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Secret of the Amazon Boosts Immunity with 240% Vitamin C!

Sunfood Camu Camu Powder

Imagine you are 30 years old and your doctor tells you that you have a terminal illness. That’s what happened to Dr. Craig Oster when he received the diagnosis of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. According to the ALS Association, the typical life expectancy of patients with this neurological disease is only two to five years.
 
But Dr. Craig refused to give up. 19 years after the diagnosis he’s still going strong, thanks to his holistic approach to health and healing. Dr. Craig has chosen our camu camu powder as part of his holistic health program, as well as for his mother who amazingly beat stage four cancer. Check out just why he uses this Amazonian superfruit.
 


 
Dr. Craig Oster“I consider myself a powerful example of what is possible with a dedicated holistic approach. Part of my success is related to how careful I am regarding what I allow to enter my body. The reason I chose Sunfood’s raw camu camu powder for my Mother, Bonnie and myself is that this amazing superfruit is so high in vitamin C and antioxidants that can support wellness. My Mother, Bonnie and I need strong immune systems for our cancer and ALS healing journeys.”
 
Peace and gratitude,
Dr. Craig
19-year survivor of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) & Co-founder/Scientist/Advocate at THE HEALERS campaign
 

 
The Secret is Out
Traditionally used by indigenous Amazonian people, camu camu is no longer a secret. Dr. Oster knows about it, scientific researchers are catching on, and now you can see what camu camu can do for you!
 
Immunity
A strong immune system gives you the power to fight foreign invaders and stay healthy. It’s a well known fact that vitamin C is an effective defense against colds and the flu—one study found that “reported flu and cold symptoms in the test group [taking large doses of vitamin C] decreased 85% compared with the control group.”1

Camu Camu berriesCamu camu is one of the highest botanical sources of vitamin C in the world. Researchers observed that camu camu is an anti-inflammatory that is potentially useful “as a functional food for prevention of immune-related diseases.”2

Who needs a vitamin C supplement when a whole food such as camu camu gives you 240% of your daily RDA of vitamin C in just one teaspoon? That’s equivalent to eating more than four small oranges!3

“The super high amount of vitamin C in the powder helps boost my immune system, and I think it’s a big part of the reason I haven’t gotten a cold this year. It mixed easily with juice and tastes tart and refreshing!” – Lauren

“Just started myself and husband on camu camu this week, and am feeling better all ready. Husband was coming down with a cold and this completely reversed it, he could not believe the quick recovery.” – Regina

“I work in a pediatric office, where kids just sneeze and wipe their hands wherever. Someone is always sick in our staff. Since using this camu camu powder I have yet to experience any type of cold/flu symptoms. There is no way I would stop taking this. Plus the amount of vitamin C is easier to take than eating that much in food. Thanks! Love it.” – Sophia

 
Energy
A healthy immune system means that your body functions at a higher level. The result? More energy! Check out what people are experiencing:

“Since using camu camu, my husband’s energy is through the roof despite his hectic work schedule.” – Jenamarie

The flavor is very rich and I can actually feel a difference in my energy levels since using it.” – Isabella
 


 
The Sunfood Difference™
Our raw, organic, non-GMO camu camu berries are carefully hand-picked from the South American rainforest, where they are low temperature processed into a fine powder with no additives or fillers. This preserves the abundance of vitamin C, a delicate nutrient that is degraded by high heat. Our camu camu powder is super potent, so a little goes a long way!

Add 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of this tangy powder to your favorite smoothies or juice, or try this awesome, easy recipe!

Vitamin C-U-Later
Vitamin C-U-Later Smoothie

Do you need an immunity boost and extra energy? Look no further than Camu Camu Powder!

Sources:
1 – “The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Oct 1999.
2 – “Anti-inflammatory effects of seeds of the tropical fruit camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia).” Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan, 2011.
3 – United States Department of Agriculture, National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26.

 

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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The Buzz on Ancient Civilizations’ Most Sacred Superfood

Raw Spanish Bee Pollen

The Buzz on Ancient Civilizations’ Most Sacred Superfood
“I absolutely love this product. I am obsessed. I sprinkle it on anything I can think of from Greek yogurt, roasted veggies, to on top of a slice of bread with peanut butter. I love the taste and am 100% happy with it!!” – Bernadette

Sunfood Spanish Bee PollenFor centuries, civilizations from around the globe have praised bee pollen as a sacred source of energyrejuvenation, longevity and stamina. Our earliest ancestors believed pollen to be a miracle food; Egyptians even covered the bodies of the deceased with beeswax and honey to preserve them on their journey to the next world! These beliefs were later adopted by early pioneers of western medicine, including the father of medicine, Hippocrates.

So what is Bee Pollen?

Pollen is the tiny, dust-sized fertilizing element found on the stamen of all flower blossoms. As honey bees travel from flower to flower looking for nectar, the pollen collects into little clumps on their legs. When a bee returns to the hive and crawls in, small clumps of pollen fall from the legs into a collection vessel. This vessel becomes a nutrient dense powerhouse containing 20% complete protein, amino acids, vitamins A, B, & C, as well as essential minerals, including iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and calcium. With a taste similar to honey and soft texture,  Spanish Bee Pollen is both delicious and versatile!

“First thing you’ll notice is how this pollen tastes much better than most. The next thing you may notice is you only need to use a little of this potent pollen to feel the effects.”– Anthony

According to the Environmental Protection Agency1, you will annually come into contact with over 187 toxins, defined as “pollutants that cause or may cause serious health effects or adverse environmental and ecological effects,” stressing the immune system and harming the body. How do we fight these toxins? With pollen!

Bee Pollen’s intense make-up of proteins, vitamins and minerals are widely documented for their antioxidant activity. The National Institute of Health states that these antioxidant molecules “have been studied for their capacity to prevent radiation toxicity both with regard to reduction of radiation-related cytotoxicity and for reduction of indirect radiation effects including long-term oxidative damage.”2 Meaning, they have the ability to strengthen immunity, counteract the effects of radiation and chemical toxins, and generate optimal health and vitality.

The Sunfood Difference

Our bee pollen is harvested in the Spanish countryside by beekeepers who treat their bees with the highest regard. Pure, unadulterated, raw and verified Non-GMO, our bee pollen is dried using a unique low temperature process, which maintains the live enzymatic content and keeps it in a highly mineralized, alkaline state.
 


 
Let’s Talk About Honey

Honey bees are doing more for your immune system than you may think! Along with producing the all-encompassing superfood bee pollen, bees are busily producing the sweet nectar we know commonly as honey. This sticky sweetener has been found to be “a natural antioxidant and antibacterial, proven to have healing effects on coughs caused by upper respiratory infections.”3 Similarly, a study through Penn State College of Medicine found that “Honey did a better job reducing the severity, frequency and bothersome nature of nighttime cough from upper respiratory infection than (over-the-counter) dextromethorphan.”4

WeeBee Raw HoneyUnlike conventional honey, WeeBee Honey is raw and completely unprocessed. Never compromised with harmful chemicals, pesticides or herbicides, beekeepers opt to use natural essential oils to preserve their hives. This helps the colonies remain strong and healthy in the face of a national bee decline. The bees forage only on wildflowers from plants, grasses and trees, far from any contamination. The honey is never heated, filtered or strained so that all the nutritional elements are not compromised. It is like eating straight out of the hive!

