I’m not a member of the Kale Club I always feel like I’m chewing on a Nappy when I eat it .. so rough .. so rigid … and so needy .. you basically need to massage it better than … Continue reading
I’m not a recipe girl .. in fact I could think of nothing worse then writing out what I make … literally my fingers are cramping now anticipating a recipe documentation .
HOWEVER .. this concoction was worthy of a share .
as a non-dairy lady who cant eat coconut (hey swollen face!) my ice-cream availability is limited .
until I stumbled upon a blog called
and saw miraculous things like
Cucumber and Mint Cupcakes with Rose Water Buttercream
i know wizardry .
and finally the inspiration was
as i didn’t have basically anything that was required .. i made my own .. ..
LADIES AND GENTLEWOMAN I GIVE YOU
VANILLA BLUEBERRY CAULIFLOWER ICE-CREAM !
ABOVE:post ballroom blitz (aka blending)
ON ANOTHER NOTE :
big projects coming up for my Baby (company)
with gift cards
so stay tuned !!
Lately in the health and wellness realms the idea of food as medicine is old hat. And now after thurough research a growing concern for the health habits of the current human population is being pointed to as the leading causes is everything from weight gain to chronic illness so basically it all starts with SLEEP.
SO what are the QUICK SAD FACTS:
-We sleep on an average 6.8 hours as opposed to 9 hours a century ago (shittt)
-Sleep is intricately connected to various hormonal and metabolic processes in the body and is important in maintaining metabolic homeostasis (mega shitt)
-Epidemiological data increasingly suggests that short sleep duration or chronic partial sleep deprivation may increase the risk of type II diabetes. (woopsie)
-Studies also revealed that chronic sleep deprivation (sleep less than 8 hours) was associated with increase in BMI. (that’s fat ladies)
-Loss of sleep or poor quality sleep over time has been associated with high blood pressure
-Long term studies on large number of shift workers suggested increase in breast and colon cancers
HOW DO YOU HACK YOUR SLEEP ?
Waking and sleeping at regular times reinforces a consistent sleep rhythm and reminds the brain when to release those all-important sleep and wake hormones… yep this is called you circadian rhythm my dears .
BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION
The second most common cause of insomnia is blood sugar issues …90% of people are unaware of this problem until the detrimental effects begin to show . because we simply cant connect that the jumping your insulin levels all over the shop during the day seriously effects your hormones (INSULIN IS A HORMONE MY FRIENDS!!!)
This is happening if You’re eat every 2-3 hours all day (snacking and grazing have been debunked as that 90’s myth of increasing metabolism .. instead its 3 meals a day which regulate sugar levels in turn making your metabolism most efficient . ” this constant eating results your body expecting to get fed every 2-3 hours, right, sooo good luck going to bed at the end of the day and expecting to sleep through the night, youre going to wake up when your blood sugar drops enough for you body to release adrenaline and wake you up (probs HANGRY as F*ck)
TIPS TO COUNTERACT THIS:
1. eat 3-4 square meals a day with no snacking .. like a human
2.Eat whole foods – avoid processed foods. - your body understands these and utilizes them properly .. Gummy worms and Diet Coke … are basically completely alien to your insides
3. Eat Protein in the morning and carbs at night .. counter intuitive to what we previously thought .. but carbs in the evening of the SAFE KIND like root vegetables actually aid in the release of serotonin which switches on the signals to sleep (serotonin is the “happy” chemical yes, which also explains why depressed people also suffer from insomnia)
*NOTE a sweet potato , yam or white potato are the perfect carbs to keep blood sugar levels smooth sailing through the whole slumber session (a great book detailing this is Potato’s Not Prozac , a worthy read for any food addict or diabetic )
Research has demonstrated that nighttime light exposure suppresses the production of melatonin, the major hormone secreted by the pineal gland that controls sleep and wake cycles, so keep your room dark as possible , funnily enough a study also showed that even if a source of light was pointed at a sleeping persons foot (not in eyesight) the body start to cycle into the waking faze … WOW ! Nowadays we have so much light emitting form tech things like phones and computers , its worth downloading the FREE program – f.lux which switches you laptop screen to AMBER lights , enabling optimal circadian rhythm .. And is also less geeky then wearing amber glasses ..
