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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.

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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.

Avocado Face Mask – Quick and Simple Skin Care

avocado-skin-treatmentHere’s a quick and simple avocado face mask anyone can make up at home and be applying a couple of minutes.

Used regularly, perhaps a couple of times a week, most people will quickly see a real improvement in their skin’s texture and appearance.

How to Make an Avocado Face Mask

There are only two ingredients in this facial mask – a little avocado and a touch of raw honey, preferably manuka honey, which itself has some amazing skin benefits. Regular heat treated honey from the supermarket won’t have the same properties unfortunately.

Most avocado mask recipes recommend using half an avocado. I don’t know about you but my face isn’t that big. Mashed up, avocado spreads well and you really don’t need a full half of one.

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4 Skin Benefits of Avocados

Avocado for the faceAvocados are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that can really improve your skin from the inside. You can also use the fruit topically on your face for deep moisturization and regeneration.

Let’s have a look at some of the best benefits of avocado for your skin.

Vitamin C

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Avocado and Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Avocado for DiabeticsDiabetes is a massive health problem with approximately 19 million Americans diagnosed with the disease. There are also believed to be a further 7 million people who are undiagnosed sufferers, according to the National Institute of Diabetes.

That’s over 8% of the US population affected by a disease that is the leading cause of kidney failure, new cases of blindness in adults and non-trauma lower limb amputations.

Diabetes is also a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke and now the seventh highest cause of death in the United States.

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The Unique Nutritional Properties of Avocados

Avocado NutritionAvocados have nutritional properties that make them quite a unique fruit and one well worth eating regularly.

They have an unusually high fat content, though as we’ll see ahead, this is a definite plus for your health. They are also low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and contain all of the essential amino acids.

In fact, avocados are so good for you, they’ve actually been described as the only food you could live on alone. And while I wouldn’t suggest trying that, it goes someway to explaining just how broad the range of nutrients is in them.

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Avocado Omelette – A Superfood Breakfast

superfood-omeletteHere’s a great tasting avocado omelette recipe, packed with nutrition for an extremely healthy breakfast to start the day with.

Eggs are full of easily digested protein, vitamin A, choline, folate, potassium, phosphorus, selenium and zinc. They also fill you up really well and give you a much steadier, more consistent and longer lasting energy than sugary cereals or toast first thing in the morning.

There’s a lot of superfoods in this healthy avocado omelette and you might not have all of them, or want to exclude some based on personal taste. That’s fine. I think of this as my ultimate avocado omelette recipe with everything, but feel free to experiment and make it your own.


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Are Avocados Fattening or Can They Help You Lose Weight?

Are avocados fatteningIs avocado fattening or should it be considered a beneficial food for losing weight?

New research is revealing that old advice to avoid high fat foods is dead wrong, particularly when it comes to avocados.

Read ahead to see why avocado is actually a premier weight loss food and how faulty low fat advice has been putting your health at risk.

Healthy Fats for Weight Loss

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How to Ripen Avocados Fast and Naturally

Ripening AvocadosAvocados are best ripened at home so you can use them just as they become soft. It can be risky to buy ones that you think are already ready at the store for two reasons.

Firstly, you don’t know how long it has been soft for. From my experience, there’s a fair chance it will be overripe and starting to go off in the middle.

Secondly, if a loose avocado has been sitting on the supermarket shelf for long enough to turn ripe it may have had a lot of fingers pressing into it and bruising the pulp.

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Amazing Avocados – Why is Avocado Healthy?

Healthy avocadoAvocados are an amazing superfood with a rich flavor and an impressive list of health benefits. Here’s why avocado is healthy and some seriously good reasons to get more of them into your diet.

Avocado Nutrition

There is a wide variety of nutritional elements in avocado to support better health and these nutrients are in a highly usable and absorbable form for your body but to their high fatty acid content. Some experts have even described avocado as nature’s most perfect food.

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