Superfoods are some of the oldest living plants on the planet. They have been used for thousands of years by indigenous people all over the world. Their pharmacological attributes have long been revered by ancient civilizations–and only some of us are beginning to experience the magic and medicine held within them.
Superfoods are called “superfoods” because they are “SUPER” nutrient dense. Superfoods grow naturally in specific regions around the world, where they flourish in their native, wild environment–independent of human interference. They are defined by their many unique properties and multiple nutritional components.
It is only in the last decade, that superfoods have made their way into our market place–and are now one of the fastest growing segments of the health food industry.
" Superfoods are ancient botanicals that harness vital information from the elements and communicate that information to the human immune system, expanding the body's innate capacity to heal and thrive .”
~ Mary Beauchamp, R.N.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUPERFOODS
Today, superfoods are getting the attention of the medical community as their health benefits continue to be proven by research. More and more people are experiencing the extraordinary benefits of these highly specialized, delicious, organic, whole foods. Superfoods are an excellent way to give your body very high quality, high density nutrition, for building a strong foundation for a healthy immune system. They are naturally loaded with micro-nutrients–which continue to be diminished by our modern farming techniques: poor water quality, soil depletion, chemicals, GMO’s…
High quality organic produce–has only a fraction of the nutrients present in superfoods.
Superfoods are known for naturally supporting the strength and health of the immune system, because they are extremely mineralizing, alkalizing and detoxifying to the body. They have been touted for their ability to enhance cardiac function, digestive function, bioactivity, endocrine function, brain function, hormone production, and much, much more. Superfoods are a quantum leap beyond organic because they grow WILD in their native environment and have not been cultivated: offering clean, hormone-free, pesticide and chemical free sources of:
- Complete plant proteins
- Healthy fats
- Essential fatty acids
THE IMPORTANCE OF ENZYMES
Enzymes are responsible for ALL of the work being done inside of our cells in every moment!
This is why raw foods are so important in our diet–because the enzymes are present. Every whole, raw food has ALL of the enzymes in it to break it down–so it can be digested and absorbed into the cells.
When food is cooked–the enzymes are destroyed. When we eat cooked food, our body has to work a little harder to produce the enzymes needed to break down the food–so it can be absorbed. The food may never break down fully without the presence of its own enzymes. This creates more work for our body. This little bit of extra work might not seem like a big deal–but over time–it takes a toll. It’s kind of like pulling a trailer behind a vehicle everyday. Even though the trailer may not be “that heavy”–over time your engine is being taxed. So, what can one do to take care of an engine that has been working extra hard for an extended period of time? Start by putting in the right kind of fuel.
“Raw” foods have their enzymes intact. They have never been heated above 107 degrees. When it comes to optimal cellular functioning–eating enzymes is an amazing act of support and care for our body at a foundational level.
At Bright Earth, we are very careful to make sure that our foods are left in their “raw” state whenever possible, to ensure that the enzymes are left intact. This ensures that our food can be easily “understood” by the body and absorbed for maximum performance.
WHAT TO DO WITH SUPERFOODS?
Most of the top Superfoods are offered available in dry powders. Therefore, they can be easily incorporated into delicious blended drinks. These smoothies and hot drinks can be enjoyed as complete blended meals: meeting all of your nutritional requirements (and more!) in one single beverage. Here at Bright Earth Foods, you will have an opportunity to learn exactly what to do with these unique and extraordinary foods and how to integrate them into your daily diet with our simple recipes and videos provided on our community page.
By creating a blended superfood drink, our cells have easy and instant access to vital nutrients without having to do so much of the work. Superfood smoothies are an excellent foundation for a nutrient rich diet, which supports a strong, healthy immune system. When the immune system is weakened--we experience dis-EASE. All healing in the body depends on the immune system.
We suggest a high powered blender to make the shift to superfood nutrition. Blended liquid nutrition is also convenient when your on the go, working, traveling or working out--and it will keep you satisfied for hours!
TAKE YOUR HEALTH TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH SUPERFOODS!
"Let thy food be thy medicine. Let thy medicine be thy food." ~ Hippocrates