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Turmeric Lemon Ginger Tea

Start off your morning routine with this warm, nourishing Turmeric Lemon Ginger Tea! It’s full of antioxidants and vitamin C to start your day feeling great.

Let’s break down the nourishing, gut-friendly ingredients in this beautiful morning tea:

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TURMERIC. By now, you probably know what turmeric is (basically the new kale). It’s a spice made yellow by a compound called curcumin, which may have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

LEMON. When life hands you lemons, hoard them all to make tea. We know them and love them for their vitamin C content, but they also contain a wide variety of other vitamins and minerals!

GINGER. In the same family as turmeric, ginger is a root that has been used for years and years to treat digestive issues and nausea. This study found that it’s anti-inflammatory properties can reduce muscle pain after exercise!

ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. This is one of those must-be-in-my-pantry-at-all-times items. It’s very important to buy apple cider vinegar unpasteurized and “with the mother” The mother is what contains all the healthy bacteria filled with antioxidants—called polyphenols—that may improve digestion, boost your immune system, soothe a sore throat, and keep your skin looking 💯.

So grab your 5 ingredients, a pot, and make this nourishing turmeric lemon ginger tea to have tomorrow morning! Your I-want-to-go-back-to-bed-right-now self will thank you. 😊

Cheers!

INGREDIENTS

🌼 4 cups water

🌻 1/4 cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

🍋Juice of 1 lemon

🌿 1-inch knob of ginger, thinly sliced

🌺 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, pinch of black pepper, you can add honey as well.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan over high heat, add water. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat. Add Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, lemon juice, ginger, and turmeric and pinch of black pepper, honey.*
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight jar or container. Shake before serving. Reheating on the stove is best!

NOTES
*Here’s a tip to avoid turmeric clumps! Add turmeric to a small bowl, then add a couple tablespoons of the hot water. Stir until smooth. Then pour into the pot with the rest of the ingredients!

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12 Fruits that are packed with protein

Your body contains four main macromolecules: carbohydrates, fats, nucleic acids, and proteins. Each of these macromolecules have specialized functions. For instance, proteins are essential for building tissue and strengthening your immune system. To boost your protein intake, add protein-rich fruits like pomegranates and bananas to your regular diet.

What are proteins?

Amino acids are small organic molecules that bind together to form proteins. Every cell in the human body contains different kinds of protein. In fact, your body produces at least 100,000 different proteins. Protein is the building block of your hair, muscles, and blood cells.

When you consume more protein than your body requires, the excess is converted into fat. Your body can also use up protein as a last resort energy reserve.

Animal foods are rich in protein, but you need to follow a balanced diet to ensure your overall health. Boost your intake of this macronutrient by eating a lot of healthy foods like lean meat and plant proteins.

Here are 12 protein-rich fruits to add to your diet.

Avocados


Avocados are a great source of “good” fat. A 100-gram serving of avocado also contains two grams of protein. Add avocado to salads or use the fruit to make delicious chutneys and dips. (Related: 10 Healthy vegetarian snacks you can enjoy any time of the day.)

Bananas


A 100-gram serving of banana contains 1.1 grams of protein. This bright-yellow fruit is also a good source of potassium.

Enjoy a whole banana as a sweet and nutritious snack, or add it to pudding and smoothies.

Currants


Every 100-gram serving of currants offers at least 1.4 grams of protein.

Add fiber-rich currants to fruit jams, marmalades, or salads.

Dates


A 100-gram serving of dried dates offers 2.4 grams of protein. Dates make great healthy snacks and also contain lots of potassium.

Eat dates on their own, or enjoy them with a glass of milk.

Dried apricots


Each 100-gram serving of dried apricots contains 1.4 grams of protein. Apricots are full of vitamin A which protects your body from free radical damage.

Snack on a small handful of dried apricots or crush and add them to oatmeal.