SUPPLEMENTS THAT HELP:
L-Theanine is a non-protein amino acid found naturally in green tea (Camellia sinensis). It is clinically proven to reduce stress, balance mood and improve the quality of sleep. It’s mechanism of action is through direct effect on GABA receptors. Recommended dose approximately 100mg before bed. – See more at: http://drhedberg.com/2012/02/06/how-to-cure-insomnia/#sthash.90M7DyMC.dpuf
brain’s relationship with the adrenal glands. After only ten days of high doses of PS, research has shown that excessive cortisol levels can be decreased in healthy men. PS has also been shown to enhance brain function and memory, decrease anxiety and depression, improve mood, and enhance metabolism. It is also an antioxidant. It is very difficult for the body to make PS as it requires many nutrients for production. Supplementation is vital for optimizing adrenal function so cortisol cannot have its negative effects on the body and the thyroid.
Magnesium aids in calming the nerves and relaxing the muscles, which in turn can help individuals to fall asleep. Similarly, a deficiency of the mineral is sometimes responsible for the nervousness that prevents sleep. Magnesium deficiency hampers the ability of the body’s motor nerves, which carry electrical impulses from the brain to the muscles to send the correct messages
melatonin, in low doses for short periods – no more than a week or two at a time – can help regulate sleep rhythms. Generally, 1/2mg -2 mg about an hour and a half before bed will do the trick. Keep in mind however, for some people, over-use of melatonin can actually disrupt sleep, so use it sparingly and follow the manufacturer’s dosing instructions.
herbs like lemon balm, passion flower, chamomile, magnolia and valerian root ALL aid in relaxation and have proven to be as effective as some prescriptive sleeping medications
GET THE FULL LOWDOWN ON THE LINK BELOW :
1. if you feel a “tired but wired” sensation at night it means that the your cortisol (stress hormone) cycle is out of whack .. it should be high in the morning .. to get us out of bed .. and slowly lower till the evening to allow for melotonin to build inducing sleep
2. if your excuse for lack of sleep is needing to pee … its not ok .. waking up to pee is actually rather abnormal because our body produces hormones that stop us need to relive our selves at night
3.Better-reported sleep quality (longer duration and better quality sleep) was associated with greater fat loss during a calorie-restriction diet program in adults.
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish Proverb
lets make this snappy..is that the expression ?
I almost wrote snazzy . then I was like nah that doesn’t look right , then I was like sh*t did I already do this post on sleep . I can’t remember . me tired
So firstly lets chat circadian rhythm .. no that is not cicada’s with exceptional dance skills .. but that would be amazing .. are cicadas just crickets ? what are they .. for some reason they make me think of swamps .
(*note i just googled a cicada , its like a moth / cricket hybrid .. terrifying really)
f*ck me i need to sleep ok .
but heres a nice image i made
so its a pretty serious thing , it has a direct affect of our hormones and mood . from every body of work i have looked at to every health guru,doctor and researcher will site sleep as the NUMBER ONE attribute of life that has the greatest effect on OVERALL HEALTH !
so whats up with our sleep at the moment ?
-stimulants are used regularly and without thought (yep that 3rd coffee by 2 pm is still f*cking your circadian rhythm come 10pm)
-lack of exercise (exercise has a direct affect on the hormones as well as energy cycles , as well as brain chemicals responsible for mood)
-lack of nutrients (magnesium is one of the most depleted nutrients in the modern diet and is in fact the greatest relaxant and most useful supplement to help with sleep disorders )
– indoor lifestyles , as the cicadian is immediately responsive to sunning the lack of which and the more artificial lights as well as not exposing yourself to sunlight upon waking (apparently every time you wake up you should run to a window/outside and open your eyes to the brightest outdoor light , this is the ultimate reset energy boost!)
– LAPTOPS AND SCREENS (yep that blue glow from the phone/computer/tv/laptop/ipad is directly f*cking up your rhythm)
SO i can’t help knock that coffee out of your hand, kick you out into the sunshine every morning , shove your face full of magnesium dense food and get you climbing a tree …
I CAN HELP YOU WITH THE LAST ONE !
