Getting Nutrition from Superfoods

Why Superfoods are Worth Eating

Our bodies and brains need a lot of amino acids, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and many other nutrients in order to function at their best. Unfortunately, our intensive farming methods put chemical fertilizers into the soil and grow the same crop year after year in the same soil, never giving it a chance to recover its nutrient content. The result is that the food that we grow and eat is devoid of the nutrients it is supposed to have.

Some people are aware of this problem and they believe that by taking a variety of supplements they  can rectify the problem. Only those who take very high quality supplements manage to correct some of the nutrient-deficiency problem. The rest of the people are swallowing synthetics that are not easily absorbable and are of marginal value.

Instead of swallowing more a more supplements, health-conscious people can nutrients from food. They buy a variety of organically grown foods (which are better quality) and superfoods (which are nutrient-rich). Most superfoods are grown in exotic places by small farmers who practice organic farming methods. Their nutrient quality is very high. Each serving of superfoods has a long list of nutrients and each nutrient plays an important role in the functioning of the body. Superfoods are definitely worth the money spent on them and they are worth eating. Their cost is far less than the cost of poor health which requires continuous medical attention.

At Extreme Health USA we sell superfoods that provideb nutrients that you need in the form of delicious snacks. Instead of snacking on empty calories that are found on supermarket shelves, it is wiser to snack on these superfoods that are packed with nutrients. Below we give a few examples of the superfoods and some of their health benefits.

Cacao nibs contain protein, fiber, healthy fats, sugars, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, copper, and antioxidants. Cacao nibs improve cellular health, prompt the brain to release serotonin (the feel-good hormone), protect heart health, prevent premature aging through their antiaging properties, control weight and reset the metabolism.

Chia seeds contain large amounts of fiber, high quality protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, carbohydrates, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, copper, iron, magnesium, calcium, and antioxidants. Chia seeds prevent early aging through their antioxidant action, relieve constipation, help to control weight, lower risks of heart disease, improve bone health, reduce blood sugar levels, and reduce chronic inflammation.

Organic dark chocolate contains iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, antioxidants (flavanols and polyphenols). Organic dark chocolate prevents early aging because of its antioxidant action, improves blood flow, lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease, protects the skin from sun damage, and improves brain function.

Mulberries contain protein, sugar, fiber, vitamins C, E and K1, riboflavin, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and anthocyanins that give them their color and have antioxidant effects. Mulberries prevent constipation, improve circulation, regulate blood pressure, improve vision, may prevent cancer, reduce inflammation, boost immunity, build healthy bones, reduce bad cholesterol, and prevent premature aging through antioxidant activity.

Dragon fruit contains protein, sugars, fiber, vitamins C and E, iron, magnesium and antioxidants. Dragon fruit prevents type 2 diabetes, reduce inflammation, reduce liver fat, improves gut health, Dragon fruit prevents chronic diseases and premature aging through its antioxidant action, improves digestive health, strengthens the immune system, improves red blood cell count, improves metabolism, improves bone health.

Goji berries contain vitamins A and C, riboflavin, fiber, sugars, protein, iron, sodium, copper, selenium, zinc, calcium, potassium, and antioxidants. Goji berries boost the immune system, help with weight loss, improve skin health, regulate blood sugar levels, improve sexual function and fertility in men, relieve stress, improve energy and generally improve health.

These are some of the many superfoods that we sell on our website. Each one of them is super-packed with nutrients and they all have a long list of health benefits, which is why they are worth eating daily.

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Best Snacks for Kids

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It is usual for growing children to feel hungry between meals, and hence, the need for a snack. Well, there is no shortage of kids snacks in the market. However, the question is; are they healthy? Or are they filled with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients?

Parents and other caregivers need to understand that snack time is an excellent opportunity to give your child additional nutrients apart from what they get during the main meals. Try to avoid processed foods, and instead, feed your child with foods that provide both energy and nutrition.

In this post, we highlight some of the best snacks for kids at your disposal.

They include;

1. Cacao Nibs

To make a cacao nib, peel a cacao bean, and then crush it into small pieces. Nibs are not only nutty, but also crunchy.  In their natural state they contain no sugar.   They are the natural raw chocolate.

