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Acai Berry -
Acai berry has been the staple nutritious diet of native Amazonian for centuries. This wonderful little berry offers very good levels of anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins that would benefit overall health and fitness. Acai berries are low in sugar, but contain excellent amounts of iron, calcium, fiber, and vitamin A. Beneficial fatty acids such as oleic acid, is another strong point, and healthy levels of dietary fiber keep the system functioning smoothly. Acai berry gives immediate strength and stamina. There are no known food items in nature which are rich in calories and fats, yet known to reduce body weight.
Dragon fruit is low in calories yet offers numerous nutrients, including vitamin C, B vitamins, phosphorus, protein, calcium, fiber, captin, and antioxidants. It's proven to lower blood sugar levels as well as blood pressure, strengthen bones and teeth, promote healthy blood and tissue formation, strengthen the immune system, heal bruises and wounds faster and prevent respiratory problems! The seeds of dragon fruits are high in polyunsaturated fats (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) that lower the risk of cardiovascular disorders. Best part is you don't have to slay a dragon to enjoy this amazing fruit!
Bananas contain all kinds of good things – health-promoting flavonoids and poly-phenolics, act as free radical-gobbling antioxidants. That’s also an advantage in the high vitamin C content. Just one banana contains 467 mg of potassium, which is important for controlling your heart rate and blood pressure. Magnesium helps strengthen your bones and protects your heart, and of course there is an abundance of fiber.
Strawberries offer an astonishing 129 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, a known infection fighter. They're also packed with manganese, folate, as well as potassium with its co-factoring enzyme, superoxide dismutase. An abundance of minerals like copper for the healthy development of red blood cells, as well as fluoride, iron, and iodine. Strawberries unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients provide major health benefits in three major areas: (1) support and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (2) improved regulation of blood sugar, with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, and (3) prevention of certain cancer types including breast, cervical, colon, and esophageal cancer.
Blueberries are most known for there awesome anti-oxidant power that helps the entire body. An exciting new discovery is how blueberries can help with cognitive functions including memory! Research has also shown that berries, especially the blueberry have a favorable impact on blood sugar regulation in persons already diagnosed with blood sugar problems like type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or insulin resistance. Blueberries are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese.
The diversity of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in raspberries is truly remarkable. Phytonutrients like ellagitannins in raspberries are able to decrease cancer cell numbers by sending signals that encourage the cancer cells to being a cycle of programmed cell death (apoptosis). By helping to scavenge free radical molecules, and by helping to regulate the activity of enzymes that could trigger unwanted inflammation, the phytonutrients in raspberries help lower our risk of chronic diseases. These chronic diseases include obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis.
Kale's nutrient richness stands out in three areas: (1) antioxidant nutrients, (2) anti-inflammatory nutrients, and (3) anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates. Kale has over 45 different flavinoids! Kale's flavonoids combine both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits in way that gives kale a leading dietary role. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from glucosinolates in kale play a key role in risk-lowering benefits for bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate cancer. The Isothiocyanates (ITCs) also can help regulate the body's detoxification system at the genetic level!
Chia Seeds -
Chia seeds are among the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which have numerous benefits for health. They are a great plant-based and gluten-free protein source. Chia seeds pack in an awesome amount of essential minerals including manganese, phosphorus, copper, selenim, iron, magnesium and calcium.
Flax Seeds -
The top three unique benefits of flax seeds are (1) best possible source for omega-3 fatty acids, (2)abundance of lignans and (3)mucilage (gum) content. Omega-3 fatty acids have an incredible range of health benefits including fighting depression & anxiety, improved eye health, reduce ADHD symptoms, reduce inflamation and more! Lignans are fiber like compounds, they also provide antioxidant protection. What is Mucilage (gum) content? Gums can help prevent the rapid emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine, thereby improving absorption of certain nutrients in the small intestine.
Sesame Seeds -
Sesame seeds an excellent source of copper and manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. In addition to these essential nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.
Hemp Seeds -
Hemp seeds are a nutrient powerhouse containing all 20 essiential ammino acids (including the 9 our bodies cannot produce), simple proteins(easy to digest) and fatty acid. They are also a rich source of phytonutrients, the disease-protective element of plants with benefits protecting your immunity, bloodstream, tissues, cells, skin, organs and mitochondria.
Note: Marijuana and hemp are not the same-Industrial hemp grown for food, fuel and natural fibers contains virtually no THC (less than .3%). Whether you choose to consume hemp products or not, there's nothing that creates a better "high" than excellent health.