FIRSTLY ITS FREE
SO you cheap ass’s have already downloaded it .. typical
“f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you’re in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.
Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.”
heres the research if you don’t believe me (rude)
you’re welcome . goodnight
An absoloutley fascinating interview with Monroe in which she divulged candidly her diet and exercise habits .. and her penchant for bizarre tastes as well as revealing she sometimes sleeps 10 HOURS!! wtf babe was like a big fluffy pussycat
“EXERCISE. Each morning, after I brush my teeth, wash my face and shake off the first deep layer of sleep, I lie down on the floor beside my bed and begin my first exercise. It is a simple bust-firming routine which consists of lifting five-pound weights from a spread-eagle arm position to a point directly above my head. I do this 15 times, slowly. I repeat the exercise another 15 times from a position with my arms above my head. Then, with my arms at a 45-degree angle from the floor, I move my weights in circles until I’m tired. I don’t count rhythmically like the exercise people on the radio; I couldn’t stand exercise if I had to feel regimented about it.”
By nature, I suppose I have a languorous disposition. I hate to do things in a hurried, tense atmosphere, and it is virtually impossible for me to spring out of bed in the morning. On Sunday, which is my one day of total leisure, Isometimes take two hours to wake up, luxuriating in every last moment of drowsiness. Depending on my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep.”
DINNER. My dinners at home are startlingly simple. Every night I stop at the market near my hotel and pick up a steak, lamb chops or some liver, which I broil in the electric oven in my room. I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat, and that is all. I must be part rabbit; I never get bored with raw carrots.
P.S. It’s a good thing, I suppose, that I eat simply during the day, for in recent months I have developed the habit of stopping off at Wil Wright’s ice cream parlor for a hot fudge sundae on my way home from my evening drama classes. I’m sure that I couldn’t allow myself this indulgence were it not that my normal diet is composed almost totally of protein foods.”
Its that time of the month .. where i give you some reading materials ..
lets the brain growth commence , heres some info from around the WORLD WIDE WEB about health,wellness,fat, food and some other things 😀
first lets kick it off with another article about the foods that keep your gut HEALTHY! YAY
and in comparison , this is a must read for all those silly peeps still eating conventional yogurt to be healthful .. It is NOT A HEALTHFOOD ..
Planning a Trip ?!? Beat the jetlag with these sneaky easy peasy tips
do you know your leptin ?!?! probably not BUT IT IS: ” the lookout hormone – the gatekeeper of fat metabolism, monitoring how much energy an organism takes in.” so you probably want to get to know it .. yah
JUST BEFORE VALENTINES LETS REMEMBER THIS DUSTIN HOFFMAN CLIP
Stress , ahh stress.. its such a f*cker .
basically if you aren’t “Eating well, getting proper rest, staying active, writing down what you’re grateful for and maintaining social connection” you’re stressed.. so we’re basically all in chronic stress…
- Auto-immune diseases
- Chronic Fatigue
- Common Cold
- Hormone Imbalance
- Irritable Bowel Disease
- Thyroid Conditions
- Weight Loss Resistance
and the symptoms you have high cortisol ( we all do you don’t even needs this friggin list )
- backaches and headaches.
- weight gain (especially on stomach and hips)
- low sex drive
- constant infections or colds
- sugar cravings
- weak muscles
- decrease in fertility
- high blood pressure
- acne and frequent skin infection
Shit .. right
but there are herbal remedies to allow your body to regulate and cope .. and these little treasures are called ADAPTOGENS .. and they do just that they ADAPT (oh gen?!? who’s gen.. whatever)
they “work a bit like a thermostat. When the thermostat senses that the room temperature is too high it brings it down; when the temperature is too low it brings it up. Adaptogens can calm you down and boost your energy at the same time without over stimulating.”
they also have no effects and can be used long term! unlike energetic super foods like cacao , which can strain the adrenals.
and unlike COFFEE they dont come with the crashing fatigue afterwards .
common supplemental adaptogens are holy basil, rhodiola, mushroom blends , liquorice root , maca and astragalus root .
