Matcha, A great Antioxidant to boost your overall health!

Matcha, A great Antioxidant to boost your overall health!

Look at these power house cookies. Matcha cookies filled with antioxidants and immune boosting goodness. 💚🍵 Matcha is the new super food everyone is talking about. It has been used by the Chinese and Japanese for centuries.

 "Zen Buddhists, who cultivated the green tea plant, called "sencha", by growing it under shade conditions thus maximizing the therapeutic benefits of the green tea, or what became known as "Matcha."

The Zen Buddhists were very aware of the meditational benefits of this "Matcha" green tea, which brought to them a greater sense of clarity and well-being.

They found that in drinking this tea before their afternoon meditations that it enabled them to be much more "centered", "focused", and maintain a level of sustained energy throughout the afternoon which they had never experienced before. This special green tea eventually became known as "Matcha, the Ceremonial tea of the temple high priests".

Even the warriors, the "Shogun," saw the remarkable benefits of this "ceremonial" tea, for it gave them that extra sustained energy and mental acuity. Whenever possible, this was their "ceremonial" drink prior to going into battle."  -  From  GotMatcha.com

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Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

These gems are great anti inflammatory and for detoxification. These colorful root vegetables contain powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer. Beets are rich in antioxidants. The nitric oxide in beets increases the blood flow in your body including the brain that are associated with degeneration and dementia. Eating beets raw packs more nutrients. 

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Red Lentil Hummus

Red Lentil Hummus

Red Lentils
They are heart healthy and inexpensive. 16 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber

They come in brown, green, red,

With colors ranging from gold to orange to actual red, these are the sweetest and nuttiest of the lentils. In terms of cooking time they usually done in about 30 minutes. The lentils tend to get mushy when cooked through, so they’re perfect for Indian curries, or for soups.

Lentils are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer. Lentils also provide  important minerals and  protein—all with virtually no fat.  Just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils. Lentils are great for weight management,  they will fills you up and not out.

High in magnesium, Studies show that a deficiency of magnesium is not only associated with heart attack and  promotes free radicals to  injury to the heart. Fiber is important for weight loss in two ways. It fills the stomach, preventing hunger after eating, and it also slows carbohydrates as they enter the bloodstream, preventing peaks and valleys in blood sugar that interfere with efficient energy utilization. Lentils can increase your energy by replenishing your iron.  Children  and pregnant woman have an increased  need for iron in their diets.

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Chicken Mediterranean

Chicken Mediterranean

Great dish full of flavors and easy to make.  STEP 1 In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil and sauté the chopped onions for 3-4 minutes. STEP 2 Add salt and pepper to taste while cooking.Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar to the pan then toss in the Roma tomatoes, sun- dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives. 

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