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The Queen of Fruits: Modern Research and Ancient Wisdom Finally Agree

The Mystery of the Queen of Fruits

Modern Research and Ancient Wisdom Finally Agree
Mangosteen Fruit

Mangosteen fruit, known as the “Queen of Fruits,” has been used for centuries by the people of Southeast Asia to treat an incredible array of ailments. We now know it contains an impressive variety of vitamins and minerals, but the most exciting components are a group of phytochemicals called xanthones (pronounced ZAN-thnz) that are ONLY found in the rind. This is critical because most mangosteen products on the market do NOT include the rindOur mangosteen powder does. Xanthones have powerful antioxidant properties(1), and they are at the center of modern research on the potential to treat major ailments such as:
 
 
 Cancer                          
The phytochemicals found in the rind of mangosteen has been found to inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells(2). Another study found that these phytochemicals extracted from mangosteen significantly suppressed growth of tumors that could lead to breast cancer and inhibited metastasis (spreading) in surrounding lymph tissues(3). Yet another study went as far as suggesting that the phytochemicals found in mangosteen are “a potential anti-colon cancer candidate(4).”
 
 
 Diabetes                       
Mangosteen’s phytochemicals were found to have comparable effects to the anti-diabetic drug acarbose, which inhibits enzymes that cause starches to break down into glucose(5).
 
 
 
 Inflammation                
One of the most important aspects of mangosteen is its anti-inflammatory capabilities(6). The anti-inflammatory power of the phytochemicals in mangosteen has ranged from improving symptoms related to allergic asthma(7) to the inflammation associated with cardiovascular damage(8).
 
 
 
 Pain and Infections      
Because mangosteen can act as an anti-inflammatory, it has been shown to have pain relieving effects, too. One study noted the traditional uses of mangosteen in Southeast Asia for abdominal pain, dysentery, wound infections and chronic ulcers, going on to scientifically observe mangosteen’s potential to relive pain and inflammation(9).
 
 
 
 Acne                              

Applications of mangosteen have been shown to be effective in minimizing acne. One study showed that mangosteen was successful in scavenging free radicals, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which can be useful in relieving common skin conditions(10).

 

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“UNBELIEVABLE RESULTS”
Review by Ricki

Mangosteen Powder

“I have been sick for years with something that doctors never figured out. They wanted to put me on several prescription drugs. Since they never found a diagnosis, I felt no drug could do anything but treat symptoms, so why deal with the side effects? I decided to treat myself naturally. Mangosteen Powder was one of my treatments. I used it for immune system improvement since that seemed to be what happened to me as a result from whatever caused this mystery illness. UNBELIEVABLE results!!!! Ordering more!”

 


Mo' Mangosteen, No Problems Recipe
As you can see, mangosteen powder is quite powerful so a little goes a long way! Try adding ¼ teaspoon to your juice or smoothie, or check out this recipe:

Mo’ Mangosteen No Problems

Be prepared for flu season with this superfood beverage! Mangosteen powder is rich in xanthones, a powerful group of antioxidants specifically found in the rind of the mangosteen fruit, helping to protect the body from free radical damage.

Serving size – 1

Ingredients:

  • 12oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen fruit
  • Add all ingredients into a high speed blender, and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Enjoy!




 

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Sources:
1 – “Distribution of major xanthones in the pericarp, aril, and yellow gum of mangosteen (garcinia mangostana linn.) fruit and their contribution to antioxidative activity.” National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 2013.
2 – “Antitumour and free radical scavenging effects of γ-mangostin isolated from Garcinia mangostana pericarps against hepatocellular carcinoma cell.” Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, 2013.
3 – “α-Mangostin extracted from the pericarp of the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn) reduces tumor growth and lymph node metastasis in an immunocompetent xenograft model of metastatic mammary cancer carrying a p53 mutation.” BMC Medicine, June 3, 2011.*
4 – “In vitro and in vivo anti-colon cancer effects of Garcinia mangostana xanthones extract.” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 20, 2012.
5 – “Assay-guided fractionation study of alpha-amylase inhibitors from Garcinia mangostana pericarp.” National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 2007.
6 – “α-Mangostin: anti-inflammatory activity and metabolism by human cells.” The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013.
7 – “Mangosteen xanthones mitigate ovalbumin-induced airway inflammation in a mouse model of asthma.” Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, 2012.*
8 – “Ameliorative prospective of alpha-mangostin, a xanthone derivative from Garcinia mangostana against beta-adrenergic cathecolamine-induced myocardial toxicity and anomalous cardiac TNF-alpha and COX-2 expressions in rats.” University of Madras, 2008.*
9 – “New medicinal properties of mangostins: analgesic activity and pharmacological characterization of active ingredients from the fruit hull of Garcinia mangostana L.” Sun Yat-sen University, China, 2010.*
10 – “Effect of Garcinia mangostana on inflammation caused by Propionibacterium acnes.” Mahidol University, Thailand, 2007.
 
 

 

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Raw Pumpkin Pie

Raw Pumpkin Pie recipe

This recipe is sure to be a crowd and family pleaser for your holiday party! You can use anything from a fresh heirloom pumpkin all the way to butternut squash and/or sweet potato.

Crust:

2 cups almonds
1 cup dates, pitted
1/2 tsp Kalahari salt
1/2 tsp coconut oil, melted

Filling:

2 cups sweet potato flesh (you can substitute pumpkin or butternut squash)
1 cup soaked dates, pitted
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
1/2 cup water
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled
1 tsp sunflower lecithin
1/4 tsp Kalahari salt

Process crust ingredients (except coconut oil) in food processor until well incorporated. Rub coconut oil onto pie plate so crust doesn’t stick. Evenly distribute pie crust in pie plate. Place in freezer to set for 10 minutes.

Blend filling ingredients in high speed blender. Adjust flavors to your liking. Add to crust and place back in freezer to set for another 1/2 hour. Enjoy!! 

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Exotic Wonder Fruit: A Mineral-Rich Sweetener Alternative

A Mineral-Rich Sweetener with an Exotic Flavor

Lucuma fruitIn the Andean regions of South America there grows an exotic fruit that was once known as the “Gold of the Incas.” This delicious fruit is called lucuma, and in places like Peru, Ecuador and Chile, it’s a top flavor, right up there with chocolate and vanilla. The taste of lucuma is incredibly unique, with rich essences of maple, custard and caramel.

When winter settles in, we love to enjoy this subtropical fruit in a creamy, tasty holiday drink – Lucuma Eggnog! Scroll down for the recipe and wow your guests with this easy-to-make traditional beverage with an exotic twist.

Beyond Flavor: What Else Does Lucuma Do for You?

One tablespoon of lucuma gives you 20% of your daily recommended fiber, plus it’s jam packed with minerals: potassium, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium! Its subtly sweet taste gives it potential as a healthy alternative sweetener. If you are conscious of higher glycemic sweeteners such as agave nectar or honey, lucuma is your dream come true. If you’re looking to add an exotic fruit flavor and light, fluffy texture to your recipes, lucuma is it!
 

 
“Wow! I really liked the taste of this lucuma powder! I found it creamy and custardy in flavor. I put some in my cashew milk smoothie with a bit of coconut sugar, and the taste reminded me of the crusty burnt sugar on top of a creme brulee. I made another and threw in a banana for added potassium, and the taste reminded me of bananas foster. I can’t wait to try it with some raw cacao and see what THAT does…” – Elizabeth 
 

 
The Sunfood Difference™ 
Our raw, non-GMO, pesticide-free lucuma is made by drying the most ripe and flavorful fruits at a low temperature and then gently grinding them up into an easy-to-use powder. This process preserves the delicate flavors and nutritional qualities of lucuma.

