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Curcumin & Turmeric: 5 Remarkable Benefits

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Curcumin & Turmeric: 5 Remarkable Benefits

Curcumin is the main phytochemical in turmeric that yields seemingly endless health benefits. It has been getting a lot of buzz lately, due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

However, there is one crucial thing you need to know:

Black Pepper helps your body absorb the curcumin content in turmeric. Always be sure to include black pepper when you take turmeric.

Now, let’s explore the top 5 turmeric / curcumin benefits!

 

1. Turmeric / Curcumin Benefit – Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

Inflammation is part of our body’s natural system of healing and repair, and defense against foreign organisms. Unhealthy inflammation is when our body goes into hyper-drive.

This can happen due to genetic conditions, food allergies, stress, or environmental pollutants. Or poor lifestyle habits like lack of sleep, too much fat, too much sugar, too much caffeine and over-consumption of alcohol.

Curcumin in Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory with lipoxygenase-inhibiting and COX-2-inhibiting properties. These enzymes are involved in swelling and inflammation that cause pain.

Turmeric can be a better and non-toxic way of fighting pain as opposed to NSAIDS which do the same thing but can cause liver and kidney damage over time.

 

2. Turmeric / Curcumin Benefit – Potent Antioxidant

One of the major attributes of curcumin as an antioxidant is its ability to combat oxidative stress in the body.

Oxidative stress is known to accelerate aging and to lead to several diseases that include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and degenerative inflammation disorders.

Curcumin can also cause the body to increase its own levels of powerful antioxidant enzymes, like glutathione.

 

3. Turmeric / Curcumin Benefit – Aids Digestive Issues and Supports Liver Health

Turmeric has long been used in Asian cultures to improve digestion and appetite and to aid gastric disorders. This includes ulcers, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Many of these are due to inflammation.

Since Turmeric is also anti-microbial, it has been used to combat food sickness and similar conditions caused by bad bacteria. Modern day studies now confirm this.

Turmeric is known to effectively protect, detoxify, and heal the liver by increasing the body’s production of detoxifying antioxidant enzymes like glutathione.

 

4. Turmeric / Curcumin Benefit – Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Curcumin can ultimately lower the risk of heart disease through several different mechanisms. It is known to help lower bad fats in the body, such as bad cholesterol and triglycerides, which can lead to clogging of the arteries. It also improves the function of the heart’s blood vessels and reduces inflammation.

 

5. Turmeric / Curcumin Benefit – Promotes a Happy Brain

Curcumin is known to be neuroprotective by helping the brain to produce more of a much needed hormone called Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF).

Many cognitive disorders (including Alzheimer’s Disease) are linked to low levels of BDNF. Its crucial to maintain high levels of this hormone, and curcumin can help.

Studies also show that Curcumin can help to fight depression by helping the brain produce healthy levels of serotonin and dopamine with longer term use.

 

How to add Turmeric to your diet:

Take a Turmeric & Super Herbs Capsule each morning – these vegan-friendly capsules contain turmeric, black pepper, ginger, white willow, devil’s claw, boswellia, and alpha-lipoic acid. These ingredients all help support healthy inflammation response, joint & mobility support and immune support.

Turmeric & Super Herbs Capsules

Try a Turmeric Coconut Wrap – these are delicious, non-GMO coconut-based wraps you can use as a replacement for tortillas, bread or wraps.

Turmeric Coconut Wraps

 

Sources:
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/curcumin
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92752/
http://www.herbmedpharmacol.com/PDF/JHP-3-5.pdf

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Red, White, & Blue Nice Cream Sandwiches

Creamy, sweet, and the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. These raw, vegan nice cream sandwiches are loaded with nutrient packed superfoods including antioxidant rich maqui berry, immune boosting lucuma, and heart healthy goji berries. Celebrate the summer with superfoods! Bet you can’t have just one!

Servings: 8

Chocolate Cookie Crust Ingredients

3/4 cup raw Almonds
1/2 cup raw Cashews
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
10 Medjool dates, soaked in hot water for 10 min
1/3 Cup Cacao Powder
1 Tbsp Cacao Nibs
1 tsp Vanilla Powder
2 Tbsp Yacon Syrup
1 pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

Nice Cream Ingredients

Directions

  1. Blend all chocolate cookie crust ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Divide mixture into two 8 x8 square pans. Using your hand or a spatula sprayed with coconut oil, spread the mixture across both pans until it creates one even thin layer. Place both pans in the freezer for 1 hour.
  3. In the mean time in a blender add bananas, vanilla powder, and almond milk. Blend together until completely smooth.
  4. Once blended, pour banana mixture into 3 separate bowls.
  5. Add Goji Berry Powder, Beet Powder, and mashed strawberries to the first bowl.
  6. Add Lucuma Powder to the second bowl.
  7. Add Maqui Berry Powder and Blueberries to the third bowl.
  8. Stir each of the bowls until each is well combined.
  9. Remove one of the chocolate cookie crusts from the freezer and begin to layer each of the nice cream flavors onto it. Start with the red strawberry/goji berry/beet mixture, followed by the white lucuma mixture, and then the blue maqui berry/blueberry mixture. (See above video for visual aid.)
  10. Once all nicecream is layered into the pan place it in the freezer again for 15 minutes.
  11. After that, remove the other chocolate cookie crust from the freezer and place it on top of the layered nice cream. Place back in the freezer for another hour.
  12. Once ready to serve, remove from freezer and cut into 8+ nicecream bars and enjoy!
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Vasodilation: How is Your Blood Flowing?

