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The Truth About Superfoods

This is a guest post by Amer Kudi, founder of Tonic Superfoods and Tonic Lifestyle – the superfoods blog

Are you tired, stressed or strung out? Finding it difficult to lose weight? Well tell me this. What’s the one thing that undermines your energy, as well as weight loss, vibrancy and vitality? The answer is nutrition.

what are superfoods

Superfoods are foods that contain a higher level and broader range of nutrients than other foods. Many of these are considered to be adaptogens: a class of plants that not only ‘adapt’ to their environment to survive but adapt to the internal chemistry of your body to redress its imbalances. Because of the propensity of superfoods to grow in extreme environments, they often contain large amounts of bioavailable minerals that are stored in their stems, leaves, and roots to endure harsh winters or windswept rock faces. Furthermore, superfoods have become recognised for their extraordinary medicinal and life-giving properties over centuries of traditional use.

Why eat Superfoods?

The consumption of superfoods is safe and effective. The study of the chemistry and composition of superfoods has proven their value both nutritionally and medically. Most superfoods, be they a berry, root vegetable or other, contain large amounts of sustenance to fuel and nurture the body.  These include but are not limited to essential fatty acids, proteins, minerals, digestive and antimicrobial enzymes, antioxidants and vitamins. Superfoods also have a therapeutic and tonifying effect on the body systems themselves and often display anti-inflammatory and purifying properties on the blood, bones and skeletal muscles. The adaptogenic properties of superfoods indirectly target the endocrine and central nervous systems, balancing damaging levels of oestrogen, insulin and cortisol: hormones that significantly increase weight gain.

 

 

Four superfoods to include in your diet:

At TONIC SUPERFOODS we’ve done a lot of research into the quality, availability and remedial breadth of the foods we promote. Four of the best and most easy to use are Maca, Bee Pollen, Cacao and MSM. The following is a brief outline of the benefit and use of each.

MACA

Lepidium Meyenni or ‘Maca’ is an extraordinary root vegetable that originates from Peru. Maca contains high levels of selenium, calcium, magnesium and iron as well as linolenic, palmitic, oleic, essential fatty and essential amino acids. That’s quite a mouthful! Apart from containing the nutritional elements needed to support the endocrine system (for what it is most commonly known), Maca’s mineral content aids in the treatment of many other common diseases and complaints. The supplementation of Maca is enormously beneficial to those suffering from anaemia, cramps, brittle hair or nails, stress, muscle damage acne and low energy. That said, Maca’s beneficial effect on the balance of our body’s hormones is not to be overlooked. In fact, considering the involvement of hormones in most metabolic and regulatory mechanisms, balancing out our hormonal levels is important in the treatment of any ailment or illness. The part hormones play in weight-loss is significant and Maca may be used to assist in the management of weight, Oestrogen dominance and stress related fluctuations in cortisol levels.

MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane, ‘MSM’, is simply an organic form of sulphur found in a normal human diet and used by the body in an extraordinary number of its processes. Sulphur is found in the hair, nails, skin and bones and is used broadly as an anti-inflammatory as well as a powerful device of detoxification and cell regeneration. MSM is not only a component of many of the amino acid building blocks of our cells but by increasing the flexibility and permeability of the cell membrane, ensures its integrity. Such permeability also allows toxins that have built up inside the cell to be released. Not surprisingly, MSM is used in the treatment of muscular and joint pain. Without sufficient sulphur in the body, damaged tissue from injury or exercise can regenerate slowly causing a build up of scar tissue and rigid connective fibrous tissues. As the body’s natural defensive response, inflammation causes these cells to swell and pain and pressure result. MSM has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect by restoring the natural passage of fluid through the cell membrane, preventing its stagnation. The supplementation of MSM is of enormous benefit for women. Not only can MSM help prevent such degenerative conditions as osteoporosis and arthritis but its supplementation can be used to treat cellulite and to prevent ‘aging’.  As sulphur is required for collagen synthesis and the development of the connective tissue fibres of bones, hair, teeth and skin it plays a significant role in promoting and maintaining their health. With more MSM in our diet our cells stay buoyant, clean of toxins and youthful! MSM is a powerful beauty tonic.

