For years, health foods have sat in the margins, with people thinking it’s either too expensive or too complicated to understand. We are here to simplify. Our goal is to undress the concept of healthy eating. Simply put, we are stripping down food and serving it in its purest form. Foods without preservatives or additives are at their nutritional peak. Our food has nothing to hide. We believe in the old adage, "you are what you eat." So eat raw. Eat pure. Eat fresh. Eat healthy.
ACTIVATED (certain nuts & seeds)
Plants have unique ways of protecting their seeds and ensuring the safety of their species. Some seeds have an outer layer or shell that guards them and the enzymes inside as they wait to develop. This is when they are usually picked, dried and then sold to the consumer as raw nuts. Though raw nuts are nutritious, this protection is essentially a preservative for the nut so it can stay alive until they are watered and ready to grow. In nature, once rainfall comes, water soaks these nuts so they slowly lose this outer layer thus allowing the sprouting process to begin. This may be referred to as the activating process. If a nut is picked before this soaking process, the skin in still intact. The skin is actually an enzyme inhibitor, meaning it prevents digestion. This is the reason why nuts are generally known for being harder to digest.
Though calorically high, these nuts influence how our body stores and metabolises fat. Lowering Cholesterol- Recent studies show that the fibres found in almonds can prevent the body from absorbing fats, effectively helping the body maintain weight, cholesterol and cardiovascular health. Further research also suggests that essential fat-rich nuts such as almonds also block the absorption of carbohydrates from regular consumption of as many as two servings per day. Cardiovascular health- Research shows that monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) which are found in almonds can help lower your total and low-density cholesterol levels without affecting the high-density cholesterol. Blood Sugar levels- High in protein, fibre, and complex carbohydrates, almonds require a lot of energy to digest. Due to this slow digestive process, you feel fuller and with more energy for longer. Rich in vitamins E (anti-oxidant) which help to boost the immune system during episodes of stress. And also rich in vitamins B2 and B3. Note: Vitamin E is anti-oxidant, will boost immune system B2 and B3 essential vitamins for other functions not boost immune system - Contains vitamins E, A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 - Particularly rich in vitamins E and B2 - Manganese - Magnesium - Copper - Phosphorus
Though they may not rival other fruits such as oranges, apples contain high levels of vitamin C which allows your body to better absorb nutrients - Vitamin C - Contain pectin, a soluble fibre linked to lowered levels of undesirable cholesterol - Contain quercetin, an antioxidant associated with helping lungs function
Metabolism- Its monounsaturated fat speeds up the metabolic rate, as compared with saturated fat. This also gives a quicker feeling of satiety. Avocados contain good fats, and reduce our temptation to binge on foods high in sugars or saturated fats Cardiovascular Health- rich in antioxidants, vitamins B6, C, E and K, lutein, magnesium and potassium which assist in preventing heart problems such as strokes. Lots of B vitamins found in avocados which assist in alleviating stress. Being high in potassium and monounsaturated fats also helps to lower blood pressure. - Vitamins B6, B5, B9, C, E, K - Lutein - Magnesium - Potassium helps prevent high blood pressure
Ayurvedic medicine -- also known as Ayurveda -- is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight diseases. But treatments may be recommended for specific health problems.
Blood Sugar levels- high in potassium and low in sodium, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as able to prevent heart attacks and strokes as well as lower blood pressure Digestion- high in fibre, this can help stabilise bowel mobility. High in pectin, this helps to gently remove toxins and heavy metals from the system. They are filled with friendly bacteria which produce good enzymes to aid the digestive process. They therefore behave as a sort of prebiotic. Cardiovascular health- high in potassium which helps prevent high blood pressure. Rich in: - Three natural sugars- glucose, sucrose, fructose - Tryptophan which is converted to serotonin (happy mood neurotransmitter.) - Vitamin B6 which helps reduce swelling, strengthens the nervous system, and increases production of white blood cells - Potassium and low in sodium - Vitamin C - Manganese
Anti-inflammatory- This effect stems from eugenol, a volatile oil in basil that blocks enzymes in the body that cause swelling, making basil an ideal treatment for people with arthritis. Beauty-especially as an extract or oil, is known to have exceptionally powerful antioxidant properties that can protect the body from premature aging, common skin issues, age-related problems and even some types of cancer. The herb also contains the flavonoids orientin and vicenin, which are plant pigments that shield your cell structures from oxygen and radiation damage. Research has also shown that the anti-bacterial oils made from sweet basil and holy basil oil can in fact be effective against acne Cleansing the blood – high in magnesium, this essential mineral helps the body’s blood vessels relax which improve blood flow. Lowering blood pressure, Anti-spasmodic, Cholesterol lowering benefit, General detoxifier, Lowering blood sugar levels, Anti-cancer, Anxiety relief, Can be used as an "adaptogen,” Anti-viral, Anti-microbial properties - Antioxidant - Flavanoids orientin and vicenin, pigments that shield cells from oxygen and radiation damage - Magnesium - Anti-viral - Used for anxiety relief - Cholesterol lowering - Detoxifier
Flush- Beetroot, or beets are a strong diuretic that works on the liver and kidneys. They have a special iron that cleanses the corpuscles. Corpuscles are blood cells that can contain fat deposits. They also contain a chlorine compound that also helps to flush out fatty deposits. This compound stimulates the lymph which will clear out the fat deposits. Formation of stones- Approximately 12% of the global population suffers from the formation of stones, one of the most painful urological disorders that can occur. Stones are the formation of minerals and acid salts developed separately from urine in the urinary tract. Research has shown foods such as beetroot, radish and horsegram can control the risk of calculi formation. - Strong natural diuretic - Have a special iron that cleans the corpuscles (blood cells that contain fat deposits)
