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Spicy Superfood Tea

August 14, 2009

Let’s talk about antioxidants.
By now you have probably accepted that they are good for you. Maybe you even chose blueberries as youghurt topping sometimes. I use blueberries a lot, especially for my superfood smoothies.
But lately I have started drinking tea made from spices. And there is a Very good reason. If you look at you can confirm the antioxidant rating of my ingredients: turmeric(7), ginger(23), cinnamon(3), black pepper(24) and cloves(1).

As I written earlier turmeric (curcumin) has Very, Very interesting cancer fighting properties and black pepper has proved to increase the absorbtion of curcumin radically.

You can use turmeric in soups, teas, stews and of course curries. The Okinawans make tea from the turmeric root.

In yesterday news they told about a new chocolate study in sweden – and not surprisingly it’s their antioxidants that lowers the risk of dying in heart disease after suffering a myocardial infarction. The study will be published in Journal of Internal Medicine in September. Next week I will ask David Wolfe, who has been praising raw cacao in Naked Chocolate and listed it as one of the top 10 superfoods in his recent book Superfoods, if he is surprised.

I will also ask him about Reservatrol and Rapamycin. Don’t you think? Until then I will pick grape leaves (which contain up to 100 times more reservatrol than the fruits).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2009 8:59

    Has anyone seen this free video and report on how to use superfoods to lose weight and increase your energy? It’s pretty awesome. Just thought I would pass it along!

    • fredrikolmqvist permalink*
      August 20, 2009 9:14

      Hi Anna, many thanks for the link. I actually listened to Rose’s interview with David Wolfe before interviewing him myself the other day, but I didn’t see this video before. Thanks, Fredrik

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