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Sprouts are a miracle food: The Facts

Sprouts are a miracle food. 

Sprouting is the process of germinating various kinds of seeds to be eaten raw or cooked, raw sprouts being the most nutritious.  The great benefit is they can be germinated indoors at anytime of the year.  When seeds are soaked and sprouted, they turn into a nutritional powerhouse.  There are numerous nutritional benefits as well as many ways to use your homegrown sprouts!

The Facts about Sprouts

  • The nutritional content of sprouts is many times greater than the original food value of the seeds and beans from which they sprout.
  • Pound for pound, a salad made from a variety of sprouts, compared with the traditional lettuce salad, would cost less than half as much yet provide five times as much protein, six times as much Vitamin C and seven times as much of the B Complex Vitamins.
  • Whole dried peas have no Vitamin C, yet when sprouted for 48 hours, provide more Vitamin C (ounce per ounce) than fresh oranges.
  • Sprouts save food preparation time since they require no cleaning, peeling or chopping, and can be cooked (if desired) in a mere fraction of the time required for most foods.
  • Sprouts have the highest concentration of nutrition per calorie of any food.
  • Broccoli sprouts carry potent anti-cancer agents.
  • Sprouts are actually freshly germinated edible seeds such as beans, grains and nuts.
  • As a 'living' food, Sprouts continue to grow vitamins after being harvested.
  • Captain James Cook had his sailors eat sprouts, limes and lemons for their Vitamin C content to aid in curing scurvy.
  • During WW11 when the United States was concerned about a possible meat shortage, the scientific community advised the government that the consumption of germinated seeds was the best and the cheapest alternative to proteins in meat.
  • Sprouts contain an abundance of highly active anti-oxidants that prevent DNA destruction and protect us from the ongoing effects of aging.
  • The most powerful enzyme-rich foods are sprouted seeds, grains and legumes. Sprouting increases their enzyme content as much as 43 times more than non-sprouted foods. The enzymes in Sprouts help our body digest the nutrients in our food and boost the life-giving activity in our body.
  • Sprouts save food preparation time since they require no cleaning, peeling or chopping, and can be cooked (if desired) in a mere fraction of the time required for most foods.

GROW THEM YOURSELF!


  • Select a Sprouting vessel.  Many different types can be used but one simple vessel is a glass jar with a piece of cloth secured over its rim. There are tiered clear plastic sprouters available allowing you a number of seeds, beans, and nuts to be sprouting at the same time. Whatever vessel you choose, water must be allowed to drain from it because sprouts that sit in water rot quickly.
  • The seeds, beans or nuts are moistened with clean water 2 times per day
  • Each seed, bean or nut has its own ideal sprouting time but usually after 3-5 days they are ready to eat!
  • If left longer, they will develop leaves and turn into bay greens which are also edible and nutritious. 
  • Sprout growth can be slowed or halted by refrigeration.



The Five Rules of Sprouting 

1. Rinse often.         
2. Keep them moist, not wet.         
3. Keep them at room temperature.         
4. Give them plenty of room to breathe.         
5. Don't put too many in any one container. 

Eating and growing sprouts is a great way to have fun with nature and eating them provides huge amounts of raw energy for your system. Enjoy as many as you can!!


With Gratitude,
Alex is a renowned speaker, (R)evolutionary teacher and world traveller, having lived and studied in the United States, South Africa and Costa Rica. She has a BA in Environmental Studies, a Masters Degree in Psychology and is a qualified Yoga instructor. She is a continuous source of inspiration to thousands of women around the world and has spent her life tirelessly researching ways to maintain a fully balanced life. 

A dozen reasons to eat Brussels sprouts

Ok, not the most popular veggies among children but they could be nature's health insurance if you include these strange looking greens in your diet.

Brussels sprouts have been cultivated for food since the 16th century.  Cultivation in the U.S. began in the 8th century when French settlers brought them to Louisiana.  Like broccoli, they contain a chemical called sulforaphane which is believed to have strong anti cancer properties.  Brussels sprouts also contain indole-3-carbinol, a substance that helps repair DNA in the cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.  The best way to prepare Brussels sprouts in order to maintain the potent nutritive and healing value is to steam or stir fry rather than boiling. 



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Fig leaves, just as healthy as the figs themselves


Figs are a healthy and delicious natural snack, but did you know that the leaves of a fig tree are also edible and may even have more positive impacts then the fruit for which the tree is named?
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Here is a list of health benefits of consuming both figs and fig leaves.

  1. Ulcer remedy:  Chewing and eating fig leaves is a popular natural means of treating ulcers.
  2. Fiber rich:  Figs are full of fiber which helps lower cholesterol, removes waste from the body, and even may have a laxative effect.
  3. Treats diabetes:  Studies have shown that consuming fig leaves could lessen the amount of insulin needed by diabetics.
  4. Packed with antioxidants:  A study concluded that by consuming just two medium dried figs can substantially increase the amount of antioxidant activity in the body.
  5. Lower triglycerides:  When the body produces too many triglycerides, there is a heightened risk of obesity and heart disease.  According to research, fig leaves can help lower triglyceride levels.
  6. Potassium rich:  Potassium helps to manage blood pressure and other important bodily functions and is a nutrient many people are deficient in.  Eating figs is an excellent way to up your potassium levels.
  7. Bronchitis remedy:  Fig leaf tea is a popular home remedy for bronchitis and other lung ailments such as asthma.



Natural treatments for hepatitis C




Schisandra:  A study was conducted on a Japanese herbal medicine that contains schisandra showing the mix to have antiviral effect on hepatitis C.

Ginseng root:  Ginseng is used to strengthen the immune system and may even be useful for other types of liver conditions.