“This has to be the most delicious honey I have ever tasted! It is so good and smooth.” – Vicktoria

Wee Bee Honey is our favorite because of its amazing creamy texture, pollen content, propolis (resinous mixture that honey bees collect from botanical sources), and honeycomb. Non-GMO, raw and gluten free, this sweet treat is suitable for everyone!

Find out what bee products can do for you! Try our favorite raw, unprocessed Spanish Bee Pollen and Wee Bee Honey today!
 

Sunfood Spanish Bee Pollen

Sources:
1:”Toxic Air Pollutants 2014” United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Air Toxics Assessment, 2014
2: “Antioxidants reduce consequences of radiation exposure.” Adv Exp Med Biol Manuscript PMC Dec 30, 2010, National Institute of Health
3: “Antioxidant, antibacterial and ACE-inhibitory activity of four monofloral honeys in relation to their chemical composition.” Food Function Journal, Sep 20, 2013.
4: “A comparison of the effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine on nightly cough and sleep quality in children and their parents.” Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine, July 2010.

 

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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Kill the Carbs in 2 Easy Steps!

Kill the Carbs in 2 Easy Steps

 
Cut out the Carbs
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 noodles and bread are two of the biggest leading bad carb culprits.

To make matters even trickier, so many people are avoiding gluten these days, which of course tends to pervade our carb-laden favorites. But don’t worry! Breaking up with your carb-rich, glutinous entrée is much easier, and tastier than you may think.
 
We’ve been on the search for nutritious, scrumptious “no-no” food replacements, and finally, two of the most revered comfort foods have a healthy alternative!


 
Kelp Noodles: Hasta la Pasta
Gold Mine Kelp NoodlesGold Mine has perfected the art of noodling, crafting a low carb, low calorie, gluten-free, delicate and delicious noodle that can be enjoyed by foodies everywhere! With no “kelpy” flavor, they are light enough to be added to salads or soups, yet filling enough to be used as a spaghetti or linguine replacement for your favorite pasta dish. 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. Plus, they have calcium, iron, and fiber!

I have spent a few years looking for a good gluten free pasta/noodle/anything that had a good texture and held up well through cooking and tossing with a sauce. No matter what I tried, rice, buckwheat, bean noodles… Each and every one of them broke apart and/or turned to mush by the time they reached my plate. These kelp noodles are exactly what I had been imagining all along, and the fact that they do not require cooking is such a bonus!” – Elizabeth

“YUM! We loved that we didn’t need any preparation, and that these have virtually no calories, but so much nutrition! We ordered 2 pounds and ate them all right away!! We rolled them up with avocado in the nori sheets we also got here-mmm! So incredible, I recommend these to everyone. My favorite “pasta”! Definitely ordering more!” – Britany and Peter

To make the most of these delicious noodles, 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! Try it out for yourself!

Raw Kelp Noodle Pad Thai Recipe


 
Coconut Wraps: Bread is Dead
Coconut WrapsIf you’re looking to avoid processed carbs like bread and tortillas, or need quick and easy meal options, look no further! Our low carb, gluten-free Coconut Wraps are a raw, vegan, non-GMO alternative to wheat, corn and flour-based tortillas.These delicious wraps are derived from organic coconuts; the only ingredients are coconut meat, coconut water, and unrefined coconut oil. So simple and incredibly tasty!

Super thin and packed with amazing flavor, our coconut wraps are free of added salt, preservatives, grains, dairy or soy. They’re a healthy and mouthwatering way to make a variety of raw dishes such as burritos, wraps and sushi.

Wrap with your favorite raw veggies like avocado, tomato or lettuce, or experiment with various spreads like hummus to make a healthy snack anytime! Try these scrumptious Quick and Easy Wraps!

Quick & Easy Wraps Recipe

“Love it!!! This product is excellent for wraps and snacking. The minute it arrived at the house I wanted to try it. Love the texture.” – Cashama

“Wonderful smell! Taste is like a bite of LOVE! You’ll want to eat the entire wrap – plain! So good alone, on it’s own!” – Daena

“I had to wait for these wraps to come back in stock again, now I see why. They are so good. I ate them right out of the plastic. I love coconut and they have a great flavor. You can use them to make fruit wraps as well for a sweet delicious snack. I will definitely be purchasing them again.” – Ariel
 
“I just made a raw taco using these wraps! Made the “taco meat” using walnuts and spices, put some avocado mayo on the wrap and added romaine, red/green pepper and tomatoes! Awesome!” – Kim


 
So how do you replace traditional noodles and pasta? With low-carb, low-calorie, gluten-free kelp noodles! And how do you kick bread to the curb? With raw, gluten-free coconut wraps!

Say goodbye to bread and tortillas with these healthy and scrumptious alternatives!

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Herbed Macadamia Nut “Cheese”

Herbed Macadamia Nut "Cheese"

Check out this savory recipe for a raw, vegan cheesy treat!

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Macadamia Nuts
  • ½ Cup Cashews
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Tamari
  • Juice of ½ small lemon
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp raw nut flour (cashew, almond, etc) OR substitute Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp of each: parsley, cilantro, chives, dill (plus more for garnish)

 

 Directions:

  1. 1. Soak Cashews & Macadamias in 1 cup water overnight.
  2. 2. Pour out soak water and in blender/food processer combine all ingredients and blend until creamy, if needed—add water/lemon or tamari to create smoother mix.
  3. 3. Pour blended ingredients into a nut milk bag or tied cheese cloth and suspend over a bowl to allow for drainage. Allow cheese to ferment for 24-48 hours.
  4. 4. Set in container, refrigerate to set cheese (20 min minimum)
  5. 5. Upon setting the cheese, garnish with leftover herbs
  6. 6. For extra rich flavor, add 1 tbsp Sunfood Botija Olive Oil over top of cheese plate.

 Enjoy!!!! :)

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Kick Heavy Metals and Radiation to the Curb

Like it or not, toxins are out there. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it! One superfood can help you give daily toxins the boot, and give your body a regenerating spring cleaning!
 
Lighten Up on the Heavy Metals
The unfortunate truth is that environmental contamination of heavy metals are almost impossible to avoid. For example, the EPA states that “almost all people have at least trace amounts of methylmercury [an organic compound and environmental toxin] in their tissues, reflecting methylmercury’s widespread presence in the environment.”1 The effects on the human nervous system can lead to “impaired neurological development” in fetuses, infants and children.1
 
The good news is that there is a natural way to detoxify: the amazing microalgae chlorella. And we’ve got the very best chlorella: raw, non-GMO and extensively tested to be free of any contamination.

