I remember the day like yesterday.
It was a brisk September afternoon and I had just signed up for my very first yoga class. My best friend Anne, had just bought me a 10 day pass to help me get back in shape.
I guess she noticed I had been a little low on energy and had been down in the dumps after putting on a few unexplained pounds.
Anne had been bragging about this yoga class for years and had repeatedly said that it has one of the best instructors going around.
Most of the time I would politely ignore her rhapsodies, but for some reason this time I listened to her.
What was so special about this yoga instructor?
More on that later.
As I walked across hard wood yoga floor I casually looked at everyone in the class and then found myself a blue yoga matt to sit on. I sat there anxiously and waited for the instructor to arrive.
When she did… I couldn’t believe my eyes.
She was quite small, but she had a certain glow about her as well.
She then started to stretch and thanked everyone for the birthday cards and well wishes and she said that her 88th birthday was her best ever.
Wait.. what? Did I hear that correctly? Did she just say she was 88 years old?
I was dumbstruck.
Amazingly she was. But what was truly amazing was that she was in fantastic condition. From doing the ‘downward dog’ the ‘splits’ and the ‘cobra’ she seemed to just have limitless energy.
I had to know what her secret was.
Was it her diet? Her years of Yoga? Or just good genetics? I wasn’t sure... but I needed to find out.
After the class and 45 minutes of yoga I was exhausted, but she was still brimming with energy. I went up and introduced myself.
I remember our conversation like it was yesterday.
“What’s your secret” I asked her? Not being able to hold back my enthusiasm.
She looked at me quizzically.
“What’s my secret for what?” She said back playfully.
“How do you have so much energy??!! I mean I have never seen any 88 year old being able to teach yoga for 45 minutes and still have energy to burn” She laughed and then told me a quick story.
She told me that a long time ago when she was travelling in India she discovered that when she would eat a certain combination of foods, her energy levels would go through the roof.
I raised my eyebrow and was skeptical.
But the proof was right in front of my eyes. She was 88 years old, could bend her body like a pretzel, was a full time grandmother and still had more energy than most 45 year olds.
What? Can you say that again?
She told me that years ago she discovered that when she ate a combination of
broccoli, green tea extract and spirulina her energy levels dramatically increased.
She said that since then she’s felt great and that now she never went a day without eating this magic combination of superfoods.
I can still remember her face and how her eyes lit up when she was telling me this.
After I got home from the class, I needed more answers, so it was time to do some research.
After plowing through hundreds of websites, research papers and medical journals I found a scientific study that backed up the yoga instructor’s extraordinary finding.
A research team in New Zealand found that when you combine these 3 magic ingredients something incredible happens.
The researchers found that when specific quantities of these foods are combined… the enzymes in your digestive track start to absorb more of the nutrients from the food you already eat.
And so simple as well.
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