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Superfood for Preventing and Reversing Bone Loss

The nutrition researchers recruited 236 women who had hit menopause one to ten years earlier, were not on hormone replacement therapy or taking any prescribed medications known to influence bone metabolism.

Two groups of women ate either 100 grams of dried plums or 100 grams of dried apples. Additionally, participants received 500 milligrams of calcium plus 400 IU of vitamin D daily.
Those eating the dried plums benefited from a big improvement in bone mineral density. Tests in the United Kingdom have yielded similar results.

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New Superfood from Africa: Moringa

Made from the leaf of a tree from Africa and Southeast Asia, moringa could become the hot new superfood of 2015. Or at least one of them.

Moringa can be mixed into yogurt or a smoothie for a tasty way to get seven times as much Vitamin C as oranges, twice as protein as plain yogurt and 400% more calcium than milk.

Equal portions of moringa provide 400% more Vitamin A than carrots. And this new superfood would be high on Popeye’s list, as moringa has 25 times as much iron as Spinach.

Moringa is sold in health food stores and online in bar form as well and powdered form.

Lose Weight with New Superfood ?

The Queen Garnet plum resulted in weight loss in rats in a recent study of this new superfood from Australia. Like super fruits and foods such as blueberries and strawberries, this super plum has extremely high levels of Anthocyanin.

This anti-oxidant, found in many superfoods, lowers oxidative stress in the body’s cells, the reason many nutritionists recommend superfoods such as blueberries.

Research at the University of Southern Queensland resulted in evidence of this berry’s potential for losing weight. However, further research must be conducted before this claim can be positively verified. At least they taste good!

New Superfood: Baobab Fruit

Baobab Tree from AfricaRemember The Little Prince and his obsession with baobab trees? Turns out that baobab, a fruit from a tree in South Africa, is a superfood with 20 times the amount of anti-oxidants as acai and goji berries, six times as much Vitamin C as an orange, and has lots of fiber. Even better: it contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids that can lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease.

A regular part of the diet in South Africa, baobab is eaten there and sold as a freeze-dried powder in some health food stores in the USA and UK. But call your local businesses first, for baobab is not as well known or distributed as superfoods like acai berries and blueberries.

Baobab Fruit Powder from Africa

It first emerged onto the global market in 2008, but the international financial melt-down put a dent in the hopes of exporters in South Africa, Mali and other nations there. A push has begun to reintroduce this unique superfood in the USA and Europe.

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Future posts will cover super foods, fruits and herbs such as blueberries, acai berries, pomegranate, wolfberries, grape seed and skin, maquiberries, aronia, mangosteen, cranberry, red raspberries, ginseng, ashwagandha, amia, aloe vera, kale, broccoli and spinach. And details on home-based business opportunities involving super foods.

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