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Vasodilation – How Is Your Blood Flowing?

Your cardiovascular system does a lot of work. If it’s healthy it will deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your tissues, resulting in:

  • More energy
  • Faster exercise recovery
  • Better athletic performances
  • Improved nutrient utilization

The best way to achieve these benefits is to make sure our arteries, veins, and capillaries are healthy and functioning properly.

Protecting your blood vessels and keeping them healthy can help ward off heart disease, atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), stroke, and other cardiovascular problems later on in life.

In recent years, scientists and medical professionals have had their eye on a particular nutrient for heart health – Nitric Oxide.

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Nitric Oxide for Relaxed, Elastic Blood Vessels

There is a natural compound called Nitric Oxide that the body needs to maintain optimal vascularity and cardiovascular health.

It does this by improving vasodilation – the process which allows arteries, veins, and capillaries to relax.

And a relaxed blood vessel is a healthy blood vessel:

  • Blood flows easier
  • More nutrients get to your tissues
  • More oxygen gets delivered to your body.

After eating foods rich in Nitric Oxide (N-O), N-O is absorbed into the body and enters into the blood stream.

This causes blood vessels to relax, helping to dilate arteries, veins, and capillaries in the body.1

In turn this increases blood flow and elasticity.

This is crucial to keeping your cardiovascular system healthy.

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More than Relaxing… Repairing Too

On top of that, Nitric Oxide further promotes cardiovascular health in an equally incredible way.

N-O helps to repair and protect vein tissue, called endothelial cells.

Aging, high cholesterol, poor diet and smoking can all cause damage to endothelial cells.2

More Oxygen, More Nutrient Assimilation & Utilization

When Nitric Oxide causes increases vasodilation, blood flow is enhanced and overall blood pressure is improved. 3,4,5

Consistently eating Nitric Oxide rich foods can a profound positive, long-term effect on normalizing blood pressure.

 

  • Higher amounts of oxygen and nutrients are able to flow through your blood and be delivered to your tissues.

 

  • Tissues in the body have a higher nutrient assimilation.

 

  • More vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, etc. are being utilized by the body, promoting overall health and wellness.

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Why Eat Healthy & Exercise?

After all, what’s the point of eating healthy if you aren’t able to effectively use those nutrients?

Nitric Oxide makes sure your body is reaping the benefits of your healthy diet.

A diet rich in Nitric Oxide provides the body with numerous benefits:

  • Normalizes blood pressure3,4,5
  • Improves heart health3,4,5
  • Supports healthy arteries3,4,5
  • Increases vein elasticity3,4,5
  • Aids in achieving a healthy blood pressure3,4,5
  • Promotes men’s reproductive health & sexual function8
  • Improves energy and stamina6,7
  • Gives you faster run times and endurance6,7
  • Decreases exhaustion after a workout6,7

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What is the BEST Source of Nitric Oxide?

While the body makes Nitric Oxide, it’s extremely unstable and depletes quickly, requiring it to be replenished daily.

One of the best sources of Nitric Oxide has been prescribed by doctors lately… and it’s a food!

That speaks to the power of this food, that doctors would choose it over medication.

We’re talking about beets!

Eating organic beets and beet powder daily has been found to help the body maintain optimal levels of Nitric Oxide. 3,4,5,6,7

While the positive effects of beet powder happen almost immediately, regular consumption has been found to produce lasting, long-term improvements in vasodilation, blood pressure, heart health, and athletic performance. 9

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Beet Powder – More Concentrated, More Powerful than Whole Beets

Organic Beet Powder is one of the BEST superfoods to help increase Nitric Oxide and vasodilation.

Beet Powder is concentrated, making it:

  • More nutrient dense than whole beets
  • Higher concentrations of Nitric Oxide than whole beets
  • Lower in calories than whole beets
  • Easier to consume than whole beets (blends easily in many recipes)

 

Consuming Beet Powder for improved vasodilation can have incredible health benefits :

  • Blood flows easier
  • More nutrients get to your tissues
  • More oxygen gets delivered to your body.
  • Normalizes blood pressure3,4,5
  • Improves heart health3,4,5
  • Supports healthy arteries3,4,5
  • Increases vein elasticity3,4,5
  • Aids in achieving a healthy blood pressure3,4,5
  • Promotes men’s reproductive health & sexual function8
  • Improves energy and stamina6,7
  • Gives you faster run times and endurance6,7
  • Decreases exhaustion after a workout6,7

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Final Note: Organic Beet Powder Over Nitric Oxide Supplements

It’s important to note that taking synthetic Nitric Oxide supplements has not been found to be as effective at improving vasodilation or increasing energy as organic beet powder, whole beets, or beet juice, so stick to the natural stuff. 😉

Click here to learn more about Sunfood Beet Powder


Sources:

1) Lundberg JO, Govoni M. Inorganic nitrate is possible source for systemic generation of nitric oxide. Free Radic Biol Med. 2004;37(3):395-400.

2) Lidder S, Webb A. Vasuclar effects of dietary nitrate (as found in green leady vegetables and beetroot) via the nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2013;75(3):677-696.

3) Webb AJ, Patel N, Loukogeorgakis S, et al. Acute blood pressure lowering, vasoprotective, and antiplatelet properties of dietary nitrate via bioconversion to nitrate. Hypertension. 2008;51(3):784-790.

4) Hobbs DA, Goulding MG, Nguyen A, et al. Acute ingestion of beetroot bread increases endothelium-independent vasodilation and lowers diastolic blood pressure in healthy men: a randomized controlled trial. J Nutr. 2013;143(9):1399-1405.

