Spring Cleanse? Don’t forget the Cilantro!

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I love fresh Cilantro, or Coriander if you prefer to go by it’s other name. The flavor enhances soups, salads, sauces, just about anything. You may love the taste but are you aware of the amazing health benefits? It’s springtime and perhaps you’re thinking of a cleanse to revitalize your body after a long winter or maybe you just want to add this killer herb to your cooking regimen or your garden(it grows just about anywhere).

Here are 5 reasons you need to add Cilantro to your diet today!

Cilantro cleanses the body of heavy metals-Evidence suggests that Cilantro could be one of natures best bonding agents. Chemical compounds in cilantro actually bind to the heavy metals, loosening them from the tissues, blood and organs. Cilantro’s chemical compounds then aid to transport these harmful substances out of the body through elimination.

Cilantro aids in digestion-The oils from Cilantro aid in digestion by helping in the production of enzymes, acids and juices. It also reduces gas and eases nausea.

Eases inflammation and lowers bad cholesterol-Since these two conditions go hand in hand, Cilantro in your diet is just one more weapon to fight these conditions. It raises HDL(good cholesterol) and lowers LDL(bad cholesterol). It is also helpful in easing the inflammation symptoms brought on by arthritis.

Lowers blood sugar-Cilantro helps with insulin secretion which helps to lower blood sugar.

Strong antioxidant and immune boosting properties-Yes, another great antioxidant. Cilantro protects the cells which can ward off disease and in turn strengthen your immune system.

The benefits of cilantro are extensive and research is uncovering new benefits every day. When preparing Cilantro always make sure it’s organic and raw, unless you are adding it to soup or a warmer dish.

Here’s a great juice recipe to start your day or add to a cleanse: Heavy Metal Thunder!

3 cups of fresh organic pineapple

3 jalapeños

1 cup organic raw Cilantro

Juice or blend and enjoy!

Interested in more learning more healthy food tips? Visit me at http://www.kriyaliving.com.

 

 

Always in good health and Namaste,

Bruce

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Why I a Use Turmeric And You Should Too

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It all started with my high cholesterol and chronic inflammation. My doctor had me on statins and supplements and even though I was somewhat better, I didn’t like the western method of popping medications to get my health right. There had to be a better way.
Well along came the wonder root Turmeric.
Turmeric’s benefits stretch back over 6,000 years in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine. Curcumin is the primary polyphenal in Turmeric and it’s where hundreds of potential health benefits have been discovered. I could list all, but I’ll stick to a couple of benefits that really grabbed my attention.

It reduces unhealthy levels of inflammation and chronic inflammation-I mentioned that I went through this. It worked. Many times cholesterol isn’t the issue, but inflammation. Turmeric will help this.

It destroys cancer stem cells and destroys drug resistant cancers-Prevention is the key here. Do you want to put a stop to cancer before it gets you? Turmeric is an excellent preventative medicine. Already battling cancer? Turmeric will help defeat it.

Alzheimer’s Disease-Turmeric is known to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s. Again that word prevention. If you’ve ever dealt with a family member with Alzheimer’s then you know you don’t want to go down that road. Ramp up the Turmeric in your diet.

Heavy metal toxicity-Everyday we are bombarded with environmental toxins with no way of stopping them. Putting Turmeric in your diet will cleanse you of those toxins and help prevent further health issues down the road. There’s that word prevent again. Is it sinking in?

This is just the tip of the iceberg. I encourage you to do some research on the benefits yourself. Here is a good place to start: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/turmeric.

There are many ways to ingest Turmeric. Being a juicer, I prefer to throw a piece along with ginger and garlic in my juicer in the morning. No time to juice? You can also get it in the spice section of your health food store. Check out these recipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/herbs-and-spices/spices/turmeric/.
For those of you that are not big fans of the flavor of Turmeric, you can also buy it in capsule form. This is also a good alternative if you can’t find Turmeric root. It’s seasonal and not always easy to get.

Whatever your method, add Turmeric to your diet today.

I’m always looking for ways to improve our health. If you’re facing some health challenges, come see me. An initial consultation is always free and together we’ll put you on the road to a healthy lifestyle. http://www.kriyaliving.com

I hope you find this article helpful.
Namaste Y’all!

Bruce