Hemp seeds

I have added yet another seed to my list of ingredients that I blend in my smoothie every morning. List is now flaxseed, sunflower, sesame and hemp.

Why hemp seeds? I know this may sound a little bit crazy but hemp seeds are said to be very good for your health in many ways.

  • Hemp seeds contain all 9 essential amino acids
  • They also contain essential fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 3 in a ratio of 3:1. Body requires a 3:1 or 4:1 balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 for good health.
  • Cause no allergic reactions ( I can not validate this myself as I am not allergic to nuts or seeds.)
  • Contains Vitamin E

Hemp seeds improve the immune system, dry skin condition, cardiovascular circulation and reduce many symptoms of muscle and joint pains. Definitely a super food to add to the list and have in house.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Fats that heal

Udo Ersamus,  cholesterol myth buster and guru of fats, writer of the book, “Fats that heal, Fats that kill”, made a blended oil of all essential fats in one. Ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats is 2:1. Remaining meals during the day will balance the omega-3 and omega-6 down to a healthy level required for good health.

Udo’s Choice Oil Blend can be found at www.udoerasmus.com plus the feedback from customers. Many have lost weight, gained energy and cured a number of diseases.

Now, I have created my own blend from flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and coconut flakes, Mix contains 6 tsp flax, 2 tsp sunflower, 2 tsp sesame and 2 tsp desiccated coconut, which I add to my green smoothie or grind and spread the mix over some yoghurt. By the way that is exactly the seeds I am taking with me on holidays.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Holiday Greens!

It is impossible to find a hotel online which serves green smoothies. At least I have not yet found a hotel this way. Being away from home is challenging at best of times but without smoothies it can be daunting. But over the years I have found a way to stick to my diet.

I take plenty of fresh green leaves, usually found at the salad bar of any good hotel, at all three meal times. Add to that any fresh fruits and raw coloured vegetables. This year I will pack the flaxseeds, sesame and sunflower seeds together with a small coffee grinder in my suitcase for my daily portion of essential fats. Well it is not a green smoothie but close to it.

Have a fine “green” holiday.