If you are looking for simple ways to improve your health, I recommend implementing more of these foods and herb into your diet. They will help boost your immunity, digestion, energy, mental clarity, skin health, heart health, balance hormones, mood, sleep and so much more!
What a treat to cut open this gorgeous juicey papaya. It brings me back to my child hood, growing up in Vietnam and eating the most delicious papayas. Papaya is one of the most anti-inflammatory and nutrient dense foods on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids and is traditionally known to aid in digestive health.
Eating papaya can help alleviate constipation, IBS, bloating, acid reflux, ulcers, indigestion, celiacs disease and much more. Papaya also helps to replenish tissues, bones, muscles, organs, and enhances skin health. Our family just loves papayas!
The sad thing is most papayas that are available to us here are GMO. The ones that are safe to eat and contain the most nutrients are the large Maradol papayas and any varieties that are organic and Non-GMO. You can also order organic non-GMO papayas directly from Hawaii from this company, they ship it to your house: https://kumufarms.com/products/organic-non-gmo-papayas .
Wild Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, much more than it’s cousin the cultivated blueberries! Eating one cup of wild blueberries a day can help remove toxins and heavy metals from the body, cleanse the liver and boost the immune system.
We add it into our smoothie every morning, and the kids love to eat it as a snack. They are available year round because they come frozen or in powder form. Our favorite frozen wild blueberries is Whymans and powder is Vimergy.
Wild blueberry smoothie
1-2 cups wild blueberries
1 red apple or orange
2 ripe bananas
1 large handful spinach
1 Tspn. Barley grass juice powder and/or Hawaiian Spirulina
1 cup pure water
Optional: 1 cup cilantro & 1 Tspn. Atlantic Dulse
Blend until smooth in a high speed blender, enjoy right away for the best benefits!
Lemon Balm (Melissa)
I feel so blessed to have this beautiful blooming lemon balm plant in our garden, especially during these uncertain times. It’s an amazing medicinal herb that our family take daily to make sure we stay healthy and balanced. We make tea from these leaves and also take it in tincture form, I like the one by Vimergy. We also use the tea from Traditional Medicinal.
Lemon balm or Melissa comes from the mint family and is known for it’s calming properties. This herb can help calm the central nervous system, alleviating stress in the body and mind. It also calms and strengthens the digestive system and improves nutrient absorption. It detoxifies the liver, spleen and kidneys, and alleviates UTI’s. It is anti-parasitic, antiviral, and antibacterial. This herb is critical when one is trying to heal from the Epstein Barr Virus, Herpes complex, and Tonsillitis – Strep infection. Lemon balm is a must have in our medicine cabinet!
I hope you will give these foods and herb a try, they are powerful and healing in so many ways!