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Top 05 superfoods 2018 in your kitchen (p2)
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:42:39 AM »
Hi there, did you read my last post Top 05 superfoods 2018 in your kitchen (p1)

This food is totally essential for your health! Read to find out


Did you hear about it?
Cordyceps mushroom is one of the most prized immune modulating and energy enhancing adaptogens known in Chinese herbalism.  It is native to high mountain regions of the Himalayas and has been used by the people of Tibet, Nepal and China for hundreds of years.

Often compared to that of ginseng for its restorative qualities, it is revered as a “Chi” building herb with effects that “activate life energies.”  Also known for revitalizing the sex glands and reproductive system, the mycelium is considered a potent aphrodisiac and top tonic for increasing one’s sex drive.

Cordyceps is rich in a broad range of health compounds including vitamins E, L, B1, B2, B12 & K, and bio-active minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, selenium, silicon, and nickel.

The adaptogenic medicinal mushroom contains over 50 different types of enzymes including coenzyme Q10, all of which play a vital role in enabling the body to absorb nutrients and break down fats and proteins. Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 class essential fatty acids in the cordyceps help to regulate blood pressure and strengthen the cardiovascular system. It also contains polysaccharides, proteins, peptides, polyamines, sterols, and nucleosides.

You can read more about health benefits at Cordyceps here:

The health benefits of cacao have been known for over 3000 years. As a matter of fact, cacao beverages were consumed by Mesoamerican elites in 1000 B.C. for their health benefits.
The main health benefits of cacao are derived from molecules called epicatechins, which are a type of flavanol primarily present in dark chocolate. This compound is present in much higher concentrations in dark chocolate compared to milk chocolate, hence the reputation of dark chocolate being so good for you.


If you have kept up with the superfood trends of the past, it’s likely that you have tried chia seeds, flax seeds, or even pumpkin seeds, but watermelon? Probably not! In fact, most of us were always told to NOT eat watermelon seeds.

Just 100g of watermelon seeds contains 34g of protein — by comparison, sunflower seeds have 21g and pumpkin seeds a measly 19g. And naturally they have the standard seedy nutritional credentials when it comes to vitamin and mineral content: 100g has 130 percent of your recommended daily amount of magnesium, 102 percent of bone-strengthening phosphorus and 50 percent of iron.

The protein in watermelon seeds consists of several amino acids, one of which is arginine. Some of the health benefits of arginine include regulating blood pressure and treating coronary heart disease. Several other amino acids make up the protein in watermelon seeds, including tryptophan, glutamic acid, and lysine.


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