Creative Ways to Use Lucuma

Lucuma’s gentle, sweet flavor makes it extremely versatile in many types of cuisines seeking rich maple and caramel tones. Lucuma makes an epic ice cream flavor and smoothie ingredient. We love using lucuma as a thickening agent or “flour” in raw food dishes, custards and puddings. The sweet flavor of lucuma makes it a favorable option as an alternative sweetener for those looking to avoid higher glycemic sweeteners. Lucuma goes great in desserts, but it can be used savory dishes as well. Try using it with coconut or root veggies to make a superfood soup.
 
Explore the endless possibilities of this amazing, exotic fruit!
 
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Try This Easy, Delicious Recipe!

This recipe is absolutely perfect for fall and the colder months of the year. Lucuma adds a rich caramel flavor, and the coconut sugar and vanilla powder round out the recipe. Creamy and delicious, you won’t miss your regular, less healthy version of eggnog. Make it for friends and family and enjoy!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup lucuma powder
11/2 cups almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
3 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg + 1/4 tsp for garnish
1 tsp chia seeds, ground into powder 
dash of Kalahari or Himalayan Salt

Combine all ingredients into high speed blender. Adjust flavors as necessary and place in fridge to set for 15 minutes. Garnish with ground nutmeg and serve!

 

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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. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. 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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Mint Chocolate Chia Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Chia Smoothie

This luscious smoothie is like a superfood chocolate candy cane in a glass! Loaded with minerals and antioxidants, cacao brings on the chocolate flavor you crave without the junk food. The banana and dates give it a creamy, natural sweetness while the chia powder helps thicken it up with a boost of omega-3 essential fatty acids which can help support brain health. The subtle hint of cinnamon and vanilla compliment the chocolaty mint, bringing it all together for a silky smooth, healthy and delicious smoothie to send you soaring through your day!

Peppermint Cacao ingredients

 

 

Peppermint Cacao in blender

 

Blend 20-30 seconds on high. Enjoy!

 

Peppermint Cacao Smoothie

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Noodle on This: How to Make Bad Carbs a Thing of the Past

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Kick Bad Carbs to the Curb

It’s no secret that processed carbs (bad carbs) should be avoided – they’re loaded with empty calories, extra sugar and can lead to unwanted weight gain. Unfortunately, common foods we crave such as pasta and noodles are one of the leading ‘bad carb’ culprits. But don’t worry! Breaking up with your carb-rich entrée is much easier, and tastier than you may think. So how do you replace something like pasta? With low-carb, low-calorie, nutrient-rich Kelp Noodles!

 

We’ve been on the search for nutritious, scrumptious “no-no” food replacements, and finally, one of the most revered comfort foods has a healthy alternative. Kelp Noodles are loaded with calcium and iron, and are even gluten free. These delicious, versatile noodles can be enjoyed by foodies everywhere, whether you prepare them as a salad, soup, or pasta dish.

Kelp NoodlesThe Art of Noodling

Gold Mine has perfected the art of noodling – crafting a delicate, appetizing noodle, light enough to be added to salads or broths, yet filling enough to be used as a spaghetti or linguine replacement for your favorite pasta dish. Mineral-rich Gold Mine Kelp Noodles are similar to traditional glass noodles, providing a light crunchy texture- making them a fun substitute for wheat pasta or rice noodles.

To make the most of having these delicious noodles on hand, an explosively flavorful recipe was born – Raw Kelp Noodle Pad Thai. We were blown away by the flavor packed into this recipe - even non-raw foodies were impressed! Check it out below to try it out for yourself!

Ohsawa TamariBring on the Flavor!

One of the ways we experimented with these noodles was by adding gluten-free Ohsawa Tamari, a rich, naturally fermented soy sauce. A great base for Asian inspired dishes, tamari has a rich consistency and a full-bodied, savory flavor. If you prefer a raw soy sauce, Ohsawa Nama Shoyuis organic, kosher, and unpasteurized. Just like tamari, it’s a vegan product traditionally brewed in cedar kegs and free of alcohol, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.

A little tamari or nama shoyu goes a long way to replace soy sauce in marinades, vegetable dishes, stews, sauces and salad dressings. Check out our Kelp Noodle Pad Thai recipe below which had everyone here practically licking their bowls clean!

We’ve been waiting for something this good for a while – you’ve got to try it too!

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How to Use Kelp Noodles & Tamari or Nama Shoyu:
Raw Kelp Noodle Pad Thai
Raw Kelp Noodle Pad Thai Recipe

This Raw Pad Thai is so scrumptious, people may wonder if it’s really raw. Gold Mine’s super thin kelp noodles are reminiscent of glass noodles, except that they’re raw and mineral rich. Tossed with a creamy, nutty dressing and  fresh veggies, this savory dish is delectably flavored with garlic, fresh herbs and a hint of sweetness. Trust us, everyone you serve it to will be coming back for seconds!

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredients:

Sauce:

 

Toss-ins

  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 3 diced green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/4 cup chopped wild jungle peanuts
  • Handful bean sprouts
  • Fresh lime juice to taste

 

Directions:

  • Mix nut butter, garlic, salt, pepper, onion, pepper flakes/hot sauce, tamari/shoyu, dates, coconut palm nectar, lime (and tahini, if used) into food processer and process until all ingredients are mixed. Add olive oil to even texture. If the sauce is too thick, you can either add more oil or water—whatever speaks to you! Add coconut palm nectar or dates to increase sweetness if desired.
  • Toss sauce with kelp noodles until all noodles are evenly coated.
  • Add veggies and herbs, toss again.
  • Chop cashews & peanuts, combine together.
  • Garnish with extra cilantro, bean sprouts, lime wedges and raw nuts!

 

Enjoy :)

Recipe by Hannah DeuPree
 


 
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Raw Kelp Noodle Pad Thai

Kelp Noodle Pad Thai Recipe

This Raw Pad Thai is so scrumptious, people may wonder if it’s really raw. Gold Mine’s super thin kelp noodles are reminiscent of glass noodles, except that they’re raw and mineral rich. Tossed with a creamy, nutty dressing and  fresh veggies, this savory dish is delectably flavored with garlic, fresh herbs and a hint of sweetness. Trust us, everyone you serve it to will be coming back for seconds!

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredients:

Sauce:

 

Toss-ins

  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 3 diced green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/4 cup chopped wild jungle peanuts
  • Handful bean sprouts
  • Fresh lime juice to taste

 

Directions:

  • Mix nut butter, garlic, salt, pepper, onion, pepper flakes/hot sauce, tamari/shoyu, dates, coconut palm nectar, lime (and tahini, if used) into food processer and process until all ingredients are mixed. Add olive oil to even texture. If the sauce is too thick, you can either add more oil or water—whatever speaks to you! Add coconut palm nectar or dates to increase sweetness if desired.
  • Toss sauce with kelp noodles until all noodles are evenly coated.
  • Add veggies and herbs, toss again.
  • Chop cashews & peanuts, combine together.
  • Garnish with extra cilantro, bean sprouts, lime wedges and raw nuts!

 

Enjoy :)

Recipe by Hannah DeuPree

 

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Lucuma Eggnog

Lucuma Eggnog Recipe

This recipe is absolutely perfect for fall and the colder months of the year. Lucuma adds a rich caramel flavor, and the coconut sugar and vanilla powder round out the recipe. Creamy and delicious, you won’t miss your regular, less healthy version of eggnog. Make it for friends and family and enjoy!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup lucuma powder
11/2 cups almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
3 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg + 1/4 tsp for garnish
1 tsp chia seeds, ground into powder 
dash of Kalahari or Himalayan Salt

Combine all ingredients into high speed blender. Adjust flavors as necessary and place in fridge to set for 15 minutes. Garnish with ground nutmeg and serve!

