Super superfoods...say what?

These are plant-based foods, considered to not only nourish, but have balancing and/or medicinal effects on the body.

Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of

  • antioxidants,

  • polyphenols,

  • vitamins,

  • and minerals.

It is important to ensure you consume a rainbow range of foods and selecting one or a few from each of these from the colour spectrum will serve you well.


In the green powerhouse corner there are:


Grasses

  • Wheatgrass,

  • alfalfa

  • barley

  • Sea vegetables

  • kelp,

  • rockweed,

  • dulse,

  • bladderwrack,

  • sea lettuce,

  • laver

  • nori

Algae's

Chlorella - a chlorophyll high microalgae that helps remove heavy metals and promote detoxification. Really excellent for acne and removing excess hormones created by stress.


Spirulina - is a microscopic, filamentous blue - green microalga that has a long history of use as food, extending as far back as 400 years ago. The food interest in Spirulina is focused mainly on its rich content of

1) highest source of complete protein (65% by weight),

2) vitamins; especially vitamin B12 and beta-carotene,

3) essential minerals; especially iron and

4) essential fatty acids; it is one of the few sources of dietary gamma linoleic acid. Spirulina also contains all eight essential and nine non-essential amino acids and numerous phytochemicals which have a host of potential health benefits.


Moringa Oleifera is a healing tonic herb known to contain antioxidants, minerals, protein, essential fibre. It is able to supply sustainable energy, lower blood pressure and aid in adrenal support. It attaches itself to harmful bacteria and toxins and flushing them out the body and thus it’s cleansing properties.



In the red corner there are:

  • Goji berries,

  • blue berries,

  • pomegranate

  • cranberries

  • camu camu - massive amount of vitamin C makes it high in antioxidants boosting immune system, collagen production. It is a shrub that grows in swampy or flooded areas of the Amazon rain forests of Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia. The fruit and leaves are used as a medicine. Camu camu is used for viral infections including herpes, cold sores & shingles, and even the common cold It is also used for eye conditions including cataracts & glaucoma. Other uses include treatment for asthma, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), chronic fatigue, depression, gum disease (gingivitis), headaches and osteoarthritis. Some people use camu camu to increase energy and maintain healthy gums, eyes & skin; and as an antioxidant and immune system stimulant. People eat the fruit as food.

  • beetroot,

  • red cabbage

  • red onions

  • cayenne pepper assists in detoxification. It also binds with and enhances absorption of turm