Information about Food
Essential fatty acids
Eat your last meal as early as you can.
Keep this meal light and simple.
Drink little fluids with your meal – especially not cold drinks.
Chew your food well. Digestion starts in the mouth.
Follow a food-combination chart as closely as you can.
Eat lots of raw greens with meals to aid in digestion.
Make use of apple-cider-vinegar over salads to aid in protein digestion.
Breathe relaxed yet deeply after your meal. Note: Abdomen breathing – force out-breath ~ relax with in-breath.
With fatty foods – eat lemon or accompany with hot water and half a lemon. Lemon breaks down fat.
Drink Green tea a little while after a meal it helps with digesting the food in your stomach.
– Follow proper food combining combination as closely as you can with plenty of raw foods with each meal.
– Take no more than on one meal of concentrated proteins per day.
– Avoid eating between meals if you eat large meals at a time. If so, eat whole foods.
– Eggs are best eaten alone.
– Do not drink liquids with your meals. (especially not cold ones) (Red wine does aid digestion and drink warm teas after a meal.) Wait at least half hour before and an hour and half after you’ve eaten. Drink herbal teas like green tea slowly to aid digestion.
– Eat your last meal three hours before you go to bed at night as your liver cleans your blood during the course of the night and is best done with food already digested.
– When having to eat fatty foods, sip some pure lemon juice to assist in the digestive process and the breaking down of fat break down. Apple-cider-vinegar is another aid especially when heart burn is a result of poorly digesting foods. It There is said that heart burn occurs not because of too much acid, but because of too little. Next time sip a bit of apple-cider-vinegar in lukewarm water and notice see the effect.
– To aid digestion eat raw greens together with your main meal.
– Eat sugar alone. Rather than making a meal of it.
– Breathe deeply with your diaphragm after food consumption. Active out-breath and with a relaxed diaphragm on the in-breath.
– Avoid table salt completely and replace it with unrefined sea – or Himalayan salt which still contains some of the natural mineral content. Studies show that most western diets contain way too much salt in the diet.
– Avoid high heat frying. If you must, then rather use coconut oil/butter or ghee. They are very stable and ideal for high heats.
Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are what the body uses to create cell walls when building new cells. These cell walls are utilized as part of the neural pathways used by our brains to transmit messages about the world around us. How we feel about the world and how the world feels about us. How smoothly everything runs depends on the quality of the messages transmitted.Cells built of omega 3 fatty acids are strong, flexible and resilient while providing excellent transmission and overall internal communication as the neural pathways is used by our brains to transmit messages about the world around us.When the preferred omega 3 isn’t available the body will utilize omega 6 fatty acids. The omega 6 fatty acids’ electrical conductivity is not of the same level as omega 3, though omega 6 is not bad for us, the 6’s are just not meant to do that job.Scientists have discovered that over 60% and more of our brain and nervous system are comprised of the essential fatty acid DHA and that it is essential for foetal development and early brain and nervous system development during the first year of human life.
Another wonderful aid in the building of perfect cells is vitamin E.Vitamin E is located within the cellular membrane and protects poly-unsaturated fatty acids and other components of cellular membranes from oxidation by free radicals. (That means vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant)Free radicals: ‘Unstable molecules that usually contain oxygen and can interact with DNA and other molecules leading to an impaired cell function’.Vitamin E, one of the chemical compounds preventing oxygen from reacting with other compounds, neutralizes free radicals and is one of the body’s natural defences against cancer and cardiovascular disease.Vitamin E is also important in the formation of red blood cells and helps the body use vitamin K.-It improves circulation and is necessary in the repairing of tissue – promoting normal blood clotting and healing and can reduce scarring.For smokers vitamin E gets quickly depleted by their action in clearing free radicals out of the lungs and extinguishes inflammation throughout their body. Vitamin E stays ten times longer in the body of non smokers than in the body of smokers. Extra food sources containing vitamin E can thus be a great aid to the health of smokers. Sometimes we have bad habits that are hard to shake, so combining good habits to help repair some of the damage, is a necessary step to consider.
Light proteins: comprised of nuts, avocado’s, whole grains, soy bean products, bean sprouts, etc.
Concentrated proteins: milk products and milk, fish, red meat and eggs.Carbohydrates: foods that contain 20% or more starch and/or sugars.
: vegetable fats – extra virgin olive oil, coconut butter, ghee, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, corn, nuts, etc.