Guavas


A 100-gram serving of guava contains 2.6 grams of protein. The fruit is also rich in vitamin C and pectin. Pink guava contains lycopene, a beneficial anti-cancer antioxidant.

Add guava to a homemade fruit salad or eat it on its own.

Jackfruit


A 100-gram serving of jackfruit contains 1.5 grams of protein. This unique fruit is also rich in antioxidants and nutrients like vitamins A, B, and C, along with calcium, copper, magnesium, and manganese.

Kumquats


Kumquats are rich in vitamins A, B, and C, and a 100-gram serving offers at least 1.9 grams of protein. Additionally, kumquats are a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Passion fruit


Passion fruit contains at least 2.5 grams of protein per 100 grams. This fruit also offers fiber and vitamin C, both of which improve metabolism and boost your immunity.

Pomegranates


A pomegranate contains at least five grams of protein per 100-grams, making it one of the most protein-rich fruits on this list.

Add pomegranates to salads or drink fresh, organic pomegranate juice.

Prunes


Prunes are dry fruits that are high in sugar, so consume them moderately. A 100-gram serving of prunes provides 2.2 grams of protein.

Prunes also contain lots of fiber and polyphenols, which help boost heart health and lower cancer risk.

The fiber in prunes can not only help control blood glucose levels, it can also help you maintain a healthy weight.

Snack on a small handful of prunes to boost your protein and fiber intake.

Raisins


A 100-gram serving of raisins offers at least 3.1 grams. Raisins also contain fiber, iron, and potassium, all of which promote digestive health.

Add raisins to oatmeal or rice pudding or snack on a handful for a protein-rich treat.

Other protein-rich foods


The following foods are also good sources of protein:

Eggs
Fish (e.g., cod, halibut, perch, and snapper)
Legumes
Milk
Milk products (e.g., cheese and yogurt)
Nuts (e.g., almonds, peanuts, and walnuts)
Turkey breast
Vegetables (e.g., broccoli, green beans, and sweet peas)
Whole grains (e.g., whole wheat and lentils)


Follow a balanced diet full of nutritious and protein-rich fruits to boost your overall health.

GINGER ECHINACEA | HERBS LEMON TEA & BENEFITS

HOMEMADE REMEDY – (with Echinacea – Herbs)

— REMEDY USES: (Relieve Colds)

HOT GINGER ECHINACEA HERBS LEMON TEA

INGREDIENTS

2 cups boiling water

1 teaspoon dried echinacea fresh edible flower (or roots) or if you don’t have Use any herbs or spices you like for tea.

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger

1 lemon, juice of, freshly squeezed

1 teaspoon honey (or more to taste)

DIRECTIONS

  • In a teapot, pour the boiling water over the echinacea or herbs and chopped ginger.
  • Cover and steep for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and honey and stir to mix. Strain and pour into 2 mugs.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Discover echinacea benefits for the body and skin.

This echinacea herb has tall stems with pink or purple flowers. Its central cone resembles a spiked comb, with sharp prickly spines. The cone is the seed head of this flower. It’s alternate name is purple coneflower. This popular perennial herb is native to North America and used throughout history.

Nine identified plant species exists, but three are often used medically: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallida and Echinacea purpurea.

Medicine is made from echinacea leaves, flower and root. Chemicals in the root differ from the upper plant. The roots have high concentrations of volatile oils. Above-ground plant parts contain polysaccharides, substances that trigger the immune system naturally. Research suggest the above ground part of Echinacea purpurea is most medicinally effective.

Echinacea is in different forms: dried herb, liquid extracts, tablets, capsules, juice, tea, ointments and creams. It may be combined with other herbs. Find it at most pharmacy, grocery or natural health food stores.

Its taste varies depending on mixtures. It can leave an unpleasant after taste of licorice and alcohol. Juice echinacea, alone, as a small one ounce drink. For larger drinks, combine it with other herbs, fruits or vegetables.

