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This recipe, with turmeric, ginger and cinnamon, can help reduce inflammation which has been shown to have an impact on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Adding coconut oil, which contains EFAs, also helps to support brain health. Black pepper is added to increase the absorption rate of turmeric.
Turmeric Ginger Latte
2 cups almond, cashew or coconut milk
½ tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. freshly grated ginger or ½ tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch fresh ground pepper
Place all ingredients together in a blender or use immersion blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Serve warm.
Watercress Syrup for flu
Watercress syrup is a very effective home remedy in the fight against flu and other respiratory diseases. The secret lies in the substances contained in watercress, which are very beneficial to our health. The plant is rich in vitamins A and C, which act as an expectorant and decongestant. In addition, these vitamins help to strengthen our defense system, thus preventing the body from being affected by viral or bacterial infections.
In this way, watercress syrup decongests the lungs, by eliminating mucus, and improves breathing.
You will need:
1 bunch of watercress
1 cup (250 ml) of honey
2 tablespoons of sugar (optional)
½ cup of Filtered water
Method of preparation:
First, thoroughly wash the watercress leaves. Then chop everything, including the stems and place in a pan along with the sugar. Gradually the watercress will release water, after 2 minutes add filtered water. Let it cook for a few minutes and turn off the heat. After it has cooled, strain the mixture and add the honey. Store in a clean glass jar with a lid.
Take 1 tablespoon of the syrup 3 times a day.
Note: Syrup is not recommended for diabetics because it contains large amounts of sugar. Tip: Diabetics can opt for watercress juice with unsweetened pineapple.
Women in early pregnancy should also avoid using watercress as it can cause irritation in the stomach and urinary tract. After the third month of pregnancy, the syrup can be used without any problems.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 – 40 minutes
• 2 ½ cups regular rolled oats (not instant oats), divided
• 3 tbsp. chia seeds
• ½ cup ground flax seeds
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)
• ¼ tsp kosher salt
• 1 ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened (or other milk)
• ½ cup pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener such as honey or agave nectar)
• 2 tbsp. nut or seed butter (this could be almond/cashew/natural peanut butter) – ensure the brand you are using doesn’t have any added sugar
• 1 ripened banana, chopped small
• 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
• Optional: unsweetened coconut flakes, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, almond slivers, chocolate chips (can add anywhere from ½ cup to 1 ½ cups of optional items – total)
1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line an 8 inch pan with parchment paper.
2. In a blender or food processor, blend/process 1 cup of the oats until a flour forms.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: oat flour, rolled oats, chia, flax, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
4. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: milk, syrup, nut/seed butter, banana and vanilla until no clumps remain.
5. Add wet to dry and stir until combined. Add dry sweetener to taste if desired. Fold in any nuts or dried fruit that you desire.
6. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth out. Bake for 35-40 minutes until lightly golden along edge and it springs back slowly when touched. I baked them for 40 minutes, but baking time may vary. Place pan on cooling rack for 10 minutes, carefully remove, and cool on rack before slicing.
*You can also bake these in lined muffin trays and reduce the baking time.
These oatmeal squares are perfect for breakfast, as a snack or dessert!! Oats are among the healthiest grains as they are high in insoluble fiber that can help reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Both flax and chia are also known to reduce levels of cholesterol. This recipe is also quite forgiving and does not take long to prepare.
Recipe for osteoporosis;
Natto green wrap
1 small container (50g) Natto
2-3 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp Nutritional yeast
1 tsp Korean red pepper powder
2-3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
2-3 leaves any dark leafy greens (e.g : collard green, mustard green, lettuce, or chard etc)
4-5 florets Broccoli
1/2 tsp olive oil
¼ tsp black pepper
A pinch of sea salt
1. Light steam greens and broccoli
2. In a small bowl, mix Natto,ground flax seed, nutritional yeast and Korean red pepper powder with apple cider vinegar into the paste
3. Place the steamed greens on a plate
4. Place the mixture of the Natto paste on the greens
5. Wrap it nicely
6. Put steamed broccoli on the side, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle black pepper and sea salt over it
7. Enjoy it 🙂
Lowering BP Green Juice
4-6 celery stalks. 1 cucumber, 6-8 kale leaves with stalks. 1 green granny smith apple, 1/2 lemon, 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of ginger. (Use Organic ingredients whenever is posible)
Wash all ingredients throughly, cut ingredients (depending on juicer) and juice all ingredients and serve with or without ice.
Serving size around 12-16 oz (depending on the size of veggies)
Cheers and Juice On!
Celery is considered the number one of the foods that lower blood pressure. In addition to a lot of water, celery has magnesium, potassium, calcium and 3-n-butyl phthalide that help keep our circulatory system healthy.
