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14 signs you may be suffering from dehydration

14 signs you may be suffering from dehydration

By on Nov 3, 2014 in Blog, General, Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Vegan | 2 comments

Since water makes up approximately 60% of our body; 90% of our brains; and 80% of our cells, it’s naturally vital to drink enough to maintain good health. We are highly dependent on good clean water for our bodies to function correctly.  For example, if our brains don’t receive enough water this will result in headaches, etc. We’ve all heard the quoted requirement that we should all drink at least 2 litres of water per day, but is this really enough for everyone and when is the best time to drink water?  In this post you’ll discover some symptoms of dehydration, how much water you should really drink and the best time to drink it. Fourteen signs of possible dehydration Headaches/ Migraines/ Lightheaded Bloating/Fluid Retention Constipation Inability to lose unwanted weight Sugar Cravings Acne/breakouts Fatigue Body Overheating Muscle Cramps Your skin loses its elasticity & early signs of aging (pre-mature wrinkles) Irritability, tiredness or insomnia Sunken Eyes or dark circles under the eyes Thirsty Painful periods How much water is enough? We should all drink 1 litre/34 ounces of clean water 25 kilograms/55 pounds of body weight and more if exercising. If you drink coffee, tea or alcohol you should match with a glass of water as these drinks have dehydrating effects and so do some medications. Best times to drink water There are recommended times of day to drink water to optimise body functions. As part of your daily healthy water consumption regime you should include: One glass of water with lemon juice first thing in the morning to kick-start your metabolism, alkalise your system and help to detoxify the body. Another glass of clean water first thing in the morning to activate and hydrate your organs. One glass of water 1/2 hour before meals to stimulate digestive enzymes and aid digestion A glass of water before taking a shower/bath to lower body temperature and blood pressure One glass of water before going to bed to lubricate arteries and help prevent Stroke or Heart Attack Remember to make sure your water is clean (free of bacteria, pesticides and other chemical including fluoride) and naturally mineralised by investing in a good water filter. If you enjoyed this article or have personal experience you would like to share, I’d love you to post a reply below....

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Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake

Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake

By on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog, Desserts, Nourishing Recipes, Raw, Uncategorized, Vegan | 2 comments

Raw food recipes are a favourite because you are accessing 100% of nutrients from all the natural ingredients in a pure form without losing them through the cooking process.  The ingredients in this Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake recipe mean it’s not only a delicious taste sensation, but all rich in anti-oxidants, protein, fibre, iron, vitamins (A, B, C) , minerals and phytonutrients.  All this makes it’s good for heart, cholesterol, blood and gut health as well as assist weight loss. This Raw Vegan Berry Cheese Cake is gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, grain free, Paleo and child’s play to make. In fact, my 11 year old made the one pictured for the family the other day.   Ingredients 2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight in filtered water and drained) 1 cup almond meal 3/4 cups of pitted dates Juice of 1 & 1/2 lemons 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 Tbs raw organic coconut oil 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup organic mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) Method To make the crust, use a blender or food processor to blend almond meal, coconut oil and dates together. Put mixture in a 6-8 inch pie dish, pressing down with your hand to form the crust. To make the filing, put cashews, lemon juice, maple syrup and vanilla in a blender and whizz until texture is creamy smooth. Layer the filing on top of the crust. Put cheesecake in freeze to chill until set firm and cold. To make berry topping, put mixed berries in a blender and whizz until spreadable consistency. You can add a little maple syrup if you like it sweeter. Use a butter knife or spatula to spread the berry topping over the cheesecake. Serve and enjoy! I’d love to read your comments below. If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.naturalhealinghabits.com.au) to receive your free  Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health...

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Raw Vegan Tropical Breakfast Smoothie

Raw Vegan Tropical Breakfast Smoothie

By on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog, Juices & Smoothies, Raw, Vegan | 0 comments

Are you looking for raw, vegan, delicious and nourishing breakfast smoothie?  This Tropical Breakfast Smoothie is packed with protein, fibre, vitamins (A, B6 & C) , minerals (copper, magnesium, manganese), anti-oxidants, calcium, potassium and phytonutrients to list a few nutritional benefits. All this means it’s an amazing immune and energy booster; blood sugar stabaliser; will kick start your metabolism; heal the gut; keep you fuller for longer and assist gut health, weight loss; improve memory and brain function; is anti-aging; will assist heart, cell, cholesterol and diabetes health. Did I mention it’s delicious so it’s a treat for your tastes buds and your health? Ingredients 400g Coconut Milk 1 ripe banana 1 cup organic mixed frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries) flesh of 1 mango cheek 2 Tbs Hemp Protein or 2 Tbs Eden Healthfoods Ultimate Protein powder 1 Tbs Raw Organic Coconut Oil 1 Tbs Maple Syrup (optional)  Method Put all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth. Enjoy!  I use organic frozen mixed berries to reduce pesticide exposure and freezing berries also makes them more nutritionally activated. If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.kidstummywhisperer.com.au) to receive your free  Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health...

