If you are looking to upgrade your smoothies and nutrition game, here is our ultimate shopping superfoods list.
These foods not only replace the need for junk multivitamins and garbage training supplements, they ensure you are getting all of the essential nutrients you need and the results you desire.
Of course, it goes without saying, adding these foods to your diet is not a panacea that's going to magically make you fit and healthy. That still requires hard training and discipline.
The foods in our superfoods list are intended to be added to your diet after you have successfully removed the junk food, processed carbohydrates, and dialed in your workouts.
Don't get us wrong; eating the foods on our superfoods list will absolutely nourish your body. You just won't see or feel their full impact if you don't eliminate the low quality calories first.
There is a saying that staying lean and healthy is 80% diet, 20% exercise and 10% butter scott ripple. Okay, that's 110% and a really lame line from Willy Wonka, but the 80% diet part is absolutely true.
"LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD" - HIPPOCRATES
THE ULTIMATE SUPERFOODS LIST FOR SUPER HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE
Superfoods List Item #1: Pine Pollen
It goes without saying that Pine Pollen is #1 on our superfoods list of items you need to have in your diet. We've covered all of them here, so you we won't saying anything else on that subject.
Superfoods List Item #2: Schizandra
Schizandra is an incredible berry that has been used for thousands of years. It is most commonly used as a health tonic to supply the adrenal systems of the body with key nutrients.
Schizandra's high concentration of antioxidants make it great for fighting inflammation and damage caused by free radicals. It is also an adaptogenic agent, which means it helps to balance the body's hormone and improves the body's ability to deal with all types of stressors.
Superfoods List Item #3: Spirulina and Chlorella
Spirulina and Chlorella are both types of blue green algae that supply the body with a ton of chlorophyll, the chemical that makes leaves green. These special algae are on our superfoods lists because chlorophyll is so essential for the formation of hemoglobin. Chlorophyll is often referred to as a blood cleanser.
Additionally, Spirulina and Chlorella are both incredibly nutrient dense and provide the body with a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, minerals and enzymes making them perfect as a natural post workout recovery tool.
Click here to read our article on Spirulina.
Superfoods List Item #4: Maca
Maca is a natural aphrodisiac and has been shown to beneficial for the reproductive health of both men and women.
In men, Maca has been shown to increase sperm count; and in women Maca can help increase libido and may enve help with the symptoms of menopause. Read the labels of many sexual enhancing supplements and Maca is likely to be one of the first ingredients.
Sexual benefits aside, like everything on our superfoods list, Maca is loaded with vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Superfoods List Item #5: Tumeric
Tumeric is a root in the ginger family and is traditionally used a lot in Indian cooking.
Tumeric is on our superfoods list because of its high concentration of curcumin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory.
It even gets an endorsement from big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, who says that he eats more tumeric than anything else for this reason alone. On multiple occasions he has made statements that he believes it is one of the main reasons why he has stayed on top of the surfing game, even after the age of 50.
Superfoods List Item #6: Cordyceps Mushrooms
Cordyceps Mushrooms containing the active ingredients adenosine and cordycepic acid, as well as a host of phytonutrients. Cordyceps has been shown to increase oxygen utilization, aerobic capacity, and cellular energy.
Cordyceps are on our superfoods list because of their potential to improve energy levels and overall performance. Many professional athletes and exercise junkies often use it as a natural preworkout supplement for this reason.
Superfoods List Item #6: Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Salt isn't the demon that it is made out to be. In fact, salt is essential to life and to your nervous system.
Unlike table salt, which has been stripped of all of it's mineral content, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is RAW and contains 90+ trace minerals that are essential to optimize your health.
Additionally, it is a valuable source of sodium chloride, which is the powerful electrolyte that is added to sports drinks like gatorade. Adding a pinch of sea salt to your water helps to hydrate and alkalize your body.
Click here to check out our refreshing Himalayan Sea Salt and Lemon Water Recipe ("homemade gatorade").
Conclusion: Nature is an incredible creator of amazing foods and if we want our bodies to operate at their best we need to fuel them with real food. Eating a few bowls of lettuce with tomato just isn't going to cover it.
So quit wasting money on synthetic multivitamins, take our superfoods list to the store, and start loading up on real nutrition.
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