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What Are Superfoods?

Superfoods have been eaten by traditional cultures all over the world for millions of years. Certain cultures have focused on a particular set of superfoods, as they have been readily available in that particular climate. With many advancements in modern food technology, we have been able to carefully dehydrate and store these superfoods for use in parts of the world where they have not been previously available. That is why many superfoods are not well known, as they have only been available over the past 20 years in other parts of the world!

Superfoods are special foods that contain an extraordinary amount of naturally occurring nutrition. Some call superfoods "green foods" (and rightfully so, as many superfoods contain extraordinary amounts of chlorophyll, but not all superfoods are green foods). Some superfoods have been included on lists of herbs. There is a fine line between "herbs" and "superfoods": Herbs are medicinal plants that are used primarily in the traditional treatment of sickness and disorder in the body. Herbs are not encouraged for constant usage, as the body can become tolerant to these healing plants, decreasing their potency when needed. Superfoods on the other hand, are foods that should be regularly supplemented to the diet to complete the body's need for amino acids, trace minerals, vitamins and other trace nutritional compounds.

In many traditional societies, superfoods of that culture have been revered foods, foods taken with ceremony and taken with respect. For example, bee pollen and royal jelly have been traditions of desert cultures, where bee keeping was a tradition, while in aquatic regions kelps and algae have been used as dietary supplements, or even mainstays of particular cultures.

Superfoods are special in that they provide a natural mix of nutrition. Our modern scientists have gone a long way in detailing what they believe is the amounts of nutrition that the human body requires for efficient performance. These "RDA"s of nutrition have gone through many revisions over the past 20 years, and actually, when you consider that these scientists have only just begun this "chemical analysis" of what our bodies need over the past 30 years or so. Did you know that most medical schools do not teach nutrition in their schools? Did you know that vitamin K, now known to be required for proper blood nutrition, was only just discovered about 15 years ago? Up until then, these "nutritionists" did not know that your body needed this vitamin! How many more nutrients, especially the trace ones, have we yet to discover? Are we willing to be the guinea pigs of these "nutritionists" and make sure that we take only what they think that we need? Of course not. There is another way. A way that puts our trust in a more trust-worthy source: nature. Nature has been providing health in nutritional foods for many more years than our scientists!

In fact, just recently it has been discovered that certain vitamins cannot be digested or assimilated properly into the body without the appropriate naturally-occurring "faciliators". These "facilitators" are catalysts for the proper and complete digestion of certain nutrients. It has been determined that most of these "facilitators" are naturally occurring in combination with these certain nutrients. An example is vitamin C, which is more completely assimilated by the body when taken in conjunction with bioflavinoids, which are usually co-existant with vitamin C in fruits. This type of discovery should lead the logical person to question why we are wasting so much time trying to re-create the perfect diet when natural has already created it! All we have to do is add this perfect nutrition to our diets.

Just think of all of the compounds that are naturally-occurring on the smallest and most minute levels in our foods...every day it seems there is a new announcement that some food helps prevent certain dysfunctions. Will we ever know all of the natural compounds that help keep us healthy? When it comes to supplementing, there is our science's attempt at dietary supplements, i.e., vitamins and minerals that are isolated or formed chemically in a laboratory, and then there is nature's dietary supplements: superfoods! Trusting in nature seems to be the safest course.

Some superfoods contain every essential amino acid needed by the body for protein building. Our bodies actually require raw amino acids to form our own unique proteins, which we create into complex helixes, as opposed to requiring already-formed protein molecules. When the body digests entire protein molecules that have been formed in another body, our digestive system attempts to break off the amino acids that it requires in order making new protein molecules. This is a very difficult process for the body, explaining why our bodies take so long to digest meat meals as opposed to salads or fruit meals. But when we eat sources of simple amino acids, like plant materials, our bodies take the amino acids off and mix and match them to easily manufacture the protein molecules that are unique to our system, complete with our own DNA. Grasses, algaes and kelps all contain extraordinary amounts of various amino acids, completing our protein requirements. Spirulina, one of the most nutritious superfoods, contains every essential and even most of the non-essential amino acids.

In fact, you can successfully replace every vitamin; mineral and protein supplement on the market today with the proper mix of superfoods, and get the full array of nutrition. Below we will cover some of the most highly respected superfoods and discuss some of their properties. By no means is this an exhaustive list. Over time we will attempt to continue to add more superfoods to the list as we have time.

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Superfoods: Synergetic Nutrition

Because superfoods are whole foods that have not been broken down or created by combination, they provide "synergetic nutrition." Synergy means, "The whole is greater than the sum of the parts." Synergetic nutrition is the process of eating whole foods rather than extracts or isolated parts of whole foods. When a food enters the body in the whole form it has all of the "co-factors," or related nutrients, needed to process and assimilate nutrients that the body needs.

