Food For Life
Food for life Is a page that introduces you to foods that help your body to stay healthy, or to help restore your health. This page will be updated from time to time so pop back for new recipes and information.
Its difficult to think outside the box when you have an intolerance to wheat. We have this crazy idea that wheat fills us up. But that is just what we think, it isn’t actually true. Also many people get gluten and wheat confused, but the good news is 95% of people have a wheat or grain intolerance, not a gluten intolerance. check out the food intolerance page
A few simple recipes that use alternatives to wheat.
Other alternative's you can use instead of wheat flour are buckwheat, spelt flour, chickpea flour, (Gram) coconut flour, oat flour, almond flour.
These are easy to digest and don't cause the stomach issues that many people get from wheat flour.
If your goal is to restore or maintain a healthy heart
There are a variety of foods that can help to unclog arteries, from the buildup of plaque, lower your blood pressure, and reduce inflammation, which are the main culprits of cardiovascular illness.
Many of the foods on this list contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and soluble fiber, which are great not only for your heart, but also to promote healthy skin, hair, hormone production, and nutrient absorption. Foods that keep your system alkaline rather than acidic.
if you feel you may have an issue with some foods a food intolerance test can save you a lot of time.
You can feel better have more energy, and improve your health by eating proper food, not foods like products and without the use of toxic chemicals.
One of the best vegetables for clearing arteries, asparagus is full of fiber and minerals, as well as a long list of vitamins including K, B1, B2, C, and E. Asparagus can help to lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots that can cause serious cardiovascular problems. Try steaming raw asparagus for maximum vitamin potential!
The next time you make a sandwich or a salad, consider adding a few slices of avocado, rather than mayonnaise or heavy salad dressing. You will be doing your arteries a big favour. Studies have shown that daily consumption of avocado improves good blood cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol. Which helps to keep your arteries clear of blockages. The average avocado contain 4 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber. Plus whole list of vitamins and antioxidants. For that extra boost of healthy avocado you could also add avocado oil to your diet.
Another vegetable that is loaded with vitamin and antioxidants. This super veggie has a healthy dose of fiber which helps normalise blood pressure. eating broccoli also helps to prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) which leads serious heart conditions. Now didn’t your mother always tell you to eat up your greens because they are good for you. Now you know how they really are
4. Chia Seeds
You’ve probably heard that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Did you know a spoonful of cinnamon helps the risk of heart disease go down.
Beetroot great tonic for your liver
It's always a good idea to know what foods are good for the respiratory system, especially around cold and flu season.
Juicing is a very quick and healthy way, for the cells of your body to receive nutrition. Make a juice for breakfast it will feed you for 4 hours so no need to start your day with bread or other grains.
Take care of your body it's the only place you have live.....
Why is this basic green juice so good for you.
Contain Beta-carotene which is absorbed in the intestine and converted into vitamin A during digestion. They also contain fiber, vitamin K, potassium, along with folate, manganese, phosphorous, also rich in magnesium, vitamin E and zinc.
Is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin A, also manganese, folate and magnesium; its a great source of iron and B vitamins, Loaded with vitamin E; and calcium; along potassium and vitamin C. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber, and rich in phosphorus, zinc, protein and choline in all a great food, doesn’t get much healthy than this.
Are rich source of B vitamins. they contains most of water soluble forms of (vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B9). Also Vitamin C. Vitamin E. and Fiber. Try this juice for yourself have it for breakfast at least 5 times a week. This simple juice will keep you feeling full for 4/5 hours so you don’t need to fill up on toast or cereals.
Two more healthy breakfast ideas
Stress Busting Juice
Apples and cherries contain high levels of health-boosting flavonoids.
Which have been linked with better lung function and lower incidence of asthma.
Blueberries can relax the arteries and reduce the risk cardiovascular disease, often associated with stress.
Home Made Healthy Granola
3 cups of pitted dates
1/2 a cup almond flakes
1/2 a cup coconut flakes
pinch of salt
put all ingredients into a blender mix until roughly mixed.
store in fridge it will keep for 2 weeks.
Top healing foods
Is a great source of Silicea, a component of connective tissue found in the skin. So for a good healthy clear skin cucumber is the number one choice.
High concentrate of water, potassium and natural occuring sodium. Therefore very good for restoring the electrolyte balance in cases of dehydration. It has also been found useful in lowering blood pressure
Eating just two carrots a day research suggests that lowers cholesterol. Also improves immunity and helps fight infection.
Vitamin U is unique to raw cabbage and has remarkable success in healing stomach ulcers. Cabbage leaves can be used for enhancing the healing of leg ulcers applied externally. Aids digestion and improves gut flora.