The Science of Superfoods

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson

Superfoods & Optimum Health
Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are low calorie and nutrient dense, meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of antioxidants and essential nutrients – nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves.

Need Specifics?
Superfoods can be divided into 3 core food groups with benefits above and beyond normal foods. This means they are recommended, as well as have been used historically as part of a larger longevity diet.

These groups are:

  • Edible microalgae & sea vegetables
  • Tonic mushrooms
  • Sprouts (living foods germinated from the seeds of various plants)

Researchers have found that compounds in these 3 groups pack life-extending benefits. People notice that their appearance, energy, over-all energy, appetite and even mood are all more stable and even.

Microalgae & Sea Vegetables

Greens are good, Microalgae are Great!
Nature’s first superfoods, edible microalgae, have an incredible ability to benefit health. Because they are ancient foods, our cells–even our DNA–can easily access and utilize the many micronutrients they contain. Studies indicate Chlorella can remove toxins and bind to heavy metals, including radioactive materials to usher their prompt removal. Spirulina packs more complete protein than red meat and is typically used as part of a weight loss program. AFA, the only edible bluegreen algae that can be wild-harvested, is shown to help boost mental clarity, mood, memory, and ability to focus. It has bio-active B12 that is highly assimilable; every micro mineral we need; all the essential amino acids; and many unique nutrients. These three all contain powerful antioxidant pigments–some of the strongest found in nature.

Seaweed Nutrition:
The Ocean’s Superfood – Sea vegetables are a critically important source of minerals, including iodine for vegans and vegetarians. They are a powerful source of electrolytes as well as blood purifying chlorophyll and polysaccharides that act as natural detoxifiers of heavy metals and other toxic substances. Sea vegetables have been shown to help improve digestion, decrease LDL cholesterol, increase bone density, lower blood pressure and to help reduce excess body weight.

The Mushroom Advantage
There is a vast amount of research on the beneficial health properties of tonic mushrooms. They improve health, preserve youth and increase longevity and boost life energy. As a defense against bacterial invasion, mushrooms have developed natural defenses, which also happen to be effective immune-supporting nutrients for us humans.

Sprouted Superfoods
It is said that sprouts ‘represent the miracle of birth’. They are alkaline, whole natural foods that contain up to 30 times the nutrition of organic vegetables. Sprouts allow your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat. Through chromatography, modern science can demonstrate the immeasurable properties of life force energy existing within these sprouts. The increased enzymatic activity gives someone eating these living foods the perfect boost to  a healthy, active and fit lifestyle.

Why we choose Superfood Nutrition
Some things about life and how long we get to enjoy it, are out of our control. But the latest research in nutrition, as well as data collected from people in their 90s and beyond, shows what, when, and how we eat has a profound influence on how long we live. Healthy habits start at home. Parents and grandparents can pass down a healthy legacy to their children and grandchildren. And adding these food groups can help the next generation of Americans lead better, longer and healthier lives.

Ancient foods offer us big benefits with even just a little bit of food.

You can find supplements that contain the superfood goodness of algae, mushrooms, and sprouts all at

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