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15 Superfoods That Make You Superhuman

Superfoods

There’s a lot of buzz going around about superfoods these days. Sometimes I feel like these advertisements for herbal slimming, life making, marriage saving compounds are more like a episode of Ripleys Believe it Or Not! Although there’s a lot of money hungry scamming going on, there just might be something to all this hype. The big question is: can superfoods really make you superhuman?

“…can superfoods really make you superhuman?”

I went on a hunt for the most powerful and possibly superhumanizing superfoods on the planet and you might be shocked by what I found! I researched the top 15 most powerful superfoods and I think there might be something more than coincidence going on here… Could plants actually make you perform beyond your current capacities? Were herbs, roots, and plants designed specifically to heal, empower, and restore us?

Were herbs, roots, and plants designed specifically to heal, empower, and restore us? Click To Tweet

Judge for yourself…

1.The Superfoods journey begins with the mighty Raw Acai Berries

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Our journey to becoming superhuman starts with one of my favorite superfoods!  Organic raw Acai!  Acai is not just a buzz word on a power trip for profit…It’s seriously the real deal!  In fact, it has 30X the anthocyanins as red wine!  Anthocyanins are these cool pigments found naturally in foods that have a huge impact on our ability to improve concentration, memory, and mental clarity.  I think we could all use more of that!  Not to mention it’s super antioxidant ninja skills against free radicals!  Less free radicals = less wrinkles. YAY!

“…30X the anthocyanins as red wine!”

Impressed yet?  Well it gets even more super!  Acai as a fruit has a rare occurrence of Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids.  These acids are super useful for healthy hearts and blood sugar levels.  If fruit had a social life then the paparazzi would be after Acai with its famous nutritional profile of flavonoids, polyphenols, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamins B1-3, E and C.

Overwhelming?  Yeah well that’s Acai for ya!  It’s overwhelmingly one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet!

2. Raw Noni Fruit

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Nothing takes a toll on my A-game like getting sick. Let’s face it, you cant hide from people. They are everywhere! With international and interstate travel we are exposed to tons and tons of pathogens that cause illness every day we go out into the public! Not to mention toxins! That’s where my next superfoods hero comes in. Raw Organic Noni.

Noni has this really extensive nutritional profile that helps fight off the bad guys that make you sick! It has a nickname of “Queen of Health Plants” for a really good reason! Our bodies make these special cells called T-cells that play a major role in immunity. Noni helps increase the production of these special T-cells that keep us disease free! Pretty cool stuff.

“Noni helps increase the production of special T-cells that keep us disease free”

What’s also really interesting is that Dr. Neil Solomon studied noni’s effects on over 12,000 people and one of his findings was that noni is a strong natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory with no side effects! I don’t know about you guys but that can become real handy for my post workouts!

“…noni is a strong natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory with no side effects”

Noni doesn’t just fight illness caused by contagious pathogens either! It has been shown to treat migraines, fibromyalgia, depression, and arthritis! Now I know why we came up with the term superfoods…! If noni hasn’t blown your mind yet then I might add a couple more cool facts about how this fruit is your bodies best friend!

Noni has natural antibacterial and antiseptic qualities! You still need to wash your hands though…that’s just hygiene people. And last but not least, noni fruit contains 17 out of the 20 known amino acids with all 9 of the essential amino acids! That makes this super fruit a complete protein! And people say vegans don’t get complete protein…BS!

“Noni has natural antibacterial and antiseptic qualities”

Noni is truly a superfood that’s a MUST HAVE! And I’m just getting warmed up!

3. Raw Mangosteen Fruit

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In my search for some serious superfoods in natures pantry I came across a really cool fruit that seems to have it all figured out! Raw Organic Mangosteen. Mangosteen is this fancy purple fruit found in parts of Asia. This fruit puts the “E” in exotic and has some super packed nutritional benefits in its purple flesh!

That purple colored flesh comes with a whole lot of antioxidants! Antioxidants are like little soldiers that fight off disease causing inflammation and promote a healthy complexion among many many many other things!

“Antioxidants are like little soldiers that fight off disease causing inflammation”

Mangosteen Fruit also has these amazing plant chemicals called Xanthones that show promise in fighting off cancer and heart disease! Xanthones are also organic substances that fight off the bacteria that causes acne! You can even make it into a handy ointment that treats eczema and other skin disorders! Bottom line…mangosteen is a super fruit that packs a punch against aging and several diseases!

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4. Raw Maca Root

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Let’s face it…we aren’t going to have the libido of a teenager our entire lives.  If your feeling like a little bit of a slacker in the bedroom then I have a nice (or naughty?) surprise for you!  Organic raw maca root powder!  The cool thing is that it works for both men AND women!  It also helps to balance hormones!

