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Diabetic? Here Are Some Sugar-Free Morning Drinks For You

Most of the people prefer drinking coffee whenever they feel lethargic or sleepy. However, health conscious people often ignore the idea of drinking it. Reason – caffeine and sugar. Too much of caffeine and sugar is not good for your health and you must search for their healthier alternatives.

Go for a healthy alternative to caffeine – theobromine. It is a caffeine-like compound that can only be found naturally in cacao beans. Diet Angel’s organic, raw cacao powder (that is also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, cold-processed and have low Glycemic Index) contains theobromine. Theobromine has numerous health benefits. Not only it helps in keeping you awake but it also boosts your memory and further helps in increasing concentration and focus. Theobromine also lowers risks of heart disease and depression.

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When you add a few spoonfuls of sugar to your morning cup, you turn that healthy drink into something more harmful. Too much of the sweet stuff can cause weight gain, premature aging, Type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and heart disease. The good news is Diet Angel’s great, premium, organic, raw natural sweetener for diabetics – organic coconut nectaris organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and have low Glycemic Index.

Given below are the healthy alternative for your morning drink, which will boost your energy level and make you lead a healthy lifestyle along with being active throughout the day.

ORGANIC RAW CACAO POWDER + ORGANIC COCONUT NECTAR – If you’re a die hard fan of chocolates than this sweet hack is for you. Use a spoon full of 100% organic raw cacao powder and a teaspoon of organic coconut nectar to make your morning drink. Add them to a warm cup of water, stir it and get your energy drink ready in a minute.

An added bonus: A tablespoon of cacao powder will add 2 grams of fiber and essential antioxidants to your coffee. On the other hand, coconut nectar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI), which has benefits for weight control and improving glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). However, it is always advisable to diabetic patient to consume and choose natural sweetener with caution. Though Organic coconut nectar has low level of Glycemic Index yet it is a form of sugar. Hence it also advisable to be moderate when using the product and do not over indulge.

ORGANIC RAW DRINKING CHOCOLATE – Another sweet hack for all those who are fond of eating chocolates is to use organic raw drinking chocolate instead of other drinks you like to have with the morning meal. Add two or three spoonful into a mug, add warm water and enjoy! This is as much a sweet treat as it is a functional energy food and nutritional boost that you can indulge anytime and still feel great. It is a perfect alternative to the morning cup of coffee, as it wakes you up without the jitters. It is also a great mid-afternoon pick-me-up drink or pre-workout energy drink.

COCONUT MILK + UNSWEETENED VANILLA + RAW CACAO POWDER – Firstly, coconut milk is a non-dairy milk. This non-dairy milk provides a touch of coconut flavor to your morning cup of energy drink. Mix in it a little vanilla extract and organic raw cacao powder to make a healthy replacement for your morning coffee, without all the sugar or additives. Great in taste. It can also be blended into smoothies, soups or salad dressings.

Sugar hijacks the brain and it is some or the other way harmful for your health. Caffeine is addictive and one should avoid taking it. Hence, instead of causing damage to health, why not go for healthier alternatives to caffeine and sugar such as those mentioned above. Our natural sweetener for diabetics and organic raw cacao powder are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, cold-processed and have low Glycemic Index. Check out our recipes page here, and you are sure to find more healthy morning drinks if you are diabetic or just looking for some inspiration.

Gluten Free Dishes To Master Your Hand At To Live A Healthy Life

Gluten Free Dishes To Master Your Hand At To Live A Healthy Life

Planning to consume gluten free dishes, then you need to start somewhere. Whether you’ve been cooking and baking gluten free since quite long back, or you’re brand new to the gluten free diet, you will have to adopt a can-do attitude. Whether it’s delicious vegan recipes you’re after, or you’re looking for gluten or dairy-free dishes, you’ll find plenty of ingredients at Diet Angel. Below are mentioned recipes of gluten free Malaysian dishes that you should master your art at.

