I’ve added these Superfoods and notice amazing results
I consume these Superfoods daily, and it seems to have helped me with digestion, weight control and issues associated with aging. Looking up the information from so many different sources, so many years ago, means I cannot find the sources right now. I want to give you this information, however, I strongly encourage you to research the ingredients yourself, especially due to the fact that I do not have the original sources, anymore.
Acerola powder (fruit)
-Acerola can be found throughout north-eastern Brazil and is rich in Vitamin C and carotenoids, and one of the richest known natural sources of vitamin C.
Camu-Camu powder (fruit)
– Coming from the rainforest, this is one of the most nutrient-dense foods, offering considerable disease-prevention and the highest amount of vitamin C of any plant in the world. For a free in-depth report on this fruit, please go here.
Coconut Flower Nectar
-Like a “whole food,” coconut nectar is a “whole sweetener.” coconut nectar is merely the dehydrated sap of the coconut palm flower. It is high in potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron and contains 17 amino acids plus is a natural source of B vitamins.
Pomegranate powder (fruit)
-The anti-oxidant properties of this fruit benefits the heart, can be helpful in treating diabetes, dementia, cancer and menopausal problems, and perhaps even prevents sunburn.
Bilberry powder (fruit)
-An antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic agent, this fruit has shown to improve vision and symptoms associated with diabetes.
Blueberry powder (fruit)
– Blueberries are very high in fiber and nutrients and have been proven to lower blood pressure, protect against oxidative stress and maybe even help you lose that hard to get rid of abdominal fat, according to a study published in Experimental Biology 2009.
Lycium (Goji) powder (berry)
– These berries contain around eighteen amino acids, are plentiful in iron, with more beta carotene than carrots. Dubbed as a natural anti-aging food, goji is used to treat hepatitis B (because of the physalin produced by the berries), heart and blood pressure conditions, as a memory enhancer, a treatment for breast and cervical
cancer, an anti-inflammatory, and an anti-fungal, antibacterial.
Açai powder (berry)
– A powerful anti-oxident that is being studied for it’s beneficial properties on blood pressure, cholesterol levels, heart health and cancer prevention.
– A type of Asian fungus (mushroom) that may have beneficial properties for bone marrow and kidneys, while it increases stamina, protects against free radicals and restores energy.
– Chaga is a woody mushroom, which along with other adapotgens in Shakeology, have been traditionally used to help the body adapt and respond to effects of stress. Our chaga is American grown from a supplier that is USDA organic certified.
– Himalayan salt is actually healthy salt, salt that contains more than 70 trace minerals. Yes, salt is good for you if it’s this kind!
– A mushroom that has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to enhance the immune system, regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids, and may also be useful for weight loss.
Luo Han Guo
-This is a is an herbaceous perennial vine of the Cucurbitaceae family, native to southern China and northern Thailand that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than a millennium due to its antioxidant properties and immune-supporting benefits.
– A tree from East Africa often called “mother’s best friend”. It is rich in Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin A, Protein, Potassium and Iron. Moringa has anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial properties and is known to promote energy, vitality, athletic performance, and weight loss while boosting the immune system. This is something you WANT in the shake.
– Reishi is a mushroom used in traditional Chinese medicine, protecting the liver, as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer treatments.
– Extracted from fruits, bioflavonoids are widely used in Europe to treat diseases of the blood vessels and lymph system.
Rose Hips powder
– Rich in vitamin C, rosehips are commonly used for reduction in asthma symptoms and allergies.
Schisandra powder (berry)
– An Asian vine believed to be beneficial to those suffering from hepatitis, and seems to work well as a stimulator for the central nervous system, increased brain efficiency, improved reflexes, and an accelerated rate of endurance.
Gingko powder (leaf)
– The oldest living species of plant on earth, gingko has been used in Chinese medicine to stimulate the blood circulation and have a tonic effect on the brain, reducing lethargy, improving memory and giving an improved sense of well-being.
They also have a PROBIOTIC BLEND:
Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Streptococcus thermophilus
– Since most degenerative disease conditions can be linked to intestinal toxemia and our inability to properly eliminate it from the body, this is blend is useful for a healthy intestinal tract.
Maca powder (root)
– A nutrition-packed root vegetable from the mountain plateaus of the Peruvian Andes that is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals – known to increase energy, stamina and endurance, support the immune system and adrenal function, reduce chronic fatigue, regulate and support the endocrine system, and even treat menopausal symptoms (it is now being prescribed by many health practitioners as a safe, effective alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy). Maca also has been accredited to increasing libido in and may also help with mild erectile dysfunction.
– Matcha is the powdered green tea leaf that has potent phytonutrients. Along with other superfood-phytonutrients in Shakeology, matcha can help support health and vitality. The matcha we use in Shakeology comes from an USDA organic-certified supplier. Matcha has been enjoyed in Japan for centuries and it’s now featured in all flavors of Shakeology. Matcha helps increase energy without making most people feel jittery. If you are struggling to stay focused, the phytonutrients in matcha have been linked to improved concentration, and clearer thinking. Matcha is a source of L-theanine, an amino acid that has been researched for relaxing promoting effects when you consume it in sufficient amounts.
Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) meal
– With an average of 48 to 49 percent omega-3s, Sacha Inchi is an excellent vegetarian source of fatty acids,contains high amounts of protein and can assist the body’s formation of nerve tissues, eye tissues and cell membranes. It may also help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and help regulate blood pressure and support normal function of the immune system.
Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) powder
– Grown in the Andes of Peru, Yakon helps to regulate sugar blood levels.
