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The top five superfoods to always keep stocked in your pantry

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by: PF Louis
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(NaturalNews) What is a superfood? While there is no specific definition for the term, a superfood is generally recognized by a few characteristics: high nutritional density and low calories, high fiber, high in omega-3 fatty acids, lots of antioxidant activity, and rich with phytochemicals that have the potential to prevent or even reverse disease.

You could say that the hallmark of a superfood would be getting more nutrition without synthetic supplements while eating less. Eating less is healthy for most of us because there's less of a digestive/elimination burden on our bodies from eating more than we need.

Adding nutrients the body needs but that diminish as we grow older is an immune system bonus. Be aware that it takes some time, weeks or more, for you to realize results from daily consumption of the following superfoods.

Choose one or more of these five superfoods daily

Chorella: This single celled, water-grown, chlorophyll-loaded algae is highly regarded by many. It boosts the immune system and helps detoxify. Taking chlorella and cilantro combined offers one of the best heavy metal chelating foods ever, especially useful for eliminating mercury.

It's most economical as a powder, but that form is not so tasty. You'll have to add to lemon/lime water and gulp or mix with juices and smoothies. But it's also available as tablets. Chlorella has strong cancer resisting capabilities also. Find out more here (http://www.naturalnews.com/026147_chlorella_cancer_body.html).

Spirulina: This powder tastes worse than chlorella. It's difficult for many to consume even with tasty liquids, but it's available in tablets too. Some prefer the spirulina flakes that are easy to add onto foods, if you don't mind the taste.

Like chlorella, it is simple microscope algae from ancient times loaded with phytonutrients. In addition to being an immune booster, it can assist with curbing an overactive immune system, which is often responsible for autoimmune diseases. Here are more details (http://www.naturalnews.com/025703_spirulina_diet_studies.html).

You'll be able to order either of these through the Natural News store (http://store.naturalnews.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=100151).

Aloe vera: The juice of this plant is commercially prepared for you to drink in small quantities as a health tonic. Avoid flavored or sweetened juices. Organic and not adulterated through processing is vital for optimum results.

It can be taken straight or with a fresh juice or water. Many AIDS and cancer patients cured themselves with higher than normal daily dosing of Aloe Vera. Read more about Aloe Vera's curative capabilities here (http://www.naturalnews.com/034738_aloe_vera_cancer_AIDS.html).

Barley grass: Barley grass is sold as a powder or liquid. Dr. Lorraine Day used it as part of her regimen for healing her cancer, and she promotes it constantly. Here's more (http://www.naturalnews.com/025185.html).

Pure powdered whey: This type of whey should be from grass fed cows that haven't been injected with antibiotics or hormones, and processed into powder with pharmaceutical grade purity. Don't bother with the often-flavored stuff sold as a protein for building muscle mass.

Pure powdered whey added to smoothies or mixed into soft foods will help your body create abundant glutathione, the master anti-oxidant that creates and regenerates antioxidants.

The digestive tract will not allow straight glutathione to come through. So a precursor or precursors are needed to allow you liver to generate them. Pure unadulterated powdered whey is the top glutathione precursor. Glutathione heals and detoxes the liver while building overall massive immunity (http://www.naturalnews.com/027114_glutathione_antioxidant_GSH.html).

Mike Adams has an excellent content-packed free ebook on Chlorella/Spirulina (http://www.truthpublishing.com/chlorellaspirulina_p/pdf-cat21249.htm).

Here's the Health Ranger's free pdf report on Aloe vera (http://www.naturalnews.com/SpecialReports/AloeVeraMiracle.pdf.).

Sources for this article include:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/461521-superfood-definition/

http://www.drday.com/barleygreen/

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