What are superfoods? They have become all the rage among health-conscious people during the last decade or so. You can hardly have a discussion about healthy eating or visit a health-related website without hearing or seeing the term.
You know that whole foods are superior to processed foods in both nutritional value and health-giving benefits. What makes a particular food “super”?
Generally speaking, superfoods are foods that have a high phytonutrient content. Phytonutrients, such as lycopene in tomatoes, beta carotene in carrots and anthocyanins in blueberries, are highly anti-oxidant – therefore anti-degenerative disease and anti-aging – and each specific phytonutrient is thought to have a specific health benefit.
For example, the lycopene in tomato is believed to reduce the risk of prostrate cancer. The many phytonutrients in blueberries are linked to cardiovascular health and memory. Pomegranates contain ellagic acid, which is protective of overall health.
(A great resource for incorporating superfoods into your diet is the Simple Superfoods e-book .)
“I thought superfoods were exotic, hard-to-get products”
When you hear the term tossed around, it’s often in the context of such foods as the berries acai, goji, and maqui and other fruits like noni and mangosteen.
Not something you find in your local grocery store.
But more and more nutritional experts are coming to the consensus that because of the continuing decrease in nutritional value of commercially-grown fruits and vegetables – even the organic ones – consuming the more exotic superfoods is necessary to arm your body with the nutrients it needs to perform at its peak and avoid developing degenerative disease.
However, they are not hard to get. Products such as aca’i juice and dried goji berries are now readily available from your local health food store. And if you really want a superfood product that packs the nutritional punch of 32 powerful foods – everything from apples to maqui berry to olive leaf extract – you need look no further than Masaji.
What is Masaji?
Masaji is a juice that combines several of the highest anti-oxidant and health-giving fruits – including apple, blueberry, maqui, acai, goji and pomegranate -without any of the hidden stimulative ingredients most other companies add to their juices to give you a false burst of energy that ultimately depletes your adrenal function.
In addition, it is chock full of an array of vitamins and minerals that come from all the different fruits, as well as spirulina and marine phytoplankton. I found myself happier than ever after drinking it for one week – then found out that Masaji is loaded with the “happy” B-vitamins!
Did I mention it has helped many people lose weight because it contains the maqui berry?
To learn more about and order Masaji, visit this page. And begin to enjoy a greater level of health than you ever dreamed of!
Or, you can use the the Simple Superfoods e-book to get more common but powerfully nutritious foods into your diet.