Plump, Juicy Acai Berries

Plump, Juicy Acai Berries

ACAI

Properties: anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, anticancer, and antibacterial. Because of its resveratrol content and unique spectrum of EFA’s and antioxidant phytonutrients, Acai is considered a great supplement for weightloss and rejuvenation. Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, C, E. Minerals: potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, copper, cobalt, chromium and manganese. Compounds: polyphenol antioxidant pigments like anthocyanins (thirty times the amount in red wine) and proanthocyanidins, and resveratrol. Also contains: Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids in a ratio that resembles olive oil, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and phytosterols like beta-sitosterol.

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 American Pelicans at upper klamath Lake, oregon. Photo Credit: R. Larson, U.S. Fish & WildLife Service

American Pelicans at upper klamath Lake, oregon. Photo Credit: R. Larson, U.S. Fish & WildLife Service

AFA - (APHANIZOMENON FLOS-AQUAE) “E3LIVE” & “CRYSTAL MANNA” SUPER BLUE GREEN ALGAE

Properties: Nearly every ailment know to humankind sees some benefit from the inclusion of this incredible cyanobacteria (commonly referred to as an algae), as it supports the nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems, promotes intestinal health, and balances blood sugar. AFA is a considered a prokaryote because is lacks a membrane-bound nucleus. Harvested from the organic, nutrient dense and sunlight fed waters of Klamath Lake, AFA is considered a “super” blue green algae, due to having more bioavailable chlorophyll than any other known food. Cyanobacteria was the first known life form on earth, and some would argue that makes it the “mother” of all life that came afterwards. Whatever the connection may be, it’s not surprising that AFA's spiral appearance resembles the double helix of DNA, or that 97% of the nutrition in AFA is easily and almost immediately absorbed upon consumption. AFA has the unique property of enhancing the release of stem cells from bone marror and promoting their migration into tissues to faciliate healing and repair. Loaded with the “love chemical” PEA, AFA alleviates mood swings and boosts neurological functions as well -- making it effective as an overall mood and health enhancing, adaptogenic supplement. Despite some claims of toxicity, Drapeau reports in his book Primordial Food, “In Klamath Lake, nearly ten years of intense testing has failed to reveal the presence of any neurotoxins in its AFA. In 1998 the opinion among scientists was that AFA did not contain neurotoxins and that the original samples that had been identified as AFA were likely another species.” Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, E, H, choline. Minerals & Trace Minerals: boron, calcium, chloride, chromium, cobalt, copper, fluoride, germanium, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, tin, titanium, vanadium, zinc. Compounds: phenylethylamine (PEA), polyphenol antioxidant pigments aphanin, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein, and phycocyanin; the amino acids alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methio- nine, phenylalanine, proline, sarcosine, serine, tryptophan, tyrosine, and threonine, valine; and some unique immune stimulating polysaccharides. Also Contains: Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids.

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ALMONDS

Properties: antioxidant, antinflammatory, satiating. Abundant in monounsaturated fats, almonds, like other raw nuts, have the ability to reduce LDL levels while boosting HDL levels in the bloodstream when consumed on a daily basis, lowering the risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis by up to 30%. Almonds are also rich in vitamin E, which provides the largest organ in the body -- your skin -- a defense against free radicals; as well as magnesium, which helps regulate blood flow through the body. 

Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, E, choline, betaine. Minerals: iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, manganese, copper, sodium, selenium, zinc. Compounds: the amino acids alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, tryptophan, tyrosine, threonine, and valine; Also Contains: Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, as well as oleic and palmitoleic acids.

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APPLES

Properties: fiber rich, antioxidant, mild anti-inflammatory. The antioxidants and organic compounds in apples not only inhibit glycation (a major contributor to cellular aging), burn belly fat, boost energy and endurance, stabilize blood glucose, and lower fat overall in the bloodstream; but they also inhibit the formation of dental and arterial plaque. The fiber in apples binds with toxin laden bile in the intestines, assisting with phase two liver detoxification. Vitamins: A, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K, P, choline, and betaine. Minerals: magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, and fluoride. Compounds: the polyphenol antioxidants like phloridzin and the flavinoid quercetin; the amino acids alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phe- nylalanine, proline, serine, tryptophan, tyrosine, threonine, and valine; as well as acetic acid, malic acid, propionic acid, and lactic acid. Also Contains: Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, phytosterols, and pectin.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267290.php

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Properties: antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral. 1-2 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar a day assists in metabolizing fats, stabilizing blood sugar levels, flushing out toxins, and generally detoxifying the liver -- resulting in improved skin tone and a slimmer waistline. You’ll know your vinegar is alive if it contains long cultured, strands floating in it. Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and P. Minerals: magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium, sulfur, copper, phosphorus, silicon, chlorine, fluorine and potassium. Compounds: acetic acid, malic acid, propionic acid, lactic acid. Also Contains: amino acids and roughage in the form of potash and apple pectin.