Black beans are said to provide special support for digestive tract and our colon in particular
Cardiovascular health- blueberries are rich in anthocyanins which are linked with lower risk of cardiovascular issues. Brain- The antioxidant power of blueberries has been shown to be particularly useful in stabilizing brain function and protecting the neural tissue from oxidative stress. Studies have shown improvements in memory and learning while reducing symptoms of depression. Fat- Research has shown that the high concentration of polyphenols found in blueberries can inhibit the production of fat cells. - Rich in anthocyanins which are linked with lower risk of cardiovascular issues. - Antioxidant - Polyphenols inhibit the production of fat cells
Cardiovascular health- high in potassium which helps prevent high blood pressure. Cellular Damage- a rich source of selenium. Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts. It is used in creating important antioxidant enzymes that help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. (Free radicals are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism and they are strongly linked to the development of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.) Selenium is also critical for proper thyroid functioning and plays a role in the immune system. - Potassium helps prevent high blood pressure - Selenium - Magnesium prevents muscle spasms - Phosphorus - Vitamin E
Cardiovascular health- rich in antioxidants which help prevent cancer and heart diseases. When sprouted its benefits and antioxidant content multiply. Gluten-free- A pseudo-cereal wheat and gluten free Protein- buckwheat is a source of complete protein (better than soy, wheat, oats or brown rice) dietary fibre and unsaturated fats. - Antioxidant - A source of complete protein (better than soy, wheat or oats) - Dietary fibre - Unsaturated fats
CACAO (powder & nibs)
Cacao contains the highest antioxidant concentration of any food in the planet. These antioxidants shield our body against illnesses and age related conditions. This alkaline mineral helps to relax our muscles, like our heart. It is also very rich in magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese and zinc. Raw cacao powder is also rich in a chemical called phenethylamine (PEA) (did you know we produce this when we fall in love?) This chemical is also great for weight loss because PEA molecules help to suppress appetite. Another great ingredient is anandamide, a natural cannabinoid endorphin that our body produces after exercise. Anandamide has only been found in natural sources in cacao, giving us a sense of feeling good for longer periods of time. Magnesium does not contain theobromine. Theobromine is found in cacao Dark chocolate contains lots of magnesium and theo bromine, a natural mood lifter and magnesium which helps to ease tension. These substances makes you feel good: After its fermentation, cacao will be rich in Phenylethylamine a natural occurring organic compound (neurotransmitter) that is found int the brain and is secreted when you are in love, very excited or happy “the love drug”. Another mood enhancer found is “Anandamine” creates a mild form of euphoria and two other substances that might mimic the effects of anandamide, N-oleoylethanolamine and N-linoleoylethanolamine. (also found in cannabis THC) Stimulating Methylxanthines which are stimulants; theobromine and theophylline don’t give you the coffee jolt but work slowly to up your energy level. Theobromine is a methylxanthine in most (but not all) chocolate products, similar to caffeine (a nervous system stimulant) except that theobromine is a cardiovascular stimulant. Others ingredients found Polyphenols are the same antioxidants that you’ve been getting from your red wine and green tea. Cacao can diminish your appetite by helping the body tune in to its natural appetite. According to Dr Gabriel Cousens, this is due to cacao's monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors (MAO inhibitors). This is why it is often added to weight-loss supplements. Magnesium promotes muscle relaxation and is critical for energy production and proper nerve function. Copper helps prevent anemia and ensures that iron makes effective haemoglobin. Cocoa butter stays liquid at normal body temperature which help prevent it from blocking your arteries. About antioxidants and chocolate The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) test examines the antioxidant levels in food. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants. Note where cacao nibs fall on the chart: Cacao contains more antioxidants than any plant food on earth. It's a cornucopia of natural compounds, including serotonin, endorphins, phenylethylamine, tryptophan, and anandamide, all of which have been shown to ease depression and create feelings of well-being and happiness. Extremely rich in antioxidants and minerals, cacao is known to increase the overall pumping action of the heart muscle and help alkalize the body.
Is bright yellow or orange in colour, and can be found in highest amounts in fruits such as the carrots, sweet potatoes and apricots. When extracting juice containing carotene, the darker the juice - the more carotene! Urban myth: carrot juice turns you orange. It is not the carrot juice itself, the pigment nor the carotene that comes through the skin. This discoloration will take place even if the juice is filtered to the point of clearing it of all colour pigmentation. Carrot juice contains elements that induce a cleansing of the intestinal system and liver and the materials that were clogging them up dissolve. Frequently this is released in large enough quantities so some are passed into the lymph for elimination from the body by means of the pores of the skin. This material has a distinct orange/yellow coloration. Therefore whilst it is being removed from the body they may sometimes discolour the skin, and this discolouration is a sign that the liver is getting a well-needed cleansing.
