What are Superfoods by Healthy Body

By on February 15, 2018
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What are superfoods?

My definition of superfoods is that they are particular foods that are full of minerals and vitamins, which are super healthy for our body. Superfoods also help heal our bodies, and can be used as medicine or simply to enhance our overall performance in life.

 

When you’re looking at what to eat try to opt for nutritionally dense foods that will give you the most health and benefits for your body and well-being.

 

Nutritionally dense foods are ones that contain at least 25-50%+ of your RDI of at least 2 minerals, without having negative side effects such as high amounts of yeast, sugar, or low electrical energy.

 

An example of a nutritionally dense food is 1 medium continental cucumber (300g) it has 62% of your vitamin K RDI and it has very little sugar just (1.66%) and contains 96% water, and has an electronic charge 101.5 MHz! This is a superfood because it increases your energy and your cell health.

 

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So…What Makes Superfoods So Super?

It’s simple. They’re more nutrient dense than other foods available to you.

Take Soaked almonds for example. In one ounce of almonds (28g) you receive 163 calories, 14g fat (9g from monounsaturated fats), 6g carbs (3.5g fibre, 1.1g sugar), 6g protein, 7% calcium RDI, 6% Iron RDI, 19% Magnesium RDI  vs. 1.69 ounce (48g) of m&ms milk chocolate with 240 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated), 34g carbs(1g fibre, 30g sugar), 2g protein, 4% calcium RDI, and lastly 2% Iron RDI.

 

Almonds are a superfood because they’re full of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and iron. They’ll also keep you fuller, and provide you with more electronic charge than m&ms milk chocolates. Foods that provide us with lots of electrical charges carry nutrients to our cells or else we become tired…and sick.

 

In fact, consuming foods that don’t produce much electronic charge, will immediately trigger you to crave more energy, and you will likely fulfill this “craving” with artificial energy such as high-calorie foods, caffeine, and sugar.

 

Thus I recommend you opt for superfoods with higher electronic charge over other food such as confectionery with lower electronic charge.

 

Food For Thought: Anything that reduces the amount of your energy in your body is potentially disease-producing…

 

How are superfoods beneficial?

 

Superfoods are beneficial because they help you attain a better overall well-being for the same volume of food.

 

Meaning if you juice 1 medium cucumber (300g) over 3 small baby apples (300g) you will save 108 calories, 25g sugar, and 31g carbs, plus you will gain 2g protein, 3% more iron, 3% greater calcium intake, 2% greater Vitamin A intake, 3% more potassium intake, and 10% more Magnesium. The list goes on…

Therefore by choosing a “superfood” like cucumber over a non-superfood, you’re getting better health and well-being. It’s not essential everytime to make these choices but you should for 80% of the time.  

Super Foods and Marketing

 

Superfoods have been marketed so that people will buy more of those particularly cleverly marketed foods when they’re not really that super. You see foods, which are high in water, minerals, vitamins, and electronic charge are the real superfoods.

 

An example of a superfood that isn’t so super is Maca Powder, Acai Powder, Bee Pollen, Mushrooms, Kombucha tea, Cacao powder, Black Rice, Goji Berries etc.

You see Maca Powder, Hemp seeds, Acai Powder, Bee Pollen etc. are nutrient boosters not superfoods! You add these to your smoothie or salads to boost the nutrient quantity of your smoothies, and meals. They definitely have health benefits but are not necessary for great health.

 

The real superfoods are ones you find in your local food produce markets that are cheap and easily accessible, don’t waste your money on the hype of the marketing world.

 

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What Does Electronic Charge Of Food Mean?

The energy in food is actually measured in megahertz (MHz). Megahertz is what is responsible for the frequency of the electrical charge, around the food. This electronic charge ranges from 0 to 250+. And our bodies require an electrical charge of 70+ MHz to function optimally. Therefore we must eat foods higher than 70+ MHz, we will a burst of energy, vitality, and superior well-being.  

 

Thus when we eat something with a low electrical charge (Less than 70 MHz) such as processed food, we are not providing our bodies with the electrical energy it needs to function.

 

Therefore we require the body to expend more energy to run the digestive system to break down the foods we have eaten. That is what is responsible for making us feel tired after we eat, but worse it’s what makes us crave sugar and caffeine as well.
Food For Thought: To get the most well being and energy, eat foods that are high in electrical charge, water, minerals, and vitamins and that are also low in sugar, saturated fats, and sodium.

 

And that is what is real superfood is.

 

P.S. Check out the List of Superfoods that meet these criteria!

The Ultimate Daily Superfood List

 

If You haven’t read my article on What is a Superfood, I’d highly recommend you do before reading this extensive list of superfoods. It provides an in-depth understanding as to what a superfood really is.