Gluten Free Dishes To Master Your Hand At To Live A Healthy Life

  1. Simple Maca Fruit Salad – This Maca Fruit Salad recipe is easy to make. Maca gives it a nice extra flavor and gives you an extra energy boost. Ingredients: organic raw maca powder, apple, banana, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, organic coconut nectar. Mix the organic coconut nectar and organic raw maca powder in a blender. Pour over sliced fruit. Serve chilled. Add other fruits that are in season in your area and use organically grown produce whenever possible.
  2. Blueberry Chia Jam Bars – For a nourishing treat that is perfect for breakfast or dessert, Blueberry Chia Jam Bars can be your ideal choice. They are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, iron, calcium and healthy fats. Ingredients used: organic coconut nectar, gluten free oats, chia seeds, dates, water, vanilla, blueberries, and organic raw drinking chocolate.
  • How To Make: Add gluten free oats to your food processor and blend until ground into a flour-like consistency. Add dates, water, vanilla and salt. Blend until well combined. Add in the chia seeds. Transfer oat layer to loaf pan and press down into an even layer. Combine blueberries, organic coconut nectar, and chia seeds in the food processor. Blend until well combined. Pour organic raw drinking chocolate over top the oat layer and spread out evenly with a spoon. This layer is very thin. Let the chia jam mixture settle and then again pour the raw drinking chocolate and spread out evenly. Freeze it and serve it later.
  1. Paleo Chocolate Mousse – Smooth and creamy Paleo chocolate mousse, made with organic raw drinking chocolate, riped avocado, coconut nectar, organic raw cacao powder, honey and vanilla. Just blend it and let it set! This Paleo chocolate mousse is made with just a few simple ingredients. It is also dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, gluten-free and grain-free. Divide the mousse evenly among 4 small containers. Cover each container and chill for at least 3 hours or until set. Serve chilled.

Berry and Peach Parfait – This dessert is particularly for people with dietary restrictions due to kidney disease. This berry and peach parfait is so light, visually appealing and downright scrumptious, it makes an impeccable end to any dinner. Ingredients required: frozen raspberries, frozen peaches, frozen blueberries, organic raw drinking chocolate. Mix them all in such a way that it gets divided in equal parts. Top each glass with several quartered strawberries and mint leaves for garnish. Before you serve let it chill for sometime!!

Change your life and lifestyle with gluten free dishes as they are certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, cold-processed and have low Glycemic Index, which is easily available in selected health food stores, supermarkets and in online stores in Malaysia.

Make Your Smoothies Taste Better by Adding These Organic Foods

Make Your Smoothies Taste Better by Adding These Organic Foods

With each passing day, people in Malaysia and other parts of the world are reforming their lifestyle. They are opting for organic foods. Incorporating organic food in a healthy diet is an effectual choice for personal and planetary health. Smoothies made out of organic food are the perfect way to get tons of antioxidants and nutrients in one meal, and also save our planet. All you have to do is to put in your favorite organic foods into the blender and voila! If you want your smoothies to taste delicious, there are some superfoods that can actually improve the taste of your smoothie while providing you with even more health benefits! Check out the ingredients below which can be used to make your smoothies extra delicious.

Make Your Smoothies Taste Better by Adding These Organic Foods

ORGANIC CACAO POWDER – Organic raw cacao powder is the perfect way to incorporate chocolate into your smoothie without the added sugars, since this all-natural superfood comes straight from the cacao bean. Its benefits are that it can reduce stress and lower cardiovascular disease. It also contains more antioxidants than blueberries, black and green teas, and red wine. Though organic raw cacao powder isn’t necessarily sweet, yet it gives your smoothie an irresistible chocolatey, nutty flavor. This addition enhances the taste and helps promote a positive outlook and elevate your mood. Simply add 1-2 teaspoons and it’s all win-win situation!

