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Power Through With Hawaii's Super Foods
Feel the need for energy and a boost to your immune system and overall health? Hawaii is home to a variety of super foods, all with essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to kick start a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy the “feel good” benefits of these unprocessed natural foods, all found in the Hawaiian Islands. You are what you eat!
The red fruit surrounding the coffee bean is gaining popularity as an antioxidant. KonaRed, based on Hawaii Island, has developed a juice supplement to delay aging, prevent disease, and provide a mood boost. The concoction of antioxidants and acids results in a juice that is immediately absorbed at the cellular level. For more information, visit KonaRed.com.
This light green fruit has been used to treat a wide range of medical conditions including menstrual cramps, asthma, tumors, broken bones, skin conditions, and inflammation. Its juice contains high levels of phytochemicals, macronutients, and micronutrients to strengthen the immune system and regulate cell functions. Find noni juice at health food stores throughout Hawaii, including Whole Foods Market (WholeFoodsMarket.com), Umeke Market (UmekeMarket.com), and Down to Earth (DownToEarth.org).
Considered a staple in the diets of ancient Hawaiians, ulu (breadfruit) provides sustained energy from carbohydrates and its low fat content. It is an excellent source essential minerals such as fiber, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, thiamine, and niacin. For more information, visit NTBG.org/breadfruit.
Kukui Nut Oil
Indulge in moisture-rich kukui nut oil, high in Vitamins A, C, and E. This moisture-rich oil is high in Vitamins A, C and E, and provides antioxidants that rejuvenate and protect skin and hair without leaving a greasy residue. Added in creams, lotions, and massage oils, the kukui nut is said to be good to provide relief from burns, eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, acne, scares and lesions. A few retailers that specialize in kukui nut oil include Hawaiian Bath & Body (HawaiianBathBody.com), Oils of Aloha (OilsOfAloha.com), and Island Lotions & Gifts (IslandLotions.com).