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Cabbage: Cabbage is very rich in antioxidants & is in the cancer-fighting “family” of cruciferous vegetables. Cabbage is a good source of the “friendly” bacteria L. Acidophilus which provides an immunity boost.It’s also high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, iodine and beneficial phytochemicals.
Cabbage (fermented): Cabbage, which if allowed a natural fermentation process contains, just like yogurt, a lot of beneficial bacteria called “probiotics”, especially Lactobacillus plantarum which are helpful to maintaining the healthy gut flora.Fermented cabbage (sauerkraut)

can help boost the immune system by increasing antibodies necessary to help fight bacterial illnesses. Fermentation also triggers the production of phytochemicals that contribute to a healthy immune system and help to protect us against colds, flu and other illnesses. Fermented cabbage has been used for decades in Europe to improve digestive tract health and to fight irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, flatulence and other digestive tract issues. The fermentation process of cabbage also produces a substance called isothiocynates, which prevents cancer growth, especially for breast, colon, lung and liver cancers. There’s also an important clinical study comparing breast cancer rates of women who live in Poland vs. Polish women who live in the U.S. (and adopted the common Western diet) which concludes that the reason women who live in Poland have much lower breast cancer rates was regular fermented cabbage consumption. Cabbage, in general, is very rich in antioxidants and is in the cancer-fighting “family” of cruciferous vegetables. Cabbage is also high in fiber, vitamin C, Vitamin E, calcium and iodine and is loaded with heart-healthy and bone-friendly vitamin K.


Cacao powder (raw organic): One of the tastiest and healthiest foods in the world with hundreds of clinical studies proving its benefits. Cacao powder, has almost 100,000 ORAC value, per 100 grams, which is one the highest amounts of any edible food available,

much higher than red wine, acai berry, blueberries or raspberries. ORAC value is the amount of antioxidants (free radical fighters) which foods contain. Two groups of antioxidants in particular, polyphenols and flavonols, which raw cacao powder is particularly high in, have been the subject much research and those products high in them are dubbed “Superfoods”. Raw cacao powder is also famous for being able to reduce blood pressure and increase blood flow, lower the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase the “good” HDL cholesterol, improve your mood and chase away depression and boost energy. The “good” HDL cholesterol which acts like a “garbage truck” and scavenges for excess cholesterol in the body by bringing it back to your liver (which makes cholesterol). On the other hand the “bad” LDL cholesterol tries to fight that by bringing excess cholesterol away from the liver depositing it in the arteries leading to artery blockages, called “plaque”, which causes heart attacks by narrowing the arteries restricting blood flow. Raw cacao also has great anti-aging & anti-inflammatory properties. A large well-conducted 2009 study from the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Sweden showed that those who regularly indulged in moderate quantities of cacao or 70%+ dark chocolate (14 to 28 grams a day) were up to 3 times less likely to die from heart disease than who never ate it. Even Oprah Winfrey’s famous Dr. Oz considers it one of the healthiest foods in the world along with almonds, oats, green tea and broccoli! Raw cacao powder is also rich is heart-friendly magnesium, and contains calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, manganese, chromium, vitamin C, and some of the B vitamins. The latest news on cacao from October 2012 comes from the most prestigious medical journal New England Journal of Medicine (US) where it was shown that the countries whose citizens consume more cacao and 70%+ dark chocolate win much more Nobel prizes than those who do not! So eating more of cacao powder only regular basis can work wonders on our brains too!


Cacao powder (raw organic) and dark chocolate (70% minimum cacao content): One of the healthiest foods in the world, when used in moderation with hundreds of clinical studies proving its benefits. Cacao powder, for example,