so if you’re fatigued , overwhelmed or training hard (please stop early running people, it makes me feel laze-a-hee)
get shopping for these adaptogens .. This is a slideshow below for all the computer illiterate (hi parents 🙂 )
I WAS RECENTLY DISCUSSING THIS WITH SOMEONE:
THAT ALTHOUGH SCHOOL BEING GREAT….. REALLY LACKS IN SOME LIFE LESSONS, like no one told me how integral stress management , and happiness can be in terms of sticking with a career path . or that in life both professional and personal you’re dealing with other peoples emotions . and EGO’s .. AND I WONDERED WHY THERE WASNT A SCHOOL OF LIFE or a course or even anyone else who had thought about this major limitation in the education system , and alas as The Rule Of Attraction will have it I stumbled upon MindValley …
they use cartoons which makes life so easy (i probably should have listened more at school and maybe cartoons wouldn’t appeal so much )
and his company MindValley
VISHEN , also posted an amazing exercise in the form of a youtube clip to unblock our inner guide , in a pragmatic way and help people realise their career path by 3 simple questions . simply beautiful . what a duuuuuude . LINK BELOW
- How MindValley Is Building the Next TED (Only More Useful) (rohitbhargava.com)
- Power of Meditation (dianajparkblog.wordpress.com)
for some reason this post made my head sing that craig david song .. Whats your flavour ohh tell me whats your flavour .
Any way ..
WHAT IS AYURVEDA MEDICINE ?
Ayurveda is around 5000-6000 years old and is a form of natural healing and prevention developed after thousands of years of monitoring the human body by the Indian monks. it means Ayur (life) Veda(science) AKA The Science Of Life .It focuses on BALANCE within the body and the theory that our Mind-Body-Spirits are composed of 3 DOSHA’s
With One more dominant overall Dosha .
I for example am predominantly VATA , which is the cold slightly pathetic one… prone to brain frizzes . and apparently i need a lot of massages … i have unintentionally been living by this rule my whole like (body intuition? )
a quick questionnaire will tell you yours.
WHY ITS WORTH IT ?
- its a beautiful approach to health because it focuses on being individual .. no one health rule works for everyone.. its a personal balance and we all function differently
- Instead of prescriptions and drugs , Ayurveda uses Food and Lifestyle as the most important medicine
- Prevention is the greatest cure
What Happens Without The Balance
READ ABOUT YOUR DOSHA BELOW
Characteristics for Vata predominant types:
Creative; Quick to learn and grasp new knowledge, but also quick to forget, Slender; Tall and a fast-walker; Tendency toward cold hands and feet, discomfort in cold climates; Excitable, lively, fun personality; Changeable moods; Irregular daily routine; High energy in short bursts; Tendency to tire easily and to overexert; Full of joy and enthusiasm when in balance; Responds to stress with fear, worry, and anxiety, especially when out of balance; Tendency to act on impulse; Often have racing, disjointed thoughts; Generally have dry skin and dry hair and don’t perspire much.
General Health Tips for Vata Types:
Maintain regular habits, try to eat and sleep at the same time every night. Get enough rest and choose foods that are warm, cooked, nourishing, and easy to digest. Sweet berries, fruits, small beans, rice, and all nuts and dairy products are good choices for Vata types. Exercise intensity should be moderate. A more meditative yoga, Tai chi, walking, and swimming are all good. Avoid strenuous and frantic activities.
Characteristics for Pitta Predominant Types:
Medium physique, strong, well-built; Sharp mind, good concentration powers; Orderly, focused; Assertive, self-confident, and entrepreneurial at their best; Aggressive, demanding, pushy when out of balance; Competitive, enjoy challenges; Passionate and romantic; Strong digestion, strong appetite, get irritated if they have to miss or wait for a meal; When under stress, Pittas become irritated and angry; Skin fair or reddish, often with freckles; sunburns easily; Uncomfortable in sun or hot weather, heat makes them very tired; Perspire a lot; Good public speakers; Generally good management and leadership ability, but can become authoritarian; Subject to temper tantrums, impatience, and anger; Typical physical problems include rashes or inflammations of the skin, acne, boils, skin cancer, ulcers, heartburn, acid stomach, insomnia, dry or burning eyes.