Flush- Carrots contain carotene, a form of Vitamin A which the body can quickly assimilate. It contains also an ample supply of vitamins B, C, D, E, and K. This carotene will start a fat flushing reaction in your system. This reaction will literally wash out fat and waste quickly. The carotene will be transformed into vitamin A in the intestines and this process will create a speed up in your metabolism and cause a reaction in your cells to remove fat deposits. Vision- Again carotene is a key element of carrot juice for it is converted into vitamin A, also essential for healthy vision. Carrot Juice is a natural solvent for ulcerous and cancerous conditions. It’s a resistant to infections, doing most efficient work in conjunction with the adrenal glands. It helps prevent infections of the eyes and throat as well as the tonsils and sinuses and the respiratory organs generally. It also protects the nervous system, and is unequalled for increasing body tone and vigor. - Vitamin A triggers a flushing reaction in the system and essential for healthy vision - Vitamins B - Protects the nervous system, and is unequalled for increasing body tone and vigour
Contains one of the lowest amounts of fat found in nuts. A rich source of protein and fibre Cardiovascular health- Cashews are rich in antioxidants (Alkyl phenols) that have positive effects against cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease. - Contains one of the lowest amounts of fat found in nuts - Rich source of protein - Rich source of fibre - Antioxidant
The “spicy” aspect behind chili peppers can be isolated down to a compound found inside called capaicin which is responsible for most of the “heat” generated by chili peppers. Contrary to popular belief, seeds do not contain the highest concentration of capaicin (spiciness) but is found mostly in the internal veins of the plant (the placenta.) The seeds’ perceived heat is due to their close contact with these veins. Being a rich source of vitamin A & C as well as capaicin, the chilli pepper has been found to provide benefits for the following: Metabolism, Immune system, slow down overactive bladders - Vitamins A & C - Rich source of capsaicin - Strengthens immune system - Supports metabolism
Anti Inflammatory - The polyacetylene in celery is an amazing relief for all inflammation including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis. A study published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Science U.S.A found that another powerful phytonutrient called luteolin prevents activation of a pathway that allows inflammation in the brain to get switched on. Luteolin also inhibits the excess production of TNF-alpha, a direct cause of inflammation. Juice is the most efficient and nutritious way to eat celery, and people who have these conditions can drink as much juice as desired without overdosing. Detox- Raw celery has a high concentration of Calcium in a ready to use form, so when you eat it, the calcium is sent directly to work. This pure form of Calcium will ignite your endocrine system. The hormones in your body will break up the accumulated fat build up. Celery also has a high level of magnesium and iron which will clean out your system. Digestion- rich in Organic sodium nutrients that are essential for good digestion this “negative-calorie” vegetable is also loaded with water locked into a fibrous matrix which makes you full more quickly. - Anti-inflammatory - Calcium - Magnesium - Iron - Vitamin K - Organic sodium, essential for good digestion - “Negative calorie” vegetable
Rich in Omega-3! It is able to absorb 10 times its weight in water, making a gel like substance keeping you full for a longer time and facilitating weight loss. High in protein, balances your sugar levels. Its neutral taste make is great for combining it with any recipe. They are great for hydrating the body because of their water absorption capacity up to 10 times their weight; the water we take will be absorbed by the seed and therefore they will also keep you hydrated during the day. Adding 2 table spoons into your daily diet will give you 7 grams of fibre, 4 grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, and a whopping 5 grams of omega-3! Chia seeds have: More Omega-3 than Atlantic Salmon More Antioxidants than fresh blueberries More Fibre than bran flakes More Calcium than 2% milk More Protein, Fibre & Calcium than flax seed According to the USDA, just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds provide approximately 100 milligrams of bone-building calcium, 7.5 grams of dietary fiber, and 3 grams of protein. With the highest content of omega 3 fatty acids of any plant food, chia seeds fight inflammation in the body, thereby reducing the chances of heart disease, Alzheimer's, and depression. - Rich in protein - Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) omega-3 and omega-6 in a balanced proportion 3:1 - Hydrating - Rich in fibre - Calcium
The “spicy” aspect behind chili peppers can be isolated down to a compound found inside called capaicin which is responsible for most of the “heat” generated by chili peppers. Contrary to popular belief, seeds do not contain the highest concentration of capaicin (spiciness) but is found mostly in the internal veins of the plant. The seeds’ perceived heat is due to their close contact with these veins. Being a rich source of vitamin A & C as well as capaicin, chilli pepper has been found to provide benefits for the following: Metabolism, Immune system, slow down overactive bladders, prevent cancer - Vitamins A & C - Rich source of capsaicin - Strengthens immune system - Supports metabolism
Chlorophyll is the substance that gives plants its green colour. This molecule converts energy of the sun in chemical energy (photosynthesis) which plants use to produce carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. It is essentially where all livings things derive their energy. Red Blood Cell Regeneration- Research suggests that the vitamins and minerals found in plants are essential to the functioning of healthy blood. Although the relationship between chlorophyll and heme (the substance that carries oxygen from the lungs to other tissues) is still not completely clear, spanning over 60 years of research, what is apparent are that the digestive products of the two may indeed stimulate the formation of haemoglobin humans. Anti-bacterial & Ant-inflammatory- During the 1950s, many laboratories tested chlorophyll’s power to kill germs. The consensus was that, for the most part, chlorophyll limits the growth of bacteria, not by directly killing them, but by providing an environment which interferes with their growth. It is particularly effective against anaerobic bacteria (those which do not require oxygen.)
