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Food of The Week: Almonds

29 May

Almonds are rich in vitamins E, B2, B3, B5, folate, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and fiber. They also contain protein and omega 6 fatty acids. They are antioxidant and help lower cholesterol. They maintain healthy glucose and fat levels in the blood. They are great for the skin and help people trying to lose weight. They have more calcium than any other nut, which makes them helpful against osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Almond Milk

A lot of people ask me how almond milk is made. I tell them it the easiest thing to make and everyone should make their own.

1 cup raw organic almonds (unsalted)

3 cups water

1 tablespoon agave nectar or 3 dates (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The first step is to remove the skin from the almonds. You can do this by soaking them for 24 hours (best) or if in a hurry, boiling 2 cups of water, then adding the almonds and letting them boil for 3 minutes.

Remove water and cool almonds (if boiled) for a few minutes, until they are cool enough to touch. You can either peel the skin off or use them as they are.

Add 3 cups of filtered water to a blender (I use my Vitamix, it’s the best!), then add almonds and if you want your almond milk a little sweeter add agave nectar or dates. Blend for a couple of minutes and strain using a fine mesh strainer. Enjoy…

Remember Eat Healthy… Be Happy!

Food and Beauty

26 Jan

An article published by the Journal of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology concluded that an encapsulated fruit and vegetable concentrate, helps skin be healthier and therefore age less.

The study consisted in taking a fruit and vegetable concentrate daily for 12 weeks. After the 12 weeks the subjects skin was evaluated and the results were:

  • Increase in the skin’s circulation by 39%
  • Hydration by 9%
  • Skin thickness 6%
  • Skin density 16%

You may be wondering where to get this concentrate from, no need to look for any. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables and preparing your own juices everyday will probably achieve the same results (I haven’t tested this theory, but I am pretty sure!). Always include lots of greens and a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables.

Eat healthy, be happy and as proven recently, beautiful  and young as well!