Nutrition & Cooking Tips

The following items are a collection of tips about food, cooking and overall health.

Food

  • Cinnamon has extremely high anti-oxidant activity and is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. Add a dash of cinnamon to coffee grinds before making your morning coffee!
  • Soak nuts before eating them. Nuts and seeds naturally contain enzyme inhibitor and by soaking them, you not only release the toxic enzyme inhibitors, but also increase the life and vitality contained within them! The purpose of these enzyme inhibitors is to protect the nut and/or seed until it has what it needs for growing (ex. sunlight, water, soil, etc.). Since the soak water will contain the enzyme inhibitors, and is very acidic to the body, please be sure to rinse your nuts and seeds well after soaking.

Cooking

  • Olive oil should not be used for frying as it has a low smoke point.  Every cooking oil has something called a smoke point which is the temperature heated oils reach that causes both the taste and the nutrient level to breakdown.  The oil can actually become toxic if it is heated well beyond its smoke point.    Try coconut oil instead.
  • When baking or making drinks that require sugar, substitute the sugar with agave syrup.  3 parts agave = 4 parts sugar

Health

  • Calcium is best taken before bed.  It is beneficial in building bone strength and may help promote better sleep as it is a natural muscle relaxant and can calm the mind.
  • B Complex vitamins will often cause some mild nausea. This may be avoided by taking the B Complex vitamins with a light meal. A heavy greasy meal may interfere with absorption, so keep it light. The exceptions to this are B12 and folic acid which should be taken on an empty stomach.