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New Decadent Superfood: We Found a “JEM”!

JEM Almond Butter

Try This Superfood “JEM” for Yourself!

JEM Almond ButtersImagine dipping a crisp autumn apple into creamy, silky smooth almond butter… except this isn’t your typical almond butter. This one is supercharged with energizing red maca, warming cinnamon, aromatic vanilla and sweet coconut palm sugar. It has all the rich almond flavor you love, with the nutrition and benefits of certified organic superfoods!

And our favorite part? That’s just one of the three mouthwatering flavors of almond butter from JEM! We were absolutely blown away at how irresistibly delicious these specialty almond butters are, and we think you will be too.

 
Spread the Love

From the simple, pure ingredients, to the label printed on recycled paper, so much love and care goes into every artisanal jar. Each delectable nut butter is raw, vegan, organic, non-GMO, low-glycemic and gluten free – and made as healthy as possible by soaking and sprouting the almonds before they’re stone ground. In the sprouting process, fats and starches are broken down, making them easier for the body to use as energy and not store as fat. Plus, soaking activates enzymes and reduces phytic acid, a substance which reduces your ability to absorb minerals.

 
The Mouthwatering Flavors

Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter – This creamy blend of sprouted almonds, warming cinnamon and energizing raw maca is a true and balanced fuel! Maca is an adaptogen that helps the body deal with stress and is known to increase stamina, boost libido, and combat fatigue. Silky smooth and satisfying, it will leave you feeling amazing!
 
 
Coconut Cardamom Almond ButterCoconut Cardamom Almond Butter – You’ll want to use a golden spoon to enjoy the riches of this blend of cardamom, activated sprouted almonds, coconut and lucuma fruit. Loaded with calcium, iron and 20% protein, it’s super healthy, but that’ll probably be the last thing on your mind when you experience this pure JEM ambrosia!
 
 
Maqui Camu Camu Super Berry Butter – The sweet and complex flavor of super berries maqui and camu camu blends perfectly with creamy almond butter and coconut palm sugar. Loaded with immune-boosting antioxidants, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and iron, this JEM is packed for high-adventure and is a delectable way to get your camu camu!
 

“The taste and quality is exceptional! I love that there are companies like JEM providing organic, raw, vegan products, and I love that they’re so delicious. I cheerfully tell my coworkers that it’s “bliss in a jar!” – Kelley

 

Healthy Indulgence

Grab your spoon and eat straight out of the jar! Or try pouring over apples or sliced banana. Spread onto your favorite breakfast bread, fill a crepe, drizzle over ice cream or add to a smoothie. Scrumptious!

 

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These Minerals Can Save Your Life

“You can trace every sickness, every illness, and every condition to a mineral deficiency.”

- Nobel Laureate, Linus Paulings

 

It’s a no-brainer to say that the Standard American Diet (SAD) leads to mineral deficiencies and other illnesses. Even if you steer clear of SAD, many minerals are difficult to obtain through food. Some of us may attempt to compensate with supplementation, but the truth is, we rarely absorb the supplements we ingest—even natural ones. Untouched, they typically end up in the sewer.

 
Minerals You’re Probably Missing

OK, so we’re all aware of the importance of popular minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron. Sadly, the following minerals are not nearly as well known, yet they’re just as vital to health and well being. Read on to learn about five rare, vital minerals, and the highest quality, most absorbable versions they come in.

 
Manganese
This trace mineral is an antioxidant that plays a crucial role in metabolism because it directly activates enzymes to do their jobs.1 It even activates one enzyme in particular (prolidase) to stimulate the production of collagen, aiding in wound healing and connective tissue formation.2 Perhaps most importantly, manganese is critical for the formation of healthy cartilage and bone and may help to prevent osteoporosis.3    
 
Vanadium
Vanadium is an interesting element because it has beneficial effects on two of the biggest epidemics in the US. First, it has been shown to mimic the action of insulin (meaning it can lower blood sugar to normal levels) and therefore may be useful in treating and preventing diabetes.4 This essential trace mineral may also be useful in preventing heart disease.5 Vanadium is especially beneficial when taken with chromium.
 
Germanium
Germanium acts as a semiconductor that aids in cellular communication and helps the body’s organs function more efficiently. This trace element has been found to activate the immune system.6 It also may have anticancer effects in that it “enhances natural killer cell activity, and inhibits tumor and metastatic growth.”7

Silver
Flu season is the time that silver tends to really come in handy. Silver is now being recognized by modern science for its antiviral potential to fight the flu during the early stages, as well as HIV and hepatitis B.8 The power of silver goes beyond viruses; another recent study confirmed that silver had “high bactericidal activity” against staph, E. coli, and pseudomonas, as well as fungicidal activity against candida.9

Gold
Gold is for brain health! A groundbreaking research study showed that subjects taking colloidal gold over a 4-week period increased their average IQ scores by a whopping 20%, compared to scores before the gold was administered.10 The gold supplement by Mother Earth Minerals that we offer here at Sunfood far surpasses colloidal minerals in quality and absorbability. Here’s why….

 
The Most Absorbable Minerals

Mother Earth Minerals has designed water-soluble, ionic (electrically charged) liquid minerals in angstrom form, which are 10,000 times smaller than colloidal molecules. These minerals are small enough to not just absorb into your body, but assimilate into your cells, which is the key to fully utilizing the benefits of mineral nutrients. This can only happen if the minerals are ionic and charged — the same way plants change minerals in the soil to make them usable by the human body.
 
Don’t let yourself become deficient in these vital trace minerals!

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Sources:
1 – “The role of nutritional factors on the structure and function of the brain: an update on dietary requirements.” Rev Neurol, Paris, Sep, 2004.
2 – “The mechanism of daunorubicin-induced inhibition of prolidase activity in human skin fibroblasts and its implication to impaired collagen biosynthesis.” Medical Academy of Białystok, Poland, 2000.
3 – “The role of trace minerals in osteoporosis.” University of California San Diego, 1993.
4 – “Th
erapeutic potential of vanadium in treating diabetes mellitus.” Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan, 2005.
5 – “Benefit of vanadium compound in therapy for cardiovascular diseases.” Tohoku University, Japan, 2012.
6 – “Protection against concanavalin A-induced murine liver injury by the organic germanium compound, propagermanium.” Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, Dec 1998.*
7 – “Germane facts about germanium sesquioxide: I. Chemistry and anticancer properties.” University of Calgary, Canada, 2004.
8 – “Inhibitory effects of silver nanoparticles on H1N1 influenza A virus in vitro.” Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Dalian University, China, 2011.
9 – “Antimicrobial activity of stable silver nanoparticles of a certain size.” Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia, Mar-Apr 2013, Russia.
10 – “Effect of Colloidal Metallic Gold on Cognitive Functions: A Pilot Study.” Journal of Frontier Sciences, Guy E. Abraham, MD, 1998.

 

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. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. 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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Toxic Mold Found in America’s #1 Snack Nut

According to the National Peanut Board, peanuts are the #1 snack nut in the U.S., accounting for two-thirds of all snack nuts consumed and an annual $2 billion. What most people don’t know is that when they enjoy America’s favorite snack nut, they’re likely ingesting mold and a toxic substance known as aflatoxins.
 
Aflatoxins are carcinogenic compounds produced by the molds found in foods.1 These molds are caused by environmental factors such as growing, processing and/or storage conditions. Aflatoxins are most commonly found in corn, cottonseed, and yes, peanuts. These toxic substances are the likely reason behind rampant negative reactions to peanuts.
 

Wild Jungle PeanutsWild Jungle Peanuts – Free of Mold & AflatoxinsOur raw, organic wild jungle peanuts are naturally free of mold and aflatoxins. This is because these unique heirloom peanuts grow wild within the Amazonian rainforests, far away from civilization, where they have been a staple food of the Shuar people for hundreds of years. 

