Green Smoothie Power – Your Best Defense for Immunity

The best defense we have against any flu virus is not vaccines, nor supplements, but our own natural immunity system. We are born with the natural ability to repair, rejuvenate and restore our body. As long as we are living in line with Nature’s laws, there is no need to fear mutated flu viruses anymore than the common cold.

Ever notice how our grand-parents and their grand-parents lived so much stronger and healthier than the later generations? Their immunity seemed to be so much better than ours, and most importantly they definitely never experienced mutant diseases back then. Something we had been doing all this while obviously is not working out for us.

We seemed to have been digging our graves with forks and spoons.

To restore the body’s immunity system, the only sustainable way is to nourish and rebuild the body. Like TCM’s approach, raw foods seek to nourish and enable the internal organs to perform their functions – leading to healing. Vaccines cannot solve the problem for good because vaccines aim at fighting and killing off the virus. Vaccines cannot nourish nor strengthen the body. When the root of the problem is not solved, the problem will recur repeatedly. It’s a matter of time before the next virus attack, diseases, and then more vaccines.

To get out of our graves, we need to first stop digging. We need to change our actions leading to our current predicament. To do that means to stop doing the very things which are failing us and substitute that with something which works.

If there is truly a super-food that is worthy of its name, it has to be the Green Smoothie! Green smoothies are packed with chlorophyll, phytonutrients, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids to build muscle, and simple sugars for fuel. It is fresh, biologically “living” and brimming with life-force! Where else can you find such a powerful combination?

Anyone starting on a regime of daily green smoothies will see significant changes in their health within a short period of time. There are already countless testimonials and living examples of real people reversing health conditions using purely green smoothies and a sensible diet. Brighter eyes, radiant skin, improved immunity, weight loss, improved stamina etc.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why actually. Drinking green smoothies is simply a faster and delicious way of getting a large amount of fresh greens and fruits into the body. In other words, you take in substantially larger quantities of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants than before. And it is done in the way which nature intended, ie. everything is taken in whole with no isolation of components.

Tasty, healthy, alkalizing, nourishing and beautifying. There is no reason not to rejoice over Green Smoothies. Every single time I make my favorite green smoothie, I can’t wait to gobble it all down, and usually I am already half way through while washing the blender! No kidding!

Cheers to the Green Smoothie, and Bottoms Up! 🙂

© Copyright Linda Loo, Light Love Laughter

Divine Durian Smoothie

Packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants, Durians are often called a Superfood. Personally, I think it’s taste and flavor is amazing enough to be called Super, nutrition is simply the icing on the cake!

Basically all Durians are wickedly delicious, but if you can, go for the organic ones grown without too much artificial fertilizers.

Here are some tips on how to identify them:

1. They usually come in small sizes.

2. Try to stay away from the really expensive and high end ones, because they are the ones that are usually most heavily sprayed.

3. If it is a new monger, try just 1 or 2 seeds first. The heat in organic durians usually pass fairly quickly – in 1 hour or so.

4. This is my favorite – whenever there is a chance, observe the flies and ants nearby! If they are swarming over eagerly and stay, I do too! The signs of insects usually indicate there are no or little pesticides used.

Of course, these are not all going to be fool-proof, but at least they are some precaution steps. We already live in a world where too many chemicals are used for our own good; let’s try our best not to let them into our body too.

And even if we cannot avoid ALL of them, making an effort to minimize and avoid them will surely benefit us.

And here’s a simple but very delicious Durian Smoothie recipe for you!

*3 cups Durian Flesh
*1 cup Ripened Red Dragon Fruit (cubed & frozen)
*1 cup Organic Greens (any green leaves except water-cress and radish tops)
*½ cup Coconut Juice

Blend away and enjoy this wholesome indulgence! A great way to squeeze extra greens into your diet in an awesome smoothie; both the greens and coconut juice will balance some of the heat from Durians.

See you in Durian-Land!

© Copyright, Linda Loo, Light Love Laughter

The common sense of Raw Foods

The Oxford Dictionary defines food as “Any substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb to maintain life and growth”.

Let’s break it down a bit:

1) “Maintain Life”
So, a food is a qualified food if it achieves the purpose of maintaining life. So then, what is Life?

