The Benefits of Philosophie Superfoods

People often ask us which one of our Superfood + Protein Blends is right for them. We may be a little biased, but we can’t imagine not having a dose of each one every day! That’s because each of our blends is a unique combination of some of the world’s most potently nourishing foods and each ingredient has a host of health benefits. Check out this list of the incredible ingredients that make up our superfood blends and how each of these potent foods can help you achieve a glowing state of optimal health.
  
Spirulina
The spirulina in Green Dream is an antioxidant-rich blue-green algae that is packed with nutrients including iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, vitamin B-12, and protein. Spirulina has been cherished for its healing properties from centuries and has been shown to help detoxify the body, reduce bad cholesterol, lower blood pressure, promote healthy digestion, and prevent depression, diabetes, and cancer.
Vanilla
When you think of vanilla, you probably think of cupcakes and ice cream, but besides imparting a warm, sweet flavor and aroma to foods, natural vanilla has a host of health benefits. It is derived from the long, thin bean pods of the vanilla orchids of Mexico and Central America and is an excellent source of antioxidant-rich phenolic compounds, including vanillic acid and vanillin, as well as vitamin B2, manganese, and potassium. Vanilla has been shown to help protect the body from free radical and toxin damage, inflammation, anemia, fungal infection, hypertension, and elevated blood pressure which is why it is included in our healing Cacao Magic Blend and our Detoxifying Green Dream Blend.
 
Chia Seeds
If you ever had a Chia Pet, then you’ve probably already sprouted chia seeds, but long before chia seeds become a pop culture item, they were a diet staple of the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Chia seeds, which have a mildly nutty flavor, are incredibly nutrient-dense and pack high levels of protein, fiber, magnesium, and calcium in each serving. The nutrients in the chia seeds that are included in Green Dream and Cacao Magic can help create and maintain strong, healthy bones, lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and promote healthy weight loss.
Hemp Protein
Both Green Dream and Cacao Magic include hemp protein, a complete plant-based protein that contains high levels of all nine essential amino acids and is made from milled hemp seeds. Hemp protein is also an excellent source of fiber and gamma-linolenic acid and healthy fats. Diets that include hemp protein have been correlated with cardiovascular health, increased muscle mass, enhanced immunity, improved digestive health, stable blood sugar levels, proper cellular repair, heightened mental function, and improved kidney health. Because hemp protein is particularly easy to digest, it is an excellent protein source for athletes who want to repair and build muscle mass after intense training sessions.
 
Cacao Nibs
Cacao nibs are the least processed form of cacao that is available for human consumption and are made by simply crushing the cacao beans into granules. Cacao was so highly valued by the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica that it was used both as a currency and as an ingredient in food and drinks during ritual celebrations. We include cacao nibs in our Cacao Magic Blend because they are particularly high in flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants that may protect against high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Cacao nibs also contain healthy fats and caffeine making them an excellent and natural way to boost energy levels.
 
Açaí Berry
The acai berry is a small, round, deep purple berry that grows in Trinidad and northern South America on the acai palm tree. This antioxidant-rich fruit contains high levels of B-complex vitamins, vitamin K. Acai Berry has been a primary component of the diets of Amazonian tribal people for thousands of years and is known for promoting healthy, glowing skin, combatting stress and threats to the immune system, decreasing visible effects of aging, and increasing metabolism, which is why it is one of the berries in our Berry Bliss Blend.
 
Cacao Powder
Our Cacao Magic blend gets its delicious chocolate flavor from raw cacao powder, which is made by grinding cacao beans into a paste and then removing the oils to create a fine powder. Cacao powder is rich in fiber, sulphur, magnesium, calcium, and the neurotransmitters dopamine and phenylethylamine (PEA). Dopamine and PEA have been are known to promote weight loss, increase mental alertness, and to have anti-depressant effects.
 
Goji Berry
The goji berry plant is native to Asia and is the source of the bright orange-red berry, also known as the wolfberry. The goji berries in our Berry bliss Blend are packed with fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron and have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. These nutrient-dense berries have been linked to increased brain function, decreased risk of heart disease, and enhanced immune response.
 
Mesquite
Mesquite powder is made from the pods of the mesquite plant that grows in South America and in the southwestern United States and this lightly sweet ingredient is in both Green Dream and Cacao Magic. Mesquite is rich in fiber, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium and can help promote heart health, proper nerve function, muscle maintenance, blood sugar stability, and headache prevention, while curbing hunger and boosting immunity.
 
Pomegranate
The pomegranate has been part of food cultures through the world since ancient times and has been recently touted for its high levels of antioxidants such as tannins and anthocyanins. Pomegranate consumption has been correlated with lower cholesterol, decreased blood pressure, and decreased susceptibility to blood clots that could lead to heart attacks and strokes. Our Berry Bliss Blend is a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of this potent superfood.
 
Maca Root
Maca is a root vegetable that is native to Peru and is an excellent source of calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and vitamins E, C, B1, B2, and B12. Maca has been used for centuries to increase energy and focus, boost immunity, promote emotional health and mood balance, and to regulate hormonal health, increase fertility and enhance libido. This superfood is so incredible that it is included in all three of our superfood blends!
 
Camu Camu Berry
The cherry-like camu camu berry can be found on bushes in the Amazonian rainforests of Peru and Brazil and is one the ingredient that gives our Berry Bliss Blend its delicious tart flavor. This berry has an extraordinarily high level of vitamin C, making it one of the most immunity-boosting foods on the planet. It is also an excellent source of a variety of amino acids including valine, which promotes healthy nervous system and cognitive function, leucine, known to promote muscle and bone growth and recovery, and serine, which helps the body absorb nutrients during digestion.
 
Reishi Mushroom
The Reishi mushroom in our Cacao Magic Blend may be one of the most incredible superfoods of all and has been revered in Asia for thousands of years due to its myriad of health benefits. The Reishi mushrooms has been shown to have neuroprotective properties that help prevent degenerative neurological disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The reishi mushroom has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties, anti-allergy properties, and has been linked to cell regeneration and longevity, as well.
 
Mangosteen
Mangosteen is a tropical evergreen tree that grows primarily in Southeast Asia and bears a round fruit that, when ripe, is purple on the outside with soft white flesh on the inside. The mangosteen in our Berry Bliss Blend has incredibly strong antibacterial and antifungal properties as well as high levels of vitamin C. Mangosteen is also rich in xanthones, antioxidants that dilate blood vessels, which increases blood flow and decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
 
Sprouted Brown Rice Protein
When allowed to germinate, brown rice attains a higher level of bio-available nutrients as the proteins, vitamins, and enzymes that naturally occur in brown rice become unbound from the grain and easier to absorb during digestion. With high levels of fiber and absolutely no saturated fat, sprouted brown rice is a heart-healthy, plant-based protein that can help build and maintain lean muscle mass. Sprouted brown rice is also an excellent source of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which promotes emotional balance and feelings of wellbeing. The light, creamy flavor of sprouted brown rice made it the perfect protein source for our beautifying and immunity-boosting Berry Bliss Blend.
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Comments (2):

Barbara on

Hi what are the amounts of sugar, sodium, carb, calories, etc. in your Cacao Magic and other products and why aren’t they listed or are they?

Thank you,
BH

Anne Beemsterboer on

You say that there is just enough to make your green protein sweet but do not mention what type of sweetener you use. I don’t see a sweetener listed in your ingredients. Can you verify?

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