My list of 8 Superfoods – Lose weight and Gain Energy

Why I take Superfoods

I have had 8 children.  Yes, I wrote that correctly, eight.  They are all in their 20’s and  30’s now.   I have been able to keep up on my running and exercise, and keep down illness and disease. I go jogging and work out at the gym 3 days a week.

Menopause did put on a few pounds that I didn’t have before, but I do not consider myself overweight.  This green superfoods combo that I created over 20 years ago has kept my colon pink and healthy, my skin looking young, my hair thick, healthy and barely any gray (My father had gray hair in his 20’s), my blood work is just about perfect, blood pressure low and what I love the most is that I still have plenty of energy.  I attribute big percentage of my good health to the list of superfoods that I put together.  It has helped me to lose weight and gain energy.

How I take it

When I first started out many years ago, I took about 4-6 capsules.  I found that when I took them late in the afternoon or evening, I had too much energy and it was hard to go to sleep.  If I do decide to take it in the afternoon, it is before 4 pm.  I usually take it first thing in the morning.  As I increased in dosage, I felt more energy.  I was taking up to 12 capsules.  That was way too many in capsule form. I then switched to powder, putting it in a glass of water and chugging it down, because I didn’t like the taste of it…too seaweedy.  I put into my smoothies in the morning.  I liked that even less because now, my whole drink tasted seaweedy.  So, I went back to putting it into water.  I figured that a good tasting smoothie was my “reward” for getting it down.  That is what I do still today, I put a tablespoon of this group of powders in a glass of water first thing when I get up.  I then go work out or continue on my day.

Description of My List of 8 Superfoods

I have listed the supergreen herbs with the description of their main use.  I have also listed what other ailments and uses because, for me, it helped me determine my decision of why I would want to take it.  What is crazy is that the information is only some of the wonderful benefits of these superfoods.

Here are my top 8 green superfoods that have helped me to lose weight and gain energy for over 20 years.

Herb:  CHLORELLA

Botanical name:  Chlorella pyrenoidosa

Nutrients:  It is 65% assimilable protein. Rich in chlorophyll, beta carotene, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, DNA, RNA and enzymes. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber.

Description:  Chlorella is rich in a nutrient factor isolated in the 1950s and not available in other green foods called ‘Chlorella Growth Factor’ (CGF). This CGF makes chlorella most useful for improving growth patterns in children, maintaining health in old age, healing injuries and initiating growth where it has been stunted from disease or degeneration.

Internal uses:  Alzheimer’s disease, nervousness, palsy, seizures, sciatica, multiple sclerosis and other nerve disorders. It can promote wound healing by encouraging cell reproduction and tissue repair. Its beneficial effects on the heart include its ability to reduce high blood pressure and lower total cholesterol levels. It may help to protect the body from the effects of radiation as well as from toxic metals such as lead and mercury. Can improve digestion and encourage the growth of beneficial live bacteria in the gut. Chlorella is a popular treatment for constipation and bad breath. It is  easy to digest; convenient and economical. Super Greens help with digestion, elimination, detoxification (binds with heavy metals, pesticides and such carcinogens as PCBs (polychlorobinphenyls) and carries these toxins safely out of the body. Supports people on chemotherapy or that have fibromyalgia or halitosis.

Herb:  SPIRULINA

(blue-green-algae)

Botanical name:  Spirulina platensis

.Nutrients:  It has the highest source of beta carotene, vitamin B12 and GLA. It also has protein, chelated minerals, chlorophyll, potassium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, vitamins,  amino acids, DNA, RNA and enzymes.

Description:  It is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it is easily digestible.

Internal uses:  Spirulina helps with digestion, elimination, detoxification, internal cleansing, tissue repair, skin problems, healing, and prevention of degenerative disease. Also promotes longevity and mental and physical alertness. It has been useful in weight-control diets because of its high nutritional value that helps to satisfy the hidden hunger of deficiencies. It contains four times the protein of beef and 26 times the calcium in milk and is better assimilated.

Herb:  WHEAT GRASS

Botanical name:  Triticum aestirem

Description:  Wheatgrass is a rich nutritional food and blood cleanser. It is considered to be one of the “Chlorophyll super foods” and it is used to treat cancerous growths and other degenerative disorders.

Internal uses:  Reduces growth of tumors, fights unfriendly bacteria, increases energy, reduces toxins in the blood, expels metals from the body, nourishes and cleanses the colon.