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Glorious Green Beans

Glorious Green Beans

By on Sep 2, 2014 in Meals, Nourishing Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan | 0 comments

Green Beans are packed with fibre; vitamins and minerals, to include  calcium; anti-oxidants; Omega 3; carotenoids;  flavonoids and lots more. All this makes them very beneficial to digestive balance, heart and blood health, cholesterol lowering, cancer prevention and treatment. This quick and easy recipe makes a great side to any meal that will keep you coming back for more. Ingredients (serves 4): 400 grams green beans/string beans 1/2 or a small onion shredded Juice of half a lemon 3 garlic cloves minced 2 tomatoes 1 tsp Herbamere 2 Tbs Organic Coconut Oil Himalayan Crystal Salt and pepper to taste Method: Remove tips off green beans and chop into thirds.  Add coconut oil to fry pan and on medium heat cook garlic, onion and tomato until tomato softens.  Stir occasionally. Add green beans, 1 tablespoon of  coconut oil and lemon juice.  Cook until beans are soft but still crispy.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.naturalhealinghabits.com.au) to receive your free Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health tips....

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Kale Crisps with Kick

Kale Crisps with Kick

By on Aug 8, 2014 in Blog, Nourishing Recipes, Snacks, Vegan | 0 comments

Kale is a super green with a powerhouse of nutrients; is low in calories; high in fibre; and has zero fat. It is high in iron, Vitamin A, C, K, antioxidants and calcium. Kale is also a great anti-inflammatory food; detoxifier; beneficial in lowering cholesterol levels and supporting cardiovascular health; aids in preventing bone loss and healthy metabolism. The added benefits of coconut oil and cayenne pepper in this recipe mean it’s great for weight loss, purifying your blood and detoxifying. So enjoy some healthy kale crisps with bite.  Ingredients: 1 bunch kale 1-2 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil 2 pinches of Herbamere Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional for some hot spice)   Method: Soak Kale in filtered water and vinegar for 10 minutes to remove dirt and pesticide residue. Remove stems from leaves. Cut leaves into big chunks. Place leaves on grease proof paper and using a pastry brush lightly coat with coconut oil. Sprinkle with Herbamere and Cayenne Pepper if you enjoy a little spice. Place in oven on bake at 180 C degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until crisp. Let cool and enjoy. If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.naturalhealinghabits.com.au) to receive your free  Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health...

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Island Fantasy Cookies

Island Fantasy Cookies

By on Jul 28, 2014 in Blog, Desserts, Nourishing Recipes, Snacks, Uncategorized, Vegan | 0 comments

Looking for a nutritious cookie that’s full of exotic ingredients to fool your tastebuds into thinking you’re on a tropical fantasy island holiday?  The ingredients in this Island Fantasy Cookie recipe mean it’s rich in protein; has a low glycemic index; is high in Vitamins A, B (Thiamine, Riboflavin and Niacin) and C; iron, iodine, phosphorus, potassium and antioxidants.  All this nutritional goods can lower cholesterol; regulate blood sugar levels; lower blood pressure; protect against heart attack and stroke; help prevent stomach cramps, ulcers, urinary tract and yeast infections; is beneficial for tooth and gum health; protect against muscle cramps; improve mood and help overcome depression; assist weight loss; increase immunity; aid proper digestion and metabolism for gut health; treat heart disease and diabetes.  Ingredients 1 ripe banana mashed 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/3 cup shredded green apple 2 Tbsp organic raw honey 2 Tbsp coconut milk 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1/3 teaspoon ginger powder Pinch of Himalayan Crystal Salt Method: Preheat oven on bake at 180 degrees C. Place cup cake papers in cup cake mould. Mix all ingredients with the exception 0f the coconut oil, in a bowl.  Put one heaped tablespoon of mixture in cup cake paper and press down with fingers to make a flat cookie shape. Using a pastry brush, lightly apply coconut oil to top of cookie.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Makes about 12 cookies. Enjoy as a healthy snack or dessert. If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure you sign up on the home page (www.naturalhealinghabits.com.au) to receive your free  Natural Healing Juice & Smoothie Recipes e-book  and our monthly newsletter with more recipes as well as health...

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