Super foods are natural food sources with a highly concentrated, complex supply of high quality nutrients with the least negative properties. Marketing is pushing them as diet aids in magazines, billboards and TV. The truth is, however, they are not always low in calories, but for the number of calories present, they are always high in nutrients. They are an EXCELLENT addition to ANY healthy diet!
Super foods, of course, should NOT be the only part of your diet. Simply, they can enhance already healthy practices. Super foods can help nourish the brain, muscles, bones, organs, immune system, hair, skin and nails. They also correct imbalances in the diet. The ultimate goal would be to be able to quit taking vitamin and mineral supplements altogether and actually get all of the nutrients that you need from your food.
Super foods include:
- Aloe Vera
- Bee Products
- Cacao (my favorite, as I'm sure all know by now!)
- Camu Camu Berry
- Coconut (a close second)
- Goji Berries
- Incan Berries
- Maca (adds a nice, nutty flavor to smoothies)
- Marine Phytoplankton
Do you use any of these regularly? If so, which ones? I'd love to hear. I use cacao in baking and in smoothies as well as coconut oil in just about everything. Other favorites in our kitchen include raw local honey and bee pollen, spirulina, and chlorella. How do you take your favorite super food?
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