Studies show that the aluminum chloride found in cilantro can induce dilation of blood vessels. Cilantro is therefore associated with the following (to name but a few): Anti-inflammatory, better blood circulation, eases stomach ulcers, preventative against cancer, antioxidant. Recent research has also found that it can help to detoxify the body from lead, promoting sperm fertility - Rich in aluminium chloride - Anti-inflammatory - Antioxidant - Detoxifying
Coconut nectar is obtained from the sap of the coconut flower which is then slightly heated to remove moisture. Low Glycemic Index- Coconut nectar is also rich in minerals, B complex and vitamin C. Coconut palm sugar is made from coconut nectar. Coconut nectar is completely natural and unrefined, and is a low glycaemic index sweetener allowing it to flow slowly into your blood stream - Rich in minerals - B complex - Vitamin C - Low glycaemic index sweetener
Coconut oil is a saturated fat, but is composed mostly of medium chain triglycerides (MTCs). These fatty acids require much less energy to digest, therefore they are a more readily available energy source than other fats. Some of the benefits they provide are better absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and amino acids. It supports the immune system; their content of caprylic, capric, lauric and myristic acid provides anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial benefits preventing viruses, bacteria and fungal overgrowth. They help the body use the essential fatty acids over other fatty acids. They help regulate and support healthy hormone production. They increase the metabolism and help with weight loss due to the presence of medium-chain saturated fatty acids. - Supports immune system - Possesses antiviral anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties - High in good fats
COCONUT PALM SUGAR
Coconut palm sugar is completely natural & unrefined. It is made by heating the nectar, then evaporating moisture, leaving crystalised sugar with a low glycaemic index. Low Glycemic Index- loaded with minerals, B complex and vitamin C. Completely natural and unrefined, coconut palm sugar is a low glycaemic index sweetener allowing it to flow slowly into your blood stream. - Rich in minerals - B complex - Vitamin C - Low glycaemic index sweetener
Raw unpasteurised coconut water is one of the best hydrating juices on the planet. Coconut water has a high electrolyte concentration, which are electricity-conducting salts drawn from the earth. Magnesium, calcium and sodium are all chief electrolyte minerals which regulate the flow of nutrients in cells and the disposal of waste out of them. These electrolytes are also what prevent muscle spasm and facilitate recovery after exercise. - The ultimate hydrating drink - High electrolyte concentration - Magnesium - Calcium - High in potassium - Antioxidant
Is Alkalising, Strengthening connective tissues- The high sulphur content in cucumber promotes joint health, relieves gout and arthritis pain as sulphur plays a key role in liver metabolism and the function of the joint cartilage Its high silcon content supports healthy hair growth. These minerals work to stimulate the kidneys to wash out uric acid, which is a waste product. With this uric acid being washed out, it stimulates the removal of fat, and loosens the fat from the cells. Beauty- Cucumber juice is one of the best natural diuretics you can find due to its high silicon and sulphur content, this promotes hair growth and cleansing. - Alkalising - Sulphur - Silicon to stimulate cleansing - Natural diuretic - Potassium
Provides high-energy value, rich in fibre and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Lower Cholesterol- contain phenolic compounds, which, according to recent research, have been found to lower cholesterol. - Magnesium - Iron - Zinc - Cholesterol lowering
An egg a day may prevent macular degeneration due to the carotenoid content. Carotenoid contains lutein and zeaxanthin, both help lower the risk of developing cataracts. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all nine essential amino acids. According to a Harvard School of Public Health study, there is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, strokes and heart attacks. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline, a nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system. Despite the hoopla of eggs being high in fat, it is the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat. New research shows that moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person's lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D. Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least six eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.
Omegas- Extracted from flaxseed, flax oil contain essential fatty acids that become absorbable omega-3s which our bodies are not able to produce naturally. We must ingest these in order to get them. Essential fatty acids are important for balanced brain chemistry, vision, and a healthy heart and joints. The lack of essential fatty oils like omega-3 can cause depression. - Omega-3 and omega-6 oils - Rich in fibre
Omegas- provide omega-3, omega-6 oil and alpha-linoleic acid and fibre. Research has found benefits for helping prevent cardiovascular diseases, prostate, colon and breast cancer, diabetes and improvement of spatial memory. - Provide omega-3 and omega-6 oils - Rich in fibre
A common spice used in cooking as well as in alternative medicine. It’s commonly used to treat various stomach problems, such as morning sickness, motion sickness, gas, diarrhoea, nausea caused by cancer treatment as well as loss of appetite. Ginger contains chemicals that may help reduce nausea and inflammation. Recent research has found that these chemicals will work primarily in the stomach and intestines. Other research has found that ginger may also help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, and raise the good HDL cholesterol in our body, also helping prevent cardiovascular diseases. - Used to treat various stomach-related problems such as motion sickness - Contains chemicals that help reduce nausea and inflammation - Possesses antiviral properties - Aids digestion
Goji berry contains a rich nutrient value and is considered an adaptogen with a variety of therapeutic benefits to the human body. Adaptogens help to invigorate and strengthen the system while helping the body to deal with stress by supporting the adrenal glands. In Traditional Chinese Medicine goji berries can raise the level of jing energy of the adrenals and kidneys, providing more stamina, strength, longevity and sexual energy. They also improve eyesight, deliver anti-aging compounds and provide liver protection. Goji berries are a complete protein source; they contain all eight essential amino acids, 21 trace minerals and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E. They are one of the most potent antioxidant berry and have two to four times more antioxidants than blueberries. Goji berry contains a rich nutrient value and is considered an adaptogen with a variety of therapeutic benefits to the human body. Adaptogens help to invigorate and strengthen the system while helping the body to deal with stress by supporting the natural balancing metabolic regulators (not only adrenals, is more complex) Used traditionally in Chinese medicine, goji berries can make your body glow because they allow your skin to absorb more oxygen. They help improve circulation and move bacteria and viruses out of the body, strengthening your immune system. Goji berries contain more iron than spinach, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more protein than whole wheat. - An “adaptogen” it provides a combination of therapeutic benefits - Supports stamina, strength and sexual energy - Increases alkalinity - A source of complete protein (all eight essential amino acids) - Contains 21 trace minerals - vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E - Antioxidant
