Friday, February 26, 2010

Coconut....Superfood #4

Ahhh the coconut....

Back before I ate raw I LOVED fresh coconut cake... I mean loved it!!!!! I would eat anything cooked that had coconut...Coconut shrimp, pie. cookies,etc....
Little did I know that raw coconut was considered a superfood, and had amazing health benefits!

So why is coconut considered a superfood you ask....Well from what I can uncover....

Coconut in sansckrit ( ancient language of India), is known as the tree that supplies all that is needed to live. WOW!!!
Coconut water is almost identical to human blood plasma, which makes it a universal donor.

The "meat" of the coconut has the ability to rejuvinate age-related oxidative tissue damage-helps prevent aging and degenerate diseases.

Improves the functioning of the nervous system
Very useful in weight loss, because it increases the metabolism.

Also strenghtens the immune system and improves digestion.

You can actually apply topically to a bruise or wound and helps with the healing.

For women who are concerned about their calcium being absorbed-coconut will help your body absorb what ever form of calcium that you are taking.

I buy organic coconut oil and add it to my morning smoothies-about 2 tbl.. I keep the oil in my refigerator, so it is in a hardened state when I am scooping it out, but will dissolve in the blender.

I haven't been buying fresh coconuts yet, but that is on my list of to do's-After researching the benefits of the coconut water, I am ready to learn how to pop a hole into the shell and insert a straw and drink the water......

These are only a very few benifits of the would take many blogs to list them all!

And to be honest, besides all the health benefits of coconuts-the raw truth is, it just makes me feel like Im on a tropical vacation every morning when I open the jar of coconut oil and smell that incredible smell...

So if you haven't tried out the superfood COCONUT, take a little trip to Whole Foods or your grocery store and pick up a couple of coconuts and drink some juice or add coconut oil to your smoothie and let me know what you think!!!
Untill next time,


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bee Pollen # 3 Superfood


Bee Pollen is one of the most complete foods found in nature......

So you ask "what exactly is bee pollen?"
Bee pollen is the dust-sized seed found on the stamens of all flower blossoms...The bees collect the dust on their legs as they go from flower to flower. Bees secrete nectar and special enzymes into the flower powder to create what is known as bee pollen. The dust is collected off the bees by a special device placed at the entrance of the bee hive that brushes from the hind legs of the bees into a collection vessel.

Well now you ask"what is in bee pollen?"
Bee pollen contains just about everything-that is why it is a superfood!
It contains 22 amino acids, vitamin C and B complex, enzymes and and all the major antioxidants that have so far been discovered!!!  WOW!!!!  With one spoonfull you begin to eradacate free radicals from your body. It also has trace minerals iron, zinc,maganese, copper,calcium, magnisium and potassium....
Bee Pollen contains every single nutrient that is needed to sustain human life. It is 40% protien, nearly all of which is usable by the body without any further breakdown or metabolism-So here we go saving our energy and digestion enzymes!! All that in one little spoonfull....

Of course the next question on everyones mind is "what will it do for me?"

Bee Pollen will boost your immune system...
Build resistance to allergies...
Helps to cope with stress...
Assists in reversing aging and wrinkling....

I absolutely love love love bee pollen...You will have energy coming out of your finger tips!!!!
I put bee pollen in my morning smoothies.....
It can be purchased at Whole Foods or online.

If you have never tried it run and get will not be dissappointed!!!!

until next time,


Friday, February 12, 2010

Spirulina Superfood #2

Today I was watching a couple of daytime tv shows and the topic of the shows was "Superfoods".
I m not at all surprised at the attention they are getting due to the amazing results that come from these superfoods.


Spirulina is a single-celled blu-green spiral algae. It grows in lakes and waterways around the world.

It's green color comes from chlorophyll and the exotic blue color comes from phycocyanian. Spirulina has a long history of helping to sustain and develop the food chain.

Why is Spirulina so good for us?

