Regardless of popular belief, coca leaves are actually good for you. Yes, I said coca leaves – responsible for the additive drug we know as cocaine. Sadly, due to the ignorance towards South American cultures, stigmatization of the coca plant, and straight-up propaganda against this amazing plant, people are left scared and unable to experience the benefits that the coca leaf has to offer.
Kale, the nutritious, dark-green member of the Brassica family, is one of the best values in the vegetable world in terms of nutrition-calorie ratio. Kale is truly a superfood that deserves more attention than it gets. The best way to consume it is to eat it raw (in salads etc) or lightly steamed (this keeps the nutrients available).
In recent years, there’s been an increase in media coverage of periodic fasts – how they can increase your life span, help you lose weight, give you more energy, and offer other health benefits. When done right, fasting is a clarifying, interesting journey – but the process can seem intimidating, overwhelming, and downright torturous if you don’t do it correctly and safely.
Cacao is, by far, one of the most powerful plants known to man. It has more antioxidants than just about anything else. And it’s a heart food, packed with magnesium and natural chemicals to brighten your mood and build your love within.
In order to buy the ‘real chocolate’, you’ve to make sure that you are buying ‘raw cacao’ or ‘raw chocolate’. As opposed to the processing mentioned here, in its raw form, cacao beans are only fermented and dried, not roasted. It is these raw cacao beans that manage to retain their antioxidant value and thus can prove to be a superfood.
Would you believe me if I told you that one — yes, just one — Brazil nut per day could fulfill all your daily required intake of selenium! I know, it sounds crazy. But when you start experiencing and exposing yourself to the bounty of nature’s raw food, you realize these simple plants were put on our beloved Earth for a reason.
I would like to share some anecdotal research with you about an experiment I conducted yesterday with raw cacao nuts. Cacao, being the most antioxidant-rich superfood on the planet, and honored since the ancient Mayan and Olmecs have been around, has been of great interest to me over the past few weeks.
“The Elixir of Life” and the “King of Herbs,” the mushroom holds it own in the world of medicine and healing. A fungus native to the region of Japan, used for over 2000 years, mushrooms have been used to flavor foods and provide excellent sources of amino acids, proteins, and iron.
It’s usually not until the end of the year when I realize the journey that I’ve endured for the preceding 365 days. 2007 was all about overcoming and accepting health challenges. Most of the time, I was busy making green shakes, or trying to conjure up new ways to get my child to eat broccoli.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes pain throughout the body, muscle stiffness, limited motion, fatigue, and a variety of other symptoms. A slew of celebrities have revealed their struggles with this debilitating disorder, including Sopranos star Aida Turturro, actress Kathleen Turner and the late Oscar-winning actor James Coburn.