Grapefruit contains powerful antioxidants and valuable nutrients, such as vitamins C, A, K, D, and B complex. Other important nutrients in grapefruits are potassium, folic acid, calcium, phytonutrients and phosphorus. Digestion- Grapefruit contains a lot of fibre, which aids digestion and prevents constipation. Blood Sugar levels- Grapefruits are an excellent addition to a diet for diabetics. Fatigue- Alleviates fatigue. Those needing a quick pick-me-up will find that a glass of grapefruit and lemon juice, mixed in equal parts, will dispel general fatigue. Even those suffering from insomnia will find grapefruit juice beneficial. Vitamin C- the large concentration of vitamin C in this fruit means it can also control blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and relieve inflammation. - Antioxidant - Fights off fatigue - Anti-inflammatory - Vitamins C and B complex - Potassium - Folic acid - Calcium - Phytonutrients - Phosphorus
GREEN BELL PEPPER
Peppers are a good source of vitamin C. Furthermore, peppers contain neutral flavonoids and phytochemicals that are important antioxidants that may reduce the risk of degenerative diseases. They also provide anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties. - Vitamin C - Antioxidant - Anti-inflammatory
Protein- Contains essential fatty acids for healthy brain functions and a 33% complete protein containing all the essential amino acids in one of the most absorbable protein forms. Also a great source of silica, which benefits hair, skin and nails. Since hemp seeds contain 65% globulin edestin and 35% albumin, both in a highly digestible state, it contains a protein panel similar to that of human blood. Omegas- In addition to the necessary amino acids, it contains the right 3:1 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids our body needs to be healthy. Hemp seeds also contain sufficient quantities of zinc, iron, and magnesium, three of the most common metals/minerals implicated in mineral deficiency diseases. The quality of hemp protein is exceptional, and it provides the perfect proportion of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation. The seeds are also full of vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant in the body, and magnesium, which is needed for muscle growth. - Contains essential fatty acids - A source of complete protein (all eight essential amino acids) - Silica - Omega-3 and omega-6 oils - Zinc, iron, and magnesium
Raw honey is a universal medicine, sweetener and nutrient source. It contains a multitude of vitamins such as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. It is a natural antioxidant and antimicrobial ingredient that’s been used in many cultures and it is considered by the WHO (World Health Organization) as a treatment for upper respiratory infections in children over the age of 1. Honey is also rich in living enzymes that help improve mental alertness, reflexes and even IQ! If you have blood sugar problems or you are suffering from a critical health condition it is not a good idea to add honey to your diet. - Antioxidant - Antimicrobial - Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and C
IRISH MOSS PASTE
Vitality- This almost-tasteless seaweed is loaded with life-enhancing nutrients such as protein, iodine, bromine, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, pectin, vitamins A, B, and C and sulphur-containing amino acids, such as taurine, which are more present in Irish Moss than in any other type of seaweed. Pain relief- It has been used to treat peptic and duodenal ulcers when used as a gelatinous substance and to inhibit arteriosclerosis. Metabolism- this algae contains zero calories and is used to increase the metabolic rate and give strength to connective tissues, including the hair, skin and nails. Contains a multitude of life-enhancing nutrients: - Protein - Iodine - Bromine - Beta-carotene - Calcium - Iron - Magnesium - Manganese - Phosphorus - Potassium - Selenium - Zinc - Pectin - Vitamins A, B, C and K
- Good source of vitamin C - Good source of many other nutrients including fibre and potassium
Anti-inflammatory- The consumption of animal proteins is a major cause of autoimmune diseases, heart diseases and arthritis. Kale juice is the richest in antioxidants amongst all greens, the nutrients in kale make it anti-inflammatory. It is so nutrient-dense that it can actually reverse some of these conditions. Kale contains glucosinolates, which have also been associated with a decreased risk of cancer. Kale is rich in indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a powerful phytochemical that recent research has found to prevent the development of oestrogen-related cancers such as cervical dysplasia and breast cancer. At just 33 calories, one cup of raw kale has: - Antioxidant - Anti-inflammatory - Extremely rich in vitamins A, C, and K Nearly 3 grams of protein. 2.5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full) Vitamins A, C, and K. Folate, a B vitamin that's key for brain development. Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.
Lemon grass’ anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, antioxidant and therapeutic properties make it a useful alternative or complementary remedy for a wide spectrum of common ailments. It can help smooth your muscles and release any cramps you may have. It is also a great aspirin alternative for it has been proven to have the capability of relieving headaches and migraines. - Antibacterial and anti-microbial - Antioxidant
Lettuce contains potassium, calcium and phosphorus and is beneficial against rheumatic ailments which result from accumulation of uric acid. The high potassium content helps regulate high and low pressure. This Juice is also helpful to prevent hair loss and splitting of nails as well as skin eruptions.
Immune system- Lemon juice possesses antibacterial, antiviral and immune-building properties. It fights disease and infection with high levels of bioflavonoids, pectin, limonene, citric acid, magnesium, calcium and vitamins. Add lemon juice to hot tea and honey to reduce a fever, fight the flu, relieve nausea, and lessen a chill Digestion- It stimulates digestion, promoting weight loss. Lemon's health benefits are due to the high concentration of vitamins B and C, antioxidants, protein, flavonoids, phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates and volatile oils. Rehydrate- Drink lemon juice to fight fatigue and replace electrolytes after vigorous exercise or overheating - Antiviral, antibacterial and anti-microbial - Strengthens immune system - Vitamins B and C - Stimulates digestion - Antioxidant - Hydrating
MACA/ MACA POWDER
This Peruvian power plant is traditionally used for improving energy, stamina and the libido. It contains essential amino acids such as tryptophan which can aid the production of the neurotransmitter, Serotonin. Due to the presence of the mineral sulphur, this can also promote detoxification. It exceeds potatoes and carrots in value and is a good source of iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iodine. With absolutely zero toxicity it is taken by those in infancy to the elderly Dried maca contains 59 percent carbohydrates, 8.5 percent fiber, and slightly more than 10.2 percent protein, making it a well-rounded, near-perfect food. Maca is also rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and iron. Add to that the vitamins B1, B2, and C, and you can easily understand what makes maca a superfood.