Maca isn’t only for a spicy love life, but a great adaptogen!  adapta-what???  Adaptogens are amazing compounds that tell your body to take a chill pill.  They fight stress and help re-establish balance.  What I really like about maca though is its usefulness at the gym!  Maca gives me a really even energy high that doesn’t have my heart racing or my body crashing!

“Adaptogens are amazing compounds that fight stress and help re-establish balance”

Athletes use maca for endurance because it has two really powerful chemicals called saponins and sterols that boost performance and fight fatigue.  Maca is also is a stellar source of minerals and B vitamins to!

“Athletes use maca for endurance because it contains saponins and sterols that boost performance and fight fatigue”

A huge lie about a plant based diet is the claim that we dont get any B12.  Well maca just so happens to put a fist in those claims with its awesome B12 content!!!  Maca root truly is a superfood that will improve your performance (and I dont mean just in the bedoom ;] ) and ability to kick butt at the gym!

5. Raw Amla Fruit

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Sometimes the hardest part of the day comes down to getting proper rejuvenation! If you’re like me then you know that a speedy recovery is essential to feeling like an A-Gamer! The problem is that most people don’t have the time to rest up and get back on track!

In my search to solve this universal struggle I stumbled across this amazing superfood called Amalaki fruit! Amalaki fruit has literally been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic medicine in India as a powerful rejuvenator.

“Amalaki fruit has been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic medicine as a powerful rejuvenator.”

Amalaki or “amla” fruit has this crazy spectrum of powerful plant chemicals such as anti-oxidants, polyphenols, tannic acids, bioflavonoids, amino acids, trace minerals and other beneficial phytonutrients. Basically, these natural compounds are an arsenal of fatigue fighting warriors! They act as cellular rejuvenators and promote healthy digestion.

“Amalaki fruit has an arsenal of fatigue fighting warriors!”

One of the coolest aspects of this super fruit is its widespread application to healing and promoting restoration in many parts of the body! It helps everything from eyes, bones, and muscle tone, to hair, nails, teeth, and liver health! It’s a must have when you’re feeling a bit drained and need an internal body makeover!

6.  Raw Spirulina

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Spirulina has been a pretty popular superfood buzz word for the last couple of years. You probably have heard of it yourself! If not, then let me give you the scoop on the unique superfood that’s been taking the health food stage by storm!

Spirulina actually sounds really kind of gross when you realize that its a blue green algae that grows in warm alkaline waters. I mean who really thought of the bright idea to scoop up some swamp sludge and eat it??? A genius actually! As weird and unappealing as it seems, spirulina is actually really good! And I don’t mean just for your health! I mean don’t go off eating it by the spoonful as dessert or anything…However, it is amaaaazing in orange juice or lemonade! It pairs really well in acidic/citrus style drinks!

Spirulina actually goes back thousands of years as a food staple for the Aztec, African, an Asian people! But their secret is out and spirulina is growing in popularity all over the world! Spirulina is nutritionally amazing because it is made mostly of complete protein and loaded with an unbelievable amount of minerals and vitamins!

“Spirulina is made mostly of complete protein and loaded with an unbelievable amount of minerals and vitamins”

To put it in perspective spirulina has 3900% more Vitamin A than carrots, 375% more protein than soy, 300% more calcium than whole milk, more iron than beef, a profound source of protective phytochemicals, and is super easy to digest! Gram for gram spirulina contains more nutrition than any other product in the world! Now that’s my kind of superfood!

“…Spirulina has 3900% more Vitamin A than carrots, 375% more protein than soy, 300% more calcium than whole milk…”

7. Pomegranate

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Antioxidants…antioxidants…antioxidants.  Can I talk too much about superfoods having lots of them???  Well, even in the superfood world there are differences in ratings of antioxidants that can be significant!  I mentioned earlier that antioxidants are like wrinkle fighting ninjas that prevent us from looking like we pulled an all-nighter every day of the week!

I wanted to find a really amazing source of these guys to help us out and that’s when I discovered the powerful source of antioxidants in pomegranate juice powder!  You might have heard of drinking a glass of red wine or green tea because they are great sources of antioxidants.  What they don’t tell you is that pomegranate juice has 3x the antioxidants of red wine and green tea!  What the heck people?!

“…pomegranate juice has 3x the antioxidants of red wine and green tea…”

Not only is pomegranate juice good for your skin, but it also helps protect your heart and blood pressure!  Good skin, a strong heart, and anti inflammatory properties of pomegranate are just a few reasons why this superfood will help you become superhuman!

“…pomegranate juice is good for your skin and helps protect your heart and blood pressure…”

8. Raw Sea Buckthorn Juice Powder

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Let’s face it…how we look and feel definitely affects our A-Game. I don’t have to get scientific to understand that our mental and physical are directly related to our performance! Luckily there’s this little known superfood that offers a big help in boosting our ability to look and feel our best!

