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Foods: R to Z

RHODIALA ROSEA

Rhodiola rosea, trade-marked Rosavin, is derived from the arctic regions of eastern Siberia. It is one of the more fascinating plant species in the world although quite unknown in the United States. It is the plant’s roots that provide adaptogenic characteristics. An adaptogen offers varied physiological support to numerous systems in the body. Rosavin provides extraordinary therapeutic benefits: It has been cited for extending longevity, physical endurance as well as resistance to high altitude sickness. Rosavin also demonstrates anti-depressant qualities [more].

ROSEMARY

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is widely used as a spice when cooking, especially in Mediterranean dishes. It is also used for its fragrance in soaps and other cosmetics. Traditionally, rosemary has been used medicinally to improve memory, relieve muscle pain and spasm, stimulate hair growth, and support the circulatory and nervous systems [MORE].

ROYAL JELLY

Another amazing bee product, royal jelly is nutrient packed.

SALMON

Salmon is low in calories and saturated fats and high in omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA), protein, antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals. Salmon promotes brain health, cardiovascular health, increased energy and circulation, reduced hypertension, lowers triglycerides, prevention of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, and may reduce the risk of stroke. Learn more about salmon’s health benefits and cooking tips.

SCHIZANDRA BERRIES

Schizandra berries have been used in Chinese medicine for several thousand years. They are known for their adaptogen properties. The Chinese say that schizandra berries have all five flavors (sweet, sour, bitter, hot, salty) and have long consumed them as a food.This means that they assist the bodies systems in adapting to stressors and achieving the balance of health [MORE].

SEAWEEDS

Seaweed is rich in vitamins and minerals. Some varieties are complete foods with amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, fiber and more. It benefits brain tissue, sensory nerves, spinal cord, nails and blood vessels. Seaweed can help hair loss, obesity and ulcers. Seaweeds protect against effects of radiation and are a  natural source of B12 and a wide variety of micronutrients. Seaweed has long been a staple in the diets of some of the oldest living cultures on earth. Commonly known varieties include brown seaweed (in the kelp family), dulse and nori. Learn more about seaweeds and sea vegetables, some of nature’s greatest superfoods.

SPINACH

Spinach is one of the most affordable and available super food greens. Spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals and known for its anti-oxidant properties[MORE].

SPIRULINA

Spirulina has long been known as one of the world’s greatest superfoods, with a whole host of nutritional benefits.  Spirulina is a micro-algae, it is food, not technically a supplement [MORE].

SPROUTS

Sprouts such as baby 3 day old broccoli plants may contain up to 50 times more of the anticancer agent sulforaphane than mature stalks, says Kate Geagan, R.D., author of Go Green Get Lean. Sprouts also are loaded with minerals and vitamins.

ST. JOHN’s WORT

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has a history of medicinal use dating back to ancient Greece, where it was used to treat a range of illnesses, including various “nervous disorders.” St. John’s wort also has antibacterial and antiviral properties and, because of its anti-inflammatory properties, has been used topically to help heal wounds and burns. St. John’s wort is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States [MORE].

STINGING NETTLE

Stinging Nettle has along history of medicinal use. Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, many people use it to treat urinary problems during the early stages of an enlarged prostate (called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), for urinary tract infections, for hay fever (allergic rhinitis), or in compresses or creams for treating joint pain, sprains and strains, tendonitis, and insect bites [MORE].

TOMATOES

Tomatoes nutritional profile includes lycopene, a potent antioxidant protective against some cancers, vitamin C, K, A, Bs, beta carotene, folate, potassium, manganese, fiber, chromium, magnesium, lutien, zeaxanthin, and many other phyto-nutrients. Tomatoes have shown to help heart health, cholesterol levels, inflammation and neutralize free radical damage. Learn more about low calorie high nutrient tomatoes.

 

TURMERIC

Turmeric is one of the most potent herbs and spices. It is the main curry ingredient and widely known to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-aging nutrient. Protects liver from toxins, anticancer antibiotic antiinflammtory properties. Good for arthritis [MORE].

YARROW (Achillea Millefolium)

Key Actions: astringent, stimulate appetite, digestive tonic, reduces fever, detoxifier, slows bleeding, strengthens blood vessels, wound healer [MORE].

WATER

Water is the most essential nutrient needed throughout the day. many people confuse thirst with hunger. Make sure you get adequate quality water throughout the day. This is much harder than you might think. Learn more about water here.

WHEATGRASS – cleanse, detox, purify, anticancer, blood tonic, antioxidant

Wheatgrass is considered by many one of nature’s land based superfoods. It provides chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. It derives from the cotyledons (the embryo within the seed of a plant) of the common wheat plant. It is often found in juice bars served alone in one ounce shots (they taste exactly like the smell of fresh cut grass) or mixed in with other fruit or vegetable drinks. Wheatgrass is often found in superfood concentrate supplements as are barley grass, oat grass, chlorella and spirulina. Many claim wheatgrass has unique curative properties originating from Wheatgrass proponent Schnabel who in the 1940s claimed that wheatgrass’s overall nutritional value to that of ordinary garden vegetables is a ratio of 1:23. Find out more about amazing wheatgrass. Enjoy learning more about Wheatgrass and watching very interesting videos about growing your own wheatgrass or any superfood and a great juice recipe.

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