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Superfoods for Easter

The superfoods can be combined to delicious, nutritious Easter menus no matter if you prefer an elegant or casual style. 1. Broccoli Sprouts Excellent supplies of beta-carotene, vitamin C, amino acids and fibre. 2. Carrots Well known for high levels of beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A), carrots also provide many other vitamins and minerals ... Read more
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Choosing Lucky Superfoods

Lucky Superfoods take “feel good food” to a whole new level. They can not only provide you with plenty of nutrients but might lead to wealth and prosperity, recognition and status, longevity and health, happiness and family unity. This quickstart guide is based on Chinese New Year Traditions, because the Chinese are really masters at food symbolism – an art well worth re-learning.
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Choose the Herb that is Right for You to Grow – Part 2

Ginger is one of the world's most ancient spices, and is well-known for its health benefits. It can be eaten fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. Oregano not only enhances meals, it contains oils which fight bacteria. Echinacea is known to ward off colds and flu. Did you know that it's also an excellent plant to grow if you want to attract bees and butterflies into your garden?
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Superfoods for Thanksgiving

The traditional food choices for Thanksgiving can be very nourishing if the plants were grown in nutrient-rich soil and a suitable climate. Choose the best varieties and recipes to fit modern lifestyles (hint: your grandparents did not sit in front of computers and other devices after dinner) and you’ll enjoy not only the holiday but also be fit the next day.
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Choose the Herb that is Right for You to Grow – Part 1

Garlic not only makes food delicious, it also has a number of health benefits. It's been used as a food and medicine for more than 5000 years. Elderberries have a long history of use in herbal medicine. Calendulas are much more than a pretty face in an organic vegetable garden. The flowers can be used as a medicinal herb, and added to herb teas and salads.
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Delicious Solutions for the Cold and Flu Season

12 Delicious Solutions: Blackberry, Cacao (raw), Kiwi, Elderberry, Garlic, Flax (= Linseed), Grapefruit, Ginger, Kale, Pumpkin, Spirulina and Chicken.
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Halloween for Superfoodies

These superfoods are great for decorations AND for eating at Halloween parties – without any regrets. After all you want to feel ALIVE on Halloween – as well as the weeks after! And if you want to know how the turnip turned into a pumpkin listen to this podcast: Almonds Apple Cacao Cauliflower Cinnamon Olives ... Read more
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SFS Podcast 022 Nutrient List

Macronutrients that a plant needs: Calcium Magnesium Nitrogen Phosphorous Potassium Sulphur Micronutrients that a plant needs: Aluminium Boron Chlorine Cobalt Copper Iron Manganese Molybdenum Nickel Selenium Silicon Sodium Vanadium Zinc
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Amazing daily developments inside you

The basic building blocks of our lives – the cells in the human body – are living organisms complete with their own organs and tissues … and their specific life spans. Each cell type lives a certain length of time and then dies. We are constantly in a state of regeneration, endlessly making and re-making ... Read more
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The Wondrous World of Spirulina

Spirulina is a blue-green algae (Arthrospira platensis – “AR-thre-svera pla-TEN-sis”) that flourishes in unpolluted ponds, lakes, and rivers, especially in warmer, tropical climates. First thought to be a plant, spirulina later came to be recognized as bacteria. It’s called spirulina because of its spiralling, spring-like shape. The alga is similar to seaweeds like dulse and ... Read more
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Secrets of the Soil

Iris and Colin recently had an interesting Podcast discussion on the “Secrets of The Soil” that contribute to putting the super into Superfoods. We talked about the meaning of the old phrase “the answer lies in the soil” and explored the question “To Dig or Not To Dig”. If you have already listened to the ... Read more
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Back to School – Superfood tips for kids and moms

It can be a considerable challenge, in today’s world of stunning ads, flashy packaged foods and “old-fashioned peer pressure” from other kids to get YOUR children to eat a healthy diet. In order to meet the nutrition needs of kids, the diet should provide a steady supply of the building blocks that are required for ... Read more
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Blackberries – extra healthy and extra free

Of all foods now recognized as extra-healthy, berries are especially powerful. Here are some of the top reasons why. So grab the kids and some containers and go picking – blackberries are free – the medication in the pharmacy is not. Brain health, including dementias Studies show that antioxidants such as the polyphenolic (polly-feen-OLE-ic) compounds ... Read more
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The Magic of Matcha

Most people know green tea, but the special kind of green tea called matcha is a new experience for many – although quickly gaining popularity due to the many health benefits esp. the brain support. Camellia sinensis is the plant that is used to produce tea – the common black tea, the green tea and ... Read more
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Who is right?