Chlorella TabletsChlorella has been scientifically proven to help mitigate heavy metal toxicity. One study found that “continuous BP [chlorella (parachlorella beijerinckii)] intake accelerates the excretion of MeHg [methylmecury] and subsequently decreases tissue Hg [mercury] levels.”2

The power of chlorella to combat heavy metals is not limited to mercury. Another study found that chlorella helps the body rid itself of cadmium, concluding that “when exposed to Cd (cadmium), chlorella is an appropriate source which counteracts heavy metal poisoning.”3

Bye-Bye Radiation
Yet another pervasive source of toxicity is radiation. It was recently reported that radiation from the 2011 Fukushima disaster has hit the U.S. west coast and is in our food supply, specifically in fish, sea vegetables and crops growing near the Pacific Ocean.4 It is likely that the human health effects of the Fukushima disaster will take years to fully ascertain, but it doesn’t make sense to wait for symptoms of radiation sickness to appear. Protect yourself with chlorella early, and your body will thank you.
 
One study observed that chlorella produced “a significant radio-protective effect” against both acute and chronic radiation damage.5 Another study found that chlorella increased survival rates among mice who were irradiated with lethal doses of gamma rays, concluding that “stem cells in the bone marrow and spleen of mice (CFUs) increased, as did their survival after irradiation.”6

“Daily necessity! These are my fave brand of chlorella, always super fresh. I take them daily and up my intake whenever I’m travelling or exposed to increased radiation.” – Natasha

“Very satisfied so far! Best chlorella tablets I’ve tried!” – Keisi

Chlorella Tablets

Watch Out: Not All Chlorella is Pure
Raw, certified non-GMO, and broken cell wall (to facilitate absorption), our chlorella is extensively tested to be free of contaminants such as heavy metals and radiation. It’s incredibly important to be sure that your source of detox is completely pure, free of the contaminants you’re striving to release.

 
Our chlorella is also the most powerful strain of chlorella, Chlorella pyrenoidosa, boasting an abundance of nutrients such as chlorophyll (which gives it that beautiful emerald green color), vitamin A, iron, zinc, B vitamins and 66% protein by weight!

Last but definitely not least, our chlorella contains no binders or fillers. It’s just pure chlorella in tablet form that you can chew out of the bag, blend in smoothies, or simply swallow with water. It’s a super easy way to detox!
 


 
What People Are Experiencing from our Chlorella
“I took the chlorella tablets for 6 months, I took about 25 a day and when I went for my 6-month check up / blood work, I got the best results I’ve ever had! Almost perfect blood work, I was so impressed, and so was my doctor. I’m going to continue taking them for life.” – Kimberly

“I’ve been eating this chlorella for a couple of months to cleanse myself while at the same time re-mineralize my body. My energy levels are high all day and I sleep better at night. Love this stuff!!” – Anthony

“Works great! Satisfied with this product. High quality as compared with other chlorella on the market.” – Jennifer
 


 
You can swallow our chlorella tablets with water, blend into smoothies, or even try eating them in this amazing savory trail mix!
Green Yin Yang Savory Trail Mix
 
Make sure you’re getting the very best chlorella to cleanse your body!
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Sources:
1 - Mercury: Health Effects.” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2013.
2 – “The influence of Parachlorella beyerinckii CK-5 on the absorption and excretion of methylmercury (MeHg) in mice.” Uchikawa, T. Journal of Toxicological Science, Jan 2011.
3 – “Effect of Chlorella intake on Cadmium metabolism in rats.” Ewha Womans University, South Korea, 2009.
4 – “Fukushima Radiation Hits ‘US West Coast.’” DNA, topinfopost.com, December 29, 2013.
5 – “Evaluation of radioprotective action of a mutant (E-25) form of Chlorella vulgaris in mice.” Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, 1993.
6 – “The radioprotective effects of aqueous extract from chlorococcal freshwater algae (Chlorella kessleri) in mice and rats.” Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1989.


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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Big News! Not the Same Ol’ Superfoods

New Superfoods at Sunfood!

We heard you loud and clear — you want new superfoods! OK, we’re on it! Check out our top 7 brand new superfoods. Enjoy!
 

Psst…don’t forget about our free shipping special for orders in the continental US over $49 and discounted shipping to HI, AK and international destinations. Tell your friends about us and earn 500 SunPoints when they place their first order!

 
7 Brand New Superfoods!
Mango Macadamia AdventureMango Macadamia Adventure: The myth of yucky health food is officially debunked! Raw, organic and gluten-free, this superfood trail mix is sure to melt your taste buds with tropical mangos, crisp macadamia nuts, sweet goji berries, creamy cashews, delicate mulberries and chocolaty cacao nibs. Yum!
 
 
Coconut WrapsCoconut Wraps: This is the #1 product everyone’s been going bonkers over… A raw, vegan, gluten-free alternative to wheat, corn and flour based tortillas, these light, thin, delicious wraps are simply made from organic coconuts. So simple and incredibly tasty for quick and easy meal options!
 

White MulberriesWhite Mulberries: Back by popular demand, we’ve brought back our mulberries—naturally sweet and incredibly fragrant! Raw, sun-dried, organic and gluten-free, they have 130% of your daily value of vitamin C, plus iron and calcium. They’re truly nature’s candy!

 

Chia Seeds and PowderChia Seeds and Chia Seed Powder: Chia is brain food! With 3 grams of omega-3 essential fatty acids per serving, these little seeds cultivated by the Aztec and Maya long ago are super versatile and easy to add to any diet. We’ve got ‘em available in whole seed or cold-milled powder form, all raw, organic and gluten-free, of course!

 

Hemp SeedsHemp Seeds: Introducing Sunfood hemp seeds: certified organic, raw, non-GMO, and gluten-free. Super versatile with a mild, nutty flavor and pleasantly soft texture, they are cold processed to preserve delicate enzymes and nutrients such as protein, healthy fats, magnesium, zinc and iron!

 

Goji Berry PowderGoji Berry Powder: Praised for thousands of years in Asia, goji berries are now being celebrated in Western cultures for their superfood benefits. Unlike other goji berry powders, ours is free of solvents and additives – it’s just freeze dried raw, organic goji berries processed at low temperatures into a fine, easy-to-use powder.

Find out why people are raving about our new superfoods!

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Your Favorite Kitchen Staple & MORE!

Botija Olives

Your Favorite Kitchen Staple & More!Sure, you’ve had olives and olive oil before, but with countless varieties to choose from, why are our Botija Olive products the best? Besides being raw, organic, non-GMO and kosher, of course!
 
It all starts on the farm. Did you know that most olives are picked long before they are ripe and treated with chemicals such as lye? Our Peruvian Botija Olives are harvested only when they have ripened to perfection, with no chemicals added. 
 
The Flavor Breakdown
Our Peruvian Olives are the most natural olive on the planet with absolutely no salt added and pits still inside.
 
If you like a little natural salt with your olives, our pitted Black Botija Olives are our #1 seller, cured using the traditional and natural method of sea salt brining.
 
Jazz it up a little more with our pitted Herbed variety which adds fresh oregano, tarragon, and bay leaf to the sea salt brine for a real flavor explosion.
 
If you like it hot (but not too hot), our Spiced olives takes the Herbed variety to the next level, adding a dash of hot pepper.
 
All herbs and spices are grown right on the small, organic, family olive farm in Peru which has never been exposed to pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
 
And don’t forget about the oil!
The olives from which our Extra Virgin Botija Olive Oil are of course our wildly popular Peruvian olives that have simply been cold pressed.

