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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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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.

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– Green foods contain the pigment, chlorophyll, which act as a detoxifier. It can also help bad breathe, neutralize free radicals, and aid blood to deliver oxygen to cells.

– They are also rich in antioxidants, protecting the body from toxins ingested and from the environment.

– Green foods help balance our pH level, since they are alkalizing. Now, with modern diets, our meals tend to be more acidic.

– They have nutrients that help the immune system and help fighting bacteria and viruses.

– They also contain many essential minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins C, E, K, and B.