Archives for the month of: June, 2013

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I’ve been really getting into making my own fermented foods! I actually try to eat something fermented/pickled with every meal, as it helps with digestion. The Japanese eat tons of fermented/pickled foods, and Japan has the lowest rate of obesity (%3) in the world (as well as the longest life expectancy (85))! Here are some benefits of fermented foods:

– Promotes and improves digestion

– Aids friendly bacteria in your gut

– Rich in enzymes

– Increases vitamin content

– Helps increase nutrient absorption

Try incorporating fermented foods in your diet!! Will be posting how to make your own fermented foods: like kimchi, kombucha, yogurt.

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Hey guys… so some have asked if I have a twitter. And I am now announcing that I do! And I will be posting some food, health, etc tweets on it! Follow me @georgiaawong

Noticed the title of this blog changed? I wanted to delve deeper than just food to be healthy. Though I will still be talking about food and eating, I also want to address lifestyle changes, homemade all-natural beauty DIY’s, yoga, meditation, inspiration, etc.

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Every time I feel the slightest bit sleepy, sick, too hyper, or discomforted, I always rely on tea to help ease my mind and body. Different teas can be used for different illnesses, etc. Here are the benefits of tea (real tea being black, white and green) and herbal teas.

Benefits of Green, Black, and White Tea: High in antioxidants, prevent arterial clogging, promotes burning of fat, reduce neurological disorders, reduce risk of stroke, and lower cholesterol levels.

Chamomile Tea: antioxidants help prevent diabetes, good for sleep

Source: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits

From experience here are different teas that I have tried and LOVED.

Green, black, white, oolong tea I will use in the morning to wake up. I can never drink this after lunch though because I won’t be able to go to sleep.

Chamomile tea I use to help me sleep (though I try to limit the amount because it also promotes hay fever). I use an herbal blend called “Nighty Night Tea” (Buy It Here) that is a blend of passionflower, chamomile, linden flower, and hops.

Ginger tea, or any other tea blend with ginger (Buy here), I use if I have a stomach ache. Usually though, I will just have hot water, lemon juice, and honey, cayenne, and stick a piece of ginger in the mug.

Raspberry Leaf Tea helps with low iron levels or people with anemia. Personally, though, I can’t have this as it gives me hay fever symptoms.