According to our Oxford Dictionary, “Life” = The ability (of humans and animals and plants) to grow, breathe and reproduce. If the conventional foods which we have been eating all these decades are the “qualified” foods, then they should be giving us “Life”, ie. we should have been thriving as a planet, with low incidences of degenerative diseases isn’t it?

And what is the current world situation?

Pandemic diseases, degenerative diseases like cancer and diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and so on. It seems like the list is not only never ending, but appears to be increasing. Our conventional diets are apparently making us degenerate (as opposed to grow), poor breathing (environmental pollution, stress, lung diseases etc). This is especially so in the more evolved urban cities – and worse still, child miscarriages have increased while fertility rates have decreased.

2) “Grow”

The definition of “Grow” = “Increase in size and changing physically, become greater over time, germinate and develop” is what the Oxford says.

Logic suggests that this “Grow” should be on a positive note – ie. the direction of growth should be towards the greater good, improvements in physique, health, wellness, more brain power etc.

We could also interpret it as an indication of growth towards better health, development of the mind and brain, and evolution as a human being to reach our maximum potential.

Speaking of which, by the way, humans are nowhere near even 10% of our maximum potential and capability – in terms of physical and mental development at least.

Doing the same thing over and over again, living the same lifestyle and eating the same foods which have caused us to be sick today, while hoping that things will change, is pure madness to me.

Therefore, does it makes sense that as we grow older in biological age, our bodies fail, immunity drops, looks deteriorate and mind becomes inactive? And can you see that most people have to rely increasingly on prescription drugs, vaccines and pills as they get older?

In my opinion, we are not born to battle with diseases, deal with synthetic drugs nor spend our whole lives working for money. We are all born for a greater purpose.

So, how does Living Foods make sense?

Living Foods = Living Vitamins, Minerals, Anti-oxidants, Phytonutrients, Simple Sugars, Chlorophyl, Oxygen, Amino acids, Water, Fiber and these are all intact.

They are not destroyed by heat, not mutated with heavy processes, not adulterated with malicious condiments and seasonings. Raw vegan foods itself, is a complete source of food for humans.

These living foods, if planted in soil, will grow. Just like humans! If you cut off the branch of a tree, it regrows. When we scratch our skin or cut ourselves, the wounds heal!

In other words, we SELF-REGENERATE. Do you have any idea how powerful this marvelous machine is? I’m still discovering for myself and I continue to be amazed with it.

The dictionary did not say that food should be “cooked”, “baked” or “square” etc. It simply refers to food as substances which support live and growth in living organisms.

What happens when we eat processed foods, like when we eat a pizza, is that our body has to work so hard to extract the meagre (if any at all) nutrients from it, and detox a whole load of by-products junk. Just think for a moment – does that help us to regenerate or degenerate?

And what happens when we eat a fresh living apple, banana or avocado? The living nutrients get delivered to our cells directly, no toxic by-products of digestion are produced and your body can function in tip top condition.

Do living foods enable an organism to “breathe”? Yes! Plant foods have plenty of oxygen and chlorophyll.

Do living foods enable “growth” and “regeneration”? Yes! Uncooked vegan foods have LIFE in them! The very fact that some people have used raw foods to heal “incurable” diseases, is pure evidence that raw foods enable self-regeneration.

Living foods fit the definition of food completely; it just makes so much sense. You have power over your health, you always do; take that power back right now.

© Copyright Linda Loo, Light Love Laughter

Raw Food Fun Facts – Research Evidences and Clinical Papers

1) Dr Edward Howell (Author of Enzyme Nutrition)

WHERE – www.enzymeuniversity.com Medical License from State of Illinois in 1924, a private practice doctor.
WHAT – Discovered that enzyme levels are almost non-existent in cooked foods.
HOW – The heating of foods beyond 115 degrees F destroys enzymes.

2) Dr Gabriel Cousens

WHERE – www.treeoflife.nu/gabriel, World recognized medical researcher, acupuncturist and homeopath.
WHAT – Conducted a clinical experiment in 2006 on diabetics.
HOW – Advocates raw foods for its healing properties.

3) Dr John Douglass

WHERE – Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, LA.
WHAT – Experiment of raw foods on excess weight and hypertension – details from the Southern Medical Journal, Jul 1985 Vol 78, Issue 7.
HOW – Results of the experiment included successful weight loss, cessation of alcohol and smoking addictions.

