Superfood Benefits for Better Health


Superfood Health BenefitsWelcome to Superfood Profiles. This website is about using the world’s most nutritious foods for improving your health, preventing diseases and losing weight naturally. 

While better skin and healthier hair are usually positive outward signs of enhancing your diet, certain superfoods can also be made into effective treatments for your hair and skin, for an immediate improvement in your appearance.

Superfood Profiles also has many quick, simple and delicious superfood recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners as well as soups, juices and smoothies to have more of these healthiest of foods and experience more energy in your day.

There are daily superfood updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and I’d really appreciate hearing from you there and especially in the comments section below any of the articles here.

My name is Jim and I want to thank you for visiting. It’s my hope that this website can help more people become aware of and share the many benefits of superfoods in making a positive difference to their daily energy levels, physical appearance and overall health and well-being.


Superfood List

Fruit & Berry Superfoods

Avocado BenefitsAvocado

Why avocados are so good for you, avocado nutrients for weight loss, diabetes and a healthy heart and how to use it as a treatment for better skin and hair. Far from fattening, superfood avocados are actually one of nature’s healthiest foods.

PapayaPapaya for Health

Papayas are a rich source of antioxidants for improving your health and enzymes for better digestion. Also, some unusual health benefits of papaya seeds and how to use them as a treatment for parasites.

Superfood SmoothiesSmoothie Recipes

Delicious yet extremely healthy recipes for making smoothies full of superfoods and packed to bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other health promoting nutrition.

Healthiest Oils

Avocado oil nutritional propertiesAvocado Oil

The health benefits of using avocado oil for high temperature cooking and why it’s so good for hair growth and healthy skin, including treating acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Black Currant OilBlack currant Hair Loss treatment

Black currant oil is a potent nutritional oil full of gamma linoleic acid that may help treat and prevent thinning hair. Along with treating hair loss there are many other potential benefits of taking black currant oil.

Flaxseed OilFlax omega-3 benefits

Using flaxseed oil for weight loss, better skin and strong and shiny hair. Cold pressed flaxseed oil is one of the best sources of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid and an especially healthy oil for women.

Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin oil for men

A delicious culinary oil, cold pressed pumpkin seed oil is especially beneficial for men in preventing hair loss and prostate problems as it contains unique compounds that control excessive DHT levels.

Herbal Superfoods

AmlaIndian-Gooseberries

Amla is an internal rejuvenator that boosts your immune system and liver function and promotes good general health and longevity. Here’s how to use it for a better body, brighter skin and stronger hair.

Gymnema SylvestreGymestra for losing weight

Gymnema tea can balance blood sugar levels and reduce carbohydrate cravings for weight loss, as an aid in diabetes treatment and as a preventative for those at risk of the disease.

Mucuna Pruriensmucuna for dopamine and testosterone

Mucuna pruriens is a potent mood enhancing and libido stimulating superfood for improving your mental state, energy levels, ability to relax and even body composition and libido.

 Stevia

Using stevia regularly may well be one of the most beneficial things you ever do for your health. Not for the nutrition it gives you, but for what it helps you substitute in your diet – sugar.

Triphala PowderTriphala digestion treatment

Triphala is a powerful Ayurvedic preparation that cleanses and detoxifies your body while simultaneously strengthening and nourishing it. Here’s how to prepare triphala and use it for better health and digestion.

Nut & Seed Superfoods

Black WalnutsBlack walnut parasite remedy

How to use black walnuts as a treatment for parasites, to rid your body of candida overgrowth, for excessive sweating, cold sores, warts and other skin problems and fungal conditions.

Brazil NutsBrazil Nuts for selenium and testosterone

Eating delicious Brazil nuts to avoid becoming selenium deficient as well as increasing your natural testosterone levels and why this is beneficial for women as well as men.

Raw Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin seeds for intestinal worms

Pumpkin seed health benefits for improving your skin tone, cholesterol reduction, kidney stone prevention and how to use pumpkin seeds for intestinal worms.

Superfood Vegetables

Arugula nutritional propertiesArugula

Arugula has some surprising health benefits for cancer prevention, weight loss and body detoxification and is particularly high in many important vitamins, minerals and beneficial nutrients.

Bok ChoyBok choy health benefits

Bok Choy is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and is especially good for improving your skin. Here’s why this vegetable superfood is a great addition to your meals if you value your health and appearance.

ParsleyParsley for skin and hair

Parsley is rich in nutrition and fresh parsley juice is especially good for kidney cleansing and liver detoxification. Also, how to use it for getting rid of dark circles under the eyes, acne and discolored skin.

PumpkinPumpkin for better health

Healthy pumpkin is an antioxidant rich superfood for disease prevention, better digestion and glowing skin. Here are some great tasting pumpkin recipes plus how to cook it for maximum nutrition.

Maca and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe for More Testosterone and Higher Libido


Maca and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe for More Testosterone and Higher LibidoBlueberry smoothies are delicious but this special recipe for increasing testosterone and raising libido is far more than just something nice to drink.

Each of the ingredients ahead plays its part in making this a powerful treatment for elevating one of the most important of hormones for both men and women — testosterone.

For people lacking in the many nutrients this testosterone smoothie provides, drinking it can make the kind of difference most people usually only associate with expensive little pills.

Let’s have a look at what’s in it and why each of them is so good for proper hormone function and a healthy libido.

Why This Maca and Blueberry Smoothie Can Help Testosterone Production

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A Banana Cacao Pre-Workout Smoothie Recipe


Banana Cacao Smoothie RecipeThis pre-workout smoothie is made with banana and cacao powder for a rich chocolate banana flavor.