What’s Really Behind Adverse Reactions to Peanuts?
Peanut allergies certainly apply to some people, but this may only be part of the story…

 
“My son has asthma and can’t eat regular peanuts because the high mold content; however jungle peanuts do not present a problem.” – N. S.
 
Our wild jungle peanuts are unlike standard grocery store peanuts that have been hybridized to contain higher amounts of fat and sugar. They’re also more appealing to your eyes and your palate; with a rich golden color and dark brown stripes, these beautiful heirloom peanuts have a delicate flavor that’s smooth, earthy and aromatic. 
 
“OK, here is the real deal when it comes to peanuts, the way nature intended. These are “real” peanuts with “real” taste. Plus they’re super healthy and rich in nutrients!” – Alan
 
What Wild Jungle Peanuts Can Do For You
Besides being free of mold and aflatoxins, our wild jungle peanuts are loaded with health benefits…

 

Brain Health

Peanuts (which are actually legumes, not nuts), are high in the B-vitamin folate.2 Low folate levels are associated with poor cognitive function and dementia; if that’s not enough, research has proven that increasing folate levels can directly decrease the risk for cognitive impairment and dementia.3

Heart Health

Our wild jungle peanuts are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, the type of fat that is emphasized in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. Research has shown that regular peanut consumption can reduce the risk factors for heart disease.4

 

Mineral Rich

A ¼ cup serving (28g) contains 13% of your daily RDA of magnesium, 27% manganese, 9% zinc, 6% iron, and 10% phosphorus.

 

Protein Power

Consisting of 29% protein by weight, our wild jungle peanuts also contain all eight essential amino acids; this makes them an excellent source of complete protein.
 
“I love these peanuts! they are both tender and crispy, and they’re creamier and sweeter than your typical peanut. They are so much fun to snack on. I have already ordered two more large bags and plan to continue reordering.” – Elizabeth

 

Simple Delicious ChocolateFun Ways to Enjoy Wild Jungle Peanuts

Our wild jungle peanuts are wonderful and satisfying to eat by themselves. Try coating them with this Simple Delicious Chocolate recipe for chocolaty, nutty bliss! You can also blend them to create your own raw peanut butter, sprinkle over salads for additional flavor and texture, or add them to any trail mix for an extra boost. Delicious!
 
Avoid mold and aflatoxins! Experience the healthiest and tastiest wild peanuts on the planet!

 
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Sources:
1 – “Carcinogenic Crops: Analyzing the Effect of Aflatoxin on Global Liver Cancer Rates.” Environmental Health Perspectives Journal, June 2010.
2 – USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
3 – “Low folate status is associated with impaired cognitive function and dementia in the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging.” University of California, Davis, USA, 2005.
4 – “Peanut consumption improves indices of cardiovascular disease risk in healthy adults.” Purdue University, USA, 2003.

 

 

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. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. 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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Is This Magic? New Sweetener Has Zero Calories, Zero Glycemic Index, Zero Carbs!

Introducing: Organic Stevia with No Bitter Aftertaste!

Trying to avoid high calorie sweeteners that cause your glycemic index to go through the roof? Our new organic liquid stevia extract by Omica Organics is just what you’re looking for – it’s got zero calories, zero glycemic index and zero carbs. The best part is that it has no bitter aftertaste like other stevia products on the market!
 
 
What People Are Saying
“We LOVE this stevia! My partner and I have tried practically every stevia on the market and this one is our favorite by far!” – Kevbo
 
“This stevia truly has no after taste. I put it in everything from my teas, to coffee, even my water. And no need to feel guilty because it is healthy! :) – Bree

Stevia Leaves

What Makes This Stevia So Special?
Where to start? Omica Organics Liquid Stevia is organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and kosher. It’s exquisite sweetness isn’t tainted with bitterness because it’s gently extracted directly from stevia leaves—generally, other liquid stevia products are reconstituted from spray-dried white stevia powder.
This pure, naturally concentrated stevia extract is minimally processed with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives – only organic glycerin and certified organic alcohol are used to help extend shelf life.
A Little Goes a Long Way!
1-2 drops per serving hits the sweet spot for any hot or cold beverage or food. That means that this 2oz glass dropper bottle has 600 servings of 2 drops each! Other stevia extracts typically have a serving size of 5-8 drops. Not only is this super-concentrate the purest, best-tasting stevia, but it gives you the biggest bang for your buck. Use this zero calorie, zero glycemic index, zero carb alternative to sugar, honey or other sweeteners.
 
 
One Last Thing…
Omica Organics’ unique process using un-reconstituted organic stevia surely makes this liquid extract smooth and pleasant with no bitter aftertaste, but one of the biggest reasons it’s so delicious is because of where it all begins:
 
The highest quality stevia leaves on Earth are harvested by a network of family-owned stevia farms. Sustainable farming methods help preserve the naturally-beneficial phytochemicals of the stevia leaf. The stevia leaves are picked by hand at the peak time of the growing season and then dried naturally with sunlight and fresh air.
 
From start to finish, this is the purest, best-tasting stevia ever!

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One Little Nut to Lose Weight, Lower Cholesterol & Make a Delicious Pumpkin Pie

Eat Fat & Lose Weight? Our Raw Almonds Can Do This and More!
Just in Time for Thanksgiving…

Raw Almonds facilitate weight loss, boost memory, reduce bad cholesterol and decrease blood sugar & body fatDid you know that almonds have been found to actually facilitate weight loss? That’s right, healthy plants fats aren’t typically the weight gain culprits; it’s processed sugars and starches that tend to pack on the pounds and lead to health problems. Plus, studies have shown that almonds can boost memory, as well as reduce blood sugar levels, LDL (bad) cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Not bad for a nut!

Heads Up:Most almonds sold as “raw” are actually pasteurized. We purchase our organic heirloom almonds from Italy to ensure that they are truly raw; they never undergo steam pasteurization, or any other heat treatment. This ensures that delicate nutrients remain alive!


 

Check Out the Science Behind the Power of Almonds

Weight Loss: A study of 65 overweight individuals revealed that those eating a low calorie diet rich in almonds lost a whopping 62% more weight than those eating a low calorie diet rich in complex carbohydrates. The group eating almonds also experienced a 56% greater reduction in fat mass and 50% greater reduction in waist circumference.1Take THAT, fat-free diet foods!

Brain Function: Research has revealed that eating almonds provides a significant improvement in learning and memory. How can this be? Subjects eating almonds tested for higher levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin as well as tryptophan, an essential amino acid which is a component of serotonin. Serotonin + Tryptophan = enhanced learning and memory!

Reduce LDL Cholesterol: One study confirmed that almonds are literally just as effective at lowering LDL cholesterol than statin drugs, but obviously without the side effects and toxicity of taking cholesterol medication.3

Decrease Risk of Heart Disease & Control Blood Sugar: A clinical trial found that patients with type 2 diabetes who consumed almonds not only showed a decrease in cholesterol levels, but blood sugar and body fat too!4 The study concluded that incorporating almonds into a healthy diet has beneficial effects on fat levels, glycemic control, and lipid profile (heart condition risk factor including cholesterol levels), therefore potentially decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Nutritional Powerhouse: Almonds are high in magnesium and the antioxidant vitamin E as well as B2. They also contain protein, calcium, potassium, iron, and vitamins B1 and B6. Basically, they’re loaded with the good stuff, plus they’re delicious!
 

Raw Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Enjoy the benefits of our top quality almonds with this Raw Pumpkin Pie Recipe!