MINT LEAVES – Mint is considered the best organic food that promotes healthy digestion and works as a great treatment for both nausea and headaches. Just like raw cacao powder, it stimulates the brain, helps in reducing anxiety and depression, or even just morning sluggishness. A few fresh mint leaves when mixed in green smoothies gives it a scrumptious taste. Plus, mint and cacao together add a combination of flavor that might make you think whether you’re eating ice cream instead of a smoothie?

ORGANIC COCONUT NECTAR – Organic coconut nectar works great when blended into regular smoothies or a spoon full of nectar is stirred in the glass to give it a sweet taste. Coconut palm nectar has a nutritional content far richer than all other commercially available sweeteners. Though Organic coconut nectar has the low level of Glycemic Index yet it is a form of sugar. Hence, it also advisable to be moderate when using the product and do not over indulge.

ORGANIC MACA ROOT POWDER – There are many people who do not like the taste of most green smoothies, so if you’re among such people, you can add 1 teaspoon of maca powder to your green smoothie to enhance the taste. Plus, maca can be used as a smoothie base or as an enhancer for another type of smoothie! Maca is extremely high in antioxidants and makes a great addition to morning smoothies as it is known to increase energy levels – so no more dozing off before work. It is higher in certain compounds that support the body in antioxidant and anti-tumoral activity.

It’s not mandatory that smoothies should always taste grassy to be healthy. By adding one or more of the ingredients above, you can enhance the taste of your smoothies while still getting all of the benefits of organic foods, minus the sugar. Check out this link http://www.dietangel.com.my/where-to-get/ to find where you can buy our organic foods.  (Note: Do check with the individual store as some outlets do not carry the entire full range of our products.)

Raw food dessert recipes

Superfoods to have in Breakfast for the Perfect Start of the Day

Superfoods are a catalyst for healthy lifestyle, overall well-being and they are full of nutrients. They not only optimize your immune system but also they have body-healing compounds which reduce inflammation and kill off the harmful bacteria. People who on regular basis consume superfoods and keep on trying new raw food recipes are healthier and thinner. What could be better than that?

Raw food dessert recipes

Breakfast is the best time to have a diet full of nutrients. That means enjoying wholesome foods and cutting out artificial flavors, added sugars and preservatives from your diet. It is highly recommended that the first meal of the day should always fill your bowl with nutritious foods. People who have healthy breakfast are more likely to make healthy food choices throughout the day, and are able to focus better at work and have better weight control.

Check Out The Raw Food Dessert Recipes of Which Superfoods are the Main Ingredients

Green Superfood Detox Smoothie – Do you feel tired or bloated on every Monday? This Green Superfood Detox Smoothie can help you detoxify your body and help you get back on healthy track. It is packed with essential vitamins and minerals to strengthen your immune system, break free from constant sugar cravings and start each day full of energy.

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Bananas
  • Orange and Grapefruit
  • Organic Raw Maca Powder
  • Organic Coconut Nectar
  • Spinach

Instructions

Add water, banana, orange, grapefruit, organic raw maca and organic coconut nectar in a blender. Keep on blending till it is smooth. Add spinach and blend it again. Pour it in the glass and have it.

  1. Raw Chocolate Nut Energy Bites – As the name suggests, the energy bites are full of energy and are healthy enough to have for breakfast with your morning coffee or tea! This recipe makes for a healthy and fuss-free option if you’re the one who after a meal or midday need a little sweet tooth fix as a treat.

Ingredients

  • Cashew Cacao Cluster
  • Dates
  • Organic Raw Cacao Butter
  • Organic Raw Cacao Powder
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions – In the food processor, put all the ingredients and blend for a few minutes. Continue to blend till it turns into a sticky dough that hold together when forming into a ball. Roll the mixture  between your hands into little balls. You can either leave them as they are or coat them with things like crushed nuts, coconut, organic raw cacao powder, or cinnamon. Place them in refrigerator and allow them to chill for an hour or so.

  1. Raw Superfood Cookies and Drinking Chocolate – For all those who lead a hectic life, this is the perfect fusion for a healthy and nutritional breakfast. Packed with superfoods and protein, these no bake cookies are healthy enough for you to have for breakfast accompanied with raw drinking chocolate.

