Health Benefits of Meditation

    I was first introduced to meditation back in 2015 as I was struggling to deal with my dad’s imminent death in a few months as I was very stressed and heartbroken. My emotions were all over the place and I didn’t know how to cope. After his eventual death, I went through a breakup less than a year later which shattered me even further.   Meditation has changed my life dramatically as it has taught me to stay calm as I used to be a massive hot head as I’d get very angry easily! It has also given me inner peace and dealing with turmoils in my life. Today, I want to share with you the health benefits of meditation which I highly recommend everyone undertake, especially those who are stressed and struggling in their life.   Life has become very hectic and stressful, due to all the demands and pressures of modern life such as being available 24/7 due to technology. This can leave...
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Natural Sources of Magnesium

  Here are natural sources of magnesium- Spinach Swiss chard Turnip greens Collard greens Bok choy Broccoli Brussels sprouts Beet greens Kale Romaine lettuce Raw cacao nibs Avocado Various seeds and nuts (cashews, almonds and brazil nuts) Fatty fish (wild Alaskan salmon) Squash Herbs and spices (coriander, chives, cumin and mustard seeds, fennel, basil, cloves and parsley)   Health Benefits of Magnesium    Heart Health Scientific evidence suggests that magnesium plays an important role in maintaining the heart due to its role as an electrolyte. An electrolyte deficiency can reduce your heart’s ability to pump blood, and your brain won’t be able to function properly. One complication that can arise from magnesium deficiency is arrhythmia, or an abnormal heartbeat.   Blood Pressure Management Controlling your blood pressure is important, because a high pressure can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Sufficient magnesium intake may help lower these risks, according to Dr. Yiqing Song from Indiana University. He explains that magnesium dilates your arteries, which can lower blood pressure.   Bone...
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Natural Sources of Fibre

  Here are natural sources of fibre- Berries Almonds Avocado Fermented vegetables such as kimchi Leafy greens such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and spinach Beans Prunes Mushrooms Root crops such as onions and sweet potatoes Seeds such as flax and chia Cauliflower Organic whole husk psyllium            ...
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Health Benefits of Green Beans

  Here are the health benefits of green beans 1 cup of green beans nutritional content- 125g Vitamin K – 22% Manganese – 18% Fibre – 16% Vitamin C – 16% Folate – 10% Vitamin B2- 9% Copper – 8% Vitamin B1- 8% Magnesium – 6% Chromium- 6% Calcium – 6% Iron – 5% Phosphorus – 5% Vitamin A – 5% Omega 3 fats – 5% Potassium – 5% Choline – 5% Protein – 5% Vitamin B3- 5% Vitamin B6- 4% Vitamin E- 4%   Green beans are rich in fibre and low in calories. They also contain protein, carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, iron, potassium, folate, calcium, magnesium and thiamin.   Health benefits of green beans: Vitamin K – enables and stimulates the body to heal faster from blood clotting and wounds as it prevent blood loss after an injury. It also enhances the absorption of calcium in the body and this helps to boost bone strength and density especially for the elderly. Vitamin C – It assists in the healing of wounds and may also play a role in cancer prevention. Due to its...
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Natural Sources of Iron

  Here are natural sources of iron- coconut milk olives spirulina dark chocolate blackstrap molasses dried thyme   lentils chickpeas soybeans tofu tempeh peas  beans quinoa spelt amaranth brown rice barley oats rice nuts seeds cashews almonds macadamias tahini pumpkin seed squash pine pistachios sunflower seed flaxseed sesame seed vegetables  sundried tomato Swiss chard collard greens arugula spinach broccoli kale potato cabbage Brussels sprouts  mushrooms dried fruit  raisin, prune apricot mulberry       ...
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Natural Sources of Calcium

  Here are natural sources of calcium- nuts grains almonds hazelnuts oranges blackstrap molasses dried figs broccoli bok choy cabbage pumpkin seeds okra collards turnip green prickly pear kohlrabi leeks brazil nuts artichokes avocadoes celery green beans coconut meat onions gooseberry fennel dandelion greens swiss chard spinach kale butternut squash Brussel sprouts mulberry cabbage sapote sesame seeds asparagus basil watercress parsley     ...
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Myths of Being Vegetarian/Vegan

  Who here is a vegetarian or vegan?   I am!   Here are the common responses that I get from people- “Well there goes your muscles since you’re no longer eating chicken as you’re not getting any protein” “Your bones will become brittle and weak so you’ll get osteoporosis soon since you’re not drinking milk for calcium” “You will become anaemic as you’re not eating red meat for iron”     I’m here to dispel these myths and tell you where we get our protein, calcium and iron from without eating any animal products. Here’s a food for thought- cows, horses and elephants are some of the strongest animals in the world and they drink water and eat grass. They don’t supplement with vitamins and protein powder to be big and strong. Gorillas will only eat fruit and some leaves, yet they are very strong and they have similar DNA from us. So where do they get their calcium, protein and iron from if they’re not eating other animals and...
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9 Vitamins and Minerals to fight Inflammation

  We need vitamins, antioxidants and minerals to provide anti-inflammatory relief  to protect our body from a wide range of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Here are 9 natural anti-inflammatories vitamins and minerals-   Magnesium Magnesium reduces inflammation and stress. Those with lower levels of magnesium often experience higher levels of stress, which lead to cravings, altered hormone levels and potentially depression. Magnesium can be found in dark leafy vegetables, almonds and legumes. Those who are overweight are more likely to suffer from a magnesium deficiency, as they may not be eating enough nutrients.   Coenzyme Q10 This antioxidant and anti-inflammatory has been shown to be a huge help in providing relief against inflammatory conditions, such as gout or chronic arthritis. You can find this in olive oil, salmon, sardines, avocado, parsley, walnuts, mackerel, broccoli and spinach.   Vitamin E Vitamin E is highly crucial to your body’s ability to heal as it’s an antioxidant that provides huge boosts to your inflammatory relief. Vitamin E is found in nuts and...
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Natural Ways To Fight Colds

  I was sick with a cold recently and staying true to my belief, I refused to take medication as I wanted to heal myself naturally.   I knew my body was expelling the toxins within, so I wanted to let nature take its course and assist in the process by doing the following- staying hydrated by drinking lots of water, hot water mixed with lemon and honey,  as well as green tea gargle my throat with himalayan salt regularly rest and allowed myself to do nothing without feeling guilty   slept longer each night (roughly 10-12h) to recover as I was exhausted since my body was working overtime to fight the illness within gentle exercise such as walking to allow myself to sweat out the toxins get more sunshine aka Vitamin D eat more wholefood    Diet plays a crucial role in building our immunity function optimally and fight an infection. Here are the best foods to fight off colds and flu-    Carrot- is an immunity booster...
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