Superfood Discovery From Patagonia

The History and Legends of the Maqui Berry

Maqui berry is a deeply purpled berry from the Patagonia region. It is a sacred plant to the Mapuche Indians, the indigenous inhabitants of Central and Southern Chile.

The Mapuche Indians is the only unconquered Native American Indians in the entire America continent. They have resisted the Inca and Spaniards’ attempt to conquer them. The warriors’ legendary strength and stamina are largely contributed by drinking a fermented maqui drinks several times daily.

Maqui is revered as a symbol of health, strength, and believed to have profound and mystical healing powers by the Mapuche Indians. Besides increasing warmth during the winter month and increase strength and stamina, maqui berries has been traditionally used by the Mapuche Indian for a variety of ailments such as sore throat, diarrhea, ulcers, hemorrhoids, birth delivery, fever, tumors and other ailments. The maqui leaves have been used to treat diabetes, exhibit anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial effects.

Health Benefits of Maqui – Click the image

  • Highest Antioxidant value of any known Fruit
  • Contains high level of polyphenols and anthocyanins
  • Support Healthy Aging
  • Protect cells from oxidative stress
  • Neutralizes Free Radicals
  • Support Healthy Inflammatory Function
  • Support Healthy Immune System
  • Support Cardiovascular health
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium
  • Organic & Naturally Pure

Sustain the Earth & Plants

Organic certification projects are helping to prevent further deforestation and industrialization in native forests of the Mapuche Indians. Maqui berries are hand harvested by the native Mapuche families using environmentally friendly agro-forestry methods and plant sustaining practices.

Sustain the Mapuche Indians

A portion of proceeds is returned to the Mapuche Indians through products and services for healthcare and education for the Mapuche children. Assisting in bilingual education, software, supplies and technology to aid in the future of their children and helping to preserve their lifestyle by implementing a program to aid in the preservation of their natural forests.


Tea – Secrets of The Orient

Green Tea
Tea Plantation

Oriental and Indian cultures have known about the benefits of tea for thousands of years. The rest of the world is slowing catching up and being educated on the immense variety of healthy teas available.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Ikhlasul Amal

The color of tea is usually dependent on the amount of post-harvesting processing.

White Teas – are the least processed and are not fermented. White tea is gaining in popularity as its significant health benefits become more widely recognized. White tea, as recent research has demonstrated, has the highest cancer fighting antioxidant polyphenols and has significantly lower caffeine content than black tea or green tea.

White tea can be considered a specialty tea due to its higher price, with some connoisseur blends of hand-picked limited-harvest white tea, grown in China, costing hundreds of dollars a pound.

Care needs to be taken when brewing white tea. Its delicate nature dictates for the best results, purified water at below boiling point should be used. Water which is too hot can result in a bitter tea, something you certainly want to avoid when you have paid for an expensive tea. White tea can be steeped for up to ten minutes, depending on your individual preference.

Green Teas – produced in China, Japan and Taiwan, are not fermented, low in caffeine and are well-known for health benefits, like boosting your immune system, reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Like white tea, green tea contains antioxidants, flavonoids, catechins vitamins C and E, and natural fluoride which protects against tooth decay.

For best results, green tea should be brewed with purified water, which is below boiling point. To avoid bitterness, do not infuse for longer than 1-2 minutes for fine leaf varieties, or 2-3 minutes for larger leaf varieties.

Black teas – are fully fermented teas and are the most commonly consumed. Hundreds of named varieties are available. Black tea is produced in large quantities in China, India, Sri Lanka, with smaller amounts coming from Australia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal and New Guinea. Specialty black teas are vastly different to the average tea bag, each having its own distinct color and taste.
Black teas also provide health benefits similar to green tea.

Oolong tea – combines the best qualities of both green and black teas. Semi-fermented, producing a refreshing, fragrant result. Adding milk is not recommended.

