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Monday, April 24, 2017

Smoothies Keeps You In Good Health



Smoothes are super to give you an energy boost and supply an efficient way to health. Fruit and veggies contain antioxidants that fight free radicals that are the cause of most degenerative diseases. These smoothies supply your body with the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. And makes you feel energized. This is the easiest way you can keep your family in glowing health.

Chocolate, Banana and Aloe Gel
Smoothie

One frozen banana
Two tablespoons cocoa powder
Half a cup yogurt
Half cup soy milk
Two tablespoons aloe vera gel
Place banana in blender.
Add other ingredients.
Blend until smooth.

Fresh aloe gel, straight from the plant, is tasteless, but contains an amazing amount of health benefits.

Apple

Apples contain a fiber called pectin – as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium and phosphorous. Apples contain vitamin C.
Powerful antioxidant capable of blocking the damage caused by free radicals, thereby helping to reduce the risk of strokes, cancer
and diabetes. Apple juice may help to prevent Alzheimer’s. The B complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin and in apples maintain
the red blood cells and the nervous system in good health.

Strawberries

They are a good source of vitamin C and folic acid, as well as potassium, which supports a healthy heart.  A high intake of potassium reduces the risk of a stroke. The potassium, vitamin K and magnesium in strawberries also promote bone health.

Beet Greens, Apple and
Strawberry Smoothie

Bunch of shredded beet greens
One apple quartered
Few strawberries
One cup of water
Pour water into blender.
Add beet greens and blend.
Add rest of ingredients
Blend until smooth.

Cauliflower Recipes


Health Benefits of Fruit and Veggies
Cauliflower

Cauliflower contains omega three fatty acids, which is good for your brain. It also contains beta-carotene, which protects the body against free radicals that are the cause of diseases. It contains vitamins C and K, vitamin B1, folic acid, riboflavin and niacin.

Cauliflower and Pea Pods With Ginger and Lemon Grass

1 head cauliflower (broken into small flowerets)
225g pea pods
45 ml oil
10 ml lemon juice
Pinch sugar
Salt and pepper
1 piece lemon grass, peeled and thinly sliced
15 ml chopped parsley

Cook cauliflower in boiling salted water for 1 minute
Add the pea pods and cook for another 1 minute
Drain and refresh under cold water.
Leave to drain dry
Mix the dressing ingredients together and add the ginger.
Peel the outer layers from the lemon grass and use the inner core.
Slice thinly or chop finely
Mix with the dressing.
Add the parsley to the dressing and pour over the vegetables,
Tossing and coat well.
Serve cold.

Spiced Cauliflower

Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time       20 minutes
Serves 4

1 large cauliflower, washed and trimmed

Sauce
15g butter
15g tbsp flour
2,5 ml dry mustard
1,25ml nutmeg
1 cup milk
Pinch mace
Salt and pepper
45g grated cheese

Place whole cauliflower in boiling salted water and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Drain well and keep warm.
Melt the butter for the sauce and stir in the flour, by removing from heat.
Stir in the dry mustard and nutmeg and gradually add the milk.
Add the pinch of mace and salt and pepper.
Bring to the boil, stirring constantly until thick.
Add the cheese and stir to melt.
Coat the cauliflower with the sauce and sprinkle with more nutmeg.






Saturday, April 15, 2017

Healthy Smoothies With Resveratrol



Healthy Smoothies
Here are some healthy smoothie recipes containing resveratrol

















Chocolate and Raspberry Smoothie 

One tablespoon cocoa powder
Half cup frozen raspberries

Half cup chocolate yogurt
Half cup soy milk
One tablespoon honey
Place frozen raspberries in blender.
Add cocoa powder, yogurt and honey.
Top with soy milk. Blend until smooth.


Grape and Banana Smoothie

Two frozen bananas cut into pieces
One cup frozen grapes
One cup strawberries
Half cup apple juice
Half cup grape juice
Place frozen banana chunks in blender
Add grapes, strawberries.
Then add apple juice and grape juice.
Blend until smooth.

