Legend has it that aloe vera has been used as a medicinal plant for more than 5000 years. While there are many different of species of aloe that grow naturally in Africa, it is only the aloe vera species that is believed to be beneficial for both internal and external applications.
In today’s fast paced world time is money, and as a result most of us can’t afford to get sick and take time off work. Ideally we should be able to manage our stress, get enough sleep and eat nutritious meals.
There is a common myth believed by many people that ALL bottled juice contains nothing but liquid sugar and no nutrients at all. This may be true of commercial juices that are highly refined and reconstituted, but it is not true for all bottled juices.
There are many claims of the benefits of drinking juices ranging from improved sporting performance, to detoxing or even curing chronic health conditions. Are these stories for real? We scoured forums for people sharing their personal stories and the benefits of drinking juice.
Super juices are made from ingredients that are especially nutrient rich and have strong anti-oxidant properties. A few examples of these ingredients are: pomegranate, elderberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, Acerola, Aloe Vera, Aronia or cranberry.
Chia seeds are tiny black or white seeds that have a neutral taste and are rich in Omega 3’s. When soaked in water Chia seeds become a glutinous jelly like substance and can be used as a binding agent in cooking.
There are many studies that have been conducted on coconut oil relating to various health issues and the results have been very positive. For example:
Flaxseed has for centuries been hailed as a nutrition gem. The problem is that the tough outer shell keeps all the nutrition inside. This means the seed needs to be processed in some form in order for your body to be able to absorb the nutrients.
Everyone is raving about coconut oil as though this miracle source of food has only just been discovered. Yet there are people around the world that have known this truth for centuries. In South East Asia, the Pacific and India where coconut is a staple in traditional dishes, these nations boast some of the healthiest people with the greatest longevity.
You may have heard a lot of talk about Fats, Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s, but what does it really mean for you and your health. What are Omega’s and what part to they play in achieving good health?
The core of the pineapple holds a wonderful secret for those interested in natural therapies and holds great promise for further research of cancer treatments. Even more interesting is that this little secret is not new. It has been reported on since the 1970’s and been used as part of traditional medicine in tropical regions for centuries.
Even though millet has been a food staple for many traditional cultures for centuries, few people living in modern cities have tasted millet, let alone been made aware of its health benefits. Instead millet is often used in bird and animal feed.
Millet is one of the lesser known grains, yet it is extremely nutritious and easy to make. It can be boiled or steamed. If you enjoy a nutty flavour some people recommend dry roasting the millet before cooking it.
Flaxseed is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. The seeds are packed with essential vitamins and minerals and contain some of the highest levels of Omega 3’s. Adding flaxseed to your daily meals can help you maintain better nutrition and a healthier body. Here are 4 easy ways to get a flaxseed nutrition boost:
Millet is a versatile gain that can be used as the basis for a main meal or side dish. It is an easy to prepare grain that is full of nutrients and aids in digestive health. The millet can be prepared in advance and then combined with a multitude of fresh ingredients to make a meal in minutes. Here are a few lunchtime salad ideas:
Flaxseeds are a tiny brown seed with a tough outer casing. They are also known as linseeds and are the source of the popular linseed oil that is used to polish and finish furniture. However, flaxseed oil is food grade and very different from industrial linseed oil. Flaxseed has multiple health benefits for humans.
Enjoy your Natureland honey on its own. It is delicious eaten raw or spread on a slice of freshly baked bread, crisp waffles or warm pancakes. For breakfast drizzle some honey over museli and yoghurt to add sweetness. It can also be used in salad dressings combined with mustard or olive oil and vinegar.
Blood pressure is widely used as a basic health check and is generally accepted as an indicator for various medical or trauma incidents. High blood pressure is generally treated with medication, but is there an alternative or natural way to lower blood pressure?
Now, when it comes to matters of the heart – health wise, most people are inclined to defer to the views promoted by modern medicine. Certainly in some instances, they have their place, but are we too quick to fill a prescription at the pharmacy or subject ourselves to a myriad of injections and tests?
Millet has a neutral, somewhat nutty flavour. It serves as an ideal accompaniment for rich curries or stews, but can also be combined with other ingredients and served as a main dish on its own. Millet goes well with a wide variety of herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables to create different sweet or savoury meals.