* It has the highest concentration of protein found in any food-65-71 percent protein.
*An amazing source of natural enzymes, chlorophyll, and pytonutrients.
* Complete source of protein-It contains all eight essential amino acids, and eighteen total.
* It contains as much iron as red meat.
* Contains the following antioxidants: Beta-carotene,:Increases life span and builds the immune system.
    Chlorophyll: blood builder and purifier
     Zeaxanthin: the most important antioxidant for improving vision.
* Best known source of GLA-gamma-linolenic acid: essential fatty acid for a healthy nervouse system.
    Because it is a fatty acid it makes ones skin and hair shinny and strong but soft.

Okay, so Im thinking that you get the picture as to why this algae is considered a superfood.
I get Spirulina in powder form (pure hawaiian) and add it to my smoothies-but you can buy it in tablet form also.
For raw foodies, vegatarians and vegans, it is a perfect source of protein.
Also a great source of iron for anyone that is iron deficient.

So check it out and do your body a favor and add Spiralina to your diet-it will only benefit you!

Keep checking back 8 more to go......

Until next time,


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Medicine of the Future

No, I m not talking about perscription drugs.... Im talking about Superfoods!

For those of you who may not be familiar with the term Superfoods, Im here to let you in on one of natures most incredible gifts....Foods that prevent sickness and also heal. They are rich vibrant foods that promote excellent nutrition, health, beauty, radiance, and well being.

Maca...Peruvian Aphrodisiac....

Maca has been growing in the Peruvian Andes of South America for over 2000 years. It is grown at altitudes of 9 to 12 thousand feet above sea level! It is grown for the root which resembles the radish but is off white or yellow in color. The root is so hearty that it can withstand extreme cold or hot weather. The Andes shamans say" when the maca is consumed the spirits are close"

The benifits of maca are almost too numerous to name.........

Probably what maca is best known for is it's reputation for being an adaptogen.... which means its ability to  balance and stabilize the body's endocrine, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. An adaptogen was first defined in 1947 by a russian scientist, Nikolai Lazarev as a nutritive substance that counters adverse physical, chemical or biological sources of stress by raising nonspecific resistance, allowing the organism to adapt to stressfull circumstances...
In David Wolf's book "Superfoods" he states " According to research, maca as an adaptogenic superfood increases energy, endurance, oxygen in the blood, physical strength, neurotransmitter production, and libido. It supports the endocrine system, the adrenals, and the thyroid, typically improves one's mood and helps support healthy hormone production."
Maca does not contain hormones itself, but provides a unique set of nutrients that directly fuel the endocrine system and help the glands to produce vital hormones in precise dosages predetermined by one's own body.
Aside from all that it :
Increases energy and endurance
Alleviates chronic exhaustion
Boost the Libido
Reduces hormonal dysfunction during menopause
Reduces PMS
Aids in alleviating depression
Speeds up wound healing and reduces anemia

WOW!!!! Ill take a triple dose!!!

The endocrine system (adrenal glands,thyroid, pancreas, thymus,hypothalamus, and ovaries) are deeply connected to the immune system. So if the the endocrine system is in balance, your immune system will be in balance and you will stay well and healthy.

I have been taking maca for over 2 years and I swear by it!! I buy it in powder form (organic and genlantinzed). I also give it to my husband eveyday. It works the same for men and women.
I have been buying maca from, it's alittle pricey for the amount that I take a day, so I am searching for other organic distributors.

I mix 2-3 teaspoons in some cranberry juice 2 to 3 times a day. It tastes like butterscotch to me. You have to shake it up in a container to get it to completely dissolve or otherwise it is lumpy.

What I personally get from maca is a feeling of energy, well being, and increased libido. It really seems to mellow me out and life is just really good!! For women who are menopausal, it balances out your hormones and diminishes the effects of hot flashes, night sweats and moodiness. Maca has been used to enhance fertility in people and animals.
I reccomend it to everyone I know!!!
So if you are lacking energy, libido, or just feeling somewhat depressed, go and buy some and get started down a different path-even if you are not lacking any of that-get some-you will only enhance your life!

Start out with 1-2 teaspoons a day, and then increase it as you see fit-Maca has not shown any signs of toxicity or adverse effects in the studies that have been done-In animal studies the more maca that was consumed the stronger the libido!!!!!

Keep checking back we have 9 more super foods to explore!

Until next time......