The Real Superfoods

Jun 7, 2011 by

Superfoods, Food Matters

 

After doing hours of digging around on the net, I came to discover how many websites claim certain foods as Superfoods ( such as red wine, avocados, dark chocolate, nuts, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, fruits etc ). What I didn’t find is the scientific evidence proving that those foods are Superfoods.

Recently I saw an amazing documentary that helped me learn more about what Superfoods really are. It also talks a lot about nutrition as medicine and pharmaceutical companies have been spreading the wrong word to the public. People who are part of this documentary are doctors and scientists. It’s called ” Food Matters” (if  you  like you can find out about the film and here ).

I also found a book written by David Wolfe, called Superfoods ” The Food and Medicine of the Future ” that actually contains a detailed scientific evidence of the Real Super Foods and these are the top 10:

Goji berries
Raw Cacao
Maca
• Bee Products (Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis)
• Spirulina
• AFA Blue-Green Algae
• Marine Phytoplankton
• Aloe Vera
• Hemp Seed
Coconuts

In his book David clearly points out the distinctions between a “Superfood” and just “Food”
Superfoods are more medicinal and supplemental than standard fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and have to be consumed in small amounts.

This is an example of eating real Superfoods vs just Food:

If you eat 3 bars of dark chocolate ( is supposedly claimed as super food ) – the only thing that will happen to you is insulin spike and sugar rush. But if you eat a whole bag of Raw Cacao beans ( the real Super Food ) you will get a fever from nutrient overdose. This is why only small amounts should be taken.

I’ve been doing some experimenting of my own, besides from the foods above I found these amazing Berries which I wrote about in my earlier post ” Mulberry “. I’ve been eating Mulberry an hour before my workout, it gives me this incredible amount of pure energy, unlike caffeine or anything else I’ve tried.

Since the opening of LovingFit.com, I’ve developed an even bigger passion for Nutrition and Fitness, especially from all of the positive comments and emails some of you sent me.

I’m going to keep on learning more about the real Superfoods,  their benefits and I will be posting it here on my blog.

PS – I am also going to keep on expanding Exercise Archive and I will be posting Workout Videos of how I stay in shape.

 

 

 

 


Related Posts

Tags

Share This

  • Ashlie Winner

    I just bought some Bee Pollen. I am a vegan. I am struggling with the idea of consuming animal products. The whole, “Humans are the only species who eat/drink another animals breast milk” is compelling adn for now it is what is right for me. I am not agro about my veganism, I eat raw honey occasionally. I have spent countless hours researching the anthropology, nutritionally speaking, of man, even dating over 8 million years ago when we werent even considered man. Our diet today and historically speaking is more intricate than all the spider webs existing in the world! Totally off the subject of my question..

    How should one consume bee pollen? I just made fresh juice and sprinkled it in it. When I mix food together like that I feel that I am not reaping all the benefits by mixing it. Once it hits my stomach mixed with all the other fruit I just drank I ask myself a question, “Will I absorp all the nutrients of the bee pollen?” What is your take on this? and How do you consume yours?
    Thanks, ashlie

    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Hi Ashlie,

      I just eat it by spoon. It is very sweet and delicious, and I also believe it’s best taken on empty stomach. This way you can absorb it better. Since It’s a bit expensive I want to taste it :). You should start out with a tea spoon about twice a day, and then you can increase it to a table spoon twice a day. I feel so energetic after I eat it, I want to run laps!

  • Irene

    ?????,??????????!???? ????? ???,????? ???? ?????? ? ????? ??????????…??? ?????!??????? ????!!? ???? ??????-??? ????????? ?????,????? ??? ??? ?????????http://masale.com.ua/image/cache/data/bottle-500×500.jpg

    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Sdravstvujte Ira :),

      Poprobujte zakazat s site iherb.com tam bolee kachestvennoe cocosovoe maslo.

      • Irene

        ???????…??? ??? ??? ??????,?? ??? ?????? ?????-?? ???????? ? ???????? ? ?????? ?? ???????????.???????? ?????.??????? ??? ?? ??? ????!!!
        18.06.2012, 21:43, “Disqus” :

        • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

          Ne za chto :), vi takge mogete zakazat ne ebay, ya tam chasto pokupau))

          • Irene

            ??!)

            19.06.2012, 11:18, “Disqus” :

          • Irene

            ????? ??????!!!???????? ?? ?????? ????? ?? ???????????? ?????http://www.iherb.com/Bio-Oil-Specialist-Moisturizer-2-fl-oz/40999 ?????? ?????? ????? ??????? ??? ???-?? ??? ????????????????? ????????!!!

          • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

            Da da eto ono! Nado prosto vtirat eto maslo na zoni raztyagek, i oni budut izchezat :)

          • Irene

            Ok,thanks!)You are perfect)) Da da eto ono! Nado prosto vtirat eto maslo na zoni raztyagek, i oni budut izchezat :)????? ??????!!!???????? ?? ?????? ????? ?? ???????????? ?????”http://www.iherb.com/Bio-Oil-Specialist-Moisturizer-2-fl-oz/40999″>http://www.iherb.com/Bio-Oil-Specialist-Moisturizer-2-fl-oz/40999 ?????? ?????? ????? ??????? ??? ???-?? ??? ????????????????? ????????!!!

          • Irene

            ?????,? ??? ?? ?????? ????? Wild Yam? ??? ???? ??? ????????..

          • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

            Da etot krem)))

          • Irene

            You are so nice))))))thanks!

          • Irene

            ???????,????????!!!!???? ????????????? ?? ??,??? ?? ????????? ??? ?????? ?? ??????(??? ?? ??? ?????????,? ??????????? ??????? ???? ?????…)??????? ???????? ???? ?? ????))))!!!????? ??? please ???????? ? ???? wild yam…??? ??? ???????? ? ???????,??? ???? ??????? ????? ?? ?????,????????? ??(?????)?? ??????…??????? ?? ???-?? ?? ????? ??????????????? ??? ???!!!???.???.

          • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

            Oj ne za chto ))), Ya sama dage ne znau kak ya vse eto uspevau, inogda nochyami ne splu, no mne ochen nravitysa pomogat ludyam.

            Da ya slishala pro eto, eto vpolne vozmogno. Ya im tolko polzuus 2 nedeli iz mesyasa, kogda polzuus ochuchau nebolshoj effekt uvelicheniya.

          • Irene

            ???? ?????????..??? ??? ????? ??????? ?????(?? ??? ??????? ????? 2 ??????).????,????? ?????? 1 ??? ??? 2 ? ??????? ??? ???????????

          • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

            Nado mazat 2 raza v den, utrom i vecherom ( 2 nedeli v mesyas ) a v drugie 2 nedeli mogno 1 raz v den.

          • Irene

            Thanks a lot!You are perfect!)

          • Irene

            ?????,??????????!!????????,???????-??,????????? ?????!!!!!?????,????,??? ??? ?????????-?? 1 ??.?. ?? ???(??? 3 ???? ? ????)? ?? ??????? ?? ????????????????? ????????!!???

          • Irene

            ????? ? ??? 1 ????????-?? ?? ?????????? ???????? ?????????? ,? ??????? ????????????,?????????(?????? ? ?????)?? ?????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????? ???????? ??????? ?? ???????????)))?????????? ??? ??? ????!

          • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

Advertisement