According to WHFoods quinoa “was the gold of the Incas” because they believed it increased the stamina of their warriors. The Quinoa Corporation calls quinoa the “Supergrain of the Future.”
7 Health Benefits of Quinoa
1. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.
2. 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).
3. 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.
4. Quinoa contains lysine. Lysine is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
Daily Habit uses tri-colour Quinoa in these dishes.
- Pear, Pomegranate & Walnuts Quinoa Salad
- Pear, Goji Berries & Nuts Granola Quinoa Parfait We use our house-made compote, granola and unsweetened vanilla bean yogurt.
- Wild berries & Nuts Granola Quinoa Parfait
- Baked Salmon Fillet Parcel In this dish, we use rye grain & tri-colour quinoa.
New Shots: Liquid Chlorophyll /Chlorophyll Benefits Blood Cleanser, Blood Builder and Oxygen Booster
TDH recommends to add this into your juices.
Best to add into our green Aqua Fresca and , Ambarella. Sooo good!
Chlorophyll Benefits Blood Cleanser, Blood Builder and Oxygen Booster This extreme similarity is what makes chlorophyll so beneficial to our health because it’s such a powerful blood cleanser and blood builder. Chlorophyll delivers a continuous energy transfusion into our bloodstream, replenishing and increasing red blood cell count. And since hemoglobin carries oxygen to our cells, increasing hemoglobin thereby increases the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen and delivers us increased levels of oxygen – and this is a very good thing.
Disease-promoting anaerobic bacteria cannot live and thrive in the presence of oxygen. It’s also known that disease can’t thrive in an alkaline environment either. Lucky for us, chlorophyll is both a potent oxygenator and helps alkalize our blood, it thus helps our bodies fight off disease. All these benefits direct effects on strengthening our immune system and enhancing overall energy levels and wellbeing.
Detoxification Healthy blood flow and an abundance of oxygen also help the body to cleanse itself of toxic impurities, lending to chlorophylls detoxification properties. Chlorophyll has also been shown to improve the detrimental effects of radiation, and has also been linked to cancer prevention. Chlorophyll binds with toxins like heavy metals and helps remove them from the body. Chlorophyll can also stimulate bowel movements and is a great aid in colon cleansing.
Overall Benefits of Chlorophyll: The range of health benefits to gain from chlorophyll is nothing short of miraculous. Chlorophyll is known to improve the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune and detoxification systems of the body – leading to many different and overlapping health benefits.
The numerous health benefits of chlorophyll:
Highest Sources of Chlorophyll Essentially, any green plant that you consume contains some level of chlorophyll as this is what gives it its green color. But some foods are higher in chlorophyll than others. Generally speaking, the darker the green color, the more chlorophyll, so dark leafy greens are a great source, especially dino kale and other kale varieties, swiss chard and darker greens like arugula. Adding herbs like parsley and cilantro are also great ways to spruce up your salads and increase chlorophyll content in your diet. Blue-green algae such as spirulina and chlorella are also especially high in chlorophyll, as are all sprouts. Wheatgrass has one of the highest sources of chlorophyll available. Juicing it on a regular basis can have powerful detoxification effects.
Spirulina is a complete source of protein loaded with essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help protect us from cellular damage. This miraculous superfood can improve cardiovascular health; liver and brain function and, even help to prevent cancer.
Spirulina is simply a type of cyanobacteria. It’s classified a bacteria because they do not possess a membrane bound nucleus. However, unlike most (typical) bacteria, cyanobacteria possess chlorophyll which allows them to gain energy from the sun – same as plants and algae.
One of the main attractions about spirulina is that it is one of the world’s richest sources of protein with over 60 percent of its weight in amino acids. But, aside from being nutritionally dense, spirulina has been shown to prevent, even reverse many health problems. I think everyone should consider eating some spirulina – on a daily basis. Here’s why:
• Rich in antioxidants – spirulina has vitamin E, carotenoids, selenium and phenolic acids. We all know that free radicals can disturb cell function. Well, the good news is, antioxidants help to eliminate the threat of free radical damage – which in turn reduces our risk for developing diseases such as, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, cancer, diabetes and systemic infections.
• Great antimicrobial properties – according to research, spirulina can help destroy an array of harmful bacteria and viruses, including influenza A, herpes simplex, measles, mumps, and HIV-1. Spirulina stimulates the immune system to produce monocytes, macrophages and natural killer cells to help protect the body against disease-causing organisms.
