Soak Your Nuts and Seeds

Mar 6, 2013 by

pista

Why should you soak your nuts and seeds? There are many benefits to soaking nuts from digestion to enhanced taste. When nuts are soaked, they become softer and much more easier to chew. Moist nuts will increase enzyme production making them easier to digest. Also, soaking will allow the tannins to release giving the nuts a smoother, more buttery taste.

Soaking seeds are very important, because enzyme inhibitors are present in the shell. By soaking seeds, they will begin to sprout causing the release of enzyme inhibitors(natural bug repellant) and also creating more bio-available nutrients. The sprouted seeds are easier to digest and more nutrients are absorbed by the body. Sprouting definitely adds more energy to the seeds.

Nuts and seeds can be soaked for 20-30 minutes with a squeeze of lemon juice(neutralizes enzymes). To really add moisture and to guarantee they sprout, it’s best to do overnight in the refrigerator. Remember, consuming dry nuts will rob moisture from the body and potentially lead to constipation. Always soak before you eat. Good luck!

 

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Green Tea for Health and Beauty

Feb 28, 2013 by

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For thousands of years, the Chinese have used green tea for many health benefits, from longevity to weight loss. The power of the plant Camellia Sinensis, lies in the leaves, which contain a powerful anti-oxidant known as EGCG(Epigallocatechin Gallate). EGCG has been shown to protect the heart, lower LDL cholesterol, fight infection, prevent tooth decay, cardiovascular diseases, and more.
Cosmetic giants like Estee Lauder and Amore Pacific also use green tea attract in their products. The skin benefits they say, are protection against free radicals as well as DNA repair and protection. Therefore, adding green tea to a daily regimen, internally and externally will definitely delay the symptoms of aging. So sip or apply away.
 
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Chew Your Food

Jan 30, 2013 by

eat

Chewing your food thoroughly is a very important habit that will help prevent you from overeating, as well as keep that waistline slim and trim. How, you ask? The longer we chew our foods, the less we’ll consume because your tongue sends signals to your stomach to produce enzymes to break down whatever it is you are eating. Longer chewing will also send signals to the brain to let you know when to stop — enough is enough! So chew your food until it liquifies in the mouth. This will also allow the body to absorb more nutritious and prevents constipation.

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