If you are new to superfoods, this might be a bit too much for you and I would recommend you to read this article instead. However, for those who are daily loading up on the hemp seeds, spirulina, maca, coconut oil, green powders and goji berries keep on reading.
Because for us health warriors the world of wellness is rapidly opening up. A new bounty of supercharged natural ingredients is slowly becoming more popular. So if you want to be ahead of the curve, these are the new superfoods for 2015.
Why are superfoods so popular?
Looking good is one thing, but nowadays what we really want is to feel good. And the kind of nutritional support that was once the domain of alternative health nerds now has its place in everyday life. The life we’re living today is so stressful and there is so much to keep up and to work on, that we are pushed naturally into the area of the superfoods/healthy lifestyle. We feel this is the easy way to get tons of health benefits without having to think about complicated meals. That said, fresh is always best. I can’t emphasize enough, there’s not shortcut to eating healthy. And with dried superfoods you will always miss out on important enzymes that can only be found in fresh raw fruits and vegetables. And you don’t need superfoods to be(come) healthy. However, for a lot of people superfoods give the extra kick of energy that they were lacking and couldn’t find in just eating healthy. The motives may vary from person to person. Nourishing our bodies in order to feel good and perform better (calm mind, balanced hormones, reduced stress, more energy, better sleep and so on) manifest themselves also externally (glowing skin, amazing hair, balanced body weight, clear eyes).
With that in mind, here is my list of new favorite superfood for 2015.
Ho Shou Wu
Ho Shou Wu (pronounced huh show woo & HO shoo wu), also known as “Fo-ti” (FO tee) is one of the most amazing herbs. This is a tonic herb prepared from the tuberous root of Polygonum multiflorum, a plant that grows in the mountains of central and southern China.
Why a superfood?
Ho Shou Wu has a lot of health benefits, here are a few. Enhances youthfulness, raise reproductive function (libido / sperm count), fight infections, boost moods (to an exciting state), battle cancer, stimulates and balances hormones; improves adrenal gland function; nourishes skin, hair, and internal organs, protect the heart, lower cholesterol and lowers inflammation.
The most impressive thing is that it’s fortifying and empowering to the kidneys, which have a lot to do with hair growth and luster. I have heard stories of women that after giving birth had such severe hair problems to the point they needed to cut it off. And for a lot of women, three or four years later, the hair is still thin and/or hasn’t grown back. Adding in Ho Shou Wu helped a lot of women to let their hair grow (rapidly) and the hair became also thicker.