Milk Thistle:  Probably the most studied and widely used herbal remedy for hepatitis C is also safe to take with few side effects.  A study showed milk thistle may reduce the levels of hepatitis C virus in individuals who did not benefit from conventional treatments.

Licorice root:  A substance found in the dried roots can be used to treat hepatitis C.  When used in conjunction with milk thistle and other herbs, those who took the mix had improved measures of liver enzymes.  Licorice root has some side effects and can interact with medications such as heart medications, diuretics, and corticosteroids so be careful.



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Instant Cure For Hiccups

Experts are not quiet sure what causes hiccups and why we get them. Most agree that they can be triggered by minor stomach upsets. But sometimes, hiccups are said to have a psychological, rather than a physical cause - however, nobody really knows...

But I am here to tell you that I personally can cure hiccups in myself and in others instantly. But this is where it gets tricky. I can cure hiccups by understanding that I can. And more importantly - believing that I can. I share this with others and they have learned this ability. On demand instant hiccup cure. Just believe that you can. And you can. Focus. Know. Believe. And there gone.

This is just the beginning of what you can really do when you start believing that you can. Life can be simple. Don't over complicate things. You are far more powerful than anyone has permitted you to believe.

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(but they are so annoying!)

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Naturally remove heavy metals from your body.






Naturally remove heavy metals from your body.


Heavy metals are in our environment and even if you live a healthy lifestyle, you need to detox and remove harmful particles from your system.  Here are some natural approaches to doing so.  Remember that nutrition is nature's health insurance.


Garlic:  Garlic has antimicrobial and antiviral properties.  It helps cleanse the liver, lower cholesterol, and lower blood pressure.  Garlic contains the powerful antioxidant allicin. 

Blue green algae:  As well as containing an impressive amount of nutrients, algae have been shown to have strong antioxidant effects and bind to heavy metals to detox and remove them from the body.

Bentonite clay:  Bentonite clay can remove up to 25 times its own weight in impurities from the body.  Made from volcanic ash, this clay can be used topically for acne or other skin conditions and the purest form can be taken internally.

Onion:  Onion removes heavy metals from the body, has antimicrobial properties, and even reduces cholesterol.  Onion can also treat allergy symptoms and congestion.

Cilantro:  Cilantro can remove heavy metals such as mercury from the body.  Consuming this herb can also help with reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels.  Cilantro also has anti inflammatory effects.

Burdock Root:  Burdock has anti bacterial, anti fungal, and anti tumor  properties.  Burdock helps with liver health and is used as a natural anticancer.  It removes toxins as well as heavy metals from the body.




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Best Smoothie To Start The Day!

A Fantastic Breakfast Smoothie!

  • 5 Oranges
  • 1 Large Ripe Pineapple
  • 1 Cup Coconut Water


Blend and serve!
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The Top 10 Detoxifying Foods

The top 10 Detoxifying Foods:

  1.  Beetroot 
  2. Sea Vegetables
  3. Dandelions
  4. Broccoli Sprouts
  5. Flax Seed
  6. Lemons
  7. Garlic
  8. Artichokes
  9. Turmeric
  10. Apples

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The first long term tests on GMO corn
Only what you allow will continue. It's time you stop buying from the wrong people. Every dollar you spend is a vote. Vote for your local farmers that grow non GMO foods. Stay away from the large food chains. After all - recently they have proved to be feeding you horse meat without your consent - Just imagine what else they are doing. The reason: Profit before people and eco-system. Nothing matters but profit and we need more each year for the stock holders. This constant need to push higher profits makes these "hoarding" individuals do whatever it takes to make a couple more pennies - even if it means putting millions of lives at risk. Again. Only what you allow will continue...


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Cancer Cured in Canada

but Big Pharma Says 'NO WAY'


So after watching this video... Can you explain why they would want to hide this?

Turns out there are many ways to kill cancer.

HERE ARE JUST A FEW!

Eating the right food prevents and can kill cancer:

 Studies have shown these foods to be powerful killers


 As many know keeping your Alkaline levels around 7.4ph is highly recommended


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Making Cough Syrup From Horseradish

Anther great natural cough remedy.
NUMBER 3:

Horseradish Syrup
  • Add a dash of grated horseradish to a quarter cup of honey.
  • Allow it to sit for a few hours then use as a cough syrup.


Simples!

Thanks to rawforbeauty.com and
besthealthmag



Castor Oil Chest Rub

Another Natural Cough Remedy
NUMBER 2:

Caster Oil Chest Rub:

  • Start with a half a cup of good quality - cold pressed castor oil. 
  • Crush one or two cloves of garlic and stir them into the oil.
  • Add a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger - 
  • Add 3 or 4 drops of eucalyptus oil.
  • Add half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
  • Rub on chest.



3 Natural Cough Remedies

Number 1:

  • Combine a half cup of honey and a half cup of water.
  • Add in one whole chopped onion and one chopped clove of garlic.
  • Add a dash of sage - thyme or oregano and allow to steep overnight at room temperature.
  • Strain and use the liquid as a cough syrup. 
  • Store in your refrigerator.



How cilantro heals the body



Here are 5 more health benefits you can expect from cilantro.
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Prevents urinary tract infections


Protects against salmonella 


Fights nausea


Rich in phytonutrients, iron, and magnesium


Good source of fiber





5 health benefits of cilantro

This popular herb tastes great in multiple dishes and sauces but also has some surprising effects on your body when you add it to your regular diet.

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Anti inflammatory


Lowers blood sugar


Reduces menstrual cramping and hormonal mood swings


Helps remove heavy metals from the body


Lowers cholesterol



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