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The health benefits and uses of moringa powder, also known as drumstick or mallunggay powder.
Moringa powder is made from the dried leaves of the moringa oleifera, a drought-resistant tree native to warm climates around the world. This powder has been used as a natural medicine for thousands of years and has many health benefits. This is also known as “The miracle tree”. This powder contains 46 types of antioxidants, over 92 nutrients and a host of anti-inflammatory compounds, making it one of the most powerful superfoods in the world. So many benefits of moringa, but I’ll just name a few below:
- Destroy Free Radicals. The powerful antioxidants are extremely powerful in destroying free radicals in the bloodstream. This reduces oxidative stress and allows your body to heal from over 300 types of medical conditions.
- Regulating the hormone levels in the body, especially for post-menopausal women.
- Reduce the risk of heart problems. This plant prevents plaque from building up in the arteries.
- New studies are showing that moringa may also work as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, however, more research is required.
- The rich iron content and Vitamin A fights anemia and is therefore recommended for those on a plant-based diet, such as vegans.
There are soooo many studies on this plant so, please do your research and decide for yourself whether adding this supplement to your diet would be worth it. I do believe you will find it totally is.
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In Health & Peace
What is chlorella? Chlorella is a green algae and green algae is the highest sources of chlorophyll in the world.
Chlorella containing over 60 different nutrients, lots of protein, in fact, more protein than that found in fish, chicken, and even beef. And Chlorella is 100 % absorbable compared to other sources of nutrients that are only be 20% absorbable— that means chlorella is amazing at getting nutrients into the body.
Not only is Chlorella is very rich in protein, it's also extremely rich in vitamins and minerals they probably make up about 10% of its fiber is about another five percent of it. It's also as stated the world's highest source of chlorophyll and it has a lot of digestive enzymes in it as well. Here are some of the other benefits chlorella:
- Detoxifying. Nutritionally supports detoxification. This is a big one, it not only detoxifies your body of heavy metals but also of any other toxins that you may find in it so this is extremely powerful and just naturally by having good detoxification in your body you're going to improve your digestion.
- Digestion. Chlorella contains lots of digestive enzymes, it’s unique fiber is great for the digestion.
- Immune System. Chlorella has incredible immune-building properties. It has large amounts of nucleic acids (RNA/DNA), which, along with amino acids (protein), are the building blocks of our cells.
- Alkaline. Chlorella is extremely alkaline, because it contains chlorophyll and just due to the nature of it it's extremely alkalizing properties, it's going to help even out your body's natural ph levels as we become more toxic and more acidic in our day-to-day lives something like chlorella can help alkalize your body on.
- Normalize blood sugar and blood pressure levels. For anybody who has high blood pressure that runs in the family this is something that can be extremely powerful.
This is truly a SUPERFOOD!
In Health and Peace,
Sol D’Licious Kitchen
8 steps to a healthy gut, I know this is something so many people struggle with, which is digestive health. So, how can you create a healthy digestion without supplementation?
A healthy gut is key, when it comes to metabolism, weight loss, and health in general. Here are 8 easy ways to get your gut heal back on track.
- Chew Your Food. Believe it or not, it's the least expensive, most effective way to boost your gut. Think about this. Now, listen, there's an enzyme in our saliva called ptyalin. You see, carbohydrates are a major challenge with digestion. That's why the low carb diet, the paleo diet, the maker's diet, the GAPS diet, it's all about reducing certain carbohydrates. Specific carbohydrate diet, specific carbohydrates. When you consume starches, the digestion begins in the mouth. So here's the tip. Chew every mouthful of food 50 to 75 times, my aunt always said 100. So chew your food. It will be one of the most important things you do for your gut
- Monomeals. So monomeals is a great way of really simplifying digestion. In order for your body to break down starch versus, let's say, a protein, your body has to produce very different enzymes, and it takes a different pH to break down these foods. This is a big principle within Chinese medicine. There are really two things that they follow when it comes to this. They believe in something called, monomeals. They believe many of the enzymes in the food, they call it one pot not only because everything is in one pot, but because the food's become one. They believe it's easier to digest that way. It's almost like eating like a baby. When somebody's really sick and there are a lot of digestive issues, you want to almost go back to eating like a baby. Now, I don't agree that combining fruits and vegetables is bad and meats, necessarily. But if you're seriously compromised, consuming monomeals can be great. So if you're someone who's really not feeling well, that's a great way to ease your body's burden and digest quickly.
- Fermented food. There are a lot of great fermented foods, first of all, but sauerkraut is amazing. Kimchi, pickled vegetables as they call it, are wonderful for the body. Pickled ginger is great. Wasabi is a fermented food. Miso is really good. Miso is fermented soybean paste, and so many people get hang up on, I don't even want to look at soy. Soy is not your enemy if you consume it in a fermented form, organic, and whole food. Then there's fermented beverages. Apple cider and coconut vinegars are really good. Kombucha is really good. Bottom line, consume more fermented foods. You know what else is fermented that people don't really talk about, olives.
- I believe blueberries are to the gut what cranberry is to the urinary tract. Now, blueberries are amazing. We know they have what? Antioxidants. The blue color comes from anthocyanins. Those are really great. Blueberries are good for the brain, but they're great for the gut because of the antioxidant-pectin combo. They have a pectin content and additional soluble fiber that helps carry waste out of the body. They’re great for heavy metal detoxification as well. Blueberries are one of the highest group sources of resveratrol.
- Essential oils. No surprise here, I don't think. It's peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has significant research on its ability to calm an angry gut. I think that qualifies for a great benefit. When I say angry, what do I mean? Peppermint oil can benefit your digestive track. Peppermint tea or herbal infusion is good, but when you think of an angry gut, think of cooling peppermint. There are many other oils that are great for digestion too.
- Ginger is the spice of 100 uses as it relates to the gut. We're most likely to hear about ginger's benefits for nausea, particularly morning sickness. Ginger is really amazing. If you're looking for something to calm upper GI issues, a ginger infusion or a ginger tea, ginger syrups are wonderful. Ginger extract. I make an herbal decoction or infusion every day, and ginger is one of the key four spices in there. Ginger and turmeric are cousins, and we happen to love that family.
- A rebounder. A lot of people overlook certain aspects when it comes to their digestive health. So 10 minutes twice a day, a mini trampoline helps to move the lymph, but it also helps to move the gut. If you really want to get your bowels moving, try this. Even our 6-year old loves it!
- Hydration, last but most important. You could say water, but it's hydration. A dehydrated gut is a gut that doesn't move. Think about the fecal matter that's sticking there and staying there. It's dehydrated. It sucks in water, and a dehydrated gut is a constipated, slow-moving gut. So consume more fluids, water, juices, fermented beverages, and juicy foods and fruits.
Now off to bettering your gut health! Let us know what you decided to incorporate.
In Health & Peace