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Chia Seeds: Energy Boosting Superfood

A power boost of energy that lasts. What is it? The chia seed is a nutrient dense seed originally grown by the Aztecs and Mayans in Central America. A beverage that mixes chia seeds and lemon has been called the 10,000-year-old Red Bull. Chia packs a heavy punch of energy-boosting power. The Mayans prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy and the word, "chia" itself is the ancient word for strength. Why is it a superfood? Chia seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories. A 1 ounce serving contains 11 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of...

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Quinoa: Protein Packed Superfood

The protein-packed grain.  What is it? Quinoa is a crop that is grown for its edible seeds. Pronounced KEEN-wah, it is basically see that is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain. Why is it a superfood? Quinoa is gluten-free alternative to most other carb-heavy grains. It is high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. What are the other health benefits? Quinoa is high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. Studies have been shown it to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-depressant effects....

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Goji Berries: Longevity Superfood

The longevity berry. Goji Berries are bright orange-red berries that grow on a shrub native to China. In Asia, the berries have been eaten for generations in the hope of living longer. Why is it a superfood? Goji berries are incredibly rich in nutrients. Studies found many benefits from eating goji berries and drinking goji berry juice. People reported increased feelings of well being and calmness, better athletic performance and higher quality of sleep. What are the other health benefits? Like other superfoods that are in R.E.D.D. bars, goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants that help boost the immune...

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Dark Chocolate: Heart Healthy Superfood

Good for your heart, good for your taste buds. What is dark chocolate? Cultures in Mexico produced chocolate as early as 1900 B.C. Originally, it was consumed as a bitter beverage. The cacao beans were fermented, roasted, and then ground into a paste that was mixed with water and spices like chili peppers and vanilla, sweetened with honey. Why is it a superfood? Dark Chocolate is a powerful antioxidant known for its neuroprotection, which make it a superfood. It has the ability to cross your blood-brain barrier, which allows it to moderate inflammation in your central nervous system. What are...

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Cacao: The Brain Healthy Superfood

Protective and delicious What is Cacao? Cacao is also called cocoa beans, and are actually a seed from the Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao nibs are less refined than chocolate liquor or cocoa powder used to make chocolate. This is why the nibs are more nutritionally potent and are considered a superfood. Why is it a superfood? Cacao’s health benefits are rooted in their high flavonoid content. Flavonoids improve health by altering cell-signaling pathways, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Some studies suggest that flavonoids might help prevent cancer as well as brain ailments such as Alzheimer's disease. What are the other...

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