Millet is a gluten free grain that grows well in arid regions. There are several varieties of millet and some types are used as feed for chickens and cattle. The most common type used for human consumption is proso millet which resembles uncooked quinoa or mustard seeds.
Increasingly, people are becoming more aware that pharmaceutical anti-biotics can have adverse side effects. Most commonly anti-biotics tend to destroy the good gut flora along with the harmful bacteria they are intended for. Even modern medicine recommends taking pro-biotics to re-introduce good gut bacteria after a course of anti-biotics.
Juicing has become a popular way to detox and there are a variety of approaches you can use -depending on your reasons for embarking on a detox program. Even if you do not have acute health issues, participating in a detox from time to time can help cleanse your system and help boost your energy levels and immunity.
When most of us have a headache, the remedy is the aspirin or other stronger type of pain medication. It might be a simple and seemingly effective solution, but we all know that long term repeated use of pain killers can have side effects.
When you hear people talking about healthy foods, the term phytonutrients often comes up. It is a term that is associated with immune boosting and disease fighting foods. But what are phytonutrients and just how do they help to improve human health?
The RAW food movement has gained popularity in recent years. Indeed focussing on eating raw foods has many health benefits as following these principles has a tendency to direct you to eating more fresh foods. This is a massive improvement from eating processed or fast foods.
Imagine a juice made from 9 organic ingredients and enhanced with herbs and plant extracts for optimum health. Providing essential nutrients, Natureland’s Veggie Beauty Juice can help you maintain good health and beautiful skin with one simple juice a day.
Rudolf Breuss was an Austrian naturopath, born in 1899 who believed that a unique combination of vegetable juices could improve health and cure chronic illnesses, specifically cancer. The book that details his treatment protocol is titled The Breuss Cancer Cure, and has sold over 990 000 copies worldwide.
In recent years, as commercial farming methods come to light, a lot of fuss has been made about free-range produce – in particular chicken and eggs.
Most people are aware that cranberries are among some of the healthiest fruits available. They are rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants and contain lower levels of sugar (only 4g per 100g of fruit) compared to other fruits such as mango or banana (which have 12g to 14g of sugar per 100g).
In many ancient texts from around the world there are stories of people living to several hundred years old. But one legend, that of Li Ching-Yuen who reportedly lived to an age of 256 years from 1677 to 1933, attributes his longevity to one very unique berry – The Goji Berry.
The DIRTY DOZEN are a list of fruits & vegetables which were by scientific research found to be in average most contaminated by pesticides. We provide you with this list to help you with limiting the chemical intake for you and your family, and still keeping your budget in check.
In the United States 90% of corn are GMO crops, and this is similar for many other countries around the world that have bought into the promise that GMO crops can produce greater yields and greater profits. Other major maize producing countries including Canada, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa have more than 80% of their corn crop as GMO.
Eating too much refined white wheat flour (which most people following modern or fast food diets do) can result in bloating, cramps and mal-absorption of nutrients. This means even though you are eating and getting full, your body really isn’t getting much of the nutrition you need.
Most of us have been told that when we have a choice we should always choose whole grain brown bread over white bread, but do you know why? Yes the white bread may be more refined, but it is much more than that. Even though it may not seem like it, there is quite a major difference in the nutrition of whole grains compared to foods made with refined flours.
It is believed that spelt was cultivated as a crop more than 9000 years ago and originated in the Middle East region. There are references to spelt grain in several ancient religious and historical Roman texts. While spelt is a type of wheat it is different genetically and nutritionally to commercially farmed wheat. The Latin name for spelt is Triticum spelta, whereas the Latin for common wheat is Triticum savitum.
If you ever have the pleasure of visiting Italy - the home of pasta – you will discover a wide assortment of different types of pasta. Some have strong traditions to different areas of Italy and are served with specific sauces. Traditionally pasta is made from durum semolina – a type of wheat flour.
Most of the time creating healthier food is associated with a lot of effort. Not this time. In this blog article we will share how you can combine Natureland whole grain pastas with a variety of Natureland ready made sauces. There isn’t a quicker way to prepare tasty and nutritious salads, and you can get almost all the ingredients you need right here at Natureland.
