Cayenne pepper? Charcoal? Maca? That’s a lot of weird-sounding ingredients floating around in my organic juice, you might say. But hold on just one moment. These weird ingredients are actually superfoods – some of Mother Nature’s most nutritious gifts. Superfoods superpower your juice to pump you with toxin, weight-loss, and even cancer-fighting nutrition. Soar with us so to speak as we uncover just what some of these superfoods can do for you.
Superfood Healer: Turmeric
Put down the ibuprofen. No need for a chemically-made healer when you have an all-natural alternative to not only ease your pain, but reduce the inflammation caused by it. Turmeric is a the root that gives mustards its golden color. Studies show that turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties soothe muscle and joint injuries as well as skin conditions. Also, it’s antioxidant and digestive properties support the body’s liver to get the bad stuff out and the good stuff in.
Superfood Power Up: Cayenne
Make no mistake, cayenne pepper is hot, hot, hot! But boy does it know how to deliver the kick your body needs. Cayenne pepper cranks up your body’s metabolism to help you burn extra calories and fat while curbing food cravings to keep you on track. Cayenne and other hot foods also boost your immunity to fight off colds and other sicknesses.
Superfood Energizer: Bee Pollen
Even though bee pollen looks like it came straight from a flower (which it pretty much did), it’s one of nature’s most complete nutritional foods. Bee pollen is high in B Vitamins for energy, rich in antioxidants and supportive of your cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, immune, and well, just about every other body system.
Superfood Detoxer: Activated Charcoal
The consumption of activated charcoal has been used for thousands of years to help the body detox bad toxins and chemicals. Activated charcoal, or carbon, traps the toxins and flushes them through the body’s systems so they aren’t reabsorbed. From gas to poison, to bee stings and even acne, activated charcoal will trap toxins in its millions of pores and oh so kindly escort the harmful substances out of your body.
Superfood Preventative: Chlorella
Does the word ‘chlorella’ remind you of that green chlorophyll stuff you remember learning about in elementary school? Well good, because that’s basically what it is. Chlorella is a single-cell algae that contains the green photosynthetic pigments of chlorophyll as well as good-for-you amino acids, peptides, proteins, vitamins, nucleic acid and sugars. Chlorella is said to increase good bacterias in the body to aid the digestive tract, aid in cancer prevention, increase white blood cell counts and in slowing the aging process.
Superfood Immunity: Spirulina
Much like chlorella, spirulina is another algae consumed for centuries because of its amazing health benefits. But unlike chlorella, spirulina also grows in salt water – not just fresh water. Spirulina contains a high protein, iron and mineral content to empower the body with immune, anti-inflamtory and viral-fighting benefits.
Superfood Balancer: Maca Powder
Root out the imbalances in your body with the whole-body healing power of maca. Maca is a root related to the radish primarily used as a non-hormonal way to sort out hormonal issues. by balancing out the body’s adrenal hormones, maca boosts moods, supplies nutrients for general health, energy, and sexual function.