Vegetables: celery, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, carrots, lettuce, asparagus, etc.
Fruits: acid fruits – orange, grapefruit, tomato, pineapple, etc. (take note that fruits that are most ripe becomes more alkaline and that most whole foods do have an alkaline affect on the body in the long run.)
sub acid fruits – apple, pear, peach, grape, apricot, nectarines, plum, etc.
Melon – watermelon, melon, papaya.
Exceptions: bananas act as a starch and dried figs, dates, raisins and prunes as sugars.
‘Slow burning carbohydrates are best to stabilize sugar levels, lose weight and in some cases calming in effect.’
Fat insulates the vital organs (heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys) as well as keeping the body temperature regulated. Another responsibility added to fat is the role in a healthy nervous system. When fatis combined with phosphorus, lecithinis created.Lecithin plays an important role in the formation of neurotransmitters – chemicals needed for proper functioning of the brain, which in turn, controls such things as appetite, mood and the ability to learn and remember.
EFA’s support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune and the nervous system and the human body needs them to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells toobtainoptimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products.EFA’s primary function is to produce prostaglandins, which regulate body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood clotting, fertility, conception and play a role in immune function by regulating inflammation and encouraging the body to fight infection.
EFA’s are also needed for proper growth for in children, particularly for neural development and maturation of sensory systems, with male children having higher needs than females. Foetuses and breast-fed infants/babies also require an adequate supply of EFA’s through the mother’s dietary intake.
Deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids are linked to decreased memory and mental abilities, tingling sensation of the nerves, poor vision, blood clots, diminished immune function, bad cholesterol, impaired membrane function, hypertension, irregular heartbeat, learning disorders, menopausal discomfort, growth retardation, etc. * Fat being the primary building material of the brain, up to 60%, the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid DHA is the most abundant fat in both the brain and retina of the eye. Cells in the brain, retina and other parts of the nervous system have connecting arms on their membranes to transport electrical currents between cells, sending messages to the body. DHA ensures the optimal flexibility of nerve cell membranes essential for transmission of signals essential for cellular function and optimal health
Almonds: For greater value soak them in water for eight to twelve hours, drain and keep in the fridge. You can peel the skin when they are still soft if you wish or if you eat more than half a cup full a day. Other alternative is – soak almonds over night and blend them into a smooth-y the next day.- Chickpeas, lentils, alfalfa seeds, fenugreek seeds and many more are wonderful snacks sprouted. (Alone or in salads or over foods to increase nutritional value)- Raw vegetables dipped in yoghurt (live cultures) or on their own.- Raisins, dates, walnuts, goji berries, Inca berries, pumpkin seeds (lightly roasted), sunflower seeds, etc. all mixed together or separate.- You can make a raw salad and keep it in the fridge without any dressing on it to eat whenever you want a snack.- Fruits: Apples, bananas, grapes (chew the peals and pips pits really well). Try and eat your fruits separate from each other and separate from other foods.
Hot water alone in the mornings before any food or drink is consumed. This flushes the kidneys, wakes up your body preparing for digestion.
Hot water with a fresh ½ lemon squeezed breaks down unnecessary fats and aids in more detoxification of the body.
Hot water with apple cider vinegar and a bit of honey greatly assists the function of the digestive system amongst many other functions.
Best alkaline beverage – Hot water, ginger, cayenne pepper, honey and lemon. Cayenne pepper is a marvel with many aids to the digestive system, it is the number one circulatory herb and might just save a person from heart attack.
Ginger is to be used as much as possible. Preferably grated in a boiling pot of water to make strong ginger tonic. Other ways is to eat pieces of ginger throughout the day. When a cold sets in that is the perfect time to bring ginger Seeds more into your days. From antiemetic/ant nausea, anti clotting agent, antispasmodic, antifungal, anti inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, circulatory angrfb4v5d and more.
Almonds : soak them overnight in water and place them in a smoothie or eat as is. Almonds are better soaked in water overnight and become more accessible by the body. If you suffer from menstrual cramps eat a hand full of almonds a few days before and during to alleviate symptoms.
are fantastic snacks during the day with tons of nutritious positives.
Dates. Excellent for instant energy together with nutrient richness and fibre (soluble- and insoluble- fibre).
Goji-berries. A super antioxidant and altogether super-food…Also Inca-berries…
Coconut butter and ghee. When you do high heat frying these are the only oils/fats to use.