Many low quality oils say they’re cold pressed; however temperatures often reach over 200 degrees, degrading the delicate nutritional qualities of the product.

These low-grade oils can even contain cheap fillers such as corn and sunflower oils. The process for our Extra Virgin Botija Olive Oil never exceeds 70 degree Fahrenheit and contains 100% pure olive oil. Last but not least, it’s packed in dark green glass to protect from UV rays.

You can taste the quality in our delicate and delicious Botija Olives and Olive Oil!
 


 
What’s the Buzz About Our Botija Olive products?
Extra Virgin Botija Olive Oil
“I bought five bottles of this without actually trying it, but I’m sad I did not buy more when it was on special. IT’S INCREDIBLE, and so are the olives themselves for that matter. I go through about a bottle this size of olive oil a week and have tried many, and this is currently my favorite.”
– Adria  

 
“I generally don’t use olive oil because it is usually too strong and burns my throat – but this is amazing. It is so smooth and rich. It must be the freshness of it. I’m on my 3rd bottle.” – Cat  
 


 
Black Botija Olives
They are the absolute best olives I have ever had! I have a couple a day and feel satisfied as if I’ve nourished my body in an amazing way. Highly recommend!” – Elizabeth
 
“These olives are amazing! I snack on them everyday. Even my vegan dog loves them, which means I have to keep an extra supply on hand at all times!” – Laura
 

 
Herbed Botija Olives:
“This is the olive I order all the time. I limit myself to only 7 at a time, or I would eat the whole bag all at once. I put them on my salad, in my raw spaghetti sauce, or eat them out of the bag whenever I get a craving, like now. Ok that’s it, I only have 7 left, Hurry up and get here!”
– Lynne
 

 
Spiced Botija Olives
“Soft, plump, and flavorful. I love how they have just a little kick. The problem is I can’t stop eating them!”
– E
 

 
Peruvian Olives
The reason for purchasing was to try unsalted olives. I was able to gain the benefits of a whole olives w/o the salt. I enjoyed the full flavor which is a bit more bitter than brined olives and enjoyed eating several rather than only one. So happy to have found them!” – Robanjo  

Hands down THE BEST OLIVES I have ever had in my life!! Delicious! Meaty! Flavor is AMAZING!! THANK YOU Sunfood!!” – Shanel


 
Did we mention the health benefits that olives gives you?
Antioxidants!
One study showed that daily consumption of olive oil “improves antioxidant status in healthy elderly people.”1 It has been found that antioxidants are ”essential for an efficient function of the immune system.”2 

Anti-inflammatory!
A powerful compound found in olive oil known as oleocanthal was shown to be comparable to ibuprofen in terms of anti-inflammatory capacity.3 Researchers concluded that oleocanthal acts “as a natural anti-inflammatory compound that has a potency and profile strikingly similar to that of ibuprofen.”3
 
Heart Health!
Olive oil has been found to “decrease LDL [bad] cholesterol and increase HDL [good] cholesterol” as well as have “anti-hypertensive [reducing high blood pressure] actions.”4 Researchers concluded in support of “the need to preserve certain dietary traditions, such as olive oil consumption, to counteract the burden of cardiovascular disease.”4
 
Nutritious!
Olives are a delicious source of healthy and alkaline plant-based fats which are essential to your diet. Fat is vital to “store energy, insulate us and protect our vital organs” as well as “stockpile certain nutrients” such as fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. 5  Not only do olives give you those healthy fats, they are cholesterol-free and have vitamins A and E, as well as calcium and iron, which is a “key element in the metabolism of almost all living organisms.”6  


 
 
Experience the superior quality of our Botija Olives and Olive Oil!
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Sources:
1 – “Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) consumption and antioxidant status in healthy institutionalized elderly humans.” University of Pablo de Olavide of Seville, Spain, 2013.
2 – “The role of antioxidant supplement in immune system, neoplastic, and neurodegenerative disorders: a point of view for an assessment of the risk/benefit profile.” Brambilla, D, The Nutrition Journal, 2008, 7:29.
3 – “Phytochemistry: ibuprofen-like activity in extra-virgin olive oil.” Monell Chemical Senses Center, Pennsylvania USA, 2005.
4 – “Vasculoprotective potential of olive oil components.” C.N.R. Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italy, 2007.
5 – “What Do Fats Do in the Body?” Dutchen, S., National Institute of General Medical Sciences: Inside Life Sciences, Dec. 15, 2010.
- Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute, Micronutrient Information Center.

 

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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Brand New! This Will Blow Your Mind!

Sunfood Mango Macadamia Adventure

Whoever said that health food is yucky? Okaaaaay, maybe some stuff that’s good for you doesn’t taste all that great, depending on your palate of course…
 
Are you ready to have your mind blown?
We’ve got a new superfood mix that changes everything. Of course it’s jam-packed with nutrition, but the best part is that no matter what your palate’s preferences are, you’ll agree that it tastes AMAZING. We’re serious — give it to the staunchest health food skeptic and see for yourself what we’re talking about here…
 
Sunfood Mango Macadamia AdventureIntroducing our brand new
Mango Macadamia Adventure!
This trail mix is sure to melt your taste buds with such delicious ingredients:
  • Tropical mangos
  • Crisp macadamia nuts
  • Sweet goji berries
  • Creamy cashews
  • Delicate mulberries
  • Chocolaty cacao nibs
 
It’s the perfect blend of sweet, chewy, crunchy and creamy with a twist of chocolate and tropical fruit. We’re talking pure heaven here!
 
Mango Macadamia Adventure Nutrition FactsBeyond the flavor explosion, Mango Macadamia Adventure is incredibly nutrient-dense. It’s an excellent source of B vitamins and also has vitamins A, C, E and K. Rich in minerals such as manganese and copper, it also includes magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium and selenium.
 
Check out the nutrition facts for a quick glance at the superfood power of this mix!

The Sunfood Difference™

Every ingredient in this trail mix is raw, certified organic and grown sustainably without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. To ensure that the proportions are just right, we create the mix with loving care in our certified organic, gluten-free facility. Free of added salt, sugar, or preservatives, this may just be the purest, most delicious trail mix ever. See for yourself!
 
Enjoy Mango Macadamia Adventure anywhere on the go, or add to cereal or yogurt. Take it to the next level and cover it with chocolate! Oh my yumminess!
Choco-Mango-Mac Adventure

Choco-Mango-Mac Adventure
 


 
More big news!
Sunfood White MulberriesBack by popular demand…we’ve brought back our previously discontinued mulberries—naturally sweet and incredibly fragrant! Raw, sun-dried, organic and gluten-free, they have 17% of your daily value of vitamin C, plus B vitamins, iron and calcium. Mulberries are truly nature’s candy!

Check out our brand new Mango Macadamia Adventure! The superfood snack that everyone is sure to love—even the health food skeptic in your family! It could quite possibly be the most delicious trail mix ever!!

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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. 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 Smarty Pants! We’ve Got a Brand New Brain Food!

Sunfood Chia Seeds and Powder

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

It’s about time we smartened up and got our very own Sunfood Chia Seeds and cold-milled Chia Seed Powder – all raw, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and kosher! These little seeds cultivated by the Aztec and Maya long ago are super versatile and easy to add to any diet—we’ve got loads of delicious ideas for you on how to use this energizing brain food!
 