4) Dr Max Gerson (Founder of Gerson’s Institute)

WHERE – www.gerson.org/
WHAT – Wrote “The cure of advanced cancer by diet therapy: a summary of 30 yrs of clinical experimentation,” published in Physiol Chem Phys (1978, Vol 10, Issue 5).
HOW – Concluded that even advanced stages of cancer respond favorably to a diet of raw fruits, vegetables and raw-liver-derived active oxidizing enzymes, with no fats, oils or animal proteins.

5) Dr Abramowski

WHERE – Author of “Fruitarian Diet” and “Physical Rejuvenation”.
WHAT – Using a raw vegan diet, he completely healed himself from hardening of arteries and loss of vigor. Compared the results of treating patients with cooked food and drugs vs fresh fruit and no drugs.
HOW – The experiment was terminated several weeks later due to objection from his lead nurse because the drugs and cooked foods appeared to be killing the first group!

6) Dr Edmond Szekely

WHERE – Author of “The Chemistry of Youth”,
WHAT – Long term study over 33 years on 123,600 people (1937-1970) on a raw diet.
HOW – 90% of the participants achieved amazing improvements in health.

7) Prof Karl Eimer

WHERE – Director of Medical Clinic (University of Vienna).
WHAT – Compared the same group of athletics, using the same intensive training methods, between 2 weeks of cooked food diet vs 2 weeks of 100% raw food diet.
HOW – Every athletic improved in reflec speed, flexibility and stamina. Concluded that cellular respiration and efficiency increase on a raw diet.

Raw Food Diet: Why Is Drinking Green Smoothies Essential For Health

Drinking blended greens is essential to optimal health for everyone – regardless of the predominant diet which the person is eating.

Today, Greens occupy a tiny section of most supermarkets, but yet these are humble power houses which gives us life, healing powers and precious nourishment.

Chlorophyll
The magic of Green leaves from plants lie in their ability to turn energy from the sun into nutrients and oxygen through photosynthesis.

It has been proven in research that chlorophyll can oxygenate, rejuvenate body cells and even cure degenerative diseases. When we consume greens, our cells are nourished with oxygen which enables them to heal and perform at optimum.

Alkalinity
When cells are oxygenated properly, cell respiration becomes strong and steady – resulting in an alkaline environment.

An alkaline PH is vital for maximum health while cancer cells grows and multiplies in an acidic body.

Fiber
Greens provide us with insoluble fiber which is important for elimination. It is impossible to eliminate properly without enough fiber in the diet. Most conventional cooked and meat based diet provide insufficient fiber.

When fiber is lacking, the body’s natural ability to eliminate malfunctions and that’s when the skin takes on the tough task of detoxification. The skin is the best indicator of how clean the body is internally!

Why then a Green Smoothie?
The blending action breaks down the cellular walls of greens and fruits, thus releasing valuable minerals, vitamins and other phytonutrients. These are then delivered to individual cells which are ready for assimilation. Your body is relieved of the digestive burden but yet at the same time, probably taking in much more nutrients than most of the other meals of the day!

Most people are not able to consume greens in sufficient amounts because of low stomach acid levels. By blending, you have already broken down the food particles into a perfect size for absorption. This allows your body to produce lower stomach acid but yet not suffer from indigestion problems.

Things to look out for when consuming green smoothies:

Rotate Greens
It is imperative to rotate the greens you take, just like with any other fruit or vegetable. Nature has it such that not one single fruit, vegetable or green has the full spectrum of health giving benefits for humans.

You will know that this is true when you keep on eating the same green or fruit day after day. After some time, you may find that the food loses its appeal or taste less delicious to you.

Fresh is always best
The best time to have your green smoothie is right after it is poured out from your blender! In a humid country like Singapore, green smoothies do not keep well.

Even if you store it in the fridge, it is not advisable to leave it overnight, because the taste always deteriorates.

© Copyright, Linda Loo, Light Love Laughter

Highly recommended reading for more information on Green Smoothies:

Victoria Boutenko has done some awesome research on green smoothies and their effect on health. Find out how essential green smoothies help us achieve optimal health in her famous book “Green For Life”

The Magic of Greens – 8 Benefits of Drinking Green Smoothies

Do you want to feel happy, peaceful, calm and in control no matter what happens? Do you wish that somehow, you know a way to stop all those crazy cravings for sweet, fatty snacks at erratic times of the day?

