Friday, March 5, 2010


What does it mean when something is classified as superfood?
When something is classified as superfood is means that the "thing" is absolutely packed with nutrients. Here is some examples:
Raw organic cocoa powder has a ORAC score of over 90 000!!! ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance capacity which measures antioxidant levels in products.
Let's compare Raw cacao powders ORAC with more "common" foods, just to give you an idea over high in antioxidants it is. Lets take blueberries, everyone has been told that blueberries are really HIGH in antioxidants, ORAC of 6552.
Gojiberries is another food I LOVE and consume daily, what so special about them? Apart from that they contain 11.7% protein, have all the essential amino acids, up to 21 trace minerals, richest source of carotenoids (more beta-carotene than carrots), Vitamin B1, B2, B6, E and on top of everything 500 times more Vitamin C than oranges by weight!! CRAZY

Now back to Maca, Lucuma and chlorella.
Maca powder comes from the maca root which grows is Peru on 4000 meters above sea level in the Andean district of Junin. It is grown by the Pumpush people, who have been growing and consuming maca for thousands of years. Apart from the fact that maca is packed with nutrients, it contains very unique alkaloids which stimulate the master glands that in turn helps balance the whole endocrine system. So if you have any hormone problems, add maca powder to your diet, it may help you. I like to mix in maca powder with my smoothies and raw chocolate!! It's such a perfect combination.
Lucuma is from Peru as well. It's known as the "Gold of the Incas" and consider one of it lost crops. Lucuma is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins, minerals, niacin (B3), iron and beta-carotene.
I love mixing lucuma powder into my raw desserts, goes well in everything, cakes, chocolate, ice creams, pie, smoothies, puddings you name it! It has such a divine flavor and makes everything very creamy, yum!
Chlorella been around on the planet for about 2 billion years, so it's a tough little fellow. It contains large amount of chlorophyll and is a very good cleanser for your body as it drags the nasty heavy metals out with you. What a lovely friend Chlorella is, really takes care of you. It's known to cleans the bowels, aid the liver function and keep the bloodstream free from waste. And on top over everything it contains a lot of nutrients. Love it, eat it , feel it! Mix into smoothies or your water to drink during the day.

Be a superhero, eat superfoods!

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