I went to the health food store yesterday to replenish my stocks and I can’t wait to start using these goodies!
I bought Vegan Hemp Protein powder for a pre- or post-work out boost. It’s slow releasing and contains no chemicals which is very important to me.
I also got some apple cider vinegar which on the label says ‘with the mother’ I found this quite amusing and baffling in the shop but have since found out that this is a good thing! It includes strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria that give the product a murky appearance and people believe this to be the reason that cider vinegar is so good for you although this hasn’t yet been supported with scientific studies.
I got some more raw extra virgin coconut oil, mainly because it was on special offer. It is so versatile to use in most meals and has some great health benefits – helping to burn fat, increase energy, defending against bacteria and viruses, lowering the risk of heart disease and cholesterol – there is a lot! You can do your own further research to find out more, I don’t cook with anything else these days.
I bought some Moringa superfood powder to put in my smoothies, granola and soups. Moringa is a tree grown in sub-Himalayan areas. It is used medicinally to treat a multitude of ailments (anaemia; arthritis; asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhoea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections).
I use chia seeds in everything from overnight oats to salad toppings and on top of toast, its a good source of calcium, iron, omega-3 and zinc. Chia seeds are part of the mint family and the seeds can be black, brown or white – the darker seeds have a slightly higher antioxidant concentration.
I can’t wait to get using them, first stop will be a berry smoothie with the Moringa. I fully recommend paying your nearest health food store a visit, have a slow wander round and chat to the staff there – they’re usually very helpful and knowledgeable.
Obviously, please do your own research before making a purchase, just because the items I’ve purchased for my particular needs may not match yours. If be happy to discuss further, feel free to get in touch with any questions or comments.