There are many ways of eating nibs. You may eat them raw, add them to smoothies or sprinkled on the cereals. melted over snacks or make pure cacoa (chocolate squares)  . It is one of the best snacks for kids. Try giving your child a small container filled with Cacao Nibs.

Cacao Nibs are super-rich in antioxidants, which helps to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. They have been linked to a decreased risk of diabetes and heart disease. They are also rich in magnesium, which facilitates proper brain development of your child. Would you believe that cacao nibs contain more calcium than the one present in cow’s milk?

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2. Goji Berries

In recent years, Goji Berries have witnessed increased popularity and falls in the category of superfoods. We are talking about dried red berries that have been a part of the traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years.

Goji berries have a sweet taste. Your child may eat them raw or with adelicous dark chocolate coating. They contain a wide array of nutrition ranging from vitamin A, B2 and C, protein, fiber, and minerals such as selenium, copper, potassium, zinc, and iron.

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Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Goji Berries




3. Golden Berries

They are bright-orange fruits that have a close association with the Tomatillo. They are slightly smaller compared to cherry tomatoes. Their sweet and tropical taste will remind you of pineapples and mangoes. They are commonly eaten as snacks, sauces, jams, and in salads.

They contain plenty of antioxidants that fight free radicals, which cause diseases such as cancer. They also offer a great way of boosting the immune system of your child, mainly because of the presence of vitamin C. If your little one has been anxious and stressed lately, golden berries will come in handy. The high level of withanolide present in the fruit helps to alleviate the user’s moods.

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4. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a perfect alternative in cases where a toddler cannot tolerate dairy products and eggs. Besides having a high nutritional profile, Chia seeds are easy to digest.

They contain more calcium than many dairy products. They are also a rich source of protein, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. All these nutrients are essential for the growth of healthy bones and teeth.

The other benefit of Chia seeds is that they contain omega-3-fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids play the vital role of lowering cholesterol, and in turn, promoting the smooth functioning of the artery. Chia seeds are therefore suitable for kids who cannot eat fish for whatever reason.

The presence of antioxidants in Chia seeds means that it is an excellent immune booster. It fights free radicals that cause diseases such as cancer. Lastly, Chia seeds are among the best snacks for kids because of their ability to regulate blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and in turn, prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Organic Dark Chocolate Chia Seeds




5. Mulberries

A wild fruit, mulberries grow across the globe. Since they are rich in dietary fiber, your child’s digestive will witness great improvement. Mulberries also contain significant amounts of iron, which enhances the production of red blood cells.

The sufficient production of red blood cells means that the body will enhance its spread of oxygen to critical organs and tissues. Besides boosting metabolism, this process maximizes the functionality of these systems. The presence of vitamin c makes mulberries an essential immune booster.

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6. Sacha Inchi seeds

Sacha Inchi would make a healthy snack for your child due to the high content of protein, good fats (omega 3, 6, and 9). Sacha Inchi seeds also contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and fiber.

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7. Pomegranates

Some of the reasons why pomegranates make a perfect snack for your kid include;

– They fight  inflammation.
– They are a perfect remedy for indigestion.
– They eliminate intestinal worms when taken in the form of juice.
– They help mitigate  dental issues.
– They help  boost immunity and are also anti-carcinogenic.

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Organic Yogurt Covered Pomegranate Arils




8. Green tea

Not a snack per se but did you think that green tea is only for adults? Well, even children can benefit from it. The introduction of green tea to your child means that they will get healthy antioxidants sooner in their lives, and hence, making it easier for their bodies to fight cancer-causing cells.

Green tea also improves dental health. It contains multiple agents that help in fight  the bacteria that causes tooth decay and activities. When it comes to children, oral hygiene is a never-ending battle. As such, giving them a cup of green tea every day will go a long way in helping them reduce the likelihood of developing cavities.

Lastly, green tea promotes healthy bones. While this might mostly be a worry among aging people, children can also benefit from it primarily due to their active lifestyle that leads to broken bones every once in a while. Giving them some green tea will strengthen their bones.

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With this list of some of the best snacks for kids, you cannot blame anyone if your kids lack access to healthy snacks. The best part is that these snacks are readily available even in terms of affordability. The ball is now in your court. Choose to make your child’s snack time a session worth looking forward to.



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