have almost 100,000 ORAC value, per 100 grams, which is one the highest amounts of any edible food available, much higher than red wine, acai berry, blueberries or raspberries. ORAC value is the amount of antioxidants (free radical fighters) which foods contain. Two groups of antioxidants in particular, polyphenols and flavonols, which dark chocolate is particularly high in, have been the subject much research and those products high in them are dubbed “Superfoods”. Not only is dark chocolate (70% or higher) a superfood, but it’s also famous for being able to reduce blood pressure and increase blood flow, lower the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase the “good” HDL cholesterol, improve your mood and chase away depression and boost energy. The “good” HDL cholesterol which acts like a “garbage truck” and scavenges for excess cholesterol in the body by bringing it back to your liver (which makes cholesterol). On the other hand the “bad” LDL cholesterol tries to fight that by bringing excess cholesterol away from the liver depositing it in the arteries leading to artery blockages, called “plaque”, which causes heart attacks by narrowing the arteries restricting blood flow. Dark chocolate also reduces cravings for other, less healthy sweets which is an added bonus. Raw cacao also has great anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. A large well-conducted 2009 study from the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Sweden showed that those who regularly indulged in moderate quantities of cacao or 70%+ dark chocolate (14 to 28 grams a day) were up to 3 times less likely to die from heart disease than who never ate chocolate. Even Oprah Winfrey’s famous Dr. Oz considers cacao and 70%+ dark chocolate one of the healthiest foods in the world along with almonds, oats, green tea and broccoli! Chocolate is also rich is heart-friendly magnesium, and contains calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, manganese, chromium, vitamin C, and some of the B vitamins. Cacao is also far richer in potassium, per serving, than bananas and we need at least 4 grams of potassium a day which is double of what people usually consume. The latest news on cacao from October 2012 comes from the most prestigious medical journal New England Journal of Medicine (US) where it was shown that the countries whose citizens consume more cacao and 70%+ dark chocolate win much more Nobel prizes than those who do not! So eating more of cacao powder only regular basis can work wonders on our brains too!


Cacao powder (raw organic and the most prized Criollo variety): One of the tastiest and healthiest foods in the world with hundreds of clinical studies proving its benefits. Cacao beans is what chocolate is made from, but here it’s in its purest organic and

absolute healthiest form. Criollo is the rarest and tastiest of all them all. Less than 1% of all the cacao beans in the world are Criollo variety because it’s so hard to grow, but well worth it because of its wonderful flavor. Cacao powder, has almost 100,000 ORAC value, per 100 grams, which is one the highest amounts of any edible food available, much higher than red wine, acai berry, blueberries or red raspberries. ORAC value is the amount of antioxidants (free radical fighters) which foods contain. Two groups of antioxidants in particular, polyphenols and flavonols, which raw cacao powder is particularly high in, have been the subject much research and those products high in them are dubbed “Super-foods”. Raw cacao powder is also famous for being able to reduce blood pressure and increase blood flow, lower the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase the “good” HDL cholesterol, improve your mood and chase away depression and boost energy. The “good” HDL cholesterol which acts like a “garbage truck” and scavenges for excess cholesterol in the body by bringing it back to your liver (which makes cholesterol). On the other hand the “bad” LDL cholesterol tries to fight that by bringing excess cholesterol away from the liver depositing it in the arteries leading to artery blockages, called “plaque”, which causes heart attacks by narrowing the arteries restricting blood flow. Raw cacao also has great anti-aging & anti-inflammatory properties. A large well-conducted 2009 study from the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Sweden showed that those who regularly indulged in moderate quantities of cacao or 70%+ dark chocolate (14 to 28 grams a day) were up to 3 times less likely to die from heart disease than who never ate it. Even Oprah Winfrey’s famous Dr. Oz considers it one of the healthiest foods in the world along with almonds, oats, green tea and broccoli! So cacao powder is a proven ingredient to live a longer and healthier life! Enjoy… Raw cacao powder is also rich is heart-friendly magnesium, and contains calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, manganese, chromium, vitamin C, and some of the B vitamins.


