AN INTRODUCTION TO FIVE FABULOUS SUPERFOODS

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					                   An IntroductIon to
                   FIve FAbuLouS SuperFoodS
                   What they are, where they’re from, how to use them and where to get them


CACAO POWDER (RAW CHOCOLATE!)
Cacao is made by taking the raw cacao bean and pressing          The key benefits of Cacao:
it at carefully regulated temperatures to remove the oils.
                                                                 • It’s a powerful antioxidant
The resulting cacao is possibly the most concentrated source
of antioxidants found in any food, 500 times richer than         • A nutritional powerhouse; an excellent source of sulphur
blueberries with a flavonol anti-oxidant count of a massive        and magnesium
10 percent!                                                      • Easy to use: cacao powder can replace cocoa powder in
To explain the difference between ‘cacao’ (ka-kow) and             any recipe
cocoa, commercial chocolate is processed by being subjected      • Known to boost good mood and improves brain function
to scorching temperatures of up to 150°C, with additional
solvents, all of which destroys most of the nutrients and        • Can help with alertness, focus and positivity
antioxidants.                                                    • Raw, vegan and pesticide free
During the processing of raw cacao, the temperature never
exceeds 40°C, thus the heat-sensitive vitamins, minerals and
anti-oxidants remain intact.                                     Quick directions for using Cacao Powder:
Cacao is a superfood because it is quite simply one of the       • Great in smoothies or on desserts.
most nutritious and one of the most complex food substances      • Can replace cocoa powder in any recipe. Particularly
on earth. It is one of the best dietary sources of sulphur and     fine for making chocolate spreads, icings on cake, raw
is a positive powerhouse of minerals and many other health-        chocolate bars and puddings.
giving elements.
                                                                 If you have not yet had a raw chocolate experience - then
It’s made up of water, protein, fat, carbohydrate, fibre,        please let me recommend it. It’s sugar, wheat and dairy free
iron, calcium, B vitamins, vitamin C and E and at least 300      and tastes delicious.
other identifiable chemical compounds and possibly up to
1,200 chemical constituents. It contains high amounts of         Many women around the monthly cycle have a strong desire
magnesium, the most common deficient major mineral - even        for chocolate. That ‘need’ for chocolate is actually a bodily
when following a balanced diet.                                  want for magnesium which just is not available in the fat
                                                                 and sugar depositing, carcinogenetic, diabetic and candida
There’s more… If you feel that you are not getting enough iron   promoting bar of something else all together. (Compare
- one small 28 gram serving of raw cacao beans gives 314% of     ingredient listings, it’s all there in black and white).
the recommended daily allowance of iron. Plus an antioxidant
(ORAC) score of 95,500, and to put that into perspective -       If you want chocolate, then eat the real stuff – it’s healthy and
that’s 14 times more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine and    contains the magnesium you crave!
21 times more than green tea.                                    For maximum nutritional benefits, eat your cacao raw - don’t
And this may be the best bit - Cacao has an abundance of         cook with it!
natural anti-stress and anti-depressant compounds. So it may
help to alleviate depression and create feelings of wellbeing
and contentment, as it contains serotonin, tryptophan,
anandamide, dopamine, phenylethylamine (PEA) and
monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors - all of which have a
positive effect on brain chemistry.




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                    An IntroductIon to
                    FIve FAbuLouS SuperFoodS
                    What they are, where they’re from, how to use them and where to get them


BEE POLLEN                                                          GOJI BERRIES
Bee ‘Pollen’ is a misnomer, as it is actually the pollen produced   Gojis are distinctively flavoured berries that have the highest
by the flowers and collected by the bees. It comes to us in         content of carotenoids, including beta carotene among all
granular form and tastes very similar to honey.                     known foods on earth. They grow on vines and are dried
                                                                    naturally before they are packaged and sold on. They are small
Bee Pollen is one of the purest and most powerful superfoods
                                                                    red and oblong, similar to hawthorns, and are like bright red
ever discovered, and is another nutritional powerhouse,
                                                                    raisins when they come to us in their dried form.
containing every single known nutrient that your body needs,
including essential amino acids, minerals and vitamins.             Goji Berries are one of the best-known superfoods available
                                                                    and they are renowned for their extraordinary nutritional
Considered to be one of the most nutritious and complete
                                                                    content. These berries contain all of the body’s essential amino
foods available, Bee Pollen is approximately 35% vegetable
                                                                    acids as well as important vitamins and minerals.
protein (one of the few vegetable sources that contain the
complete B-complex, including vitamin B12). It also contains        They are also known as Wolfberries, Lycium Berries and Gou
around 18 vitamins, 25 minerals, over 20 amino acids, about         Ji Zi Berries, and have been used in traditional Mongolian,
60 trace elements and is packed with enzymes, co-enzymes,           Tibetan and Chinese medicine for centuries. In Chinese
essential fatty acids and slow releasing carbohydrates!             medicine particularly, Goji Berries are often regarded as a
                                                                    strengthening tonic.
                                                                    They are a very rich source of vitamin C containing up to 500
The key benefits of Bee Pollen:
                                                                    times more per ounce than oranges, and actually more than
• Superfood powerhouse packed with amino acids, minerals            any other fruit!
  and vitamins
                                                                    Additionally, they are a superb source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6
• Excellent source of B vitamins                                    and E and contain a full complement of protein with 18 amino
• Includes Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Potassium and          acids and 21 trace minerals such as zinc, iron, copper, calcium,
  more                                                              germanium, selenium and phosphorous.
• Great source of vegetarian protein                                Goji Berries are an excellent antioxidant, and a delicious ‘tonic’
• Excellent energy source                                           fruit. They are loaded with easily bio-available vitality, making
• Can help to maintain healthy-looking skin and boost               them an ideal natural whole food addition to any diet.
  immune system                                                     The key benefits of Goji Berries from Nutri-Health:
• Delicious and easy to use                                         • A fantastic source of B vitamins and Beta Carotene
• Raw, vegan and pesticide free                                     • Contain all essential amino acids
                                                                    • Delicious and easy to eat
Quick directions for using Bee Pollen:                              • Raw, vegan and pesticide free
• Start with 1 teaspoon a day and work up to 1 tablespoon
• Sprinkle on breakfast cereals, yoghurt, desserts or add to        Quick directions for using Goji Berries:
  smoothies
                                                                    • Eat as many as you like straight from the packet!
                                                                    • Try them on your morning cereal, in ‘trail mixes’ or even
                                                                      in your herbal tea
                                                                    • Eat them dry, or try soaking
                                                                      them and adding to your
                                                                      favourite recipes (delicious
                                                                      in soups, salads, breads
                                                                      and puddings)




     For a wider range of Superfood products available from Nutri-Health visit www.nutri-health.co.uk
                    An IntroductIon to
                    FIve FAbuLouS SuperFoodS
                     What they are, where they’re from, how to use them and where to get them


MACA                                                                 BARLEYGRASS
Maca Powder is a superfood best known as an excellent                Barleygrass is one of the easiest ways to get your recommended
source of protein while also containing all the essential            daily intake of greens. It is a powerful superfood containing
amino acids. It contains substantial amounts of essential            18 different amino acids and it is also a superior source of
nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc,        vegetarian protein. Barleygrass is packed with a variety of
vitamin B1, B2, B12, C, E, riboflavin, thiamine, ascorbic acid       vitamins and minerals, including: beta carotene, folic acid,
and essential fatty acids. It is also rich in sterols, alkaloids,    vitamin C, vitamin E, 5 different B Vitamins, calcium, iron,
tannins and saponins.                                                magnesium and phosphorus.
Maca Powder comes from the Peruvian root vegetable,                  Barleygrass has 11 times more calcium than cows’ milk,
Lepidium meyenii and it grows in the Andes Mountains at very         5 times more iron than spinach and 7 times more Vitamin C
high altitudes. Maca is a very hardy plant, able to withstand        and bio-flavonoids than orange juice. It also contains significant
great extremes in temperature. No other plant in the world can       amounts of vitamin B12, which is very important particularly in
survive the extreme weather conditions and intensive sunlight        a vegetarian or vegan diet.
that this amazing super food grows in. It is the size of a radish,
                                                                     The carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals that
and in Peru, it is eaten as chips, or made into porridge.
                                                                     Barleygrass contains are all easily assimilated by the human
The rich soil located at these mountain plateaus accounts for        body. This provides instant access to the nutrients, allowing
the high levels of trace minerals found in Maca.                     the body to start making use of the nutrients within a matter
                                                                     of minutes.
Maca has been cultivated for at least 2000 years and is said
to have been consumed by the Inca warriors to increase               The key benefits of Barleygrass:
strength, vitality, stamina, endurance and mental clarity. It is     • Fills nutritional gaps in the diet
a highly nutritious food that has been used traditionally to
                                                                     • Packed with antioxidants, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals,
gain increased energy, support fertility and enhance immune
                                                                       enzymes, proteins and amino acids
system function. It is also known for its aphrodisiac properties
for men and women, and has an interesting modern nickname            • Chlorophyll-rich, which mean it is a great blood cleanser
- ‘Spanish Viagra’!                                                  • Great for liver detox
Maca has widely recognised hormone-balancing properties,             • Has a strong alkalising effect
particularly helpful for women during their monthly cycle. The       • Boosts the immune system
rich iron and calcium content makes it a great supplement            • An easy, palatable way to get the health benefits of green
for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Its aforementioned             vegetables
ability to increase stamina and endurance means it is still
                                                                     • A superior source of vegetarian protein
popular among athletes.
                                                                     • One of the most nutritionally balanced foods in nature
It continues to be a significant staple food and medicinal
                                                                     • Raw, vegan and pesticide free
plant for the Peruvian people and is now widely available,
and growing in popularity the world over as a whole food             Quick directions for using Barleygrass:
supplement.                                                          • Mix a teaspoon into water for an instant alkalising drink –
The key benefits of Maca Powder:                                       great first thing in the morning
• An excellent source of protein                                     • Add to smoothies, breakfasts, dips sauces and salad
• Contains Iron and Calcium                                            dressings
• Known to increase stamina and endurance                            • Start with a teaspoon a day to notice the health benefits
• Raw, vegan and pesticide free

Quick directions for using Maca Powder:
• Add to smoothies, porridge and yoghurt
  (makes a great breakfast addition)
• Start with a teaspoon a day and
  increase the amount gradually
  up to a tablespoon a day




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