Superfoods

In today’s society, we struggle to find the right balance of healthy food, proper proportions and time to prepare and enjoy our meals.  It is important to stay healthy so we can enjoy our families, careers, leisure time, etc., but how do we accomplish this with an increasing amount of stress (including environmental), soil depletion and loss of nutrition from transportation of foods?   One way to help enhance our nutrient intake is through superfoods, along with minimizing our processed food intake and maximizing the amount of whole foods we eat.

What is a superfood?

  • a whole food
  • a raw food
  • easily digestible
  • contains high quantities of nutrients
  • rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, fatty acids, antioxidants and phytochemicals
  • promotes healthy elimination

 

What is the difference between supplements and superfoods?

While super foods may be categorized as supplements the reverse is not true of all supplements.  A supplement may or may not be naturally derived, but super foods are 100% natural, with the following benefits:

  • Boosts nutritional intake
  • May be used to target specific areas of healing
  • provides nutrients needed for optimal function and rejuvenation

Who can benefit from a daily intake of super foods?

Anyone who has:

  • an inflammatory condition
  • decreased blood flow
  • cancer
  • poor cardiovascular health
  • low essential fatty acid intake
  • weak eyesight
  • fatigue
  • digestion issues
  • weight to lose
  • difficulty with recovery after workouts
  • constipation or any other bowel issues
  • low energy
  • aches and pains
  • blood sugar issues
  • difficulty sleeping

Examples of Super foods

  • Algae (chlorella, spirulina)
  • Bee and flower pollens
  • Sprouts and Young Grasses (chia, mung beans, alfalfa, wheatgrass, barley grass, etc)
  • Foods high in Essential Fatty Acids (chia and sprouts, aloe vera, flax seed and sprouts, hemp seed nut, fenugreek sprouts)
  • Fruit and Berry Seeds (acerola, goji berries, grape seeds, mangosteen, noni, sprouted berry sees, acai)
  • Everyday Vegetables, Spices and Seasonings (celery seed, garlic, ginger, maca, tumeric)

I have been asked what is one of my favourite super foods and my answer to this is Chia.  I have discovered an amazing whole food called Mila, which has become part of my daily routine and that of my kids and husband as well.  Since I have been eating this food, I have increased energy, more focus and sleep better…..  and with 3 kids sleep is a precious treasure!   Mila is a blend of 8 varieties of the best chia seeds grown in close proximity to the equator.  By blending the varieties of chia seeds, this product is able to deliver high levels of Omega 3’s, protein, fibre, antioxidants and phytonutrients.

If you are interested in learning more about this amazing food called Mila, click the link for more information:

http://kristaharrison.lifemax.net/what-is-mila

Making healthy changes in your life takes time and small steps.

Knowledge awakens awareness – Awareness fuels motivation – Motivation powers change

-Krista Harrison

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