Hey Smarty Pants! Are You Getting Your Brain Food?
If you want to boost your cognitive power, chia seeds pack an impressive omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) content — 3 grams in every serving! Your brain will be thanking you because omega-3s may contribute to your mental function. 
Sunfood Chia SeedsAccording to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.”1Have you experienced any of these conditions?

The Standard American Diet is typically imbalanced with too many omega-6s and not nearly enough omega-3s. If you’re not deliberately making sure you’re getting your omega-3s, chances are you’re not getting enough.

Not only do chia seeds have the omega-3s your brain needs, they’re high in fiber and made up of 20% protein by weight. They’re also a good source of calcium, magnesium and iron.
 
Raw, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and kosher, our chia seeds are free of additives or preservatives. They’re completely pure and grown in a chemical-free environment just as the Aztecs and Maya did thousands of years ago.
 

Beyond the Brain
Did you know that the #1 killer in the U.S. is heart disease?2 The benefits of chia strike again. Omega-3s may contribute to the maintenance of normal heart health and studies have shown that they are “cardioprotective” and “could reduce cardiac events.”3
 
And The Culinary Possibilities Are Endless!
A nutritional powerhouse, chia has a slightly nutty flavor and is versatile enough to be added to any dish. It makes an awesome pudding base or egg substitute when you combine one part chia seeds to six parts water to make a gel. Add to your smoothies, juices, sauces, cereals, yogurt, salads, dressings and desserts. Check out this recipe for Creamy Chia Porridge!
Creamy Chia Porridge Recipe
Feed your heart and mind with our brand new Chia Seeds and cold-milled Chia Seed Powder!
 
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Sources:
1 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids” University of Maryland Medical Center, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide. 
2 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3 – “New evidence for the cardiovascular benefits of long chain omega-3 fatty acids.” Current Atherosclerosis Reports, Hansen, SN, Dec. 9, 2007.

 

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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Low-Glycemic Sweetener To Help You Lose Weight!

Sunfood Yacon Syrup

 
Yacon Syrup Is Back!
Low-Glycemic Sweetener to Help You Lose Weight!
 
I have used yacon syrup for several weeks and two of my scales show I lost almost 8 lbs. My husband says he sees a difference around my neck, hopefully when I start exercising I will see a difference around my waist.” – Brenda

No other sweetener on the planet can do this.

Believe it or not… It’s true! An all natural sweetener derived from an Andean root vegetable, yacon syrup has been scientifically proven to produce “a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index” in obese premenopausal women with insulin resistance.1 It was also found that fasting glucose levels were not affected by the syrup treatment.1
 

How can this be?
Yacon is high in dietary fibers known as fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which the body recognizes differently than glucose. Therefore it has little, if any, effects on blood sugar levels. It also contains inulin which functions as a prebiotic to help control flora in the intestine, meaning that it may improve normal gastrointestinal health. It is possible that the prebiotic power of yacon is the reason behind the women in the study successfully losing weight.
 
Our yacon syrup is completely pure, unlike many other yacon products which have popped up to capitalize on the media’s recent highlight of this product as a weight loss aid. You can rest assured that ours is organic, completely pure, and free of any additives or fillers.
 

 
Here’s what other Sunfoodies have to say about Yacon Syrup:
“I love the taste and take a spoonful a few times a day. So far I feel it is helping with digestion and sugar cravings.” – Nicole

Love this!!! Stopped all my cravings for sugar! Used twice a day.” - Linda
 
This product has helped me become regulated for the first time in 72 years! What a pleasure to have a body that functions as it should. I find the Sunfood brand a bit thicker and sweeter making it much easier to take. Thank you.” – Sandra
 
“I really love this! Sunfood makes a high quality brand of yacon syrup. I bought another brand at my local health food store and had to return it because it had such a bad taste so beware, not all brands are equal! I brew hibiscus tea in a mason jar and add 2 teaspoons of yacon syrup every morning. I then drink it all day long over ice which keeps my blood sugar levels even and diminishes my food cravings. I received my order my quickly and I’m thrilled! – Kathryn 
 
“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 lose weight and still enjoy a dessert or two
While moderation is key for any sweet treat, yacon is the essential sweetener for all of your dessert recipes! Yacon has little to no effect on your blood sugar, and its power as a prebiotic can aid digestion and help you lose weight.

Enjoy sweet treats like this Divine Vegan Cheesecake!


 
 
The proof is in the pudding, literally!
 
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Sources:
1 – “Yacon syrup: beneficial effects on obesity and insulin resistance in humans,” Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, 2009).
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You Asked for It…Brand New Superfood!

Goji Berry Powder

Many of you have been asking us to carry this over the years—we finally got the message!
 
Introducing…Brand New Goji Berry Powder!
Do you want energy, vitality and longevity? You’re not alone and that’s why goji berries have been our #1 superfood for many years. Praised for thousands of years in Asia, goji berries are now being celebrated in Western cultures for their superfood benefits. Now you can enjoy goji berries in a potent, easy-to-use powder!
 
Goji Berry PowderOur new goji berry powder is raw, gluten-free, non-GMO, and of course, certified organic. Unlike other goji berry powders, ours is free of solvents and additives – it’s just freeze dried goji berries processed into a fine powder at low temperatures. This preserves delicate enzymes and nutrients so you get the purest, most nutritionally dense goji berry powder available.
 
 
What Can Goji Powder Do for You?
Antioxidant Rich! One study showed that healthy adults aged 55-72 experienced significantly increased antioxidant levels, leading researchers to conclude that goji berries “might help prevent or reduce free radical-related conditions.”1

Longevity!
The legend of master Chinese herbalist Li Ching Yuen’s long life was said to be mere folklore until an Imperial Chinese government record was found from 1827, congratulating Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday. In addition to his practice of Qigong, an ancient exercise of breathing and movement, Yuen was said to have consumed goji berries daily.

Anti-Aging! According to Dr. Earl Mindell, R.Ph., M.H., Ph.D., bestselling author of 50 books on healing and nutrition, goji berries contain polysaccharides (long-chain sugars) which are known to be “a powerful secretagogue, (a substance that stimulates the secretion of rejuvenative human growth hormone [HGH] by the pituitary gland.”2 Stimulating our bodies to produce HGH is essential for retaining youth because we naturally produce less and less, the older we get.

Overall Wellness! In one study, healthy adults who consumed the juice of goji berries for two weeks filled out questionnaires to track changes to their overall health. The results showed significantly increased ratings for energy levels, athletic performance, quality of sleep, ease of awakening, ability to focus on activities, mental acuity, calmness, and feelings of health, contentment, and happiness. Researchers concluded that goji “increases subjective feelings of general well-being, and improves neurologic/psychologic performance.3

Eye Health! In one study, goji berries were found to increase antioxidant levels in the blood and protect elderly subjects from macular degeneration. Researchers concluded that consuming goji berries for 90 days increases “antioxidant levels as well as protects from hypopigmentation and soft drusen accumulation in the macula of elderly subjects.”4

Libido! Gojis are known to increase sex drive. An ancient Chinese proverb says it all, warning men who travel far from their wives: ““He who travels one thousand kilometers from home should not eat goji!”

