TCM's Guide to Superfoods
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Find your favorite superfood and start boosting
your daily nutrition with these amazing
foods,supplements and recipes.
...pack a major punch of nutrition and make a versatile addition to both food and drinks. Once the fuel behind the mythic athletic endurance of Aztec warriors, these seeds have again become a popular fuel of choice. One of their most unique qualities is their ability to turn into an almost solid gel form when soaked in water. Chia gel slows the digestion of carbs. It also helps the body to maintain hydrated state for hours on end. The tiny seeds are also the highest plant source of Omega 3s.
...is a purple coneflower and is the best known herb for stimulating the immune system. Echinacea was used frequently by Native American tribes for a wide variety of conditions. At least 14 tribes used echinacea for ailments such as coughs, colds,sore throats and infections. It was even used by the Dakotas as a veterinary medicine for their horses. In 1887, echinacea was introduced into US medical practice, and has since grown in popularity globally.
...was favored by Gandhi, but is actually considered to be a common weed by the FDA. However, this very nutritious edible plant is quite popular in Greece and China. Researchers have found that purslane has the highest amount of omega 3 & Vitamin A among plants. Purslane is not only a good source of fatty acid, it also offers plenty of minerals, including, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, copper, magnesium and calcium. Fresh, raw leaves can be used in salad and vegetable juice.
...is a Peruvian fruit that grows in the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains. This superfruit was referred by the Incans as “gold”, perhaps because of both its golden color and its decadent sweetness. Lucuma naturally falls from trees once it has reached ripeness. The taste of lucuma is incredibly unique, with rich flavors of maple, custard and caramel. The fruit is a rich source of carbohydrates and contains high concentrations of beta-carotene, vitamin B3 (niacin) and iron.
...is comprised of essential minerals that are key minerals many of our bodies are missing. Ormus elements are embedded into the DNA structure of plants and animals and are thought to be an integral part of our skin, nails, hair, blood, brain, and all the organs of our body. Ormus Gold is created by concentrating metallic gold. The consumption of gold is completely non-toxic. In fact, Ormus acts as a powerful cleansing agent and can rid your body of all the harmful toxins that are present within.
...is garlic that has been put through a fermentation process similar to wine. It contains S-Allycysteine, a natural compound that has been proven to be a factor in cancer prevention, and was said in Taoist mythology to grant immortality. There are twice as many antioxidants as raw garlic, and it doesn’t give you bad breath like regular garlic. Black garlic has a distinct flavor and a unique texture that has chefs around the globe whipping up everything from breads to seafood and veggie dishes.
2 tablespoons shelled unsalted pistachios
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup defatted reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
2 drops hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the pistachios and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the nuts are fragrant and golden.
With a slotted spoon,
remove the nuts to a small bowl.
2. Add the scallions, apricots, ginger and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in the broth and hot pepper sauce and bring to a boil.
3. Stir in the quinoa and cilantro. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and stir in the pistachios.
Pistachios are packed full of
anti-oxidants and protein and assist in lowering cholesterol levels.
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TCM's Guide to Superfoods by TheChalkboardMag