What are you not getting in curcumin supplements that you DO get in whole turmeric root? Have you ever heard of ETO – turmeric essential oils?
Fire Cider Recipe. The perfect flu/bug tonic for all the family. Make this ahead of the flu season to keep you and your loved ones protected.
Millet & Seaweed – ancient foods full of nutrition. Make this meal a weekly special to stay on track!!
Blackberries are rich in antioxidants which help keep toxins out of the body. Due their abundance in polyphenols (type of antioxidant) they are reputed to have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is at the heart of many chronic conditions and premature aging in the body. Studies from European Journal of Nutrition and Nutritional Neuroscience Journal showed benefits from 8 weeks of consuming blackberries with improved cognitive and motor functions and neuroprotective benefits.[i] It is thought these benefits are due to a high polyphenol and manganese content. Manganese is a trace mineral that is essential to the functioning of the brain. Blackberries also contain anthocyanin like many other purple colour foods including blueberries, cherries and red cabbage. Anthocyanin has been positively linked to increased longevity, cardiovascular health and dementia.
Chlorophyll found in all green foods (the darker the better), is remarkably similar to the human red blood cell & is one of the reasons why green foods are considered blood building foods. It enters the blood stream pretty quickly, increasing oxygen uptake. This lifts the mood by combating oxidative stress[i] and can improve inflammation and act like a natural mild anti-depressant. Green foods/juices also have the highest folate content of all other plants. Folate is the natural version of synthetic folic acid. It helps the brain produce neurotransmitters, including serotonin, which affects mood.
Seaweeds are genuine Irish superfoods with an abundance of minerals and calcium. In fact, they are far better source of calcium than milk. Clinical research shows that dairy products have little or no benefit for bones[i]. Instead leafy greens, beans and seaweeds are far better sources as they provide other partner nutrients to help with uptake. Dilisk is also rich in iodine, plus iron and zinc as well as being very high in calcium[iii].
Amaranth is a complete protein as it contains all the amino acids. Both amaranth & nettles are high in calcium. Nettles are also rich in iron and have natural antihistamine properties. If you are one of the 1 in 5 Irish people suffer from hay fever this soup will improve your symptoms. The combination with other important ingredients is nourishing for the whole musculature & nervous system. Note: When nettles have gone to seed half the quantity as the seed (excellent adrenal tonic) is quite stimulating and the minerals in the nettles more concentrated.