The Hunters Wife Superfoods

  1. Acai (ah-sah-EE)
    • Small black/purple berry 
    • Found in Centeral and South America
    • High in antioxidants, protein, and fiber
    •  Low in sugar
  2. Chia Seeds (Chee-uh)
    • Found in South America
    • Tiny black seeds, gel coating when soaked
    • A boost of energy! 
    • Loaded with fiber, antioxidants, protein
    • Higher in calcium than most dairy products
    • Important to Aztecs and Mayans
    • "Chia" is ancient Mayan word for "strength"
  3. Mulberry
    • Found from East Asia to North America
    • White dried berry (2-3 cm long) looks like tiny pine cone
    • High source of Iron and Vitamin C
    • Used in ancient Chinese medicine practices
  4. Flax Seed
    • Small, brown/tan seeds
    • High in fiber, great for digestion
    • Richest source of plant Omega-3
    • #1 source of lignans (compounds that form the building blocks of plant cell walls)
    • Anti-estrogenic effcects
  5. Hemp Seed
    • Uses dated back to 6,000 BC in China
    • When shelled, cream colored balls, about the size of sesame seed
    • Protein that is easily digestible
    • Complete source of all known 20 amino acids
    • One of the oldest cultivated superfoods
  6. Chicory Root
    • Native to Europe
    • Grown in North America, China and Australia
    • Dark, small, toasted ground bits
    • Provides a smokey flavor
    • Good for liver and gallbladder health
    • Increases the flow of bile which supports digestion
    • Used by Ancient Romans and Egyptians to cleanse the liver
  7. Lucuma (loo-coo-ma)
    • Produced in Chile, Peru, and Ecuador
    • Orange and yellow pulpy fruit that is dried at low temperatures and ground into fine powder
    • Low sugar alternate that is safe for diabetics
    • Helps with tissue repair and healthy skin
    • Not sweet alone, but enhances ingredients flavors when added
    • Known as "the gold of the Incas"
  8. Wheatgrass
    • Grass that is dried and ground into powder (grainier than other green powders)
    • Aids in smooth digestion
    • High concentration of chlorophyll which aids in cleansing the body of toxins
    • Contains many amino acids
    • Western world consumption began in the 1930's when a scientist nursed dying chickens to a healthy state with wheatgrass
  9. Spirulina (speer-uh-leena)
    • Grown in freshwaterwith high alkaline content
    • Blue-green powder
    • Complete protien containing all essential amino acids
    • Boosts immune system
    • Easily digested
    • Aztecs and Mesoamericans used as daily food source until the 16th century
  10. Chlorella (klor-ella)
    • Freshwater algae
    • Green powder (lighter than spirulina)
    • Rapid growth rate
    • High detoxification ability
    • Rich in chlorophyll 
    • Repairs damaged tissues (great for vegan athletes)
  11. Cocao Nibs (Ca-cow)
    • Originated in South America
    • Small brown flakes, crunchy
    • High in antioxidants, fiber, magnesium and iron
    • Aztecs used in ancient drinks
  12. Matcha
    • From China
    • Light green powder made from entire green tea leaf
    • Contains caffeine
    • High in antioxidants, gives flavor
  13. Cayanne
    • Red powder from spicy pepper
    • Anti-irritant properties
    • Has the ability to break up mucus in high concentrations
    • Stimulates the digestive track
    • Helps heath the body to speed up detox process
    • Records found from all over with use of hot peppers for healing and circulatory issues
  14. MCT Oil
    Medium Chain Triglyceride
    • Selected oils from coconut oil
    • Do not require bile for digestion
    • Good source of energy and easy for body to metabolize
    • Healthy fat
  15. Agave (ah-gah-vay)
    • Syrup from plant
    • Honey alternative
  16. Maca Root
    • Found in High Andes of Peru
    • Off white powder
    • Rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E
    • Provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids
    • Recommended to relieve menstrual issues
  17. Kombucha
    • Tea and sugar mixture added to SCOBY(symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) to ferment
    • Contains B vitamins and antioxidants
    • Low sugar content drink
  18. What exactly is a juice?
    • Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fiber
    • Juicing makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole
    • Juices nourish and restore the body at a cellular level
    • If you are only juicing fruits, this would cause a rapid spike in blood sugar
    • Fiber is also filling and without fiber in the juice, some people tend to get hungry again quickly
  19. What is a smoothie? Why would I drink one?
    • Consist of the entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all and contain all of the fiber from the vegetables
    • Create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes
    • Smoothies tend to be more filling
  20. What are antioxidants? Why are they good for us?
    • Oxidants are free radicals which you find in the environment, but they're also produced naturally in your body - too many free radicals building up in your system can cause serious damage
    • Antioxidants help prevent or stop cell damage caused by oxidants
    • Occur naturally in fruits and vegetables
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