The benefits of chewing Chew Coca leaves. The three leaf offering sign to pachamama.
Despite their obvious qualities, que Escobar, and the fact it’s actually very difficult to get hold of them outside of Peru and Bolivia (although you can buy them in tea form elsewhere). There’s a reason the Incas and Peruvians chew these leaves like Europeans and Americans chew gum
Chewing the leaves strengthens your gums and whitens your teeth. The same oxidization that is responsible for overcoming high-altitude…
Papaya often thought of as a little bland, think again
Seven benefits of eating Papaya
Especially for high protein diets. The presence of papain, a digestive super enzyme breaks down protein. This ensures a reduced conversion of protein into body fat. If the protein in our diet is not digested properly, it may cause arthritis, constipation, diabetes, high blood pressure.
The seeds of papayas are good for a healthy heart having three powerful antioxidant vitamins, namely vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin…
Time magazine recently released an named ‘Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer’
Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer. It covers tips for avoiding cancer curated from scientists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. It stems an interesting debate.
According to the article the main six tips are:
Limit or avoid dairy products to reduce the risk of prostate cancer
Limit or avoid alcohol to reduce the risk of…
As always go for quality in the leaf not quantity when choosing a brand. Many tea brands claim more than they deliver
Green black and white tea what do they do?
Not always the most palatable. Mixing with Elder flower boosts it anti-cancer EGCS’s by 50%. It also protects the brain from the plaque linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Steep a teaspoon of leaves for at least 3 minutes at 85 degree C’
Made from the buds of the first tea leaves so…
Think you’ve herb it all before? Think again.
8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you:
Rosemary – Brainpower, high levels of compound 1,8-cineole aid with faster and more accurate brain power
Sage – Lower Cholesterol, full of antioxidants that hit fatty deposits and cholesterol that builds in your arteries
Coriander – Banish cravings, stimulates insulin secretion balancing blood sugar
Oregano – Ease sore muscles, contains beta-caryophyllene which work as anti inflammatory
Thyme – Skeletal strength, full of vitamin K, manganese and calcium
These little seeds pack an almighty punch of health benefits
Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals.
Excellent source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and GLA in the perfect balance.
More digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, human milk, cows milk or any other high protein food
Rich in Vitamin E
Containing all 9 essential BCAAs, and rich in arginine.
Increases energy levels & metabolic rate
Lowers blood LDL cholesterol levels
Lowers blood pressure
Improves cardiovascular circulation & function
Reduces symptoms of…
When the winter sets in stick to these foods to aid in keeping your health in fighting form for Santa
Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences.
Artichoke: Stimulates bile from the liver clearing out toxins and cholesterol.
Kale: Still around… Huge vitamin A RDA keep those toxin snaring membranes in your throat in full working order
Horseradish: Ten times the detoxing glucosinolates of broccoli it’s a liver cleansing beast.
Probiotic yoghurt: Team player bacteria beefs up immunity and constitution
Red onion: Vitamin B6…
A heavy night out leaves you looking like you’ve had a few rounds with The Rock. This wake up shot will help sort that.
Flush out toxins with this strong detox shot
1 inch Tumeric
1 inch ginger
pinch of cayenne pepper
small amount of water
Tumeric is antimicrobial and ginger is a top antidote to a puffy face. And we all know lemon is just a legend of nutrition. All combined together give a powerful detox, just make sure to capture a…
Boost energy & immunity, reduce fatigue and improve skin health with Baobab fruit
The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit. The baobab tree, otherwise know as the tree of life is an icon of Africa. It produces a dense nutrient fruit
A 100% organic fruit
Rich in vitamin C
Almost 50% fibre
High in Antitoxins
It contains calcium, potassium, thiamin and a source of vitamin B6
It has one of the highest antitoxin capacity of any fruit in the world. Five times that acai berries…
Be a lemon head!
15 health benefits of lemon water. Here’s why you should squeeze it in.
Lemon contains citric acid, which can be effective in treating acne. The vitamin C found in citrus fruits is vital for that healthy glowing skin. While its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.
Use as a weight loss aid. Because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Lemons contain many substances notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C….
We’ve all heard it said many times over
Why an apple a day?
An apple a day can block LDL oxidation, which results in 40% drop in bad cholesterol levels. Also being rich in soluble fibre it aids in clearing your arteries of fatty plaque deposits.
Some interesting facts to Green beans and Fava beans
The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans.
For best results and maintaining the nutrient value steam them for 4 – 5 minutes.
Believe it not green beans are a powerful anti-toxin food. They contain flavonoids like catechins, epicatechins, and procyanidins that detox the body.
They provide you with an essential mineral called silicon. Important for bone health and formation of healthy connective tissue.
Nutritional value includes: vitamin K, manganese, vitamin C, fiber, folate, vitamin B2, copper, vitamin, B1, chromium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, choline, vitamin A, vitamin…
Your kidneys are hard workers
Tabasco can aid your kidneys by cleansing them.