 

 

What People Are Saying About Our Almonds:

Love These Almonds
“These are the best tasting almonds I have found in a long time. They actually have the flavor of almond extract which is rare. Most almonds, even organic ones in the health food stores, don’t taste anything like these. LOVE them!” - C.M., Sunfood Customer

Superb Quality
“Delicious almonds that make a great snack and even better almond milk!” – Jenamarie, Sunfood Customer
 


 
If you want the highest quality almonds that can help you lose weight, boost brain power, and support heart health, look no further!

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Sources:
1 – “Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program.” International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 2003.
2  “Nootropic and hypophagic effects following long term intake of almonds (Prunus amygdalus) in rats.” University of Karachi, Pakistan, 2012.*
3 – “Assessment of the longer-term effects of a dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering foods in hypercholesterolemia.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2006.

4 – “Almond consumption improved glycemic control and lipid profiles in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.” Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, 2011.

 

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. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. 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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Miracle Story: This Simple Superfood is Changing Lives

How a Simple Superfood is Drastically Improving Lives

Take a moment and put yourself in the shoes of a 74 year-old suffering with Parkinson’s Disease: you’re constantly stiff, slow, and unsteady; your left leg drags when you walk; you’ve lost all facial expression; you suffer severe back pain; you need help to simply get out of a chair; and various prescription drugs offer no relief.

Then, within just a few days, you’ve regained your balance, you can move about swiftly, your facial expressions have returned, and the pain and stiffness you were feeling has disappeared.

This is the true story of a man who shared his experience on healthunlocked.com.

What happened? What caused this improvement in the quality of his life?
Believe it or not, it was the addition of Coconut Oil to his diet.

After having gradually worked up to 8 Tbsp of coconut oil daily (4 with breakfast, 2 at lunch, 2 at dinner), he saw “significant improvements in a couple of days”. He can get out of a chair unassisted, his back pain is gone, and his abilities to move quickly and balance himself have been restored.

“My wife and friends are astonished at my apparent recovery,” he writes. “I still have Parkinson symptoms, but my quality of life has vastly improved. We are about at the end of 3 months, and the benefits are maintaining. Something real has happened to me.”

His story is inspirational, and he’s not alone in finding that Coconut Oil has some truly amazing health benefits.


 

Another Miraculous Story: Coconut Oil & Alzheimer’s Disease

Know anyone with Alzheimer’s Disease? Chances are the answer is yes, considering that 5.4 million Americans have this debilitating disease.1

Theories abound that coconut oil may be beneficial in the fight against Alzheimer’s, even though clinical studies have yet to prove it. Dr. Mary Newport is pioneering the way with her current research at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, in which the effects of coconut oil vs. a placebo are being evaluated with 65 patients with mild to moderate levels of Alzheimer’s.

The study is still in progress, but meanwhile Dr. Newport has a powerful story of her own. Her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 51, and 4 teaspoons of coconut oil a day are having quite a remarkable effect on him, as reported by CTV News on October 9, 2013:

“Before the coconut oil, he could not tie his shoes,” Dr. Newport said. “His weird slow gait…that improved. He walked normally and he was able to start running again, reading again, his conversation improved dramatically, and then over several months, we saw improvements in his memory.”
 


 

More Amazing Benefits of Raw, Organic, Cold-pressed, Virgin Coconut Oil

Check out what our coconut oil did for one woman’s skin:
“I’ve had skin problems for as long as I can remember. Once I stopped using my old chemical filled acne medicine and swapped it out for the coconut oil, the results were unbelievable. Within 3 days of applying it (whole body) after getting out of the shower in the morning and then putting some on my face before I went to sleep, not only was the acne cleared but the scars had already begun to fade!” – Zoey
 
Simply the best
“Love this coconut oil… use it on everything from desserts to cooking, even skin and hair!” - Sara
 
Great quality for the price
“Great stuff! You can definitely tell the difference when you compare it to regular (non-virgin or organic) coconut oil. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who tried normal coconut oil and didn’t like it because this kind is much better.” - Jeff

Even dogs can benefit from coconut oil
“I feed the dogs coconut oil everyday. The itchy scratchies are gone and they have a beautiful coat… not to mention no constipation. Nice, happy and healthy. Thanks!” – Rebecca
 

The Sunfood Difference

Not all coconut oil is created equal. Our extra virgin coconut oil is raw, certified organic, and non-GMO. The oil is produced when the coconut flesh is low-temperature dried, then cold-pressed, maximizing the nutritive benefits of this delicate oil. The freshness of this coconut oil gives it the perfect balance of delicious flavor without any excessive aromas or taste overtones.

 


 

How to Use Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has many uses: You can replace your current cooking oil with it, add it to smoothies, or use it as a replacement for butter in your dessert recipes. You can use coconut oil to moisturize your skin, and even use to nurture and condition your hair!

What Can Coconut Oil Do for You?

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Sources:
1 - Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer’s Association’s 2011.

 

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. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. 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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Need a Little Bliss? We’ve Got Something New for You!

Need a little Bliss?

New BLISS MIX® Raw Trail Mix – Exotic Flavors & Super Nutrition!

Meet the latest product that absolutely blew our minds here at Sunfood – Bliss Mix by Divine Organics is out-of-control delicious; we literally couldn’t stop eating it!
 
Bliss Mix by Divine OrganicsBliss Mix is a mouthwatering blend of Hawaiian macadamia nuts, creamy cashews, sundried goji berries, sweet mulberries, Himalayan golden raisins, and cacao nibs for a chocolaty twist. Not only is it raw and organic, it’s non-GMO, kosher and gluten free.
 
The fact that Bliss Mix is packed with pure superfood deliciousness is only part of the appeal; we also fell in love with Divine Organics, maker of Bliss Mix, because of the story behind this conscious company…
 
Thirty-year raw food practitioner David Kaplan had a life-threatening illness that he turned into something beautiful.
 
David explains: “After a near fatal medical condition almost killed me, I knew that humankind would need living food to reach a new level of health and consciousness for creating a bright and happy future on this planet.”
 
He attributes meditation and raw food as the forces that brought him back to health. Then the idea hit him: to connect with sustainable family farms to bring unique, raw, organic foods to the world.
 
In 2003, Divine Organics was born.
 

 
Bring on the Bliss!

The name says it all! The exotic flavors of Bliss Mix will delight your palate, plus it’s made with only the highest quality superfoods: all raw, organic, non-GMO, kosher and gluten free, with no salt or sugar added. Check out the blissful ingredients!
 
Raw Organic Macadamia NutsRaw Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts – These delicately crisp macadamia nuts are high in fiber, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, copper, and zinc. Cholesterol free and low in sodium, they also can help improve the balance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
 
Raw Organic CashewsRaw Organic Cashews– Hand-cracked, these creamy cashews are high in B vitamins, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and potassium. They also contain oleic acid, the beautifying, heart-healthy fat found in olive oil.

 
Raw Organic PistachiosRaw Organic Pistachios – Grown and harvested on a Californian family farm, these pistachios pack a powerful punch of nutrients in their nutshell. They’re full of antioxidants, B vitamins, copper, phosphorus, and protein to give you a nutritious, cholesterol free energy boost.

 
Raw Organic Goji BerriesRaw Organic Goji Berries – Goji berries are one of the most nutritionally rich fruits on the planet, loaded with antioxidants, B vitamins, selenium, iron, calcium, and protein including all eight essential amino acids. They are a celebrated food for energy and longevity!

 
Raw Organic MulberriesRaw Organic Mulberries – Naturally sweet, soft and chewy, mulberries are a good source of vitamins E, K, and A, as well as calcium, selenium, iron, protein and antioxidants. They are truly nature’s candy!

 
Raw Organic Himalayan RaisinsRaw Organic Himalayan Raisins – These special raisins are traditionally grown and irrigated with the most pristine high mineral glacier water of the Himalayas. Hand-picked and sundried, they are loaded with manganese, iron, copper, magnesium, and vitamin C.