Blueberries have to be one of the most delicious fruits on earth! Eaten raw, juiced or in a pie, their sweet rich flavour simply satisfies all of the senses. The great news is that not only are blueberries delicious, they are also one of the most nutritious fruits available, and due to their high content of water and rich sweet flavour, they are perfect for juicing!
The blueberry is native to North America and is a tiny fruit packed with a whole lot of nutrition. Some studies reveal that blueberries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants among fruits. As you may know, anti-oxidants play an important role in health, helping to neutralize the effects of free radicals that may damage cells.
Blueberries are a wonderful fruit that you can eat by the handful until your stomach aches (not that we recommend this). But it is one fruit that most people can’t resist because of its simple sweet taste. Even fussy children who have a sweet tooth will usually be more than happy to have blueberries as a treat.
Organic apple cider vinegar is very different from conventional apple cider vinegar and the distinction is not only in how the vinegar is made but also in how it looks. Conventional commercial apple cider vinegar is clear with a light golden hue, whereas organic apple cider vinegar is cloudy and darker in colour.
Vegetarian pasta sauces are delicious and easy to make. They are an easy way to get in your daily servings of vegetables and fibre and are ideal for the whole family. Here are three of our favourites:
We all know that we need to manage and reduce stress in our lives, but it is often easier said than done. We have the responsibilities of a career, supporting a family, running a household and contributing to the communities we live in. So are there foods that can help us manage stress?
While the term ‘superfood’ has become a bit of a cliché, there are several foods that have consistently proven to have impressive health benefits, with the will of Allah. Many of the ingredients have strong anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties which make them foods to be consumed on a regular basis to boost health.
Goji berries make the ideal addition to almost any breakfast. Their mild taste and complex nutritional value can give you the perfect boost and energy to start your day. Here are five simple and easy ways to boost your breakfasts with Goji berries:
Like many ancient fruits, goji berries have a long reaching list of reported health benefits. They have been wide touted as one of nature’s superfoods with the ability to make a real difference to people’s health.
Goji berries are reputed to be one of nature’s superfoods and many health plans promote drinking goji berry juice. There might be something to this. A Chinese legend Li Tui Yueng is told to have lived to 252 years of age and he drank a tea made from goji berries, reishi mushrooms and ginseng daily.
Blueberries add a deliciously sweetness and fruity taste to just about any type of baking recipe. Packed with the natural goodness Allah has given them, their rich flavor combines well with many other ingredients. Tarts, cakes, muffins and even cheese cakes can be enjoyed with a blueberry flavor.
This recipe takes a little effort because you make each part from scratch. The huge benefit of this is that you can be sure that there are no artificial or highly processed ingredients, so while it is decadent and probably can’t be called a health food; it only uses quality natural ingredients.
Blueberry juice is as delicious as it is healthy. However, because of its sugar content, it should be enjoyed in moderation and preferably diluted with a little water. Admittedly, sometimes the taste of blueberry juice can be hard to resist, so here are a few creative ideas for cocktails as an alternate way to enjoy your blueberry juice.
Nutritionists are always telling us that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It sets up our metabolism and gives us the energy and nutrients our body needs to get through the tasks of the day.
Chocolate is mostly associated with decadence and a cheat food rather than good health. That may not be entirely true. Cocoa has several surprising and impressive health benefits which mean that the occasional indulgence in chocolate could be better for you than you thought.
A smoothie is a quick and easy way to get great nutrition on the go. Smoothies are popular with athletes and body builders, as it’s an easy way to get a meal in after training that provides all the essential nutrition without being heavy in your stomach.
Most recipes with chia seeds are for smoothies, desserts or bakes. But have you thought about boosting your salads and sandwiches with chia seeds? It is a great way to up the nutritional value of a meal, plus chia seeds are known to aid satiety, keeping you fuller for longer after a meal.
Most people know that oranges are a good source of vitamin C which helps to build up the immune system. But a recent small study has found that flavonol rich fresh orange juice could have another important impact with the will of Allah - improving cognitive brain function in elderly people.
Candida is an unpleasant and sometimes embarrassing condition, yet many people suffer from it. It is caused by yeast overgrowth where the candica albicans simply get out of control in your body. They cause inflammation and irritation in the gut and can also result in an unpleasant burning itch in the genitals.
