Some of my favorite natural secrets...
I officially became a vegetarian 3 years ago. this decision was made the moment I realized my body was rejecting meat. I was finding it very hard to digest, after a meal I wanted to go star for a nap, I had no energy...and as you know by now how much I love red wine (ssshhhh! Little secret, don’t tell anyone), it was impossible for me to have a juicy sirloin steak and a glass of wine. My body was not happy with this perfect combination! I would immediately have a migrane, my face would turn red and blotchy in some parts due to the Acne Rosacea and I would reject this beautiful meal right away... It was daunting and needless to say, also embarrassing , dinner dates were no much fun!
At that time of my life, like most people, I was living a busy busy life. Working a job I wasn’t happy at, I wasn’t looking after my health nor excersicing, therefore I was constatnly stress which led my body to develop IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). IBS doesn’t only affect the body phisically, it also affect the mind, causing anxiety, major depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.
I decided I had to make major life changes...at that time I wasn’t in a position to leave my job so, I started by making changes in my diet. Fisrt was to stop eating meat,stop drinking wine and completely avoid processed and fried foods. It took a while but my body was starting to love me again.
Here are some of my favorite ingredients containing all the vitamins, nutrients and minerals my body needs to cleanse and energies itself
“Miracle Plant, Aloe Vera” comes to my rescue once again.
After a lot of research, I discovered that Aloe Vera was a natural healer for digestive challenges, specially constipation and IBS.
Here I’m going to give you my favorite secret foods that has helped me love my body like never before.
This amazing natural plant contains more than 75 potentially active compounds, from a vast array of vitamins, minerals, saccharides, amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, lignin, saponins and salicylic acids.
Aloe Vera provides 20 of the human required amino acids and 8 of all 8 essential amino acids.
It contains Vitamin A, C and E, as well as Vitamin B12, folic acid and choline. Some of the minerals you can find in An Aloe Vera plant are calcium, copper, selenium, chronium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc... wooooahhhhhh, right!!!?!!!!
And not only that, Aloe Vera’s healing properties are incredible. Aloe Vera can effectively treat psoriasis, dermatitis, frostbite, genital herpes, burns and inflammation. Heals cold sores, moisturizes hair and scalp, boosts the immune system and it can help treat diabetes...and it’s a beautiful plant!
Blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries,acai berries, cranberries... Yummy!
These colorful fruits are high on polyphenols and anti oxidants which help the body fight chronic diseases and cancer. They also help reduce heart attack risks.
Berries are packed with fiber and Vitamin C.
Soy beans re a high source of nutritional value. They contain a significant amount of fiber and protein; Vitamin K, B6, Vitamin C, riboflavin, folate and thiamin. And some of the minerals essential required by our body; iron, manganese, phosphorus, copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and sodium.
According to medical studies, soy beans can help the body with some of the following challenges: improves metabolism; helps people gain weight in a healthy way; improves digestive and bone health; increase circulation; decrease the risk of diabetes and overall, helps protect and tones up the body.
I love honey, has been one of my favorite since I was a child. Those lil bees know exactly what they are doing...make sure to look after them, we need them!
Some of Honey’s properties will leave you amazed!
Honey is a natural energy booster. It’s a great source of carbohydrates which provides strength and energy to your body. If you exercise it helps boost your performance, endurance and reduces muscle fatigue.
It contains natural sugars which help prevent fatigue. Your body absorbs the glucose quickly, giving you an immediate energy boost while the fructose is absorbed slower offering sustained energy.
Honey is also an immune system builder. It contains anti oxidants and anti-bacterial properties that help improve the digestive system, helping you stay healthy and combat diseases.
Studies prove that honey contains carcinogen preventing and ati-tumor properties. Honey helps enhance the brain’s cholinergic system and circulation, making it able to prevent cognitive decline and dementia.
And you’re going to love this....
Honey is a great natural Hangover curer. Just mix some honey with orange juice and natural yogurt, blend them together until smooth and voila...hangover’s gone!
I absolutely love lemons, the smell reminds to everything that is fresh and clean...also, lemon juice is my favorite ingredient for salads.
Lemons are packed with amazing ingredients good for your beautiful body. They contain Vitamin C, B6, Vitamin A and E, riboflavin, panthothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein.
Lemons help strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach and purify your blood. They are well known to help you reduce weight, and a natural relief from fever and colds. It can also help with infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems. Internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders...and it’s great for your skin and hair too.
Hot water, with some honey and lemon, first thing in the morning, will help your digestive system to work wonders!
Green Tea together with water is one of the healthiest beverages in the world.
Contains a high amount of anti oxidants and also a small amount of minerals required by the body.
Its benefits can help the body improve its health. Green Tea can help prevent tooth decay; is optimal for weight loss; it's anti-viral and anti-bacterial; helps with good cholesterol and it's also ideal for the skin.
Uncooked Green Coffee Beans
As much as I love the smell of freshly made coffee, I had to stopped drinking it about 2 years ago. My body didn’t like the effect that coffee was causing to it. I would have several coffees during the day, specially when I was working long shifts. The reason that I said several is because I had to keep topping up to get some energy, the effect of one would only last a couple of hours and then I would feel tired again. My body would go on ups and lows and by bedtime it would be at the highest peak, making it impossible for me to sleep.
I had to find an alternative, so I tried a supplement containing mainly green coffee beans and....woooohooooo!!! My energy levels are amazing and they stay at the same level for the whole day and by the time my head touches the pillow, I’m asleep like newborn baby.
I also discovered that Green Coffee Beans are rich in anti oxidants, which can help reduce the damaging effects of radicals on our body and take care of our overall health.
Green Coffee Beans can also help boosts the metabolism, burn extra fat, surpress appetite, treat diabetes, reduce level of bad cholesterol, helps improve blood circulation, can be used for natural detoxification, as an energy booster, to enhance your immune system and...you’ll love this, helps slow down the appearance of signs of ageing. AMAZING!
You keep hearing and reading over and over again how important is to consume water to help our body to function at its best. It is recommended to consume at least 2 litres of water per day, I usually have that by the time I finish my training early in the mornings, is my favorite drink
Here I name just a few of its benefits:
Increases energy and relieves fatigue; promotes weight loss; maintains digestive regularity; boosts immune system; it's a natural headache remedy; prevents cramps and sprains and for those worried about their skin,helps improve skin complexion and health... So, DRINK MORE WATER!