Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

David Wolfe

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 1556437765

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Superfoods are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods that have recently become widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. In this lively, illustrated overview, well-known raw-foods guru David Wolfe profiles delicious and incredibly nutritious plant products such as goji berries, hempseed, cacao beans (raw chocolate), maca, spirulina, bee products, and a host of others. As powerful sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats and oils, essential fatty and amino acids, and other nutrients, they represent a uniquely promising piece of the nutritional puzzle. Each superfood is described in detail, accompanied by easy and delicious recipes. This accessible guide presents persuasive arguments, based on sound science, for the pivotal role of superfoods in promoting nutritional excellence, health and well-being, beauty enhancement, sustainable agriculture, and the transformation of diet, lifestyle, and planet.

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berries 3 tbsp. cacao powder 1 tbsp. cacao nibs 1 tbsp. maca, red maca, or maca extreme 1 tsp. goji berry extract powder (optional, but super energizing!) 1–2 tbsp. sweetener (such as yacon syrup, light or dark agave, or any raw honey) 1–3 cups frozen, organic berries 1 tbsp. hempseed 1 small pinch Celtic sea salt ¼ leaf fresh aloe vera gel (optional) Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth. White Chocolate Orange Goji Berry Fudge!

fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits a man to walk for a whole day without food.” When the conquistador Cortez and his henchmen first encountered the Aztecs, the Spaniards were amazed to find a thriving highland metropolis known as Tenochtitlan nestled between the peaks of fifteen mountains, most of them volcanic. At that time, Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) boasted more than a million residents, making it several times larger than the greatest cities in Europe. Cortez and

powder Melt the cacao butter in a measuring cup in the dehydrator, add to blender with agave, and cashews. Blend till smooth. Stir in a big handful of dried mulberries by hand and then pour the mix into molds. Set in freezer awhile to harden them up. Thin slice into chocolate bars and have The Best Day Ever! $18,000 Cacao Smoothie Recipe by Len Foley Combine base ingredients in a blender: 1 cup warm gynostemma herbal tea 1 tbsp. raw virgin coconut oil 1 tbsp. raw Manuka or

isolate and name all the nutrients found in plants. What we understand about nutrition by listing vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, and carbohydrates on the sides of packages does not give us a complete picture. The common vitamins and minerals that we know of are not the only nutrients that matter. At this point we know of over a thousand vitamins, minerals, amino acids, short-chain sugars, polysaccharides, fats, oils, enzymes, coenzymes, antioxidants, and other substances that contribute to

enhancing the “killing ability” of those cells. Another example: Cytomegalovirus is a herpes-type virus that can cause serious illness in patients treated with immune-suppressing drugs. Mice treated with chlorella extract prior to introduction of this virus survived lethal infection doses. Chlorella extract decreased virus replication in the organs by 58 to 65 percent. The extract increased the activity of gamma interferon, which stimulated natural killer cells to attack the virus. Listeria

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