Food Medicine – Inside Scoop on Quantum Superfoods
Experts around the world agree that the human body responds better to food than dietary supplements almost every time. Not only that, but food medicine can be effective at protecting your system at the cellular level, helping you fight foreign invaders by boosting your overall immunity, and even reversing damage caused by poor diet, lifestyle habits, and aging.
That’s especially true with powerful “quantum superfoods” when you increase your daily consumption. You don’t have to spend a fortune buying pre-made shakes and supplements – you can make them yourself (it’s easy and a lot less expensive)!
The “breakfast is the most important meal” mantra is a lot more complicated than you might think. You burn calories even while you’re sleeping and by morning your fuel supply is running low. Your first meal of the day (breaking your fast from sleep) goes to work immediately to get your body revved up.
Sometimes, the ability to eat a full and balanced breakfast that has everything you need is a bit difficult to manage. We’re so busy these days! Many people jump out of bed and rush out the door without food or even water in their system!
That’s where blending your own delicious, nutritious quantum superfood smoothie can really make all the difference. A powerful punch of the absolute best nutrition in one simple shake!
It’s made fresh from ingredients you can pick up at your local market or order online. Just blend them together, pour it in a travel cup, and take it with you as you head out to start your day! 1
You can make it the night before (just shake well before drinking) or even prep the ingredients for the week ahead (a separate container or baggie in your fridge for each day) so all you have to do is pour them in your blender.
Shakes are amazing because you can literally mix and match different ingredients for assorted flavors (so you don’t get bored) while still getting nutrients your body craves.
They’re easy to make, convenient to take with you, and filled with incredible food medicines your body is going to love like you won’t believe.
The Importance of Nutrient-Dense Foods?
A food is considered “nutrient-dense” when it offers a lot of great nutrition without a lot of calories. These are natural, whole foods that aren’t altered. Nothing added to them, nothing stripped away.2
At the end of this newsletter, I’m going to give you a list of ten more nutrient-dense foods that are great to include in your homemade shakes. They’ll help you mix things up and keep it interesting, so you don’t get bored with the flavors!
Now, quantum superfoods are the most potent nutrient-dense foods discovered around the world. They offer many times the nutrition of something like a blueberry (that’s an amazing nutrient-dense food in its own right). You’d have to eat several cups of blueberries or kale to match the nutrition in a single tablespoon of some of these. Scientists refer to them as the most nutritious foods on Earth.
They possess antioxidant properties that repeated studies have shown stimulate your body to do what it was designed to do…fight disease, regenerate new cells, keep you healthier every day, and help you look younger for years longer.
Every part of your body is constantly rebuilding itself. Old cells die and new cells are created to replace them. When you don’t give your body the right food, this process is disturbed and fewer new cells are made. Worse, abnormal cells can form.
If you put garbage into your system (food with little or no nutritional value), then your body doesn’t have the building blocks to function as it wants and needs to!
As our bodies break down and begin to show the signs of wear and tear, other conditions can appear. Age-related macular degeneration, arthritis, heart disease, wrinkles, chronic fatigue, and a reduction in brain function that can lead to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
The right fuel equals the right building materials to keep your body strong. Giving your body the right food medicine is as simple as picking up a few ingredients, blending them together, and drinking a delicious shake you make in your kitchen.
According to mountains of scientific research, the following 5 foods provide some of the best raw materials on the planet if evaluated separately.
When combined in a shake, the result is powerful nutrition – food medicine – that boosts your body’s ability to do all the things it is programmed to do safely and naturally.
Quantum Superfoods You Need in Your Life
Chlorella: These blue-green algae are packed with vitamins A, C, E, calcium, selenium, iron, zinc, and lutein. The protein content is approximately 50% and is easily absorbed by the body. An incredible 20% of chlorella is made up of omega-3 fatty acids, which is necessary and cannot be created by the body itself. Chlorella also helps to balance the acidity of your body, increase oxygen in your blood, is a natural detoxifier and reduces inflammation.3
Moringa: This small tree is being grown all over the world and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the treatment of malnourishment. It has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. In several studies it has been shown to lower cholesterol, prevent hardening of the arteries and regulate blood sugar. It is also being studied extensively for its anti-cancer benefit. Rich in protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A and C, you can’t go wrong with adding this little-known wonder to your diet.4
Maca: This little root vegetable has been used by citizens of Peru for generations and is one of the few crops that can be grown in the high elevations of the Andes Mountains. It’s rich in B vitamins and is a non-caffeinated energy boost with zero side effects, unless you choose to count the natural boost to your libido.5
Spirulina: At nearly 70% protein by volume, more than three times the protein content of meat, spirulina is being used by WHO in treating victims of starvation and malnutrition around the world. It contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that include vitamin E, iron, beta-carotene, zinc, selenium, and chromium. The National Institutes of Health has published findings stating that spirulina stimulates white blood cell production and boosts the immune system – making spirulina not just helpful for those fighting off a cold, but potentially valuable for those dealing with autoimmune disorders.6
Cacao: A Harvard Medical School study found that cacao lowers blood pressure, keeps blood vessels healthy and flexible, lowers LDL “bad” cholesterol and improves HDL “good” cholesterol. It has also been shown to regulate blood sugar. Eating chocolate with at least 70% cacao is excellent for those looking to lose or maintain their weight. It takes longer for the body to digest, makes you feel full longer and reduces cravings for high-sugar, high-fat and high-salt foods.
The research was presented at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific session focused on the prevention of heart disease through nutrition. Cacao also contains phenylethylamine, a natural low potency anti-depressant. Studies have shown that consumption of cacao can raise the level of serotonin in your brain, bringing about a feeling of peacefulness.7
There are other nutrient-dense foods to consider adding to your powerhouse shakes. They’re also easy to find locally so don’t overlook these delicious additions!
- Acai berries
- Berries (blueberries, strawberries, etc.)
- Kale, spinach, broccoli
- Coconut oil
- Chia and flax seeds
- Collagen powder (colorless and tasteless)8
Getting powerful nutrition into your body doesn’t have to be a huge production. Food medicines are even more effective the closer to their “raw” state as possible.
That’s what makes a quick and easy morning shake the ideal solution for those of us who might not get what our bodies need throughout the course of the day.
Next time you want to kick things up a notch, give a quantum superfoods smoothie a try – and see how your body feels in that boring work meeting!
1 Shape: 20 Healthy Foods That Give You Every Nutrient You Need
2 Family Doctor: Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods
3 Healthline: 9 Impressive Health Benefits of Chlorella
4 MindBodyGreen: 10 Powerful Benefits Of Drinking Moringa Every Day
5 Dr. Joseph Mercola: Maca Is Good for More Than Your Mojo
6 Dr. Josh Axe: Spirulina Benefits: 10+ Proven Reasons to Use This Superfood
7 Food Matters: 14 Ridiculously Good Reasons To Eat Cacao!
8 Healthline: The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet