Superfoods, Super Good!

It seems like everyone is talking about Superfood this and Superfood that these days but what are they talking about and why the fascination?

The term “Superfood” is used to define any food with a high nutrient and phytochemical content which typically has low saturated fat or other factors that might deter from it’s health benefits. These foods are typically found in areas of the world that have high mineral content in the soil, or through adaptation to their native environment have created high antioxidant properties.

So what makes them super?

They uniquely contain nutrients that are not found in the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) where ketchup and French fries are defined as suitable vegetables for children to consume. Eating these foods in a daily diet regimen imparts unique health benefits to the user. They have adaptogenic properties allowing the person eating them to have increased endocrine activity, blood circulation, enhanced cellular health, ultimately prolonging life and vitality.

Why is everyone talking about them? (Oprah, Dr Perricone, Dr Oz, David Wolfe)

“Superfood” is the new buzz word on the scene. New trendy diets like Raw food, and juice fasting are becoming more popular as a result. The idea of eating a diet rich in Superfood nutrients is appealing because we as a human race innately want to evolve to the next level. We now have access to places all over the world where these foods grow including the Tibetan Plateus, the Amazon River Basin and the High Andes Plains. The idea of trying something that can make you stronger, think more clearly, have more energy, and overall just feel better is enticing.

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So what foods are we talking about? Raw Cacoa (not cocoa) Coconut oil, Hemp seeds, Maca root, Acai, Goji Berries, Mangosteen, Camu camu, Spirulina, Blue Green Algae, etc

Krisp now carries Sunfood Raw Superfoods (all Non-Gmo)

Try this yummy smoothie recipe next time you need a boost. (From the Sunfood Website)

This recipe is simple and can be modified to include as many superfoods as you like! All that is needed is a little imagination and creativity to create a delicious smoothie that will give you the best day ever! Makes enough to serve 4-6 superheroes or superheroines!

4 cups liquid (water, hot or cold tea, coconut water, or nut milk) 3 Tbsp cacao powder 1 Tbsp maca or red maca 2 Tbsp goji berries 1-2 Tbsp sweetener (we suggest agaveraw honey, or coconut palm sugar) 1-3 cups organic berries (depending on how thick you want your smoothie)

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp cinnamon 2 Tbsp cacao nibs 1-2 Tbsp Sun is Shining 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 Tbsp cashews or wild jungle peanuts 1 Tbsp mesquite

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