Walnuts (tree nut) are nutrient rich and may be taken to boost heart health, reduce blood pressure, control type 2 diabetes, promote male fertility, support good brain function, decrease inflammation, and support weight control.
Wakame is a type of edible seaweed that is rich in various nutrients such as iodine, manganese, folate, iron, calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin A, and vitamin K. The health benefits associated with wakame include treat anemia, aid with digestion and reduce bloating, support normal thyroid function, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, promote heart health, protect bones against osteoporosis, help balance hormones, decrease blood sugar levels and improve insulin resistance, and help with weight loss. Wakame has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties.
Coffee is a beverage that comes from roasted coffee beans and is one of the most popular drinks consumed around the world. Coffee beans contain caffeine as well as different powerful antioxidants including chlorogenic acid, which can help with weight loss and protect the nervous system. Coffee beans may help reduce inflammation, decrease headaches, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, lower the risk of heart disease, decrease the risk of certain types of cancer (e.g. liver, colorectal, prostate, etc.), lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, support cognitive function, promote liver health and protect against cirrhosis, fight depression, improve longevity, boost energy levels, and promote weight loss.
Almonds, although commonly thought of as a nut, are actually edible seeds that are native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East. Almonds are nutrient-rich seeds containing healthy fats, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and their health benefits have been documented for centuries. Health benefits associated with almonds include boost heart health, improve bone and dental health, strengthen the immune system, improve skin health (such as reduce signs of aging), reduce inflammation, increase energy production, prevent cancer, aid with weight loss, help control blood sugar levels, improve digestive health, prevent constipation, boost brain health, and improve longevity.
Flax seeds, sometimes called linseeds, are rich in plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, as well as minerals. It is no surprise that flax seeds are a superfood and in fact have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Flax seeds may be taken to help protect against cancer, lower cholesterol, improve heart health, reduce blood pressure, support digestive health, prevent constipation, aid with weight loss, help control blood sugar levels, and decrease symptoms related to menopausal and hormonal imbalance.
The mulberry is a superfood rich in vitamin C, fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin K, phosphorous, and various antioxidants. The health benefits of mulberries include improve digestion, protect liver health, lower cholesterol levels, improve blood circulation, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, boost immune system function, protect the health of eyes, improve metabolism of body, promote weight loss, decrease inflammation, aid in skin care, and slow the aging process. Mulberries may also have anti-cancer properties.
Carrots are a superfood rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and folate. Health benefits associated with carrots include support healthy eyes, lower cholesterol, promote heart health, reduce risk of stroke, support healthy teeth and gums, improve brain health and cognitive function, fight cancer, promote better digestion, maintain youthful age, promote healthy hair and skin, lower the risk of developing diabetes, boost immune system function, and flush toxins from the body.
Broccoli is a vegetable in the cabbage family and is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Broccoli is a superfood and associated with many health benefits such as improve digestion, reduce constipation, prevent chronic disease, promote liver health, boost brain health, control diabetes, improve metabolism, improve sexual performance, detoxify the body, improve skin health, strengthen immune system, reduce risk of cancer, promote heart health, improve bone and teeth health, and regulate blood pressure. Moreover, broccoli has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
Nigella seed, also known as kalonji, is a spice known for its therapeutic benefits for thousands of years and was even found in King Tut’s tomb. Nigella seeds are nutrient-rich and contain thymoquinone, which is known for its powerful antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. Nigella seeds may be taken to help lower cholesterol levels, aid with weight loss, protect from cancer, regulate blood sugar levels, help maintain blood pressure, fight inflammation, ease joint pain, help with dental issues, strengthen immune system function, promote liver and kidney health, treat infertility, boost memory, and help with headaches.
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), also known as acetylcysteine, is a derivative of the amino acid cysteine and boosts the production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps with the detoxification of the body. NAC can be taken to manage acetaminophen poisoning. Moreover, it may be taken before alcohol consumption to help minimize damage associated with alcohol consumption. Other uses of NAC include liver support, provide relief of symptoms associated with respiratory conditions (such as bronchitis), boost brain function, improve sleep, boost immune function, reduce risk of heart disease, aid in pulmonary fibrosis treatment, help with polycystic ovary syndrome, and improve fertility in both men and women. NAC may also be used to treat neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease), mental health disorders (e.g. PTSD), depression, and drug abuse.
Cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark of trees of the Cinnamomum family and has been used for over thousands of years for its medicinal properties. Cinnamon may be used to help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, relieve digestive problems, improve heart health, and reduce inflammation.