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Included is a primer on the superfoods and tonic herbs that we sell at Bodywork Bistro, since what we eat plays such a vital role in the maintenance of our health and well-being.

Superfoods

CHIA SEEDS contain over 27 key nutrients; Chia seeds contain six times more calcium than milk does. They also come with 100% more Omega-3 nutrients than salmon as well as 41% of your overall daily fiber needs. The vast chia seed benefits include increased energy levels, improved digestion, and better complexion. They can also tone your muscles, boost your mental sharpness, and allow you to sleep better at night. Add to juice, smoothies, salads, or try delicious chia pudding. And, yes, it is the same chia from the “cha cha cha chia pet, the pottery that grows”

CHLORELLA is a green algae that is considered to be one of the most powerful superfoods known to man. Besides being possibly the richest source of chlorophyll on Earth, chlorella is also very high in plant protein. Chlorella contains fifty-eight grams of protein per one hundred grams of weight. Chlorella is a pain reliever, reduces hypertension, enhances the immune system in some cases, and chelates heavy metals.

ORGANIC CACAO: Add Cacao to smoothies, protein shakes, desserts, and anything else, after all it is CHOCOLATE!!! This superfood is rich in iron and potassium. It improves circulation and reduces the risk of heart attacks. Cacao has more antioxidants than açaí.

GOLDEN BERRIES: Orange-toned golden berries, also known as gooseberries or Incan berries, have been cultivated in South America for centuries and revered for their health benefits and mouth-puckering sweet and sour flavor. A handful of golden berries provides a hefty dosage of antioxidants, and in traditional folk medicine practices, goldenberries are believed to help maintain a healthy weight, ward off disease, and improve organ function. Goldenberries contain anti-inflammatory bioflavonoids and are also a good source of vitamins A (great for eye health!) and C. Try them on a salad, in trail mix, or all by themselves.

GOJI BERRIES have been considered by Chinese herbalists to be the world’s most healthful food. They are rich in antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and they contain all 8 essential amino acids, making them a whole protein. Goji berries strengthen the immune system, aid in digestion, and improve eyesight. They are also a great source of beta-carotene and vitamin C. Add to smoothies, top salads, or just eat by the handfuls.

HEMP SEEDS: This delicious little nut contains all 8 essential amino acids and is the most digestible form of protein. They are high in omega-3, omega-6, antioxidants, fiber, iron, vitamin E, and vitamin A. Top your salads, add to smoothies, or create your own healthy baked goods with this powerful and nutrient rich seed.

HIMALAYAN SEA SALT: Much purer than sea salt, Himalayan pink salt combines sublime flavor from the ancient sea with rich minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. This marine fossil salt, harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas, is 100% natural, unrefined and unpolluted pink, translucent crystals. Its subtle, crunchy texture, raw or cooked, makes a unique and delightful addition to any savory fare.

MACA ROOT: Grown in the high mountains of Peru, Maca is full of minerals, vitamins B1, B2, C, proteins, tannins, carbohydrates, and quality alkaloids. This root gives you long lasting energy. Add Maca to smoothies for a delightful kick.

SPIRULINA is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids, antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. It contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid). Try some in your smoothie today!

 

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