AVOCADOS
HEART HEALTHY BENEFITS:
The California Avocado Commission, http://www.avocado.org/avocado-nutrients/, shares the benefits of eating nutrient dense foods as being one of the healthiest ways to eat. Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. Avocados are naturally nutrient dense and contain the following key nutrients:



There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.
• MONOUNSATURATED FATS (3g per serving) – Helps to lower blood cholesterol if used in place of saturated fats.
• VITAMIN K (6.3 mcg/8% DV per serving) – Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. It is known as the clotting vitamin, because without it blood would not clot. Some studies indicate that it helps in maintaining strong bones in the elderly.
• FOLATE (27 mcg/6% DV per serving) – Promotes healthy cell and tissue development. This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Folate is also essential for metabolism of homocysteine and helps maintain normal levels of this amino acid.
• POTASSIUM (152 mg/4% DV per serving) – In the body, potassium is classified is an electrolyte. Potassium is a very important mineral to the human body. It has various roles in metabolism and body functions and is essential for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs: It assists in the regulation of the acid-base balance; assists in protein synthesis from amino acids and in carbohydrate metabolism; and, it is necessary for the building of muscle and for normal body growth.
• VITAMIN E (.590 mg/4% DV per serving) – A fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant that protects the body tissue from damage caused by unstable substances called free radicals. Free radicals can harm cells, tissues, and organs. They are believed to play a role in certain conditions associated with aging. Vitamin E is important in the formation of red blood cells and helps the body use vitamin K. At lower levels, vitamin E may help protect the heart. Vitamin E also plays a role in healthy skin and hair.
• LUTEIN (81 mcg) – A carotenoid (a natural pigment) that may be associated with a lower risk of eye diseases. Lutein is an important antioxidant that may help your eyes stay healthy while maintaining the health of your skin. It provides nutritional support to your eyes and skin and has been linked to promoting healthy eyes through reducing the risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 years of age and older.
• MAGNESIUM (9.0 mg/2% DV per serving) –An essential mineral for human nutrition. Magnesium in the body serves several important functions: Contraction and relaxation of muscles; Function of certain enzymes in the body; Production and transport of energy; and Production of Protein.
• VITAMIN C (2.6 mg/4% DV per serving) –A water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development. Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals, which are by-products that result when our bodies transform food into energy. Vitamin C is required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is necessary to form collagen, an important protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.
• VITAMIN B6 (0.086 mg/4% DV per serving) –A water-soluble vitamin. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. The body cannot store them. That means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet. Vitamin B6 helps the immune system produce antibodies. Antibodies are needed to fight many diseases. Vitamin B6 helps maintain normal nerve function and form red blood cells. The body uses it to help break down proteins. The more protein you eat, the more vitamin B6 you need.
A new study from researchers and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that diets high in monosaturated and polysaturated fats – the good fats found in foods like nuts, olive oil and avocados – is a strong indicated of overall brain health and verbal memory health as you age.
POLYFATS – OMEGA 3/OMEGA 6
HEALTH BENEFITS:
Omega-3
Omega-3 (n-3 polyunsaturated) fatty acids are essential fats that your body needs to function properly but does not make.
Humans must eat them through food, which means getting EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from seafood, such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackere or shellfish, and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) from sources such as walnuts, flaxseed, and canola and soybean oils. Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, have been shown to benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk for — or who already have — cardiovascular disease.

Omega-6
Omega-6 (n-6 polyunsaturated) fatty acids are the other group of essential fats that your body needs to function properly but does not make. Hence, they need to be consumed in the diet.
Food sources of omega-6 fatty acids include some vegetable oils (soybean, safflower, sunflower or corn oils), nuts and seeds. Increased consumption of omega-6 fatty acids in place of saturated fats and trans fats is associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease.
Source: Source: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
Note: See our section on Macronutrients – Fats, A Misunderstood Nutrient
WATER
HEALTH BENEFITS:
"Water is the life blood of the earth. When water is healthy it has a complex structure that enables it to communicate information, carry energy, nutrients and healing, to self-cleanse and discharge wastes."
    ~Viktor Schauberger, Forester, Naturalist and Water Visionary


Be intentional about your health as if your life depends on it… Water, the natural missing element that prevents —even cures —the body’s painful degenerative diseases (a symptom of unease in our bodies talking to us), naturally, at no cost.

Our water supply is contaminated with poisonous toxins like sodium Fluoride, just to name one.  Did you know that Flouride is also one of the basic ingredients of PROZAC?  Did you know that in addition to being one of the primary ingredients in cockroach and rat poisons, it is also a main ingredient in anesthetic, hypnotic and psychiatric drugs as well as military NERVE GAS?  The labels on the back of our fluorinated toothpastes say that if more than a pea size if swallowed to call a poison control center. 

Water is our most critical element to sustaining life as well as our mental, emotional and physical well-being….

