Many of you have heard of the term “superfood” before but do you really know what it means?
A superfood is packed with the vitamins and minerals that you need in your diet. They are essential to your health, wellness and for fighting against chronic diseases like heart failure and cancer.
Water lentils are the newest superfood of 2019! They are now being grown in Central Florida in an extremely efficient and sustainable aqua-farm. Instead of contributing to deforestation, our farms use non-arable land and we recycle 98% of our water usage.
Water lentils are high in calcium, iron, Vitamin A, magnesium and are a good source of phosphorus and zinc! They have an excellent source of antioxidants, which can reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease by stopping oxidation of free radicals in your body. Antioxidants also prevent damage to your DNA, thereby preventing mutations that can lead to cancer.
Calcium makes up the majority of your teeth and bone structure. When you lack calcium, even in just a day, your body breaks down your teeth and bones. By consuming water lentils, you are giving your body the calcium it needs and preventing the risk of osteoporosis.
Iron carries oxygen around your body. When your body lacks iron, your energy levels plummet because you are not getting enough oxygen to your brain and muscles.
Magnesium is a cofactor for thousands of enzymes in your body, which means that magnesium is used in nearly every function in your body from protein synthesis and muscle movement to blood pressure regulation.
Vitamin A has a multitude of functions within the body. Starting with the immune system, where it aids in the production of white blood cells. Vitamin A also is essential for your eyesight. It is used in the conversion of light in the retina into signals to the brain. As well as immune function and eyesight, Vitamin A is used in growth, reproduction, and bone health.
Phosphorus is another mineral that is EXTREMELY important. Many don't think of a simple mineral such as phosphorus to be so important but the truth is that phosphorus is used in nearly every reaction in your body. Phosphorus is used for nerve conduction, energy maintenance, muscle contraction, and repairing tissues just to name a few. It is even used to make your DNA.
Similarly to most other minerals, zinc also has many functions and is involved in a variety of processes in the body. Zinc helps hundreds of enzymes to carry out their functions, which can range from signaling to digestion.
As you may have noticed, vitamins and minerals are absolutely essential for your body. Each has a multitude of functions that you could not live without. That is why it is so important to make sure that you consume foods that contain them.
Water lentils contain a multitude of the vitamins and minerals that you need in your diet. Simply adding a refreshing shake into your day can help to rejuvenate, replenish and restore your body. Our SuperGreen Lentein Superfood contains 2 servings of vegetables, which is the equivalent of 2 cups of kale!