Hippocrates, that famed Greek physician, didn’t just come up with the Hippocratic Oath that doctors take today.

His approach looked to food as a source of nourishment and healing. Today some foods really do stand out for their curative qualities.

These superfoods are low in calories, high in nutrition and have special phytonutrients that are protective against a range of ills.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be
thy food.

—Hippocrates

Here are 5 favorites to fit into your food, juicing routine or daily supplements.

1. Barley Grass

Barley is a nutritious grain, but it’s during the grass stage that the real magic happens. These tender young shoots are nutritionally closer to green veggies. 

The key to unlocking its nutrient profile is to seek out barley grass JUICE powder. By juicing the grass first, you get a super concentrated nutrient blend, which is then dried into a power-packed powder.

Barley grass adds a sweet taste to juices and smoothies. You can also take it in capsule form if your taste buds find it too much to handle.

Raw barley grass juice powder has…

• All 8 essential amino acids to build proteins
• Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, B12 for immunity, energy and brain support
• More than 10x as much calcium as milk by weight for healthy bones
• Enzymes that make its vitamins and minerals absorb easily
• Chlorophyll that acts as a powerful detoxifier in the gut
• Superoxide dismutase, a “super” antioxidant for cellular support

2. Parsley

You might think of carrots when it comes to eye-healthy beta-carotene. Yet leafy greens are loaded with the class of antioxidants known as carotenoids.

That's true of parsley. With just one ounce (30 g) of this tasty green herb, you get 2,500 IUs of vitamin A (beta-carotene), meeting your full daily requirement.

Add parsley to juices or salads and garnish veggies to give them a healthy boost. Pick organic parsley to steer clear of toxic pesticides.

Parsley also comes with...

• Vitamin C for immunity. One cup (60 g) has more C than an orange
• B vitamins, including folate which is essential to make blood cells
• Bioavailable calcium for strong bones
• Magnesium, phosphorus and potassium for a healthy heart
• The immunity mineral zinc, which can shorten the length of colds
• Lots of vitamin K, essential for blood clotting and healthy bones

3. Spinach

Popeye was right. Spinach is really good for you.

When planning a salad, make sure to mix in spinach greens. That's because spinach has anti-cancer properties.

Aside from defensive qualities, spinach is also rich in vitamins and minerals to support healthy cell growth, including high levels of vitamin A for eye health.

In one landmark study published in the journal Food Chemistry, vegetables were evaluated in the lab against numerous forms of human cancer cells.  

The anti-cancer comparison of five salad greens...

• Boston     • Endive     • Radicchio     • Romaine     • Spinach

Spinach was number ONE in reducing tumor cell growth!

Spinach was particularly effective against brain tumor cells in the study, reducing growth to near zero, while also reducing growth for other types.

4. Broccoli

It might not be kid-friendly, but broccoli is your best friend when it comes to protection against cancers in the colon, breast and prostate.

The reason it stands out is thanks to a special compound called sulforaphane. This phytonutrient is ONLY found in cruciferous veggies and broccoli has the most!

Sulforaphane is widely studied for its ability to suppress cancer through stopping HDAC, an enzyme involved in the progression of cancer cells.

For the greatest benefit, eat broccoli raw as cooking reduces all the nutrients.

The good inside broccoli...

• Highest plant source of protective sulforaphane
• Full of folate to regulate homocysteine levels for heart health
• Raw foods come with all needed co-factors and enzymes
• Just one cup gives you 81 mg of vitamin C, your full RDAs worth! 

5. Mushrooms

Within the fungi kingdom are mushrooms with remarkable medicinal qualities.

Long used in Eastern medicine, several types of mushroom are now widely recognized for their health benefits including: cordyceps, shiitake, reishi, turkey tail, and agaricus blazei.

It's important to buy organic mushrooms since all mushrooms will readily absorb pesticides, metals and pollutants. Add organic mushrooms to any meal, or seek out an organic extract for extra immunity.

The health benefits of common button mushrooms...

• An excellent source of polyphenols (antioxidants) and B vitamins
• Selenium is hard to find in foods, but mushrooms are a rich source
• Exclusively found in mushrooms, ergothioneine protects DNA
• The only plant source of essential vitamin D for bone health
• Comes with beta-glucans that activate NK-cells (natural killer cells) 

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• 2,000 IUs of vegan, organic vitamin D
• Organic raw, cold-processed superfoods
• Prebiotic with organic Jerusalem Artichoke
• Plant-based enzymes for optimum absorption
• 5 Billion probiotics for digestive & immune support

Supercharge your health...

Adding in superfoods is a fast way to detoxify the body, improve immunity
and make you feel like the superhero you are!

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