9 Superhealthy Foods

Broccoli. Classed as a superfood.

Broccoli – one of the 9 superfoods

9 Superhealthy Foods

No. 1
Cultured vegetables
These include sauerkraut, and other fermented and unpasteurised vegetables, live yoghurt and kefir.  In the UK you will often find them in the small Polish and other Eastern European shops, in the fridge.  These cultured foods contain healthy bacteria which aid immune function.  Fermented vegetables, live yoghurt and kefir are highly nutritious and healing to the digestive system (and therefore every other bodily system, as good health begins in the gut)

No. 2
Green Foods
Green foods like spirulina, wheat and barley grasses, and Klamath Lake Blue Green Algae are available in powder, capsule or liquid form, and offer greater levels of nutrients than green leafy vegetables.  The Klamath Lake Algae contains at least 60% top quality protein in a form easily assimilated by the human body. They also help balance cholesterol, blood pressure and immune response.

No. 3
Bilberries, Acai and Pomegranate

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Studies show that the Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a highly nutritious berry.
Originally from the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, the Acai berry contains more calcium than comparable amounts of milk and more antioxidants than blueberries. It has a sweet flavour with a delicious chocolate overtone.
The taste of acai berries is delicious, and they are packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids.

Apart from Acai, Pomegranate juice contains possibly the highest levels of antioxidant compared to other juices, red wine and green tea. They have been highly prized by many varied cultures throughout history.

Research suggests that bilberries and blueberries are helpful in many diseases associated with ageing. Indications are that a daily intake of 100 grams of blueberries or bilberries can stimulate new brain cell growth and may help with the prevention of memory loss. Blueberries are also rich in the plant group called anthocyanins, which helps oxygenate the skin, keeping it looking young. Scientists are also finding that bilberries and blueberries reduce LDL cholesterol as effectively as manmade drugs.

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No. 4
Organic free-range eggs
Eggs contain all the right nutrients for health of the brain, nerves, glands and hormones.  Eggs have long had an undeserved bad reputation due to their cholesterol content, but many studies have shown that the cholesterol in eggs does not increase cholesterol in the body. This is because the egg also contains lecithin, which can be thought of as nature’s washing up liquid. The egg is, in fact, a balanced combination of nutritional goodness. It contains protein (especially the sulphur amino acids cysteine and methionine, which help to keep you young). The essential fatty acids in eggs are also valuable, as are the riboflavin, niacin, biotin, choline, vitamins A, D and E, sulphur, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, iodine, iron, zinc and copper. Egg yolks are one of the few foods naturally containing vitamin D, which helps to protect your bones and immune system.

Four to six eggs a week is certainly not excessive. To fry or scramble eggs, use coconut oil. It is not recommended to eat raw egg white, because the uncooked avidin it contains can block the absorption of the vitamin biotin.

No. 5
Seeds and Nuts
Especially almonds, pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds (also called linseeds).

Almonds contain lots of vitamin E, magnesium and protein, as well as potassium, fibre and healthy fats. They’re known to be helpful with weight loss. See http://www.blueandgreenalgae.com/almonds-for-weight-loss/  Buy organic if possible and eat the skins, which are packed with flavonoids. The magnesium, vitamin E and flavonoids are good for heart health and reducing high blood pressure, as well as lowering LDL cholesterol. Almonds are also low in sodium. Almonds can be added to foods, whole or chopped, or eaten as a snack. Soaking overnight in water makes them more digestible.

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Pumpkin seeds.   Good for everyone, but especially older men, for the health of the prostate gland, and to reduce incidence of hip fractures in men. The phytosterol content of Pumpkin seeds lowers cholesterol. Pumpkin seeds have anti-inflammatory action and can be helpful with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. They contain minerals, healthy fats and fibre. Pumpkin seeds can be added to foods, whole or ground, or eaten as a snack.  Even better when soaked overnight, as they release more nutrients to you that way.

No. 6
Broccoli and broccoli sprouts
Include with these Spring greens, curly kale, watercress, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and all other vegetables.  Concentrate mainly on those grown above the ground (aerial), rather than in the ground (root).

Broccoli has long been considered  King of the Vegetable Kingdom. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, antioxidants, beta carotene, folic acid, iron and calcium.  Broccoli is low in calories and high in fibre, making it an important part of any weight loss programmes.