Is knowing what we’re putting in our bodies critical to our overall well-being and worth the time to investigate?

Knowledge is power…. While ignorance is bliss, the cost of our malignant ignorance (lack of knowledge) is curable and the preponderance of evidence is too readily available to ignore.  There’s a lot more at stake than just our health!

In an article from OTT called: “The Truth About Flouride” which you can read in its entirety at: http://www.greaterthings.com/Lexicon/F/Flouride.htm  it states, “Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individuals power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissibe to the will of those who wish to govern him. (A convenient and cost-effective light lobotomy?---Ott).

Think about it, depending on age, our chemical composition is mostly water. Dr. F. Batmanghelid, MD (known as Dr. B), dedicated his medical practice, and life, to educating us on our Bodies Many Cries for water. You can read his work and decide for yourself how to empower this healing elixir into your health and life: http://www.watercure.com/index.php

The European, London, UK shares, “The water principle has convincing logic but turns much of the current medical practice on its head."

-The Washington Times shares, "When Dr. Batmanghelidj thinks of a glass of water, he doesn't think of it as half full or half empty. He thinks of it as brimming over with the essential fluid of life. He thinks of it as the solvent of our ills and deliverer of ripe old age. He thinks of it as the wave of the future."

The time has come to empower our own lives, by taking control of our body, our mind, and our hearts, by learning to listen to our body’s symptoms of truth as a road map to our own freedom and sovereignty, our health, and our happiness.

Dr. B's pioneering work shows that Unintentional Chronic Dehydration (UCD) contributes to and even produces pain and many degenerative diseases that can be prevented and treated by increasing water intake on a regular basis.

The source of our essential fluid of all life is water. Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; your blood that transports nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water. Your health, and life, is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water you drink.

If you are committed to a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your loved ones, make drinking enough ionized water (half of your body weight/per day, in ounces) a habit in your life won't take long for you to feel the benefits.

It is one of the most important investments you can make for your long-term health.

For over 20 years, I’ve been investigating water.  There’s a maze of information and drinking purified water, water from water softeners and reverse osmosis strip water of calcium and magnesium.  Calcium and magnesium contribute to the yin and yang of our life processes.   Calcium constricts our muscles and magnesium relaxes our muscles.  These are the two primary minerals dissolved by water as it seeps down into the earth.  Water has been a primary source of these minerals for our bodies and for all life forms on the planet for eons and now we are removing them from the water. This doesn’t sound like a good idea, does it?  

Did you know that muscle is 1% protein molecules and 99% water molecules. Why does mainstream science study only protein molecules while neglecting  99% of what constitutes muscle structure? A muscle builder can create a magnificent physique utilizing motion and energy. What is creating  his perfect human structure? Mostly water molecules!

Did you know that disease cannot exist in a structured water environment?

Modern science and the resulting water systems now available destructures and de-energizes water, using electricity, unnatural motions and unnatural energies resulting in toxic water.  In my relentless pursuit to find water that supported life, after buying into the big “alkaline” water system craze, I have found only one unit that reverses the toxic effects of modern technologies, creating water that feeds, cleanses and protects all life forms.  Here’s the link to the awesome Creators: http://www.greenfieldnaturals.com/domestic/ 

Note:  If you tell them that NutBurgers or OneTeam Humanity Foods referred you, you’ll receive a 20% discount on your purchase.

While I am an advocate for sharing forward information that matters, I don’t generally recommend any products on our website.  However, because I have dedicated my life and am passionate about empowering humanity with truth and feeding us nutrient-dense food, and knowledge, that our bodies crave, need and love, I can wholeheartedly recommend this system, without profit or motive.  It is certainly less expensive than buying water and what I love is that whether you’re in an apartment or a home, it is a simple plumbing installation, can be removed when you leave, and makes even your shower water, the laundry water, and any water than touches you or your family’s precious hearts, healing and healthy.  My desire is that you and everyone you know empower yourself, your families, your friends, and co-workers and, ultimately, our world.  To build a future worth choosing, I believe it is critical that we take the time to understand and share forward things that matter to us.  Water and our food is the lifeforce energy that sustains our very life, and any toxins being added that seek to anesthetize or harm our humanity is immoral, unethical and criminal.

WE, The People, in our collective voice, do matter and do hold the power!  We vote soul into our money (and power) by the choices we make. 

Infinite Gratitude and Love for YOU!  Being YOU!

TURMERIC
HEALTH BENEFITS:
The bright yellow color in Indian curries come from TURMERIC: a ginger-related shrub. But the spice contains more than just golden pigment – as a study published in the British Journal of Cancer shows, TURMERIC’s curcumin killed cells in cancer of the esophagus.
SAGE
HEALTH BENEFITS:
The health benefits of cumin include its ability to aid in digestion, improving immunity and treating piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils and cancer.