Macadamia nuts are loaded with many minerals and vitamins that help maintain a healthy body. They are a rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids and contain polyphenol compounds that help keep good levels of cholesterol and maintaining a healthy lipid profile against diseases and stroke. Cellular Damage- a rich source of selenium. Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts. It is used in creating important antioxidant enzymes that help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. (Free radicals are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism and are strongly linked to the development of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.) Selenium is also critical for proper thyroid functioning and plays a role in the immune system - Contains good fats linked to better levels of cholesterol - Selenium for preventing cellular damage
They work great for weight management as a meat substitute, rich in vitamin D and their long chain polysaccharides, have a beneficial effect on the immune system. - Vitamin D
NUT MILK AND NUTS IN GENERAL
Nut Milk provides the same benefits of nuts in a liquid form and they also make a valuable nutritional substitute for dairy milk. Some of the benefits include protective effects on chronic heart diseases and cancer. Studies have shown its benefits of reducing LDL cholesterol and not lowering the good HDL cholesterol. It also provides a good balance of protein, fat, carbohydrates and fibre that complements a healthy diet. Many nut proteins also contain an arginine-rich amino acid composition that is beneficial for cardio protection as well as copper. Furthermore nuts are rich in alpha, gamma and other tocopherols and other phenolic compounds that act as natural antioxidants. At last the fat from the nuts may help weight control, few almonds in the mid-afternoon would help reduce the feelings of hunger and help to prevent the habit of overeating at night-time.
It is produced from a strain of saccharomyces cerevisea that is free from candida albicans yeast. It’s rich in cobalamin (vitamin b12
Olive oil contains a large proportion of monounsaturated fat and a rich source of vitamin E. The oleic acid helps prevent blood clotting. Consumption of olive oil has also been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases because research has found that it raises the amount of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) (good) cholesterol without increasing the LDL (bad) cholesterol. - Vitamin E - Good monounsaturated fats linked to better levels of cholesterol
Human beings are not able to naturally create this, and so we must get this from our diet. It is an essential fatty oil, and vital to healthy brain chemistry function. Aids fatigue, poor memory, skin problems.
ONION & GARLIC
Research has found that consuming onion and garlic reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, it also helps stimulate the immune system, improves the detoxification of the body, hepatoprotection (liver protection), antimicrobial effects and antioxidant effects. These products are rich in flavonoids like quercetin and sulphur compounds that are beneficial to human health. Furthermore, onion and garlic sulphur compounds have anti diabetic, antibiotic, cholesterol-lowering, and various other health benefits too. Onion & garlic may also help prevent cancer of the large bowel, oral cavity and oesophagus. - Improves detoxification - Antimicrobial - Antioxidant - Stimulates immune system
Citrus fruits provide healthy benefits such as the antioxidant protection of vitamin C. The intake of orange juice has shown positive effects on protection against cardiovascular diseases. The rich content of flavanone glucosides found only in citrus fruits and juices have also shown protection against cancer and cardiovascular inflammatory and allergic disorders. Another important antioxidant found in citrus juices is hesperidin, with therapeutic effects on microcirculation and other chronic venous insufficiency. - Vitamin C - Antioxidant
Oregano has been used as a medicinal plant especially in the Mediterranean region. Carvacrol and thymol found in the oil have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects. - Antibacterial - Antifungal
Alkalizing- Parsley is super rich in chlorophyll, the energy producing substance that gives herbs and plants its characteristic green color. Chlorophyll helps to alkalize the body, purify blood, and form new red blood cells. In addition, the chlorophyll and flavonoids in parsley help to enhance cellular glutathione formation. Higher levels of cellular glutathione allow the body to detoxify and heal more effectively. Immune system- Parsley also contains about three times the amount of vitamin C by volume as an orange. Vitamin C is extremely important for healthy immune function and youthful skin & joints. Additionally, it contains carotenoid anti-oxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which enhance eye function and help the body neutralize damage from UV radiation. - Chlorophyll - Alkalising - Vitamin C - Antioxidant
Pineapples are rich in vitamin C and trace minerals. It is also rich in bromelain or sulphydryl proteolytic enzyme. The benefits of bromelain in pineapple juice include: prevents or alleviates oedema, reduces the blood level fibrinogen, supports blood clots, prevents aggregation of blood platelets, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, supports the immune system against tumour cells, increases the tissue permeability of antibiotic drugs, and supports skin and skin infection of burns. Anti-inflammatory: Pineapple is rich in bromelaine which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent - Vitamin C and trace minerals - Bromelain - Anti-inflammatory - Supports immune system
PINK HIMALAYAN SALT
Himalayan Crystal salt contains 84 minerals and trace minerals including iodine essential to the body. It is an unrefined, unprocessed "raw" salt that is hand-mined from abundant salt caves that were formed 250 million years ago as ocean salt settled in certain geologic pockets around the earth. - 84 minerals and trace minerals - Unprocessed and raw
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in our body and help strengthen our immune system against rotavirus diarrhoea, antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, intestinal inflammatory disorders, viruses, allergies and inflammatory bowel disease. Different probiotic strains vary in their ability and efficacy. The most common are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
They are a rich source of protein, as well as iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and potassium. Furthermore, pumpkin seed oil has been found to a good source of vitamin E and diets high in pumpkin seeds consumption have also been associated with lower levels of gastric, breast, lung and colorectal cancers. - Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Copper - Phosphorus and Potassium - Vitamin E
The starring nutrients in quinoa include vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, potassium, and riboflavin, plus minerals like copper, zinc, magnesium, and folate, as well as the phytonutrients quercetin and kaempferol, which fight inflammation and disease. The reigning protein amino acid in quinoa is lysine, a nutrient not found in many other grains. This attribute puts quinoa on the level of milk when it comes to protein. Quinoa is low in fat, but it does contain omega 3 fats. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber is most widely known to relieve constipation. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids, and may help you to lose weight (it takes a longer time to chew than does other foods because it makes you feel fuller for longer and is less “energy dense,” which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food). Quinoa contains Iron. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction. Iron also increases brain function because the brain takes in about 20% of our blood oxygen. There are many benefits of iron; it aids in neurotransmitter synthesis, regulation of body temperature, enzyme activity and energy metabolism. Quinoa contains lysine. Lysine is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair. Quinoa is rich in magnesium. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines. Magnesium also may reduce Type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control. Other health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. Quinoa is high in Riboflavin (B2). B2 improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells. Quinoa has a high content of manganese. Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps to prevent damage of mitochondria during energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells from injury by free radicals. - A complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids - Rich source of iron