The kidneys flush out many toxins and attempt to keep your body at a balanced PH level. They’re a jem, and you should help them whenever you can.
Tabasco is an antibacterial, it cleanses your body from the inside aiding your kidneys in its free radical filtration process. So what are you waiting for, splash it on.
Eat walnuts to improve your ‘nuts’ and a multitude of other nutritional benefits
The nutritional benefits of eating Walnuts.
Your Nuts: Keep em fighting fit. A study published in the Biology of Reproduction found that men who ate 75g of walnuts a day had stronger, healthier and better-shaped sperm.
V’s & M’s: Packed with vitamins B6, manganese , folate and thiamin.
Brain food and essential oils: Joint easing Omega 3’s and and 6’s for cell growth, immune function, blood clotting…
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Eat prunes to build muscle and ease workout soreness.
They’re full of phenols such as Rutin. One of the phenolic compounds found in invasive plants. It contributes to the antibacterial and antioxidant properties of the plant. They are a natural anti inflammatory that ease muscle soreness after exercise.
A mushroom tea that helps kill cancer, improve skin, increase immunity, has anti-toxins, vitamins and minerals
The benefits of drinking the Chaga mushroom tea
There are many teas claiming various health properties. Most in the form of leaves. But few in the form of mushrooms. Especially one as ugly as the chaga mushroom.
Chaga Tea, or the herbal healer is a tea derived from one of the worlds most sought after mushrooms. It can be in various parts of Canada, Europe, parts…
With winter coming here is a list of top foods to eat to stay healthy and protected.
11 of the best foods to beat illness and raise immunity. Eat these and we challenge any virus to take you on.
Mushrooms: Full of immune boosting vitamin D, leave them out in the sun for ten min before cooking them to spike their levels.
Red peppers: Vitamin A, repairs mucosal barriers damaged by fighting illness
Pumpkin seeds: Eat them for magnesium, needed for the health…
Kick cancer’s ass with these foods that when paired and eaten together enhance their powerful tumour fighting compound properties
These food pairings can help fight cancer. The cancer research journals reports:
Eating Tomatoes with Broccoli will enhance their tumour fighting nutrients more so than eating each by itself.
Adding Pepper to Turmeric multiplies the absorption of its cancer fighting compounds by a 1000 times.
Back from Ibiza / heavy night? Been sick, nausea? Feel like crap? Don’t know which day of the week it is? The beefa bug? Thinking eating grapes will help?
The ultimate post big night out detox smoothie and why. Make this and get it down yourself to kickstart your body back into shape. Don’t moan about the taste, just drink it. Use all the below, blend, drink. Good for 2 servings over 2 days.
1 handful of spinach: packed with vitamin…
Cholesterol crushing Chinese cabbage aiding in weight loss, reducing hypertension and risk of heart disease
The EPIC health benefits of eating Chinese cabbage. Napa cabbage, along with bok choy is one of the popular cabbage vegetables in mainland China. Other multiple benefits are:
Packed with anti-toxins such as carotenes, thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zea-xanthin, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates
These anti-toxins can help protect against breast, colon and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood.
Great source of folates such as…
The mighty green powder is all the rage but what are its actual benefits?
Spirulina the actual facts and health benefits.
Proven to increase Fat burning during exercise.
65% high quality protein with lots OF BCAA’s (Brach chain amino acids.)
High in Chlorophyll which boots energy and the immune system and also helps removes toxins.
High concentration of Iron, which makes it an excellent source during pregnancy and anemia sufferers.
High in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, Vit C, Vit D, Vit A, Vit…
Forget the pills and powders
The incredible health benefits of eating nuts. Nuts are the only food you can solely survive on. They contain every macro nutrient the body needs.
Like having a flu shot. Full of bug beating anti toxins.
Healthy heart. Full of omega-7 which cuts bad cholesterol
Pre-gym. Testosterone boosting. Full of zinc and magnesium, like taking ZMA.
Improves good genital blood flow.
Gut beater. Almond munchers shed 65% more fat than none almond munchers
Depression beater. One a day…
Very low calories, high mixed source of antitoxins, along with iron and multi vitamins and minerals.
The perfect fitness – antitoxin – vitamin evening smoothie. Small amount of healthy fat, high amount of good protein, flavonoids to aid in heart health and protection and lots of digestive enzymes to break down all you have eaten throughout the day aiding your colon and reducing the amount of fat stored as you sleep. You need:
natural greek yogurt, 3tbs
flax seed (Holland…
Still feeling it from the weekend
The only natural detox smoothie you’ll ever need. Because fruit is high in fibre and packed with essential vitamins and minerals, it is a wonderful natural detox for the body after a heavy weekend session.
This detox drink incorporates fruit, along with flax oil and lecithin, to provide essential fatty acids while you detox. In your blender, add:
1 orange4 oz. of pure water½ cup banana½ strawberrieslarge spoon full of yogurt½-inch slice of ginger1 small garlic…