Antioxidants

Please note there are many more foods, these just have the most per serving.

 

 

Berries (especially blueberries)

Green leafy veggies (especially kale)

Raw cacao

Sea veggies (seaweed)

Beans (red, kidney, pinto, black)

Quinoa

Apple (red, gala, green)

Sweet cherry

Pecan

Prune

Cranberry

Artichokes (cooked) 

Turmeric

 

Coconut oil

Olive oil

Walnuts

Kiwifruit

Soybeans (cooked)

Tofu (raw)

Cauliflower (boiled)

Broccoli (steamed)

Winter squash

Summer squash

Green tea

Papaya and Pineapple

Ginger

How to Fight off the Cold-Season

Okay, so we know that our immune system is the key to fighting off illnesses, but what are the two most important immune factors in fighting colds and flu’s off?

 1) Keep your INSIDES clean by feeding the blood antioxidants which maintain cellular health and fight the main source of disease, free radicals, at their root, the blood.
 
You can do this by eating your foods that are high in antioxidants, and/or you can use natural products that have them as ingredients.Except for the occasional fresh fruit in season, I like to use a product called NingXia Red for everyday use, mainly because of this;
 
1oz. of NingXia Red has the same amount of antioxidant levels as:
34 large onions
100 oranges
814 blueberries
22 medium carrots
10.85 pounds of spinach
55.33 pounds of almonds
59 broccoli florets
73 medium strawberries
93 apples
or 130 tomatoes
 
 
Uh, yeah… I like to eat a lot, but that would take even me forever to finish 814 blueberries!
As a wide-spectrum antioxidant, NingXia Red does more than protect against a single free radical. It absorbs four of the most prevalent free radicals found in the body. And it’s more effective than any other health drink at absorbing the superoxide free radical-the most abundant free radical in the human body.
NingXia Red is also the only drink available that contains lemon and orange essential oils, which include the powerful antioxidant d-limonene. These oils alone have remarkable health-promoting benefits.
 
Here are the main ingredients in NingXia Red;
 
Wolfberry -The Miracle Superfood. Supports Multiple Biosystems,
        Ultra-Rich Nutrient Source
Blueberry Contains Ultra High Levels of Antioxidants
Pomegranate Supports Cardiovascular Health
Apricot Revered for Longevity Support
Raspberry Contains Ellagic Acid, a DNA Protectant
Essential Oils Contain the Antioxidant D-Limonene
 
2) Fight disease from the OUTSIDE in so it can’t even get into your body!
 
You do this by washing your hands a lot, staying away from sick people, cleaning things often, etc. On top of that there is another way; kill the bacteria and air-born viruses in the air. 
My favorite way to do this is with Thieves oil.  
Packed with powerful, germ-killing essential oils, Thieves oil products help eliminate airborne bacteria and boost the immune system.
As the bubonic plague decimated Europe in the year 1413, four thieves were captured and charged with robbing the dead and dying victims. When the thieves were tried, the magistrate offered leniency if they would reveal how they resisted contracting the infection as they performed their gruesome acts. They explained that they were perfumers and spice traders and told of a special concoction of aromatic herbs, including cloves and rosemary, that they rubbed on their hands, ears, and temples.
The proprietary Thieves oil blend was created based on research into the concoction used by the thieves of the 15th century. In 1997, studies conducted at Weber State University showed it to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria.
 
My favorite ways to use Thieves oil are;
1) 1-3 drops in warm rice milk during the cold season or when I feel like I’m coming down with something
2) Diffusing it in the air with a diffuser (if you come to my office you know the smell, it has a clove and cinnamon aroma). I use it everyday, it is great for when people are coughing and sneezing all around you.
3) I clean my floors, walls, etc. with it using their household cleaner product.
 
It works out to about $40 per month if you have your 1 oz per day.

 I promise you the intention of this info is NOT advertising products for me to sell. If you could get them at Walmart I would still be writing this. Or if I knew of better products I would be writing about them, but these are BY FAR the best natural products I have ever used, and becasue of them I do not need “medicine.” And if it works for me, then I want you to have the same opportunity I have.

 You can look at me as your guinea pig for testing health products and giving you honest feedback. I have been using these products for over 10 years now, but have not marketed them until now because I wanted to test other products and see what is the best, and so far, there is no comparison.

 Please feel free to contact me for information on how to sign up to get any of the Young Living products, or you can buy them here.

Also note, you can get wholesale prices like me by simply signing up for a $40 starter kit that includes over $50 worth of stuff, including peppermint and lavendar oils, plus NingXia Red packets. It is an awesome deal. 
Look for the “Sign Up Here” link in the left hand column of my site.

 Cheers to a Healthy Holiday Season!

Curry Carrot Soup

I really don’t know why I have never made pureed carrot soup before. We always have a 5 pound bag of them in our fridge, to be used in salads, veggie stews, and for juicing. (My daughter prefers them whole!) So we thought it would be fun to try something new, especially during our cleanse. It’s both gluten and dairy free. And can be vegan if used with veggie broth instead of chicken.  Carrots are rich with carotenoids which have been linked to reducing certain cancers and they’re also a great source of antioxidants which help fight free radicals in our body.

We prepared this soup for dinner to accompany our sushi. It actually made a great dipping sauce for the sushi instead of the typical wasabi.  It’s soo easy to make and the combination of carrots with the curry flavor was superb!

ingredients:

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups chicken broth (or veggie broth if you prefer)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 pounds peeled and chopped carrots
  • 2 T fresh lemon juice
  •  fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped,  to garnish

directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Cook onion until tender. Add cumin, coriander and turmeric. Add a little bit of salt and pepper if desired. Stir spices and onion together for about a minute.
  2. Add the broth, chopped carrots and the two cups of water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Allow to cook for about 15-20 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  3. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor. Place in another saucepan to reheat and add the lemon juice.

Garnish your creation with the fresh cilantro or parsley!