Ingredients

  • Dates
  • Raw Almonds
  • Gluten-Free Oats
  • Shredded Coconuts
  • Raw Maca Powder
  • Chia Seeds

Instructions – Add the ingredients except the water in a food processor and process until a clumpy, crumbly mixture forms. After it has become crumbly, add water. You will observe that the mixture has started sticking together. When the dough is formed into one large clump, remove it from the food processor. Roll it into balls and flatten with a fork. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Later place the cookies in a tray and refrigerate until hard.

Organic Raw Drinking Chocolate is a perfect alternative to your morning cup of coffee. All you have to do is put two or three spoonful of it into a mug, add warm water and enjoy!

If you are looking to kickstart your day with something sweet than Raw Chocolate Nut Energy Bites, Raw Superfood Cookies and Drinking Chocolate are the best options to go with. If you’re looking for a healthy smoothie to start your morning routine, then go for Green Superfood Detox Smoothie. The raw food dessert recipes and how to make superfood detox smoothie have been discussed in detail above. All these dishes are packed with antioxidant-rich, filling foods. Try once and you will love it forever!!

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Celebrate Aidilfitri with Diet Angel

Article courtesy of Davina Goh

During this festive time of Aidilfitri, it is easy to indulge oneself in the gastronomic wonders that Open Houses bring. As much as it is important to have a good time and not disappoint your hosts, it is equally important to approach any feast in a way that does not compromise on your health and good spirits. Here are some tips on how to eat healthy this Aidilfitri:

  1. Avoid heavy meals.

If you are emerging from fasting month, your body needs time to re-adjust to regular eating habits. Instead of having 2-3 huge meals that will shock your system, break it down into 4-5 smaller meals, to give your stomach the chance to digest the food better.

 

  1. Eat more fruits and vegetables

Keep meat intake to a minimum (especially red meats) to prevent digestion problems and to keep cancer, diabetes, liver and heart disease at bay. Plenty of vegetables and fruits are recommended, as their high water and fibre content could keep you from over-eating.

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  1. Choose Low-GI sweeteners

The Glycaemic Index (GI) measures how fast the body breaks a food down into glucose. The lower the measurement, the slower the breakdown and the more gradual rise in blood sugar levels. A low GI sweetener, like Big Tree Farm’s Organic Coconut Sugar, could replace normal sugar in drinks such as cordials and tea and coffee, and could help you avoid a ‘sugar crash’ that contributes to that notorious food-induced coma.

 

  1. Chew!

There are multiple benefits in chewing your food for longer periods. An increased exposure to the enzymes in your saliva allows for easier digestion after swallowing, it maximizes the intake of nutrients, and gives your brain time to realize when you are actually full, which usually takes 15-20 minutes. There’s no rule to how many times you should chew, but 30-40 times is a safe range to reap the rewards.

 

  1. A sweet ending with Dark Chocolate

When it comes to desserts, reaching for some dark chocolate might be a good idea. Research has shown that dark chocolate gives you a feeling of fullness better than milk chocolate does. At the same time, eating dark chocolate reduces cravings for other sweet desserts, as well as salty and fatty foods, which could save you from going back for seconds. Big Tree Farms’ Wonder Chocolate is a great option to have at the dessert table with its pretty packaging and modest size.

 

The Latest & New Gluten-Free Dishes to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle

The Latest & New Gluten-Free Dishes to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle

In the recent past, gluten-free products and the dishes made thereof have been gaining popularity. Many grocery stores nowadays have a specific section which features gluten-free products.

But, what is gluten? Gluten is a general name for the protein found in wheat rye, barley and triticale – a cross between wheat and rye. Gluten can also be found in many types of foods. However, for people with celiac disease, gluten peptides disrupt the lining of the small intestines, causing inflammation and abdominal pain.

The Latest & New Gluten-Free Dishes to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle

The only treatment for celiac disease is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet.

