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Heal Yourself with These 8 Superfoods

CoconutMany of the foods available on the grocery shelves of America are deficient in basic nutrients. The causes are overworked soil along with genetic engineering and food processing. Here are eight “superfoods” that actually deliver the nutritional boost we need for optimal health:

1. Aloe Vera

This plant contains 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 200 phytonutrients from active plant compounds, and 18 amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Aloe vera also functions as an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent.

Some benefits of aloe vera are:

• Reduces inflammation and arthritic pain
• Heals ulcers and many other digestive disorders and complications
• Reduces candida and parasites
• Supports heart health and reduces the risk of strokes
• Helps slow the growth of cancer tumors

2. Bee Pollen

Bee pollen contains carotenoids, 22 amino acids, and a range of enzymes. It is also an excellent source of B-vitamins, vitamin C and E and more than 68 minerals.

The benefits of bee pollen include:

• Fights cancer, diabetes, arthritis and depression
• Increases strength, stamina, endurance and energy levels
• Supports improved concentration and memory
• Improves fertility and enhances sexual activity
• Raises resistance to infections

3. Maca

Maca is considered one of the most nutrient-dense foods. It contains all the essential amino acids. Maca is rich in B-vitamins, vitamins C and E, and is a strong source of minerals, including copper, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.

The benefits of Maca include:

• Improves anemia
• Lessens chronic fatigue
• Helps reduce stress and depression
• Raises libido and increases fertility
• Helps adrenal function
• Strengthens memory

4. Reishi Mushrooms

Reishi mushrooms are a rich source of antioxidants, as well as an excellent source of B-vitamins. They provide the nutrients potassium, niacin, magnesium, selenium, copper and phosphorus.

The benefits of Reishi include:

• Fights immune-related disorders like allergies, arthritis and cancer
• Alleviates physical and mental stress
• Reduces inflammation
• Protects the liver
• Helps to heal digestive disorders

5. Goji Berries

Goji berries deliver 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, and vitamins A, B-complex, C and E. The berries are also a superior form of antioxidants.

The benefits of Goji berries include:

• Improves immune function
• Protects DNA
• Guards the eyes and liver
• Lowers inflammation
• Protects the heart
• Enhances mood and libido

6. Chlorella

Chlorella is a complete protein, as well as a potent source of chlorophyll. It is rich in the entire vitamin complex. Chlorella is also an excellent source of iron and zinc, as well as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.

The benefits of Chlorella include:

• Detoxifies biotoxins, xenobiotics and heavy metals
• Helps to elminate candida and yeast overgrowth
• Proven cancer fighter
• Prevents and alleviates diabetes and insulin resistance
• Reduces the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia
• Heals and repair tissue growth
• Lessens and eliminates digestive issues

7. Hemp

Hemp delivers 20 amino acids and is a complete source of plant protein. It is nature’s best known source of essential fatty acids and it contains a perfect 3 to 1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3.

The benefits of hemp include:

• Builds immune system
• Reduces inflammation
• Supports memory and prevents brain-related diseases
• Heals skin disorders
• Promotes digestive tract health
• Prevents cancer
• Helps reduce risk of diabetes

8. Coconut

Coconut is a very good source of fatty acids, including lauric and caprylic acid, which eliminate bacteria, viruses and fungi. Coconut is an excellent source of B-vitamins as well as the minerals copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc.

The benefits of coconut include:

• Supports the immune system
• Protects against brain-related disorders
• Lowers risk of diabetes
• Reduces joint and muscle inflammation
• Protects the liver
• Kills bacteria and parasites
• Defends agains cancer and other immune-related diseases
• Reduces acid reflux and promotes proper digestive

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