Cabbage is not everyone’s favorite vegetable, but it should be. Recent research from UCLA has shown that cabbage could be far more effective in killing off cancer stem cells than any form of chemotherapy - specifically relating to cervical cancer. And all healing is from Allah.
There are very few people that don’t have a sweet tooth, and if you don’t agree with this statement try offering people something that contains less sugar than it normally would. They might not be able to put their finger on why it isn’t as tasty, they will just say it tastes bland. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of how much sugar they consume, much less that it is a sugar craving driving what they choose to eat.
Chia seeds are synonymous with healthy eating as they are one of the most nutritious foods available. While chia seeds may be tiny they contain omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous as well as vitamin B1 &B2. This means that you don’t need to feel guilty for having dessert when it’s made from chia seeds because you are getting a wealth of nutrition along with the great taste.
When someone mentions the word snack it seldom conjures up images of health food. Most of the time a snack is considered a candy bar or a packet of crisps rather than something resembling whole food. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Here are five simple ideas for snacks that include one of nature’s superfood’s – goji berries.
Acerola is a small yellowish red fruit that looks similar to a cherry. While some common names for include Barbados cherry or West Indian myrtle, acerola is not actually part of the cherry family. Originating from Central America, acerola is native to Mexico and is grown in many similar tropical regions around the world.
Unless you have been exposed to Asian cooking you probably won’t consider adding seaweed to your menu, yet it’s a very tasty and highly nutritional food. Plus it’s suitable for vegans and is a great source of important vitamin and minerals. Most seaweeds are available in a dried form so the keep in the cupboard almost indefinitely – as long as you keep the packages free from moisture.
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Everybody knows peanut butter, but what about all the other types of nut butter that are now available? Natureland provides you 6 tasty types of seed and nut butters and here’s what you need to know about them:
In centuries past, salt was a luxury item, so much so that at one point in history it was traded as a commodity more valuable than gold. It was used extensively in food preservation and many civilizations were built around the ability to either trade or produce salt. Today with many different types of salt readily available most people assume that salt is simply salt.
Chocolate is reported to have several health benefits, from providing a sense of well-being to stimulating brain function and helping people to stay more alert. However, the two active ingredients that perform these important functions in chocolate - caffeine and theobromine - are often also the reasons that people have to avoid chocolate.
Garam masala is an Indian curry spice that is incredibly popular due its mildly spicy and full flavor. The best part is that garam masala isn’t limited to making curry. You can add it to anything from salad dressing, to meat spice, use it in baking and even to spice up hot beverages. Here are 10 really easy and creative ways to use garam masala:
Introducing a new type of rice that contains even more nutrition for better health. It’s not a white rice but rather it is a deep purple color. And the color is an indication that like many other dark or brightly colored whole foods, it is rich in antioxidants.
Imagine a place on earth, separated from pollution, radiation and chemical pesticides, where the salts of ancient seas lay trapped beneath a bed of volcanic lava for millions of years and during this time crystallized into rock. It is believed that this is exactly how Himalayan rock salt was formed.
Lemons and limes are both citrus fruits with a strong sour taste. They are ideal for adding flavor to meals or baking, or to balance the sweetness or creaminess of a dish. The question is: when to use lemons and when to use limes and is there any difference?
They might be small, but pumpkin seeds are a perfectly nutrient-rich food for those who are burning the candle at both ends to boost general health and achieve physical strength-related goals. They are considered one of the best type of seeds to help promote biological functions for athletes and sports enthusiasts who are actively competing.
Fasting with Natureland juices is neither hunger nor deficiency. Fasting simply is about taking a break from heavy solid foods and giving your body an opportunity for rest, purification, rebuilding and recovery.
Increasingly people are recognizing that whole foods are essential in maintaining good health and preventing chronic diseases like cancer. Nutrition rich foods such as nuts have an important role to play. While there are multiple factors that can contribute to cancers developing and growing, researchers now understand more of its mechanisms.
Camel milk has been enjoyed by centuries by Bedouin people in the Middle East, yet few people are aware of its many health benefits. Recent studies have confirmed that camel milk offers several health benefits that are superior to both cow’s milk and goat’s milk in helping to improve immunity and prevent disease.
