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8 Superfoods You Probably Aren’t Eating

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4. Kukicha Twig Tea

It’s called twig tea and it’s been around for centuries. It’s made with the stems, stalks, and twigs of the tea plant. Initially, farmers sipped on the tea because it was what was leftover from the harvesting of the more expensive leaves. It’s known as a peasant’s drink in Japan but in the West we’ve started to praise the health benefits of the tea for its ability to promote longevity. It’s especially known for its ability to balance acidity in the body, which can lead to disease and ill health down the line.

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7:35PM PDT on May 29, 2015

9 pages? Seriously? Here's the list:

1. Spirulina
2. Hemp Seeds
3. Azuki Beans
4. Kukicha Twig Tea
5. Ghee
6. Fenugreek
7. Grapefruits
8. Jerusalem Artichokes

Honestly, how is someone supposed to be able to even find 90% of those foods?

3:12PM PDT on May 10, 2015

Very informative.
Thanks Samantha.

6:36AM PDT on May 8, 2015

This is definitely useful information,

6:35AM PDT on May 8, 2015

This is definitely useful information,

4:05AM PDT on Apr 13, 2015

You are quite right; I am 73 years old; i've never eaten one of them; I was supposed to die aged about 55.

8:23AM PDT on Apr 12, 2015

tyfs

4:27AM PDT on Apr 11, 2015

Really good info here. Thanks !

4:34PM PDT on Apr 9, 2015

i enjoy hemp heart seeds. they have a lil sweet taste, you can add that to all sorts of things.

5:51PM PDT on Apr 7, 2015

If I had known this 45 years ago, when I was burning weed, I wouldn't have thrown out the seeds.

12:35PM PDT on Apr 7, 2015

Hemp seeds are good for growing hemp (pot) also

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