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4 Superfoods to Make You Stronger, Smarter, Faster!

By Elaina Love | Nutrition

Mar 29

Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 15 seconds

Green Grass Powders

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to eat a diet rich in alkaline minerals to neutralize excess acidity, such as ripe fruits and leafy greens. Grass powders are a quick way to buffer acidity and quickly increase your alkalinity.

As a result of consuming too many acid-forming foods (like processed and fried foods, meat, dairy, sugar, and grains), our bones are robbed of their precious minerals, which can lead to illness and degenerative bone disease. 

When you are making your smoothies and blended soups, grass powders are a quick and easy addition. Start with a teaspoon and work your way up to a tablespoon. Read the labels to make sure the green powder doesn’t contain fillers or dairy. Of course, I still love my green juice every morning, but green powders are quick and easy and can be thrown into a smoothie or even stirred into a glass of water for a quick energy boost before heading out the door.

Grasses are the number one way to increase mood and alkalinity. I call Greens the “Pure Joy Factor” because they enhance and increase my mood quicker than any other food. Favorite brands include Greener Grasses, Wheatgrass powder, and Barley Grass powder. Try them one at a time and find out which ones work best for you. Check out this smoothie recipe with Green Powder.

Mucuna Pruriens

You may not have heard of this supplement before. It comes in powdered form and is also known as the dopamine bean. It’s well-known for its mood-enhancing qualities. It boosts my energy when I take it in a morning hot beverage with a tsp. of coconut oil.

Start with a small dose (like 1/8 tsp.) and work your way up. You will most likely feel very happy and energized.

Try Sun Potion brand. Side effects can include increased thirst. Check out this tonic recipe. Just add 1/8 tsp. of Mucuna to it.

  • Supports a healthy central & peripheral nervous system
  • Supports the body’s ability to handle stress
  • Is a natural source of levodopa (L-dopa)
  • Supports physical balance & posture
  • Promotes healthy motor skills & coordination
  • Improves energy & endurance
  • Supports the intellect
  • Bolsters libido
  • Revitalizes both the male & female reproductive systems

Virgin Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil (cold-pressed is best) is well-known as an anti-fungal and antiviral oil. It is a fat that does not need to be processed through the liver and acts as an energy booster before a workout. It can help you burn fat more efficiently and actually clean out old undigested fats.

Coconut oil also has brain boosting effects. I like to use coconut oil on my steamed veggies and even as the oil in my salad dressings. It’s my go-to oil when I am using oils. It also makes a great fat for refrigerated chocolates.

Turmeric

Turmeric is the most well-known for being an anti-inflammatory herb, helping to ease joint pain. Turmeric is also proven to help boost memory and enhance brain function. 

  • Promotes a balanced mood
  • Helps wounds heal quickly
  • Eases aches and discomfort
  • Encourages balanced blood sugar
  • Soothes irritated tissue

These 4 Superfoods are all fairly easy to find and can be used in many recipes. I use these on a daily basis as part of my healthy eating program.

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Article by Elaina Love, Faculty Member here at the BodyMind Institute
Elaina Love's Raw Chef Certification
Elaina's Website: https://elainalove.com/
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~ Professional Chef, Instructor and Detox Counselor at PureJoyAcademy.com, Lifestyle Counselor, Co-owner of Pure Joy Academy and Owner/Director of PureJoyPlanet.com Elaina Love began teaching raw food courses in 1998. She is a pioneer of low-glycemic and gourmet raw foods. She has created some of the recipes and everyday products which are used by professional raw chefs around the planet. Elaina has authored 3 popular recipe books, and is known for her “recipes that work!” In 2010, after 12 years of teaching, Elaina co-founded Pure Joy Culinary Academy. Since the academy opened, she has thoughtfully certified hundreds of students around the world. Each of these proud graduates now knows exactly how to be a raw food chef, and can instruct others around then–with an emphasis on Holistic Nutrition! Elaina has created the online "Raw Chef Certification" available exclusively here at the BodyMind Institute. Visit Elaina Loves' Pure Joy Academy here >

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