Acai berries are packed with the antioxidant anthocyanin which is known to promote brain health, enhance memory, reduce risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease and prevent cancer. This makes them a quite impressive berry to consider adding to your list of smoothie or juice ingredients.
Almond nuts are super rich in healthy fats, fiber, protein and several nutrients especially Vitamin E, Magnesium and more. In fact, it is one of the best sources of Vitamin E which is in the antioxidant family and provides massive benefits such as lower rates of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. They also reduce hunger, making them effective for weight loss.
Apples and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) are two wonderful ingredients. ACV in particular, which is high in acetic acid, has been shown to lower blood sugar and fight diabetes, reduce belly fat and aid in weight loss, cut down your cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Because of the high acidity we recommend using ACV in moderation.
Though often mistaken for a veggie, avocado is an incredibly nutritious and delicious fruit that contains 20 different essential vitamins, notably Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Potassium. It is low in saturated fat and has no cholesterol or sodium. This heart-healthy ingredient may also help prevent cancer, relieve arthritis and support weight loss.
Coconut, which is available in many different forms including oil, water and milk, has a high concentration of healthy saturated fat known to burn bad fat, boost energy, reduce risk of heart disease and promote brain health. Reducing hunger, it helps you eat less and lose weight.
Flaxseed is actually an ancient crop known for a range of health benefits since documented history. Just a small serving acts as an incredible source of most of the nutrients you need. They are especially rich in Omega-3 an essential fat proven to reduce inflammation, lower risk of heart disease, and reduce risk of stroke.
Blueberries are tasty little treats that pack a lot of punch. They are loaded with Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and other essential nutrients. Most importantly, they are one of the best sources of antioxidants, which keep you youthful, protect from cancer, lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease and and and…the list goes on and on.
Raw cacao is a dream for any healthy or detox drink. It has way more antioxidants than even blueberries, is the best source of iron and has high amounts of calcium and magnesium. This heart-healthy, brain-improving ingredient also improves mood, helps prevent cancer and protects against a host of other health issues.
With minimal calories and maximum nutrients like fiber, protein and calcium, chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods in the world. They are also rich in antioxidants and have various benefits from lowering inflammation to aiding in weight loss.
Chlorella is a green algae only digestible in supplement form. It's a major source of protein as well as iron, vitamin C, antioxidants and more. It has been shown to aid the body in detoxing, enhance the immune system, lower cholesterol and regulate blood pressure amongst other benefits.
Ginger root is an herb and spice that has a laundry list of medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and is relied on for a range of benefits from improving digestion and brain function to lowering cholesterol and reducing cancer risk.
Goji are one of the healthiest berries you can consume as they are a great source of vitamin C, fiber, iron and antioxidants. Most notably, they can boost the immune system, aid in weight loss, and keep your skin and eyes clear and healthy.
Hemp seeds are actually the same species as cannabis, but don't worry, they are a safe and incredibly nutritious variety. Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats such as Omega-3, protein and various minerals. They promote a healthy heart, beautiful skin and good digestion.
Sweet and delicious, honey is everyone's favorite healthy alternative to refined sugar. High-quality honey (typically the darker the better) is incredibly rich in antioxidants which help improve your cholesterol level, lower blood pressure and improve your heart health.
Kale is a trendy member of the greens family and is the epitome of a superfood. It is one of the most healthy, nutrient-rich foods you can consume as it is low in fat and calories, but loaded with vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and much more. Like other greens, it is very high in antioxidants which fight aging and a host of diseases including cancer.
Maca root is native to Peru and is most commonly consumed as a supplement. It is known for its medicinal benefits and contains a good source of fiber, vitamin C, copper and iron. Maca is known for improving stamina and energy, aid fertility, increase your libido and improve your mood.
Like lemons, oranges are a delicious citrus fruit, though sweet and less tart. Orange juice contains many essential nutrients, particularly vitamin C, but also folate, potassium and magnesium. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that provides powerful support to your immune system. It also regulates blood pressure, protects against bone loss, and helps prevent against heart disease and stroke.
Spinach is another popular leafy green vegetable known for its antioxidant properties and the ability to help prevent cancer and reduce blood pressure levels. Spinach is extremely nutrient-rich, containing high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron and calcium.
Turmeric is an ancient Indian spice with powerful medicinal and health properties that support the brain and body in many ways. Curcumin is the primary active ingredient in turmeric which is a strong antioxidant and has powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
Wheatgrass is at the top of any health buff's grocery list, and for good reason. Available as a juice, powder or supplement, it contains eight essential amino acids as well as chlorophyll, a type of green plant element associated with many health benefits. It contains several important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E which help prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol and alleviate inflammation.