In the Himalayas there’s this awesome little berry called Sea Buckthorn that has a big nutritional punch! It has a flavor similar to Tang, in my opinion, and makes for a really good water infuser or lemonade enhancer!

Sea Buckthorn is a super powerful source of Vitamin C and has more than 190 nutrients! It’s super helpful in treating skin problems such as burns, bed sores, eczema, acne, and dermatitis that leave us feeling a little less than publicly presentable.

“Sea Buckthorn is a super powerful source of Vitamin C and has more than 190 nutrients”

This crazy powerful little berry not only helps our skin look fresh and heal quickly, but offers a boost to our immune system and promotes lot’s of healthy energy with all those nutrients! It’s a feel and look good superfood that will help you get your mind and body on track!

9. Raw Ashwagandha

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One of the hardest parts of keeping your A-Game going is having the mental agility of an Olympian for more than a couple of hours. If you’re like me then you have felt the progress halting effects of mental shutdown more than once! It’s super frustrating! I had to find something that keeps the light bulb turned on in my noggin so I can feel superhuman!

That’s where Ashwagandha comes in! Ash-wa-what??? Among superfoods, ashwagandha is one very powerful herb that Ayurvedic medicine has been using in India for thousands of years to treat mental performance problems.

“Ashwagandha is a very powerful herb used for thousands of years to treat mental performance problems”

This herb really grabbed my attention when I looked into the modern research that proves that Ashwagandha is a mental superhero! Studies have shown that Ashwagandha has cognition-enhancing and memory-improving effects in animals and humans! It also may stimulate brain cell growth!

“Ashwagandha has cognition-enhancing and memory-improving effects in animals and humans”

What’s really cool about this powerful herb is that it helps many aspects of performance such as physical, mental, and emotional endurance to stress, and is popular among professional athletes!

Now that’s what I’m talking about! Simply put…Ashwagandha will help you have a sharp mind and increased physical performance that will leave you feeling like your A-Game is just an average day of the week!

10. Raw Alfalfa Leaf Powder

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This is one of those superfoods where I am like “Where do I start?!” If I had one word to describe alfalfa it would be “complete.” Alfalfa is a superfood with seemingly unlimited health benefits! It effects so so so many aspects of the body and health in a very positive and supporting way!

I will just highlight some of its key benefits and reasons why I chose it as a superhuman superfood. Alfalfa has a well rounded source of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids and is known as “The Father of All Foods.” No wonder they give it to race horses to increase speed and endurance!

“Alfalfa is known as “The Father of All Foods.”

It’s also been used by the Chinese to treat a host of illnesses! If you have ever had a UTI then you know it’s seriously the worst thing EVER…Alfalfa actually helps to remedy UTI’s naturally and offers kidney support!

“Alfalfa helps to remedy UTI’s naturally”

Alfalfa is also a known detoxifier and aids in digestion and the removal of excess water in the body!

The list seriously could just keep going on and on…Basically alfalfa promotes overall health and wellness and is a simple way to get back on your A-Game! Yee Haw!

11. Raw Chlorella

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So there’s another blue green algae that makes the top superfoods list and offers some pretty stellar super powers that make it unique in the algae department! In fact, it has some pretty interesting benefits that meat eaters don’t want you to know about!

Chlorella actually offers the richest source of chlorophyll on the planet! Chlorophyll is like green plant blood and is actually almost identical to our own blood cells in structure! It aids in oxygen delivery to your cells.

“Chlorella offers the richest source of chlorophyll on the planet”

Chlorella doesn’t just help your cells breathe better…It nourishes and purifies the blood stream, kidneys, liver and bowel! It’s loaded with tons of B vitamins and nutrients!

There’s a huge misconception that vegans and vegetarians don’t get Vitamin B12 naturally because “it only is found in meat.” WRONG! Chlorella is a healthy natural supply of this awesome B Vitamin! To add to meat eaters shame, Chlorella has 3x the protein of meat or fish!

“Chlorella is a natural supply of Vitamin B12 and has 3x the protein of meat or fish!”

It’s the perfect natural supplement to make sure your body is getting everything it needs so you can feel superhuman!

12. Goji Berry Extract

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If you have recently been to a health store in the superfoods section you might have noticed a bright red little berry called Goji Berries. These guys are a nutritional powerhouse that everyone seems to be turning to for its health benefits!

Goji berries can help combat the things that make us feel less than superhuman by providing a mega dose of powerful and amazing nutrients! These guys are known as the worlds most powerful anti-aging food for a good reason!