5) Coles LT, Clifton PM. Effect of beetroot juice on lowering blood pressure in free-living, disease-free adults: a randomized, placebo-controlled tiral. Nutr J. 2012;11:106.

6) Murphy M, Eliot K, Heuertz R, Weiss E. Whole Beetroot Consumption Acutely Improves Running Performance. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2012;112(4):548-552.

7) Muggeridge D, Howe C, Spendiff O, Pedlar C, James P, Easton C. A single Dose of Beetroot Juice Enhances Cycling Performance in Simulated Altitude. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 2013.

8) Sullivan M, Thompson C, Dashwood, et al. Nitric oxide and penile erection: Is erectile dysfunction another manifestation of vascular disease? Cardiocas Res. 1999;43(3):658-665.

9) Kapil V, Khambata R, Robertson A, Cauldield M, Ahluwalia A. Dietary nitrate provides sustained blood pressure lowering in hypertensive patients: a randomized phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Hypertension. 2015;65(2):320-327.

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Demethylation – Naturally Fight the Aging Process

Are You Aging Faster Than Normal? Fight Back!

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You may be aging faster than normal without realizing it.

Ever heard of demethylation? It’s part of the aging process.

If you’re older than 18, your body is in a state of demethylation. This is normal. Your cells are not growing and regenerating like the used to when you were a kid.

It’s easy to spot the signs of accelerated demethylation:1,2

  • Wrinkles and older looking skin
  • Weight gain
  • Slow metabolism
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Cell and DNA damage
  • Decreased longevity

But you may be unknowingly speeding this process up and aging faster than you should be.

Factors that Accelerate Aging & Demethylation

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  • Stress3
  • Poor Diet3
  • Lack of sleep3
  • Genetics3
  • Environmental Pollutants3

The truth is that many people suffer from at least one of these issues. It’s hard to avoid in today’s world with jobs, children, social life and more all competing for your attention.

Luckily, nature has a remedy. One of the BEST things to protect against demethylation and help you fight the effects of aging.

Nature’s Remedy to Fight Aging: Methyl Groups

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Nature has provided us with a powerful and potent remedy to help fight demethylation and slow down the effects of aging.1

They’re called Methyl Groups.

These nutrients are present in several foods. They help restore your body’s ability to regenerate cells, keep them healthy, and functioning properly, effectively slowing down the aging process.2

They help your body RE-methylate instead of DE-methylate.

And there is one superfood that has Methyl Groups in abundance.

Consuming this superfood will help:2,4

  • Keep skin looking young and vibrant
  • Support a healthy metabolism and body weight
  • Promote optimal heart health
  • Fight against cell and DNA damage
  • Increase longevity

So What is This Incredible Superfood?

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The Humble & Powerful Beet!

That’s right, beets contain the nutrients known to RE-methylize your body.2

But while whole beets are good, dried organic beet powder has more benefits.

Fight Aging with Organic Beet Powder

fight-aging-naturally-beet-juice-sunfood-beet-powderOrganic Beet Powder is one of the BEST superfoods to help the body slow down demethylation and fight aging.

Beet Powder is concentrated, making it:

  • More nutrient dense than whole beets
  • Lower in calories than whole beets
  • Easier to consume than whole beets (blends easily in many recipes)

 

Consuming Beet Powder on a regular basis can lead to:2

  • Younger complexion
  • Increased vitality
  • Healthier heart
  • Optimal longevity
  • Graceful aging

The Sunfood Difference

Sunfood Organic Beet Powder is a super high quality product, made from organic, Non-GMO beets.

We’ve chosen to source our beets from small family owned farms to ensure that we have the best quality product.

If you’re a hardcore beet fan, you can simply eat this luscious powder as is or mix in a glass of water.

But if you are looking to get a bit creative, this powder is a perfect addition to:

  • Smoothies
  • Sauces
  • Raw Soups
  • Chocolates
  • Juices
  • Or whatever you like

Here is a delicious recipe to get you started with Organic Beet Powder:

 

Try Sunfood Organic Beet Powder today to “re-methylate” and invigorate your cells, increasing longevity & improving vitality.

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Final Note: Food Over Supplementation

While there are “methyl” supplements and “methylated” vitamins available on the market, none of them are as potent as beet powder.

Unlike “methyl” supplements, which are created from chemicals and contain additives and preservatives, organic beet powder is made from one simple, wholesome ingredient – dried organic beets.

The drying process that is used to create this powder ensures that the end product has retained all of its nutrients including those that help with “re-methylation.”

This superfood powder is a simple, natural, and tasty way to support overall health, increase longevity, and slow down aging.

Plus organic beet powder is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly compared with synthetic “methyl” supplements.

Click Here Learn More About Sunfood Beet Powder

Sources

(1) Jung Marc, Pfeifer G. Aging and DNA Methylation. BMC Bio. 2015;13(7).

(2) Craig S. Betaine in human nutrition1’2. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004;80(3):539-549.

(3) Zampieri M, Ciccarone F, Calabrese R, Franceschi C, Burkle A, Caiafa P. Reconfiguration of DNA methylation in aging. Mech Ageing Dev. Nov 2015;151:60-70.

(4) Obeid R. The Metabolic Burden of Methyl Donor Deficiency with Focus on the Betaine Homocysteine Methyltransferase Pathway. Nutrients. 2013;5(9):3481-3495.