A whole food diet can replace a processed food diet very successfully, requiring less calories and providing more nutrition and fiber. Whole foods provide more assimilate-able nutrition. Refined, processed foods have had most of the nutrition of the whole food removed during heating, extraction, mixing or bleaching (which most of our shelf-stable foods have undergone). In our modern world it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to eat whole food in its natural state. This is where superfoods come in. Superfoods can provide whole food nutrition in a concentrated form, as superfoods contain higher amounts of natural nutrition than most foods.

Superfoods can also help the body digest nutritional foods with minimal enzymes required. Digestive enzymes are needed every time food is ingested. Processed foods require more digestive enzymes, as the starches and bleached sugars and charred meats require extraordinary manipulation before the body can extract any useable nutrition. Enzymatic processes are going on all over the body, and the fewer energy that is required to digest food gives the body more energy to exert in other parts of the body, leading to better overall health.
Most superfoods are alkaline forming, especially green foods. Green foods contain large quantities of chlorophyll, and the alkaline-pH helps balance the acid-pH of many foods, especially processed foods. Our western diet is full of acid-forming foods like sugar and meat.

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Eat Superfoods Today and Every Day

Our bodies will thrive from a consistent diet of superfoods. Superfoods contain the very compounds that are bodies use everyday for healing, cleansing, building proteins, strengthening bones and muscles, rebuilding tissues, recycling the blood, replacing hair and nails, producing enzymes and many other millions of activities that the body partakes in. With a broad spectrum of nutrients being constantly available to the body, the body will react by doing all of the things it does best better and more efficiently. You will find that there will be many benefits of regular superfood intake: healthier hair, clearer eyes, quicker thinking, more strength, more resistance to colds and flu, etc.

Superfoods can be taken with meals, before meals, after meals, or as meals in themselves. Some superfoods, like garlic, may be better taken with other foods if the stomach is sensitive. Other superfoods like wheat grass or barley grass or algae, can be taken with water. It is recommended that any superfood be supplemented with an extra intake of water. Water helps the body assimilate the higher nutrition.

Superfoods should be combined properly. Some supplement suppliers simply dump every superfood they can think of into a mixture, basically like throwing everything against the wall, hoping that some will stick. This strategy is not suggested for serious superfood diets. Superfoods are better combined with similar superfoods to maximize the co-factors as well as minimize the clashing of enzymatic activity and absorption chemistry within the body. It's as basic as not over-mixing our meals too much. Most people have experienced the pain of eating too many types of foods at one sitting. Green foods like grasses and algae can be mixed with success with starchy meals, for example.

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Let The Body Live With Superfoods

There are various ways to eat superfoods daily. One way is to spend more time with our salads. The more raw parsley, spinach, broccoli, and other vegetables that can be added to our daily meals, the better. Also making nice soups with nice mixtures of beans, grains and vegetables can be a very satisfying way to get more superfoods into the diet. It's best to either eat superfoods raw, or to steam them, in order to retain most of the nutrition. Soup cooking is good because the soup water ends up being fortified. Most other "evaporator-style" cooking processes cook out most of the nutrition from foods.

Because of our modern lifestyles, we often cannot get a good dose of nutrition every day. Many folks in this category often turn to multi-vitamins in hopes to catch all the nutrition. It is important to be aware of the difference between superfoods and isolated, synthetic supplements. Concentrated and isolated vitamins and minerals should be used for therapeutic purposes and are not for extended use, as their massive proportions can throw off other delicate balances in the body, causing other issues. Some superfood products currently on the market are mixed with chemically isolated vitamins and minerals. Be aware that these mixtures are completely experimental, and have not been shown to be any more beneficial than the superfoods alone. Be aware also that 100% of recommended daily allowance does not mean 100% absorbtion. An experiment with baby chicks and beta-carotene, for example, showed that little or no effect resulted from synthetic dosage, as opposed to a 10x absorbtion level for beta-carotene from dunaliella algae. Whole food, especially superfoods, has conclusively been shown to provide the best source of assimilated nutrients.

For those that would like to supplement their diets with superfoods, there are now food processing techniques that preserve much of the active elements in superfoods. These techniques include dehydration by low-temperature drum-drying, spray-drying, sun-drying, and freeze-drying. A stable temperature under 100 degrees farenheit and proper storage temperatures can maintain superfoods in a highly-nutritional state for an extended period of time. Then these dehydrated superfoods can be milled into powders and put into capsules or tablets for easy consumption in our hectic society.

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Superfoods: Survival Food

Superfoods are perfect survival foods. That's because they provide a natural source of easily-absorbed protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and trace elements. Desert nomads and other survivors have consumed superfoods through the centuries. Superfoods are also easy to store, and will maintain their effectiveness (as long as they are stored in a dry place out of the sun) for 3 years or so. Superfoods also have certain medicinal properties that keep the Y2k survivor in good mental condition as well. Superfoods in powdered form are also convenient to store, ship and carry through the long journey.

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