Now you know what a superfood really is, you kind of guessed it. It’s not your typical run of the mill “magical herb” that comes from the ancient ruins in South America etc.

Don’t get me wrong, Acai powder is healthy but is it really a superfood?

In my opinion, I don’t think so…

 

So what if all this time superfoods were, in fact, a term used by sensational marketers to get us to purchase “healthy” overpriced foods?

I’m sure this is something you believe in too.

 

So if kombucha, Acai Powder, Goji Berries, Bee Pollen, Maca Powder etc. are not really superfoods, then what is?

Take a look at my list of superfoods. As mentioned previously in my other article these foods are high in water, mineral, vitamins, and electronic charge.

 

For example, +320 means 320 MHz which is the electronic charge your body gets from consuming that food. Considering your body need 70 MHz to function optimally you get 250 MHz more, which is how you feel super alive!

 

Super Greens +320: Dr. Broc Power Plants is a superior green drink that delivers vital nutrients to combat aging, unbalanced weight, and provide long-lasting energy. This drink is made from the highest quality organic grasses, sprouts, and veggies around.

 

Organic Cucumber +101.5: Cucumber is consisting of 96% water and has only 16 calories, It almost has no fat in them, and there is only 3.6g carbs, 0.5 of fiber, 1.7g sugar, and 0.7g protein in just 100g. They also contain 2% vitamin A, 1% calcium, 4% Vitamin C, 1% Iron, and 3% magnesium.

 

Fresh Wheat Grass +103.8: In just a 3g serve of wheatgrass there is 15 calories, 2g carbs, 1g fibre, 1g protein, 30% vitamin A, 12% Vitamin C, 1% calcium, 44% Iron, 1600% Vitamin E, 44% Vitamin K, 733% Thiamin, 15294% Riboflavin, 1260% Niacin, 1950% Vitamin B6, 360% Pantothenic Acid, 413% Zinc, 85% copper, and 7000% Manganese. Now, this is literally a SUPERFOOD.

 

Sprouted Chia seeds +98.5: Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber! In just 1 tbsp. you get 70 calories, 4.5g healthy fats, 7g carb of which 6g is fibre, and 3g protein. There’s also 4% vitamin C, 8% iron, and 10% calcium in this one serving! Soaking chia seeds also enhance the electronic charge available!

 

 

Soy Nuts +96.5:  In just one ounce (28g) of Soy nuts (soaked soybeans, then air dried naturally) there are 6g healthy fats, 9g carbs, 2g fiber, 0g sugar, and 11g protein. There’s also 2% vitamin C, 6% Iron, 4% calcium, 13% Vitamin K, 12% Riboflavin, 14% Folate, 16% Magnesium, 18% Phosphorus, 11% Potassium, 15% copper, 31% Manganese, and 8% Selenium. So many minerals and vitamins help these soy nuts be super healthy!

 

Red Radish +86.7: Red radish is 95% water, and in just ½ cup of red radish (58g) there are 9 calories, 2g carbs, 1g fibre, 1g sugar, 0g protein, 14% vitamin C, 1% calcium, 1% Iron, 4% Folate, 4% Potassium, 2% Manganese. Red radishes have a high electronic charge, which is why they should be eaten on a regular basis!

 

Avocado +85: Avocado is 74-80% water, and in just 100g there are 160 calories, 15g fats, 9g carbs, 7g fibre, 1g sugar, 2g protein, 17% Vitamin C, 3% iron, 3% Vitamin A, 1% Calcium, 26% Vitamin K, 8% Riboflavin, 9% Niacin, 13% Vitamin B6, 20% Folate, 14% Pantothenic Acid, 7% Magnesium, 5% phosphorus, 14% potassium, 4% zinc, 9% copper, 7% Manganese, and 1% Selenium.

 

Organic Broccoli +84: Broccoli is 91% water, and in 100g of broccoli there are 34 calories, 0g fat, 7g Carbs, 3g of fiber, 2g sugar, and 3g protein. There is also 149% Vitamin C, 12% Vitamin A, 5% calcium, 4% Iron, 127% Vitamin K, 4% Vitamin E, 7% Riboflavin, 3% Niacin, 9% Vitamin B6, 16% Folate, 6% Pantothenic Acid, 10% Manganese, 4% selenium, 2% copper, 3% zinc, 7% Phosphorus, 5% Magnesium.

 

Tomatoes +83.6: Tomatoes are 94% water, and in 100g of tomato there are 18 calories, 0g fat, 4g Carbs, 1g of fiber, 3g sugar, and 1g protein. There is also 21% Vitamin C, 17% Vitamin A, 1% calcium, 1% Iron, 10% Vitamin K, 3% Vitamin E, 1% Riboflavin, 3% Niacin, 4% Vitamin B6, 4% Folate, 1% Pantothenic Acid, 6% Manganese, 3% copper, 1% zinc, 2% Phosphorus, 3% Magnesium.