General Health Tips for Pitta Types:
It’s important for Pittas to keep cool by avoiding overexposure to direct sunlight and fried and spicy foods. Avoid alcohol and tobacco, overworking, and overheating. When aggravated, susceptible to feeling negative emotions like hostility, hatred, intolerance, and jealousy. Choose fresh vegetables and fruits that are watery and sweet, especially cherries, mangoes, cucumbers, water melon, and avocado. Have lots of salads with dark greens such as arugula, dandelions, and kale. Avoid conflicts. Cultivate the virtues of honesty, morality, kindness, generosity, and self-control.
Characteristics for Kapha Predominant Types:
Easygoing, relaxed, slow-paced; Affectionate and loving; Forgiving, compassionate, nonjudgmental nature; Stable and reliable; faithful; Physically strong and with a sturdy, heavier build; Have the most energy of all constitutions, but it is steady and enduring; Slow speech, reflecting a deliberate thought process; Slower to learn, but outstanding long-term memory; Soft hair and skin; tendency to have large “soft” eyes and a low, soft voice; Tend toward being overweight; may also suffer from sluggish digestion; Prone to depression; More self-sufficient; Gentle, and essentially undemanding approach to life; Excellent health, good immune system; Very calm; strive to maintain harmony and peace in their surroundings; Not easily upset and can be a point of stability for others; Tend to be possessive and hold on to things. Don’t like cold, damp weather; Physical problems include colds and congestion, sinus headaches, respiratory problems including asthma, allergies, and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
General Health Tips for Kapha Types:
It’s important to be active on a daily basis as Kapha types are prone to sluggishness, depression, and being overweight. Getting out of the house and actively seeking new experiences is also recommended. Be receptive to useful change, be intentional in implementing life-enhancing actions. Choose foods that are light, warm, and spicy. Tea with dried ginger and lemon is a great pick-me-up for Kaphas. Avoid heavy oily and processed sugars, which are detrimental to Kaphas. Use lots of spices such as black pepper, ginger, cumin, chili and lots of bitter dark greens.
(source for Dasha characteristics general health tips http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-1117/Ayurveda-Dosha-Types-for-Beginners.html)
ALAS I WAS WRONG
this little cleanse had some unusual characters ! it was like an ensemble cast from a Garry Marshall Film (he did New Years Eve & Valentines Day if you are living under a rock sheesh)
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OF GREATNESS
The Spicy One
The Whole-istic One
The Cute & Pink One
The Rooty One
(how rude, no but I mean root veg)
The Creamy Dreamy One
do you know what .. just click the website:
Well&GoodNYC what would i do without your little daily inbox’s of goodness !
this morning I got an email about Dr. T. Colin Campbell‘s new book .. he’s the Author of every health conscious persons Bible .. THE CHINA STUDY .. “It’s the largest comprehensive study of human nutrition ever conducted. It was launched via a partnership between Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventative Medicine. The groundbreaking results from the study (and other influential nutrition research) recommend the best diet for long-term health.”
And now Whole: Rethinking The Science Of Nutrition <——-thats a link
Well&good gave the lowdown on what the book covers:
In the end, only three things matter: how much you have loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. — Buddha
- Buddhist Wisdom Quotes (rajesh1128.wordpress.com)
- A Few Misconceptions About Buddhism (basicsofbuddhism.wordpress.com)
- 10 of the shortest and the most inspiring Buddha quotes (dinchacklife.com)
- Buddha’s teachings (simpleimages2.wordpress.com)
- Buddha Quotes Of The Day (charmainewendy.wordpress.com)
Sometimes its FUDGING (yay more puns) hard to find healthier alternatives for everyday things..
but occasionally you come across a particular food that actually tastes better than in unhealthy alternative .. i know youre thinking .. lies… so many lies
but honestly Dairy Free Ice Cream is delicious and rarely requires more than 4 ingredients .. usually based of frozen banana’s , coconut milk or frozen berries .
DONT BELIEVE ME .. but hold up! this pinterest called
Created by VegNews its got cake batter, peanut butter, watermelon, fudgy chocolate .. literally all the best flavours ..