Greens are leaves which contain chlorophyll, and they are probably the most neglected food group in the entire supermarket.

But yet it is these humble green warriors which does magic for our cells.

Why is drinking a green smoothie better than just eating greens?

Because the blending actually breaks down the cellular walls of the leaves, leaving you with the finest particles of nutrients which are delivered straight to your cells.

And of course, all these living nutrients are still intact and not destroyed by heating.

1) You feel calm and peaceful
The chlorophyll in greens deliver oxygen to your cells and puts the body in a slightly alkaline state. This is a state in which optimal health is required and which cancer cells do not thrive.

Degenerative diseases like cancer thrives and grow in an acidic state.

2) You feel happy for no reason
A healthy body is a happy body. Research has proven that subjects whom are in optimal health condition still feel in control and calm even in the face of seemingly tough life events; while those who are not, tend to feel unhappy even when they are rewarded with promotions or striking the lottery.

3) You adopt a more positive outlook in life
Things which you used to sweat over now seem smaller. You have grown in capacity to handle things because your body is now constructed with newer, better materials.

And did I mention that your cells are rejoicing with the change?

4) Get rid of Unnecessary Addictions
Your body is made up of billions of tiny cells. Every cell is You, they combine to make up your tissues, organs, bones, face, hair, legs etc.

When nutrition is improved, the body is strengthened on a cellular level.

When your cells know what it is like to receive first class nutrition, they will not want to go back to the old ways!

They will resist old substances like nicotine which does not do the body good.

5) Beautiful and Radiant Skin
Do you want smooth, blemish-free skin? Within weeks of constant drinking blended greens, countless subjects reported lightening of spots, smoother skin and radiant complexion.

6) Smooth Bowels
This is probably the most common benefit experienced by far. Blended greens add a whole lot of fiber to the diet, and fiber is essential for smooth bowel movements.

Constipation now becomes a thing of the past!

7) Energy, Energy and more Energy!
If you think that green smoothies cannot give you energy for that workout, think again! Or better still, try it before you judge it.

It is true that due to the low caloric levels of greens, they cannot fill us for long. But the trick here is to combine it with sweet fruits – which supplies us with simple sugars.

This is one of the best pre-workout food which supplies us simple sugars to burn immediately as fuel.

8) Release Unwanted Weight!
For those who have reached a plateau in releasing weight, try this!

When your cells are nourished, cravings for unhealthy food become lesser or non-existent. Proper nourishment of the cells is vital to maintaining a healthy weight.

This list is non-exhaustive, and we at Light Love Laughter Academy believe that “doing” is more important than anything else! So here’s a simple green smoothie recipe for you.

Popeye’s Mango
2 Large Sweet Mangoes
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Filtered Water

When you are done, don’t look, just drink. You will marvel at how delicious it actually tastes!

© Copyright, Linda Loo, Light Love Laughter

3 Biggest Mistakes of a Raw Vegan Diet

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3 Biggest Mistakes of a Raw Vegan Diet

For almost a decade, I had been using (and still do) raw foods as a tool to forward my sadhana (sanskrit word for spiritual cultivation). Watching and coaching many others, clients and friends alike to do the same, I could say there are 3 big mistakes to avoid if you are serious about making raw foods work for you:

1. Not enough quality plant Fats

Fats, are important for us on almost every level. We need fats to hold and cushion our internal organs against impact. We need fats for proper absorption of essential minerals, for proper skin, bone and hair formations. Essential fats also ensure a smooth transmission process between brain neurons i.e. thought and cognitive processes.

Over the years of coaching, we had seen people undertaking a low fat raw vegan diet, leading to less than optimal states of functionality. Some of them include character instability and emotional fluctuations; the moment we added good raw plant fats into the diet, the person stabilizes and grounds back.

So, don’t skimp on the raw fats. Include lots of ripe avocados, coconuts, coconut oil, organic olives into your diet.

2. Not enough Chlorophyl

In our raw food pyramid, greens form the base layer. Chlorophyl is the most healing substance on Earth. Superior to any anti biotics, pain killers, anesthetics and other synthetic medicines, Chlorophyl is a natural gift from Mother Nature. Thus it does not create problems like synthetic meds do.

