these donut holes are the TRUTH!!! i made these during my 2 week raw detox and was hooked like a fiend. i made a few alterations to my liking by adding a bit of cinnamon, using vanilla extract instead of the bean, and omitting the dates(it was already sweet enough with the pineapple!). i own ani’s book, ani’s raw food kitchen, and she has some great recipes. she’s also very informative about nutrition and how to be a healthy and balanced raw foodie. please make this recipe NOW!!
Since time immemorial, garlic has been recognized in almost all of the cultures for its medicinal as well as culinary properties. This wonderful herbal plant, grown for its underground root or bulb, contains many health promoting phyto-nutrient substances that have proven benefits against coronary artery diseases, infections and cancers.
This root herb plant belongs to the family of Alliaceae of the genus Allium; and scientifically known as Allium sativum. It is believed to be originating in the mountainous Central Asian region from where it has spread all over the temperate and subtropical regions of the world.
Besides being one of my favorite culinary herbs, it has wonderful healing properties. Strong flavored, garlic cloves contain many noteworthy minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and phyto-nutrients that have proven health benefits.
Its bulbs contain organic thio-sulfinites such as diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide and allyl propyl disulfide that can form allicin by enzymatic reaction, which is activated by disruption of bulb (like crushing, cutting etc).
Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver cells.
Allicin also decreases blood vessel stiffness by release of nitric oxide (NO); thereby bring reduction in the total blood pressure. It also blocks platelet clot formation and has fibrinolytic action in the blood vessels, which helps decrease the overall risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD) and stroke.
Research studies also found that consumption of garlic is associated with possible decrease in the incidence of stomach cancer.
Allicin and other essential volatile compounds in the garlic also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal activities.
Garlic is an excellent source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. The bulbs are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium. Selenium is a heart-healthy mineral, and is an important cofactor for anti-oxidant enzymes in the body. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.
It contains many flavonoid anti-oxidants like carotene beta, zea-xanthin, and vitamins like vitamin-C. Vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
Garlic cloves have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of Recommended daily allowance)
95% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine),
52% of vitamin C,
33% of copper,
21% of iron,
18% of calcium,
26% Selenium, and
73% of manganese
but no cholesterol.
So don’t try to be cute and forgo the garlic cuz you’re worried about breath. The innumerable health benefits should be enough to make you ask for extra helpings on your pizza, pasta, or kale salad. or you can get odorless garlic(preferably the Kyolic brand) in capsule form. How you get it is irrelevant, just GET IT IN!!!
Ok, so I have an addiction. I can’t resist the sweet, nutty, refreshing taste of coconut water. I have to drink it every single day. I think it means the universe is telling me that I need to be in the Caribbean. But not only does it taste delicious, it’s actually really good for me! I always knew it was rich in electrolytes, but I found out there’s so many more benefits. Check it out.
Not only is coconut water a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst, the juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish hydration levels in the body.
Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.
Coconut water has been generally offered to patients with diarrhea in many tropic regions to replace fluid loss from the gastrointestinal tract and reduce the need for intravenous therapy. The osmolarity of tender coconut water is slightly greater than that of WHO recommended ORS (Oral Rehydration Therapy) osmolarity. Presence of other biological constituents like amino acids, enzymes, minerals, and fatty acids may account for this higher osmolarity. However, unlike WHO-ORS, its water is very low in sodium and chlorides, but rich in sugars and amino acids. This well-balanced fluid composition with much needed calories would be an ideal drink than any other brand of soft drink beverages in dehydration conditions.
Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA polymerases etc. Altogether, these enzymes aid in digestion and metabolism.
Despite very light consistency, its water has much better composition of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc than some of fruits like oranges. (Compare mineral composition of oranges).
Its water is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.
Coconut water contains a very good amount of electrolyte potassium. 100 ml of water has 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium. Together, these electrolytes help replenish electrolytes deficiency in the body due to diarrhea (loose stools).
In addition, fresh coconut water has small amount of vitamin-C (ascorbic acid); provides about 2.4 mcg or 4% of RDA. Vitamin C is a water-soluble anti-oxidant.
So, don’t wait. Grab a straw and drink up!
The health benefits of spinach are numerous and its ability to help prevent disease is well known. Spinach is at the top of many super food lists.Spinach and other dark leafy greens like kale, collards, Swiss chard, turnip greens and bok choy are loaded with calcium, folic acid, vitamin K and iron. Spinach is also rich in vitamin C, fiber and carotenoids. Add its lutein and bioflavanoids and spinach is a nutritional powerhouse.
The A and C vitamins in spinach plus the fiber, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients help control cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancers. Folate also lowers the blood levels of something called homocysteine, a protein that damages arteries. So spinach also helps protect against heart disease.
The flavonoids in spinach help protect against age related memory loss.
Spinach’s secret weapon, lutein, makes it one of the best foods in the world to prevent cataracts, as well as age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the elderly. Foods rich in lutein are also thought to help prevent cancer.
Let’s not forget about the chlorophyll, all you chlorophyllians. spinach is loaded with chlorophyll. Chorophyll, the green pigment(plant melanin) found in plants, is an internal body deodorant because it acts as a gentle detoxifier. Also, its structure is very similar to the hemoglobin found in our red blood cells, so it acts as a blood builder as well. It helps to oxygenate the cells AND research has been done on its anti cancer effects! soooooo, what the heck are you waiting for? walk, no run to the nearest store or farm and get you some raw spinach! NOW!
There are a few things that we have negelected to fine tune as a people:Health, Economics, and Civics…law. Tonight we open up Women Herstory month a duly noted health and wellness practitioners Queen Afua. Queen Afua is one of early wellness advocates in promoting organic vegan lifestyles and holistic practices. She has expertly learned and taught us how to use nature and food to heal the body. Now we can teach the children and more specifically the girls. We are talkin about laying a healthy foundation for our girls and an organization that exists only for that purpose, the Girl Society. It takes a village so we are builidng with the legendary Hakim Bey on a new youth entrepreneur program that the Girl Society will be using as part of its Butter Fly Skin Economy. He will share with you how to utilize his growing internet marketing program with the children. It takes finance to uplift a nation. We will build more on how these small moves will ultimately teach civics and law to our youth and how the Girl Society WILL uplift humanity ONE GIRL AT A TIME! Tune in here http://www.blogtalkradio.com/abundancechild/2012/03/02/it-takes-a-village or call: (347)215-6592
According to ancient Chinese legend, black rice was so rare, tasty, and nutritious that only the emperors were allowed to eat it.
Health.com: America’s healthiest superfoods for women
Like brown rice, black rice is full of antioxidant-rich bran, which is found in the outer layer that gets removed during the milling process to make white rice. But only black-rice bran contains the antioxidants known as anthocyanins, purple and reddish pigments — also found in blueberries, grapes, and acai — that have been linked to a decreased risk of heart disease and cancer, improvements in memory, and other health benefits.
This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin K, Calcium and Copper, and a very good source of Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Manganese. With a NUTRIENT BALANCE from nutritiondata.com of 76 Completeness Score you are close to lacking nothing as far as daily nutrients consuming seamoss.
SEAWEEDS AS MEDICINE
The elements abundant in seaweeds include: potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, chloride, sulfur, phosphorous, vanadium, cobalt, manganese, selenium, bromine, iodine, arsenic, iron, and fluorine.