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 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. 
 

1. Asparagus

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! 

2. Avocado

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. 

3. Broccoli

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

 

When chia seeds are included daily as part of a heart-healthy diet, the fiber and alpha-linolenic acid contained in just two ounces of Chia seeds can help to keep arteries clear by regulating blood pressure and reducing LDL cholesterol, (bad cholesterol),  lowering triglycerides, and increasing HDL cholesterol  (good cholesterol).  And don’t forget daily cardiovascular exercise is another excellent way to improve heart health and will also help to keep arteries clear will.  And the research shows Chia seeds to be doubly effective when exercise is part of a healthy routine. The boost of protein and nutrients offered by this tiny super food can help to make any workout feel just a little bit easier. If you want to try Chia seeds, they are sold in any  health food store and can also be found in a number of supermarkets.  

5. Cinnamon

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

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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.

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Take care of your body it's the only place you have live..... Jim Rohn

Why is this basic green juice so good for you.

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Carrots
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. 

Spinach
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.

Green apples
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.   

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Two more healthy breakfast ideas

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Stress Busting Juice

Apple, Cherry, & Blueberry 

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. 

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