Rice is a staple food for many cultures, so much so that almost half the world’s populations enjoy rice as a primary food source. The most common type of rice is white rice which contains less fiber, yet it is easily absorbed and is a good source of a lower GI carbohydrate.
Most people are aware that too much sugar can have detrimental effects on health, but what about too little sugar? For diabetics it can be very serious. Hypoglycemia – low blood sugar is a result of the overproduction of insulin or the body not being able to regulate blood sugar levels effectively.
Sugar alcohols are not something that many people are familiar with and the name itself is misleading. Sugar alcohols are in fact neither sugar nor alcoholic, it is just that their structure resembles a hybrid of a sugar molecule and an alcohol molecule, hence the name.
In this week’s blog we will take you through the 3 easy steps on how to prepare quinoa. It is so simple and easy and takes just 15 minutes to make a delicious meal of it. Quinoa is technically a seed, although it is often promoted as a gluten free or maize free grain alternative for couscous or bulgar wheat.
For most mother’s, finding foods that are both tasty and nutritious is not that easy. Children can be fussy when it comes to food and when they are served nutritious foods they often don’t want to eat it. The great thing about quinoa is that it’s not just tasty, it is also very nutritious.
For centuries, flaxseed has been grown and consumed by humans. It may be small in size, but flaxseed certainly holds a big nutritional value. It remains one of the richest sources of Omega 3’s as well as a whole host of other essential vitamins and minerals.
Chia seeds health benefits have recently received a lot of exposure from nutrition experts who claim it’s the latest superfood. Are these claims substantiated and are chia seeds really that good for you?
Use Chia seeds daily to boost the nutrients in your food without having to put in much additional effort. Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition, packed with essential omega 3’s, soluble fibre, calcium and phosphorous. The great thing about chia seeds is that they have a neutral taste so you can add them to almost any meal without affecting the flavour.
Flaxseed baking introduces a new way of incorporating more healthy fats and nutrition into foods that are often considered unhealthy. Some people have concerns though that the omega 3’s in flaxseed become unstable at high temperatures and are therefore not suitable for baking.
Sesame seeds one of those food items are largely overlooked in the modern diet, which is surprising considering how long humans have known about their amazing health benefits. It is only recently with more people becoming aware of ancient traditions that people are looking at foods differently, that they are discovering how easy it is to gain health benefits from simple foods such as sesame seeds.
It is said that Babylonian women used to eat halva as part of their beauty regime. Halva is made of honey and tahini, and tahini is a butter made from ground sesame seeds. Certainly they were on to a good thing. These mineral and oil rich tiny seeds have many beauty applications that women from around the world can still benefit from today.
Here they are. Packet in handy and protective small, dark glass jars, our brand new spice collection meets the upmost standarts of organic food. Here are some insights:
Breakfast is often mentioned by nutrition experts as the most important meal of the day. It makes sense then to have the most nutrition meal possible. Chia seeds are a little powerhouse of nutrition which means that adding them to your breakfast can provide you with many of the essential nutrients you need to start your day. Here are 5 easy Chia seed breakfast ideas you can use and adapt for everyday living.
When you think about healthy foods, fruits such as apples or cherries might come to mind. In terms of herbs and spices you may think of tumeric, ginger or cinnamon. But have you ever heard of Acerola, Aronia, Elderberry or Seabuckthorn? They aren’t the type of foods that you find in the average supermarket.
Basil is arguably one of the most used herbs in cooking around the world and the different varieties impart subtly different flavours to food. But it’s not just the fresh taste that is unique to Basil. As it turns out, this leafy plant contains many hidden health benefits.
Most spices are usually selected for theirflavouror aroma rather than their health benefits.However, many spices have a long history of being used for medicinal purposes.Here are four sweet spices you may already have in your pantry that could be used to enhance your health:
Herbs have been used through centuries by traditional healers and doctors to help treat a variety of ailments. In the modern world many people now simply turn to commercial pharmaceuticals, yet this in no way reflects that herbs have lost their effectiveness to help heal the body.
One of the most widely cited benefits of cinnamon is its ability to help regulate blood sugar levels. This plays a vital role in many related body functions and contributes to better health. But did you know that cinnamon can help in the prevention of Alzheimers, cancer and cardiovascular disease?