CAUTION! Currently, concerns exist about the quality of echinacea and other herbs out on the market. Some products are mislabeled and may not even contain echinacea and organic herbs. Before buying read product ingredient labels and directions well. Always make sure labels read the name of the whole food herbs and organic and non GMOs, not synthetic in any supplement or herbal tea. 🌿

Golden turmeric milk latte

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a pungent, golden spice that gives certain curries their color. It has been used across the earth for thousands of years as a spice for culinary purposes and as a natural remedy for various ailments. Turmeric has also been used in traditional medicine in countries like Japan, Malaysia and Pakistan.

But what gives turmeric its beneficial properties in the first place? The answer is curcumin. This powerful compound is what gives turmeric its golden color, and it is known for its antioxidant properties.

Recipe for golden milk

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This recipe includes black pepper, which contains piperine. This compound enhances curcumin absorption by up to 2,000 percent.

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • A pinch of ground black pepper

Preparation:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Strain the mixture into a mug. Top with cinnamon. Serve and enjoy.

Golden milk can be refrigerated for up to five days. Reheat it before drinking or enjoy it cold. You can also add other spices, such as cardamom and vanilla, for a more flavorful beverage.

Turmeric has been linked to several health benefits, thanks to beneficial compounds like curcumin. Enjoy those benefits when you incorporate turmeric into your daily routine.

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8 NATURAL WAYS TO BALANCE YOUR HORMONES

Hormones have a profound impact on our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. They take care of important processes in our body such as metabolism and reproduction. There are a number of great natural ways to balance your hormones. Read on to learn all about them!

If you research you would find out that these hormones are produced by different endocrine glands in your body and an underproduction or overproduction of a particular hormone can lead to an imbalance. Hormonal imbalance can affect your weight, appetite and even cause sudden changes in your mood and much more.

In today’s times, hormonal imbalance has become a fairly common problem. Many research and studies blame the modern western medicine, and other factors.

The digestive system has much more of an impact on hormones than many of us realize. An imbalance in the gut can translate to an imbalance in hormones. Serotonin, a necessary neurotransmitter for sleep/stress balance is more concentrated in the gut than even in the brain! It may be alarming to also hear that 70% of our immune system is found in the gut. If you are someone who gets sick often, it may very well NOT be because you are around a lot of germs…but your poor gut health may be to blame.

Leptin is a master hormone, it’s the hormone that controls hunger and the feeling of being satisfied. When leptin is out of balance or if you are resistant to it, no other hormones will balance well. Balancing leptin will also help boost fertility, make weight loss easier, improve sleep, and lower inflammation. Some factors that contribute to leptin imbalance are consumption of high fructose corn syrup, simple carbs and sugar, high stress levels, lack of sleep, high insulin, over eating and over exercising.

However, not many people know that you can actually correct hormonal imbalance to a certain extent with the help of many natural ways and lifestyle changes.

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Supplement Wisely!


Unfortunately, we live in a world where the food supply is often depleted of nutrients due to over-farming, the water is often contaminated with chemicals, and even the air can contain compounds that mess with our hormones. The sad truth here is that an apple today is not the same apple it was a few years ago. Due to the lack of nutrient density, and GMOs in our food and the fact that many of us aren’t consuming enough micronutrients to begin with, organic non synthetic whole supplements are often needed!

Here are just 8 tried and tested remedies that you should try if you are suffering from hormonal imbalance –

Here are natural ways to balance your hormones

1. Make dietary changes

Diet plays an important role in maintaining your overall health. There are some changes that you can make in your diet to balance your hormones, such as –

Add a lot more protein nutrients in your diet; eat foods that are rich in protein such as organic vegetables, fruits, eggs and almonds. And much more.

Try to add fibre rich foods in your diet; the best way to include fibre is to eat a bowl of fresh organic salad, and celery just before a meal. Examples of whole foods range widely. I personally love yuca, batata, yutia de coco, brusel sprout, sweet potatos, etc…. Natural Sour sop smoothies are also great. Herbs and Spices like moringa, maca root, also have great benefits.

