Top 10 superfoods by David Avocado Wolfe

David “Avocado”Wolfe¬†is considered by many to be one of the world’s leading authorities on nutrition. In his book “Super foods” he recommends 10 of the best superfoods in the world for health and vitality.

DavidWolfeSuperfoods     Top 10 superfoods:

  • Goji Berries
  • Cacao: Raw Chocolate
  • Maca
  • Bee Products
  • Spirulina
  • AFA blue green algae
  • Marine Phytoplankton
  • Aloe Vera
  • Hemp Seed
  • Coconuts

Be a lake not a glass!

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The old Master¬†instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. “How does it taste?” the Master asked. “Awful,” spat the apprentice.The Master chuckled and then asked the young man to take another handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and when the apprentice swirled his handful of salt into the lake, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake. As¬†¬†the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?” “Good!” remarked the apprentice. “Do you taste the salt?” asked the Master. “No,” said the young man.¬†The Master sat beside this troubled young man, took his hands, and said, “The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount we taste the ‘pain’ depends on the container we put it into. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things….. Stop being a glass. Become a lake!”

Superfoods for a vibrant living

Super-Foods

If you suffer from fatigue, anxiety, depression or can’t get yourself to concentrate on anything then maybe you might want to incorporate some superfoods into your daily diet. Superfoods are foods that have super properties that are very beneficial to the body. For example, they may have high levels of antioxidants or they may have a high phytonutrient content (From the greek work “phyto” meaning plant and “nutrient”). Basically these foods are very nourishing and have a high concentration of essential nutrients beneficial to our health.

These are just some of the many superfoods out there:

-Wild Omega-3 rich fish, blue berries and pomegranates, olive oil, nuts, (walnuts,almonds,pine nuts, macadamia),Whole grains ( oats, whole wheat, barley), brown rice, red grapes, garlic and onion, green tea, broccoli, kale, cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, yogurt and dark chocolate

Red Krill- Advanced Omega-3

Bioglan-Red-Krill-Oil-30s_sp12418¬†Just started taking Krill oil which you can find in any health store or vitamin shop. I bough mine from Boots London and you can probably find it in Holland and Barrett as well. Krill oil and fish oil are very similar in composition,they provide us with omega 3 just as we get it from flax oil or other omega-3 fatty acids.The only difference is that Krill is 80X stronger than fish oil and doesn’t allow you to have an after taste, so there’s no fishy burps …lol. Also, krill oil contains higher amounts of astaxanthin than fish oil. Astaxanthin is a great antioxidant for the body.

Going Green

To get the benefits of chlorophyll I decided to use spinach in my juice this morning. Chlorophyll is a natural internal deodorizer for the body, it is very alkaline and serves as an antioxidant. It prevents and treats most cancers. The chlorophyll pigment is very close to our blood pigment thus the nickname “green blood”.
The combination of spinach, orange,kiwi and cucumber turned out perfect. You can also use apples for extra sweetness. The way to do it is to juice all the fruits and veg in the juicer and then pour into the blender and add the spinach, blend till greeeeeen !

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Argan oil- the Moroccan beauty secret!

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I have just received my first bottle of cosmetic Argan oil. All the way from Morocco, this oil comes from the Argan tree, one of the rarest trees in the world only to be found in the south west part of Morocco. The Argan tree can live up to 200 years. Moroccan women make a living out of collecting the Argan nuts and grounding them into an Argan paste and extracting the oil, this process by hand can take up to 10-12 hours per litre. Argan oil is one of Moroccos beauty secrets and has been used for centuries to protect and nourish the skin. In the west it has been gaining popularity as the “miracle ingredient” for the beauty industries, It has extremely high levels of Vitamin E ¬†which helps stop free radical damage. It also contains 80% fatty acids which makes it great for healing many skin aliments like¬†acne, psoriasis, eczema and unwanted scars have all been improved by the oil‚Äôs topical application.This unique oil is also perfect as an anti- wrinkle ointment.

Culinary Argan oil on the other hand is a lot different to cosmetic Argan oil. (Please be careful and make sure you read the label properly as they are both processed in different ways and are not interchangeable). Argan oil is not used for cooking but more for garnishing as it has that nutty taste and can be used on salads and other light dishes. It has some great health benefits like lowering cholesterol, strengthening the immune system, increasing circulation and decreasing inflamation in the body.

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Keep up the Fiber

Fiber is mainly concentrated in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Did you know that most of the fiber in fruits is found in the peel! Foods that contain dietary fiber are good for the digestive system, preventing constipation, helping with weight control and also lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Studies have also shown that fiber can lower cholesterol levels in the body. I choose to take most of my fiber in the morning( fruits and whole grain cereal with nuts  and dried fruit ).

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