All over the world pepper has become a staple spice. It is found on almost every restaurant table around the world alongside salt. While it is fairly common today, pepper was once a very valuable spice. It also has a long and interesting history. Here are three interesting trivia facts about pepper that you may not know:
When purchasing spice how can tell it if it is a quality product? You cant open the jar to test the ingredients or aroma of the spice and without some knowledge on where spices are grown and how they are processed, how do you know what you’re getting?
Have you ever tasted a curry and thought it could be just that little bit milder or spicier, but adding in less or more curry powder doesn’t really have the right effect? Well this is because it’s the different ingredients in the curry powder that make it spicier or more flavourful.
Mint goes well with lamb, as does rosemary, but few people might add them to the same dish. If you have a tendency for being creative in the kitchen then creating different combinations with herbs and spices can open a whole realm of possible new recipes for you to create.
Demeter was founded in 1928 by Rudolph Steiner as a certification system for biodynamic farming. It is the oldest certification system and is considered by many as the gold standard for organic farming.
Most herbs and spices lose their flavour and potency over time. This is one of the reasons why many people prefer to grow and use fresh herbs in their cooking. When you don’t have the means to grow your own herbs and spices then next best option is to purchase dried or ground spices to keep in your kitchen.
Cinnamon is a fragrant spice derived from the bark the cinnamonum tree. Cinnamon is closely related to cassia which is more commonly known as Chinese cinnamon. The spice can be bought as bark sticks or finely shaved strips that when dried roll into sticks. On the supermarket shelves it is more commonly found as ground cinnamon.
The rich flavour of cinnamon complements meat dishes in an unusual way. It is a primary ingredient in curry mixes and pastes in both Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. Cinnamon is particularly tasty on chicken, duck and lamb used on its own or blended with other herbs and spices. Here are three easy roast recipe ideas using cinnamon:
Natureland vegetable juices are a convenient way to enjoy good nutrition in a busy lifestyle. The vegetable juices are produced using traditional cold pressing methods which retain the full flavour and nutritional value of the vegetables. They are 100% pure juice, cold pressed and bottled immediately to ensure the nutrition of the vegetables is preserved.
Sauerkraut juice is essentially fermented cabbage juice. Sauerkraut as a food is not everyone’s favourite, and the thought of drinking sauerkraut juice may be even less appealing. However, for people with an interest in good health and nutrition, it is totally worthwhile considering.
Your Natureland honey is carefully selected and produced according to the highest organic beekeeping standards, ensuring it tastes delicious and helps to enhance your health – naturally. Raw honey is one of the most nutritious natural foods available.
Most health experts agree that fruit and vegetables should be part of a healthy diet. The fibre, energy and nutrients present in these plant sources can provide essential nutrients that cannot be obtained from other foods.
"And the lord inspired the bee, saying: Take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)'. There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily in this is indeed a sign for people who think." [Qur'an 16:68-69]
Sesame seeds one of those food items are largely overlooked in the modern diet, which is surprising considering how long humans have known about their amazing health benefits. It is only recently with more people becoming aware of ancient traditions that people are looking at foods differently, that they are discovering how easy it is to gain health benefits from simple foods such as sesame seeds.
We, at Natureland, provide a wide selection of honey to include a variety of flavours and therapeutic benefits. The distinction between the types of honey depends largely on the habitat where the hives are located and the type of flowers that the bees feed on.
For decades when the war of fat was waged in nutrition circles, butter was considered unhealthy. However, with more people turning away from processed commercial products such as margarine, and looking for natural fats, butter is once again being hailed as a health food.
As with most food products, there are many factors that contribute to the nutritional goodness of food. Everything from the origins of the food to its processing has an impact on the flavour and nutritional value. Butter is no different. Let’s consider a few of the things that determine why one type of butter is better for you than another.
Beetroot juice has a rich earthy flavour and mildly sweet taste. The rich red colour may often have it mistaken for berry juice, but beetroot holds it’s own in terms of health benefits. The powerful antioxidant properties help boost the body’s immune system and maintain good health and strong sporting performance.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you are working long hours and trying to keep fit by exercising regularly is not always easy. Some people take vitamins to ensure they are getting all the required nutrients. Now you can get additional nutritional benefits in a delicious tasting juice – Natureland’s Fitness Juice.