 


Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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New Recipe: Bountiful Beetroot Hummus feat. Beet Powder

This beautiful bright red beet hummus showcases one of nature’s most nutritious foods – the humble beet. Known to help regulate blood, heart & liver health, beets are a great source of iron, vitamins C, potassium, and fiber. Beet Powder is a perfect addition to give a beet hummus dish a super nutrient boost. This beet hummus is great spread on toast or sandwiches, a splendid addition to any soup or salad, and the ideal companion for crunchy veggie sticks.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Beet Powder
  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed
  • Zest & juice of 1 large lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs (optional)

Directions:

1) Add all beet hummus ingredients, except olive oil, to a food processor and blend until smooth.

2) Once the beet hummus has a smooth consistency turn food processor on and slowly add olive oil. Blend until all of the oil in incorporated.

3) Scoop beet hummus into a bowl, top with fresh chopped herbs, and enjoy with veggie sticks, spread on toast, or as a great addition to a party platter

4) Serve this bountiful beet hummus to your amazing party guests!

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Delicious & Nutritious Just Beet it Smoothie Recipe

A sweet, berry-licious smoothie that will help your body naturally balance out inflammation, boost your immune system, and have you feeling amazing.

Raspberries and maqui berry powder give this delicious creation a huge boost of immune stimulating antioxidants. Organic Beet Powder adds in the inflammation balancing nutrient betaine. While coconut oil will keep you feeling energized and yacon syrup rounds out the recipe with a dash of sweetness.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
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Vegan Waffles w/ Superfood Berry Compote

If you are looking for a new way to enjoy our Superfood Smoothie Mix and also want to get a little creative in the kitchen then this recipe is for you!

Pump up your breakfast with this twist on one of our favorite classic foods. Fluffy, sweet, and packed full of superfoods these berry-licious waffles are a great addition to any weekend brunch or even a week night dinner.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour batter onto a hot pan over medium heat.
  3. Once bubbles appear flip over to cook on the other side.
  4. Top with fresh berries or fruit compote.
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Buddha Bowl with Mint Green Goddess Dressing

Featuring Mint Supergreens

This refreshing and light recipe is the perfect meal to celebrate the fresh produce of spring and summer.

Topped with a creamy, herbaceous Mint Green Goddess Dressing that’s bursting with essential vitamins and minerals including vegan friendly B12, blood supporting iron, and skin and eye nourishing vitamin A.

Not to mention a dose of tummy friendly probiotics and digestive enzymes. This garden-fresh bowl will leave you feeling satisfied and energized!

Dressing ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Mint Supergreens
  • 3 small avocados
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup cilatro leaves
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1 tsp Yacon Syrup
  • 1/3 cup water (more if you want a thinner dressing)
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Dressing directions:

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth
  • Chill in fridge while constructing buddha bowl

 

Buddha Bowl ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cooked Tri-Color Quinoa (or grain of choice brown rice, millet, etc)
  • 1/2 cup cooked protein of choice (beans, tofu, tempeh, etc)
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Green onions
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Chickpeas
  • Other fresh veggies of your choice!

 

Buddha Bowl directions:

  • Assemble all ingredients into a bowl
  • Drizzle Mint Green Goddess Dressing over bowl and enjoy!

 

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Happy Earth Day! Enjoy the Triple SunPoint Special Event.

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3 Ways to Make a Chocolate Superfood Smoothie

Get creative with your Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Mix! Keep it simple, make it crunchy, add some creamy bananas –  no matter what you like in your smoothie there’s a recipe for you.

Enjoy our superfood loaded, nutrient dense Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Mix three different ways: Classic Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cup, or Salted Caramel Mocha.

The best part of all (besides the super yummy flavor 😀) each of these smoothies has 13 different superfoods to help you look and feel your best. Enjoy a glass as a pre-workout energy drink or a sweet and healthy dessert!

Smoothie #1: Classic Chocolate Superfood Smoothie
1 Scoop Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Mix
1 frozen banana
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup ice

Blend all ingredients together, garnish and enjoy!

 

Smoothie #2: Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
1 Scoop Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Mix
1 frozen banana
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup ice
1 tsp nut butter
Handful of Jungle Peanuts
Handful of vegan chocolate chips

Blend all ingredients together, garnish and enjoy!

 

Smoothie #3: Salted Caramel Mocha Smoothie
1 Scoop Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Mix
1 frozen banana
1/4 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup ice
1 Cup cold brewed coffee
3 dates (pitted)
1 tsp Lucuma Powder
Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

Blend all ingredients together, garnish and enjoy!

 

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Açaí Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake

This recipe features Acai Maqui Bowl Mix

A creamy, smooth, and decadent twist on a classic dessert – it will leave you wanting more!

This fruity treat is loaded with heart healthy antioxidants, muscle building protein, and tones of vital nutrients including vitamin K, magnesium, vitamin C, Iron, and more! Enjoy as a late night treat or as an afternoon snack with tea.

*Please note that this recipe requires freezing overnight.

Ingredients:

Crust:
1 Cup Almonds
1 Cup dates
1 Cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 Tbsp Yacon Syrup
Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

Cheesecake Filling:
4 Tbsp Açaí Maqui Bowl Mix
3 Cups of Cashews (Soaked in water for 2-3 hours)
1/4 Cup blueberry puree (just blend up fresh blueberries)
1/3 Cup unsweetened orange juice
1/3 Cup Yacon Syrup
1 Cup coconut milk
1 tsp Vanilla Powder
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
3/4 Cup Melted Coconut Oil

Directions:

Crust:

  1. Grind almonds in a food processor until they are broken down into small chunks. Add dates, coconut, and yacon and process until a paste is formed.
  2. Take crust mixture and press into the bottom of a square spring form pan or silicone mold. Freeze while you create the filling.

Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Blend everything together except for the coconut oil.
  2. Once mixture is well mixed and smooth add melted coconut oil and blend on high for a minute.
  3. Pour Mixture over crust and freeze overnight.
  4. The next day remove from Pan and cut into squares. Top with your favorite Superfoods.
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NEW Exclusive Product!

April Fools!

Just kidding. We are just having a little fun with you all.

We do hope though that you had a fun April Fools and in case you missed it we actually did launch some new and exciting products. Check them out!

Acai Maqui Bowl Mix, 6oz, Organic

Acai Maqui Bowl Mix

Awesome acai, magical maqui, and brilliant blueberries! – this extraordinary superfood blend makes it easy to create your own nutritious açaí bowls at home.

Our Açaí Maqui Bowl Mix is a delicious blend of our favorite antioxidant-rich superberries and other amazing superfoods for good measure, like red maca, chia and lucuma.

Simply blend with a frozen banana or two and top with your favorite add-ons like granola and fruit. There are no added sugars, no artificial flavors or colors, and no preservatives. Just pure, organic ingredients.

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Matcha

Matcha Powder is a unique type of tea made from whole Japanese green tea leaves. Before harvest, the plant is kept shaded from the sun. This results in boosted chlorophyll content and an incredibly vibrant emerald color.

Matcha is a known energy booster and is roughly ten times more potent than regular green tea. The process of grinding the whole leaf into a super fine powder yields a higher concentration of nutrients and a stronger flavor profile.

Our Matcha Powder is pure and simple. No additives are used at any point in the process.

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Black Maca

Maca root was a sacred crop of the Incas, with Black Maca being the most rare and valuable. Its dark pigments and adaptogenic compounds are known to improve hormone balance & libido in men and women, and may increase potency in men.

Maca was cherished by Incan warriors for its power to increase energy, stamina and strength for battle. Today, athletes are enjoying the same benefits discovered centuries ago.

Grown at a high elevation in its native habitat in the Peruvian Andes, our Black Maca Powder is simply made by grinding sun-dried roots into a fine powder.

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Gelatinized Maca

Maca root was a sacred crop of the Incas, praised for its ability to enhance energy, endurance and strength. In more recent times it’s also been studied for beneficial effects on hormone balance, libido, and fertility.

Our Gelatinized Maca Powder is a concentrated form made for easier digestion than raw powder.

An extrusion process breaks down hard to digest starches and enhances Maca’s bioavailability without compromising its beneficial properties.

Moringa Powder, Organic, Raw 8oz

Moringa

Moringa Powder is a nutritionally complex green superfood that simultaneously nourishes and detoxifies the body.

Unlike many conventional supplements and multi-vitamins, moringa leaf powder is a whole food — meaning its abundant nutrients are easily absorbed and utilized by the body.

Mix into your morning smoothie, and feel the energizing, immune boosting, anti-stress and detoxifying effects of this concentrated superfood for yourself!

 

Shilajit Capsules 700mg | 90ct.

Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit’s origin lies in the ancient organic plant material preserved in the dark crevices of the Himalayan Mountains. As the sun warms up the mountain and melts the snow, a soft, heavy resin seeps out and is collected by local farmers.

This thick resin is then dried and ground into a fine powder known as shilajit, meaning “rock-invincible” in Sanskrit. It is high in iron with important nutrients like fulvic acid, calcium, selenium and magnesium.

Our raw Shilajit powder is meticulously harvested by hand at high altitudes to ensure the purest product possible. It is then purified to remove any contaminants, low-temperature dried and tested to be free of pollutants before being encapsulated in an organic, vegan friendly capsule.

 


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Açaí Maqui Bowl

This nutrient loaded, fruity bowl is unlike traditional açaí bowls. In addition to potent  berries this smoothie bowl has 7 different superfoods that will supercharge your life and well being. It’s perfect as an after dinner sweet treat or a delicious healthy breakfast.

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Açaí Maqui Bowl Mix
1 Banana (Sliced, Frozen)
1 Cup Ice
1 Cup almond milk
1 oz Vanilla Rice Protein Powder (optional)

Directions:
1. In a blender add Açaí Maqui Bowl Mix, banana, ice, and a splash of the almond milk (to get the blender going), blend
2. (optional step) add Vanilla Rice Protein Powder and another splash of almond milk, blend
3. Top with all your favorite bowl toppings like fresh or frozen fruits, cacao nibs, oats, granola, coconut shreds, or anything you like!

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7 Foods To Avoid Before Exercising

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7 Foods To Avoid Before Exercising

 

1. High Sodium Foods

Eating a handful of fat and protein packed nuts an hour before a workout can provide the body with loads of energy. But make sure you reach for the raw, unsalted variety rather than their high sodium counterparts.

Consuming a lot of sodium before or during a workout can cause your body’s natural electrolytes to become unbalanced, leaving you more likely to feel dizzy, get muscle cramps, and have an upset stomach.

Opt in for natural, unprocessed foods to help avoid any unwanted salt.

 

2. Flavored Waters

You know the ones. They always promise to provide you with beneficial vitamins and minerals to help you break a sweat.

The reality is you are better off eating a piece of ripe fruit to get all of your nutrients rather than drinking one of these.

They tend to also be loaded with icky artificial sweeteners that could wreak havoc on your good gut bacteria, making you more likely to feel crummy rather than fabulous after exercising.

