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12 Days of Superfood Christmas: Day Ten- 10 Camu Camu Berries! December 24, 2010

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Camu Berries are great! They have an awesome tart flavor to them, i like to put it in my “coffee” concoction i make to give it a little bit of bitterness! Camu berries taste like Vitamin C, and that is most likely because they are the highest known botanical source!! At the cafe, as soon as someone comes in who thinks they are “catching” something i load up some Camu powder in a smoothie and send them on their way!

Besides Vitamin C, Camu berry also contains:

  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • iron
  • amino acids
  • B3
  • riboflavin

It is also great for the following things:

  • Immune system
  • anti inflammation
  • improved lung health
  • helps decrease stress levels
  • help fight viral infections
  • helps make beautiful skin =)
  • great for the eyes

In David Wolfe’s Book, “Superfoods”, he has a chart of a study that was done by Dr. Duke. He tested hundreds of different herbs against each other and ranked them according to how effective they were. Camu ranked as followed:

  • Antimutagenic—— #4
  • Antioxidant———-#4
  • Antiviral————–#6
  • Asthma—————-#1
  • Atherosclerosis——#1
  • Cataracs—————#1
  • Colds——————-#1
  • Depression————#2
  • Edema—————–#1
  • Gingivitis/Periodontal Disease——#1
  • Glaucoma————–#1
  • Hepatitis—————#1
  • Infertility—————#1
  • Migraines—————-#1
  • Osteoarthritis———-#1
  • Painkiller—————-#1
  • Parkinson’s Disease—-#1

Find some amazing Camu Powder here!

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12 Days of Superfood Christmas: Day Eight– 8 Coconuts a-Milkin! December 21, 2010

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I loveeee coconuts!!! There is nothing better than a fresh batch of coconut water… I love cracking one open on a hot day, sticking in a bamboo straw and kickin’ back! Its the most refreshing feeling in the world, you can feel it penetrating every cell in your body!! In Sanskirt, coconut trees are called “kalpa vriksha” which means “The tree that supplies all that is needed to live” Coconut water is the universal donor– it is almost identical to plasma in the human body. In WWII they used it for blood transfusions!! Chlorophyll, being almost identical to hemoglobin, and coconut water being almost identical to plasma.. put the two together and its like cleaning your blood out– giving yourself a transfusion!!

Coconuts:

  • rejuvenate tissue damage
  • increase breast milk production
  • improves nervous system function
  • restore male reproduction fluids
  • improve digestion
  • has cooling effects on the body
  • can ve used topically to help prevent rashes
  • great and improving muscle growth
  • completely rehydrates!
  • Contains a TON of electrolytes
  • amazing for those involved in sports
  • helps form healthy cholesterol in the liver
  • supports heart health
  • helps create healthy hormones
  • precursor to pregnenolone
  • helps get rid of hydrogenated oils
  • increases metabolism
  • is a polar opposite of omega 3, so when used together an explosion occurs and it doubles the effect!
  • Coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any plant source
  • antiviral
  • anti fungal
  • anti microbial
  • improves blood sugar utilization… will prevent spiking
  • is 90% raw saturated fat– talk about brain power! These are medium chain fats that the body actually uses! (unlike animal based fat, which are long chain)
  • helps with urinary tract infections
  • helps with kidney stones
  • great for the thyroid!

Try adding some coconut oil to a smoothie in the morning, and see how long you will be able to go with out eating again! The coconut oil will help you keep stabilized blood sugar for longer periods of time! I always make sure i add it to smoothies when i’m traveling, since stopping along the road is not an option!

 

 

12 Days of Superfood Christmas: Day Seven- 7 Hemp Plants a-Swayin! December 20, 2010

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I am absolutely in love with the hemp seed, and have very good reason to be! This plant alone could cure world hunger, but there are too many politics surrounding it!

 

From Body care to textiles, hemp covers it all. Up until 1883 over 75% of the worlds paper came from hemp! Its also an amazing fiber for making clothing– and it doesnt need pesticides! A cotton outfit today has over 40lbs of pesticides sprayed on it! Thats sick! A great movie to watch on hemp is “Hemp Hemp, Hooray!” Its a very informative movie on all of the amazing things that can be done with hemp. For now we will stick to the health aspects of it.