Grape and Banana and Soy Milk Smoothie

One frozen banana
One cup grapes
Half cup soy milk
Half cup vanilla yogurt
Place bananas in blender
Add grapes and yogurt.
Add soy milk.
Blend until smooth.

Grape and Yogurt Smoothie

Two cups frozen grapes
One cup grape juice
Half cup yogurt
Place frozen grapes in blender.
Add yogurt and grape juice.
Blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh grape





 




 

















Banana, Apple, Sweet Potato

and Grapes Smoothie

One banana, one apple
One small sweet potato
Cup of red grapes
Cup of yogurt
Peel banana and cut into pieces.
Cut apple into pieces.
Peel and cut sweet potato into slices.
Add cup of grapes. Place into blender.
Blend and add cup of yogurt.

More smoothie recipes with aloe vera gel




Sunday, April 2, 2017

Health Benefits of Figs and Mangoes


Figs
Figs originated in the Middle East. Figs are mentioned often in the
Bible, so they have been around for thousands of years




















Fresh figs contain adequate levels of some of the anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin A, E and K. and thereby protect us from cancers, diabetes, and degenerative diseases and infections.
Fresh as well as dried figs contain good levels of B complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenie acid.
Dried figs are an excellent source of minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and zinc. Figs have high levels of fiber

A Healthy Heart
Figs and Mangoes contain omega 3 for a healthy heart. The body produces all the fatty acids it needs, except for omega 6 fatty acid and omega 3 fatty acids which have to be consumed from the diet. Both of these fatty acids are needed for growth and repair and are important components of cell membranes

Cholesterol
The essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 that are found in figs and mango play a large part in reducing cholesterol. Excessive levels of cholesterol in the blood collect in the arteries, hardening and narrowing them. If cholesterol accumulates in the arteries that feed the heart, problems such as heart attacks result.

Anti-inflammatory
Figs have high calcium content and is anti-inflammatory protecting against arthritis and osteoporosis.

Good Vision
Figs contain lutein which protect eyes from developing cataracts and ensures good vision.

Health Benefits of Mangos
Mangos are rich in vitamin B6 which is good for the functioning of the brain.

Strengthens the Immune System
Mangos are a rich source of beta-carotene that strengthens the immune system.

Digestive System
Mango contains a large amount of fiber that ensures a healthy digestive system.














Vitamins and Minerals


Mango contains vitamin C, A, E and K.  which protect the body against free radicals. Vitamin K is good for the brain. Potassium regulates the fluids in the body. This fruit is rich in iron which is essential for red blood cell production and is a aid to healthy cells. Also rich in magnesium, selenium, copper, calcium and phosphorus, as well as omega 3 fatty acids, riboflavin, niacin.




























Tuesday, March 21, 2017

3 Fruits Good for the Heart and Brain

Add these fruit to your smoothies for their health benefits.


Avocados














Omega 3 fatty acids in avocados promote a healthy heart and brain. It contains an antioxidant, lycopene and strengthens the immune system.  High vitamin E content neutralizes free radicals and help to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s. Avocados contain vitamin A, C, D, E and K, as well as potassium and B vitamins, thiamine, niacin, biotin, and riboflavin. Avocados are one of the richest sources of the catalase enzymes. 













Gooseberries have anti-bacterial, astringent, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. They are rich in antioxidants that protect against free radicals which is the cause of serious diseases. They also contain vitamin A which is good for vision and some vitamin C, B6, B5, folic acid, and fiber, as well as minerals such as copper, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and iron. Gooseberry increases production of insulin which is effective in treating diabetes. This fruit is rich in iron and prevents anemia.  It also strengthens the immune system, is anti-aging and It increases the metabolism which is good for weight loss. Good for skin and hair. 

Kale

Kale contains omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart and brain. It is rich in antioxidants which protect your cells against free radicals, which is the cause of diseases. Kale is high in vitamin C which strengthens your immune system. It is also high in calcium which prevents osteoporosis.
It is high in vitamin A, ensures good vision. It is anti-inflammatory which help with arthritis and contains vitamins C, A, E, K, thiamin, riboflavin and folic acid. As well as minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and potassium. Kale has high amounts of fiber and is low in calories. It also helps in weight loss.
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