Millet is a gluten free grain which makes it an ideal substitute for wheat flour in baking. It has a neutral taste and blends well with other gluten free flours such as tapioca starch. Millet flour isn’t often found on the supermarket shelves but it is really easy to make your own.
Bright orange in colour, sweet and smooth tasting, carrot juice is a delicious way to boost your health. Often used as an ingredient in mixed vegetable juices such as the Root Salute, carrots are a powerhouse of nutrients that can help to naturally retain good health. Here’s a quick run down of just 5 of the health benefits of carrot juice:
Stevia has become well known as a ‘healthier’ alternative to sugar. It contains almost no calories, is 300 times sweeter than sugar and has few known side effects. Even large brands have patented their own forms of stevia extracts to market as a sugar alternative.
Fasting is an age old method for promoting health. It is often recommended for weight loss, detoxification and even as part of a treatment plan for chronic conditions such as cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Benefits of fasting are well documentedin various medical journals.
Household dust, dust mites and pet hair are often blamed for common allergies resulting in sniffing, sneezing, a runny nose and eyes. But could something else be adding to the effects of allergies? Most people think that keeping their home perfectly clean will help reduce allergies.
The majority of household cleaners contain a wide variety of toxic chemicals. Sure we know not to ingest them and to keep them safely stored away from children, but do we know about some of the hidden harmful side effects? The chemicals in household cleaners are designed to cut through grime, stains and dirt and many are very effective in doing this.
What if you could make a cheesecake without any added sugar using only natural fruit and juice for flavoring and sweetness? This is the challenge we set out to achieve when making a simple no-bake blueberry cheesecake.
Organic labels have several connotations attached, which is mainly a guarantee for a healthy food. On the negative side organic produce is usually more expensive and this has people questioning if it is really worth the cost. Is there really that much difference in the quality of the fruit? Does it taste different and is there a difference to the nutritional value that you get?
Every day we hear the importance of detox, especially in our busy modern lives. Most people living in cities are exposed to air pollution, radiation and a wide variety of other environmental toxins. Short of moving off the grid far away from civilization there is little that we can do to avoid many of these toxins.
Breakfast is a very important meal as it provides the nutrition you need to stay alert during the day. Including chia seeds in breakfast is one way to gain some fantastic superfood nutrition. Here are four of our favorite breakfast chia seed recipes:
Chia seeds aren’t your average baking ingredient, but they are wonderfully versatile. Chia seeds can be used as an egg substitute and binding agent. Here are three unusual and easy to make baking recipes that you can try with chia seeds:
Natureland Azeez sugar is made from organically grown cane sugar. Once harvested, the juice is cold pressed from the sugar cane and collected. The juice is then warmed over a very slow and low heat so that the liquid evaporates, but that the nutrients are retained. Once the liquid is evaporated, the mixture is ground into granules that look similar to brown sugar.
It used to be when a person received a diagnosis of cancer, it was a death sentence. Even if the cancer was removed through surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment, it never went away completely. Too often the cancer resurfaced, usually more aggressively the second time around. However, increasingly research is showing that cancer cellscanbe obliterated forgood!
We’d all like to be smarter, be able to think with more focus or clarity, but did you know that there are foods that can help you do exactly that? It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that whole foods have the ability to do this with the will of Allah. They are after all created to be rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help maintain good health in more ways than one.
There are many people that live with mild to chronic health issues they never seem to be able to cure. Blood tests, different medications and diet regimes are tried without long term success with much frustration. Often this is because physicians are just treating symptoms and not discovering the real cause behind the health issues.
Natureland acerola juice is made entirely from organic acerola fruits without adding anything besides the fresh fruits. It is a delicious tasting juice that contains remarkably high levels of natural vitamin C.
Baking with goji berries is quite different to baking with any other type of berries. Most berries have a strong and sweet flavour that dominates the taste, yet the flavour of goji berries is much more subtle.
We from Natureland are passionate about what we do. You already know how serious we take the promise to provide you the healthiest products available. But we are also dedicated to give you ‘food for thought’: Information to enable you to choose a healthier life for you and your family.
