So valuable the Mayans used it for centuries as currency, cacao is the highest anti-oxidant concentrated food in the world — with more antioxidants than green tea, blueberries and red wine combined. It is also recognized as the #1 source of magnesium, and contains 314% the US RDA for iron in a 1 oz. serving.
Coconut palms can absorb nearly every mineral useful in human nutrition, making young coconut water nearly identical to human blood plasma. In fact, in the Pacific in WWII coconut water IVs saved thousands of lives. It fights fatigue with vitamins and natural sugars, and contains a higher level of potassium and a lower level of sodium than many sports drinks.
Cultivated since approximately 6000 B.C. dates are a natural sweetener with low-insulin spiking fructose, and are considered medium on the Glycemic Index for blood sugar. They are rich in magnesium, known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, and potassium, which can promote proper good heart function heart and lower blood pressure
Actually a seed harvested from the underside of the cashew apple, cashews have been are a natural source of sustained energy and protein for centuries. They deliver essential minerals like selenium, zinc, copper to your body, and offer heart-friendly monounsaturated fats shown to lower harmful LDL cholesterol.
Long prized as a potent aphrodisiac by the Aztec Indians, the dried seed pod of the vanilla plant contains many important minerals: like potassium, iron, manganese and copper to help regulate hear rate and promote red blood cell production. According to the USDA, vanilla beans are a Top-10 antioxidant food, with antibacterial properties that can help reduce skin infections and treat acne.
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