Cumin, scientifically known as Cuminum Cyminum, belongs to family Apiaceae and is extensively used in culinary in Indian Subcontinent and some other Asian, African and Latin American countries, as a condiment or spice. Those who are of the opinion that spices are bad for health should note that cumin can be beneficial for some of their most dreaded diseases, beyond their expectations. Let’s see how.

The health benefits of cumin include the following:

Digestion: Cumin is extremely good for digestion and related problems. The very smell (aroma) of it, which comes from an aromatic organic compound called Cuminaldehyde, the main component of its essential oil, activates our salivary glands in our mouth (the mouth watering flavor), facilitating the primary digestion of the food. Next is Thymol, a compound present in cumin, which does same to the glands which secrete acids, bile and enzymes responsible for complete digestion of the food in the stomach and the intestines, due to its Stimulating properties. Cumin is also Carminative i.e. relieves from you from gas troubles and thereby improves digestion and appetite. Due to its essential oils, magnesium and sodium content, it promotes digestion and also gives relief in stomach-ache when taken with hot water (like aqua ptycotis and mint).

Piles: The main reason behind piles is constipation added with infections in the wound in the anal tract, which again is caused by constipation. Cumin, because of its dietary fiber content and carminative, stimulating, anti fungal and anti microbial properties due to the presence of essential oils comprising mainly of Cuminaldehyde and certain pyrazines, acts as a natural laxative in powdered form, helps healing up of infections or wounds in the digestive & excretory system and speeds up digestion too. What else a patient of piles would want?

Insomnia: This is a very peculiar property of cumin. It is a stimulant as well as a relaxant at the same time. This property cannot be attributed to a single component alone, just as causes of insomnia cannot be attributed to a single cause. But studies show that a proper intake of vitamins (particularly B-complex) and a good digestion help induce a sound sleep. Cumin helps both of these. Some of the components of the essential oil are hypnotic in nature and have tranquilizing effects.
Respiratory Disorders, Asthma, Bronchitis etc. Presence of caffeine (the stimulating agent), the richly aromatic essential oils (the disinfectants) make cumin an ideal anti congestive combination for those suffering from respiratory disorders such as Asthma, Bronchitis etc.

Common Cold: Common Cold is a viral infection which affects our body frequently when our immune system goes weak. Again, the essential oils present in cumin act as disinfectants and help fight viral infections which cause common cold. Cumin also does not let cough formation in the respiratory system as it is supposed to be hot and dries up the excess mucus. Cumin is rich in iron and has considerable amount of vitamin-C, which are essential for a good immunity and keeps infections away.

Lactation: It is rich in iron and thus very good for lactating mothers as well as women who are undergoing menses or who are pregnant, since they are more in need of iron than others. Moreover, cumin is said to help ease and increase secretion of milk in lactating women due to presence of Thymol, which tends to increase secretions from glands, including milk which is a secretion from mammary glands. It is more beneficial if taken with honey. Cumin has remarkable amount of calcium (above 900 mg per 100 grams) which accounts to over 90% of our daily requirement of calcium. This calcium is an important constituent of milk and hence cumin is very good for lactating mothers.

Anemia: As stated above, cumin is very rich in iron (above 66 mg. in each 100 grams) which is more than 5 times the daily requirement of iron for an adult. This iron is the main constituent of haemoglobin in the red blood corpuscles of blood. It is haemoglobin which transfers oxygen (as oxide of iron) to the body-cells and whose deficiency causes anemia. So, cumin can be a nutritious additive to daily diet for anemic people.

Skin Disorders: Almost all of us know that vitamin-E is good for skin. It keeps the skin young and glowing. This vitamin is also present in abundance in cumin. The essential oils present in this have disinfectant and anti fungal properties. This prevents any microbial and fungal infection from affecting the skin.

Boils: Boils are just outlets for removal of toxic substances and foreign matters such as microbes etc. from the body. So, they are rather symptoms which show that a lot of toxic substances have accumulated in the body. Here cumin can help you a great deal. Those who regularly use cumin in food have been seen keeping free from boils, rashes, pimples etc. Components such as Cuminaldehyde, Thymol, phosphorus etc. are good de-toxicants which help in the regular removal of toxins from body, through excretory system of course, and not through boils.

Immunity: As discussed above, abundance of iron, presence of essential oils and vitamin-C & vitamin-A in cumin boosts up our immune system.

Cancer: Cumin itself has detoxifying and chemo-preventive properties and accelerates secretion of detoxifying and anti-carcinogenic enzymes from the glands, as it does to other secretions. As well as, it has nice anti oxidants like vitamin-C and vitamin-A in it, in addition to those essential oils, which, besides having countless other benefits, have anti carcinogenic properties too. It is particularly good for cancer of colon.

