My Top Ten Super Foods:
This is my personal list of the best superfoods. I chose these for a number of reasons and not necessarily for their nutritional value. Firstly, they need to be easily obtained, secondly they need to be easy to use and thirdly they need to pack a powerful nutritional punch.
And last but not least, I have to actually like them! So, here is my shortlist of my own personal best superfoods and why.
It is top of my list because the nutritional power-packed punch that is supplied by Chlorella is pretty impressive. Plus Chlorella is available in shops worldwide and easily obtainable by most people. It is easily taken in tablet form with a drink or can be bought as powder to use in smoothies and other recipes.
I find that when I have not had any Chlorella in a little while, when I take some tablets – I can feel a soften effect on my skin within a couple of hours. It feeds every single cell in the body. The high concentration of natural chlorophyll is so cleansing and healing.
Nutritional info: Chlorella is a genus of single-cell green algae, belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It is an attractive food source because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients. When dried, it is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fibre, and 10% minerals and vitamins. It is also abundant in calories, fat, and vitamins.
Under certain growing conditions, Chlorella yields oils high in polyunsaturated fats – Chlorella minutissima has yielded EPA at 39.9% of total lipids.
Several studies suggest Chlorella supplementation has a positive effect on the reduction of dioxin levels in breast milk and it may also have beneficial effects on nursing infants by increasing the IgA levels in breast milk.
Because of its unique ability to bind with mercury, lead, and cadmium, the alga (chlorella vulgaris) has become increasing popular as a heavy metal “detoxifier”. Studies indicate that chlorella (vulgaris etc.) demonstrate a superior ability to (safely) draw these toxic metals from the gut and intestinal tract (where they tend to accumulate).
Like blue-green algae, clinical studies on Chlorella suggest effects including polychlorinated dibenzodioxins detoxification in humans and other animals, healing from radiation exposure in animals and the ability to reduce high blood pressure, lower serum cholesterol levels, accelerate wound healing, and enhance immune functions in humans.
Chlorella has been found to have anti-tumor properties when fed to mice. Another study found enhanced vascular function in hypertensive rats given oral doses of chlorella. However, the use of Chlorella for healing effects has received criticism. read more
Broccoli comes high on my personal list of top ten superfoods because it is so incredibly versatile. I prefer to eat it raw, but it easily steamed, boiled and baked. It goes well with almost any meal and makes a heavenly, cruncy quick fix when I am in a hurry.
I tend to forget to eat often, and when my tummy lets me know that it is very empty – then I will often just grab a flowerette of broccoli out of the fridge – and eat it as it is. It gives a fast nutritional boost and alleviates any hunger pains very quickly as well.
I love broccoli dipped in my raw sprouted chickpea hummus.
Yummy, crunchy, nutritious broccoli!
Raw Dark Chocolate
These top 10 superfoods can be easily added into anyone’s life, and the benefits of consuming them regularly will be seen relatively quickly. They are all easy to use and eat, tasty and even kids like them!