There’s More to Coffee Than Just Beans!

Ted Hsieh was on vacation in Kona, Hawaii on a coffee plantation tasting tour when he discovered the delicious tart, fruity taste and benefits of the coffee fruit.

He soon learned that that these coffee cherries contained enough caffeine, electrolytes, and antioxidants to dwarf the other healthy beverages on the market.

Ted was hooked and Kasira Tea was born!  Continue reading “There’s More to Coffee Than Just Beans!”

Boost Your Metabolism with This Tart Cherry Boost Drink!

Year after year, the number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Many of us renew lapsed gym memberships and pledge to eat more fruits and vegetables. This year, the trend is less about fad diets and more about dietary strategies that improve overall health and wellness and may also help you lose weight.

Metabolism is a complex biochemical process that combines calories in food and beverages with oxygen to release energy.  It is the process that converts what you consume into the energy your body needs to function.

Metabolism refers to metabolic rate and boosting metabolism is desirable when wanting to lose weight. Simply put, the higher the metabolic rate, the more calories you burn. Continue reading “Boost Your Metabolism with This Tart Cherry Boost Drink!”

Cauliflower Ranks Among CDC’s Top Powerhouse Vegetables

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, highly nutritious vegetables that include broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussel sprouts, arugula, boc choi and collard greens among others.

Cruciferous vegetables are an excellent source of beneficial biological compounds. These delicious superfoods are rich in antioxidants, contain high levels of phytochemicals, essential vitamins, minerals and healthy fiber. Cruciferous vegetables are also the best source of phenolic compounds, which confer strong antiseptic and antibacterial benefits. Continue reading “Cauliflower Ranks Among CDC’s Top Powerhouse Vegetables”

Soy Tempeh, Super Tasty Superfood!

Spiced Tempeh with Confetti Vegetables

 

Superfoods, by definition are nutrient-dense and considered especially beneficial for health and wellbeing. A food that is rich in compounds, such as antioxidants, fiber or phytonutrients that can reduce cholesterol and blood pressure and may help prevent cancer and other diseases is regarded as a superfood.

The mighty soybean delivers on all of the criteria necessary to be regarded as a superfood! Loaded with complete protein, antioxidants  and phytochemicals. Soybeans contain plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber… all of which have been credited with numerous health benefits.

For decades, scientists have produced numerous studies that demonstrate that soybeans are the source of complete protein, complex carbohydrates, soluble and insoluble fiber and unique phytochemicals credited with the prevention of many chronic diseases. Continue reading “Soy Tempeh, Super Tasty Superfood!”

Eating These Super-Veggies Can Reduce Cancer Risk Dramatically!

A plant-based or vegan diet is one that avoids all animal products.  Optimally healthful and really delicious, a balanced diet of vegetables, legumes, grains and fruit has been shown to reduce the risk of many types of cancer, heart disease, obesity and related conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.

The vegetable kingdom is a rich source of antioxidants that have tremendous health benefits and cruciferous vegetables are highly prized for powerful anti-carcinogens, such as indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane.

A number of substances found in cruciferous vegetables have been linked to reduce the risk of various types of cancer. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research some components in these super-veggies have been shown to halt the growth of cancer cells in tumors of the breast, uterine lining (endometrium), lung, colon, liver and cervix.[1] [2] Continue reading “Eating These Super-Veggies Can Reduce Cancer Risk Dramatically!”

Hot off the Griddle ~ High Protein Strawberry Banana Pancakes With No Added Fat!

Pancakes are delicious, quick to the table and really easy to make!

It seems that pancakes have been with us for a very long time.

The ancient Greeks and Romans ate pancakes that were sweetened with honey and in the Elizabethan era pancakes, made from a flour and egg batter were a popular breakfast food flavored with spices, rosewater, sherry and apples.

With origins in the Middle Ages, Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day falls on the first Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, a day of feasting before the beginning of Lent. Traditionally lots of pancakes were eaten as a way to use up eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting during Lent.

There is evidence of pancake cookery from the Stone Age. Analysis of grinding tools from about 30,000 years ago suggests that pancakes were among the first foods that humans learned to cook. Continue reading “Hot off the Griddle ~ High Protein Strawberry Banana Pancakes With No Added Fat!”

Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer More Than 50 Percent with Cruciferous Superfoods

A plant-based or vegan diet is one that avoids all animal products.  Optimally healthful and really delicious, a balanced diet of vegetables, legumes, grains and fruit has been shown to reduce the risk of many types of cancer, heart disease, obesity and related conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.

The vegetable kingdom is a rich source of antioxidants that have tremendous health benefits and cruciferous vegetables are highly prized for powerful anti-carcinogens, such as indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane Continue reading “Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer More Than 50 Percent with Cruciferous Superfoods”

Antoxidant Rich and Absolutely Delicious Blueberry Pancakes

 

These fluffy and fabulous vegan pancakes will blow you away, but first a word about this vibrant indigo superfood…

Plump, sweet and juicy, blueberries are second only to strawberries in popularity in the U.S. and are among the most nutrient dense of all berries.

Blueberries are low in calories and rich in nutrients. A one-cup serving contains just 84 calories, 24 percent of the RDA for vitamin C, 36 percent of the RDA for vitamin K and 25 percent of the RDA for manganese.

Antioxidants are essential to optimal health, fighting free radicals, the unstable molecules that can damage DNA and cellular structures and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.[1]

Blueberries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants found in the plant kingdom. Continue reading “Antoxidant Rich and Absolutely Delicious Blueberry Pancakes”