Flax (seed) meal
– Flax is high in B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, omega 3, fiber, and our best source of lignans which may promote fertility, reduce peri-menopausal symptoms, and possibly help prevent breast cancer. In addition, lignans may help prevent Type 2 diabetes.
Chia (seed) meal
– Not just a cute gift in the shape of a famous mouse, chia is a muscle and tissue builder and a good source of amino acid and Omega 3’s. However, what is amazing is researchers believe a gel-forming phenomenon takes place in the stomach (when food containing these gummy fibers, known as mucilages, are eaten) which creates a physical barrier between carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down, thus slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. “In addition to the obvious benefits for diabetics, this slowing in the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar offers the ability for creating endurance. Carbohydrates are the fuel for energy in our bodies. Prolonging their conversion into sugar stabilizes metabolic changes, diminishing the surges of highs and lows creating a longer duration in their fueling effects.” (living-foods.com) Read http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=healthitude0f-20&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=1402799438&asins=1402799438&linkId=e27efa495c67016a71da38b0518c73ca&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066C0&bg_color=FFFFFF
Spirulina and Chlorella
– These microalgaes are reported to be amazing superfoods that help eliminate free radicals, are anti-inflammatory and may even gently detox the body.
– This plant from Asia, Europe and Africa is hailed for providing increased energy levels, improved immunity, improved digestion, reduced body fat, increased mental clarity, decreased appetite, improved joint, hair,
skin and nail health, and an overall increased sense of well-being.
Apple pectin powder
– Apple pectin is a water-soluble fiber, helpful in removing cholesterol out of the intestines and delaying glucose absorption.
Astragalus powder (root)
– believed to strengthen debilitated patients and increase resistance to disease in general
and boost immunity.
– Spinach has been used for years to help relieve anemic problems due to its high iron and chlorophyll content.
– Supports healthy connective tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscle. Thus, it is important in conditions such as arthritis, muscle pains, bursitis, etc.
– May help to improve cardiovascular health by reducing cholesterol. Fiber is credited with helping to lower bad cholesterol levels in the blood and may thus help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
– Quinoa is a complete protein containing all the eight essential amino acids and an excellent source of potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium (Nature’s medicine for people suffering from Migraines), iron and
B vitamins. Excellent for the heart and since they are an insoluble fiber, it helps in gallstone prevention, and also shown to decrease the blood sugar levels.
PROPRIETARY ENZYME BLEND:
Amylase, Papain, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase, Protease, Bromelain –
These enzymes aid in digestion, reduce heartburn problems, gas and bloating, may also dimminish allergies.
Ashwagandha powder (root)
– Has rejuvenative properties commonly used in Ayurveda for stress-induced fatigue, nervous exhaustion and general debility
– Barley grass is hailed as “the” healthiest of the healthy green grasses, acting as a free radical scavenger and known to reduce inflammation and pain. Although nutritionally, they are close cousins to dark green leafy vegetables, the “nutrient density” is much higher (more of the beneficial phytonutrients).
– Ancient Egyptian wheat known for its low gluten levels and contain more protein and minerals than common wheat or other cereal grass.
– Contains beta-carotene, vitamins K and C, folic acid, calcium, iron, protein, fiber and B vitamins.
– Wheat grass by itself is not very palpable, however, it contains P4D1, a “gluco-protein” that acts like an antioxidant, reducing inflammation. It is also thought to be able to help the body attack cancer cells. This grass has high levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein, enzymes, chlorophyll and mucopolysaccharides, and is known to be highly alkalizing to the body, aiding detoxification.
Amaranth (sprouted) (Amaranthus hypochondriacus)
– This is an ancient grain used by the pre Columbian Aztecs and also in India.
Grape seed extract (seed, 95% proanthocyanins)
-Surprisingly, grape seed extract may be better for you than the grapes from which it comes, containing a vast array of health-giving ingredients, such as protein, lipids, carbohydrates and polyphenols, which help the body fight viruses, allergens, and carcinogens. A phenol you might be particularly interested in is procyanidin. Procyanidins bond with collagen. This is a key component of skin, gums, bones, teeth, hair and body tissues. What that means to you is more youthful looking skin! The bonding promotes cell health and skin elasticity in a process that works almost like a natural face-lift! In addition, procyanidins can improve your vision, the health of your arteries and body tissues (such as the heart), joint flexibility and strengthen capilliaries and veins to improve your circulatory system, act as an anti-inflammatory, and scavenge oxygen free radicals and to inhibit
the damaging effects of UV radiation from sunlight. If that was not enough, grapes contain resveratrol, which has proven to contain neuroprotective capabilities.
Green tea decaffeinated extract (leaf, 50% polyphenols)
– Green tea has important antioxidants and compounds. Studies reveal an impact on heart disease and cancer which are promising. The antioxidants, called catechins, scavenge for free radicals that can damage DNA.
Holy basil powder
– Contributes to the health of the throat chest and lungs, while it protects the respiratory tract. Has been used as an anti-inflamatory – containing vitamin C, carpteme, calcium and phosphorus, which means protection from environmental toxins while helping the skin stay healthy and supple.
– Native to subtropicall/tropical South America and Central America, stevia sweetens whatever it is added to without adding calories. Research shows a regulating effect on the pancreas and has been used to help stabilize blood sugar levels, therefore useful to people with diabetes and hypoglycemia. It may lower elevated blood pressure, aids in digestion, reduces gas and stomach acidity. It has been shown to inhibit the growth and reproduction of bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay.
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