Other benefits: Cumin is also beneficial in treating renal coli, weak memory or lack of concentration, insect bites and sting etc.
This article was contributed from: http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/health-benefits-of-cumin.html
MACRONUTRIENTS
MACRONUTRIENTS ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS: FATS, PROTEINS & CARBS
Fats, proteins and carbohydrates are “macronutrients” – nutritional components of the human diet that the body requires large quantities of in order for the body to carry out essential functions. The pie graph below shows a 30/30/40 ratio, which is a healthy place to start when feeding our body. The carbohydrates should come from one-half whole soaked grains, and the other half from fruits and vegetables. Remember though, our bodies are different and learning to listen to your own body’s needs is the first, most important step, to empowering your life and health.

Did you know you must consume fat to burn fat? This misunderstood essential macronutrient is highly valued and is so important in our diets. Healthy fats sourced from fatty fish, coconut oil and butters, nuts, seeds, and nuts and seed oils, in some cultures prize it above all else. Despite all the negative press attached to fats, with fat-free being the marketing rage, not all fats are bad. In fact, our body needs fats to carry out some of the body’s essential crucial functions. Both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can also lower the risk for several serious health conditions like, heart and cardiovascular diseases.

The fats that are considered harmful for your health are saturated and trans fats (partially hydrogenated). They are known to raise the risk for heart and cardiovascular diseases by increasing the level of LDL cholesterol in the body.

There is one exception to the saturated fats rule: coconut oil. There is a widespread misconception that coconut oil is bad for you because it is said to raise blood cholesterol and cause heart disease. That misconception was from a four decade old study using hydrogenated coconut oil. It is important to know that the process of hydrogenation creates "trans fatty acids" (TFAs), which are toxic entities that enter cell membranes, block utilization of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and impede cell functionality. TFAs also cause a rise in blood cholesterol. These substances are not present in natural coconut oil.

Widespread studies of coconut-consuming populations such as those found in Polynesia and Sri Lanka, show that "dietary coconut oil does not lead to high serum cholesterol nor to high coronary heart disease mortality or morbidity. Other studies show no change in serum cholesterol level from coconut oil. And if it is true that the herpes virus and cytomegalovirus have a causative role in the initial formation of atherosclerotic plaques, coconut oil may be beneficial in preventing heart disease.

Again, another reason to be proactive in your health.

  FATS   PROTEINS   CARBS  
  Energy source                                  Supports body’s immune system            Energy source  
  Necessary for liver function healthy   Produces hormones  

Promotes a healthy gastrointestinal tract

 
  Enhances flavor of food   Produces enzymes that help catalyze chemical reactions in the body   Promotes overall bodily function  
 

Required for the
absorption of vitamins A, D, Eand K

  Aids muscle components to contract and move      
  Important in the construction of cell membranes   Supports structural components : cartilage, keratin, collagen and elastin      
 

Plays a role in slowing absorption of food for energy
production

         
 

Maintain skin elasticity and eye functions

         
 

Maintains heart rhythm

         
 

Lowers LDL cholesterol

         
 

Prevents inflammation

         
 

Maintains healthy nervous system

         

Sources:
Kaunitz H, Dayrit CS. Coconut oil consumption and coronary heart disease. Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine 1992;30:165-171. Prior IA, Davidson F, Salmond CE, Czochanska Z. Cholesterol, coconuts, and diet on Polynesian atolls: a natural experiment: the Pukapuka and Tokelau Island studies. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1981;34:1552-1561. Kurup PA, Rajmohan T. II. Consumption of coconut oil and coconut kernel and the incidence of atherosclerosis. Coconut and Coconut Oil in Human Nutrition, Proceedings. Symposium on Coconut and Coconut Oil in Human Nutrition. 27 March 1994. Coconut Development Board, Kochi, India, 1995, pp 35-59 New York Times, Medical Science, Tuesday, January 29, 1991. Common virus seen as having early role in arteries' clogging (byline Sandra Blakeslee). Coconut: In Support of good Health in the 21st Century, by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., F.A.C.N. http://www.lauric.org/functional.html
SAGE
HEALTH BENEFITS:
Two studies at The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NC-CAM) report two studies that reveal that consuming sage may improve mental performances and memory. Another study snows sage extract to improve brain performance in those with Alzheimer’s disease, add one gram of sage per day.
CAYENNE
HEALTH BENEFITS:
A most wonderful resource: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-cayenne-pepper/ lists the following 17 health benefits to cayenne.  That’s one hot list of health benefits!

Many societies, especially those of the Americas and China, have consistently used cayenne pepper therapeutically. A powerful anti-inflammatory, cayenne pepper is currently gaining buzz for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse,  which uses the spice to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity.

Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria

1. Anti-Irritant Properties : Cayenne has the ability to ease stomach upset, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea.

2. Anti-Cold and Flu Agent : Cayenne pepper aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Once mucus begins to leave the body, generally relief from flu symptoms follows.

3. Anti-Fungal Properties
: The results of one study indicated that cayenne pepper could effectively prevent the formation of the fungal pathogens phomopsis and collectotrichum.