*holds napkin to face .. absorbs dribbles*
- The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone (1littlemissgreen.wordpress.com)
- almond joy ice cream (paleo-friendly, vegan, and awesome) (omamas.com)
- My First Taste of Vegan Ice Cream (cofsustainablefood.wordpress.com)
- Vegan Tahini “Ice Cream” with Pistachios & Cardamom Halvah Sauce (mayihavethatrecipe.com)
- Vegan Recipe – Chocolate Sriracha Ice Cream (blackboxcosmeticstn.com)
is the bakery of dreams its vegan and basically the healthiest way to eat a cupcake (there is a god)
“BabyCakes offers all-natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs. Rest assured, all sweeteners have been chosen responsibly and used sparingly. White sugar will never be found in our bakery, nor will we ever use toxic chemical sweeteners.”
Anyway it super popular im not writing about it per se more so this video they did of the owners superhero clad nephew baking like a vegan pro
i love him<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/30381291″>Oliver Bakes BabyCakes NYC, Episode 1: Madeleines!</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user1523068″>BabyCakes NYC</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
so this week I’ve been clicking and saving many-a-wegpage.. my bookmarks are bursting … heres a few I liked
- Apple Cider Vinegar: the Beauty Product in Your Pantry! (myfashioncents.com)
- Is It Natural Beauty Tips????????? (indiamartonline.wordpress.com)
no not the one you smoke .. or the one they make horrible fisherman’s pants out of .
This hemp is an entirely different strain of plant to Cannabis.. well the same strand as the vegan clothes.. but different form … they’re tiny nuts which are actually part of the fruit / flower family.. I’m confusing you .. especially if you clicked here due to the title.. dont get your dreads in a twist.
its basically a little nutty sunflower seed tasting .. soft textured superfood . it can be eaten raw.. made into hemp milk sprouted or shelled .
shelled is easiest as you just sprinkle it in salads or soups or breakfast.. just fling it about … hemp shower !!
delicious and nutritious .. it is the veg equivalent of a steak and its full of the new fashionable fat Omega 3.. good fatty good .
30% make up of easily digested protein
all 10 amino acids
cholesterol regulator (so steak without the steak bad bits)
omega-6 to omega-3 fat which can help to improve your moods
gamma linoleic and stearidonic acid which can help with eczema, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies high Cholesterol
anyway .. a lot of athletes swear by it and use it as an energy boost .. and its in many-a-health-experts-smoothie . ANNNDDD Hugh Jackman ate them to get buff for wolverine … cue everyman just face planting into a bowl of hemp
so get hempy
- Hemp Seeds: A Superfood You Need In Your Diet (secretsofthefed.com)
- Spain Study Confirms Hemp Oil Cures Cancer without Side Effects (secretsofthefed.com)
- Good Fats, Bad Fats (purevitamins.com.au)
- As Good Foods Go Hemp Seed Is A Rock Star!!! (hempout.wordpress.com)
The Future Of Sleep
A duo have made a eye mask that allows you to lucid sleep – control your dreams … so sick!
Watch them below explain it in a Kickstart video .. I must have one
This App will help you sleep like nothing else
What Your Sleep Position Says About You:
AND THIS ARTICLE ABOUT NAPPING
- Sleep Deprivation (plushbeds.com)
- Sleep (tntoms.wordpress.com)
- REM Sleep (plushbeds.com)
- Lack of sleep causes memory loss (confused.com)
- Why Depriving Yourself of Sleep is a Terrible Idea (insidehighered.com)
Three Unexpected sugar alternatives , that are unprocessed and deliciously good for you .. i love stevia , but i know the processed liquids and powders are definitely not great for the body , and the dried leaves are impossible to find AM.I.RITE??
honey is boring . agave gives me the fear .. and aspartame .. dont even .. so i tried these random ones you may not know about . all better than sugar .. all delicious
the bestest: Yacon Syrup
Yacon syrup comes from the yacón plant and was used heavily by the INCAS it has plentiful nutritional properties and few calories alongside low sugar levels. yacón roots have been eaten by people with diabetes and digestive, renal problems .
its low in calories because the yacon contains up to 50% FOS (fructooligosacharides) consuming it doesnt increase blood glucose (hence its diabetic friendliness) like every other sugar , fructose or glucose …and is instead a form of dietary fibre and sugar polymer both not absorbed by our bodies but instead regulates good intestinal flora and boosts the immune system by feeding the probiotic bacteria( GOOD STUFF- NOT JUST IN YOGURT) .