  • 35% protein (natures richest source of complete protein– only exceeded by the blue green algaes)
  • 47% fat (good fat!)
  • 12% carbohydrate
  • Contains EVERY SINGLE amino acid!!!
  • Perfect balance of Omega 3, 6,& 9 For the human brain!
  • Perfect balance of Fiber to Protein
  • Great source of Lecithin
  • Contains a decent amount of chlorophyll
  • One of the easiest proteins found for the human body to digest
  • Best source of Globulin building materials, which is major!!!
  • High in GLA (super anti-inflammatory and hormone balancer)
  • High in the following minerals:
  1. Phosphorus
  2. Potassium
  3. Magnesium
  4. Calcium (the good kind)
  5. Iron
  6. Sulfur
  7. Manganese
  8. Sodium
  9. Zinc
  10. Copper
  11. Lithium
  12. Silicone
  13. Platinum
  14. Germanium
  15. Silver
  16. Chromium
  17. Tin
  18. Iodine
  19. Nickel
  20. Boron
  • Hemp seed is very high arginine and histidine, which is very important for children when they are growing. I actually know of someone who raised their baby on hemp milk because they were unable to breast feed!

 

Try adding some hemp seed to a smoothie or on top of a salad for a satisfying protein add on!

 

 

The Superfood Smoothie of your LIFE

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Ok if you dont have the most intense energy rush after this… something is seriously wrong!

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Thai Coconut
  • 3 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • Heaping tbsp Maca
  • Handful Goji!
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Shilajit (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Cordyseps (optional)
  • frozen strawberries
  • ginseng mate tea (or favorite energizing tea)
  • Himalayan salt
  • sweetener (optional)
  • 1 tsp Mesquite
  • Gel from 1 aloe leaf
 

12 Days of Superfood Christmas: Day Six- 6 Chlorella Tablets! December 19, 2010

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Ok so six chlorella tabs isn’t much to me considering I probably have 5 times that amount in my morning smoothie, but we will run with it.

Chlorella is a single celled algae that is super high in chlorophyll—its actually the highest known source (3-5%). But it doesn’t stop there. Chlorella is super nutrient dense!

  • Supports liver and brain function
  • Improves digestion/elimination (my dad takes them for heart burn!)
  • Regenerates the body
  • Detoxifies:
    • heavy metals
    • Alcohol from the liver
    • Pesticides
    • Herbicides
    • PCB’s
    • Aids in weight loss
    • Increases immunity
    • Heals the body
  • Reduces symptoms of :
    • Low blood sugar
    • Diabetes
    • Low blood sugar
    • Arthritis
    • Bacteria infections
    • Viral infections
    • Ulcers
    • Hepatitis
    • AIDS
    • Anemia
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Neutralizes poisons in the body that come from toxins in the environment
  • Relieves chronic constipation
  • Eliminates intestinal gas
  • Restores population of White Blood Cells
  • Accelerates recovery of immune system cells
  • High in Phycocyanin (blue pigment) which creates more stem cells
  • Contains Chlorophyllase and pepsin (digestive enzymes)
  • Aids in the reproduction of good bacteria in the gut—makes it multiply at 4X its normal rate!
  • 60% Protein!! 100% Bio-Available!
  • Contains Vitamins C and E
  • Contains every B Vitamin (all though the b12 found in algae has not been proven to be readily available to the human body. If not eating wild food, you should be supplementing your b12 as it cannot be obtained by algae)
  • Contains Folic Acid
  • Contains Beta Carotene
  • Contains Lysine
  • Contains Iodine
  • Super high in Iron and Calcium—the kind your body actually uses!!
  • Highest food source of RNA—20X higher than Sardines—Eat chlorella, live forever!
  • High in Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic)