4. Migraine Headache Prevention
: This may be related to the pepper’s ability to stimulate a pain response in a different area of the body, thus reverting the brain’s attention to the new site. Following this initial pain reaction, the nerve fibers have a depleted substance P (the nerve’s pain chemical), and the perception of pain is lessened.

5. Anti-Alergen
: Cayenne is an anti-inflammatory agent and may even help to relieve allergies.

6. Digestive Aid
: Cayenne is well known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to be able to metabolize food (and toxins). Cayenne is also helpful for relieving intestinal gas. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination.

7. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
: Cayenne’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great herb for arthritis, diabetes, psoriasis, and herpes-related nerve damage.

8. Helps Produce Saliva
: Cayenne stimulates the production of saliva, an important key to excellent digestion and maintaining optimal oral health.

9. Prevents and Treats Blood Clots
: Cayenne pepper also helps reduce arteriolosclerosis, encourages fibrinolytic activity and prevents the formation of blood clots, all of which can help reduce the chances of heart attack or stroke.

10. Detox Support
: Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulate. It also increase the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined. Cayenne also causes us the sweat, another important process of detoxification. Combined with lemon juice, and honey, is an excellent morning beverage for total body detox.

11. Joint-Pain Reliever
: Extremely high in a substance called capsaicin, cayenne pepper acts to cause temporary pain on the skin, which sends chemical messengers from the skin into the joint, offering contamination from bacteria.

12. Anti-Bacterial Properties
: Cayenne is an excellent preservative and has been used traditionally to prevent food contamination from bacteria.

13. Possible Anti-Cancer Agent
: Studies done at the Loma Linda University in California found that cayenne pepper can prevent lung cancer in smokers. This again may be related to cayenne’s high quantity of capsaicin, a substance that can stop the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors. Other studies have also shown a similar reaction in cayenne’s ability to inhibit liver tumors.

14. Supports Weight Loss
: Scientists at the Laval University in Quebec found that participants who took cayenne pepper for breakfast found to have less appetite, leading to less caloric intake throughout the day. Cayenne is also a great metabolic booster, aiding the body in burning excess amounts of fats.

15. Improves Heart Health
: Cayenne helps to keep blood pressure levels normalized. It also rids the body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

16. Remedy for Toothaches
: Cayenne is an excellent agent against tooth and gum diseases.

17. Topical Remedy
: As a poultice, cayenne has been used to treat snakebites, rheumatism, inflammation, sores, wounds and lumbago.
CHILI POWDER
HEALTH BENEFITS:
Chili powder is actually a fairly healthy seasoning, with significant amounts of several beneficial nutrients: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and minerals.

Vitamin A : There are about 2,224 IU of vitamin A in a tablespoon of chili powder. That is 44.5 percent of your recommended daily vitamin A intake. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, your body needs vitamin A for the maintenance of your eyesight as you age as well as to contribute to maintaining the health of your bones, teeth, skin, internal membranes and reproductive systems.

Vitamin C : One tablespoon of chili powder contains 4.8 mg of vitamin C, which is about 8 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C intake. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements by the National Institutes of Health, vitamin C is an antioxidant. Your body uses antioxidants to fight damage from free radicals, which are unstable molecules created during the energy creation process that can increase your risk of developing harmful health conditions like cancer and heart disease. Vitamin C also helps strengthen your immune system and heal injuries.

Minerals : Chili powder is also rich in several important minerals. One tablespoon contains 143.7 mg of potassium, or 4.1 percent of your daily recommendation; 22.7 mg of phosphorus, or 2.3 percent of your daily recommendation; 20.9 mg of calcium, or 2.1 percent of your daily recommendation; and 1.1 mg of iron, or 5.9 percent of your daily recommendation. It also contains 0.2 mg each of zinc and manganese and 0.5 mcg of selenium.

Other Nutritional Information : Each 1-tablespoon serving of chili powder contains 23.6 calories, with 1.3 g of total fat, or about 2 percent of your daily recommendation, and 0.2 g of saturated fat, or about 1 percent of your daily recommendation. It contains no cholesterol, as well as 4.1 g of total carbohydrates, 2.6 g of dietary fiber, 0.5 g of total sugars and 0.9 g of protein.

References :
CalorieLab: Spices, Chili Powder
Office of Dietary Supplements: Vitamin C
University of Maryland Medical Center; Vitamin A; Linda Vorvick, MD; March 2009
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/434794-chili-powder-health-benefits/#ixzz297iBo7YX
OMEGA 3/OMEGA 6
HEALTH BENEFITS:
Omega-3
Omega-3 (n-3 polyunsaturated) fatty acids are essential fats that your body needs to function properly but does not make.
Humans must eat them through food, which means getting EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from seafood, such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackere or shellfish, and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) from sources such as walnuts, flaxseed, and canola and soybean oils. Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, have been shown to benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk for — or who already have — cardiovascular disease.