It is usually made similarily to maple syrup using an evaporator and tastes similar to molasses , or caramelised sugar
GROSS WIKI FACT: In a study by Genta et al. it was shown that a daily intake of yacon syrup produced a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index when given to obese pre-menopausal women
mmm buttery : Lucuma Powder
Comes in a powder form and is derived from the lacuma fruit .
With benefits of being low in acidity ,low in sugar and contains an excellent source of fiber, B3, and minerals.beta-carotene, niacin, and iron
the taste is slightly butterscothy .. toffee-ness good for mixing into tea or coffee or smoothies
SHWEETNESS : Dates Syrup
mmm yes the finger licking caramel goodness … yes the fruit! it qualifies as a whole food.with only one ingredient in the syrup .. soaked /steeped/evaporated dates.. depending on if you make or buy it . similar texture and taste to molasses or dark agave.
is the least tooth achy sweet of all the syrups like maple and agave etc
contains potassium (more than boo-na-na’s!) , magnesium, calcium, iron, riboflavin, niacin, folate, phosphorus, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B-6.
- 6 Ways You Unknowingly Consume Too Much Sugar (liveinthenow.com)
- Alternative Sweeteners for Raw Fooders (rawlivingfoods.typepad.com)
- Getting Rid of Sugar (itsprimalyall.wordpress.com)
- The truth about Agave nectars (pinoychizmiz.wordpress.com)
- How sweet it is – cloyingly, sickeningly sweet, even! (mymagicpill.wordpress.com)
Inflammation of the body …
When the body acknowledges a substance that is foreign – take for example a splinter in your finger .. it causes the effected area to become inflamed – which is basically the immune system sending out infection fighters . However the same can happen in regard to foods that don’t assimilate into the body or are seen as alien (mainly processed foods and dairy) which put the body into a state of constant inflammation this inflammation has strongly been linked to cancer, autoimmune diseases like Lupus, and Crohn’s disease as well as Psoriasis, Diabetes, Allergies, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Heart Disease and SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT GAIN /Inability to lose weight.
JEESSUUSS you say .. i know right .. but if you think of it simply as an allergic reaction it actually makes a lot of sense .
I know when I ate yogurt .. and I mean I only ate yogurt .. like dinner yogurts and all .. woopsie I had a lot more health problems , chronic headaches and a skin rash that came out in the sun – considering I was a Lizard in a former life , this was pretty shitty .
So heres the list . Try it for a Week
- Hemp Seeds: A Superfood You Need In Your Diet (collective-evolution.com)
- Is inflammation the root of all health evil? (mnn.com)
- Is Obesity Linked To Inflammation? (wisdomandhealth.com)
- Chronic inflammation can lead to cancer (endcancernow.wordpress.com)
- Crohn’s Disease – What is it & how does it affect me? (thepopcorngirls.com)
- Foods can help fight inflammation (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Chronic Inflammation: America’s Silent Killer [Infographic] (business2community.com)
if you havent read it or learnt up on it you should , it was a 20 year study by T.Colin Campbell (ph.D) and Thomas M.Campbell M.D which documented the correlation between the consumption of ANIMAL products to the incidence of Cancer and chronic disease . And produced some hard to argue facts about those who avoid processed foods and animal product consumption “will escape, reduce or reverse the development of chronic diseases”
its quite extensive so here are the facts :
Eight principles of food and health
The authors describe their eight principles of food and health:
- Nutrition represents the combined activities of countless food substances. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
- Vitamin supplements are not a panacea for good health.
- There are virtually no nutrients in animal-based foods that are not better provided by plants.
- Genes do not determine disease on their own. Genes function only by being activated, or expressed, and nutrition plays a critical role in determining which genes, good and bad, are expressed.
- Nutrition can substantially control the adverse effects of noxious chemicals.
- The same nutrition that prevents disease in its early stages can also halt or reverse it in its later stages.
- Nutrition that is truly beneficial for one chronic disease will support health across the board.
- Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence. All parts are interconnected.