As Salamu’alaikum to all our followers. My name is Jan Abd al Malik Colberg and I’m working as head of online marketing for Natureland. Today, I want to share a personal experience with you. I’m gluten intolerant but against what the doctors would tell you: I’m able to eat spelt products!
It is a type of notched seeds produced by a plant known as Nigella Sativa – which is an annual flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae family. This plant is differentiated by its erect and branched stem, the finely divided and linear leaves, and its flowers that are colored with blue and grey.
This super easy salad dressing takes less than a minute to put together and can be stored for several weeks in the refrigerator. The dressing is very tart due to the lemon juice, so if you prefer a milder flavor add in a teaspoon of maple syrup to balance the tartness. This easy lemon juice salad dressing is ideal for pasta salad with corn, coleslaw or a green spinach salad with nuts.
Turmeric is increasing in popularity among the health community, largely because of the active ingredient, cucurmin. While for centuries turmeric has been widely used in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine, it is only recently that research has highlighted just how important this ingredient could be for health.
As people are becoming more health conscious and exploring different dietary lifestyles, there is one food that can be included regardless of if you’re following a raw, vegan, paleo, or HFLC/banting diet: Nuts!
Stomach ulcers can be very unpleasant to live with. Symptoms range from mild abdominal discomfort to acute pain below the rib cage. Most MD’s will recommend medications as treatment, but there are ways to treat ulcers with whole foods and lifestyle changes - and those will deal with the actual cause of ulcers, with the grace of Allah.
At Natureland we believe our Creator has created for us all that we need in order to live a healthy life. This includes natural, healthy and safe ways to keep our homes clean and hygienic.
According to the American Heart Association chicken is one of nature’s great sources of meat protein (18g per 100g of meat) and is one of the healthiest meats around. Chicken is also an excellent source of essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, and zinc and vitamins including vitamins C, B6 and B12, D, and A.
Natureland Juice offers you 100% naturally pure fruit and vegetable juices - real taste, real goodness.
Natureland’s Organic Muesli supports a healthy, nutritious meal your family will love. Our top selections of whole, pure ingredients are all organic, and all natural - giving you a healthy meal with a stunning taste.
Eating a healthy diet is not just about maintaining good physical health. As researches proof: our diet plays a key role in promoting sound mental health as well. This is important because mental health is fast becoming one of the key health issues of global concern.
Soda plays a major part in today’s beverage industry; just check the shelves of your local supermarket, and you’ll see dozens of options from a variety of brands. However, do consumers really know what they’re putting into their bodies with these drinks?
“People who eat a handful of nuts each day live longer than those who don’t”—so say the scientists behind a 30 year long study, the largest of its kind, published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers identified a direct link between nut eating and a 29% reduction of deaths from heart disease and 11% reduction in cancer mortality. And nut fans tend to be slimmer too.
Natureland brings you nature's purest produce from the lush-green paddy fields around the world. All eight varieties of Natureland Rice are organically grown and exclusively selected for the Middle Eastern consumer. These are wholegrain, unmilled rice, which means that only the outer husk is removed from the grain, and the bran sheathing and germ are intact.
Since ancient times the pomegranate has been referenced as a symbol of health, fertility and vitality. It appears that there may be more to this than just mere myth.
"Fat Free" is not the Way: Oils, and fats have been the victim of much negative publicity in recent years. Many people suffering from obesity have been avoiding fats, yet not losing weight. Actually author Ann Luise Gittleman notes in her bookEat Fat Lose Weightthat in the last decade as Americans cut back on fat, they gained an average of 3.5 kilos per person.
Most people don’t know that natural vanilla is an everyday 'superfood' used for centuries to enhance brain function and improve mood. Its excellent health benefits come from the rich nutrients that vanilla beans contain.
It has become a modern expectation to be able to connect to WiFi wherever you go, from restaurants to shopping centres and airports. The majority of modern homes have their own WiFi routers with a wide range of electronic devices connected 24/7.
The anti-saturated fat fanatics are at it again, going after coconut oil and other healthy saturated fats promoting the use of polyunsaturated vegetable oils and stating drugs as the solution to the worldwide heart disease epidemic.