Green leafy veggies like kale, collard greens and lemon are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants which also help reverse the effects of free radicals.
Green granny smith apple has lower GI compared to other varieties of apples,
If in case you can’t find granny smith apple substitute with Gala apple
Exercise caution, you may want to check if person is taking diuretic medication. All these ingredients can have such effect as well, t/f , can amplify with seniors.
Check also if they have other CVD issues taking blood thinner, lots of Vit K here.
Revitalizing Juice – Pneumonia
1 bunch organic spinach
1 organic carrot
1 cup organic strawberries
½ cup pineapple
1-2 cloves peeled garlic
1/4 tsp (to taste) cayenne pepper
Wash and dry fruits and vegetables; peel and cut the carrot and pineapple into a juiceable size, remove tops of the strawberries. Combine all ingredients and proceed to juice. Additionally: If opting to add cayenne, mix the desired amount after you have finished juicing.
Fruits and vegetables play a big role in helping our bodies fight off infections and diseases with their high antioxidant properties, which can be beneficial when fight off pneumonia. Spinach and strawberries both contain flavonoids, which are antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation and may help in preventing free radical damage. Spinach and strawberries are also a rich in potassium, helping heal damaged lung tissues which can aid in the recovery process. Strawberries and pineapples are both have high levels of vitamin C, which can help prevent the formation of free radicals and also stimulates the production of white blood cells, boosting the immune system. Pineapple is also good for reducing inflammation because it contains the enzyme bromelain. Carrots are an antioxidant, they have high levels of vitamin A, helping to protect the body from infection by producing enzymes and keeping the mucous membranes most.
Garlic has antimicrobial properties, it also helps bring down the body temperature and helps to clear phlegm out of the chest and lungs. Cayenne pepper helps to stimulate the release of mucous with in the respiratory passages. Additionally cayenne pepper is also rich in beta-carotene, that can help with the healthy development of mucus membranes.
Good appetizing colours! If they are recent invalids, a warm ( antioxidant) broth can be a welcoming touch too
Recipe For Osteoporosis- Raw Yogurt Parfait
Please combine the following
-half cup of raw goats milk yogurt (high in Calcium, Mg, Vit K and Phosphorus, all important for bone health
– 2 tbsp of pumpkin seeds (high in Mg)
-half cup organic mixed berries (alkaline food, high in polyphenols)
– 2 tbsp of raw almonds (high in calcium)
– 2 tbsp of chia seeds
optional (reccomended add in)- stir in 1 scoop of greens powder to encourage additional leafy greens in diet, even when eating breakfast.
Please note that although this breakfast parfait contains dairy, it is a raw dairy and will contain many minerals necessary for bone health. Furthermore, all of the topping are alkaline, important for osteoporosis.
Sounds attractive even without picture here. Are you using whole almond or Almond sliver? would you soak them, also the pumpkin seeds, esp for seniors?
COPD Breakfast Berry Boost Smoothie:
High in anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids and high in colourful antioxidants which are both important to help with COPD.
• 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
• 1.5 cups of frozen blueberries
• 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
• 1/4 cup of fresh walnuts (Soak for 20 minutes in the almond milk).
In a blender place the blueberries, raspberries walnuts and almond milk. Blend until there is a smooth consistency. This recipe makes 2.5 cups.
Macular Degeneration – Recipe
Macular degeneration is a condition that affects many elderly people. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue at the back of the eye. Luckily, like most of our age-related long term medical conditions, we can reverse it through nutrition.
The two key nutrients are the phytonutrients carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein helps with the Retina, and the Macula, has Zeaxanthin. Like all phyto-nutrients, they are found in vegetables. Green plants produce these nutrients to transfer sunlight into chemical energy, and this could be the reason why they also help us with our eyesight.
Carrot, Spinach, and Kale Soup
Carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin are found within foods such as Carrots, Spinach and Kale. I particularly like Spinach and Kale in soups, as they help to make them easily digestible and to release the nutrients like iron.
2 Whole Large Organic Onions
4 Large Organic Carrots
2 Organic Garlic Cloves
1 Cauliflower head
1 Cup Organic Spinach
1 Cup Fresh Organic Kale
3 Tbls Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Directions: Bring 2 cup of water to a boil. Chop the onion, garlic and carrot finely, and sautee lightly in olive oil. After the onions are starting to soften and release their flavour, add the water. Add the full cauliflower head for a great hearty flavour and some more texture. Keep at a simmer, and add the spinach and the kale after 20 minutes. Let simmer for 60 minutes, adding water as you like. Salt and pepper to taste. Put in a blender, reheat, and serve with olive oil and pepper to taste.
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