Extra virgin Olive Oil: One of the key polyphenols in olive oil – hydroxytyrosol (HT) – helps protect the cells that line our blood vessels from being damaged by overly reactive oxygen molecules. HT helps protect the blood vessel cells by triggering changes at a genetic level. The genetic changes triggered by HT help the blood vessel cells to enhance their antioxidant defence system. In other words, olive oil supports our blood vessels not only by providing antioxidants like vitamin E and beta-carotene. Olive oil also provides our blood vessels with unique molecules like HT that actually work at a genetic level to help the cellular walls of the blood vessels remain strong.
Stevia: great alternative for sugar.
Chiai seeds and Flax seeds: Full of omega fatty acids and great aid for the intestines. Flax seeds actually feeds your colon lining and helps restore damaged areas. Especially helpful after much fibre scraping the colon clean after years of poorly digested foods resulting from poor food-combinations.
Micro-flora: Essential for the proper function-ability of the digestive system. Poor digestion, bad choice of food such as sugar, coffee, alcohol, bad fats, etc. are all responsible for poor amount of friendly bacteria. Bacteria is and should be sufficient throughout your whole digestive track. From mouth to intestines. We cannot survive without them.
Other super foods: spirulina, chlorella, hemp powder. Such complete proteins essential for many diets especially hemp protein powder with growing children or the elderly. Complete as a protein and easily digested assisting the cleansing action of the liver.
Next day blend it with the juice of fresh pineapples.Take this as only food for 2 days.
2. Strain and drink as a breakfast beverage with a pinch of sea salt.
3. Drink the rest of the tea without salt throughout the day.
4. Blend 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds and 10 dates in 1 cup water, and eat slowly, chewing well. This restores energy beautifully.
Health is a way of life! Be patient and trust in your choices!
Change is no-change and no change is change.
The marvels of seeds:
Sesame seeds: — good source of manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, dietary fibre, cholesterol lowering effect.
Pumpkin seeds: (always roast them a little to get rid of e-coli)
… vitamin E, vitamin B1, manganese, magnesium, copper, tryptophan, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B5.
Fenugreek seeds: …unique herb rich in phyto-estrogens, aids in hormonal production, facilitates in the development of the mammary glands, digestive aid, regulates blood sugar levels. Sweetens body fluids! ‘
a tablespoon or more into a jar and pour slightly warm mineral water into the jar and allow to stand over-night. Drink throughout the next day and continue for a week or however long you feel necessary.’Lynne seeds (flax)…wonderful source of omega 3, 6 and 9, feeds colon lining, contains many minerals when chewed, great aid for constipation. ‘Soak lynne seeds overnight in water and you will see a slime layer – that gel is what feeds the colon lining.
…contains large amounts of flavinoids and drinking of the tea daily give a pleasant odour of body fluids together with fenugreek and pineapple.Seeds may be sprouted, drunk or used in food.
Nuts: Nuts contain a variety of micro-nutrients which maintains proper body function and alertness. They are high in –unsaturated fats, protein and assist in weight loss. Almond skins contain small amounts of cyanide which may aid in the fight of cancerous cells while being harmless to healthy cells. They are said to alter natural pheromones giving us a pleasant body odour.
Almonds (soak them in water over night for added nutrition). …almonds are one of the best foods and should be eaten daily. Together with seeds they are an amazing aid for lower back pain and menstrual difficulties! A small snack when hungry goes a long way!
Walnuts: …walnuts are brain food containing large amounts of omega fatty acids. They are thus, together with other foods containing omega’s good for the heart together with their antioxidant content. It controls the blood pressure, protects arteries and contains melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland, which aids sleep.
Peanut: …high in antioxidants and assist in the prevention of weight gain!
Parsley: …high in antioxidants, iron, folic acid (vitamin B12), vitamin A, cleans blood and body fluids. A handful of parsley eaten daily and/or made as tea becomes a wonder herb!
Ginger: …eliminates intestinal gas, relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, stomach pain, nausea, immune booster, arthritis and many more. Also one of the foods that can become a daily choice either in tea or freshly eaten to ease the appetite! This food will change your life and build your immune system alkalizing you slowly.
Garlic: …eating of raw is more powerful in small quantities. It has anti-fungal properties, contains phosphorus and boosts the immune system. In some cultures they are seen as medicine and not food which emphasizes small amounts is good.