One noteworthy point, is to make sure digestion is not compromised. Most people can’t take large amounts of raw greens. If this is the case, good options would be to blend, juice and marinate/ferment the greens. If these options are not available, then taking a quality concentrated form of Chlorophyl like liquid plankton or a super green powder is a best choice.

3. Not maintaining a Sattvic dominant diet

Citing wisdoms from ancient Yogic texts, which exists thousands of years BC, there are essentially 3 natures of matter – Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic.

Briefly, Sattvic means fluid, lucid, light natures; Rajasic means passionate, activity driven, desires and energies of movement; while Tamasic means natures of heaviness, dullness and darkness.

Our universe is made up of these 3 categories of matter, and they consistently combine, separate and recombine towards equilibrium.
For our human body to function optimally, the diet has to be that of a predominant Sattvic nature. When any one quality is increased, the other 2 natures automatically recede.

If you are practicing Yoga and want to refine your Sadhana, a diet dense in Sattvic foods is useful. Some examples of Sattvic foods include raw greens and vegetables, fruits and sprouts.

Examples of Rajasic foods include spices, or anything that excites the taste buds and makes the heart rate increases. Tamasic foods include meat, flesh products, alcohol, and other heavily cooked/processed foods that weigh the mind and spirit down.

Balance is very important, regardless of the diet we are using. If a raw vegan diet is suddenly too much Sattvic, it could cause certain imbalances too, especially if the person is living in the city, and the body is not yet ready for quick transformations. In this case, using spices to slightly reduce the Sattvic nature, increasing the Rajasic nature, could bring much balance to the person’s life.

Photo credit: http://aetherforce.com/vegan-no-more-by-alex-jamieson/#post/0

Organic Chia Seeds: the Humble Mighty Nutrition Powerhouse from Mother Nature!

 

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Organic Chia Seeds are the most precious parts of the desert plant Salvia Hispanica that grows in Mexico. These super nutritious seeds were used for their medicinal properties in the Mayan & Aztech civilizations.

It was said that Aztech warriors went to battle with a pouch of Chia Seeds & water; just a spoonful of Chia Seeds could sustain a person for 24 hours!

Apart from its perfect combination of Omega 3-6 fatty acids, it is also super dense in antioxidants, making it more durable than Flax seeds.  

The best way to eat Chia Seeds is to soak them in water before using them. Place 1/2 Cup Chia Seeds in a Bottle with 2 Cups filtered water. After 30 min, the solution turns into a gel, use whatever amount you require and keep the remaining in the fridge. Chia gel stores up to 5 days in the fridge.

Benefits of eating Chia Seeds:

♥ Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids to keep the organs, skin & hair healthy. Omega fatty acids are essential to health! 

♥ Abundance of soluble fibers to keep the bowels smooth, prevent constipation and prevents Diverticula (colon disease).

♥ Excellent weight loss food due to its ability to slow down sugar metabolization, therefore keeping you full & reducing cravings for unhealthy foods.

♥ Perfect for athletes who train long hours. Chia Seeds, when consumed in gel form, acts as a slow hydrator by releasing moisture to the organs over a prolonged period of time. Add Chia Gel into your smoothies to give it that extra work out boost!

♥ Stabilizes sugar levels in the blood, making it a suitable food for diabetics. 

More info: http://lightlovelaughteracademy.com/online-store/super-foods

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The Magical Raw Cacao: the Food of Gods!

Chocoholics alert! This is a must read for all chocolate lovers, health enthusiasts, anti-aging warriors and beauty fanatics!

Cacao Debrief:

The Cacao plant was considered a sacred plant in the Mayan Civilizations. Prized as a mighty plant that brings vitality, fertility, beauty & youth, these beans were even once used as money! 

The cacao fruit contains clusters of seeds with white juicy flesh covering each seed. These flesh taste like a cross between soursop & mangosteen, and the seed is what is used to make what we commonly know as chocolate. 

♥ Raw Cacao Beans / Nibs

Raw Cacao Beans are the seeds of the Cacao Fruit. Purple in color when fresh, these beans turn dark brown or black when fermented & dried. Cacao Beans can be eaten just as they are; you can make trail mixes with Cacao Beans, Goji Berries & Raw Pumpkin seeds. When crushed, they become Cacao Nibs, which are great to use as toppings on fresh fruit, ice-cream or yogurt. 

