioxidants such as:


    Not only are many of these foods rich in antioxidants but they also provide your body with many essential minerals and vitamins, for example Cacao powder is rich in iron and magnesium. Both Spirulina and Chlorella are known for helping our bodies to detox which is essential when we live in a world where we are exposed to toxins that our ancestors weren't exposed to.
    When we nourish our bodies with Superfoods especially ones that are organic we allow our bodies to get the nutrients it so desperately needs and aids the detoxification process.
    The great thing about our Superfoods is that they are certified organic and you only need a small amount to get the benefits. For example our Camu Camu provides you with a 191% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin c per teaspoon, furthermore because it is a completely natural food your body can easily absorb the vitamin c unlike some supplements which have a synthetic version of vitamin c which your body can absorb.
    If you consume 20g of Spirulina a day you would get 138% of your recommended daily intake of iron as well as a whole host of other minerals and chlorophyll, which helps to alkalise your body and aids your body in getting rid of toxins.
    Many of these foods can easily be added into your diet through smoothies, bliss balls, using as toppings for yogurts or mixing with water.
    So, do you use Superfoods?
    Do you think they are worthwhile adding into your diet?