If you are feeling tired, depressed or cannot seem to manage your weight, the cause could very well be too many processed, overcooked foods. In this article, we reveal a myriad of superfoods that can help transform and supercharge your health.
The Benefits of Living Foods
Living foods can boost energy, strengthen the blood, nourish the organs and revitalise the cells. One should aim to consume these living foods regularly for vitality, well-being and vigour. Living foods strengthen the immune system, regulate weight and slow the ageing process. They are packed with vitamins and minerals, have adequate protein and are low in fat. Furthermore, they are also rich in slow-releasing carbohydrates, which boost energy, and because living foods generally have a high fluid content, they are ideal for detoxifying the system. Additionally, they are rich in soluble fibre, which lowers blood fat levels and removes heavy metals such as lead and cadmium from the body.
However, the truly remarkable element of living foods, especially raw living foods, is their enzyme content. Enzymes are the key to proper food absorption, released as soon as we start to chew. All our physical processes depend on enzymes. They are the essential catalysts of all the chemical reactions in our bodies — without them, we would cease to function or exist. Enzymes spark digestion, detoxification, immunity and all other metabolic and regenerative processes. The quality of our enzymes is reflected in the vitality of our own energy levels and life force.
The Sacred 6
The following are the 12 living foods or superfoods which we like to call the sacred 6. These living foods have been proven work wonders on numerous patients with different health issues in a balanced and harmonised combination.
Containing all nine essential amino acids, quinoa is rich in protein and contains a wealth of minerals. Additionally, it contains more calcium than milk and, therefore, helps to support the skeletal system. It also strengthens the kidneys and enhances. Incorporate quinoa grains into your meals two or three times weekly and consider increasing your intake especially during the colder season of the year.
2. Green Barley Grass
Green barley grass is extraordinarily high in the antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD). It contains as much usable protein as meat, and it supports the heart, lungs, arteries, liver, bones and joints. It fights free radicals and improves energy levels, stamina and endurance. SOD protects cell tissue and removes pollutants, radiation, chemicals, metals and other foreign substances from the body. The powder is easiest for the body to assimilate. Follow the dosage directions on the label and mix with half a cup of water or juice. Tablets and capsule form are also available. For a change, you may alternate barley grass with one of the algae — chlorella, spirulina or blue-green.
3. Aloe Vera
Especially rich in plant sterols, amino acids and polysaccharides, aloe vera is strengthening to all organs and cell tissue. It loves your liver, repairs damaged tissue, reduces inflammation, assists digestion and promotes a free flow of energy. Aloe can taste quite palatable when mixed in fruit juices. A quarter glass of aloe juice added to a three-quarter glass of apple juice can be both tasty and soothing. For those who suffer from obvious intestinal problems, drinking this juice mixture twice daily — one in the morning and the other in the evening — is recommended.
Flaxseeds contain abundant levels of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids and in perfect balance. They lubricate bowels (colon) and nourish the spleen, pancreas and immune system. Flaxseeds help regulate weight and bowel functions, enhance skin tone, lower cholesterol as well as improve immunity and reproduction. Incorporate flaxseeds into your diet at least four times weekly. Eat the seeds whole or sprinkle them onto your meals.
Alfalfa is highest in natural digestive enzymes and bioflavonoids, as well as most vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It also contains four times more vitamin C than most citrus fruits. It nourishes blood, cleanses intestines and improves digestion. It regulates digestive disorders, heartburn, gas, bloating and malabsorption. It is beneficial in the breakdown of fat, cellulose and starch. Alfalfa sprouts are extremely high in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. You can also choose to purchase alfalfa leaf in tablet, powder, tincture and tea forms. It is best to follow dosage directions on the package. However, general suggestions are to drink two cups of alfalfa tea every other day or take 2,000 to 4,000 mg capsules three times daily.
A digestion dynamo, millet is high in iron, potassium, silicon, magnesium as well as vitamins B and E. it supports the digestive organs, especially the stomach and spleen (your energy “battery”). It gives you more energy and improves nutrient uptake, as well as removes unwanted excess acid and helps to inhibit the growth of fungus and nasty yeasts. Consume millet grain two or three times weekly if you can. It tastes delicious in soups, salads and stews, or can be eaten by itself.