Cacao powder (raw organic) and dark chocolate (70% minimum cacao content): use when HDL cholesterol being like a “garbage truck” analysis has already been used, for example, if coconut milk has already been explained that day: One of the

healthiest foods in the world, when used in moderation with hundreds of clinical studies proving its benefits. Cacao powder, for example, have almost 100,000 ORAC value, per 100 grams, which is one the highest amounts of any edible food available, much higher than red wine, acai berry, blueberries or raspberries. ORAC value is the amount of antioxidants (free radical fighters) which foods contain. Two groups of antioxidants in particular, polyphenols and flavonols, which dark chocolate is particularly high in, have been the subject much research and those products high in them are dubbed “Superfoods”. Not only is dark chocolate (70% or higher) a superfood, but it’s also famous for being able to reduce blood pressure and increase blood flow, lower the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase the “good” HDL cholesterol, improve your mood and chase away depression and boost energy. Dark chocolate also reduces cravings for other, less healthy sweets which is an added bonus. Raw cacao also has great anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. A large well-conducted 2009 study from the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Sweden showed that those who regularly indulged in moderate quantities of cacao or 70%+ dark chocolate (14 to 28 grams a day) were up to 3 times less likely to die from heart disease than who never ate chocolate. Even Oprah Winfrey’s famous Dr. Oz considers cacao and 70%+ dark chocolate one of the healthiest foods in the world along with almonds, oats, green tea and broccoli! Chocolate is also rich is heart-friendly magnesium, and contains calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, manganese, chromium, vitamin C, and some of the B vitamins. Cacao is also far richer in potassium, per serving, than bananas and we need at least 4 grams of potassium a day which is double of what people usually consume.


Cantaloupe Seeds : Another frequently discarded seed is a good source of protein, around 20% by weight and also contain beneficial essential fatty acids (EFA’s).Cantaloupe seeds are high in protein and also contain important brain-health phospholipids — phosphatidylcholine

and phosphatidylserine. They both improve memory, concentration and the overall cognitive function.


Carrots: As you probably already know, carrots are very rich in eye-friendly vitamin A, but it is also rich is dietary fiber, antioxidants and minerals. It also contains vitamins B3, B6, B9 and potassium. very important for good eye sight.Carrots are also rich in fiber.

Carrots, steamed: Great source of vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, and very important good eye sight. Carrots are also rich in fiber.


Cashews: Eaten in moderation, cashews are actually really good for us! They’re a great source of the heart-friendly magnesium, Omega 3 essential fatty acids and monounsaturated fats (which olive oil is so famous for). Cashews can also add a nice creaminess

to dishes and can thus replace the highly fattening milk-derived cream which contains unhealthy saturated fats. The monounsaturated fats in cashews can also lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol which is good for your heart health. Not all fats are created equal and cashews, along with other sources of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, prove that!


Cauliflower: A super healthy cruciferous vegetable and help to prevent cancer. Beyond prevention, in a recent large scale study of 5,000 women, it was found that women who eat at least 150 grams a day of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, broccoli sprouts

, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens,cabbage, and kale are more likely to live longer and less likely to have their cancer come back. By about five years after their cancer diagnosis, the top 20% of those who ate an average of 1 cup (150 grams) of cruciferous veggies a day were 42% less likely to have died from breast cancer and 58% less likely to die from any cause compared those in the bottom 20%.


Chana Dal (Bengal Gram): This dal derived from chick peas is high in protein and B-group vitamins. They’re also loaded with fiber, heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and many others.
Chayote Squash (Bangalore Brinjal): This mild-flavored squash is a good source of vitamin C, B-complex vitamins as well as these minerals: magnesium, manganese, copper, potassium and zinc. It’s also an excellent source of fiber and vitamin K.
Chia Seeds: This superfood is a great source of fiber and antioxidants, a good source of calcium, a good source of plant based “complete protein” and an excellent source of the plant-derived Omega 3 fatty acid ALA similar to walnuts and flax.

Omega 3’s are excellent for heart health and help to lower blood pressure and may even help with varicose veins. They also have a demonstrated ability to fight inflammation & keep the brain sharp, especially when the essential fatty acids are high in DHA. Children, adults & seniors can all benefit from more DHA to keep our brains working well!


Chick Pea Sprouts: Sprouting makes chick peas (garbanzo beans) even more nutritious and the nutrients much more bioavailable (easier assimilated by our bodies). Sprouting also increases the protein and B-group vitamin content which chicks peas

a good source of. They’re also loaded with fiber, heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and many others.


Chick Peas: Soaking/sprouting makes chick peas (garbanzo beans) even more nutritious and the nutrients much more bioavailable (easier assimilated by our bodies). It also increases the protein & B-group vitamin content which chick peas a good source of.

