ALFALFA: In Arabic, meaning “Father of all Foods.” This amazing plant’s lifespan is over 20 years and has a root system of 50-100 feet below the soil! It’s loaded with micronutrients vitamins A, C, E, and K4 and the entire spectrum of B vitamins; and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and iron. The ancient Greeks used it to treat bladder, kidney and prostate conditions to increase urine flow. In our modern society, alfalfa is a powerhouse herb known to:

Detox and tonify the liver

Reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure

Strengthen immune system, aiding in relieving respiratory tract problems

Relieve inflammation caused from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Purify the blood: helpful for acne sufferers and revitalizes dry skin

Heal stomach and intestinal disorders

Bind toxins in the colon

Aid in the digestion of proteins, fats and carbs

Ease morning sickness

Reverse tooth decay by remineralizing teeth

Alfalfa is available as fresh sprouted which are high in protein. Supplements come in liquid chlorophyll, extract, capsules or tablets. Since 2015, the U.S. has become the largest grower of alfalfa next to Argentina, with 22,000,000 acres. However, 99% of the U.S. crop is genetically modified plant (GMO)! Be aware to purchase from a company that is organic or GMO-free. Always consult with your doctor

KALE: called the “King of Greens” and a member of the cabbage family. Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It’s valued for vitamins A, K, C, B’s and the minerals manganese, calcium, magnesium, copper, potassium, iron and phosphorus. Some health benefits from kale are:

Antidepressant because of the magnesium and abundance of vitamin B’s that calm the central nervous system

Increases the bile acid binding effect, making kale a powerful cholesterol-lowering food

Bone health; a good source of calcium and magnesium. Magnesium, an incredibly important mineral that most people don’t get enough of, also increases the absorption of calcium!

Lowers the risk of heart disease because of a high content of potassium

Reduces oxidative stress and inflammation helping to ease lung congestion

Rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, minerals linked to greatly lowered risk of macular degeneration and cataracts

Weight-loss food because it coincides with The nofad Weight Loss program’s philosophy that you need more nutrition, not more food!