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. A gluten-free diet is for people who cannot tolerate gluten protein. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications. People with non-celiac gluten sensitivity may also benefit from a gluten-free diet.

Below are enlisted gluten-free Malaysian dishes for those who prefer greater guidance in the kitchen. Try out some of these delectable dishes to make great use of our favorite source of the sharp tastes of quality cacao.

  1. BLUEBERRY CHIA JAM BARS RECIPE (GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN) – For a nourishing treat that is perfect for breakfast or dessert, Blueberry Chia Jam Bars can be your ideal choice. They are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, iron, calcium and healthy fats. They contain less sugar than other dessert bar recipes out there and are suitable for both gluten-free and vegan diets.

Total Time – 30 minutes

Yield – 16 mini bars

Ingredients For Base

  • Raw Almonds
  • Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
  • Chia Seeds
  • Organic Coconut Palm Nectar
  • Vanilla or Almond Extract

Ingredients For Blueberry Layer

  • Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
  • Chia Seeds
  • Organic Coconut Palm Nectar

Topping

  • Raw Cacao Powder
  • Organic Coconut Palm Nectar
  • Coconut Oil

 INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put unbleached parchment paper in the loaf pan. Place the base ingredients in your food processor and pulse until combined. With the help of a spatula, press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan.
  • In a food processor or blender, puree the blueberries. Add the chia seeds and mix until combined. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes, or until it thickens. Once the mixture is thick, spread it evenly over the base layer.
  • In a small bowl, mix the topping ingredients and pour the mixture over the blueberry chia jam layer, making sure to spread it out evenly.
  • Freeze the bars until firm.
  1. MATCHA GREEN TEA PANCAKES RECIPE (GLUTEN-FREE) – Many of us are fond of eating pancakes especially during the breakfast. These pancakes are made using matcha green tea powder – the powerhouse of antioxidants. The matcha green tea also lowers the harmful cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels. It is time to enjoy gluten-free matcha green tea pancakes.

Total Time – 15 minutes

Yield – 9-10 pancakes

Ingredients For Pancake Batter

  • Almond Milk
  • Brown Rice Flour
  • Egg
  • Organic Coconut Palm Nectar
  • Coconut Oil, Melted
  • Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Hemp Protein Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Organic Raw Cacao Butter

Topping

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Raw Walnuts
  • Raw Almonds
  • Banana Chips
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Golden Raisins
  • Organic Raw Drinking Chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

Mix together all of the topping ingredients

  • In another bowl, add the egg, milk, sugar and coconut oil. Mix them until combined. Add the brown rice flour, matcha green tea powder, hemp powder and baking powder. Keep on mixing till you obtain a homogeneous mixture.
  • Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium flame. To make the pancake, ladle about some of the batter onto the skillet. Remember to put enough batter so that you end up making 1 or 2 more pancakes at a time. Do take care they are evenly spread and have space.
  • Keeping on cooking until you see bubbles on the surface and the sides turning golden brown. Use a spatula to flip the pancake and cook 1-2 minutes more on the other side. Later transfer them to a platter and cover loosely with a foil wrap.
  • To assemble the pancakes, place them on a serving plate and add a drop of yogurt to each pancake along with 1-2 tablespoons of the nut mixture. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of the Organic Raw Drinking Chocolate.

Dieters follow the gluten-free diet to maintain health, not just to keep up with the latest trend. Serious medical conditions require strict adherence to a gluten-free diet. For the majority of people on the diet, food is medicine, and a sincere attempt to educate themselves to safely accommodate their needs and concerns is greatly appreciated. Fully accommodating gluten-free Malaysian dishes, whether in a restaurant or at home, is a gift with a positive impact that you may not completely understand unless you or a loved one follows gluten-free diet.