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 ARAME, THE HAIR OF THE SEA

ARAME, THE HAIR OF THE SEA

ARAME

Properties: anti-carcinogenic. A species of kelp, arame counteracts high blood pressure, promotes soft, wrinkle free skin, enhances hair sheen, prevents hair loss, AND has traditionally been used as a cure-all for the female reproductive organs. Remember, all your cells need the iodine found in sea veggies to stay healthy and function properly, and low iodine levels have been linked to breast cancer, thyroid issues, and a number of other ailments. Sea veggies interfere with estrogen synthesis in fat cells the same way chemotherapy does, which makes them a great addition to your dinner plate for both preventing and combating cancer! Vitamin: A, B2. Minerals: iodine, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and many other trace minerals. Compounds: mannitol (non-caloric sugar alcohol), polysaccharide laminarin and the tripeptide eisenin. Also Contains: alginate.

http://superfooddrinks.org/benefits-and-side-effects-of-arame/

 Ashwaganda means "strength of the stallion," now who doesn't want some of that?!?!

Ashwaganda means "strength of the stallion," now who doesn't want some of that?!?!

ASHWAGANDA

Properties: adaptogenic

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 AVOCADOS, THE GREEN GOLD OF SUNNY CALIFORNIA

AVOCADOS, THE GREEN GOLD OF SUNNY CALIFORNIA

AVOCADO

Properties: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, satiating. The fatty medium of an avocado increases the absorption of fat soluble antioxidant carotenoids by 200-400%, so the rich, healthy fats of avocado are nothing to fear. Fresh avocado is also naturally resplendent in lipase, the enzyme that facilitates the break down of fats. Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K, choline, betaine. Minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, copper, manganese, zinc, fluoride. Compounds: antioxidant cartenoids such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, neochrome, neoxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and violaxanthin; as well as the amino acids alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, tryptophan, tyrosine, threonine, and valine. Also Contains: Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, oleic acid, and powerful phytosterols which help lower blood cholesterol.

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BEE POLLEN

Properties: adaptogenic, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-cancer. Bee pollen is effective for combating anemia, asthma, ulcers, prostrate disease, obesity, kidney disorders, infertility, symptoms of menopause, fatigue, depression, cancer, colon disorders, and seasonal allergies. WOW! The best pollen for you is always local to where you live, fresh soft and squishy. If your pollen has become hard, soak your pollen overnight to increase its absorption factor. WARNING: if you have a history of anaphylactic reactions, proceed with caution, bee pollen can produce allergic reactions in some individuals. Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, C, D, E, P. Minerals: calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, iron, silica, sodium, sulfur, potassium, chlorine, aluminum, copper, as well as just about everything else. Compounds: flavinoid glycosides like rutin and cartenoids such as xanthophylls, the amino acids arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, methionine, phenylaline, tryptophan, valine, threonine, glutamic acid which act as precursors to HGH (human growth hormone), and nicotinic acid. Also Contains: gonadotropic and estrogenic hormones, protein, lipids, and beneficial co-enzymes.

"It is important to recognize that a one teaspoon dose of pollen takes one bee working eight hours a day for one month to gather. Each bee pollen pellet contains over two million flower pollen grains and one teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen." -- Joseph Mercola

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BEETS!

 Nothing beats a perfect Wild Blueberry, picked by the handful on a lazy summer day...

Nothing beats a perfect Wild Blueberry, picked by the handful on a lazy summer day...

BLUEBERRIES

Properties: antioxidant, rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals that prevent and even reverse serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stomach ulcer. In addition, blueberries also help lower cholesterol levels and increase motor cognitive functions by up to 5% in controlled studies! Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, C, E, K. Minerals: calcium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc. Compounds: anthocyanin, phenolic, pterostilbene and resveratrol. Also Contains: protein, fiber, lipids.