With the addition of matcha, cinnamon, mucuna, whey protein and coconut oil it provides a potent boost of energy before a workout or any other kind of exercise where you need a lot of energy.

Why This Shake is Great Before a Workout

Banana

Bananas are a healthy fruit, high in potassium, prebiotic soluble fiber, magnesium, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin B6. They do have a problem though — high levels of natural sugars.

This makes them not the best fruit to eat regularly, or add to your smoothies, if you’re trying to lose weight. Right before a workout though, with all the potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, they are excellent.

Matcha Green Tea

Powdered matcha is actually an extra high-powered version of green tea with a mild flavor and some exceptional health benefits.

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An Avocado, Spinach and Kiwi Heart Healthy Green Smoothie


Avocado, Spinach and Kiwi Heart Healthy Green SmoothieThis rich and delicious avocado, spinach and kiwi smoothie is an extremely healthy treatment for your entire cardiovascular system.

The recipe ahead also contains fresh ginger and turmeric for their incredible heart benefits and is particularly recommended for older readers who are looking to maintain their cardiovascular health for many years to come.

Why This Smoothie Is Good for Your Heart

Avocado

Avocado is full of healthy monounsaturated fats, shown to reduce dangerous LDL cholesterol at the same time as raising beneficial HDL cholesterol.

Definitely don’t be afraid of the fat content of avocados. We need healthy fatty acids like this in our diet and being a high satiety food, they also fill you up and reduce hunger and can actually be excellent for weight loss.

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An Apple, Carrot, Parsley and Beet Detox Smoothie Recipe


Beet Detox Smoothie RecipeYour liver is the major detoxification organ of your body and has a hard job these days with all the various toxic compounds in processed foods and the polluted environment we live in.

This detox smoothie recipe with beet, parsley and other liver-healthy ingredients can give it a well-deserved break and help alleviate that sluggish, run-down feeling that so many people experience due to an overburdened liver.

Your toxin-filtering kidneys can also benefit from this apple, carrot and beet smoothie and having it regularly, along with plenty of water throughout your day, may even help prevent painful kidney stones.

How This Smoothie Detoxifies Your Liver and Kidneys

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The Many Benefits of Grass Fed Whey Protein


Protein smoothieSuper smoothieMost people know it’s important to get enough protein in their diet. It’s even more valuable though to get the right kind of high-quality protein for the most health benefits.

Low-quality protein sources like processed meat or hydrolyzed soy protein can do more damage to your body than good.

By comparison, grass fed whey can lay claim to being the very highest quality source of undenatured protein. It also provides many potent health-promoting nutrients like conjugated linoleic acid, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and high levels of cysteine for glutathione production.

Keep reading to understand just why grass fed whey protein is so good for you, how to choose the best kind and what makes it such a healthy addition to superfood smoothies like these.

The Importance of Protein

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A Natural Zika Virus Treatment?


Papaya leafCould papaya leaf juice be a natural treatment for the Zika virus?

This article examines the evidence, has an important precaution for pregnant women and explains how to prepare papaya leaf juice for mosquito-borne viral infections like Zika and Dengue.

What Is Zika Virus and What Are the Symptoms?

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A Natural Smoothie Treatment for Arthritis and Painful Joints


Arthritic-pain-treatmentThis great tasting smoothie for arthritis combines natural ingredients that may help reduce joint pain and other arthritic symptoms.

It also contains nutrients like bromelain, curcumin and gingerols that have been demonstrated in research studies to combat inflammation throughout your body.

There are quite a few ingredients in this arthritis smoothie treatment and you may not be able to get all of them with a visit to the supermarket.

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The Clear Skin Smoothie for Acne, Eczema and Anti-Aging


Smoothie-for-better-skinThis smoothie for better skin is designed to provide plenty of the nutrition your skin needs to look its best. The recipe is full to bursting with antioxidants, healthy fats and specific nutrients to help prevent and treat acne, eczema and other forms of skin inflammation.

Used regularly it may even help slow down the signs of skin aging caused by collagen breakdown, poor moisture balance and free radical damage to your skin cells.

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A Superfood Smoothie for Better Digestion


Digestion-smoothieMany people experience digestion problems eating a ‘modern’ processed food diet. The gluten in wheat, lactose in milk, difficult to digest proteins in processed meat, acids in soda and coffee, sugar in just about everything and a wide variety of chemical additives are often linked to digestive issues and poor intestinal health affecting so many in today’s Western societies.

In the long-term, switching to a more natural food diet and particularly incorporating fermented foods can greatly improve digestive health and help treat symptoms like bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, ulcers and excessive gas. For more immediate relief, this smoothie recipe has a combination of superfoods for quickly relieving intestinal troubles and improving digestion.

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High Energy Breakfast Smoothie


Smoothie-for-extra-energyThis smoothie recipe is quick to make, full of energizing ingredients and is a delicious way to start your day.

It makes a healthy replacement for your morning coffee and, while a superfood omelet like this is even better for long-lasting energy, this smoothie can give you a quick boost when you need it.

Energy Smoothie Ingredients

Banana

It’s no surprise the athletes like tennis players often snack on bananas during their matches. The fruit gives a fast and satisfying energy boost and is full of healthy nutrients for this breakfast smoothie.

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A Healthy Smoothie for Hair Growth


Smoothie-for-hairThis smoothie recipe blends natural foods with specifically important nutritional elements for healthy hair into a great tasting drink.

It’s a simple and delicious way to give your hair follicles the valuable fatty acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients they need to produce strong and beautiful hair.

Hair Growth Smoothie Ingredients and Their Benefits

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