Pretty bold statement, some can say. Can these 5 superfoods actually promote health and wellness that one could see and feel? The nutritional properties of each of these nutritional powerhouses could fill an entire book. Every single one of them has been shown to single-handedly deliver powerful healthy aging benefits—but when combined, they produce a spectacular, synergistic boost to your overall health and well-being… like adding rocket-fuel to your car’s gas tank!
Superfood #1: Chlorella – The World’s Greatest Healthy Aging Food!
Chlorella is a single-celled, water-grown algae that contains more health-enhancing chlorophyll per gram than any other plant. It is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and many other nutrients that are beneficial to your health.
Chlorella also has an abundance of nucleic acids, which have powerful rejuvenating properties that regulate the aging process, supports youthful looking and wrinkle-free skin, and helps you have a longer potential lifespan. Dr. Benjamin S. Frank, author of The No-Aging Diet and Nucleic Acid Therapy in Aging and Degenerative Disease, offered his patients with foods rich in nucleic acids, and reported that such a diet helped his patient’s look and feel 6 to 12 years younger than their chronological age, and their overall health dramatically improved. They also experienced a substantial fading of the look and feel of lines and wrinkles, and developed healthier, younger-looking skin after only 2 months. To get the most health benefits form of chlorella, always buy raw organic chlorella. You can get it in tablet form or raw organic powder.
Superfood #2: Moringa – The “Miracle Tree” of Cell Rejuvenation and The Enemy of Abnormal Cell Growth
The moringa is a genus of trees indigenous to Southern India and Northern Africa, and now cultivated in Central and South America, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Philippines. The leaves of the species called moringa oleifera, have become recognized in recent years as being highly beneficial to human health.
Moringa leaves are a healthy aging powerhouse because they contain several thousand times more of the powerful nutrient zeatin than any other known plant. A study published in Rejuvenation Research shows the undeniable youth-preserving effects of zeatin are due to its ability to regulate cell division and growth, and delay cell aging. With the zeatin contained in moringa, new skin cells grow at a faster rate than old skin cells die. This results in a marked reduction of look and feel of wrinkles on the face and other parts of the body, and a more youthful skin appearance.
Moringa leaves also have 90 essential nutrients and 2 compounds that have been shown to regulate abnormal cell growth (or a retardation of their growth). This has earned moringa the reputation of being a plant that supports health. India’s traditional natural Ayurvedic medicine currently uses moringa leaves to in the care of over 300 diseases. A Bureau of Plant Industry report states that, gram per gram, moringa leaves contain: twice the protein content of 8 ounces of milk (and 4 times the calcium); the Vitamin C equivalent of 7 oranges; the potassium content of 3 bananas; 3 times the iron of spinach; and 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots.
Superfood #3: Goji Berry – The “Longevity Fruit”
The goji berry, or wolfberry, is a tangy, sweet fruit that comes from an evergreen shrub found in China, Mongolia, and the Himalayas in Tibet. For over 6,000 years, goji berries have been used therapeutically, and have been prescribed by herbalists in China, Tibet and India to promote longevity, reverse aging, inhibit cancer growth and provide a multitude of other extraordinary healing benefits.
In Asia, goji berries are regarded as the “longevity fruit” – and are believed to be the health secret of Master Li Ching-Yuen, a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and former university professor, who had the longest recorded lifespan in history. He reportedly lived to the age of 256 (1677-1933), and his long life has been attributed to goji berries, which were a staple in his daily diet. In the The Ningxia Hui region of Northern China—where goji berries are grown and eaten daily—there are 16 times as many centenarians (people 100 years old or older) as the rest of the country. Preliminary research also shows that this little red berry is a superstar at stimulating stem cells, strengthening the immune system, and defending the body against disease.
Chinese researchers discovered that when goji berries were used as a dietary supplement… older people grew younger! A 3-year clinical study investigating the effects of the goji berry on the immune, psychological and biochemical indexes of the blood of aged volunteers showed that the goji berry caused the blood of the older subjects to revert to a younger state! Studies also suggest that goji berries have the ability to:
- Regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels
- Retard abnormal cell growth
- Support normal liver and kidney function
- Improve eyesight and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts
- Enhance libido and improve fertility
- Support improved circulation
- Boost brain health and protect against age-related diseases
Superfood #4: Cacao – The No. 1 Longevity Food
Cacao comes from raw cacao beans, the product of a fruit grown on the cacao tree (theobroma cacao), which grow naturally in the shade of tropical rainforests in South America and the West Indies. Cocoa, a component of chocolate, is derived from cacao, which many researchers dub as “one of nature’s most fantastic superfoods.”
Here are just a few of cacao’s far-reaching health benefits:
- Increases blood flow to the brain and enhances brain function
- Cacao is the No. 1 source of magnesium of any food. Magnesium balances brain chemistry… builds strong bones… helps regulate heartbeat and blood pressure… helps prevent constipation and even eases minor menstrual cramps.
- Cacao beans contain certain compounds that can trigger weight loss, make you feel good and improve your mood considerably.
- Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far—more than blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas.
- Serotonin – Cacao raises the level of serotonin in the brain; thus acts to regulate mood, help with PMS discomfort, and promote a sense of well-being.
- Endorphins – Cacao stimulates the secretion of endorphins, producing a pleasurable sensation similar to the “runner’s high” a jogger feels after running several miles.
- Sulfur – Cacao is high in the beauty mineral sulfur. Sulfur builds strong nails and hair, promotes beautiful skin, detoxifies the liver, and supports healthy pancreas functioning.
Superfood #5: Camu-Camu – The Superfruit with 600 Times More Vitamin C Than Oranges!
Camu camu is a bush that grows in the black water rivers of the South American Amazon rainforest. Its purplish red berries are a rich source of antioxidants and powerful phytochemicals that support and enhance health.
Camu camu berries contain the highest amount of Vitamin C of any botanical source—30 to 60 times more than a fresh orange. But when they are dried and reduced to powder form, they deliver 600 times more Vitamin C than oranges! This amount of Vitamin C provides extraordinary immune system support and enhances mental health. The berries also contain beneficial phytochemicals, such as leucine, serine and valine, as well as significant levels of beta carotene, calcium, iron, potassium, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin and thiamine—all of which provide these nutritional and therapeutic benefits:
- Regulates soreness considerably
- Supports healthy respiratory function (helps keep your lungs healthy)
- Maintains healthy skin, hair and nails
- Helps support vibrant eyesight
- Strengthens tendons and ligaments
- Helps to keep organs such as the eyes, brain, heart, skin and liver in good working condition
Dr. James Duke, Ph.D., the retired chief botanist for 30 years with the USDA (and author of several books on botanical medicine, including The Green Pharmacy) conducted an extensive study of hundreds of botanicals. He concluded that camu camu is one of the most outstanding natural mood support nutrients, and ranked it the No. 1 Natural Remedy for many traditional ailments.