 
Raw Organic Cacao NibsRaw Organic Cacao Nibs – Cacao, or raw chocolate, is one of the most antioxidant rich foods on the planet. It’s also packed with magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese selenium and iron, as well as feel-good neurotransmitters anandamide and phenethylamine (PEA). That’s part of why chocolate makes people feel happy!   
 

 
The Perfect Snack!

Whether you’re feeling the afternoon lull at the office, going hiking, preparing lunches for the kids, or enjoying a picnic at the park, Bliss Mix is the perfect super snack companion. The taste is unbeatable! Pour it over your morning cereal or fruit salad. Add it to your salads for a zing of unique taste, or simply carry it in your bag for a scrumptious energy boost.
 
Your taste buds—and your entire body—will thank you!
 
Need a little bliss?

 

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The “Best-By” dates are approaching or recently passed on some of these super snacks, but they remain delicious! So it’s the perfect time to grab these healthy treats and enjoy blowout prices! For a limited time only, get them before we’re sold out!
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Earn 2500 – 5000 SunPoints!

How to Earn 2500 – 5000 SunPoints

We’d love to hear how our superfoods have helped YOU! Please send us a video testimonial, telling us how one (or more!) Sunfood products have made a difference in your life. Any testimonial would be awesome, whether it’s about a product, or Sunfood in general.
 
We’re looking for videos from 1-5 minutes in length, nothing fancy, just talk to us about your experience with Sunfood.

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3:
1.  Shoot your video
2.  Upload to YouTube
3.  Send us a link!

(If you’re using your phone’s camera it probably has a “Share” button with a YouTube option for quick and easy uploading)

Please make sure that your video is of usable quality, and that you have good lighting – let us see that beautiful face!

Everyone that sends us a video testimonial of usable quality will be awarded 2500 SunPoints! Then a Grand Prize of 5000 SunPoints will be awarded for our favorite video!


Quick Recap on SunPoints
SunPoints are our way of giving back and saying thanks! Every time you place an order at Sunfood.com, you’ll earn SunPoints for each product which you can then use to help pay for future orders. It’s a discount you get just for shopping with us! Learn more here.

More Ways We Give Back to You…

FREE RECIPES – YUMMMM!
Raw Pumpkin Pie, anyone? Check out our scrumptious fall treats and more here!

FREE SHIPPING! Orders over $125 in the continental U.S. get free shipping, and all other destinations get an automatic 10% off orders over $125 to help with freight costs.*
 
Don’t forget to send your video testimonials and get 2500-5000 SunPoints!
 
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Can You Believe It’s Illegal to Grow This Superfood in the U.S.?

Considering that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Grew It…

Hemp SeedsThe fact that growing hemp is illegal in the U.S. is absurd. Federal policy currently equates hemp, a sustainable non-drug crop, with marijuana. Never mind that the oil, seed and fiber varieties of the hemp plant are used in everyday products currently bought and sold in the U.S., including skin care, clothes, paper, building materials, biofuels, and of course, superfoods. If we’re using the products in the U.S., why not grow the plant here? Some states are fighting for that right; California recently signed a bill (SB 566) to allow farmers to grow hemp, but it still has to pass on the federal level. It’s a step in the right direction, considering what this incredible plant can do. 

 
The Truth Revealed about Hemp

Hemp is doing incredible things for people’s health. Here’s one amazing story of how consuming hemp oil changed one of our customer’s lives…
 
“2 years ago, I started using some hemp seed oil and it has put my fibromyalgia and arthritis at bay for the last 2 years! If any of you know what fibromyalgia is, you know that it can be very painful. My arthritis in my left knee was so bad, I couldn’t drive a car for more than 50 miles without stopping and getting out of the car to walk awhile. Neither handicap has returned. My doctor told me that everything I had was incurable. If everyone in the world knew about this, there would be a lot less hospital visits and knee surgeries.” – Bruce

 


 
The Superfood Breakdown
The Oil:
Nutiva Hemp OilWhy did hemp oil have such a drastic effect on Bruce’s health? It’s well known that healthy fats help to lubricate joints. Additionally, hemp oil contains an exceedingly rare, long-chain omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which has been proven to have anti-inflammatory benefits.1 This could explain Bruce’s amazing turnaround.
 
Hemp is one of very few plants which contains a high quantity of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids. It normally contains omega-6 and omega-3 in a ratio of 3:1. Nutiva has devoted all their efforts to careful processing of this raw, organic, non-GMO, kosher hemp oil, resulting in higher levels omega-3 fatty acids. The Standard American Diet (SAD) contains an extremely high proportion of omega-6 fatty acids compared to omega-3, almost 20:1! Nutiva Hemp Oil can help correct this imbalance, one spoonful at a time.

 
The Seed:

Nutiva Hemp SeedDid you know that hemp seeds contain 33% protein, meaning that per serving, hemp has more protein than meat? Hemp seeds also boast 9% omega-3 essential fatty acids which may contribute to healthy brain function and must be derived from food. Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, mood swings, and depression, to name a few.2
 
A 3 Tbsp. serving of Nutiva’s raw, organic, non-GMO, kosher hemp seeds also provides 50% of your daily RDA of magnesium and phosphorus, as well as 25% zinc and 15% iron. Sprinkle delicious, mildly nutty-flavored hemp seeds on any dish for a mineral-rich boost of protein and omega-3s!

“I put these hemp seeds on top of every salad I make – it adds a great texture and they are really yummy!” – Becka
 
“My family has tried 3 different brands, and we all agreed this particular one has the tastiest hemp seeds.” – Kristya

 
The Protein Powder:

Nutiva Hemp Protein PowderNutiva Hemp Protein powder is made simply from raw, certified organic, non-GMO hemp seeds finely milled at low temperature to contain 50% protein by weight. It is a balanced, whole protein, packed with all the essential amino acids, along with an incredible mineral content: A 3 Tbsp. serving gives you 60% RDA of magnesium, 40% iron, and 25% zinc.
 
The greatest proportion of protein in Nutiva Hemp Protein is called edestin, a highly bio-available type most easily used by the human body, not found in soy or whey protein powders. What this equates to is an amazing energy source for your body.
 
“This product is great for me since I like to workout and it is way better than those whey proteins. Not only does it give me my protein, it tastes better, and doesn’t smell weird compared to those other shakes.” – Jeff

 


 
How To Use Hemp
Good Morning Hemp LatteHemp seeds have such a mild flavor that you can add them as garnish to any sweet or savory dish. The protein powder is excellent for smoothies and the oil goes well in salad dressings and smoothies. Check out this creamy Good Morning Hemp Latte! Hemp milk mustache, anyone? Mmmmm….
 
Experience the amazing health benefits of hemp today!

 
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Sources:
1 – “Gamma linolenic acid exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects in diabetic nephropathy.” Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea, 2012.
2 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids” University of Maryland Medical Center, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide. 

 

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. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. 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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Alkalize and Detoxify with 30+ Superfoods in One bag!

So Many Superfoods, So Little Time…
With hundreds of superfoods to choose from, it can feel overwhelming at times. Until now. There is one superfood that is a must-have around here. It makes life easier with 30+ ingredients in one bag—everything you need to cleanse and power up!
 
Sun Is Shining: Get Your Greens in a Cinch!
Sunfood Sun is ShiningAre you getting your daily greens? Green vegetables are vital to help alkalize your body and strengthen your immune system. Our Sun Is Shining Green Superfood makes it super simple to get the greens your body needs—and we’re talking about much more than the average head of lettuce here…
 
Sun Is Shining is loaded with 30+ raw, non-GMO, organic or wild-crafted ingredients. It’s got land grasses, sea vegetables, freshwater algae, enzymes and probiotics—all in an easy-to-use powder that you can add to any juice or smoothie.
 

