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Sea Buckthorn Is The New Superfood

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Sea Buckthorn

Here it comes: the latest craze in superfood!

We aren't talking about Goji anymore — nope, we're talking about Sea Buckthorn!

It's a fiery orange berry that comes from the same Himalayan landscape as the Goji!

Here's why it's so good:

“It grows and thrives in harsh climate conditions at an even higher altitude than goji, likely due to its nutrient makeup. Omega 7 has been a hero nutrient in clinical trials because it helps rebuild connective tissue. This makes it great for athletes with any tendon or ligament issues — and suggests it could even help with cellulite.”

Omega 7 is pretty rare, which is awesome, but it also contains omega 3, 6, and 9!

The only problem is that it doesn't taste very good, but you CAN eat it. Some would recommend you rub it on your skin, though:

“Sea buckthorn is being used in skin creams for the same reason you would ingest it. And anecdotally, people seem to think it improves their hair.”

Interesting! We wonder what it tastes like specifically!

Are U willing to try this??

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Delicious Superfood Recipe

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MMmmmmm!

Amanda Garbutt walks us through a simple but delicious recipe that’s loaded with tons of healthy goodness!

Def try this out, and check out more here!

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15 Superfoods For Under $20

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15 Superfoods For Under $20

There’s almost constant buzz about “superfoods,” and it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s a marketing ploy.

Well, the truth is that there are ton of “superfoods,” or rather, foods that are just really good for you! Here are 15 superfoods under $20 compiled by care2. Check ‘em out!!

1. Kale
At just over a dollar a bunch, kale is a member of the dark, leafy greens group. It’s loaded with vitamin C and vitamin B as well as calcium. Want to relieve depression? Eat kale.

2. Broccoli
This low cost cruciferous vegetable has it all. Cruciferous vegetables are known for a compound that neutralizes toxins in the liver and helps cleanse the system.

3. Winter Squash
Winter squash is only a few dollars a pound and when compared to the summer squash variety, it’s much better for you. They’re a good source of vitamin B6, which is important for the nervous and immune system, as well as folate for heart and pregnancy health.

4. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet, savory, and downright delicious, nothing beats this winter staple. Sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber, protein, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

5. Cabbage
Roger Doiron says, “what cabbage lacks in sex appeal and trendiness it makes up for in dependability and productivity.” He’s right. Cabbage is cheap and just like broccoli, it’s a cruciferous super veggie.

6. Apples
Apples are our best foodie friends. Sweet, tangy, crunchy, and low in calories, apples have fiber and tons of phytochemicals or antioxidants that serve to fight free radicals in the body that cause disease and aging.

7. Quinoa
At $3-5 a pound quinoa is cheap and nutrient dense. Quinoa is a complete protein and can substitute for less sustainable proteins. Compared to other grains, quinoa is higher in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc.

8. Brown Basmati Rice
Talk about cheap, rice is one of the least expensive foods in the world. At just a few dollars a pound, a little goes a long way. I also love brown basmati rice, It’s an excellent source of manganese and a good source of the minerals selenium and magnesium.

9. Barley
Barley is one of my favorite grains. The little bubbles burst in your mouth, full of flavor. Barley is rich in manganese, selenium, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium.

10. Adzuki Beans
Beans are one of the least expensive protein sources. In fact, these little guys contain some of the highest levels of protein and the lowest levels of fat of any variety of beans. They also contain high levels of potassium, fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and manganese.

11. Black Beans
This is an obvious one, but no less important. Black beans are a good source of folate, dietary fiber, manganese, protein, magnesium, vitamin B1 (thiamin), phosphorus, and iron.

12. Flaxseed
Omega 3 fatty acids are an ever important building block nutrient that like B12, the body cannot produce on its own. Don’t worry because you can get the nutrient without fatty fish. Instead, get it from flaxseed.

13. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are one of the least expensive seeds that you can buy in bulk and if you buy the raw variety, they’re quite good for you as well. Sunflower seeds have 76 percent of the RDA for vitamin E.

14. Sesame Seeds
Great for sprinkling on all your favorite Asian dishes, who knew that they were so good for you? Again, a little goes a long way with this one. You don’t need a whole lot to absorb the benefits. Sesame seeds are rich in calcium and magnesium. Who knew?

15. Almonds
I saved the best for last. If you’re not eating almonds, it’s time to start. Almonds are good for heart health and loaded with vitamin E, an antioxidant that keeps you from aging.

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