Using Superfoods 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 recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, soups, smoothies and juices, to have more of these healthiest of foods and experience more energy in your day.

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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 benefits of using superfoods to make a positive difference to their daily energy levels, physical appearance and overall health and well-being.


The 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.

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 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.

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.

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. Read more »

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

Apple

Apples are rich in antioxidant compounds called flavonoids that combat free radical damage and inflammation. They are the highest natural source of an unusual flavonoid called procyanidin B2 which research studies suggest stimulates hair growth by activating the anagen (growth) cycle of your hair follicle and decreasing the dormant phase. Read more »

The Health Benefits of Stevia the Sugar Substitute


Sugar-replacementStarting to use 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.

Stevia is a small South American herb with leaves that contain unusual compounds called steviosides that mimic the sweetness of sugar without any of its negative effects on your health. In fact, raw stevia is around 40 times sweeter than regular sugar, while the concentrated extract is approximately 200 times more sweet. Read more »

How to Use Black Currant Oil for Hair Loss and Better Health


Black currant seed oil propertiesBlack currant oil is an unusually powerful nutritional oil with many health benefits. Ahead is how the gamma linoleic acid and other nutrition in black currant seed oil may help treat and prevent thinning hair, the best dosage for hair loss and other potential benefits of black currant oil.

Hormones, Hair Loss and Fatty Acids

Androgenic alopecia is a form of hair loss that can affect both men and women. In men the condition is also known as male pattern baldness and leads to a receding hairline, loss of hair on the crown and eventual baldness. Read more »

The Top 10 Arugula Health Benefits


Healthy RocketArugula is an extremely healthy and nutritious cruciferous vegetable that many people have never heard of. Also called salad rocket or garden rocket, it has a distinctive (and I think delicious) peppery flavor to its soft green leaves. Arugula also has some surprising health benefits as we’ll see ahead.

10 Great Reasons Why Arugula Is Healthy

1. Cancer Protection

Like many other cruciferous vegetables, arugula contains special sulfur containing substances called glucosinolates with many potential benefits for your health. Read more »

Mucuna Pruriens Benefits for Dopamine, Testosterone and Better Sleep


Benefits of kapikachhuMucuna pruriens is one of the more potent mood enhancing and libido stimulating superfoods available, with noticeable health benefits and a long list of uses.

This powerful herb can have a direct influence on your brain’s neurotransmitters and potentially have beneficial effects on your mental state, energy levels, ability to relax and even body composition and libido.

Mucuna isn’t for everyone though and it’s important to read the dosage information and potential precautions before taking it. Strength and quality varies but there are details on high potency mucuna pruriens capsules and an organic seed powder at the end of this article. Read more »

Natural Male Birth Control – Papaya Seeds as a Contraceptive for Men?


pawpaw birth controlScientists are working on a male birth control pill designed to block the release of sperm and prevent unwanted pregnancy. So far many of the attempted methods involving inhibiting hormones appear to lead to testosterone problems and decreased libido.

There are however some potential natural methods of birth control without such side effects. One of the most interesting is using papaya seeds for male contraception.

Ahead is what we know about using the seeds of papaya as a contraceptive for men, potential precautions if you choose to use them and the simplest and best tasting way to add papaya seeds to your diet. Read more »

Choosing the Best Avocado Oil


Californian avocado oilAvocado oil is growing in popularity as more and more people recognize its value as a superior cooking oil. Coldpressed avocado oil also has many beneficial properties for improving your appearance, disease prevention and long-term optimal health.

I’ve written before about the importance of the smoke point of the oil you cook with and why avocado oil is the best and perhaps only oil that should be used for high temperature frying. There’s also numerous reasons why the vegetable oils in most people’s kitchens may be damaging their health and why a good avocado oil is the best replacement.

Like all natural products though, there are different levels of quality. I recently tried a new Read more »