 

What People Are Saying

We’ve been selling Sun Is Shining for over 10 years and there’s a reason it’s been a top product for so long—people love the way it makes them feel. Check out some of the most recent rave reviews…
 
“This is one of my favorite products to get. I have always used green powders to add to my juices, but I tried this one because the description seemed good. It’s safe to say that I was definitely not disappointed. It definitely lived up to its amazing description. After I started taking it, I felt amazing in just a few days. I can only describe the feeling as a warm, glowing, feeling of inner vitality. This has become my favorite and only powder. I look forward to drinking it everyday, and since then, my skin has never been dry, so I have been able to stop using skin cream for the first time in years.”  – Christine   
 
“This product is lovely. I started modestly juicing for about 2 months now. I’ve been adding Sun Is Shining to my drink and I have noticed that the mind-racking pain from RA has subsided, my gums stopped bleeding and I feel better.” – Eva
 
“Sun Is Shining is a great main feature in my morning smoothies full of superfoods and fruits. Since I don’t use caffeine, the powder energizes me and has been building up my immune system. If I do catch something, it is minimal and usually goes away within a few days. Sun Is Shining just feels healthy going down.” – Paige
 
“I use Sun is Shining daily in my morning smoothie. I feel great all day long. What else is there to say!” – Richard
 

 

The Sunfood Difference

Sun is Shining is a dynamic whole-food formula that contains 100% raw, vegan, non-GMO, organic or wild-crafted superfoods, plus an amazing probiotic and enzyme complex. Unlike other green powders out there, it contains no additives, anti-caking agents, preservatives, fillers or grains—it’s just pure green superfood.
 

 

The Science Behind It

Here’s a snapshot of what the ingredients in Sun Is Shining can do for you…
 
  • The freshwater algae in Sun Is Shining has amazing detox potential. Chlorella has been known to help alleviate heavy metal toxicity: One study in particular proved that chlorella helps the body rid itself of cadmium1 while another found that it may induce the excretion of mercury.2
  • Spirulina has been known to help with radiation detox: One research study showed that children with radiation sickness reduced radioactivity levels by 50% in only 20 days with five grams of spirulina administered per day.3
  • The anti-oxidative power of wheatgrass was found to be an effective treatment for ulcerative colitis.4 The Hippocrates Health Institute also found that wheat grass can cleanse the blood, restore alkalinity, stimulate metabolism, neutralize toxins, even slow the aging process!5
  • The sea vegetable known as kelp was found to protect the liver from carcinogen exposure.6 Another study confirmed the liver-protecting properties of kelp due to its antioxidant potential and its ability to reduce cellular damage.7
  • Sun Is Shining is 40% protein, boasting an incredible array of nutrients. A two-teaspoon serving will give you 123% of your daily RDA of vitamin A, 158% vitamin B12, 19% vitamin B2, 33% iron, 9% calcium—the list goes on!
  • Last but not least, Sun Is Shining has probiotics (friendly flora) which can enhance digestion and strengthen the immune system, along with enzymes which can help to make all these nutrients more bio-available.
 
Want more? Click here for a full nutritional panel and ingredient list to get the raw facts!
 

 

Easiest Way to Get Your Greens

Sunfood Super Smoothie Recipe

Sun Is Shining is designed to be taken on a daily basis, and especially during cleansing or detoxification. Start with one or two teaspoons per day and increase as you desire. Add to water, coconut water, fruit juice, a smoothie, or your favorite beverage. Check out this delicious recipe for a smoothie that will send you soaring through your day! Sunfood Super Smoothie

“I add a scoop to my morning shake and I feel great. This stuff has superb green foods that nourish my entire body.” – Rich
 


 

Sun Is Shining has what you need to alkalize, cleanse and energize. Want to feel super healthy and vibrant?
See what Sun Is Shining can do for you…

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Sources:
1 – “Effect of Chlorella intake on Cadmium metabolism in rats.” Ewha Womans University, South Korea, 2009.
2 – “Clinical evidence supporting the use of an activated clinoptilolite suspension as an agent to increase urinary excretion of toxic heavy metals.” Dove Press Journal: Nutrition and Dietary Supplements, Nov. 3, 1999.
3 – “Spirulina- natural sorbent of radionucleides.” Research Institute of Radiation Medicine, Czech Republic. Belarus, Sep 1993.
4 – “Wheat grass juice in the treatment of active distal ulcerative colitis: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.” Israel Institute of Technology, 2002.
5 – “The Benefits of Wheatgrass,” Hippocrates Health Institute.
6 – “Effect of dietary kelp on lipid peroxidation and glutathione peroxidase activity in livers of rats given breast carcinogen DMBA.” Kitasato University School of Hygienic Sciences, Japan, 1991.
7 – “Hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity of standardized herbal extracts.” R and D Centre, Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd, India, 2012.

 

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. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. 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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Yacon Syrup Is Back! Low-Glycemic Sweetener To Help You Lose Weight!

Yacon Syrup
How can you lose weight and still enjoy a dessert or two?
How can you enjoy sweet treats without wreaking havoc on your blood sugar levels?
 
Back in stock in limited quantities, yacon syrup is the superfood sweetener that can answer both of these questions in one.  
 
With over a third of Americans weighing in at obese1 and 25.8 million people living with diabetes in the U.S.2there has never been a more urgent time to get away from harmful sweeteners and discover what could be the healthiest natural sweetener on the planet…

 

Yacon Syrup: Delicious + Low-Glycemic + Prebiotic Power

Divine Vegan Cheesecake

A recent study found that yacon syrup “produced a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index” in obese premenopausal women with insulin resistance. It also found that fasting glucose levels were not affected by the syrup treatment.3
 
No other sweetener on the planet can do this.

 

What Makes Yacon Syrup So Special?

Yacon RootDerived from an Andean root vegetable, yacon is high in dietary fibers known as fructooligosaccharides (FOS).  The body recognizes FOS differently than glucose, thus it has little, if any, effects on blood sugar levels.
 
Yacon is also a prebiotic, which helps control flora in the intestine and gives signals to the body for probiotics to grow. This helps regulate digestion and encourages the body to heal itself from the inside out. It is possible that the prebiotic power of yacon is the reason behind the women in the study successfully losing weight.

 

Check out this customer review:
“With type 2 diabetes firmly under control, I have been looking for a good way to curb those occasional sweet tooth cravings. I have made cookies and biscotti with yacon syrup…No aftertaste like stevia, no change in blood sugar, lots of satisfaction!” -K in VT

 

Now You Can Enjoy Desserts Guilt-Free

While moderation is key for any sweet treat, yacon is the essential sweetener for all of your dessert recipes because it will have little to no effects on your blood sugar, and its power as a prebiotic can aid digestion and help you lose weight.
 
The proof is in the pudding, literally!
 

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Sources:
1 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2 –  American Diabetes Association
3 –  “Yacon syrup: beneficial effects on obesity and insulin resistance in humans,” Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, 2009).

 

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. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. 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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Hey Choco-holics! Guess what’s back in stock just in time for Halloween?

Just in time for Halloween, Raw, Organic Chocolates!

Just in Time for Halloween
Chocolates are Back!
 
We don’t know what’s scarier – monster costumes or the copious amounts of junk food that go hand-in-hand with Halloween. Fear not! Chocolate doesn’t have to be junk food—in fact, when raw and minimally processed, it’s actually a mineral-rich superfood that has more antioxidants than most foods in the world!
 
For the ultimate guilt-free decadence: Our raw, organic chocolate bars are back!
 