RAW CACAO

 

Cacao powder is the ground down seed of a fruit of a tree that comes from the Amazon. To say Cacao is ‘raw’ means that it hasn’t gone through the process of being refine and heat-treated. Cacao is the richest food source of magnesium and with an anti-oxidant (ORAC) score of  95500 – 14 times more than red wine – it is also the richest source of antioxidants and bioflavonoids. High levels of sulphur in Cacao act in a similar way to MSM by detoxifying the liver and supporting silicon synthesis. Assisting in immunity, tissue regeneration and protection as well as balancing brain chemistry and function, the benefits of Cacao in your diet also extends from a physical to an emotional level: Cacao contains Amantadine (the bliss chemical), Phenyl ethylamine (PEA – the chemical released when we are in love) and MAO inhibitors (suppress appetite and release serotonin). Interestingly, the high levels of phosphorus, magnesium and potassium in Cacao act like electrolytes in the body to quench thirst and re-hydrate our cells.

BEE POLLEN

Bee Pollen is something you’ve probably heard about but never considered eating. Not only is it delicious, Bee Pollen contains all 10 essential amino acids (but up to 22 depending on plant origin), 59 trace minerals and is about 20% protein. As a complete protein, Bee Pollen is favourably comparable to equal weights of meat, eggs and cheese with 5-7 times more bioavailable protein and amino acid content. This makes Bee Pollen an ideal component to nuts both gastronomically and as a high protein on-the-go snack.  Bee Pollen also contains high levels of B vitamins (used directly in energy production) as well as significant levels of Calcium, Chloride, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Silicon and Sulphur. It also has an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-histamine effect on the body. Bee Pollen is like nature’s multivitamin. Really, need we say more?

A note on nutrition, weight loss and energy.

Food today is nutrient poor and so are our diets. With the consumption of more refined food with less to sustain us, we often feel stressed, run down and lacking in vitality. Preservative packed foods mean that our bodies don’t recognise what we are ingesting as sustenance but as toxins. This taxes our eliminatory organs: the liver, spleen, lymphatic and digestive system. Rather than requiring more caloric energy when we feel tired, our bodies are craving sustenance.

Simply put, many of the calories we consume are ‘empty’ and we overeat in response. Interestingly, the confusion of hunger signals and our bodies’ attempt to obtain more sustenance is not seen more clearly than in the energy consumption of pregnant women. It is only 300 extra calories a day that are required to support the growth of a foetus and yet the average consumed, based on strong chemical signals sent by the brain in response to poor nutrition at a time of greatest need, is closer to 1000 calories. The answer to poor nutrition is, of course, better nutrition. Superfoods provide a means by which to achieve this.  By having a nutrient rich diet our bodies are fuelled and balanced: our electrolytes stores are replenished, our muscles are repaired, our digestion and endocrine systems are supported and we are not storing ‘empty’ calories and toxins as excess body fat.

TONICSUPERFOODS: What it’s all about?

 

TONIC SUPERFOODS was founded with a clear intention in mind: to implement access to naturally derived, nutrient dense food for the purpose of increasing vitality and combating disease. Superfoods not only have a remedial effect on the body but they provide the platform of good health from which the human body can thrive. Starting as a blog, TONIC SUPERFOODS was launched as an interactive way to introduce, supply and teach people how to include superfood into their diet. For recipes and more information on how to use superfoods visit us at 

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Thanks Amer!

Don’t forget –

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Kat x

P.S.

Rebel.
Upstart.
Fuck the system; screw the rules.
Won’t do what they told me.
Too much.
Unreasonable.
Ridiculous.
Unprofessional.
Crazy!

Should I go on? I could, but I think you get the picture.

You’re the one who is not only not like the other PEOPLE, you’re also not like the other entrepreneurs.

They, they actually think they’re different; non-conformists?! Don’t make me laugh. You and I both see it as it is:

They just wanna be told how to build a pretty little website and a pretty little social media page or three and a pretty little online product or course and get their pretty little headshots and do a pretty little pre-scripted dance all over the internet so that other equally pretty fucking bland and boring and same same-y peoples pay them money,

And they can all sit in a pretty little womans circle together patting each other linking elbows and stroking each others hair and singing Kumbaya as the sun sets over another day of sinking ever deeper into the unremarkableness that is their lives.

They are the ones who are not only willing to jump through hoops, they also want to build more hoops for other people; they want to perpetuate the hoop jumping life and their whole sales pitch is basically some version of “I will help you to have a better and shinier hoop, come see!”