They’re also loaded with fiber, heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and many others.


Chick Peas (heirloom variety): Soaking/sprouting makes chick peas (garbanzo beans) even more nutritious and the nutrients much more bioavailable (easier assimilated by our bodies). It also increases the protein and B-group vitamin content which chick

peas a good source of. They are also loaded with fiber, heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and many others.


Chili Peppers: Heart-friendly and also have pain relief abilities.peas a good source of. They are also loaded with fiber, heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and many others.
Coconuts: Even though coconuts naturally contain some saturated fats, it is not a problem because unlike most fats which are long-chain fatty acids, coconuts have medium-chain fatty acids which are neutral at worst and has potentially big health benefits, at best.

For example,there’s evidence that lauric acid can help to raise the “good” HDL cholesterol which acts like a “garbage truck” and scavenges for excess cholesterol in the body by bringing it back to your liver (which makes cholesterol). On the other hand the “bad” LDL cholesterol tries to fight that by bringing excess cholesterol away from the liver depositing it in the arteries leading to artery blockages, called “plaque”, which causes heart attacks by narrowing the arteries restricting blood flow. The medium-chain fatty acids are contained in a coconut oil component called lauric acid. Lauric acid is also believed to be helpful in breaking down fatty deposits in the body and increasing the metabolic rate. Lauric acid is found naturally in mother’s milk.


Coconut oil (non hydrogenated, virgin coconut oil): Even though coconuts naturally contain some saturated fats, it is not a problem because unlike most fats which are long-chain fatty acids, coconuts have medium-chain fatty acids which are neutral at worst and has

potentially big health benefits, at best. For example, there’s evidence that lauric acid can help to raise the “good” HDL cholesterol which acts like a “garbage truck” and scavenges for excess cholesterol in the body by bringing it back to your liver (which makes cholesterol). On the other hand the “bad” LDL cholesterol tries to fight that by bringing excess cholesterol away from the liver depositing it in the arteries leading to artery blockages, called “plaque”, which causes heart attacks by narrowing the arteries restricting blood flow. The medium-chain fatty acids are contained in a coconut oil component called lauric acid. Lauric acid is also believed to be helpful in breaking down fatty deposits in the body and increasing the metabolic rate. Lauric acid is found naturally in mother’s milk.


Coconut milk: Many look at coconut milk as something nice and creamy to add to a dish or a drink without realizing how many benefits are hidden inside it! Healing to the digestive tract, coconut milk is high in heart and brain health-friendly omega 3, 6

and 9 essential fatty acids (EFA’s) and has a lot of amino acids. Its protein is more bioavailable than any animal source and even most vegetarian sources! It contains phosphorus to help build strong bones. It contains a very important mineral manganese (which comes from the Greek word for “magic”) which helps to balance blood sugar levels and is vital to diabetics. Manganese is also important for hormone health and assists in metabolizing fats and carbohydrates. Coconut milk also fights free radicals (which cause a more rapid aging of the body) and has lots of vitamin C, potassium, iron, copper, selenium, zinc & heart-friendly magnesium which can also help ease muscle cramps and muscle soreness. Coconut milk also has lots of fiber and satisfies you quickly preventing you from over-eating. Coconut’s fats can raise the “good” HDL cholesterol which acts like a “garbage truck” and scavenges for excess cholesterol in the body by bringing it back to your liver (which makes cholesterol). On the other hand the “bad” LDL cholesterol tries to fight that by bringing excess cholesterol away from the liver depositing it in the arteries leading to artery blockages, called “plaque”, which causes heart attacks by narrowing the arteries restricting blood flow. All that, from a tasty drink…


