Spirulina, the most nutrient dense food on the planet
Spirulina is one of hundreds of algae species known as blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Its name derives from the spiral or helical nature of its structure. Spirulina’s claim to fame is its successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts during space missions. Unlike many other plants, spirulina creates proteins and sugars in the same way as animals do. The concentration of protein, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients has led many to classify spirulina as “the most nutrient dense food on the planet.”
This green gem naturally grows in alkaline lake water in warm regions like Mexico, where it has been nourishing locals for over 5,000 years. In fact the Aztecs commonly dried it and ate it on tortillas. Read More
Know your primary fuel source
At the talk we held on the 6th of November, Peter Daniel spoke about the pros and cons of the different current diet trends and their research. Understanding “paleo, banting, HFLC, plant-based” and how to chose the healthiest versions of each… debunking myths, as well as making food choices and health awareness simple and easy to understand.
From knowing what to avoid, what to look out for, side-stepping pitfalls, to what are micronutrients, which macronutrients do we need and the best food sources of each. He also discussed getting in touch with and understanding your primary fuel source… which is not what you think it might be. Read More
Superfoods For Pregnant Mommies
Super-Moms need super-fuel!
From the moment of conception, your body is changing. It is a 9-month-long journey that doesn’t end there. Birth is akin to a marathon and breastfeeding, especially long term breastfeeding (and the World Health Organisation, WHO, recommends at least 2 years) is akin to being a super-athlete! It should come as no surprise then that super-mom’s need super fuel in order to shine. Read More
What is cadmium and why is everyone talking about it
Currently a disastrous situation for the protection of the Amazon rainforest is under way. Natural jungle land has been used to grow cacao and will likely get slashed and burned to farm commodity crops such as palm oil.
It has long been known that cocoa, and many other foods, often contain trace amounts of heavy metals.
Volcanic soils tend to have higher levels of all minerals present, including heavy metals, and cacao grown in these soils will tend to have higher levels of cadmium specifically, as a result of cacao’s mineral dense nature (cadmium is a mineral.) Read More
The beauty of raw cacao as a superfood for better health
Why Eat Raw Cacao?
Most of us love chocolate, but should we be eating it? Anyone who has gorged on slabs of milk chocolate will most likely have experienced weight gain, bad skin and addiction. But is there another side to this deliciously decadent food? The deep social guilt entrenched in our relationship to chocolate is now giving way to exciting new revelations that show you can have your chocolate and eat it! Read More
Coconut Blossom Nectar – The New Wholefood Sweetener
Why Coconut Blossom Nectar?
Coconut Blossom Nectar is generating much interest in the health food market these days and it’s easy to see why. It’s really tasty and Coconut Blossom Nectar scores low on the Glycemic Index. It has been tested and sits at 36 out of 100 on the GI scale, making it a great sweetener for diabetics when used in small amounts. It naturally contains more vitamins, minerals, amino acids than processed sugar, as well as many other nutrients such as potassium, iron and zinc.
How is Coconut Blossom Nectar harvested?
Coconut Blossom Nectar is derived from the sap of coconut blossoms and is heated at a temperature of between 60 – 70 degrees to form a thick syrup similar to maple syrup. Read More