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Chia Seeds

Loaded with fiber, omega 3s, protein, calcium and more, these little seeds also have the ability to absorb up to 12 times their weight in water to help keep you hydrated! Read more.

Ways I like to use Chia seeds:

  • Protein Drink
  • Oatmeal
  • Eggs
  • Ground Turkey
  • Yogurt
  • Sprinkle into lemon water
  • On top of toast with peanut butter and banana

You can really incorporate Chia seeds into most anything. Here’s 31 healthy ways to cook using Chia!

What in the World is Carrageenan?

Carrageenan is a polysaccharide (a carbohydrate molecule) that is derived from red seaweed. It is made by boiling the seaweed and extracting the carrageenan. It is often used in conjunction with agar, guar gum, or xanthan gum in foods. It is rampant in processed foods but is also found in many foods branded “organic.”

For over 50 years the food industry has been using carrageenan in foods and, thankfully, the studies go back just as far. Researchers have time and time again proven carrageenan causes allergies, induces inflammation, and leads to a host of health problems. Yet, this emulsifier is still allowed to be added to foods!

Carrageenan is a powerful allergen found to cause anaphylaxis in humans. Researchers actually use carrageenan to produce allergies and inflammation in animals to better study their reactions to pain medication or antihistamines. Because carrageenan is found in baby formulas and other milk products, many people mistake their reaction to carrageenan for a dairy allergy and go on drinking plant-based milk substitutes — which also often contain this allergen as well.

This text is not my own and was taken from the Ark of Wellness blog. 
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Why You Should Drink Wheatgrass

      • Cleanses blood
      • Lowers blood pressure

Metabolic booster

      • Restores alkalinity—a key to reduce the risks and effects of chronic illnesses of the digestive tract
      • Detoxifies blood and liver for protection against carcinogens and other illnesses

Balance thyroid functionImprove healing, energy, brain function.

  • Topical treatment for skin infections, burns, cuts, rashes and more.
  • Improves breath

– Read more: http://theorganicwhey.com/blog/2013/06/09/11-reasons-to-drink-wheatgrass/