Superfood Saturday

When you find something that helps you get your health on track, why wouldn’t you share that? That is all I do, I share what has been working for me. I’m sure it doesn’t work for everybody, because we are all so vastly different, but it does work for me.

It’s not a FIX, because you don’t FIX Diabetes, but it does help me keep those cravings under control, it does give me a cleaner option to satisfy a sweet tooth craving, and it does give me the energy I need to power through my intense workouts followed by full, busy days.

You don’t know what it could do for you until you give it an honest try – if you are ready to do that, let’s connect!

Superfood Saturday – Pomegranate

These tiny but vibrant beauties are a powerhouse! Did you know Pomegranates have up to three times the antioxidants of red wine and green tea? I did not.

Pomegranate consumption may also play a significant role in the regeneration of cells, particularly in your skin, which may help in healing wounds and even in protecting the skin from sunburn (but this is NOT a substitute for sunblock!)

Pomegranate has also been associated with improving skin texture and helping to cleanse the skin overall. You can create this simple, nourishing facemask for some extra skin TLC! Enjoy your soft, glowing skin!

Superfood Saturday – Almonds

To help satisfy hunger and boost energy between meals, grab some almonds! High in protein and fiber, these little nuts are quite the superfood.

Almonds are the most nutritionally-dense nut, meaning they offer the highest concentration of overall nutrients per calorie and per ounce.

Great to add to things such as oats, yogurt, and they are perfectly tasty on their own!

Do you like almonds?

 

Superfood Saturday – Chaga

In a classic case of don’t judge a book by its cover, Chaga looks wholly unappealing, but is a REALLY powerful adaptogens, one found in Shakeology with the new formula introduced earlier this year!

Most people probably wouldn’t even recognize it as a mycelium species when walking through the forest, but even though it’s not very pretty, it packs quite a punch!

Superfood Saturday – Schisandra

Have you heard of this superfood? It’s fun to say, isn’t it? I had never heard of this until I was reading up on the superfoods in my Shakeology!

Apparently, this little red berry is quite the powerhouse superfood!

It’s whole purpose is medicinal use – it’s sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent – not a berry you wanna top your Greek yogurt with!

Considered one of the most highly protective medicinal plants, Schisandra is included in many traditional herbal formulas geared towards improving energy and mental health.

Superfood Saturday – Tulsi (Holy Basil Leaf)

Often dubbed the Queen of all Herbs, Tulsi, an ancient herb used for thousands of years, offers help with healing on a multitude of levels.

Tulsi is a powerful adaptogen found in my Shakeology, which is what introduced me to Tulsi to begin with! Tulsi provides optimal support for the immune system, increasing stamina and endurance while also reducing inflammation.

It is an effective herb for supporting the heart, lungs and liver, and contains potent levels of antimicrobial oils. In perhaps one of my personal favorite benefits, research has also identified it to have anti-diabetic potential, and to have influence over the neurochemistry of the brain, making it comparable to antidepressant medications.

Superfood Saturday – Brussels Sprouts

Confession: I hated these things until I was about 30 years old. They look like eyeballs, and I just couldn’t wrap my brain around eating them (though I did try). They were (that’s right, past tense!) one of VERY few veggies I dislike – joining broccoli rabe and asparagus (I have also come around on Asparagus, but not broccoli rabe — too bitter!).

True to form, my foodie husband managed to find a preparation I actually enjoy, and actually go back for seconds of! He roasts them with some olive oil, and adds in some bacon for texture (and okay fine, a little taste!) and it works perfectly! We have also had them without the bacon and I still enjoy them!

Their glucosinolate content helps us battle cancer and detoxes our body — moreso than any other vegetable!

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Superfood Saturday – Goji Berries

Goji. Goji berry. That’s fun to say… don’t mind me, I love things with fun names. Anyways…

You have probably heard of today’s superfood, but have you tried them? Goji berries are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including:

  • vitamin C
  • fiber
  • iron
  • vitamin A
  • zinc
  • antioxidants

They are also a low sugar nutritional option, making them ideal for Diabetics (but as with anything else, you might wish to discuss this with your medical team!)

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Superfood Saturday – Spirulina

Today’s superfood is found in my beloved Shakeology!

Spirulina is really gaining traction in the health community, because its loaded with benefits and sustainable. It’s a safe detox, energy booster, and can also help lower your blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.

Providing carotenoids, and antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage, Spirulina also contains essential amino acids.

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