RED BELL PEPPER
Peppers are a good source of vitamin C. Furthermore, peppers contain neutral flavonoids and phytochemicals that are important antioxidants that may reduce the risk of degenerative diseases. They also provide anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties. - Vitamin C - Antioxidant - Anti-inflammatory
Rosemary has been a common household plant grown in many parts of the world. It’s been used for flavouring food, drinks as well as cosmetics. Traditionally it has been used for antispasmodic in renal colic and symenhorrhoea, relieving respiratory disorders and stimulating hair growth. Rosemary extract helps to smooth and relax the muscles of the trachea and intestine, and it has cholerectic, liver protective and anti-tumorigenic properties. The caffeic acid and other derivatives of rosemarinic acid provide an antioxidant effect. These substances provide therapeutic potential for bronchial asthma, spamogenic disorders, peptic ulcer, inflammatory diseases, hepatoxicity, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, cataract, cancer and poor sperm motility. - Antioxidant
Seeds provide various nutritional benefits. In general they are rich in fibre, protein and vitamins. They also provide phytosterols, which have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol as well as the risk of certain types of cancer and enhance immune functions. They are also rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs), which are important because our body does not produce them. A balanced diet must contain EFAs for a healthy balanced diet. Seeds like chia, flax and hemp provide a good balance of EFAs.
Vitality- a rich source of B vitamins, it is one of the highest sources of organic calcium which is easily absorbed in our body for maintaining healthy bones. B Vitamins play an essential part in the running of the body. They promote healthy cell growth and division, including that of red blood cells, which will help prevent Anemia. They also support and increase the rate of metabolism, enhance immune and nervous system function as well as helping to maintain healthy skin and muscle tone - B vitamins for maintaining healthy bones - Calcium
Blood Sugar levels- Spinach contains its own type of plant based steroids called phytoecdysteroids. Phytoecdysteroids are similar to insect molting hormones and have been shown to dramatically increase glucose metabolism. This keeps blood sugar levels stable and minimizes the need for the critical fat-storage hormone insulin.
A superfood with the highest concentration of complete protein, vitamin A, B1, 2, 6 and K. A great source of GLA (gamma-linoleic-acid,) and anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids. It contains a large amount of Vitamin B12 which is very difficult to find in other plant foods. That is one reason why Spirulina is such a great choice for vegetarians. Spirulina is very rich in iron, which is the most common mineral deficiency. Spirulina also contains calcium and magnesium. Due to its ability to withstand high temperatures; it is able to retain its nutritional value during processing and shelf storage. Many other plant foods will deteriorate at these temperatures. It only contains 3.9 calories per gram and still has all of these great benefits. It is a low calorie, nutrient dense food. Protein- Spirulina contains a high amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is about 60-70% protein, which is greater gram for gram than both red meat and soy. It also contains all of the essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein; this is not very common in plant foods. This nutrient-packed water alga gets its superpowers through photosynthesis and has all the protein, vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, and chlorophyll your body needs for near-perfect nutrition. This means it's terrific for building muscle, losing weight, and fighting disease. - A source of complete protein (all eight essential amino acids) - Calcium & Magnesium - Magnesium - Vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B12, C, D, E, and K - Balanced brain chemistry - Antioxidant - Supports the immune system - Manganese - Iron
SPROUTED RICE PROTEIN POWDER
Organic rice protein supplies all the daily essential amino acids our bodies require but may not be getting from whole foods. Organic sprouted rice protein powder is a complete protein with desired bioavailability, digestibility and satiety, but none of the allergens and cholesterol plus less sodium than often found in whey. - Easy to digest complete protein - Non-dairy protein option
Sprouts provide a significant amount of vitamins, minerals and phytoestrogens, and improve overall nutritional value and health quality in comparison to the fresh product. When seeds are sprouted the nutritional and bioactive constituents will also provide higher protein quality and better assimilation of nutrients. The concentration of nutrition in these tiny fresh beans and seed tendrils can range between 300 and 1,200 percent more than their full-grown counterparts. Within a few days of germination, they develop a high nutritional value, becoming rich in protein and high in vitamins C and E and many of the B vitamins. They're also very low in fat and calories. Power up with superfoods, and you'll give your body exactly what it needs, without fattening junk and additives. They are a simple, inexpensive way to supplement your diet, build your health, and feel energetic all day long. - Contain more enzymes and nutrients than uncooked fruits and vegetables
A zero glycemic index sweetener, very concentrated and extracted from the stevia leaf
Rich in linoleic acid (omega 6 essential fatty Acid) and dietary fibre. They are also one of the richest sources of vitamin E (recent studies show that vitamin E can lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease) and B1, B5 and folic acid. They also provide selenium, copper, iron and zinc. The phytochemicals of sunflower seeds, like phenolic acids and lignans may also help prevent heart disease and cancer. They are also rich in protein. - Omega-6 - Dietary fibre - Vitamins B1, B5 ,folic acid and E - Selenium, copper, iron and zinc - Protein
Sweet potatoes contain almost twice as much fibre as other types of potatoes, contributing close to 7 grams of fibre per serving. This high fibre content means their caloric energy is digested more slowly and efficiently. Blood Pressure- High levels of potassium which rid the body of excess sodium and regulate fluid balance. Potassium is also an electrolyte that helps regulate natural heart rhythm as well as maintain normal brain and central nervous system functioning Blood sugar levels- Contains Manganese, a trace mineral pivotal in the metabolism of carbohydrates to regulate healthy blood sugar levels. This can help stabilise the appetite for hours. Beauty- the combination of beta-carotene and vitamins C & E, two potent antioxidant vitamins mean the sweet potato is a powerful “beauty food” all contributing to a healthy glow, complexion and hair. Sweet potatoes are full of fiber, beta-carotene, and other immunity-boosting anti-oxidants that fight inflammation and give you a smooth, peaceful feeling. - Potassium - Manganese - Beta-carotene and vitamins C&E
Tahini is an oily paste made from toasted ground sesame seeds. It's an excellent source of copper, manganese and the amino acid methionine. See benefits of sesame seeds.