Super Nutritious! Got vitamin A? Goji berry powder has 140% of your DV (daily value) in a 1 Tbsp serving. A low calorie, nutrient-dense food, it’s also got potassium, iron and vitamin C!
 
Check out this amazing recipe for our favorite way to enjoy our new goji berry powder! Scrumptious and fruity, it’s loaded with antioxidants and energizing nutrients to boost your day!
Bounce Back Smoothie
 
Super nutritious and easy to use—see for yourself why so many people have been asking us for goji berry powder – we’ve got the BEST!
 

 


Sources:
1 – “Lycium barbarum (goji) juice improves in vivo antioxidant biomarkers in serum of healthy adults.” Nutrition Research Journal, January 2009.
2 – Goji: The Himalayan Health Secret, by Dr. Earl Mindell, R.Ph., M.H., Ph.D, Momentum Media, Oct. 2003.
3 – “A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study of the general effects of a standardized Lycium barbarum (Goji) Juice, GoChi.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, May 2008.
4 – “Goji berry effects on macular characteristics and plasma antioxidant levels.” Optometry and Vision Science Journal, Feb. 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. 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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Choco-Mango-Mac Adventure

Choco Mango Mac Adventure

Craving something chocolaty? Try this delicious treat that is healthy, too! While raw cacao is rich in minerals such as magnesium, copper and manganese, the trail mix that this recipe covers in luscious chocolate is an excellent source of B vitamins. Most importantly, it is decadent, guilt-free and easy to make!

 Melt Cacao Butter and Cacao Paste over very low heat, or in a dehydrator. Combine with all other ingredients in high speed blender. Blend thoroughly and pour mixture on top of Mango Macadamia Adventure. Enjoy!

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Bounce-Back Smoothie

Bounce Back Smoothie

This smoothie is naturally detoxifying, packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, trace minerals and vital nutrients. Bounce back into a happy, healthy, energetic life!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. 1. Blend all ingredients excpet coconut milk together in a blender with 1 cup of Ice. Add coconut milk and blend until creamy. Enjoy!
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Could This Be the Fountain of Youth?

Maqui Berries

Could This Be the Fountain of Youth?
While there may not be an actual “Fountain of Youth,” there is one simple thing you can do to help your body slow the aging process and fight disease: Make sure your diet is loaded with antioxidants!

What’s the big deal about antioxidants?

Basically, they are vital to protect your body from oxidative damage which leads to aging and disease. Think of an apple turning brown once sliced—that’s oxidation. To remain in peak health for as long as possible, make sure your diet is loaded with immune-supporting antioxidants!

 

One Fruit Shines Above the Rest

Meet the maqui berry (aristotelia chilensis), a wild-grown Patagonian super fruit that has one of the highest antioxidant values of any known fruit. The Mapuche people in Southern Chile have been consuming maqui for centuries to help boost strength and stamina. This little super fruit is becoming better known in the West because of its abundance of polyphenols and anthocyanins which give it that deep purple color. Studies have proven that maqui has “high antioxidant activity, which correlates highly with total polyphenol content and with anthocyanin concentration.”1

In addition to being loaded with immune-supporting antioxidants, maqui was found to have “antimicrobial activity” against “bacterial and fungal human pathogens, especially including wound pathogens.”2 Plus it has vitamins A, C, B1, and B3, along with calcium, iron, magnesium, and copper. This little berry packs a lot of punch!

Our maqui powder and whole berries are raw, organic, non-GMO and freeze-dried. Did we mention they’re delicious, too? Check out what people are saying…

I love this product. It’s like the berriest berry you’ve ever eaten. It’s blueberry meets raspberry meets cherry – it’s delish. I put a teaspoon in my green juice in the morning and it improves the taste and I get all the health benefits. I also sprinkle it on sliced bananas and it’s GREAT. I start to crave it sometimes. Definitely add it to your list.” – Elle
 
Can’t imagine anyone not liking this :) – Kristya
 
“I love to mix maqui powder with my orange juice in the morning, and it gives me extra energy for the day. It tastes great too – It’s subtly sweet with a nice depth to it.” – Lauren
 


Maqui berries have a rich berry flavor without being too sweet. The powder is ideal to add into smoothies and yogurt since it blends so easily. Check out these creative ways to add a maqui berry-licious twist to a sweet or savory dish!

Purple Power Maqui Smoothie

Majestic Maqui Hummus

Whole maqui berries have a crunchy texture, great for snacking out of the bag, or to make tea – simply steep in hot water for 1-2 minutes and sweeten to taste. Or you could try this amazing Maqui Cheesecake recipe!

Get your immune-supporting antioxidants with delicious maqui berry! 

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Sources:
1 – “Polyphenols and antioxidant activity of calafate ( Berberis microphylla ) fruits and other native berries from Southern Chile.” Ruiz, A, Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, May 26, 2010.
2 – “Antimicrobial evaluation of Huilliche plant medicine used to treat wounds.” Mølgaard P, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Oct. 31, 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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Magical Maqui Cheesecake

Maqui Cheesecake Recipe

This cake is so silky and scrumptious, you won’t believe it’s vegan! Totally guilt-free, it’s loaded with antioxidant rich maqui berries and cashews which are a great source of magnesium, iron and zinc. So decadent, it’s sure to please the whole family!

Ingredients:

Filling

 

Crust:

Press crust in 9-inch spring form pan and set in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set. Process filling and pour on top of crust. Hit pan on table lightly to release bubbles and put in freezer until set. Enjoy!

Recipe by Kevin Coria

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The Most Unexpected Way to Lose Weight

 
Eating Nuts Makes You Fat
Do you think that eating nuts will make you fat? Think again! A research study reviewing 31 clinical trials found that “compared with control diets, diets enriched with nuts did not increase body weight, body mass index, or waist circumference in controlled clinical trials.”1

We now know that healthy plant fats (the kind found in nuts) 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.

That’s right, science has confirmed that eating nuts does not make you gain weight. But the real question is; can eating nuts actually help you lose weight?

 
You Can’t Eat Fat and Lose Weight
AlmondsNot true! Let’s look at a study of 65 overweight individuals who were split into two groups: one eating a low calorie diet rich in almonds, and one eating a low calorie diet rich in complex carbs. Amazingly, the study revealed that those eating almonds lost a whopping 62% more weight than those eating complex carbohydrates.2 The group eating almonds also experienced a 56% greater reduction in fat mass and 50% greater reduction in waist circumference.2 Take THAT, fat-free diet foods!

Researchers concluded that “the almond-LCD [Low Calorie Diet] group experienced a sustained and greater weight reduction.” They also stated that “almond supplementation…has a potential role in reducing the public health implications of obesity.”2
 


Quick heads up about almonds: 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!