2. Reduce your sugar intake

Artificial Sugar is pretty terrible, High corn frutose, is as well not good at all Truly. One of the natural ways to balance your hormones is to regulate your sugar intake. Opt for organic sweets once in a while or homemade recipes where you know what ingredients you are using. When we eat too much artificial sugar, higher amount of insulin is produced in the body; and, high levels of insulin lead to a higher level of testosterone hormone and much more. Hence, if you are suffering from hormonal imbalance. Lean more towards organic natural sugar found in fruits.

3. Get enough sleep

Sleep is one of the most important factors that can cause a hormonal imbalance in your body. It is essential to get a good, restful sleep at night and wake-up fresh and relaxed. Usually, an adult is recommended at least 6 – 7 hours of sleep at night. Following this thumb rule can help balance your hormones.

4. Exercise regularly

Among the best natural ways to balance your hormones is ensuring you get regular exercise. Even a short 30-minute workout can help in balancing your hormones. Find an activity that you like and try to make it a part of your daily routine. Aim to workout for at least 150 minutes a week (or, 70 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity). You can try –

Walking or running
Stretching, hiking
Cycling or mountain biking

Even cleaning a home is a workout!

5. Stop smoking


Tobacco is known to cause massive hormonal imbalance. In fact, a recent study found that smoking can cause an imbalance in thyroid hormone and even stimulate pituitary hormones. It also raises the level of cortisol in the body which is a hormone responsible for stress. Hence, the first step to tackling hormonal imbalance is to stop smoking, entirely.

6. Organic teas

Try to drink green tea or nettle tea at least once a day. Or a few times a week. Many organic teas are full of antioxidants. It also has several compounds that boost metabolic health and help in balancing the hormones in the body. Drinking a cup of warm tea every day can help you lead a healthier life. You can also add honey or lemon etc.. to enhance its taste.

7. Eat Enough Healthy Fats

Our body was never made to digest as much vegetable based oil as we typically consume these days. Not only are we consuming way too many omega-6 fatty acids from polyunsaturated vegetable oils, but we are not consuming enough beneficial Omega-3s and saturated fats. These types of fats are vital for proper cell function and especially for hormone function, as these are literally the building blocks for hormone production. When we don’t give the body adequate amounts of these fats, it must use what is available, relying on lower quality polyunsaturated fats. The biggest issue is that polyunsaturated fats are less stable and oxidize easily in the body, which can lead to inflammation and mutations within the body. This inflammation can occur in in arterial cells increasing the chance of clogged arteries. Other types of fats, especially saturated fats, are vital for hormone health and balance as the body uses fats as building blocks for hormones. For this reason,coconut oil is amazing for hormone health. It provides the necessary building blocks for hormone production, can assist weight loss, reduce inflammation, and even has antibacterial properties. Try cooking with it or even adding it to your morning coffee. Other quality sources of fats include avocados, animal fats, olive oil, grass fed meats, pastured eggs, and raw dairy (for those who tolerate it). For your omega-3s, quality seafood is also very important in your diet.

8. Work on Avoiding Certain Harmful Chemicals

Harmful chemicals found in pesticides, certain plastics, some household cleaners we buy can contain hormone disrupting chemicals that mimic hormones in the body and keep the body from producing real hormones. If you struggle with hormone imbalance, avoiding these unnecessary chemicals is very important! Cook your food in glass, stainless or cast iron, try to avoid nonstick coated pans and avoid heating foods in plastic. Consume organic produce and meat whenever possible and don’t use chemical pesticides or cleaners. Other daily use products such as deodorants, lotions and makeup, etc can be huge sources of chemical exposure. The thousands of chemicals found in these products are not tested for safety. I would recommend limiting these and switching to natural, mineral based products. We don’t need as many cleaning products promoted as the best these days, thier are also many natural alternatives to cleaning products we can look into as well. Simple is best.

