The Amazing Properties of Super Foods

Food Groups with beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants

Red + orange fruit and vegetables

– carotenoids decrease risk of CVD, cancer, improve mental function, prevent degeneration of eyes, support immune function

Green cruciferous vegetables
– block tumour growth, retard colon cancer, boost immunity, prevent polyps in the colon
– increase production glutathione peroxidase (enzyme system which helps slow cellular aging)
– indoles in cauliflower, sulforaphane in broccoli remove carcinogens from cells

– lycopene prevents macular degeneration, antioxidant
– linked to lower rates of pancreatic and cervical cancer

Beans, nuts, seeds, peas, legumes
– all types good, especially if sprouted before cooking (reduces phytic acid, enzyme inhibitors)
– soy sprouts – genistein – antagonistic to breast cancer cells
– isoflavones, phytoestrogens – slows tumour growth
– soy best fermented, or soaked and sprouted

Yogurt (kefir)
– acidophilus – fortifies immune system, increases killer T-cells, increases interferon (destroys cancer cells)
– yogurt blocks carcinogens in intestines, reduces risk of breast cancer
– eat without sweeteners

Organic whole grains
– prevent constipation, eliminate excess estrogen + carcinogens, antiparasitic
– protect against colon cancer, regulate cholesterol levels, prevent high blood pressure

Onions and garlic
– broad range antibiotics, lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, prevent blood clotting
– garlic strengthens the immune system, deactivates carcinogens

Citrus fruits
– deactivate carcinogens
– prevent lung disease, reduce cholesterol
– protect against pancreatic and stomach cancer
– citrus juices are antiviral

Sea vegetables
– alkalinizing – buffer proteins and grains
– remove toxic metals including mercury
– antibacterial, antiviral
– reduce herpes virus related to cold sores on lips and mouth area
– include sea vegetables when using soy products to counter thyroid suppression

Chlorophyl (major component of Sea Vegetables and algaes)
– beneficial for inflammatory conditions
– helps breakdown drug deposits, counteracts all toxins, deactivates many carcinogens, counteracts radiation
– improves liver function
– controls overgrowth of yeast in the intestines

additional notes about sea vegetables and blue-green algae:

– removes toxic metals including mercury, copper, uranium, cadmium and lead
– has antiviral, anti-tumoural properties, improves T-cell activity
– aids in healing of Epstein Barr, Chronic Fatigue and AIDS
– iodine content aids the immune system through its antibiotic action

– provide chlorophyll and alkalinizing minerals
– chlorophyll deodorizes bad breath, kills bacteria in mouth and colon

Colourful fruits, vegetables and mushrooms
– contain antioxidants, phytochemicals
– leafy greens, yellows, reds, purples are cancer inhibitors
– contain enzymes which aid digestion
– 1 tablespoon olive oil per day
– use bitter green vegetables, sauerkraut 3 times per week
– use fermented vegetables once a week
– juice vegetables, dilute with water

Information from The Power of Superfoods by Sam Graci
This information is for educational purposes only and not meant to diagnose or prescribe.

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