When fresh, the seed is actually purple in color. Besides being abundant in Magnesium, Zinc, & PEA (feel good hormone), the Cacao bean also carries flavonoids & antioxidants which helps us fight aging. 

♥ Raw Cacao Powder       

Cacao Powder is the concentrated part of Cacao Beans which are void of fat. Cacao Beans are put through cold mills to extract the fat, separating concentrated Cacao Powder in the process. Cacao Powder is great for making Raw Organic Hot Chocolate Drinks, Ice Creams & a wide variety of healthy Snacks. 

♥ Raw Cacao Butter

This is the fat portion of Cacao Beans. An excellent source of saturated fat (humans need a small percentage of saturated fat in the body to function optimally), Cacao Butter is used to make healthy Raw Cacao Bars, Cookies and even Skin Creams! Just a little dab of this butter on the skin goes a long way to keep you hydrated, moist & glowing! 

All chocolate bars, candies, nougats and other derivatives are made from the super-power almighty cacao bean, which are harvested from inside the cacao fruit. Yes, chocolate grows on trees!

If you have noticed how chocolate balances your hormones, appetites and moods (perfect for that after-break-up-cheer-me-up!), you are not alone, and you are very close to the divine truth.

The Cacao, is what I would call a SUPER food – the ancient tribes used it as a sacred offering, some pray to it, some use it in concocting medicines for healing various diseases, others use it as a secret beauty trick.

There is not only something special in the cacao bean; but MANY special properties which enable it to have healing, rejuvenating, anti-aging, immune-boosting, hormone-balancing, slimming, beautifying and strengthening impacts on a person after consumption.

1) Hundreds of Chemicals for Health 

Besides a truckload of beneficial nutrients for health, cacao is especially high in magnesium, sulfur, iron, chromium, tryphtophan and anti-oxidants. Each of these is indispensable in the pursuit of health, longevity and lasting youth.

2) Incredible Minerals for Beauty

The top beauty mineral contained in abundance is Sulfur – which gives beautiful hair, strong nails, young and radiant skin. On top of it all, it makes the liver and pancreas function optimally. No wonder the Mayans worshipped it!

3) MAO Inhibitors

This stands for Monoamine Oxidase Enzyme Inhibitors. Studies have shown that these MAO inhibitors which are present in Cacao beans helps to diminish and control appetite and cravings. The famous Dr Gabriel Cousens has also confirmed that MAO inhibitors encourage anti-aging effects and rejuvenation in an experiment conducted in 2008.

4) Contains PEA and Anandamide

PEA stands for Phenylethylamine – which is the chemical we produce when we are in love. When you eat cacao, you become constantly in love! Remember how we become all charged up, feeling nice and romantic whenever we fall in love? Imagine all the rosy cheeks, radiant skin and shining eyes, youthful looks constantly for the rest of your lives regardless of whether you are single or not!

Anandamide is a blissful chemical produced naturally by our bodies when we are feeling happy and great. Cacao enzyme inhibitors keeps this chemical in our body around longer, while adding onto it its own natural reserve of Anandamide. When a person feels blissful and happy, he does more good, makes more peace, shares more love. No wonder the ancients say cacao is a spiritual food!

(And do you know that the Sanskrit word for Bliss is “Ananda“? It was an interesting finding for me when I saw this; seems like the ancient Indian ascetic masters knew quite a few things about all these age-reversing and youth-boosting advantages too!)

5) Boost metabolism, increase fitness stamina, and aids natural weight loss

Try it on yourself! Raw cacao speeds up the body’s natural metabolism, and makes you burn fat even while resting. And when you take it before exercise, you can literally feel the energy swoon to the sky!

Having said that, it is important to note that only raw cacao has this benefit. The conventional roasted and processed chocolate products piles on more fat than it helps to burn because of the sugar, milk and hydrogenated fats.

Some important pointers to look out for while consuming Raw Cacao: 

1) Only go for Raw Cacao

The conventional chocolate products have been roasted, cooked, processed and modified to be very far away from what Nature intended for us to consume.

First of all, cacao has what we call theobromine (same family with caffeine, but different substances and has effects). This is also what perks us up when we eat cacao. Studies conducted have shown that raw and roasted theobromine has very different results on the body!

