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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.

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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.

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, Coconut Blossom Nectar – The New Wholefood Sweetener

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People often think of DIY / ‘making your own’ as intimidating and time consuming. Not this chocolate sauce recipe. Making your own chocolate sauce is the simplest thing in the world!

We have been known to whip this one up daily to pour over fruit salad, or a smoothie bowl, or over our favourite Lucuma ice cream – it’s that quick and easy to prepare.

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Vegan DIY Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Vegan Ice Cream in 3 easy steps

Vegan. Gluten Free. Guilt Free . Super Treats.

Who simply doesn’t love ice-cream? Better yet, who can resist a Salted Caramel Lucuma nice-cream infused with the healing nutrients of superfoods?

Learn how to craft a super nice-cream in 3 easy steps. It’s a marriage of superfood flavours & an all-time favourite treat to heal the body from within.

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Superfoods for Toddlers

The determination to learn and grow seems to be hardcoded into the human genome. To observe a healthy, happy toddler is to witness this first hand. Around the time they reach their first birthday they are up on their little legs, wobbling and toddling about ever so eager to get proficiency over their new found form and keep up with their tribe around them. Such consistent efforts require a steady stream of high quality nutrients to support their growing bodies’ needs.

There’s nothing quite like a curious toddler to keep you young and on your toes. The question is how do we as parents and caregivers not only keep up with them, but stay 1-step ahead, making sure they are well nourished and cared for as they take those first enthusiastic steps into their new world?

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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.

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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.

Why?

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.)

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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!

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Paving the way with Hemp

After one hundred years of silence, the most diverse plant on the planet is making a comeback. Hemp has more faces than any other plant. Whether you are eating it, building your house from it, nourishing your skin with it or using it to tethering your yacht, hemp does it all. Even though hemp and marijuana are related, you cannot make good fibre from marijuana and you cannot get ‘high’ from smoking hemp.

A Rich History

For over 10,000 years cannabis sativa l. has been an important source of nutrition and medicine for many cultures. In Chinese medicine the leaves, flowers and stalk were all used for a variety of different ailments. Traditionally hemp was also used for currency, paper and fibre for rope, cloth, baskets and clothing.

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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.

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