Wu-Yi Tea is a special Oolong tea well known for its weight loss properties.The raw leaves are sun-wilted and then bruised, which exposes their juices to the air, this causes the leaves to oxidize and start to turn brown like a cut fruit. They are only partially oxidized, giving them a rich, floral flavor. The tea is then fully dried which locks in the rich flavors that oolong tea is known to offer. The unique drying process that takes place in the creation of a tea that has many metabolic stimulating attributes. Find out more about Wu-Yi Tea HERE.

Jasmine tea – a non-fermented Chinese tea well known for its affinity with Asian food. Do not add milk.

Specialty flavored teas – a huge range of tea varieties blended with natural ingredients to add flavor. Additional ingredients can include:-
Spices – like anise, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, fennel and black peppercorns.
Fruits – like apricot, cherry, apple, orange, blackcurrant, strawberry, lemon, lime, lychee, mango, raspberry and passionfruit.
Flowers – like hibiscus, lavender, rose, cornflower, calendula, and jasmine.
Nuts – like almond.
Other exotic ingredients like ginger, chocolate, mint, caramel, coconut, vanilla beans, bergamot and ginseng.
Specialty teas are consumed without milk.

Herbal teas – also known as herbal infusions – do not usually contain white, green or black teas, they consist of a variety of blends of herbs, spices and fruits chosen for particular health benefits. Herbal teas are usually named after the benefit they are promoting, e.g., “Recovery” blend for hangovers.

Ayurvedic teas – similar to herbal teas, but, based on ancient Indian healing principles, Ayurvedic teas aim to improve your life and extend your longevity.

Teas are a low calorie beverage choice (especially when no milk, sugar or honey is used), adding to your daily intake of water. Teas should be purchased as loose leaf teas, never teabags. Lemon juice can be added as a taste preference. Most teas can also be iced for a summer treat.

Find more about tea here.


Wu-Yi Tea Weight Loss System – As Seen on CNN, NBC, Today Show & more


How your tea is produced is too important a matter for you to take for granted. It is the core of the whole question of what you get for your money. And there is a vital difference in the harvesting processes of different Wu-Yi tea.

What you really get for your money is determined by where a tea is grown and how it is harvested. Don’t forget that.

Our tea is sourced from Mt. Wu Yi Shan: the most fertile and mineral-rich land you’ll find anywhere in China. The experienced tea director visits the mountain on an annual basis in order to select the yield of the highest standard. The goodness of Wu-Yi is due largely to the rigorous quality test he conducts on them before harvesting.

And yet the reason why we are widely known as the supreme supplier of Wu-Yi tea is as a result of the purity gained throughout the production process.

Purity is not as conspicuous as some qualities in Wu-Yi tea, yet it is very expensive. That is why it is rare. Our Wu-Yi tea is produced, without regard to expense, according to four centuries of continual testing of this unique harvesting method…

Step 1
The production of delicious Wu-Yi tea is conducted by trained craftsmen who respect a time-honoured tradition which is always carefully followed. They are picked in units consisting of one bud and three leaves, generally early in the morning. Immediately upon plucking, the leaves are exposed to the sun to dry and age in direct mountain-side sun light for a determined period of time, depending on the season.

Step 2
Once the leaves are dry, they are gently shaken into bamboo baskets to lightly tenderize the outer edges (this is the secret to our distinct, robust flavor). Then the leaves are spread out on hand-woven Chinese drying mats, where they are left to cure for up to 72 hours.
Note: Some companies try to cut this timely method out of the production method by fire-drying their leaves. We take the exact opposite approach, because we know the extra time we take in producing our premium Wu-Yi tea is a small price to pay for our worldwide reputation as the purest supplier of Wu-Yi tea.

Step 3
Following this, the leaves are moved indoors to promote fermentation. The most critical part in the production process is when to stop fermentation. The tea director has over 37 years of experience, and knows exactly when to halt the fermenting process to ensure the most potent and palatable Wu-Yi tea available.