• Kills yeast infections – spirulina destroys fungal pathogens such as, Candida albicans. Moreover, it also destroys other pathogens such as, Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus niger.
• Want to improve your respiratory system? Spirulina is known to benefit people with chronic breathing disorders such as, allergic rhinitis and even asthma. A single dose of spirulina per day can dramatically improve lung function and relieve symptoms of bronchial asthma and allergic reactions.
• A wealth of nutrition in a single serving. Think about all the starving people in Africa. Spirulina offers a practical (renewable) solution for the underweight and malnourished of the world. Maybe Bill Gates will see this report and focus more of his money on nutritional solutions – instead of vaccination programs.
• Diabetics can naturally regulate blood sugar. It is widely-known that chlorophyll helps the body to absorb minerals and assist in cellular repair – especially in the pancreas of type-2 diabetics. About 6 – 12 grams of spirulina or chlorella per day could prove very helpful for diabetics.
• Great for weight loss. Spirulina can maximize your fat burning capabilities and increase your level of satisfaction with eating fewer calories. In other words, if you take enough spirulina – you won’t feel as hungry.
• Create healthy teeth and gums. Remember how I told you about the value of chlorophyll? In 1941, an American dentist, S. L. Goldberg, successfully treated 300 patients suffering from pyorrhoea (bleeding gums and loosening teeth) with liquid chlorophyll. In addition, he discovered that those who were also suffering from Vincent’s disease, a gum infection, which is caused by lack of B-complex vitamins and exacerbated by stress, also improved significantly.
• Strong bones – without the need for milk. Calcium, one of the most abundant mineral in the human body, is important for bone and dental health as well as neural transmissions to the muscles. And, surprising to most people, spirulina has as much calcium, gram for gram, as milk.
Where do I get good quality spirulina?
First of all, be sure to only purchase organic spirulina – since many brands contain harmful additives and heavy metals which can produce potentially-harmful side effects. I, personally, add some spirulina to my tall glass of water – every morning. But, if you want an easier way to hide the taste – you can add it to your favorite smoothie.
Ideally, you must take 1-2 tablespoons per day, but you can take more during illness or pregnancy.
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Properties & Benefits of Roselle/Rosella
Flowers Rosella to Prevent Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases
Red Rosella useful to prevent cancer and inflammatory diseases, controlling blood pressure, blood circulation and smooth bowel movements.
The petals contain vitamin C, vitamin A, and amino acids. All essential amino acids, 18 of them contained in the petals Rosella, including arginine and legnin that play a role in the process of rejuvenation of body cells. In addition, Rosella also contains protein and calcium.
Roselle plant has been and still is considered as an AntiHypertensives (used to treat hypertension or high blood pressure), Mild Laxative (used to induce bowel movements), and Diuretic (used to elevate the rate of urination to treat drug overdose or poisoning). The Red Calyces or Sepals of this plant are used by some countries for food colorings, for flowers, for syrups, for jams, or for many different kinds of drinks. And the green leaves of Roselle can be used for salads, for curry, for teas, for lotions, for wounds, and for sores.
So, the Nutrients in one cup (57 grams) of Raw Roselle Plant without any refuse are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin C
- Natural Fats
According to these Nutrients we can come up with these Health Benefits of Roselle Plant:
- Improves wound healing
- Prevents cells from damages
- Improves gums health
- Improves teeth health
- Improves Immune System
- Protects from free radicals
- Reduces Aging
- Lowers Risks of some Cancers
- Improves Iron absorption
- Improves Lung health
- Prevents from frequent colds
- Protects from frequent infections
- Maintains healthy bones
- Improves nerve function
- Improves muscle function
Eating healthy is a lifestyle. It's forming the right habits early so that later in life you can reap the benefits that come from supporting your body with the essential nutrients you need to grow healthy and strong. It isn't bad to have fast food or other junk food every now and then, as long as you keep your healthy habits. Moderation is key to maintaining a healthy weight. Eat a balanced diet, incorporating every category of the food pyramid with as much color on your plate. Eating healthy can protect you from getting diseases as well as making you look and feel healthy.
What is healthy eating?
Healthy eating means consuming the right quantities of foods from all food groups in order to lead a healthy life.
Nutritionists say there are five main food groups - whole grains, fruit and vegetables, protein, diary & fat. I shall not mention sugar as many carbohydrates & fruit does contain some natural sugar.
Healthy eating and the World Health Organization (WHO) The WHO makes the following 5 recommendations - they apply both to populations and individuals: