Do you have food #intolerances ? #Bloating ? #IBS ? #Leakygut ? #Ayurveda has a very easy to understand explanation as to why. Let's see if I can explain it to you on here... The first stage of digestion is in your mouth due to all the enzymes in your saliva and your teeth to mush it up. Ayurveda says to chew each bite 32 times... Count how many bites you do naturally when you eat dinner tonight!
The next most important stage of digestion is when what you've consumed arrives in the stomach; if your watching tv, having an engaging conversation or driving you most likely didn't chew your food properly and also without all your awareness on eating your stomach doesn't know the food is coming, it therefore hasn't produced the enzymes and acids to break down the food or drink you've consumed. When there isn't sufficient enzymes and acids (#digestivefire / #agni in ayurveda) the food then passes into the small intestines in larger particles as it hasn't broken down properly. These larger particles then damage the small intestine walls / #villi . The food or drink particles are then introduced into the bloodstream where the immune system sends anti bodies to "fight off" the matter which is in a part of the body it shouldn't be; this is how they test for intolerances. Have you noticed that your intolerances are your favorite things to eat/drink? It's simply because you have so much of it and you arnt consuming it properly, with awareness #chewyoursmoothies#drinkyourmeals
Milk intolerance? Milk is an interesting one. Raw milk is what our parents and grandparents grew up on, cream ontop and full of life, untouched by machinery. near impossible to buy raw milk these days due to government regulations. Unprocessed milk is easier to digest as it is a complete product with all the enzymes and proteins combine to help you digest it. Next best thing is Unhomogenized milk which easy to purchase and still has some cream ontop. don't drink homogenized milk even if you don't have an intolerance or you will likely end up with one. Also In nature milk is always consumed warm, in Ayurveda milk is always consumed warm. Spices like cinnamon and cardamom help to aid digestion. 🐮👌🏼
Sometimes you just have to have a green smoothie! What's your favourite combo? ♡
Even though i've left the IT corporate world behind, i always try to make my meals the same as i did before. Not too many ingredients, keep it fresh and real. Smoothie is an inbetween meal 😙
Beet-ing the heat with a cooling beetroot-blueberry smoothie for brekky. Look at that colour! Simply blend :
1 cup filtered water or nut milk
1 scoop @pranaon Primal Plant Protein (I used hazelnut cacao)
1 small raw beetroot (slice skin off and cut into small chunks)
1 dollop coconut yoghurt
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Topped with sprinkle of coconut and @redtractorfoods Paleo Granola
So much beety goodness! Yum!
Getting in 43% of my #dailydozen (plus my morning workout) with this smoothie. Great way to break my fast and feel super light until dinner! It's important to drink smoothies rather than juice so you get the maximum nutrients (like fiber)! This smoothie contains: 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, 1 cup mixed frozen fruit, 1 table spoon ground flax seeds, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 teaspoon maca powder, and 24 ounces water. #chewyoursmoothies
T U R M E R I C T I M E - amazing anti-inflammatory goodness hidden in this spicy smoothie bowl. Made with @nutmylk_co cinnamon almond mylk, frozen banana, @nuzestnz pea protein and loads of yummy @trade_aid organic spices 🌿🍶👊🏻
Y U M O! - another stunning creation from @eat_breathe_happy using @nutmylk_co almond mylk 🌿🍶 If you haven't discovered @eat_breathe_happy yet, head over and check out some of her gorgeous clean eats 👌🏻
Making a pretty set-up for Ken's chiropractic Facebook page! Bringing meaning to the phrase, "Behind every successful man there is a great woman!" 😝 But the post is about the Brazil nut: Some of the most impressive and important health benefits of Brazil nuts include their ability to help stimulate growth and repair, improve the digestive process, boost heart health, balance hormone function, improve the immune system, lower risk of cancer, boost male fertility, help with weight loss, aid in skin health, and reduce the signs of aging.
I'll take it!