 
Go Nuts for Your Favorite Nut
Brazil NutsIt’s not just almonds we’re talking about in terms of weight management; all your favorite nuts can help! One study found that out of 8865 adult participants, the ones “who ate nuts two or more times per week had a significantly lower risk of weight gain…than those who never or almost never ate nuts.”3 Researchers stated that “these results support the recommendation of nut consumption as an important component of a cardioprotective diet and also allay fears of possible weight gain.” 3
 
Still not a believer? Consider that research has shown that not only are nuts beneficial for weight loss, but for decreasing the risk of all too common health conditions. One study determined that “nut consumption was associated with a decreased body mass index [and] waist circumference” as well as “a decreased prevalence of selected risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and MetS [metabolic syndrome].”4
 
So go ahead and eat your nuts — for health AND pleasure!
CashewsOur raw, organic, and certified non-GMO tree nuts are the very best nuts available: super fresh, tasty, unpasteurized, and sustainably grown!
 
Did we mention tasty? Check out what people are saying!
Raw Organic Almonds Review
“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.

Raw Organic Brazil Nuts Review
I never really liked Brazil nuts. I always avoided them in the mixed nuts my mom gets. I heard that they were a great source of selenium so I decided to give them a try. These are delicious! Not rancid tasting like most Brazil nuts. I will definitely be buying these again. Much tastier than a selenium supplement!” – Kelsey

Raw Organic Cashews Review
They really are creamy…even the organic, raw cashews I buy at the grocery store seem a little dry or stale in comparison. Great product, I’m now buying these in bulk as I eat them every day.” – Sam

 
Go nuts today!
 

Sources:
1 – “Nut intake and adiposity: meta-analysis of clinical trials.” Flores-Mateo, G., The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 17, 2013.
2 – “Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program.” International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 2003.
3 -Nut Consumption and Weight Gain in a Mediterranean Cohort: The SUN Study.” Bed, Rastrollo, M., Obesity, A Research Journal Journal, Sep. 6, 2012.
4 – “Nut consumption is associated with decreased health risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome in U.S. adults: NHANES 1999-2004.” O’Neil, CE, Journal of American College Nutrition, Dec. 30, 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. 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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Mulberry Mango Breakfast Delight

Mulberry Mango Breakfast Delight

This recipe is perfect for a sweet, healthy and filling breakfast that’s quick to put together! 

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  1. 1. Mix Chia Seeds and Coconut Milk together, chill until smooth
  2. 2. Cut up Mangos and soak Goji berries to rehydrate
  3. 3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy

 For extra awesomeness – add Spanish Bee Pollen!

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New at Sunfood! It’s About Time We Offered This Controversial Superfood

Brand New to Sunfood - Raw, Organic, Shelled Hemp Seeds!
Considering that one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, grew hemp, it’s somewhat illogical that many states in the U.S. are restricted or outright prohibited from growing this tiny superseed. 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.

We are thrilled to announce that we now have our very own Sunfood hemp seeds: certified organic, raw, non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, and sustainably grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. They are carefully manufactured using a cold mechanical process to ensure that delicate enzymes and nutrients remain intact to bring you the highest quality, purest hemp seeds available.

Why Is Hemp Considered a Superfood?
Hemp LeafDid you know that hemp seeds contain 36% protein, meaning that per serving, hemp has more protein than meat? Hemp is also one of very few plants that contains a proper balance of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) which the body can’t produce on its own.

What’s the big deal about EFAs? Firstly, omega-3s may contribute to the maintenance of mental and visual function, as well as normal heart health. The Standard American Diet is typically imbalanced with too many omega-6s and not nearly enough omega-3s. If you’re not deliberately making sure you’re getting your omega-3s, chances are you’re not getting enough.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.”1

In addition to protein and omega-3s, a 3 Tbsp. serving of our hemp seeds also provides 45% of your daily RDA of magnesium, 21% zinc and 15% iron.

Sprinkle delicious hemp seeds on any meal for a superfood boost of protein, minerals, and omega-3s! Hemp seeds have such a mild, nutty flavor and pleasantly soft texture that you can add them as garnish to any sweet or savory dish. Check out this creamy Good Morning Hemp Latte! Hemp milk mustache, anyone? Mmmmm….

Try our brand new, Sunfood hemp seeds today!

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Sources:
1 – “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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#1 Way to Clear Acne, Wrinkles, and Dry Skin

Sneaky Toxins in Your Skin Lotion
Did you know that anything you put on your skin can be absorbed into your tissues and your blood stream? In 2010, Swiss researchers found that 85% of human breast milk samples contained dangerous chemicals commonly found in commercial cosmetics and sunscreens—including “UV filters, PCBs, synthetic fragrances and pesticides.”1 Since none of these women were eating their makeup or sunblock, there’s only one way the compounds got into their bodies: through their skin.
 
One of our philosophies here at Sunfood is to not put anything on our skin that we wouldn’t want in our bodies. One of our favorite skin care products is our raw, unrefined shea butter — it’s so pure, you can eat it!
 
This oil/butter is extracted from the seed of the African karite tree that grows wild on the savannahs of West and Central Africa. Produced by a women’s cooperative in Ghana to help bring economic stability to the villages, it’s cold-processed and unfiltered so that it retains all of its inherent beneficial properties to beautify and protect your skin.

Check out what our shea butter has been doing for people!

Acne
After struggling with acne and sensitive skin through my teenage years and into my 20s, I finally found something that does not adversely affect my face! It cleared my face, my skin is now glowing, super soft, and never oily! Add the natural sun protection and I can’t think of a better way to spend $20. My whole family uses this and I recommend it to everyone I know. I will not buy from any other company either.”
– Jessica
 
Wrinkles
The best product for skin! I use this everyday on my face, either alone, with aloe vera or in combination with cacao butter. Over the past 6 months of using this Shea Butter, I have noticed that my skin has improved hydration. The few fine lines and wrinkles that I do have around my eyes and neck have faded quite a bit. I love the fact that when I apply a small amount on my face, it keeps that hydrated feeling for hours and makes your skin baby soft. Thank you for this great product!”
Marissa
 
Cracked Hands
“I’ve tried just about every fancy, mostly natural hand cream from the Body Shop to L’Occitaine to Whole Foods. For my newly painfully cracked and dry hands, though, everything suddenly stopped being effective, including drinking close to a gallon of water a day. From the moment I rubbed this shea butter into my hands to a whole day later, and even after several hand washings, my hands remained soothed and smooth, and the cracks disappeared. I have used it for several days now, and my skin is incredibly soft, like it was when I was a kid. Unrefined shea butter, I have found, has a naturally smoky scent that’s similar to that of kalamata olives (I did nibble a bit of it, as it is also a food, but I think I will stick to using it for skincare). This is scent is very natural and pleasant, and disappears completely once it is absorbed into the skin. I have never found anything as completely effective as this butter for dry and irritated skin. It truly is a blessing and a miracle.”
– Elizabeth
 
Hair
“I love…love…love!! I plan to use it on my body but my main focus is my daughter’s hair and eczema.”
– Modern Day Hippie
 
Dry, Irritated Skin
I find this product excellent for my skin. I have sensitive skin which tends to become dry and irritated easily. When I put this shea butter on my face, it calms the skin and feels very soft and silky. I also use it before I go outside in the winter and it protects it from the elements….A wonderful product which I will continue to use….It also lasts a long time!”
– Catherine
 
Diaper Rash & More
My entire family loves this shea butter. We all slather it on after the shower and on our hands and face before bed. I’ve seen terrible diaper rash disappear in hours after applying this shea butter. I saw the healing benefits of this product after seeing what it has done for all of our skin after six months of daily use. Our skin looks more hydrated, radiant and youthful! Just amazing!! I even keep a little shea butter in a tin in my purse and travel with it.”
– Desert Rat
So Good You Can Eat It!
The indigenous peoples of Central Africa and the Japanese have long used shea butter for food—it is a perfect replacement for dairy butter—and body care. Massage raw, unrefined shea butter onto your body, face, lips, hair, scalp, hands, nails and feet to soothe, moisturize, condition and protect. Or, try making your own Bodacious Body Butter!
 