It is a gluten-free soy product traditionally made as a by-product during miso fermentation. The benefits of soy include isoflavones that might help prevent breast and prostate cancer.
Metabolism- Tomatoes have high Vitamin C and Citricmalic-oxalic acids. The acid will accelerate the metabolic process. It also helps the kidneys to release more water and helps to wash away fat. The natural acids with the enzyme activated minerals prompt the kidneys to filter out large quantities of fatty deposits and then you eliminate them from your system. So add tomatoes to your daily diet and your metabolism will thank you for it. - Vitamin C - Citricmalic-oxalic acids which prompt metabolism - Rich in potassium
Many healing properties have been attributed to turmeric from many Asian countries in particular India, China, Japan and Korea. Due to its kaleidoscopic properties as a general tonic, stimulant, cosmetic and for treatment of coughs, colds, sore throats, asthma and dyspepsia including peptic ulcers. Turmeric is derived from the root of the Curcuma longa Linn, a relative of the ginger family. The active ingredient is called curcuminoids. Further research has found other benefits like antimutagenic effects, protective effects on DNA, detoxifier reducing the load of carcinogens in the body, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory for lung diseases, pancreatitis, hepatic and lung damages, as well as muscle injuries and cystic fibrosis.
When we get enough in our diets, vitamin C helps detoxify our bodies, promotes healing of all of our cells, and allows us to better deal with stress. It also supports the good bacteria in our gut, destroys detrimental bacteria and viruses, neutralizes harmful free radicals, removes heavy metals, protects us from pollution, and much more. Immune system- When we get enough vitamin C, this allows better absorption of other nutrients such as calcium. It is a watersoluble antioxidant. It helps the body maintain healthy connective tissue, teeth and gums. Its antioxidant property helps the body protect from diseases and cancers by scavenging harmful free radicals. Plus- this potent nutrient also has many important roles that control significant aspects of our health but our bodies do not produce this vitamin, so it is necessary to include it in our diet. It prevents anemia, duodenal ulcers and immune deficiencies. It is an antioxidant and improves the absorption of iron and the production of collagen, slowing the aging process. Because it is an antihistamine, it is used for the treatment of allergies. It is found in vegetables, and fruits such as broccoli, green and red peppers, potatoes and guavas.
They are one of the most balanced nuts in terms of omega-6 and omega-3 acids proportion. They are also a good source of dietary fibre, protein, and minerals like potassium, copper and magnesium. They are also good sources of the antioxidant vitamin E and other powerful polyphenols and sterols. Research has shown protective benefits from consuming walnuts against coronary heart disease. - Omega-3 - Omega-6 - Dietary fibre - Protein - Potassium, copper, magnesium - Vitamin E
It is a cruciferous vegetable rich in minerals like iron, calcium, iodine and vitamins like folic acid and vitamins A and C. Research has shown the phytochemicals and antioxidants of watercress may reduce the risk of cancers including cancers of lung, prostate, colon and lymphatic system. - Iron - Calcium - Iodine - Vitamins A & C
Wheatgrass. While this bright emerald green juice may be hard to get down for some it helps eliminate bodily toxins and because of its alkaline properties, it is a good diuretic. Wheatgrass is a good source of protein, potassium, dietary fibre and chlorophyll, vitamins E, A, K, B6 and C as well as Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium. If ever you were to start drinking wheatgrass, a juice cleanse would be the best time. Drink on an empty stomach and preferably in the morning. Immune System- Benefits include strengthening the immune system, anti-ulcer properties and lowering the risk of cancer. It’s been also used in many natural healing centres that promote purification and detoxification of the body. Cellular health- Since wheatgrass is one of the best sources of chlorophyll, research has shown that it increases the blood oxygenation and this leads to removal of toxins and promotes cellular health. - Helps eliminate bodily toxins and because of its alkaline properties - Protein - Potassium - Dietary fibre - Chlorophyll - Vitamins E, A, K, B6 and C - Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid - Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium
A sweet crystalline carbohydrate that occurs in all vegetables and has a glycaemic index of 7.
It is a veggie with very low calories (17 kcal per 100g), zero fat and cholesterol. It’s also rich in vitamin C and is alkalising for the body. Other nutritional benefits found in zucchini include phytonutrients that may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.