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7 superfoods that will prepare your body for pregnancy

Posted March 6, 2014

These foods are powerhouses for priming your body for pregnancy. Supporting the growth and development of a child is no small feat! And your body will need to be nourished with high-quality organic foods in order to prepare your body for the new life it will soon support.

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Wheatgrass: a chlorophyll-rich superfood bursting with nutrients

Posted March 3, 2014

Wheatgrass is a gluten-free food prepared from the young shoots of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, which grows in temperate regions throughout Europe and the United States. Consumption of wheatgrass only became popular in the Western world in the 1930s, when an American chemist, Charles L. Schnabel (now known as the “father of wheatgrass”), began to popularize it. Schnabel became well-known in the 1940s for stating that “fifteen pounds of wheatgrass is equal in overall nutritional value to 350 pounds of ordinary garden vegetables.” Though this claim is now considered to be exaggerated, it is true that wheatgrass is unusually dense in nutrients and is a potent detox food.

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Prickly pear: discover the healing power of an ancient Aztec superfood

Posted March 2, 2014

If you live in Latin America, or a semi-arid region of the United States, a wild superfood may be ripe for the picking in your own backyard. Known as prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp), the leaves and fruit of this desert plant can be harvested and consumed to treat a variety of conditions — including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and inflammation.

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The health benefits of durians: Smelly fruits with hearts of gold

Posted February 13, 2014

The durian (Durio zibenthinus) is a large, round, thorn-covered fruit that is native to southeast Asia. Known in the West for over 600 years, durians are characterized by their extremely pungent and unpleasant smell, which is often described as resembling rotten meat or sour milk (and those are just the polite descriptions). Despite their external unpleasantness, however, durians are extremely nutritious fruits. In fact, their nutritiousness is such that southeast Asians regard them as the “King of Fruits.”

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Numerous studies validate chlorella’s ‘superfood’ status

Posted January 27, 2014

Chlorella is a genus of single-celled, green algae that grow in the sunniest parts of freshwater bodies. According to Dr. Beth M. Ley, author of the book Chlorella: The Ultimate Green Food, it is one of the earth’s oldest living organisms and has been harvested as a food source for thousands of years. However, a true understanding of chlorella’s nutritional value only emerged in the 20th century, when Western scientists began to study its chemical composition.

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Health benefits of superfood moringa

Posted December 9, 2013

Superfoods are substances that provide you with a high dose of nutrition. Oftentimes, these are organic fruits, berries and plants that are packed with vitamins and nutrients that are necessary to keep the body in the highest degree of health possible. One such superfood is moringa.

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Three superfoods that can help treat depression

Posted December 3, 2013

Statistics show that approximately 10 percent of the American population suffers from depression, and that number is on the increase. While most of these people suffer from sporadic bouts of depression, others often endure it their whole lives. Consequently, many of them resort to antidepressants to alleviate their low moods – drugs which have notorious side effects and can, in many cases, render them zombie-like and detached from reality.

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10 Healthy Holiday Superfoods

Posted November 28, 2013

We show you how to have a happy, healthy holiday season with 10 surprisingly healthy traditional holiday foods (and our favorite recipes that use them).

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Research: Buffaloberry May Be Next Super Fruit

Posted November 15, 2013

New research has uncovered an underutilized berry that could be the new super fruit, the buffaloberry. A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that buffaloberries contain large amounts of lycopene and a related acidic compound, methyl-lycopenoate, which are important antioxidants and nutrients beneficial for human health.

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The Super Foods That May Help Fight Prostate Cancer

Posted November 5, 2013

A research team associated with the Cambridge University Hospital System in the UK provides scientifically validated evidence that broccoli, turmeric, green tea and pomegranate help fight prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men.

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