There is also something called the Chlorella Growth Factor. “Chlorella quadruples itself every 24 hours, growing faster than any food crop known to man. When Chlorella is ingested by the human body, it dramatically increases the rate of rebuilding and healing in tissues, multiplies the rate of lactobacillus (good bacteria) in the bowel, boosts immune system, and fights free radical damage. Chlorella also helps to rebuild nerve tissue damage throughout the body and is excellent for treating degenerative brain and nerve disorders. This superfood is being used to treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease” (Superfoods, David Wolfe)

 

12 Days of SuperFood Christmas: Day Five- 5 Golden Berriessss!!!

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Golden Berries, also known as Incan Berries or Gooseberries, are a wonderfully tart superfruit. They have a sweet then sour flavor.. I call them my raw sour patch kids! Try bringing these to a movie theater instead of the chemical ridden sour candies they sell there!

Like maca, Golden berries grow in the Andes, they are considered the Goji berry of the south. I do have to admit, they do surpass the Goji in one area, and its their protein content. Golden Berries are 16% protein, while the Goji Berry is only 14%. So what else is in these Berries?

  • High in Beta Carotene
  • High in Vitamin A and C
  • High in Thiamine
  • High in Vitamin B1, B2,  B3 (Niacin) B6 and B12!
  • High in Phosphorus
  • High in Protein—Highest of all fruit!
  • Contain high levels of bioflavonoids, which have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anticarcenogic, antihistamine, antisclerotic, and antioxidant properties. They also are great for nutrient absorption and detoxification and enhance Vitamin C.
  • High levels of pectin, which are known to lower LDL levels
  • Supports the immune system
  • Enhances Omega 3’s

Instead of a multi-vitamin, try eating some golden berries!!

 

 

 

12 Days of SuperFood Christmas: Day Four- 4 Aloe Leaves! December 18, 2010

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Most of us have seen bottled aloe and aloe plants, but how many of us now its beneficial properties? I love slicing open an aloe leaf and adding it to a smoothie or elixir. Its great. So lets get to know this plant better shall we?

  • Contains Vitamins A, C, E
  • Contains Sulfur, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium and Chromium
  • High in fiber
  • High in Antioxidants
  • Contains Amino Acids
  • Contains Sterols
  • Contains Lignins
  • VERY high in polysaccharides. (to see list on benefits from polysaccharides look here)
  • incredible for weight loss– helps lose weight and gain muscle mass
  • Enhances the immune system so that it is able to fight off fungal infections, nano bacteria and viruses
  • Amazing for digestion and can help colitis, ulcers, IBS
  • Dissolves mucous in the intestines
  • kills Candida
  • improves food absorption
  • normalizes pH levels
  • great prebiotic
  • Studies have shown it to inhibit arthritis, edema, and inflammation
  • Reduces radiation sickness
  • normalizes blood sugar and decreases symptoms of diabetes
  • cancer– research this for yourself  please
  • increases hydration of epithelial cells
  • a TONIC adaptogen (can be used everyday without your body becoming immune)
  • Keeps vital organs healthy

Topically can be used:

  • Abrasions
  • Skin Cancer
  • Acne
  • Poison Ivy/Oak
  • Infections
  • Stretch Marks
  • Arthritis
  • Athletes foot
  • Burns
  • Eczema
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Bites and Stings
  • Rashes
  • Staph
  • Sunburn
  • Wounds
  • Varicose Veins
  • Psoriasis
  • Brown spots and blemishes

The polysaccharides found in aloe have an amazing effect of the joints by lubricating them. They also play a great role in brain function and are great for the skin and nervous system.

Here is an Elixir that I enjoy:

-Handful of Goji

-Tbs Cacao Powder

-1/4 tsp Mucuna

– Gel of 1 aloe leaf

– Coconut water (add some of the meat to make it thicker if you like!)

Blend in blender! Add some ice to make a frozen drink!

Elixir #2:

-5 strawberries (frozen preferably)

– Gel from 1 aloe leaf

-1/2 tsp ground vanilla

-Mineral Water

-Coconut water

Put Coconut water, Strawberries and Vanilla into vitamix until smooth. Poor in glass 1/4 full. Top with mineral water!