Young Coconut Water: One of the best sources in the world of the ultra-important mineral potassium. People generally consume only about ½ of their daily recommended dose of 4 grams per day. Potassium and sodium must be balanced in the body as sodium is

active outside each of our cells & potassium is active inside each cell. Those people with the highest dietary ratios of sodium to potassium have the greatest probability of dying of heart disease. In a large-scale US study involving 12,000 adults spanning 15 years it was clearly shown that death from any cause was significantly higher for those adults with higher sodium consumption and yet it was the lowest mortality, from any cause, for those adults with the higher potassium intake. So if the ratio of consumption of potassium to sodium is more than 1 (meaning more potassium than sodium), you’re expected to live a healthier, longer life and have significantly lower chances of having heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure & other illnesses. Processed food is one of the culprits of higher sodium intake. During the processing, foods tend to become much richer in sodium and much poorer in potassium. One solution is to consume less salt-containing and more potassium-rich foods. Coconut water, for example, has much more potassium than bananas! It’s also rich in vitamin C, B-vitamins and many minerals Coconut water is also very hydrating because of its high electrolyte content. In fact, so compatible is coconut water with the human body, that during World War II and even these days, in some developing countries, doctors have used coconut water intravenously when the supplies of regular IV fluid was not available!


Coconut Water (shorter): One of the best sources in the world of the ultra-important mineral potas-sium and people generally consume about ½ of their daily recommended dose of 4 grams per day. Potassium and sodium must be balanced in the body as sodium is

active outside each of our cells and potassium One of the best sources in the world of the ultra-important mineral potas-sium and people generally consume about ½ of their daily recommended dose of 4 grams per day. Potassium and sodium must be balanced in the body as sodium is active outside each of our cells and potassium is active inside each cell. Those people with the highest dietary ratios of sodium to potassium have the greatest probability of dying of heart disease. In a large-scale US study involving 12,000 adults spanning 15 years it was clearly shown that death from any cause was significantly higher for those adults with higher sodium consump-tion and yet it was the lowest mortality, from any cause, for those adults with the higher potassium intake. So if the ratio of consumption of potassium to sodium is more than 1 (meaning more potassium than sodium), you’re expected to live a healthier, longer life & have significantly lower chances of having heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure & other illnesses. Processed food is one of the culprits of higher sodium intake. During the processing, foods tend to become much richer in sodium and much poorer in potassium. One solution is to consume less salt-containing and more potassium-rich foods. Coconut water, for example, has much more potassium than bananas! It’s also rich in vitamin C, B-vitamins and many minerals and is also very hydrating because of its high electrolyte content.


Coriander (Cilantro): A good source of vitamin K which is very important for heart and bone health. Vitamin K is vital for signaling to the body “calcify bones, but not arteries”. Without vitamin K calcium can be deposited into the arteries,causing hardening of the arteries and heart attacks, instead of being deposited into the bones which is where we need the calcium!
Baby Coriander: A good source of vitamin K which is very important for heart and bone health. Vitamin K is vital for signaling to the body “calcify bones, but not arteries”. Without vitamin K calcium can be deposited into the arteries, causing hardening of the arteries

and heart attacks, instead of being deposited into the bones which need the calcium!


Corn:A good source of fiber, vitamin B1 (thiamin) and B9 (folic acid).
Cucumbers: Contain fiber, minerals, and vitamins B and C. Like bananas, cucumbers are rich in potassium which is so lacking in many people’s diets, especially with regards to the ratio of sodium to potassium as most people’s diets have too much sodium and not enough potassium.

Cucumbers are known to beautify skin and soothe puffy eyes. Cucumbers are also good when applied on sun-burned skin. It contains fiber, minerals, and vitamins B and C. Like bananas, cucumbers are rich in potassium which is so lacking in many people’s diets, especially with regards to the ratio of sodium to potassium as most people’s diets have too much sodium and not enough potassium.


Curry leaves (karivepaku): A good source of iron, vitamin A, vitamin-B group, fiber and protein, curry leaves are also extremely high in antioxidants, plant sterols, flavonoids & glycosides. Curry leaves, which are rich in phytosterols(plant sterols), are a great

way to also lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol and reduce your chances of heart disease. There are studies showing that curry leaves have anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer activity.


Custom spice mix: Spices can also be a good source of valuable nutrients. For example, turmeric can reduce inflammation in arthritis patients, chili peppers are heart-friendly and also have pain relief abilities. Garlic has anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antibacterial,antiviral

properties and in some cases can even stop blood clots from forming in the arteries. The list of benefits of various spices goes on and on.




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