Omega-6
Omega-6 (n-6 polyunsaturated) fatty acids are the other group of essential fats that your body needs to function properly but does not make. Hence, they need to be consumed in the diet.
Food sources of omega-6 fatty acids include some vegetable oils (soybean, safflower, sunflower or corn oils), nuts and seeds. Increased consumption of omega-6 fatty acids in place of saturated fats and trans fats is associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease.
Source: Source: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
Note: See our section on Macronutrients – Fats, A Misunderstood Nutrient
OLEIC ACID
HEALTH BENEFITS:
Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid found naturally in many plant sources and in animal products. It is an omega-nine fatty acid, and considered one of the healthier sources of fat in the diet. It’s commonly used as a replacement for animal fat sources that are high in saturated fat. You may find various butter and egg substitutes made with high levels of oleic acid.

As a fat, oleic acid is one of the better ones to consume. As a replacement for other saturated fats, it can lower total cholesterol level and raise levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) while lowering low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), also known as the “bad” cholesterol. Usually switching to oil high in oleic acid is not difficult since there are numerous sources available.

From a health standpoint, oleic acid exhibits further benefits. It has been shown to slow the development of heart disease, and promotes the production of antioxidants. One very interesting use of oleic acid is its use as an ingredient in Lorenzo’s oil, a medication developed to prevent onset of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a condition affecting only young boys that attacks the myelin sheaths of the body, causing symptoms similar to those in multiple sclerosis. Though Lorenzo’s oil does not cure the condition, it can delay onset or progression of the disease in those who are not yet symptomatic.
MACRONUTRIENTS
MACRONUTRIENTS ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS: FATS, PROTEINS & CARBS
Fats, proteins and carbohydrates are “macronutrients” – nutritional components of the human diet that the body requires large quantities of in order for the body to carry out essential functions. The pie graph below shows a 30/30/40 ratio, which is a healthy place to start when feeding our body. The carbohydrates should come from one-half whole soaked grains, and the other half from fruits and vegetables. Remember though, our bodies are different and learning to listen to your own body’s needs is the first, most important step, to empowering your life and health.

Did you know you must consume fat to burn fat? This misunderstood essential macronutrient is highly valued and is so important in our diets. Healthy fats sourced from fatty fish, coconut oil and butters, nuts, seeds, and nuts and seed oils, in some cultures prize it above all else. Despite all the negative press attached to fats, with fat-free being the marketing rage, not all fats are bad. In fact, our body needs fats to carry out some of the body’s essential crucial functions. Both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can also lower the risk for several serious health conditions like, heart and cardiovascular diseases.

The fats that are considered harmful for your health are saturated and trans fats (partially hydrogenated). They are known to raise the risk for heart and cardiovascular diseases by increasing the level of LDL cholesterol in the body.

There is one exception to the saturated fats rule: coconut oil. There is a widespread misconception that coconut oil is bad for you because it is said to raise blood cholesterol and cause heart disease. That misconception was from a four decade old study using hydrogenated coconut oil. It is important to know that the process of hydrogenation creates "trans fatty acids" (TFAs), which are toxic entities that enter cell membranes, block utilization of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and impede cell functionality. TFAs also cause a rise in blood cholesterol. These substances are not present in natural coconut oil.

Widespread studies of coconut-consuming populations such as those found in Polynesia and Sri Lanka, show that "dietary coconut oil does not lead to high serum cholesterol nor to high coronary heart disease mortality or morbidity. Other studies show no change in serum cholesterol level from coconut oil. And if it is true that the herpes virus and cytomegalovirus have a causative role in the initial formation of atherosclerotic plaques, coconut oil may be beneficial in preventing heart disease.

Again, another reason to be proactive in your health.

  FATS   PROTEINS   CARBS  
  Energy source                                  Supports body’s immune system            Energy source  
  Necessary for liver function healthy   Produces hormones  

Promotes a healthy gastrointestinal tract

 
  Enhances flavor of food   Produces enzymes that help catalyze chemical reactions in the body   Promotes overall bodily function  
 

Required for the
absorption of vitamins A, D, Eand K

  Aids muscle components to contract and move      
  Important in the construction of cell membranes   Supports structural components : cartilage, keratin, collagen and elastin      
 

Plays a role in slowing absorption of food for energy
production

         
 

Maintain skin elasticity and eye functions

         
 

Maintains heart rhythm

         
 

Lowers LDL cholesterol

         
 

Prevents inflammation

         
 

Maintains healthy nervous system

         