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BUT REALLY.

Meanwhile, you –

You’ve tried the hoop-jumping life, maybe more than what you care to admit. And, whilst you’ve nothing against sitting around with other ladeez and stroking each others hair, you and your girls; the real ones?

You don’t exactly fit in in the typical woman’s circle.

You don’t feel at home with the pretty-preneurs, not even on the internet let alone in real life.

You don’t actually GIVE a fuck about having all your shit perfect,

Polished,

And just so –

And the idea of having sales and marketing and content processes which you have to systematically pre-plan and then work through and endlessly join dots with?

Makes you want to hurl.

Sure –

You’ve bought in at times to do the idea that maybe you DO gotta do it as they say.

An automated webinar, perhaps?? Facebook ads which carefully and smartly tell the world who you are and how you can help? A sales plan proven and tested by the greats. The gradual sinking slow decline of your soul, your joy, your dreams, and even your pussy as everything within you that once knew she could HAVE IT ALL AND DO LIFE HER WAY SLOWLY DRIES,

WITHERS TO NOTHING,

AND DIES?

Sure –

Why not

And look.

It’s not that any of these things are bad or wrong. Maybe right now you’ve got to a certain point by playing by the rules … kind of. Following what ‘logic’ suggests you do. Breaking free here and there with wild little jaunts into over the top madness, noticing how THAT lights you up and also how people respond to it … but ultimately continuing to go back to trying to find the right fucking system to get you to where you want to go,

Because this thing of trying to just be you interspersed with trying to get it all right and make it work, well –

It’s God damn tiring –

But also, in the end, if we’re going to be black and white about it, it hasn’t got you to where you want to be!!

You KNOW you should be making SO much more money.

NOW.

With consistency, and yeah, while of course of COURSE you’re down for doing the work, you also feel like it SHOULD be a lot easier, more flow

And you know that you know that you know that you’ve still not let out the most unrestrained and fully expressed side of you!

– The you they can’t look away from
– The you they are MAGNETIZED by
– The you who automatically commands a huge freakin’ following, and sales to match it

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Who does not give a fuck about following rules! Or sales systems! Or strategies! Who can and will do what works for HER, and if it happens to resemble other ways people build an audience and make a fuckload of money online, cool, and if not, so what! That is not the point! The point is –

She knows what works for her.
She backs herself unapologetically.
She DOES it.

And she gets the damn results. The BIG results. The CONSISTENT results. The FUCK yes results, not just with money but with the VIBERY of it all.

Imagine …

Waking up every day and KNOWING you have crushed the day before it already begun because THAT IS WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU ROLL!

* Your shit sells (at any and all price point)
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* You don’t even have to think about low end or high end or how to take people through a value ladder or some such bullshit, the value ladder is YOU CONTINUING TO BE YOU, and the more that you DO you the more people just take themselves through whatever it is you’re offering!
* It is easy, natural, fun, and OBVIOUS how to build your automated income, funnels, the ‘cash machine’ side of your business.
* In fact the whole damn thing feels fun and easy and like you’re just being you (the full on you, the too much you, the rebel you, the fuck all of ’em THIS IS WHAT I STAND FOR AND NOW I’M GONNA TELL YOU you!),
* and at the same time you have the DEEPLY grounded and certain knowledge that the way you’re doing it, hot mess and chaos vibes and all, is WORKING. PS – the reason you feel certain of this is because your bank balance and soulmate audience and their feedback reflects it, not bc your spirit guides told you it’s coming

All of this is ALREADY available to you.

It is who you are and what you were born for.

You did not come here for normal!

You are one of the truly crazy ones, who has something inside of her that will leave the world BREATHLESS –
and allow her to make millions and impact millions –

BUT NOT IF SHE CONTINUES TO DO BUSINESS AND LIFE BY TRYING TO SOMEHOW BE A NON-CONFORMIST WHO CONTINUALLY CAVES AND CONFORMS.

For this to work,

REALLY work, like next next NEXT level $ and life flow work,
you’re going to need to FULLY turn your back on the idea that your breakthrough is waiting on the other side of you adjusting, filtering, compromising, playing the game the way the other entrepreneurs are playing it, or worrying about what the fuck your social media looks like!

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