How To Use Cacao Powder in Everyday Foods

How To Use Cacao Powder in Everyday Foods

Cacao powder is very much different from the cocoa powder which can often be spotted on supermarket shelves. Cacao is the raw, pure form of chocolate. It is derived from the fruit of the cacao tree, cacao is minimally processed. On the other hand, cocoa powder contains cacao that has been heated and processed to create a smoother chocolatey flavor. Hence, eating cacao powder in one way or the other is a great way to boost your intake of beneficial nutrients.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CACAO POWDER

Now that modern science has exposed the beneficial chemicals within cacao, it is easy to see why more and more people are looking for cacao chocolate recipes online. Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds. Among the most beneficial of these compounds are antioxidants. Antioxidants are a class of molecules that sweep through your cells, mopping up damage created by free radicals. Getting enough antioxidants may reduce your risk of certain forms of cancer or age-related eye diseases. Raw cacao is also said to contain compounds which help in lowering the stress level and also enhance the mood.

How To Use Cacao Powder in Everyday Foods
WAYS TO USE CACAO POWDER IN EVERYDAY FOODS

Given the health benefits of cacao powder, there is no harm in eating this form of chocolate every day. Many people have the habit of eating milk chocolate, which contains much more sugar and other dairy products. So, eating raw cacao powder can be an adjustment at first. Although Cacao powder tastes slightly bitter yet many people love its rich flavor.

When using cacao powder, be aware that a little goes a long way. Just a one or two teaspoons of cacao powder is full of antioxidants, flavonoids, and other beneficial compounds. Try using cacao powder in these everyday foods to harness its beneficial properties.

  1. ADD CACAO POWDER TO A SMOOTHIE

Smoothies are a natural pairing for high-quality cacao powder. The sweetness of the smoothie masks the somewhat bitter flavor of the cacao, making this a great introduction to cacao powder. To make a cacao smoothie, blend your favorite fruits (strawberries, bananas, or blueberries work well) with Greek yogurt and a bit of ice. Add 1 tablespoon of cacao powder for a rich, chocolatey burst of flavor.

  1. SPRINKLE CACAO POWDER OVER FRESH FRUIT

The intense taste of cacao powder pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of fruits. This makes the perfect healthy dessert for people trying to watch their calories. Simply slice your favorite fruit and sprinkle it with a dusting of cacao powder for an antioxidant-rich treat. Pineapple, raspberries, and bananas are the perfect pairing for cacao powder.

  1. MAKE RICH CACAO BROWNIES

The brownies box you purchase from the shelves of the supermarket has nothing on this natural cacao powder version. Now all you need to do is simply add raw cacao powder in your favorite brownie recipe. You may also be required to adjust the sugar or add a sugar alternative to counter the intensity of the chocolatey cacao powder. These rich cacao brownies are the ideal treat for chocoholics.

  1. INTENSELY CHOCOLATEY HOME MADE TRUFFLES

Truffles are one of the most decadent desserts around, but they often contain heavy whipping cream and may be too fussy to make every day. Not so with a simple dairy-free recipe that calls for shredded coconut, raw honey, coconut milk, almond butter, and raw cacao powder. These truffles come together in minutes and boast a rich, unique chocolate flavor. Rolling them in a dusting of raw cacao powder provides an amazing finishing touch.

The Raw Cacao powder is a must-have ingredient for chocolate lovers and in all the cacao chocolate recipes you see online, and later, try them practically. All the products supplied by Diet Angel are certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, cold-processed and have low Glycemic Index.

Can't Resist – Check Out The 4 Fixes To Fight Cravings

Can’t Resist – Check Out The 4 Fixes To Fight Cravings

Most of us crave for chocolates once or twice in a day. For decades, cravings were thought to be tied to nutritional deficiencies. For example, there are people who consume dark chocolates on a regular basis in their diet think that they might lack in magnesium. But this is not so. The fact is that there are certain foods (especially those loaded with fat, sugar, and salt) which lead to the activation of brain reward pathways that eventually overrides signals of satiety and hunger.