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CACAO (RAW)

Properties: antioxidant, antidepressant. Raw cacao contains the highest ORAC antioxidant value of any known food, weighing in at 96,000 units. In addition to containing a number of mood enhancing compounds, cacao also contains the enzyme inhibitors that slow the breakdown of anandamide in the brain, which makes the good feelings it fosters last longer! Cacao also promotes relaxation and appears to lower blood pressure while inhibiting the blood’s ability to clot, thus reducing the risk of stroke and heart attacks. If that weren’t enough, cacao also increases the body’s ability to metabolize sugars! Now how’s that for a sinless confection?!?!? Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C, E. Minerals: magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium and zinc. Compounds: the flavinoids catechin, epicatechin, and polyphenol antioxidants such as procyanidin; the alkaloid theobromine. Also Contains: the neurotransmitters serotonin, phenylethylamine, and anandamide.

 Taste the rainbow!

Taste the rainbow!

CHARD

Properties: anti-inflammatory. Chard is one of the most nutrient and mineral rich foods on earth. It nourishes the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, skin and colon. Consuming 2.8 servings of a vitamin E rich green leafy vegetables a day has been shown to lower the risk of cognitive decline by 40%. Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, C, E, K, choline, betaine. Minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, manganese, iron, copper, zinc, selenium. Compounds: anthocyanin and carotenoid antioxidants, and the amino acids arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, valine, and tryptophan. Also Contains: Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, phytosterols.

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https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/swiss-chard.html

 In the wild, Cordyceps is a fungus that grows on insects.

In the wild, Cordyceps is a fungus that grows on insects.

CORDYCEPS

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CUCUMBERS

Properties: anticancer, anti-inflammatory, diruetic, antiparasitic. Cucumbers improve digestion and gut health, support cognitive function, and freshen bad breath! Aside from containing copious quantities of bioavailable silica, the mineral essential to the growth and repair of connective tissues, cucumbers also contain erep- sin, the enzyme which digests proteins and helps flush out parasites like tapeworms! Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, K, choline, betaine. Minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, silica, calcium, selenium, iron, manganese, molybdenum, copper, zinc, and flouride. Compounds: ascorbic acid, caffeic acid, and the amino acids tryptophan, threo-nine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, cystine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine, arginine, histidine, alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, and serine. Also Contains: Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, phytosterols, and the enzyme erepsin.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/08/23/health-benefits-cucumbers.aspx

 Celery: not just for bunnies.

Celery: not just for bunnies.

CELERY

Properties: antioxidant, anti-inflam- matory, anticancer. Celery juice has been consumed as a treatment for rashes and skin disorders for centuries, and was recently shown to be protective against colon and rectal cancers. Vitamins: A, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K, choline, betaine. Minerals: calcium, iron, mag- nesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, selenium, manganese, zinc, flouride, molybdenum, silica. Compounds: favinoids and other phenolic antioxidant nutrients like dihydrostilbenoids lunula- rin; furanocoumarins like bergapten and psoralen; caffeic acid, and the amino acids tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, cystine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine, arginine, histidine, alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, and serine. Also Contains: Omega 6 essential fatty acids and phytosterols.

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CHAGA MUSHROOM

 CHIA PUDDING, HERE I COME

CHIA PUDDING, HERE I COME

CHIA

Properties: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-diabetic. Not only have the antioxidants in chia been shown to be protective against various cancers, but the humble chia seed is also beneficial for individuals with diabetes. Chia slows the rate at which carbohydrates are metabolized into sugars, providing blood glucose stabilizing effects. Chia also helps control blood pressure, provide long lasting hydration for athletes when mixed with water. In general, their consumption helps create a low calorie “feeling of fullness” that can be an effective aid for hungry dieters. Vitamins: B3 Minerals: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron, molybdenum. Compounds: the antioxidant flavinoid quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and the amino acids tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, cystine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine, arginine, histidine, alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, and serine. Also Contains: Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/291334.php

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 The Cranberries!

The Cranberries!

CRANBERRIES

Properties: anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antibacterial. The proanthocyanidins (PACs) found in cranberries act as a protective barrier in both the urinary tract and the stomach lining, preventing the attachment of bacteria that can cause infections and ulcers. Cranberries have also been shown to induce apoptosis in cancer cells, making them effective against breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers. Vitamins: A, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, D, E, K, choline, betaine. Minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, manganese, iron, copper, zinc, selenium. Compounds: carotenoid and anthocyanin antioxidants, as well as the amino acids alanine, aginine, aspartic acid, cystine, glutamic acid, histidine, leucine, lysine, proline, phenylalanine, serine, tyro- sine, tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, methionine, valine, and glycine. Also Contains: Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids.

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https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269142.php

 Dandelion

Dandelion

DANDELION

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