Cayenne pepper: …vitamin A (beta carotene-antioxidant), cardiovascular benefits, clears congestion, improves circulation. There have been books written about all the beneficial attributes of this pepper! It is said that each and every time someone is about to have a heart attack, pour a teaspoon of cayenne pepper with water down their throat! It opens up all arteries allowing blood to flow.
Dates: …dates contain calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium. They are easily digested and used for breakfast encouraging digestive enzymes. As a sugary snack dates are extremely satisfying!
Dried figs: …dried Figs are very nutritious, high in minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and are a good source of fibre.
Raisins: …well chewed raisins are wonderful blood purifier and natural sweeteners in porridge. Enjoy!
Goji-berries: … yin tonic, improves vision, boost sperm production, nourishes liver and kidneys, replenishes vital essence, powerful antioxidant, improves circulation, contains complex phyto-nutrients and bio flavinoids.
Lemons: …contains large amounts of vitamin C and is very alkaline to the system. Drink it squeezed into a cup of hot-hot water, eat it peeled and especially during eating fatty foods. Make it a daily snack!!
Grapefruits: …antioxidants, helps the metabolism burn fat, etc.
Oats: slow burning carbohydrate thus good for losing weight, stable energy, stress reliever, helps with just about everything.
Yogurt (Bulgarian): iodine, calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B12, vitamin B5, zinc, potassium, protein, live cultures.
Other wonderful foods to remember
Spelt, quinoa (high in protein), millet, lentils (also sprouted), chickpeas (sprouted), kelp (good in broths), apple cider vinegar (little over salads or in water with honey), miso!
Good sprouts (alfalfa, fenugreek, lentils, and chickpeas).
***Hot water, cayenne pepper, honey or stevia, ginger and lemon (the most alkalizing beverage)!
Herbal teas: Herbal teas are extremely beneficial!! All teas should still be in their most natural form and one should refrain from using tea in bags. Tea could be made out of almost anything and is worth while drinking it daily.
Teas/Coffee: When it comes to normal English teas or coffee, it is important to add that everything has its time and its place. Drink your coffee and tea without milk and/or if possible without sugar. Stevia is a wonderful sugar substitute and can be bought at the Reform or Natural store. Milk is best digested alone! Note that we are the only specie that still drinks milk after infancy.
If you are going to drink a cup of coffee or tea with milk and sugar than treat it as a treat! Indulge yourself for the moment and enjoy!
Organic Hemp Protein Powder Benefits: Top 6 Benefits of Hemp Protein Powder Supplements
Hemp cleanses the liver by burning fat!
Organic hemp is very environmentally friendly since it is grown without pesticides and herbicides. That is very good for not just the environment, but for your health as well.
Organic hemp protein powder is a whole food source. It has the optimal balance of the Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids. It is also very rich in fiber, complete protein and branch chain amino acids
For those who are doing high explosive training, endurance athletes or body-builders, organic hemp protein powder is also the best protein powder available – even better than whey.
Hemp protein gets absorbed faster than any other protein and 15g of organic hemp protein powder is more anabolic than 50g whey, since 2/3 of it is made up of Edestrin – a plant protein only found in Hemp similar to protein found in the human body. That makes it perfect for DNA and cellular growth. It also makes it easily digested, so you won’t make those awfully smelly protein farts, like you do when you drink whey protein powder.
Organic hemp protein powder protects you against chronic diseases. It is one of the few food sources which contain GLA! So do not let the high amount of fat scare you away. It is the good fat – you need that for your skin, hair, eyes, nails – and cells in general.
Organic hemp protein powder has a delicious nutty flavor, so no artificial sweetener is needed and it does not contain any preservatives.
A better source of chlorophyll, which makes it more detoxifying and cleansing.
It is especially good for people with liver disorders or people who drink or smoke.
It is very helpful for people with dry stools who suffer from constipation.
It is especially good for people who need “rebuilding” — people who suffer from degenerative diseases (muscle, nervous system, etc.) or people who are frail.
Contains Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which boosts the immune system, reverses cancer, and offers other health benefits.
CGF also helps repair nerve tissues throughout the body and is excellent for treating degenerative brain and nerve disorders.
A superior source of digestible protein. Contains 12 times the protein of beef.
Easier on the digestive system than chlorella, which can cause diarrhea in sensitive individuals.
The best source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a “good” fat necessary for the human brain, proper heart function, and other body systems.
Contains phycocyanin, a potent anti-cancer phytochemical that also gives Spirulina its characteristic blue hue