Sources:
Kaunitz H, Dayrit CS. Coconut oil consumption and coronary heart disease. Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine 1992;30:165-171. Prior IA, Davidson F, Salmond CE, Czochanska Z. Cholesterol, coconuts, and diet on Polynesian atolls: a natural experiment: the Pukapuka and Tokelau Island studies. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1981;34:1552-1561. Kurup PA, Rajmohan T. II. Consumption of coconut oil and coconut kernel and the incidence of atherosclerosis. Coconut and Coconut Oil in Human Nutrition, Proceedings. Symposium on Coconut and Coconut Oil in Human Nutrition. 27 March 1994. Coconut Development Board, Kochi, India, 1995, pp 35-59 New York Times, Medical Science, Tuesday, January 29, 1991. Common virus seen as having early role in arteries' clogging (byline Sandra Blakeslee). Coconut: In Support of good Health in the 21st Century, by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., F.A.C.N. http://www.lauric.org/functional.html
Dear Grocer:

There is a new amazingly yummy product available that is a 100% Vegan, Gluten-Free, and NON-GMO choice in the marketplace called Nutburgers.  This is not just another vegetarian burger, it is not only “craveable” and so amazing that even the hard core carnivore would want to make it a main staple in their diet, as a healthier food choice, but the founding company is committed to donating the proceeds to helping feed hungry tummies all over the world!

I’d like to request that you contact the supplier, OneTeam Humanity Foods at: purchase@nutburgers.com, or (888) 989-(NUTZ) 6889, to discuss the possibilities of stocking this item in your frozen food section, right where your current meat and meat alternative burger products are available.

One bite of a Nutburger and I know you’ll understand why I’ve gone out my way and made a special and specific request from my favorite grocer.

I’d love for you to let me know when I might, hopefully, anticipate this amazing new product line-up in your freezer section, so I can tell all of my friends about NutBurgers, NutBalls and NutTacos… I promise that even you will go NUTZZZ ~they’re “craveable!”

Infinite Gratitude for YOU!

Your Neighbor and Customer
100% OF OUR PROCEEDS FEED HUMANITY

OneTeam Humanity is our non-profit which is committed to feeding humanity wherever there is a need. Whether that need is fed from a desire to make healthy eating choices, or feed a hungry belly, or feed a heart in need of emotional support, all of these needs are key ingredients in creating a healthy sense of overall happiness and well-being in the micro, our immediate families, and in the macrocosm of ourwell-being for our global family. We believe at OneTeam Humanity in supporting a new model for sharing,for health, and for enterprise(inner-prize) that exemplifies a new model paradigm which believes, and supports, that we live in awholisticorganic system of nature that is irreducibly interconnected and when one part of our system is out of balance, the whole of that system is imbalanced, whether experienced in the micro or the macro, the internal or the external, we were designed to operate as a fully interconnected healingorganism and system.

Nutburgers model for enterprise, and contributing, came about when the Founder, Carla Lee Johnston, realized that the monetary systems at play in commerce today are imbalanced and do not support a morewholistic win-win model for enterprise (inner-prize), and exchange for value, that is more intrinsic to our true nature to contribute to one another in a way that makes life more wonderful. Today’s current paradigms do not look to serve what is of the highest contribution to our families, and world, when making decisions that affect our overall health, whether that is in our personal health, or whether that is our long-term economic health. We believe that this modeling will represent a solid new model for co-creating win-win exchangesfor contributing goods and services to humanity in a way that helps us celebrate, supportand contribute to a future worth choosing.

In our current monetary matrix we buy goods and services in exchange for money. No doubt, our utility bills and rent needs, as well as our need for recreation, all require real dollars to pay for what we hold value towards to feed the very basics of needs for food and shelter, and to foster building a quality of life. Today, with millions out of jobs, have we seen the providers of our goods and services rise to the occasion and seek ways to help?

We also believe that, today, these unsustainable systems of exchange are built on an unbalanced exchange for value that has perpetuated ruthless competition and greed that continues to have suppliers make choices that sacrifice providing quality ingredients. For example, solid clinical facts are available that tell us that using GMO derivative products like corn syrups and corn oils, as well as our suppliers who refuse to stop using hydrogenated oils while they may save pennies per item, and put more profit in the hands of our corporations, are dangerous to our health; contributing to rising healthcare costs, are dangerous to economic health, all compromising our general state of well-being, individually and collectively. These unnecessary choices are proven to create inflammation and destroy the balance of our body systems and cause dis-ease, all for the greed of the “almighty dollar” and for those rich CEO’s to call themselves a “success”.

When our Founder decided to give all of the net proceeds to Nutburger, in sharing this information with her co-creatorsin the process of manufacturing Nutburgers, she found that Nutburgersare a near complete food source that can actually feed hungry bellies across our planet. How exciting is this? We hope you’ll not only go Nutzzzz for Nutbugers™and help us co-create a new model for caring by posting, liking and Sharing Forward Nutburgers, but that you’ll share this new model for innerprize with your family and friends. In doing so, you participate by co-creating to a thriving new “US” bysharing forward a new model that rebuilds the bridges of trust, and truth, that our global family’s needsdo matter and that every heart and child matters. What we do to ONE, we do to ourselves.