 

3. Store Bought Smoothies

You may think you are benefitting from picking up a pre-made drink from the grocery store but these beverages can actually set you back.

Unlike their home-made counterparts, these store versions usually have added sugars and even oils to help boost their flavor that can cause gastric distress. And if weight loss is your goal, store bought smoothies can also be loaded with unwanted calories that could add on weight.

Try making your own smoothie at home to ensure that you are getting the right amount of calories and nutrients you need. If you are still looking for something convenient and healthy try our Superfood Smoothie Mix or Supergreens & Protein.

 

4. Hummus

While this creamy delicious snack is normally a great source of protein and healthy fats, eating it before you hit the gym is not your best bet.

Bean-based foods like hummus are high in carbohydrates that could cause uncomfortable, painful gas and bloating. Nether of which you want when working out.

 

5. Rice Cakes

These snacks have gained immense popularity in recent years as a great low calorie food for athletes and weekend warriors.

While they do contain few calories they also contain very few, if any at all, nutrients. When you workout your body is using up a variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals to help repair itself and improve your health.

Selecting nutrient dense foods will help support your workouts while improving your nutrition. If you are concerned about calories try having a piece of fresh fruit, which usually contains around 100 calories per piece.

 

6. Muffins & Other Breakfast Pastries

Do you stop by your favorite coffee spot before you hit the gym or your favorite yoga class?

While it might seem like the perfect pre-workout nibble, muffins and pastries (even vegan ones), are loaded with fat.

Consuming high amounts of fat before exercising increases the transit time of your digestive system, making you more likely to have digestive issues and diarrhea while working out.

Keep your pre-workout meals light and opt for health fats after you finish.

 

7. Green Bananas

Bananas have been touted as one of the best pre- and post-workout foods you can eat…as long as they are ripe.

Choosing a green or even slightly green banana can cause your body to become constipated and develop painful gas because the starches in the fruit are too difficult to digest.

Yellow bananas with dark brown spots indicate that this potassium loaded food is ready to be eaten.


Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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6 Superfoods for a Better Workout

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6 Superfoods for a Better Workout

The year has started; you’ve been staying committed to your New Years Resolutions to make this year your healthiest yet.

Maybe you are killin’ it at the gym, rocking that yoga class, or on the top of your Corssfit team’s board.

We want to help you keep going strong so we’ve come up with our favorite 6 superfoods that will have you running faster, training harder, and stretching further.

Matcha

Matcha is a powder form of green tea that’s less processed than most types you’ll find at the store. It’s loaded with energy producing EGCG. Not only does this compound help to produce a natural, non-jittery form of energy but it can enhance the body’s ability to burn fat.

On top of that Matcha contains high amounts of the amino acid called L-theanine, which the body uses to produce the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine. Consuming Matcha tea can help boost your mood, reduce stress, and help to balance hormones like cortisol helping to promote a healthy weight.

Have a cup of Matcha tea or a Matcha latte an hour before your workout to boost your mood and energy.

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are quickly becoming one of the most popular pre-workout superfoods available. What makes them so special?

For starters they aid the body in absorbing and holding water, helping to prevent dehydration. Proper hydration during a workout can increase your stamina and endurance.

Chia Seeds also contain prime nutrients that support your muscles and heart including magnesium, potassium, omega 3 fatty acids, iron, zinc, B vitamins, and calcium.

Try mixing 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds with 8oz-16oz of your favorite cold pressed juice 1 hour before a work out for optimal hydration and energy.

Maca

Maca is a Paruvian root that provides a long, lasting stream of energy. If you are looking to really increase stamina, endurance, and turn your energy up to 11 this is the superfood for you!

It also reduces stress, muscle cramps, balances inflammation, and decreases physical exhaustion.

Plus maca powder has also been shown to help the body burn more stored fat instead of sugar during a workout, leading to a leaner more toned body.

Use it directly after your workouts to help your muscles recover more quickly or before to put a zing in your step.

Cacao

Chocolate? Yes! Cacao is the natural version of chocolate and not only does it taste incredible but it can be your best friend when it comes to working out.

This wonderful superfood has a compound called theobromine in it that interacts with your body to produce a gentle yet strong source of energy that’s the perfect thing to push you through a workout.

The antioxidants in Cacao Powder work to balance inflammation that occurs after a workout making you less likely to be super sore the next day.

Cacao Powder is also high in muscle supporting and relaxing magnesium, which aids in recovery.

Spirulina & Chlorella

Exercising on a consistent basis causes you body to use up vital nutrients, vitamins, and minerals faster that it normally would. It’s not really a problem as long as you are replacing the ones you lose.

Spirulina and Chlorella are single celled algae that, luckily for us, are full of a variety of nutrients including iron. The body uses this mineral to create healthy red blood cells that oxygenate the blood. Having good red blood cells increases your ability to build and maintain lean muscle mass. Working out can increase your bodies needs so loading up on Spirulina and Chlorella can help keep your blood cells in tip top shape.

These two algae are also a great source of B vitamins which are essential in the creation of ATP, energy, in the body. If you are low in these nutrients you are more likely to feel tired, sluggish, and have a hard time getting through your exercises.

Camu Camu

When we exercise little tares are created in the muscle tissue and oxidative damage can occurs. This is a normal and natural process that the body fixes. That’s part of the reason why after each workout we become stronger and have better immunity.

One of the main nutrients that is used to help repair those tears is vitamin C. It’s works to build and repair collagen in our skin, joints, and ligaments.