Experiments conducted on myself presented the same facts. I feel the greatest on raw cacao. There is an unmistakable feeling of “congestion” even if I were to eat the purest, finest quality, natural almost 100% dark chocolate bar. The ingredients in this commercially sold chocolate bar is only cacao butter, cacao powder, and nemera sugar (a kind of natural pure sugar). Almost, I would say, raw. But of course, we all know that it was roasted.

2) Go for pure and natural dark chocolate if Raw Cacao is not available to you

Have you noticed that there are more and more dark chocolate with lesser and lesser sugar, addictives, milk etc on the market today?

Yes, our world is evolving. Of course, these are still far away from my best choices; but when raw cacao is really not available to where you are located, then opt for the most natural and least adulterated chocolate options.

Milk and dairy not only spoil the benefits of pure raw cacao; but these are substances which the body has to eliminate. A food should enhance the energy of the person after consumption, not take away.

Read your labels carefully when shopping for conventional chocolate.

But fret not! Raw cacao is now available in Light Love Laughter Academy, in Singapore. You can now experience the power of raw cacao without traveling to the States! 

Ladies & Gentlemen, buckle up and join me in this adventure into the Cacao WonderLand! There is no turning back, because we simply can’t imagine living any other way! ♥

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Raw Organic Cacao Crisps: Your Thrill Mix for Beauty & Longevity!

Now, you can indulge your taste buds without adding on the pounds!

Cacao Crisps Ingredients: Raw Organic Cacao Nibs, Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Cashews, Sesame Seeds, Goji Berries, Raisins, Raw Honey, Sea Salt, some Love & lots of Laughter!

WHY Raw Cacao Crisps are better than conventional snacks:

♥ Lovingly made with the finest natural ingredients from Mother Earth, these crisps are prepared at below 47°C where enzymes, vitamins and minerals are kept intact.

♥ All Seeds/Nuts are sprouted & dried with the appropriate amounts of time so that Amino Acids are ready for assimilation, giving you the maximum nutrient density.

♥ Sprouted seeds & nuts have enzymes to break down & assimilate fats, keeping you in good shape! 

Why sprouting is important? Un-sprouted seeds & nuts contain enzyme inhibitors (MAO) that interfere with digestion. Roasted or cooked seeds/nuts are actually harmful for health, and even makes us gain weight! With sprouting, the seed/nut is pre-digested, essential fats are ready for assimilation, and all the nutrients & minerals available to our body.

Great for:

♥ Increasing energy before a workout

♥ Enhancing skin radiance & elasticity

♥ As an excellent, healthful Tea-Break snack

♥ Essential Fatty Acids for optimal organ wellness

1) Raw Cacao Nibs: Nutrients-dense with an extraordinary amounts of antioxidants, flavonoids, zinc and magnesium to make our skin radiant & young with precious benefits for the brain and heart. Reverses & retards aging, revives metabolism, regulates hormone balance, enhances moods & helps in natural weight loss!

2) Sprouted & Dried Pumpkin Seeds: Helps prevent prostate & ovarian cancer, contains tryptophan to relieve insomnia, gives us strong nails and thick youthful hair with generous supplies of zinc, magnesium, manganese & copper.

3) Sprouted & Dried Sunflower Seeds: Truly alive & brimming with high quality amino acids, Sunflower Seeds give us fair skin due to its high Vitamin E content. Also helps prevent cardiovascular problems, asthma symptoms, inflammation & arthritis.

4) Sprouted & Dried Almonds: Contains Calcium, Phosphorus & beauty minerals to give us even skin tone, relieves constipation, helps lower bad cholesterol and keeps our heart in good condition.

5) Sprouted & Dried Cashews: Give us strong teeth, gums, hair & bones. Helps lower heart diseases, and contains copper to make our skin strong & beautiful.

6) Sesame Seeds: Generous supplier of calcium for strong bones, tryptophan to relief insomnia & fiber to cleanse the intestines. 

7) Goji Berries: A Powerful antioxidant-rich berry with 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals and an excellent source of soluble fibre. They have more beta carotene than carrots, more iron than spinach and more than 400 times Vitamin C than that of oranges! Eating Goji Berries frequently makes our skin elastic & youthful, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, protect against diseases like cancer and it’s a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial food.

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