I love Hemp milk

I love Hemp milk and why you may wonder..

Hemp is a great source of natural essential fats and we need those to absorb fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, & K. minerals iron zinc, magnesium, B12 and folic acid and really great alternative if you have a lactose intolerance.

The health benefits are many but here are a few

  • healthy heart
  • clear skin
  • strengthen Immunity- bolster up the body’s white blood cells to protect from invading organisms and toxic overload.

Hemp comes form the Cannibus Sativa plant and there has been allot of media buzz about the benefits for use in helping to alleviate patients suffering with pain and other debilitating health problems.  there are varying appeals to legalise Cannibus but it is absolutely legal to make hemp milk!

Hemp seeds are used to make milk by using 4 cups of filtered water and whizz in an blender to make milk – then sieve out the hemp bits that are left –   It has a velvety creamy consistency which is thicker than skimmed milk with a delicious nutty flavour.

ENJOY..

 

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Himalayan Rock Salt

Why Himalayan rock salt you ask,

The Himalayan rock salt contains 84 essential trace minerals that our body requires for function of healthy cellular activity.  The difference is that it provides these essential minerals that ordinary table salt does not.

The Himalayan mountain range covers Asia, and passes through China, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.  200 million years ago lava covered the sea bed and they became crystallised  over time and protected from pollution.  the environment  was  clean and in pristine condition through natural means.  Because of the quality enriched with essential minerals found in nature these are perfect for our body and easily identified by our organs which are in charge of absorbing the nutrients salt provides.

Sea salt is better than table salt however each year our oceans are becoming more polluted and the salt further processed.

Salt is essential for all our cells organs and tissues.

  • promoting a stable PH balance within the body cells
  • prevents muscle cramps
  • lowers blood pressure
  • improves circulation
  • a good detoxify of heavy metals

Make sure this is one of your store cupboard essentials..

 

 

 

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Without this the body can’t make energy

There is a direct link between water intake and energy.  Every cell tissue and organ is able to live so it can work!   Without water we die,  because the reason we need it is we are actually comprised of this stuff  at 70%.

Here  are examples of how your body fluids are made up,   prick a finger out comes fluid :)

Foetus 100%  Child at birth 80%  Adult 70% Elderly 50%   Water is life, and all  living organisms animals fruits plants, and even the planet is made up primarily of ocean water.

Without this fluid living things immediately start to loose water and over time shrivel and eventually die, so keeping your body hydrated is important for our health.  When we harvest and pick a salad leaf or any fruit aor vegetable from the ground or branch of a tree its connection to water has gone so the deterioration and vitality starts to decrease.   It carries the very materials we need to reinvent life and continue to move evolve and grow.

Water is vital because it ensures every tissue and organ can work do its job in the body for the benefit of the whole person and the  body maintains hydrated regulating body temperature, keeping us  lubricated, so  all tissues can work well.  Skeletal muscle, skin,  and the blood has the highest content of water in the body.

The main transporters of fluids is the blood at 83% and carries nutrients oxygen and water to each cell.  Muscles & brain 75% water, and kidneys 70% water.

Imagine for a minute what happens when there is not enough water in your veins  all your organs tissues and cells start to become challenged and stressed so how do we know if we are dehydrated (not drinking enough water) or and having a diet that is causing cellular damage and stress, more about that in a later post..

  • Kidneys, so a desire to urinate allot, strong urine smell yellow colour
  • Sunken eyes
  • fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Stomach bloating, constipation, diarrhoea
  •  Head aches, forgetfulness, lacking focus and concentration unable to stay motivated, Poor concentration
  •  dry mouth
  •  low blood pressure, high blood pressure, and or rapid heart beat

Drink 8 glasses water p/day, have water rich foods – cucumber tomatoes, melon, fruits such as grapefruits,  lemon water, leafy veggies, chard, lettuce & greens. Soups and a raw salad every day, have a smoothie or juice mid morning refresher drink extra water.

Stress is a major cause of dehydration, look out for a post on stress soon :)

 

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Mineral Rich Bone Broth

Rich Bone Broth Recipe

Bone broth is a great source of bio-available calcium,protein and zinc and magnesium. – which means that it can be easily absorbed, assimilated and utilized by your body. Use this broth to make soup, stew and chilli; or use it to cook beans and rice, millet and quinoa.
This makes a vital stock which has “Gut Healing” properties which is helpful wholesome nutrition and for anyone suffering from a lack of wholesome nutrition.

Ingredients:

  • Bones from poultry, fish, beef, lamb, shellfish or whole chicken or whole carcass (remove meat when cooked – about 1 hour)
  • 8-10 cups of water
  • 1–2 Tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar (to leach the minerals out of the bones)
  • 1–2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ cup fresh Parsley chopped or 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1-2 tsp sage
  • 1-2 tsp rosemary
  • 1-2 tsp thyme
  • 2-3 bay leaves

Directions:

  • Put all ingredients into pot. Bring to boil.
  • Let simmer on low for several hours (4–24) or in crock pot on low.
  • Remove bones and skim off fat.

Suggested uses for broth:

  • Use as stock for soup.
  • Drink as a warm beverage.
  • Use as the cooking liquid for vegetables and grains.
  • Make gravy from the fats.
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Energy foods for your shopping list

grow your own foodKeep these foods on your shopping list

10 Energy Boosting Foods 

The benefits of boosting immunity and not getting ill means allot when you are busy working hard and playing hard?

The summoning up of energy can be a challenge and preparing food from scratch a chore on your return from a busy day at work?  And low and behold you don’t want the added cost of getting sick. How can you boost your immunity so you can stay healthy. Getting sick is not only uncomfortable, but it also impacts your productivity, your energy levels and even your relationships.

Have you ever got snappy because you have a sore throat or a headache?  If you have children, I am sure you can relate how hard it is not to get sick.

Luckily, there are some easy ways to maintaining good energy levels by adding some common yet nutritious foods to your diet. They have high immunity-boosting nutrients (e.g. vitamins A, B, and C, zinc, magnesium), anti-viral and anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti inflammatory properties and:

1. Yogurt – keiffer (ideally plain yogurt as added sugar can suppress immunity) –contains probiotics which are important for the comfort in your gut
2. Pumpkin seeds – high in zinc and omega-3, both essential for alertness anad concentaration.
3. Cold water fish – good source of protein and omega-3
4. Fresh fruits and vegetables, especially carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, tomatoes.
are rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A.
5. Ground seeds, lentils, beans and whole grains which are a rich source of B vitamins and protein.
6. Ginger
7. Garlic
8. Honey (raw)  an alternative to any processed sugar
9. Green tea –has anti-viral properties.
10.Chia seeds

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