Our immune system also relies heavily on it to balance out post-workout inflammation and combat fatigue.

Camu Camu Powder is the world’s most potent source of natural vitamin C. Taking a teaspoon before or after a sweat-sesh will increase your chances of keeping a happy, healthy, strong body with a fabulous immune system.

 


Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Superfoods To Boost Your Metabolism

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Top 5 Slimming Superfoods

Congrats! You’ve made it through your first month of new, healthy habits!

(You finished the 14-day 2017 Healthy Reset, right? It’s never too late to give it a shot!)

Living healthier gets easier and easier every day. Drinking more water, eating cleaner foods, getting more sleep, being mindful… the more you do it, the more you want to do it.

When you start seeing and feeling the results it gets even easier.

Seeing your waistline slim down, feeling energized, having a sharp mind… it’s a wonderful thing.

But do you know which superfoods can boost metabolism to help you get (and stay) slim?

To help you stay on track with your New Years Resolutions let’s discuss our top 5 (delicious) superfoods for boosting metabolism and slimming down!

 

Matcha Green Tea

As many of us know, stress can often lead to unwanted weight gain.

Luckily, Matcha contains an amino acid called L-Theanine that has been shown to combat weight gain by promoting the production of the natural stress reducing chemicals, serotonin and dopamine.

 

Quinoa

Unlike other starchy foods, this super-grain is high in muscle building protein, satisfying dietary fiber, and low in calories, making it a great go-to option when you are looking to slim down.

 

Maca Root

Normally, during a workout, your body will automatically burn carbs before it burns fat.
Consuming Maca before you hit the gym causes your body to switch that.1,2 Meaning you will burn more fat instead of carbs resulting in a leaner, more toned body.

 

Superfood Smoothie Mix

Looking for a nutrient dense, yet calorically-light meal replacement to help you shed those extra few pounds?

Try our Smoothie Mix which is a blend of 13 powerful superfoods in one delicious, easy-to-make smoothie that’s packed with plant-based protein for sustainable energy, muscle health, and weight management.

 

Coconut Oil

As one of the world’s most weight loss friendly fats, Coconut Oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids that have powerful effects on metabolism.
Several studies show that just by adding coconut oil to your diet, you can lose fat, especially around your midsection.3

Try one of our favorite slimming superfoods today!

 


Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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A Beginners Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

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What Is Plant-Based Living?

With so many different eating philosophies out there today it can be hard to keep all of them straight! Maybe you’ve heard about plant-based eating from a vegan friend or maybe you’ve read one of the numerous studies that are out there praising the benefits of this lifestyle.

No matter how you heard of it you might be thinking to yourself, what is plant-based living?

The simplest and easiest definition is: a lifestyle where a majority of your diet comes from plants (i.e. vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, & seeds). And when we’re talking a majority, we mean 75% or more of your plate should be packed with these nutritious gifts from nature.

Now, here is where the confusion can set in. You can still be plant-based and also be an omnivore or a vegetarian. I know, I know. It may sound a little strange but it’s true. As long as a majority of your food is coming from plants you are still living a plant-based lifestyle. Flexibility is one of the best things about plant-based living that makes it doable no matter what your dietary preferences are.

The key here is not what you are eliminating from your diet, but rather about what you are actually including in it. Science has shown us is that plant-based living, in all regards (vegan, raw, vegetarian, high starch, low-fat, etc.) can improve health and increase vitality.

The Basics.

So how do you live a plant-based lifestyle? It’s simple. Just follow these tips and before you know it you will be a plant-based foodie!

1. At each meal, make half of your plate full of fruits and vegetables, a quarter of your plate whole grains, and a quarter of your plate your protein of choice (bonus points if your protein comes from a plant like beans, lentils, or tempeh).

2. Have at least one meal per day with a plant-based protein.

3. Eat a variety of different colored produce, grains, nuts, and seeds to ensure you are getting all of your vitamins and minerals. Add in superfoods for an extra nutrient boost!

That’s it! There are no gimmicks or tricks. Plant-based living is all about eating real food that nourishes the body, mind, and spirit.

Looking to take your plant-based lifestyle to the next level? Check out our Sunfood Healthy Reset. It’s a comprehensive 2 week plant loving meal plan and workout guide that will have you feeling incredible!

 


Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Apple Cinnamon Superfood Oatmeal

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One of everyone’s favorite classic breakfasts with a superfood twist! It’s a great way to warm up on a cool winter morning or as a sweet and healthy treat to cap off the night. Loaded full of protein, fiber, and heat-healthy fats this oatmeal will keep you feeling energized throughout the day.

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 –  1/3 Cup Dry Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1/2 a sliced apple
  • 1 Fig
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. goji berries
  • 1 Tbsp hempseeds
  • 1/ 4 Cup Mixed Berries
  • 1 tsp Yacon

 

Directions:

  1. Bring non-dairy milk to a boil in sauce pan and stir in oats, cinnamon, and apple.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook oats for 20 minutes or until soft. Stir occasionally.
  3. Top with a splash of almond milk, Berries, fig, chia seeds, goji berries, hemp seeds, , and yacon. Enjoy!
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9 Ways To Naturally Boost Digestion

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9 Ways To Naturally Boost Digestion

 

1 Chew your food

 

As simple as it sounds, good digestion actually starts in the mouth.

 

When you chew your food well, it eases the work required from your digestive system, so your body can focus on other tasks instead.

 

2 Support your digestive enzymes

 

There are a variety of enzymes found in the body that work to breakdown the foods we eat.

