why superfoods make me smile…

The power of superfoods are incredible!

Why superfoods should make you smile too…

Red and Orange Fruit and Vegetables

Green Cruciferous Vegetables

  • Increase production of an enzyme which helps slow cellular aging.
  • Indoles (cauliflower) and sulforaphane (broccoli) remove carcinogens from cells.

Tomatoes

  • Lycopene prevents macular degeneration, antioxidant
  • Linked to lower rates of pancreatic and cervical cancer

Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Peas, Legumes

  • All types are good but they are of most benefit when sprouted or before cooking.
  • Soy sprouts – antagonistic to breast cancer cells
  • Isoflavones, phytoestrogens – slows tumour growth
  • Soy is best fermented, soaked and sprouted (not to be confused with soy milk!)

Yogurt (kefir)

  • Blocks carcinogens in intestines, reduces risk of breast cancer
  • Eat without sweeteners!

Organic Whole Grains

  • Protects against colon cancer, regulates cholesterol levels, prevents high blood pressure

Onions and Garlic

  • Broad range of antibiotics, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, prevents blood clotting
  • Garlic strengthens the immune system, deactivates carcinogens

Citrus Fruits

  • Prevents lung disease, reduces cholesterol
  • Protects against pancreatic and stomach cancer
  • Citrus juices are antiviral

Sea Vegetables

  • Alkalinizing – buffer proteins and grains
  • Removes toxic metals including mercury
  • antibacterial, antiviral
  • reduces herpes virus related to cold sores on lips and mouth area
  • Include sea vegetables when using soy products to counter thyroid suppression
  • Chlorophyl: beneficial for inflammatory conditions, helps breakdown drug deposits, counteracts all toxins, deactivates many carcinogens, counteracts radiation, improves liver function, controls overgrowth of yeast in the intestines, deodorizes bad breath, kills bacteria in mouth and colon

Colourful Fruits, Vegetables and Mushrooms

  • Leafy greens, yellows, reds, purples are cancer inhibitors
  • Contain enzymes which aid digestion
  • Use bitter green vegetables (sauerkraut) 3 times per week
  • Use fermented vegetables once a week
  • Juice vegetables, dilute with water.

Sprouts

  • Partially predigested, easy to digest
  • Excellent source of live enzymes
  • Organic food
  • Most rich food source of vitamins and minerals

Soy Lecithin

  • Chemical name for lecithin = phosphatidyl choline
  • Highest quality granules = 22% PC
  • 1 tbsp. = approximately 1700 mg PC
  • Use 2 tbsp. per day
  • Use granules – liquid, tablets, capsules may be rancid
  • Lecithin: lowers “bad” cholesterol, reduces high blood pressure, increases absorption of fat-soluble vitamins by up to 100%, helps convert homocysteine to non-toxic compounds, helps skin retain moisture and elasticity, helps reduce accumulated fat

Super-Duper-Superfoods

  • Grasses: alfalfa, barley, wheat grass grown organically
  • Soluble and Insoluble Fibres: high pectin apple fibre, brown rice germ, bran
  • Sea Vegetables: chlorella, spirulina, dulse
  • Dairy-free probiotic cultures
  • FOS (fructo-oliosaccharides): feeds good bacteria, don’t use if you have a yeast infection
  • Bee products: unpasteurized
  • Herbs and their extracts: milk thistle, siberian ginseng, licorice root, ginkgo biloba, japanese green tea, grape seeds, skins and extract, bilberry, etc.
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