Step 4
The leaves are then hand-rubbed to break them at the molecular level. Not only does this generate a tasteful aroma and flavor, it helps to release the fat-burning catechins and enzymes so your body is able to absorb them more quickly and easily. (another critical step that is often neglected at many other tea plants, which significantly hinders the weight loss effects). Now, the tea particles are then sorted through and another quality check is performed by our tea director, where only a certain percentage of the harvest leaves are included in our premium weight loss formula.

That’s why our Wu-Yi Tea is known all over the world as the most supreme, potent and pure weight loss system available.

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Foods of 5 Different Colors Every Day – How to Get Enough In Your Diet.

Boy, that’s a lot of food to think about. The more colors you eat daily, the more you will benefit from a healthy variety of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and phytonutrients that Mother Nature has to offer. Phytonutrients are naturally occurring pigments that make food colourful…and they are extremely healthy for you!

So what are the five color groups?

Blue/Purple

Green

White

Yellow/Orange

Red



How do you achieve it? Researching on the internet to find out about the veges in each of the color groups? Planning your food purchases very carefully? Then figuring out menus which incorporate a combination of each color?

Or do you find it’s all “Too Hard” and give up? Well you tried…

I have good news for you, there IS an easier way. Get it HERE

Now you can consume the wholesome raw food goodness of almost 100 fruits, vegetables and herbs in one delicious drink. Oriyen Bio N-Zymes naturally predigested and immediately bio-available for your body.

The Ingredients are:

Oyster Mushroom, Golden Mushroom (Enokitake), Golden Oyster Mushroom, Shiitake Mushroom, King
Creative Commons License photo credit: NaturalSuperfoods Oyster Mushroom, Beech Mushroom (Pears 4Shimeji), Monkeyhead Mushroom, Agaricus Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Red Dates, Black Dates, Licorice, Nori Seaweed, Cinnamon, Korea Ginseng Root, Chinese Asparagus Root, Chinese Plantain, Wild Yam, Dates, Melon, Apple, Strawberry, Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Pear, Pineapple, Papaya, Longan, Lychee, Mango, cantaloupe, Watermelon, Tomato, Umeko Plum, Mulbery, Plum, Avocado, Kiwi, Coconut, Guava, Sugarcane, Fig, Passion Fruit, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Winter Melon, Zuchini, Eggplant, Cabbage, Spinach, Chinese White Cabbage, Water Spinach, Celery, Chinese Mustard, Bean Sprout, Cauliflower, Alfalfa Germ, Canola, Sweet Potato, Potato, Carrot, Black Fungus, Lettuce, Green Bean Sprout, Red Bean Sprout, Black Bean Sprout, Yellow Bean Sprout, Balsam Pear, Ginger, Radish, Bok Choy, Ceylon, Spinach, Green Chili, Great Burdock, Asparagus, Aloe Vera, Peanut Sprout, Amaranth, Pea Sprouts, Beetroot, Corn, Konbu Seaweed, Laver Seaweed, Water.

The product is produced in an ultra-hygenic facility, fermented over 8 months with healthful microorganisms, using advanced Japanese technology.

· 100% Vegetarian
· All Natural Ingredients
· No Chemical Additives
· No Preservatives
· ALCOHOL FREE
Wow, 9 different types of mushrooms, Why? Find out about the cancer-fighting benefits of mushrooms. Check it out HERE


Your Enzyme Potential & How To Improve It – Part 3

Enzymes are energized protein molecules are actually available from a multitude of sources. Raw foods all contain enzymes. The reason it’s hard to get enough simply from your diet is cooking, heat greater than 50 degrees Celcius destroys enzymes.

Why are Oriyen Bio N-Zymes fermented? Fermentation creates a pre-digested enzyme complex which increases the bio-availability of the nutrients. Fermentation takes place in advanced, chemical free, hygenic, bio-fermentation technology.

Oriyen Bio N-Zymes improve nutrient absorption and allievates digestive discomfort:-

  • Unlocks and allows nutrients from food to be absorbed.
  • Prevents food from becoming putrefied and causing toxins
  • Helps prevent indigestion, flatulence, belching and constipation



LINK TO PART 1

LINK TO PART 2