 
 
Choco-holics Know What Makes Them Feel Good
Did you know that chocolate stimulates a brain chemical called anandamide (from the Sanskrit word ananda, meaning “bliss”) that makes you feel happiness while literally blocking feelings of pain and depression? Now those chocolate cravings make sense!
 
 
 
Mouthwatering Truffle Bars – Righteously Raw / Earth Source Organics
Righteously Raw Truffle BarsSure to satisfy your sweet tooth, all Righteously Raw truffles are raw, vegan, organic, kosher, gluten-free, and soy-free with no refined sugars. Did we mention they’re out-of-this world delicious and come in superfood flavors like goji, maca, caramel (made with lucuma!), and rose maqui? Don’t even get us started on the chocolate covered macaroons!
 
Here at Sunfood, we are love supporting awesome local companies such as Earth Source Organics. Audrey Darrow, President of Earth Source Organics, maker of Righteously Raw chocolate products, shares her touching story below:

“Earth Source Organics started as a need to find affordable raw, organic foods as I was just recovering from a very aggressive breast cancer and money was tight. I saw that raw chocolate was selling for $14 a bar and I assumed that many others could not afford the luxury either. After going through treatment, I had severe allergies and quickly learned that this was a huge problem for children and adults. I felt I needed to produce foods that others could enjoy without all the worry. We continue to grow and are so very grateful for our wonderful customers and the amazing companies that allow us to sell our products to them!”

 
 
Customer Review – Goji Cacao Truffle Bar
“The Best Truffle Bar!” Review by Moraca
“This is by far my favorite tasting chocolate bar. It’s so rich that you only need a ‘stick’ to satisfy…. so yummy!. You can really taste the goji flavour!”
 
 

 
Ongoing Special Offers – Because We Love You!
Don’t forget about FREE SHIPPING for orders over $125 in the continental U.S.! All other destinations get an automatic 10% off orders over $125 to help with freight costs!
 
Every time you place an order at Sunfood.com, you’ll earn SunPoints for each product which you can then use to help pay for future orders! Learn more here.
 

 

From Simple to Exotic – Gnosis Chocolates

Gnosis Chocolate BarsIf you want your chocolate as simple and delicious as can be, the Gnosis Simplicity is for you, made purely of raw organic cacao beans and organic coconut palm sugar. If you’d rather have a more exotic experience, check out the Gnosis SuperChoc which starts with the same recipe as the Simplicity bar and adds 10 more organic superfoods like maca, ginseng, ashwaganda, burdock and reishi, to name a few. It delivers rich and smooth chocolate to delight your palate, with a superfood boost that your entire body will thank you for!
 
 
 
One Last Taste of Pure Decadence: Go Raw Real Live Chocolate
Go Raw Real Live Chocolate BarsIncredibly rich and handmade, these raw organic chocolate truffles are made with just two ingredients – raw organic cacao and raw organic agave nectar. There’s something amazing about the texture… smooth and silky, they melt in your mouth! This chocolate can be eaten on a regular basis with absolutely no guilt whatsoever! Yahoo!
 
 
Food for Thought
In addition to having more antioxidants than most foods in the world, cacao is one of the top magnesium sources on the planet! Plus energy-boosting cacao is known to contain resveratrol, which can protect your brain and nervous system, and increase longevity!1
 
Eat chocolate because it’s yummy AND good for you!

 
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Sources: 1 –  “Cocoa confers life span extension in Drosophila melanogaster.”  Nutrition Research Journal, June 2008.

 

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. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. 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 at Sunfood: The Breakfast You Never Knew About

 New at Sunfood: The Breakfast You Never Knew About
It Took Us 100 Years To Get, But Your New Breakfast is Finally Here
We fell in love with a new breakfast food! It’s called Seven Sundays Muesli (pronounced “muse-lee”), a mix of nutritious grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Unlike most cereals and granolas, there are no added sugars, oils or preservatives. So if you’re looking for a super nutritious way to start your day, or just hungry for something outside your normal routine, muesli is a fast, healthy, and delicious breakfast!
 
Does Vanilla Cherry Pecan sound tempting? How about Ginger Pear Macadamia? Even the “Original” flavor is loaded with coconut, currants, flax seeds, banana chips and spices!
 
Drooling yet?
 
Let’s back it up a sec.
 
The History
Although it’s new to us at Sunfood, muesli was first introduced over 100 years ago by Swiss nutritionist, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, who believed diet was essential to good health and used the cereal as part of his therapy. Today, muesli remains a breakfast staple in Europe and many parts of the world.
 
The Flavors
All four wheat-free Seven Sundays Muesli varieties are made with simple, whole ingredients. They start with rolled whole grains (oats, barley and rye), jazzing it up with crunchy, satisfying nuts & seeds, and sweet, delicious dried fruits.
  • Bircher (unsweetened) – A nutritional powerhouse made of 12 super healthy ingredients including almonds, coconut, apples, flax seeds, dates and raisins, Bircher is vegan and untoasted—it’s the one for all the raw foodies out there!
  • Vanilla Cherry Pecan – Made with natural Bing cherries and rich, nutty pecans, Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli is gently toasted and sweetened with organic honey—so good you can eat it as dessert!
  • Ginger Pear Macadamia – Made with natural ground ginger, chewy sun-dried pears and tender macadamia nuts, Ginger Pear Macadamia Toasted Muesli is lightly sweetened with organic honey—perfect for those of you looking to spice up your breakfast routine!
  • Original – A tried and true breakfast staple, Original Toasted Muesli is packed with Brazil nuts for a boost of selenium and tasty additions like coconut, currants, flax seeds, banana chips, organic honey and delectable spices like cinnamon and cardamom! Yum!
 
The Nutritional Breakdown
  • A single serving of Seven Sundays muesli contains:
  • 1/4 of your daily value of fiber
  • 6 to 8 grams of protein
  • <1% sodium
  • 11 grams or less of sugar (from organic honey, dates and fruit!)
  • Minerals! Calcium, magnesium, iron, & manganese
 
Why Is Seven Sundays Such an Awesome Company?
Seven Sundays is a husband/wife team that turned a great idea into a homemade business. They’re all about health in the fullest sense of the word, creating muesli that’s good for you and the planet. The ingredients are sustainably sourced, all natural, minimally processed, and non-GMO, as well as free of pesticides, preservatives, added oils and refined sugars. Even the recyclable packaging reflects who they are, as does the fact that they’re a part of 1% for the Planet, which is a formal commitment to donate 1% of their sales each year to environmental causes.
 
“Our inspiration for Seven Sundays muesli came to us during a trip to New Zealand. ‘Kiwis,’ as native New Zealanders are often called, live active, sustainable lifestyles built upon enjoying simple pleasures and making the most out of their treasured and limited natural resources. One of our favorite parts of the trip was starting each day with a bowl of fresh, homemade muesli, a popular New Zealand breakfast. It was nothing like the cereals we were used to — no puffs, flakes, shreds or clusters – instead loaded with all natural ingredients. With no suitable replacement back home, we decided to make our own New Zealand inspired mixes!”
- Hannah & Brady

 
 
Ways to Enjoy Muesli
Muesli is a fast, tasty, and nutritious breakfast. It’s commonly soaked in milk (get creative with almond or coconut milk!). You can eat it right out of the box, sprinkle on top of yogurt, cook it like a traditional oatmeal, or try out the delicious recipes on the box! Bircher has an amazing raw recipe called Lunch Box Bites made simply by adding nut butter, a banana, cacao powder, milk of your choice, then rolling into balls, refrigerating for 2 hours and chowing down! Simple, minimal prep time, and scrumptious!
 
No more boring breakfasts! Seven Sunday Mueslis are fast and easy, full of nutrition and flavor, and super affordable!

 
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