Herb:  BARLEY GRASS

Botanical name:  Hordeum vulgare

Nutrients:  Rich in beta carotene, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, DNA, RNA and enzymes.

Description:  Rich in chlorophyll and high in superoxide dismutase (SOD) (a free radical scavenger); excellent source of dietary fiber and easy to digest.

Internal uses:  It has reduced inflammation and pain and is used to inactivate and break-up carcinogens like tobacco tar. It increases circulation and improves the immune system. It neutralizes heavy metals such as lead and mercury. World famous researcher and lecturer Dr. Yohsihide Hagiwara has reported case histories of patient relief from: anemia, arthritis, asthma, cancer, constipation, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, impotence, kidney problems, obesity and skin problems. It has also been used for acne, aging, aids, excessive appetite, boils, catarrh, fevers, general illness, liver spots, muscular dystrophy and polyps.

Herb:  ALFALFA

Botanical name:  Medicago sativa

Nutrients:  All the known vitamins and minerals with higher amounts of calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, C, D, E, K and all the essential amino acids.  It is high in protein.

Description:  Alfalfa has been useful to generate energy and endurance.  It has also helped to alkalize and detoxify the body.

Internal uses:  Proven to have a cholesterol lowering effect; has been helpful in the treatment of arthritis, used as a blood builder, blood purifier and in the treatment of cancer. It helps to bind and eliminate carcinogens from the body. It may reduce tissue damage from radiation therapy. It has been used in treating bleeding disorders.  It is for morning sickness and menopause.  Strengthen the blood and liver.  Eases general digestive problems. Promotes bowel movement regularity and healthy hydration.  Supports the pituitary gland. Detoxifies the urinary tract..  Has a strong alkaline effect on the body.  Other uses: acidity, allergies, anemia, appetite stimulant, asthma, Bell’s palsy, bursitis, cholesterol, diabetes, fatigue, gout, hemorrhages, lactation, pituitary gland and ulcers

Herb:  DULSE

Botanical name:  Rhodymenia palmata

Nutrients:  It is high in iodine and other trace minerals and vitamins.

Descriptions:  Dulse has an alkalizing effect on the blood that neutralizes wastes that build up in the body. It also aids in removing radioactive and heavy metals from the body.

Internal uses:  It prevents the absorption from the gut by binding toxic elements, which include radioactive strontium, barium and cadmium. It has been used for genitor-urinary problems; such as kidney, bladder, prostate and uterus. Clinical documentation shows that taking some each day can reduce enlarged prostates in older men and urination can become painless. It balances the minerals in the body;  builds the thyroid and endocrine system, calms and provides energy for the entire body. Research has suggested that it may help reverse hardening of the arteries, reduce high blood pressure, regress and prevent tumors and prevent goiter.

Herb:  KELP (ATLANTIC/NORWEGIAN)

Botanical name:  Ascophyllum nodosum

Nutrients:  Contains thirty trace and major minerals including: Iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, silicon, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, A, C, E, G, S and K.

Description:  Beneficial for the thyroid and mineral deficiencies.

Internal uses:  Aids both the pituitary and the adrenal glands. It promotes glandular health and is rich in nutrients. Regulates metabolism to help digest food. Sustainer to the nervous system and brain. It is very important for the pregnant woman.

Herb:  OLIVE LEAF

Botanical name:  Olea europaea

Nutrients:  Calcium.

Description:  Fights all types of viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi.

Internal uses:  Olive leaf has been used for high blood pressure, Candida, hyperacidity, peptic ulcers, nervous tension, hypertension, colds, flu, malaria, dandruff, obstinate fevers and diabetes (decreases blood sugar levels by 17 – 23%). It is 400% higher in antioxidants than Vitamin C.  Also been used for treating Atherosclerosis.

I cannot afford to not take green Superfoods

I only know that it has helped me with my colon, skin and hair.  I am certain that it has helped me in a dozen more ways.  Every time I go to the doctors to get a checkup, all my lab work is better than normal.  I have lots of energy and I have been able to keep my weight under control.  If you want to lose weight and gain energy, then this list of 8 superfoods is a must have in your diet.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them bleow.  Let me know what superfoods you have had success with.  If you know more about the 8 superfoods I have listed here, leave that below in the comments as well.

Good Health to You

Crystal