What will our world look like when we see no walls that divide us and realize that in our hearts we are all the same?
SEA SALT

HEALTH BENEFITS:
There i s a substantial difference between the common processed table salt we buy in stores and the natural salt from our seas. Did you know that sea salt’s content of the oceans is similar to the salt content of our own blood?

Table Salt
The salt we normally use may come from salt mines or even from the sea. However, this so called "table salt" is a refined product, based on sodium chloride, that is used in so many industries, including the food industry.

The process of producing this “table salt” consists mainly in boiling and then drying the salt at high heat. The result is a substance hard on the body, that contributes to high blood pressure, heart trouble and kidney disease, among other health problems.

It often contains additives like aluminum that makes it powdery and porous. ("Aluminum is a toxic substance dangerous for the nervous system and it has been found to be one of the primary cause of Alzheimer's disease.")

Advocates of big industrial salt producers claim that sodium chloride as a chemical substance is the same as natural salt, and it's safe for the human consumption - but is it?
- It's exactly the same with so many other artificial foods sold to us (and labeled "natural") leading to so many health problems in our society today, including obesity and depression... And, to top it all off, we are being told by our health care “professionals” to stop our use of salt, actually robbing our bodies of one of the most important ingredients essential to our health and well-being.

Sea Salt
Whether collected from the sea, or salt mines, sea salt - in its the natural form - is a vital element for all living organisms including ourselves, with essential health benefits.
The statements below are not from my personal experience, although I like salt :) but they have been made by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj MD, the author of "You are not sick, you're thirsty!"
He explains all the important functions of the salt in our body and its huge importance for our health.

Water,Sea Salt, and potassium together regulate the water content of the body
Our daily food contains potassium from natural sources such as fruits and vegetables, but not table salt (sodium chloride). That’s why we need to supplement our daily diet with sale.

Here are only a few of the invaluable benefits of sea salt:
Sea Salt will reduce the High Blood Pressure
According to Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, by adding "good" salt to our diet, along with the other minerals and an appropriate hydration, salt will actually reduce the hypertension.
- The insufficiency of minerals in our body is actually the cause of water retention that causes the blood pressure.

Benefits of sea salt for Breathing

Dry Salt naturally soothes allergies, asthma and congestion
Dry salt inhaling is an old medical treatment for people with respiratory problems. It is called speleotherapy (or Halotherapy), because it's generally practiced in deep salt caves.
Salt has been always known as a strong antibiotic. A dry salt air inhaler will help cure bacterial respiratory infections and eases symptoms of asthma or allergies.
- Crystal salt lamps also improve the quality of air we breathe by generating negative ions

Benefits of Sea Salt for Sleeping

Salt can help you relax and fight insomnia.
Do you feel nervous, anxious or you have an agitated sleep?
Take a glass of water, drink it slowly and put some grain of salt on your tongue. This will calm you down and bring you in a relax mode.
If this happens at night it will help you fall into a good natural sleep.
*NOTE: the water should be at room temperature, so you don't shock your body.

Benefits of Sea Salt for the body pH Balance
In concert with water, salt will neutralize the acidity in the body, as well in the brain cells.
- If you want to prevent the Alzheimer's disease, you should not go on salt-free diet, or take anti diuretics for long.
- Kidneys will also benefit from less acidity passing into the urine Drinking Sea Salt water from salt springs also helps the digestive system and aids in the elimination of toxins.
- Researchers at Poznan University found that drinking sea water in small quantities can be beneficial to the health because of all the minerals it contains.
They give as an example the Native Americans from Utah, who used to drink water from the Great Salt Lake, to enhance the curative factors of their herbal remedies.

Benefits of Sea Salt for boosting the Immune System
Dr. F. Batmanghelidj MD also believes that salt is vital for the prevention and treatment of the cancer. Cancer cells - he explains- cannot leave in an oxygenated environment.
- When the body is well hydrated and salt expands the volume of blood circulation to reach all parts of the body, the oxygen and active immune cells in the blood reach the cancerous tissue and destroy it.
- Sea salt water and Sun work by activating the body's own healing mechanisms.

Benefits of Sea Salt for Skin
When bathing, sea salt also gives an antiseptic effect to the skin and reduces histamine that causes inflammation and itching sensation.
- Sea salt bath can be very efficient in eliminating the toxins from the body, while at the same time enriching the skin with vital minerals.

Benefits of Sea Salt for healthy gums and teeth
- Sea Salt makes the perfect mouth wash - you can use it to rinse your mouth after brushing or even as a more natural tooth soap, applied directly on the toothbrush. Use it in a 1% salt brine.

Benefits of Sea Salt for Healthy Eating
When we add salt to the food, our salivary glands are activated, giving us the necessary liquid that will dissolve the food, making it tastier and easier to swallow.
- Adding good quality natural salt to the food we eat is very important for digestion.

Benefits of Sea salt in Diabetes
Salt is a vitally needed element for diabetics.
- It helps balance the sugar levels in the blood and reduces the need of insulin.

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