 

Organic Celery +83.3:  Celery is 95% water, and in 100g of celery there are 16 calories, 0g fat, 3g Carbs, 2g of fiber, 2g sugar, and 1g protein. There is also 5% Vitamin C, 9% Vitamin A, 4% calcium, 1% Iron, 37% Vitamin K, 1% Vitamin E, 3% Riboflavin, 2% Niacin, 4% Vitamin B6, 9% Folate, 2% Pantothenic Acid, 3% Manganese, 1% selenium, 2% copper, 1% zinc, 2% Phosphorus, 5% Magnesium, and 7% Potassium.

 

Organic Garlic +83.2: Garlic is 80% water, and in 3g of garlic there are 4 calories, 0g fat, 1g Carbs, 0g of fiber, 0g sugar, and 0g protein. There is also 2% Vitamin C, 1% calcium, 3% Manganese, and 1% selenium.

 

Organic Dark Leafy Greens (spinach, kale etc.) +83: Dark leafy greens specifically spinach is 92% water, and in 30g (1 cup) spinach there are 7 calories, 0g fats, 1g carbs, 1g fibre, 1g protein, 56% Vitamin A, 14% Vitamin C, 3% Calcium, 5% Iron, 3% Vitamin E, 181% Vitamin K, 15% Folate, 3% Vitamin B6, 13% Manganese, 5% potassium, and 6% Magnesium.

 

Lima Beans +82 : In 1 cup (188g) of cooked lima beans there are 216 calories, 1g fat, 39g Carbs, 13g of fiber, 5g sugar, and 15g protein. There is also 3% calcium, 25% Iron, 5% Vitamin K, 2% Vitamin E, 6% Riboflavin, 4% Niacin, 15% Vitamin B6, 39% Folate, 8% Pantothenic Acid, 49% Manganese, 12% selenium, 22% copper, 12% zinc, 21% Phosphorus, 20% Magnesium, and 27% Potassium.

 

Beets +81.3: Beets are 92% water, and in 100g of beets there are 44 calories, 0g fat, 10g Carbs, 2g of fiber, 8g sugar, and 2g protein. There is also 6% Vitamin C, 1% Vitamin A, 2% calcium, 4% Iron, 2% Riboflavin, 2% Niacin, 3% Vitamin B6, 20% Folate, 1% Pantothenic Acid, 16% Manganese, 1% selenium, 4% copper, 2% zinc, 4% Phosphorus, and 6% Magnesium.

 

Green Beans +81.2: Green beans are 91% water, and in 100g of green beans there are 31 calories, 0g fat, 7g Carbs, 3g of fiber, 1g sugar, and 2g protein. There is also 27% Vitamin C, 12% Vitamin A, 4% calcium, 6% Iron, 18% Vitamin K, 2% Vitamin E, 6% Riboflavin, 4% Niacin, 4% Vitamin B6, 9% Folate, 1% Pantothenic Acid, 11% Manganese, 1% selenium, 3% copper, 2% zinc, 4% Phosphorus, and 6% Magnesium.

 

Fresh Lemon +80.9: Lemons are 85% water, and in 100g of lemon there are 25 calories, 0g fat, 9g Carbs, 0g of fiber, 2g sugar, and 0g protein. There is also 77% Vitamin C, 1% calcium, 1% Vitamin E, 1% Riboflavin, 1% Niacin, 3% Vitamin B6, 3% Folate, 1% Pantothenic Acid, 1% copper, 4% Potassium, 1% Phosphorus, and 1% Magnesium.

 

Carrot +80.5: Carrots are 92% water, and in 100g of carrots there are 41 calories, 0g fat, 10g Carbs, 3g of fiber, 5g sugar, and 1g protein. There is also 10% Vitamin C, 334% Vitamin A, 3% calcium, 2% Iron, 16% Vitamin K, 3% Vitamin E, 3% Riboflavin, 5% Niacin, 7% Vitamin B6, 5% Folate, 3% Pantothenic Acid, 7% Manganese, 2% copper, 2% zinc, 4% Phosphorus, and 3% Magnesium, and 9% Potassium.

 

Bottom Line: .Foods high in water, minerals, vitamins, and electric charge are the real superfoods. Not only will the consumption of these foods increase your health and well-being, but they will also help with the alkalising and detoxification of your body

About Elizabeth Marks

Having been overweight and unhealthy her whole childhood, Elizabeth turned things around 6 years ago and hasn't looked back. Her passion for health and weight loss is only second to her immense knowledge and creativity for delicious low calorie cooking. A Marathon runner, Entrepreneur, Soccer Lover and fan of all things Diamond.