Look into my other natural articles where I share many more natural remedies for overall health.

That’s it! Who is feeling inspired to get their hormones in check and feel their very best?! Let me know your absolute favorite strategy in the comments!

Simply 5 natural ways to energize your body!

When you can get 10 minutes daily exercise even if just a short walk out in sunlight & nature.


Taking it easy on the heart❤️


Staying Hydrated


Reducing artificial sugar intake and replacing it with much more natural foods.

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Having a balanced diet with many great fruits, vegetables, herbs nutrients, fiber, and healthy proteins. 🥑🥦🍍

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If you would like a more detailed list on amazing natural herbs that help boost the immune system and can be included into your daily routines as well feel free to check out my other blogs on natural remedies and nutrition. 🌻

OXYMEL RECIPE 🔥FIRE CIDER🔥 HERBAL REMEDIES~

OXYMEL RECIPE 🔥Fire Cider🔥

An oxymel that makes a great staple in everyone’s Autumn & Winter medicine cabinet.

You may be wondering what exactly is an oxymel? Luckily, it sounds a lot more complicated that it is!

An oxymel is an old fashioned herbal remedy that has been around for centuries. In its most basic form it is simply a mixture of honey and vinegar, which are both medicinal in their own right.

Oxymels are sometimes called an oxymel elixir, and fire cider is actually a type of oxymel.

Traditionally fire cider consists of 5 ingredients –

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fresh ginger, onion, garlic, horse radish and hot peppers – suspended in apple cider vinegar.

You can get creative by adding other ingredients such as citrus, lemons, rosemary, cinnamon, and star anise!

HERBS TO USE IN AN OXYMEL


Most oxymels these days are infused with herbs that will make it even more beneficial. There are many different herbs you can use when making an oxymel.

Many herbs you would use in a tincture could also be used in an oxymel. Some common ones are lemon balm, chamomile, bee balm, mullein, nettles, mint, and dandelion root.

Some great herbs to use in an oxymel for immune support are elderberry, rose hips, echinacea, ginger, garlic, onion, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and cinnamon.

For this recipe, I’m using sage and ginger, which is a combination that I love. Sage is very beneficial for sore throats and coughs, and ginger is a warming immune system stimulant.

Sage and Ginger Oxymel Recipe

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this sage and ginger oxymel recipe!

Sliced fresh ginger in a Wide Mouth Half Pint Jar

Chop some fresh sage and add that to the jar with the ginger

Fill jar to be about 1/4 to 1/3 full of herbs

Add some raw apple cider vinegar to the jar.

This is where you can customize the amounts a bit based on your taste and preferences. I generally fill the jar about halfway with vinegar.

Then add raw honey to the vinegar and herbs to fill the jar. Don’t worry if the honey is thick, the vinegar will help it to dissolve and combine.

Fill the jar as full as you can without overflowing it, as you don’t want too much airspace on the top. This will prevent oxidation, which can make the herbs turn brown.

Then wipe the rim, cap the jar with a lid, and give it a few shakes or place upside down to combine. This is where leak-Proof Storage Lids come in handy!

If you use a metal canning lid be sure to put a piece of parchment paper under it as the vinegar can react to the metal.

Put the oxymel in a cool place out of direct sunlight to infuse for at least a week and up to 30 days. Then strain out the sage and ginger with a fine mesh strainer before using.

It can also be refrigerated for a longer shelf life.

Take a shot anytime you feel a cold/flu coming on

This sage and ginger oxymel can be used in a similar way that you would use elderberry syrup. For adults, take 1-2 tablespoons 2-3 times per day when you feel a sickness coming on.

This oxymel can also be safely taken daily as a preventative. If you use different herbs you will want to do some more research on how often and for what duration of time they can be taken, as all herbs have different properties.

Herbal oxymels are simple and fun to make and are really good for your health. I highly recommend giving this old fashioned herbal remedy a try!

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