 

Sometimes our bodies need a little help though. If you start to feel bloated, constipated, tired, and just all around sluggish you might need a boost of digestive enzymes or digestive bitters to jump start your digestion.

 

3 Eat real foods

 

Processed foods and fast-foods are typically high in refined salt, sugar, and processed oils that are difficult for your body to breakdown and digest. These foods also don’t provide any nutritional value either.

 

Your body can have a tough time digesting all of these chemical laden, high fat foods. Eliminate the junk (that includes processed “healthy” foods as well) and focus on eating whole foods for optimal digestion.

 

4 Be good to your liver

 

When it comes to digestion your liver plays a major role. Almost all of the nutrients from the foods you eat go directly to the liver after they’ve been absorbed in the digestive tract.

 

This is because the liver is responsible for storing and releasing energy, vitamins, and minerals to different parts of the body. Without it your body wouldn’t be able to function!

 

Keep you liver healthy by consuming foods such as dark leafy greens, dandelion tea, and milk thistle. Doing so will help gently cleanse and support this major digestive organ and keep your digestion on point.

 

5 Optimize Your Magnesium Intake

 

This mineral is your digestive system’s best friend. The body uses magnesium, along with other electrolytes, to send electrical signals back and forth between muscles.

 

Having the proper amount of magnesium in your body helps the muscles of your digestive trace to relax and contract at the perfect rate. Too little magnesium could lead to constipation, cramping, and poor digestion.

 

Eat magnesium rich foods such as nuts, spinach, figs, dark chocolate, and pumpkin seeds to help keep your magnesium levels up or use a topical spray.

 

6 Keep hydrated

 

Constipation, gas, bloating, cramping, and bowl obstructions can all be caused by being dehydrated.

 

Shoot for at least 8 cups of water per day and eat lots of liquid containing foods like fruits, vegetables, soups, and salads.

 

If water is to boring try spicing it up with some herbal teas, a splash of fresh fruit juice, or digestive bitters.

 

7 Move more

 

We’ve all heard what wonders exercise can do for your heart, weight, blood sugar, etc. but did you know that it also aids in proper digestion?

 

Continual movement actually helps foods travel through the digestive system at a healthy rate.

 

A sedentary lifestyle puts a kink in the digestive process and can actually make normal digestion more difficult.

 

The solution is easy – just move! You don’t have to be running marathons or power lifting to gain these digestive benefits. Just get up every couple of hours to stretch or take a 5 minute walk. A little movement can go a long way.

 

8 Detox as needed

 

A gentle detox on a regular basis can be a great way to reset your entire digestive system.

 

A daily dose of chlorella, spirulina, and greens powders are a potent way to get rid of toxins in the body without being harsh on your system.

 

9 Get your glutamine

 

Glutamine, an amino acid, is one of the most important nutrients that you can give your body.

 

It supports the repair and regeneration of the intestinal lining in your body, while normalizing inflammation, helping to increase digestion.

 

Foods like parsley, beets, beans, fresh cold-pressed vegetable juices are wonderful sources of glutamine.

 


Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Digestive Bitters Recipe

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Citrus Digestive Bitters Recipe

Sunfood’s Citrus Digestive Bitters recipe.Sweet, sour, salty, umami, and bitter are the five major flavors that we can taste. Each time a different flavor hits our tongue our bodies begin to release various digestive enzymes and gastric juices. This digestive bitters recipe helps with your everyday diet. Today our diets are full of sweet, sour, salty, and umami but not a lot of bitter tastes.

Bitter foods and flavors have been used for centuries to help cleanse the body, promote optimal digestion, and increase vitality. As a result, digestive bitters were created. This liquid was consumed usually before or after a meal to help break down food, support the liver, and promote gut health.

Today we’ve created a wonderful Citrus Digestive Bitters recipe that is a powerful blend of herbs and citrus that gently cleanses the body while enhancing digestion and promoting a happy tummy.

ingredients

Digestive Bitters Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 small or 1/2 a large Citrus Fruit
  • 5 Star Anise
  • 1/2 Tbsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 Tbsp or 1 tea bag Hibiscus Leaf or Tea
  • 1 Tsp or 1 tea bag Dandelion Root or Tea
  • 5 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander
  • 1/4 Cup Honey or Yacon Syrup
  • Rum
  • Large Mason Jar

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Certified Organic Yacon Syrup
Our digestive bitters recipe has 1/4 cup of our Yacon Syrup. Yacon syrup comes from an Andean plant that is a relative of the sunflower, and has been used for thousands of years by Peruvian cultures for its natural health benefits. It is a delicious, molasses-like alternative to cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

The Sunfood Difference™
To help our digestive bitters recipe we have added our organic Yacon Syrup. Our delicious yacon syrup is certified organic, non-GMO and vegan. It is a natural sweetener that has a one-of-a-kind flavor similar to caramel, molasses, or maple syrup.  This bottle contains pure yacon that is minimally processed without the use of artificial colors, flavors, additives, or preservatives.

Digestive Bitters Recipe Directions:

  • Cut up citrus fruit and place it (including the rind) into your mason jar.
  • Add all of your spices to the jar along with your honey or yacon.
  • Fill the jar with rum, seal, shake, and label it with the date and what is in it.
  • Let sit for a minimum of 2 weeks (4 weeks is best).
  • After that, strain out all of the solids, leaving only the liquid.
  • Enjoy a splash of our digestive bitters recipe before a meal, when you have a tummy ache, or even just in some sparkling water!
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