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.

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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 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


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.


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.

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. My advice would be to make it up with whatever you can get to start with. If you’d like to add more ingredients in future you can do so, perhaps one at a time to see how each improves the smoothies effectiveness in treating your arthritis symptoms. Read more »

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.

If you don’t have all the ingredients listed here the first time you make it don’t worry. The more you add the more powerful the smoothie will be but even a few of these foods blended together can make for an effective skin treatment. Read more »

A Superfood Smoothie for Intestinal Health and 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. Read more »

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


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


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 »

How to Make Healthier Salads in 4 Simple Steps

Better SaladsSalads can make for a healthy lunch or light, yet nutritious dinner. The key to making a great salad is to move beyond the old iceberg lettuce, tomato and olive oil combination and get more adventurous with stronger tasting greens like arugula and more interesting ingredients.

Here’s a simple formula to create delicious tasting and healthier salads that are also extremely good for you.

How to Make Healthy and Delicious Salads

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