I have just returned from my last tour to the USA and Australia and the questions I get asked most often are: What to believe? Who is right? What really is a superfood? Isn’t it all just marketing hype when it comes to superfoods? There is surely plenty of marketing hype and mixed messages and ... Read more
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Why Blue Flowers Are Good For You

Last week we covered what blue pea flowers are and here is why they are not only fun in the garden and in the kitchen but also very beneficial for your health. In summary: In Bali, blue pea flowers are called Bunga telang which is derived from the Indonesian term for clear vision. It is ... Read more
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The Astonishing Blue Pea Flower

The delightful blue pea flowers grow on climbing plants. This plant species that is part of the Fabaceae (fab-AY-see-ee) or pea family, blue pea is also known as butterfly pea, bluebellvine, Darwin pea, Anchan, and several other names. In India, it’s called Shankha Pushpi. It originated in equatorial Asian lands – especially Indonesia, Malaysia, and ... Read more
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Traveling for Superfoodies

Holidays are a wonderful time but can sometimes be challenging if you want to continue eating super healthy food. On one hand I always tell my clients that what you eat regularly is more important for your health than what you eat one time during your holiday. And for sure enjoying the food also has ... Read more
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Which probiotics are right for me?

The world of probiotics can be quite confusing. There are soooo many to choose from and they are not exactly cheap to buy. While you can absolutely start with the free bacteria from your environment (your kitchen and your garden), here is one quick reference booklet for you to make a decision when you want ... Read more
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A Year Full Of Edible Flowers

Blossom Growing Week 2 Bonus You can grow, pick and eat edible flowers every month of the year. There are many to choose from – this BIG overview is just a start: Of course the variety depends on your local climate. If you have a strong, cold winters with lots of snow it’s amazing how ... Read more
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Relaxing Rosemary

Bad day in the office? Kids stressing you out? Any other demanding situation? In other words just a normal day in today’s hectic lifestyle? Steal away 5 minutes and enjoy a calming cup of rosemary tea (see www.SuperfoodAcademy.com/recipes) or simply add rosemary to your meals including salad dressings. This herb has many, many benefits for ... Read more
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Salads in a Jar – a super lunch solution

Salads in a jar have become really popular in recent years – for very good reasons: No mess: The seals are designed to be airtight, so you don’t end up with a mess in your bag, even if the glass doesn’t stand upright. Very easy cleaning: Just pop them in dishwasher after use, they don’t ... Read more
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Heart Health

A STUBBORN HEALTHY HEART FOOD MYTH BUSTED: Don’t eat eggs. Because an overload of cholesterol has been blamed for heart disease, it used to be thought that eggs are off limits for heart disease patients and dangerous for anyone at risk of cardiac issues. It’s true that one large egg contains around 200 mg of ... Read more
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Asparagus

Are all asparagus varieties equally healthy? One of the most power-packed superfoods, asparagus is a uniquely delicious vegetable that’s quick and easy to prepare. Its green is brilliant, its flavour is delicate, and its juicy texture refreshes. It complements so many foods and can be served in so many different ways. And there’s just something ... Read more
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Soil Structure

A Key to Putting the Super into Superfoods:  Soil Structure When we want to grow our own superfoods, we need to bring together several different aspects of growing that collectively will guarantee our success.  One of the “keys”is what is happening in the soil, particularly the “living soil” element – all the bacteria, protists, nematodes, ... Read more
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Cacao – Part 3

Interesting Facts about Cacao Chocolate is tasty, to put it mildly, and we deeply love eating it. There’s just something about its velvety richness that seems like heaven in your mouth. Other sweet confections can be fun, but chocolate positively makes us swoon. A symbol of romantic love, it’s essential on Valentine’s Day, and we ... Read more
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Cacao – Part 2

Cacao as a Superfood How is cacao processed? The cacao pods are hacked with a machete off the tree trunk or limb and then they’re split open. The rind is discarded, so just the pulp and seeds remain. Next follows a period of several days while the pulp and seeds are piled up and left ... Read more
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Cacao – Part 1

Most people passionately love chocolate. The deep, rich flavor satisfies taste buds and also provides a subtle sense of well-being that could be called sublime. Where does chocolate come from and what makes it a superfood? The source of chocolate is the cacao tree, with its cacao (or cocoa) pods. These grow directly from the ... Read more
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Superfood Garden

Are you dreaming of perfect health – for yourself, your family, friends and the whole planet? Well, we all know it takes a bit more than a dream. You have to take action. But if that sounds overwhelming, remember one step at a time is enough. You don’t have to follow the well-meaning advice about ... Read more
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Jewels in Your Garden

Somehow I consider all the plants in my garden jewels – providing fresh, healthy food and much pleasure. But pomegranates with their glistening seeds provide a special sparkle. The plants are attractive even before you cut the fruit open to get to the seeds, with shiny coppery young foliage in spring, orange-red flowers in summer ... Read more
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Yes, you can eat them – Calendula Flowers

Calendula, Calendula officinalis Nicknames : Marigold, pot marigold Origin and history Calendula flowers are known to have been very popular as far back as ancient Rome, and they’ve been used for medicinal and culinary purposes for centuries. Secret language of flowers You’ll be surprised to know that this happy-looking flower traditionally represents despair, grief, sorrow ... Read more
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Wildly Bitter?

You’ve heard that many weeds are incredibly healthy to eat, haven’t you? But they don’t really taste that great, do they? Despite all the reassurances that your taste buds will adjust over time – and they really do! – after years of eating greens picked in their natural habitat I still prefer the taste of ... Read more
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