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Goji Berries:
These berries are a highly nutrient-dense fruit. With 18 amino acids, these deep-red dried fruits are the richest source of carotenoids of al other known fruits or plants. They also contain vitamins B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin E. Goji berries are traditionally thought of as a longevity, strength building and sexual potency food.

Cacao Beans:
Cacao is the seed of the fruit from an Amazonian tree. It is incredibly rich in Sulphur and seems to be the best source of magnesium which balances chemicals in our brains, builds strong bones and is linked to making us happier. Sulphur builds strong nails, detoxifies the liver and supports healthy pancreas function.

Maca :
A root from Peru, Maca looks a little like a turnip. Normally ground into a powder, Maca is full of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and all the essential amino acids. This small modest looking root can help you achieve optimal health.

Camu Camu:
Growing in black water rivers in the Amazonian jungle of Peru, Camu Camu is a bush containing more Vitamin C than any other known plant. The Camu Camu fruit has a purplish red skin and a yellow pulp, and has 30-60 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Camu Camu is also known to be effective in treating depression due to containing chemical compounds which have antidepressant properties.

Aloe Vera:
This is a plant which has the appearance of a cactus but actually belongs to the lily family. For over 6,000 years people have turned to Aloe Vera for its ability to relieve a wide range of ailments. The plant's clear, soothing sap is used to relieve stings, sunburn, insect bites, but also peptic ulcers, diarrhoea and painful joints. The Aloe Vera extract acts in three ways: As an anti-inflammatory agent, a wound healer and an antioxidant .

Pink Himalayan Salt:
Harvested from salt mines, this crystal salt contains 84 minerals and is readily absorbed and utilised by the body. Pure crystal salt appears to enhance and balance the body's self-regulating properties. It safely and naturally lowers high blood pressure or raises low blood pressure, which is a dramatic contract to table salt whose delicate structure and trace elements have been refined and processed away.

Linseeds :
High in Omega-3, an essential fatty acid, linseeds are also an excellent source of fibre. They help to clean the intestinal tract, preventing any build up of unwanted substances on the intestinal wall. Twice a day, on an empty stomach, take one dessert spoon of linseeds and add to a large glass of water. These will help your internal hygiene as well as the beneficial bacteria.

Antioxidants :
Our bodies need more antioxidants depending on how much stress we're under, if we live in a polluted area or we smoke. Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, selenium and zinc are just some of the antioxidants we need, and they are very beneficial for protecting us against the harmful substances our bodies encounter on a daily basis.

How do vitamins affect my health?
Our bodies need small amounts of vitamins, which are essential nutrients, in order to work properly. The two types of vitamins are fat-soluble and water-soluble .

Fat-soluble vitamins are needed every day for our bodies to work properly, preferably sourced from plant derived sources where possible. They are found in mainly fatty foods such as vegetable oils, Algae sources, dairy foods and oily fish. However, you don't need to eat these foods every day, due to our body's ability to store them for use when called on. Fat-soluble vitamins are: Vitamins, A, D, E and K.
Water-soluble vitamins are found in fruit, vegetables and grain. They aren't stored in the body so we need to have more of them. Unlike fat-soluble vitamins though, they are easily destroyed by heat, exposure to the air, and in the water used for cooking. Try steaming or grilling your food rather than boiling, to retain as many of the water-soluble vitamins as possible. Water-soluble vitamins are: Vitamins B6, B12, C, biotin, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, thiamine.

What are the importance of Minerals?
Minerals can be found in a variety of foods, and our bodies need these essential nutrients in small amounts so as to function properly. Meat, cereals, fish, milk, dairy food, vegetables, fruit, and nuts all contain minerals in varying amounts.

They are needed to help build strong bones, control body fluids inside and outside cells, and for turning the food we eat into energy. All of the following are essential minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulphur.

MSM : MSM is a naturally occurring form of dietary sulphur and is found in fresh raw foods involved in the cycle of rain. MSM is linked to building collagen and maintaining healthy joints, but is volatile and destroyed by cooking. It speeds up the recovery of sore muscles, increases flexibility, and is very effective for recovery from athletic injuries. Working particularly well when put with Vitamin C rich foods, it also neutralises foreign proteins such as allergens, toxin, parasites - making it anti-inflammatory.

All of the information provided here is purely to help increase your knowledge and awareness. Donna Brown has found that she personally has benefited greatly from superfoods, vitamins and minerals, and would love the opportunity to discuss dietary needs further with you. Page 1 of 2 >>

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