” Superfoods are ancient botanicals that harness vital information from the elements and communicate that information to the human immune system, expanding the body’s innate capacity to heal and thrive .”
~ Mary Beauchamp, R.N.
Superfoods are not a new idea. They include some of the oldest living plants on the planet. They have been used for thousands of years by indigenous people all over the world. Their pharmacological attributes have long been revered by ancient civilizations–and only some of us are beginning to experience the magic and medicine held within them.
Superfoods are called “superfoods” because they are “SUPER” nutrient dense. Superfoods grow naturally in specific regions around the world, where they flourish in their native, wild environment–independent of human interference. They are defined by their many unique properties and multiple nutritional components.
It is only in the last decade, that superfoods have made their way into our market place–and are now one of the fastest growing segments of the health food industry.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUPERFOODS
Today, superfoods are getting the attention of the medical community as their health benefits continue to be proven by research. More and more people are experiencing the extraordinary benefits of these highly specialized, delicious, organic, whole foods. Superfoods are an excellent way to give your body very high quality, high density nutrition, for building a strong foundation for a healthy immune system. They are naturally loaded with micro-nutrients–which continue to be diminished by our modern farming techniques: poor water quality, soil depletion, chemicals, GMO’s…
High quality organic produce–has only a fraction of the nutrients present in superfoods.
Superfoods are known for naturally supporting the strength and health of the immune system, because they are extremely mineralizing, alkalizing and detoxifying to the body. They have been touted for their ability to enhance cardiac function, digestive function, bioactivity, endocrine function, brain function, hormone production, and much, much more. Superfoods are a quantum leap beyond organic because they grow WILD in their native environment and have not been cultivated: offering clean, hormone-free, pesticide and chemical free sources of:
• complete plant proteins
• healthy fats
• essential fatty acids
THE IMPORTANCE OF ENZYMES
Enzymes are responsible for ALL of the work being done inside of our cells in every moment! This is why raw foods are so important in our diet–because the enzymes are present. Every whole, raw food has ALL of the enzymes in it to break it down–so it can be digested and absorbed into the cells.
When food is cooked–the enzymes are destroyed.
When we eat cooked food, our body has to work a little harder to produce the enzymes needed to break down the food–so it can be absorbed. The food may never break down fully without the presence of it’s own enzymes. This creates more work for our body. This little bit of extra work might not seem like a big deal–but over time–it takes it’s toll. It’s kind of like pulling a trailer behind a vehicle everyday. Even though the trailer may not be “that heavy”–over time your engine is being taxed. So, what can we do to take care of an engine that has been working extra hard for an extended period of time? Start by putting in the right kind of fuel. Go easy on it!
When it comes to optimal cellular functioning–eating enzymes is an amazing act of support and care for our body at a foundational level. Whole foods and superfoods are a great way to achieve this!
Raw” foods have their enzymes intact. They have never been heated above 107 degrees.
At Bright Earth, we are very careful to make sure that our foods are left in their “raw” state whenever possible, to ensure that the enzymes are left intact, so they can be easily “understood” and absorbed by the body.
SIDE EFFECTS FROM FOOD?
You cannot get “side effects” from eating raw, clean plant foods! You CAN; however, experience “side effects” from eating foods that have been altered chemically, genetically, or mechanically… A great example of this is white sugar, pasteurized/homogenized milk products and white flour… These three products alone have led to epidemic proportions of chronic disease in our culture. The numbers of people with diabetes, gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance alone has created a completely new industry in foods and pharmaceuticals. These are “side effects” that occur when your body has to work too hard for an extended period of time. It simply gets worn out. It’s like running your car without any oil in it. It has to work too hard and pretty soon–you have an engine failure.
WHAT TO DO WITH SUPERFOODS?
Most of the top Superfoods (link to our top sellers here) are offered in a dry, powdered form. Therefore, they can be easily incorporated into delicious blended drinks (smoothies) that can be enjoyed as complete meals. Here at Bright Earth, you will have an opportunity to learn exactly what to do with these unique and extraordinary foods and how to integrate them into your daily diet with our simple recipes and videos provided here on our website.
The quickest and easiest way to get started with superfood smoothies is with The Rainbow Superfood Smoothie Mix. We took the guess work out, so you can relax and enjoy the rest of your life! We synergistically combined 17 superfoods into this delicious blended drink mix. Enjoy it hot or cold…
WHY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES?
Superfood smoothies make it easy for the body to digest and absorb abundant nutrients–because it does not have to work so hard to break down the food. Everything we eat must first be turned into a complete liquid in the body before it can be absorbed. By creating a blended superfood drink, our cells have easy and instant access to nutrients without having to do so much of the work. Superfood smoothies are an excellent foundation for a nutrient rich diet, which supports a strong, healthy immune system. When the immune system is weakened–we experience dis-EASE.
All healing in the body depends on the immune system.
We suggest a high powered blender to truly make the shift to superfood nutrition. Blended liquid nutrition is also convenient when your on the go–and will keep you satisfied for hours!
TAKE YOUR HEALTH TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH SUPERFOODS!
Let thy food be thy medicine. Let thy medicine be thy food.