“Goji Berries…the worlds most powerful anti-aging food”

It’s loaded with so many antioxidants that it’s one of the highest rating foods on the ORAC scale. A ORAC scale is a measurement of a foods ability to combat the destructive free radical oxygen in your body. In simple terms, less free radical oxygen = less internal stressors on your tissues! This enables your body to recover from inflammation and toxins that damage our beautiful skin and bodies!

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Goji berries are not just loaded with antioxidants either!  These little guys have a whole lot of vitamins, minerals and unique plant nutrients!  All of goji’s benefits come together to make it one of the best superfoods on the planet for fighting anti-aging and anti-inflammation!

13. Green Papaya

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If you’re a gym rat then you know that trying to build muscle is all about the right amount of protein and hard work!  Did you know that just because you eat protein of any kind it doesn’t mean you actually are able to digest it and use it in your body???

Our bodies have special enzymes that break down different types of food molecules such as fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.  What most people don’t know is that a lot of the protein you eat doesn’t even get used by our bodies because it isn’t broken down!  Our bodies naturally produce enzymes like pepsin to break down protein into an absorbable form.

The problem is some people don’t produce enough of it or the pH of their stomach isn’t acidic enough to activate pepsin!  So valuable protein is wasted and excreted out instead of building those beautiful muscles you’ve been working so hard for!

Luckily there are superfoods like Green Papaya!!!  The more I learn about this fruit the more I’m convinced it’s the best thing that ever happened to bodybuilders and gym rats!  Green Papaya has two enzymes called papain and chymopapain that take protein digestion to a whole different level!!! These enzymes are better at breaking down protein than the enzymes made by our own bodies!

“…papain and chymopapain are better at breaking down protein than the enzymes made by our own bodies…”

Not only are they better at breaking them down, but they can break down fats, carbs, and proteins at any pH in the body!  This translates into a more complete protein breakdown throughout digestion which = more protein and nutrients for your muscles!

“…more protein and nutrients for your muscles…”

Beyond increased protein absorption, green papaya significantly helps your body uptake all kinds of nutrients from your food!  Great digestion and decreased loss of valuable nutrients makes green papaya your bellies and bodies best friend!  If you want to be a superhuman at the gym then you definitely need to have green papaya in your diet!

14. Cordyceps Mushroom

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I think the biggest complaint I hear is “I need more energy!” If you are a victim of caffeine addiction then you know all to well that you can’t function unless you have something to kick your butt into gear everyday! Well its time to kick the Starbucks and start looking to a secret energy boost that no ones talking about!

“…secret energy boost that no ones talking about…”

Have you ever wondered how those Olympic athletes have so much dang energy and endurance? I mean they must be superhuman right??? WRONG! In 1992 some very successful Chinese Olympic athletes attributed their success to eating Cordyceps Mushroom. That next year a host of athletes gave it a try and the record shattering began!

“…Chinese Olympic athletes attributed their success to eating Cordyceps Mushroom…”

Athletes were experiencing a heightened endurance level because this crazy effective mushroom was increasing their circulation, respiration, and immune system! Science attributes this “pick-me-up” effect partly to it’s Adenosine content.

Your energy levels are controlled by these little powerhouses in your cells called mitochondria. In order for your mitochondria to produce energy they need a fuel called ATP. A component of ATP is Adenosine! So with an extra supply of Adenosine your body is able to produce a lot of extra energy without the negative side effect of caffeine!

15. Organic Bladderwrack

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Detox regimens have been another buzz topic in the mainstream these days. Chances are that you do have significant levels of toxicity in your body with all of the pollution and carelessness of industrialized nations! There’s quite a bit of impairment that comes with having nasty heavy metals in your system! It definitely could be standing between you and your A-Game if you are tired, unable to focus, in pain, or sick all the time!

Among superfoods, there’s a very unsuspecting savior for our bodies when it comes to getting those heavy metals out for good! Raw Bladderwrack! Bladderwrack is a sea vegetable like seaweed that has been consumed for thousands of years! It also just so happens to be the “hail marry” of superfoods when it comes to detoxifying your body!

“Bladderwrack attaches to harmful metals and detoxifies the body”

What makes it so special? It is one of the most mineral rich foods on earth! However, the coolest thing about this plant is it’s alginic acid content! Alginic acid is like a heavy metal bounty hunter in our body! It attaches to these harmful metals and detoxifies the body by pulling them out of our tissues and into our toilets!

“…one of the most mineral rich foods on earth…”

It’s a serious detox that also provides healthy Iodine for increased metabolism and mental agility! Detox your body, lose weight, increase your energy, and mental agility?! That’s why Bladderwrack is an A-Lister for increasing your superhuman A-Game!

“…provides healthy Iodine for increased metabolism and mental agility…”

So we have covered the worlds most superhumanizing superfoods on the planet!  Think you have one more super?  Let me know and post your favorite superfoods below!

Best in health,