HEALTHY LIVING/RECIPES/SUPERFOODS

How To Soak Chia Seeds Overnight

October 23, 2015 By

Chia seeds are amazing. They are one of my foundational superfoods that you can eat every day to add nutritional support and health benefits to your SuperLife. If you are going to eat chia seeds, I highly recommend that you soak them! Soaking chia seeds “sprouts” them and breaks down “enzyme inhibitors” that protect the seeds. RELATED READING: Why You…

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What is a Superfood?

October 5, 2015 By

The most basic question I get asked when I tell people I am a superfood hunter is, “What is a superfood?” First, all real, whole, organic traditional food is — to some degree — a superfood. No, I’m not undermining all my travels all around the world searching for superfoods. Real, whole, organic traditional food fuels your body in incredible…

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The King of Alkalization: Dark, Leafy Greens

September 4, 2015 By

When we think of health, we think green. When we think of nature, we think green. Green is a color associated with the good aspects of life, yet when it comes to dietary choices we generally have a certain reluctance towards this food group. I’ve even heard people say, “They taste too healthy.” Of course this is the case! Our…

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What are Goldenberries?

July 9, 2015 By

GOLDENBERRIES (Physalis peruviana) Goldenberries are native to Brazil, but they are also grown in high altitudes and warm climates such as Ecuador, Columbia, Peru, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii. It is easiest to find goldenberries that have been harvested and dried before being sold. You’ll have to hunt to find them fresh in the United States.  This superfood…

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What is Sacha Inchi?

June 11, 2015 By

SACHA INCHI (Plukenetia Volubilis) Sacha inchi is a climbing shrub plant that grows mostly in the Amazon region, especially in Peru (this remains the source with the highest quality) where it has been eaten by the indigenous people for centuries. Other countries are attempting to grow sacha inchi, including South America and the United States, however the same quality…

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What is Yacon Root?

June 9, 2015 By

YACON, Llacon (Smallanthus Sonchifolius) What is yacon? This sweet, root-like vegetable originates and predominates throughout the pre-Andes ranges from Ecuador to Chile to Argentina. It is also grown in New Zealand, Italy, Czech Republic, Philippines, and Vietnam as well. This plant’s root is a crunchy vegetable that tastes similar to an apple. Sounds good, right?! It also has a texture…

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The Fragile History of Peruvian Maca

June 9, 2015 By

Every day I’m traveling while hunting superfoods is incredible. It is! Mud slides, sleepless nights of travel, cell-phone-stealing orangutans, dirt, hustle, and chaos included! Some days, however, are just…legendary. Today in the high altitudes of the Andes, I had the opportunity to meet a true legend that I’m sure very few in the West have ever heard of unfortunately. Why…

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What is Maca?

June 3, 2015 By

MACA ROOT (Lipidium Peruvianum) What is maca? This powerhouse root (like a potato) from Peru is one of my favorites. It is a natural “wake-up” for your body, among many other benefits. Maca is actually an ancient Peruvian superfood that has been eaten by indigenous Andean cultures as both food (nourishment) and for its medicinal qualities (healing) for thousands…

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Vitamins L, M, N, O…Z! How Are New Vitamins Discovered?

May 7, 2015 By

Can you believe I still have not visited Machu Pichu, even though I have visited Peru more than a dozen times? Despite multiple visits to South America, I haven’t visited the Manaus Opera house (similar to the Sydney Opera house in Australia) either. So why bother traveling if I’m not seeing such incredible sights? Well, I am looking for the…