Good morning! A little over two weeks ago, I found out I'm going to be sharing my physical space with a little blessing for the next 9 months. We are so excited, but that also means I have to be extremely cautious of what I put into and how I treat my body. After seeing the results of the #crazysexydiet#21daycleanse that @fitnessglogirl experienced (Check her out! She looks stunning!!) I knew I still wanted to continue down the path of #livinggreen , without being too harsh on my body. I started the research right in my own kitchen, and found a 10-day green smoothie cleanse book. After reading it I realized, while this may be a "cleanse" for some, this is easily a lifestyle I can live with. The book allows for a modified cleanse in which 2 smoothies are consumed for breakfast and dinner, high protein snacks like raw almonds and hard-boiled eggs are permitted throughout the day, and dinner is a healthy, high-protein meal of your choosing. Perfect!! So I did all my shopping on Sunday, and today is #day1 . Today's smoothies are made up of spinach, strawberries, mango, grapes, an apple, ground flax seeds, and chia seeds. I have fallen in love with putting good things into my body, and my husband and I are very committed to making sure this is a lifestyle we demonstrate for our family. #cheerstochanges#newbeginnings#gogreenorgohome#chewyoursmoothies#putgoodin#goodmorning#startyourdaywithgratitude
Get some greens into you! Greens are great alkalises and detoxifies. Healthy cells are clean cells. I love using fresh herbs in smoothies and salads. They are supercharged greens that add great flavour. 🌱🌱🌱This mornings breakfast on the go was a smoothie (mango, 1/2 an avocado, lettuce, fresh lemon thyme, apple mint, regular mint, chia seeds, powdered pau d'arco, powdered turmeric, powdered cinnamon and the water from 1 fresh coconut. I saved the coconut flesh and popped it in a jar to have for a separate little snack. Both were delicious! Oh - and save your glass jars for food storage! Jar on the right is left from my juice cleanse with @potionbymim and on the left - I love @olivegreenorganics jarred salmon and the jars are great for sauces, dressings, spices and small portions of leftovers.
The only difference in ingredients between the two colours of this smoothie is that the top part also has fresh raw beetroot in it - strongly colouring it and making it sweeter. While many kids love drinking green smoothies, for those who don't you now know how to easily disguise the green! It doesn't take much beetroot. Depending on the size you may just want 1/4 or so of the beet. As a bonus it's great for your liver, an excellent blood builder and cleanser, rich in antioxidants, improves oxygen delivery into your cells and is fab for helping to achieve clear glowing skin. Remember to chew your smoothies! Digestion starts there (actually it starts with thinking about, seeing and or smelling food, but it's the chewing / mixing with salivary enzymes step that most commonly gets left out because we have to actually consciously do it!).
The before photo of this mornings breakfast salad smoothie! Lettuce, rocket and fresh lemon balm from the garden, a bit of carrot an beetroot, 1 banana, 1/2 cup blueberries, a couple tbs sesame seeds, 2 tspn chia seeds, a knob of ginger and a tspn or 2 of dried cats claw herb (uncaria tomentosa - a wonderful immune boosting, antiviral and anticancer herb). All organic. #chewyoursmoothies
Are you chewing your smoothies and juices?
This morning for breakfast i had a greensmoothie,and as i was chewing on my smoothie, i realized that i should write about and share why you should chew your smoothies and juices even though they really don't need chewing to swallow.
When we eat real food, we chew because we have to break it down into smaller sizes in order to swallow the food. That's just the reason we think of when we are chewing, but there's more to it than that! When we are chewing, we synchronize the intestines and the brain.
In the first place, what is the reason for you to eat those healthy smoothies and juices? Of course you want them to give you the good nutritional value, you want them to digest well in your body, right? Then why chewing?
You need enzymes and hormones in order to digest the food you're eating. How do you get those enzymes and hormones? They're coming from the hypophysis in your brain. When you're chewing you 'command' your brain to release those enzymes and hormones.
If you don't chew and just gulping everything that comes into your mouth, then you may not be getting as much nutritional value as you think! Some doctors call this "makan ga pake otak" =) Some patients report that they do diet by juicing or smoothi-ing, they might lose their weight, but why the cholesterol and the triglycerides won't go normal? When you're not chewing, all those foods enter into carbohydrate metabolism! They will convert into fats and sugar.
So, from now on, chew your smoothies and juices =) Ps: i don't really recommend you to use the straw, you'll end up gulping the smoothies without chewing it :) Blessings and health,