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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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8:11AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

great list, thank you

4:48PM PDT on Apr 3, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

5:30AM PDT on Apr 3, 2014

Thank you

7:32PM PDT on Mar 29, 2014

Thank you!

6:09PM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

just planted a bunch of jerusalem artichokes. They're supposed to have pretty sunflowers.

10:27AM PDT on Mar 24, 2014

Thanks I would add spiach and broccoli

4:57AM PDT on Mar 24, 2014

Tim, the reason Kale is not on the list of "superfoods" is because it was last year's "superfood".

Superfood is a made up marketing term. It's intended to spark momentary interest, and Kale's day in the sun has passed. Kale is actually quite good for you, and I ate when the other yuppies were eating acai, and I'll continue when the rest of the world decides chocolate is the new "superfood" (er, wait, that's it, isn't it?)

The same foods will be just as nutritious next year, as they were before. We've been cultivating plants for thousands of years. There are no surprises over the horizon for those who've already opened their eyes.

4:31AM PDT on Mar 23, 2014

Tanya said, "Hemp seeds.. Only if you want to go to jail!!!"...........FYI, Tanya..........hemp seeds are not illegal, nor when eaten do they get anyone "high". They're available from health food stores everywhere, even at Fred Meyer.

11:42PM PDT on Mar 22, 2014


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