You know you are getting a pure product if you can eat it! Why put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put into your body?”
– Becky P.
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Sources:
1 – “Endocrine Disruptors: Relevance to Humans, Animals and Ecosystems.” Schlumpf, Margret, Swiss National Research Programme, 2010.

 

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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30 Unexpected Ways to Use One Superfood – Beyond Eating It!

Pssst…don’t forget to check out our brand new Coconut Wraps – they’re a healthier alternative to bread and tortillas that’s gluten-free and delicious! Click here to read about them!

Since we’ve been going bonkers about these wraps, let’s talk about the main ingredient, Coconut Oil, and just what makes it so amazing!

Of course using it as food is obvious. Besides having “antiviral,” “antibacterial,” and “anti-inflammatory” properties,1 coconut oil is an excellent source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA). Unlike long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) found in meat and vegetable oils, MCFA are quickly broken down by the body and used as an energy source, meaning that the simple act of replacing LCFA with MCFA could “produce weight loss if energy [caloric] intake remained constant.”2

Use coconut oil for desserts, cooking, or as a butter replacement. Add it to smoothies, cereals, and homemade granola, or try this delicious recipe for Chocolate Nut Ganache!  

Our coconut oil is truly raw, unrefined, extra-virgin, organic, and non-GMO. Minimally processed with no added ingredients, it has the perfect balance of delicious flavor without any excessive aromas or taste overtones.

And now for the unexpected – 30 ways to use Coconut Oil beyond food!  

Beauty & Personal Care

Moisturize: Apply coconut oil topically on your body and face to keep skin supple. Use a thin layer around the eyes to smooth out wrinkles and reduce sagging skin.

Exfoliate: Mix half coconut oil and half coconut palm sugar in a bowl or jar and scrub dry skin before a shower.
 
Remove Makeup: Ditch that store bought makeup remover for pure coconut oil. Moisten a cotton ball and add a dab of oil to remove your makeup. Then use a damp washcloth to remove any excess.
 
Cleanse Your Face: Apply coconut oil onto your face and neck, remove with a damp washcloth and pat dry.
 
Make Your Own Facial Scrub: Mix ½ cup coconut oil with 2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar. Stir until you get a gritty, spreadable consistency. Then squeeze 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and mix. Store in a glass jar for 2-3 weeks.
 
Shave: Use a thin layer of coconut oil and shave as usual. This is excellent for sensitive skin. The antibacterial potential of coconut oil1 will also help soothe small cuts from your razor. You can even use a small amount as an aftershave lotion.
 
Take a Coconut Bath: Add coconut oil to a hot bath to soothe dry, itchy skin, plus it smells wonderful. Be sure to scrub the tub after to prevent slipping.
 
Coconut Nail Care: Apply a small dab of coconut oil on your cuticles to moisturize dry areas.
 
Pregnant or New Mom? Try massaging coconut oil onto breasts and belly to help prevent stretch marks. It is gentle enough to use on baby’s skin to soothe diaper rash, and for use as perineal massage before and after birth.
 
Massage: Since we’re on the topic, give a loved one a massage with coconut oil.
 
Deodorize: A small amount of coconut oil applied directly onto your armpits can help keep odors away, again thanks to its “antibacterial” properties. 1
 
Lip Balm: Simply apply coconut oil to your lips, or try combining with shea butter for extra creaminess.
 
Oral Health: Try mixing coconut oil with baking soda and a tiny amount of hydrogen peroxide as a toothpaste. You can also try the Ayurvedic remedy of oil pulling (swishing) with coconut oil for up to 20 minutes. Research has shown that oil pulling caused a ”reduction in the S. mutans [bacterial] count in plaque and saliva,” concluding that this method “can be used as an effective preventive adjunct in maintaining and improving oral health.”3
 
Insect Repellent: Apply coconut oil to help keep insects from biting. One of our staff members says this worked even in the mosquito-laden jungles of Costa Rica!
 
Hair Care: Massage coconut oil onto dry hair an hour before your shower, or even overnight with your head covered to protect your pillow. You can also use it to tame any frizz or fly-aways before you leave the house

Stress Relief: Massage coconut oil to your head in a circular motion and breathe in the sweet, nutty aroma to relieve stress.
 
Clean Your Ears: A tiny dab of coconut oil at the end of a Q-tip can help gently remove wax.
 
For Fido Too: Apply coconut oil to your pet’s coat if they are experiencing skin issues.
 

 
Household Uses

Clean Wooden Furniture: Use coconut oil to clean and condition wooden surfaces. Be sure to test a small area first. You can even use it on your wooden cutting boards when they start to look dry.
 
Metal Polish: Use coconut oil to make metals shine. Again, be sure to test a small area first.
 
Detail Your Car: Apply a small amount of coconut oil to a soft cloth and clean your car interior. Be sure to wipe off any excess with a clean cloth.
 
Season Cast Iron: Use coconut oil to season cast iron pots and pans.
 
The Squeaky Wheel Gets the…Coconut Oil: Ditch the WD40 and use coconut oil on squeaky hinges and bicycle chains.
 
Zippers, Too: Coconut oil can help unstick stubborn zippers.
 
Get Artistic: Coconut oil is great to lubricate your guitar strings. Also use to clean your paintbrushes, as well as your hands after using oil based paints.
 
Soap Scum Be Gone: Apply a small amount of coconut oil to a wet cloth and scrub that tub. Then spray with hydrogen peroxide and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
 
Shoe Polish: Use coconut oil to shine your shoes.
 
Residue Magic: Coconut oil is excellent for removing chewing gum from any surface, including carpets and hair. You can also use it to remove residues from labels if you like to reuse your glass jars.
 
Clean Your Mouthguard: – A little coconut oil can help sanitize your mouthguard or retainer. Rub it on in the morning, let it sit throughout the day, and then rinse in the evening.
 
Even Plants Love It: Coconut oil will give a glossy finish to indoor plants when you use a small amount on a soft cloth and wipe the leaves.

 
All of this in one jar of coconut oil! How many household and beauty products can you replace with this one superfood?


Sources:

1 – “Coconut: In Support of Good Health in the 21st Century.” Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., F.A.C.N. 1999
2 – “Thermic effect of medium-chain and long-chain triglycerides in man.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nov 1986.
3 – “Effect of oil pulling on Streptococcus mutans count in plaque and saliva using Dentocult SM Strip mutans test: a randomized, controlled, triple-blind study.” Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, India, 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. 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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