Can't Resist – Check Out The 4 Fixes To Fight Cravings

If good quality and healthy ingredients matter to you, then Diet Angels’ products are not only good but are great, premium, organic, raw and whole foods to satisfy the hunger cravings. They are certified organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. They’re truly wonderful and truly great in taste!! So, check out these 4 fixes to combat cravings.

FILL UP FIRST ON WHOLE FOODS – The best way to reboot happy brain chemistry is to be sure you’re giving it the right building blocks, and that’s real whole foods. Fill your plate first with whole foods, such as whole grains, plenty of fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins. You can also have organic raw cacao sweet nibs which are mildly sweetened with low glycemic coconut palm nectar. To satisfy the crave for sweet dishes, you can include organic cold processed dark chocolates in your diet which are full of healthy nutrients. Instead of reaching for that bag of potato chips or cookies, you can treat your taste buds with sweeter, richer and more appetizing organic raw cashew cacao cluster.

START THE DAY WITH A BRISK WALK – Exercise is one of the vital secrets behind changing your response to tempting food. People who start their day by walking briskly for 45 minutes in the morning had a much milder brain response to food images compared to those who never exercise or exercise as per their convenience. People who follow exercise routine burn more calories, which is a plus point for weight control.

TAKE AT LEAST 8 HOURS OF SLEEP – People who sleep for less than 8 hours in a night have higher levels of body fat than those who were well rested. Getting too little sleep seems to interfere with the body’s hormones that regulate hunger and satiety – ghrelin and leptin. Hence, it’s very much vital to take at least 8 hours of quality sleep on most nights to minimize sleep-deprivation-driven cravings.

INTERRUPT THE CRAVE CYCLE – The best way to break a craving cycle is to replace it with a fresh new alternative routine that works. Commit to your new routine for 30 days before you decide if it’s working; because by then you would have become habitual of the same and it will seem to you downright easy.

The more you can interrupt your craving pattern and reprogram your mind and body with a new pattern, such as including organic raw dark chocolates in your diet, starting the day with a brisk walk of 30 to 45 minutes, taking a sound sleep of 8 hours daily in the night, or making yourself busy with some other work when craving peaks. These will surely lead you onto the path of success in controlling the hunger pangs.

Raw Cacao – Superfood for Active People, Heart Health & More

Raw Cacao – Superfood for Active People, Heart Health & More

Cacao is considered as one of the most nutritionally complex foods on earth. Cacao also means “Food of the Gods.” It has been named so as it offers a myriad of health benefits. Raw cacao is also considered the great superfood as it contains higher quantities of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other health-boosting, anti-aging, disease-fighting goodies.

CACAO vs. COCOA

Raw cacao powder is minimally processed via cold-pressing method; much of the enzymes, vitamins, and nutrients remain intact. On the other hand, cocoa powder is heated and processed, hence it does not retain as many nutrients as the raw cacao has. So, raw cacao is nutritionally superior than cocoa.

Raw Cacao – Superfood for Active People, Heart Health & More

NUTRIENTS PRESENT IN CACAO AND THE ROLE PLAYED

ANTIOXIDANTS – Raw cacao has an oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) score of 95,500 per 100 grams, which makes it one of the best sources of antioxidants. Daily workout increases the formation of free radicals, so a diet rich in antioxidants is vital for physically active people. Moreover, foods that are rich in antioxidants offer protection against many different diseases.

MAGNESIUM – Cacao is also one of the best known sources of magnesium which is very important for athletes and heart health. Magnesium improves blood flow and plays a key role in the metabolism of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which further plays an important role in aerobic and anaerobic functions.

If the magnesium level is low it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke and is the underlying cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. The following symptoms can be an indicator of low magnesium levels: muscle cramping, migraines or headaches, restless leg syndrome, twitching, heart disease, and anxiety. Cacao is also rich in other important nutrients for athletes including potassium, iron and more. Cacao offers a long list of health benefits including reducing heart attack and stroke, lowering blood pressure, boosting mood and brain function, lowering stress, relaxing muscles, boosting our skin’s internal SPF, and much more.

