Many of our students start dancing as part of a healthy exercise routine. It’s important to remember that health starts from the inside as well, so here is a list of the top 10 “Superfoods”:
Cacao (raw chocolate)
I don’t know about you, but I’m SUPER excited that cacao is a SUPER food! The nut of the fruit of an amazonian tree, cacao is the highest antioxidant food on the planet, the #1 source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, manganese, and chromium. It is also extremely high in PEA, theobromine (cardiovascular support), and andadamide (“bliss chemical”). Raw chocolate improves cardiovascular health, builds strong bones, is a natural aphrodisiac, elevates your mood and energy, and increases longevity.
Goji Berries (wolfberries)
Used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 5,000 years, goji berries are regarded as a longevity, strength-building, and potency food of the highest order. This superfood contains 18 kinds of amino acids, including all eight essential amino acids, up to 21 trace minerals, high amounts of antioxidants, iron, polysaccharides, B & E vitamins, and many other nutrients.
A staple in the Peruvian Andes for thousands of years, this adaptogenic superfood increases energy, endurance, strength, and libido. Dried maca powder contains more than 10% protein and nearly 20 amino acids – including seven essential amino acids.
Hemp products (eaten in raw form)
Hemp seeds are packed with 33% pure digestible protein, and are rich in iron, amino acids, and vitamin E as well as omega-# and GLA. Good way to increase protein intake. Be aware that hemp can result in a positive drug test which is an important consideration if you are subject to random drug testing at your place of employment.
Spirulina and AFA Blue-green Algae
Need to skip the hemp seeds? Spirulina is the world’s highest source of complete protein (65%). Spirulina provides a vast array of minerals, trace elements, phytonutrients, and enzymes. AFA blue-green algae is a wild-grown superfood that is made up of 15% blue pigmented phycocyanin which is attributed to increases our internal production of stem cells.
Bee pollen contains nearly all B vitamins especially vitamin B-9 (folate) and all 21 essential amino acides, making it a complete protein. Honey, in its organic/wild, raw, unfiltered states, is rich in minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, and enzymes. If your metabolism can’t handle sweeteners, honey is the best.
Camu Berry is the highest vitamin C source on the planet. It is one of the best anti-depressants, immune building and eye-nourishing superfoods in the world.
Sea Vegetables (kelp, dulse, nori, etc)
Rich in life-giving nutrients drawn in from the ocean and sun, sea vegetables help remove heavy metals, detoxify the body of radioactive iodine, provide numerous trace minerals, regulate immunity, and decrease the risk of cancer. Seaweeds benefit the entire body, and are excellent for the thyroid, immune system, adrenals, and hormone function.
Medicinal Mushrooms (reishi, chaga, etc)
High in polysaccharides and super immune-enhancing components, medicinal mushrooms are one of the most intelligent adaptogenic herb/superfoods on the planet.
Additional superfoods and supplements
- Digestive and Metabolic Enzymes
- Mangosteen Powder
- Marin Phytoplankton
- Activated Liquid Zeolite
- Krill Oil