Ounce for ounce, broccoli has as much calcium as milk. It’s vitally important to eat enough calcium rich foods during childhood and teenage years, to build up adequate bone mass.  Broccoli is also excellent during pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding.  Broccoli and other vegetables are particularly important for those on a high protein diet.  The high fibre in broccoli is also helpful in preventing constipation.

Research at Liverpool University has shown that broccoli and other leafy greens contain a fibre rich in the sugar galactose, which may prevent lectin proteins from causing damage to the lining of the colon.

Broccoli also lowers the risk for heart disease. The beta carotene and fibre are both protective here. Fibre has additionally been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol.

Broccoli is well known as a rich source of indole compounds. These are plant chemicals which appear to modify oestrogen metabolism, effectively decreasing the risk for breast cancer. Two out of three studies examining the relationship between breast cancer and cruciferous vegetables found that high consumption decreased the risk by 40 per cent.

Finally, a compound called sulphorophane in broccoli stimulates the production of liver enzymes which destroy cancer-causing chemicals.

No. 7
Wild Alaskan Salmon
Most nutritional therapists feel they can no longer recommend consuming fish more than once or twice a week. The exception for now may be Wild Alaskan Salmon. The reason for this is high heavy metal and other toxin levels now found in fish.  Instead we recommend omega-3 be obtained from top quality fish oil and vegetable oil supplements which have been thoroughly screened for toxins. (Be aware that many fish oil products are not free from toxins – only buy the best and certainly avoid the cheap and cheerful oils found in most supermarkets.)

Aquasource Fatty Acid Complex

We recommend  AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex – Mixed omega oils. Cold extract from linseed, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, garlic, borage, wheat germ, blackberry and cranberry, saffron, lettuce, carrot, orange, lemon, olive, currant, briar and a several other plants, with added lecithin.


Liquid Gold Complex (omega 3, 6, 7 and 9) which provides DHA from algae in its purest form.  Echium oil : plant that contains good amount of SDA, which converts much more effectively to EPA than ALA found in other plant sources. Echium also contains GLA (probably the best known omega 6 fatty acid).  Sea Buckthorn Oil : rich in omega 7 essential fatty acid.

No. 8
Coconut Butter (virgin and organic preferably)
Coconut is one of the safest and healthiest cooking oils. It’s also a great alternative to butter and margarine for spreading on bread. Coconut oil is rich in MCTs – medium chain triglycerides. MCTs digest easily and are an excellent source of energy and fuel for the body. Dieters and athletes prefer coconut for this reason. Unlike other saturated fats (e.g. butter), coconut doesn’t raise cholesterol. In fact Polynesians who use coconut oil daily have healthy cholesterol balance. And unlike margarines, coconut oil contains no toxic trans fatty acids. There has been exciting preliminary research that suggests that MCTs found in coconut oil can halt the progression of, and even reverse, Alzheimer’s Disease. Do not be afraid to use coconut oil liberally, and buy organic virgin coconut oil if possible.

No. 9
Brown rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa, millet, barley

Brown rice is a good source of B vitamins, selenium, iron, manganese and fibre. It can help lower cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and colon cancer. It may reduce severity of migraine headaches and asthma. Brown rice may also help with weight management. Small portions are preferable.
Sweet Potatoes have high antioxidant levels and are known to help stabilise blood sugar. Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, vitamin C and B6, manganese and other nutrients. They’re delicious baked in the oven, either whole or in thick slices, or steamed with some broccoli.  Bake or steam immediately after peeling or cutting, as they will oxidise (turn a dark colour) when exposed to the air. If organic, try baking with the skin still on, which gives it a lovely nutty flavour.

Quinoa contains more amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes and fibre than most other grains. It’s a prebiotic (i.e. feeds our good bacteria), gluten-free and easy to digest. Ideally, soak for 8 hours before using which removes the phytate.

Millet is high in magnesium, manganese and phosporous.  Millet is high in tryptophan which is required to make serotonin which helps with sleep and good mood.  Millet can be cooked like rice, and used as a base for porridge, or mixed with stir fry vegetables.

Barley is generally used in soups and stews, as a breakfast cereal, and as a rice substitute. Barley is also high in fibre, helping metabolise fats, cholesterol and carbohydrates.