TMHS 035: The Top 5 Superfoods You Need To Have In 2014

In this episode of The Model Health Show we’re talking about some of the most powerful and important superfoods in our world today. Not only are you going to learn about some of the rare nutrients you can find in these superfoods, but you’re also going to learn where to find the best sources (thanks to our special guest Kristen Morelli).

It doesn’t matter how great a superfood or supplement is if it’s not produced with care and ethics. The supplement industry is largely unregulated today and so many binders, fillers, and additives are showing up in most supplements. Are popular chemical additives like magnesium stearate harmful to us or not? You’re going to find out about that today.

On the lighter side, when you have whole food sourced superfood supplements, it can literally be a life-changer. What superfoods can give you more energy, enhance your immune system, boost libido, and even protect against early aging? Are you interested in protecting your heart or defending your body from infections? Well, these are the superfoods that can help you do all of this and more. They are well researched, extremely safe, and clinically proven to be effective.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What superfoods really are. (You won’t hear this anywhere else!)
  • Why the World Health Organization is looking at superfoods to help end world hunger.
  • Why it’s CRITICAL that you incorporate superfoods into your diet today.
  • What you need to look for on your supplement labels.
  • The chemical additives found in most supplements (you need to look out for these!)
  • The negative side effects magnesium stearate can have on your body.
  • Why GLA is important and what superfood has it.
  • What the #1 antioxidant for your vision is.
  • What rare nutrient found in spirulina can help boost stem cell production.
  • The superfood that can radically increase your stamina (for sports and other things). 😉
  • What polysaccharides are and why you need them.
  • How cordyceps can help “train” your immune system to work better.
  • Why coconut oil is more than just “food”.
  • What MCTs are and how they give you energy.
  • How coconut oil provides anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-candida effects.
  • What the highest chlorophyll food is and what it can do for your health.
  • What superfood provides you with protective DNA and RNA (hint: it’s definitely not Twinkies)
  • Why it’s dangerous to get spirulina and chlorella from toxic areas.
  • The rare antioxidant found in açaí that can protect you from heart disease.
  • Why vitamin C is important for more than just your immune system.
  • What superfood contains a usable form of B12 (critical for energy!)
  • What antioxidant is directly linked to having a longer life span.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Superfood flow chart (PDF Bonus from the show)

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  • 17 May 2014, 3:10 am

    Loved this podcast. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great content!

    • Shawn
      17 May 2014, 11:10 am

      Awesome Taka! Thanks for the message, and I will!

  • 9 Oct 2014, 7:27 pm

    Hi Shawn, thanks so much for the AWESOME podcast! I’m catching up on the episodes, but I’ve learned SO much already. 🙂

    I have question about coconut oil. What if you hate the taste/smell of it? We’ve been using an organic de-orderized brand we bought locally. I’m just wondering if that negates too much of the positive effects, or introduces too many bad effects (I’m not sure how they do that to it). Thanks!

    • Shawn
      28 Oct 2014, 7:32 pm

      Steve, if you don’t enjoy the taste/smell of a food, then truly, you don’t have to eat it lol. There are so many other options out there. Yet, if you specifically are seeking the ratio of nutrient in coconut oil then you can get it in pill form, or just experiment to find a way of adding it to foods that you will really enjoy. Could be blending into hot tea, soups, dessert/snacks, or a number of things. I’d suggest googling some recipes that use coconut oil to find out more.

      Thanks for the props!

      • 28 Oct 2014, 7:57 pm

        Thanks for the response. Yea, I probably won’t be eating the flavoured stuff! But, I guess I was wondering if you had insight into the state of the unscented stuff (I’d guess they at least heat it up to accomplish that.). Is it still better than, say canola oil, etc. We use it on baking sheets and pans, as a cooking oil, topically, etc.

  • T Money
    15 Oct 2014, 11:49 pm

    This episode and the one before have been my two favorite podcasts so far thx for the spectacular info….

  • Barry
    28 Oct 2014, 4:23 pm

    Hi Shawn. Recently discovered your podcast after hearing you on Pat Flynn’s show. Loving the content!

    I’ve heard you mention spirulina several times. I’ve seen it in pill form. Is that the best way to get it? If not, what do you recommend and where can I find it?

    Keep up the good work!

    • Shawn
      28 Oct 2014, 7:29 pm

      Barry, I prefer to get in in natural powder form and use it like food by mixing it into things. I just mixed some into salad 2 days ago, guacamole last night, and might add a bit to a smoothie tomorrow.

      Perfect Supplements would be the source. Use the coupon code model101 mentioned in the podcast for 10% off!

  • Myriam
    5 May 2016, 5:03 pm

    Great podcast, I’ve learned and still learning. I’ve listen to the current podcasts and now gone back to the previous ones. I was about to order my supplements from Onnit, but heard also about Perfect Supplements. Are they both good?

  • Parker Stiles
    18 May 2016, 6:33 am

    Hey Shawn, thanks for the invaluable content. I found you from listening to the MFCEO Podcast that Andy does. I have started diving into your podcasts as well, and I have my fiancé listening now too. Trying to set ourselves up for a long, healthy life together.

    Quick question: On the bonus Flow Chart you made, how do you recommend cycling? 1 month on and 1 month off? Longer? Shorter? I am going to order the Spirulina and Chlorella Combo Powder.