There is perhaps no other superfruit that has gained as much attention as the humble goji berry. It has quickly risen to superstar status in main stream health and wellness circles. Captivated by its promise of holding the secret to youth and vitality, it has been touted as “the longevity berry” that Li Ching-Yuen, the famed Chinese herbalist and qigong master who reportedly lived to a ripe old age of 256, consumed on a regular basis. Although we can be easily seduced by its colourful lore and mythology, looking at goji berries through the lens of traditional use and current research provides a better understanding of this functional superfood.
Goji Berries also known as 'Wolfberries' are a reddish-orange berry with a sweet and slightly sour flavour.These little berries have been used for thousands of years in ancient Chinese medicine to treat various ailments. Goji Berries are traditionally cultivated in Tibet and in the Himalayan mountain range.
This distinctively flavoured berries are a very rich source of vitamin C, they have 500 times more vitamin C per ounce than oranges which is actually more than any other fruit. They are a superb source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E and contain a full complement of protein with 18 amino acids and 21 trace minerals and most of all they are an excellent antioxidant making it an ideal natural whole food for reversing aging.
They are sun-driedor factory died at low temperatures to preserve as many nutrients as possible.
In the Yogic tradition food has always been seen as a powerful catalyst for transformation. Influenced by the concepts of Ayurveda, many yogic schools of thought believe that food is an important way to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit. Foods that are sattvic in nature, that is – foods containing a pure essence such as fresh fruits and vegetables, are an essential part of a yogic practice. Tamasic foods such as alcohol, processed and refined foods, white sugar, meat and caffeine all deplete life force. Not only will a practice grounded in choosing organic, high life force foods strengthen the physical body and mind, it will also enhance one’s vital essence and expand consciousness.
Although many fad diets that create rapid weight loss have come and gone over the years, it is encouraging to note that the apple cider vinegar diet leads to gradual weight loss.
Kuala Lumpur: Making a breakthrough in the treatment of cancer, a team of UAE University researchers have discovered that manuka honey could effectively inhibit the growth of a variety of cancer cell types including breast, skin, and colon cancer.
Melrose Blackstrap Molasses is the dark liquid byproduct of the process of refining sugar cane into table sugar. It is made from the third boiling of the sugar syrup and is therefore the concentrated byproduct left over after the sugar's sucrose has been crystallized.
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Melrose Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Original is made from certified organic apples which offer exceptional quality and flavour. In order to maintain the nutritional value, Melrose Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Original is unpasteurized and unfiltered. The natural sediment that you see in our bottles is the true sign of raw and unfiltered vinegar. This sediment is a natural fibre produced by the vinegar bacteria. On standing a white cellulalaric cotton known as the “Mother” will form. It can be eaten, or if you prefer, can be broken up by shaking the bottle. Commercial Apple Cider Vinegar is filtered and pasteurised which destroys any enzymes present.
For the Pancakes:
1 cup Quinoa Flour*
2 Tbsp. Bernard Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp. Melted Coconut Oil
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
Pinch of Coarse Salt
1 cup Almond Milk, Unsweetened
1 Handful of Cacao Nibs
For the Fried Banana:
1/2 Banana per person
1 Box of NutriBucket Organic Multigrain Rice Pasta (Fusilli Shape)
1/2 Green Bell Pepper, diced
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, diced
1/2 cup diced Red Onion
2/3 cup diced Tomatoes
1/2 cup Black Olives
225g Chedder Cheese cubed
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan
1 1/2 tsp Minced Garlic
1/3 cup Goulters Raw Kiwi Fruit Vinegar
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Basil
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/8 tsp Wildcape Manuka Honey
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
When sugar cane syrup is boiled for the third time, blackstrap molasses is created. Due to this increased refinement, blackstrap is the most nutrient-rich of all molasses, and so when you want to buy molasses as a health supplement, blackstrap is the one to get. Lets focus on a more specific benefit of blackstrap molasses, namely, the positive effect blackstrap molasses has on our hair.