The Top Five Superfoods to Always Keep Stocked in Your Pantry_Featured_, Food, Nutrition, Prevention Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
(NaturalNews) What is a superfood? While there is no specific definition for the term, a superfood is generally recognized by a few characteristics: high nutritional density and low calories, high fiber, high in omega-3 fatty acids, lots of antioxidant activity, and rich with phytochemicals that have the potential to prevent or even reverse disease.
You could say that the hallmark of a superfood would be getting more nutrition without synthetic supplements while eating less. Eating less is healthy for most of us because there’s less of a digestive/elimination burden on our bodies from eating more than we need.
Adding nutrients the body needs but that diminish as we grow older is an immune system bonus. Be aware that it takes some time, weeks or more, for you to realize results from daily consumption of the following superfoods.
Choose one or more of these five superfoods daily
Chorella: This single celled, water-grown, chlorophyll-loaded algae is highly regarded by many. It boosts the immune system and helps detoxify. Taking chlorella and cilantro combined offers one of the best heavy metal chelating foods ever, especially useful for eliminating mercury.
It’s most economical as a powder, but that form is not so tasty. You’ll have to add to lemon/lime water and gulp or mix with juices and smoothies. But it’s also available as tablets. Chlorella has strong cancer resisting capabilities also. Find out more here (http://www.naturalnews.com/026147_chlorella_cancer_body.html).
Spirulina: This powder tastes worse than chlorella. It’s difficult for many to consume even with tasty liquids, but it’s available in tablets too. Some prefer the spirulina flakes that are easy to add onto foods, if you don’t mind the taste.
Like chlorella, it is simple microscope algae from ancient times loaded with phytonutrients. In addition to being an immune booster, it can assist with curbing an overactive immune system, which is often responsible for autoimmune diseases. Here are more details (http://www.naturalnews.com/025703_spirulina_diet_studies.html).