BOOSTS BLOOD FLOW TO HEART & BRAIN – Raw cacao is also beneficial for people who have heart disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. It improves the blood flow to all organs in the body. Not only this but it also improves the cognitive ability of the brain. Raw cacao has protective effects on endothelial function, which is important for heart health. So, having a couple of tablespoons of raw cacao daily is actually very good for you, and could even help to prevent heart attack and stroke.

In addition, cacao contains a compound called theobromine, which has powerful mood-enhancing qualities.

Cacao superfood followed by vegan diet and consumption of organic products can help you maintain heart heath, improve cognitive ability, and boost your immunity & health. You can find raw cacao powder and other raw cacao products at health food stores or online. So, get your raw cacao superfood packet today and start your journey to a healthy life.

How To Lose Weight With Gluten Free Products

How To Lose Weight With Gluten Free Products

Gluten free diet is highly recommended to those who have celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy. Gluten is basically a protein found in the endosperm of wheat, rye, and barley. Though all of these products can lead to bloating, diarrhea and gastrointestinal pain yet celiac disease is the more severe condition.

How To Lose Weight With Gluten Free Products

The way to lose weight on a gluten-free diet is similar to any diet, except you need to be aware of what you are eating. All the gluten free products such as organic raw cacao powder, organic raw cacao cashew cluster, organic raw cacao sweet nibs, organic raw cacao butter, organic raw drinking chocolate, organic cold processed chocolates are easily available online in Malaysia.

Below is enlisted the step-by-step process on how to lose weight on a gluten-free diet

STEP 1: STOCK UP GLUTEN FREE FOODS – Stock up on foods that are gluten-free, high in nutrients, low in fat and have a low level of Glycemic Index. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, organic raw cacao power, lean beef, chicken breasts, fish, beans and raw drinking chocolate are examples. Purchase gluten-free grains as well such as brown rice, buckwheat, basmati rice, amaranth, and quinoa.

STEP 2: REDUCE INTAKE OF CALORIES – Reduce your total intake of calories to lose weight. Track your intake of calories for one day with the help of online resources. Subtract 500 calories from this number to promote 1 pound of weight loss every week. For example, if your current daily intake is 4,800 calories, your new intake will be 3,800 calories.

STEP 3: DO NOT SKIP THE BREAKFAST – As soon as you get up, get freshen up and have your breakfast which will help you lift your metabolism and increase your level of energy. Prepare something that is nutrient-rice and gluten-free and has low glycemic index. Organic raw drinking chocolate and a shake containing organic raw cacao powder is a perfect choice to start your morning.

STEP 4: DO NOT SKIP THE USUAL MEALS – To keep your metabolism level high and appetite suppressed, continue to eat meals after every two to three hours. However, maintain balance in each meal with carbs and protein and use gluten-free ingredients. A salad with a chicken breast, chopped vegetables, and a pear is a balanced meal.

STEP 5: BE MINDFUL – If you are planning to go out with friends, keep a check over what you are ordering and what you are eating. Ask to have your food prepared without excess oil. Choose baked, broiled and steamed whenever possible and avoid anything that is breaded or fried.

STEP 6: EXERCISE IS MUST – To burn the calories and reduce the weight, continue doing cardiovascular exercise. Choose a type of cardio that you enjoy, like fast-paced walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical training or in-line skating. Daily make it a habit of doing exercise for 45 to 60 minutes on three alternate days of your weight training.

STEP 7: WEIGHT ROOM BUILDING MUSCLE – Spend three days a week in the weight room building muscle. Do full body exercises like bench presses, shoulder presses, back extensions, triceps dips, curls, and squats. Aim for 10 to 12 repetitions and do three or four sets. Take 60 seconds of rest breaks to keep your heart rate elevated.

Change your life and lifestyle with gluten free products as they are certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, cold-processed and have low Glycemic Index, which are easily available in selected health food stores, supermarkets and online in Malaysia.