Chayote, commonly called vegetable pear, is a member of the gourd family and is native to Central America – an amazing addition to the green superfoods family. Various Central American cultures have been using this plant as a staple in their diet and, believe it or not, as a way to dissolve kidney stones and treat other urinary disorders.
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.
White tea is a very special tea because it is very labor intensive in the beginning, when each fuzzy white baby leaf is plucked by hand from the plant. The highest quality white tea is comprised of uniform white leaves only. The descending grades are basically larger or older white leaves and/or white leaves mixed with darker green leaves and stems.
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.
Honey has been used not only as a sweetener, but for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient Rome, Egypt, China, and Greece. Dating back to 2100 BC, honey has been mentioned in the ancient writings of Indian texts and possibly even further back than that.
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.
Halloween is an exciting time for all the kids and adults alike. But, what about all those sweet candies that are not so healthy for them? The sheer amount of sweetness has the potential to turn Halloween scarier in more ways than one for any family. Your answer is almost raw!
A rich raw treat can satisfy your cravings, without filling your body with toxic waste. If you’re transitioning into a detox or have completed a detox, I suggest learning a bit about making raw desserts. Many of them are made with sprouted grains and nuts, which provide enzymes, vitamins and minerals.