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Turmeric, a herb with many uses and health benefits.

Turmeric, a herb with many uses and health benefits.

Turmeric is a powerful spice used for centuries in Indian food and well known for it's use in treating a number of conditions.

 To read more info regards the Health benefits of Turmeric & Curcumin, please click here.

In this blog post we concentrate on the different ways to add Turmeric to your daily diet;

  • Season your roasted veggies; mix olive oil and turmeric, pepper and other seasoning of choice and pour over kumera, pumpkin, carrots, etc and roast as usual.

  • In a smoothie; to increase bio-availability blend half an avocado or some coconut oil with your mixture. It may change the colour of your smoothie as the pigment is strong. Two pinches of Turmeric, which will hardly change the taste of your smoothie, up to a teaspoon, for the ones who enjoy the flavor. For Turmeric smoothie recipes, click here

  • Turmeric Tea; bring 1 cup of water to a boil and stir in a 1/4 teaspoon of ground Turmeric. Simmer for 10 minutes, strain and enjoy. Add honey or lemon juice for added flavor.

  • Turmeric salad dressing; 1/2 teaspoon ground Turmeric, 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons miso paste, 1 tablespoon of honey and the juice of 1/2 a lemon.

  • Golden Milk; First you make the paste by 1/2 a cup filtered water to a low simmer and mix in 1/4 cup of ground Turmeric, stir for 5 to 10 min till it forms a thick paste. (Add water if needed) Store this paste in your fridge, it will last for up to 2 weeks. To make the milk it is important to mix the paste with warm milk and oil or clarified butter (ghee). Pour 1 cup of Dairy, Goat, Nut or Oat milk in a saucepan, add 1/2 teaspoon of the Turmeric paste and cook on medium heat for approx. 5 min. Stir in 1/2 a teaspoon of coconut oil or ghee before drinking. Add honey, cinnamon, maple syrup or ginger to sweeten. Drink before bedtime for sweet dreams!

  • In Soup; a few pinches of Turmeric won't change the flavour of the soup but adds nice color to a stock soup and aids you fighting a flu / cold.

  • Homemade mustard; mix basic mustard with 1/2 a cup ground mustard, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of water, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon Turmeric. Store in fridge.

  • Avocado health snack; simply sprinkle Turmeric on an avocado or if you have more time available mash the avocado, add a dash of ground Turmeric, Pepper and salt. Serve with crackers or garlic bread.

  • Immune booster; mix 1 tablespoon ground Turmeric with 7 tablespoons golden honey, dissolve every 2 hours 1/2 teaspoon in your mouth.

    At AllinFlex we sell Organic Ground Turmeric with Piperine in the right ratio already mixed in. Piperine is the extract of Black Pepper which increase the bio-availability of Curcumin, the active ingredient of Turmeric. 

    250g Organic Ground Turmeric with a Curcumin amount of 5.15% in weight. (95% of Curcuminoids), to order click here;

    250g Organic Ground Turmeric with a Curcumin amount of 5.15% in weight. (95% of Curcuminoids),

    Health Supplements in capsules which contain Organic Turmeric or Curcumin, see herebest organic turmeric in capsules available in nz


       

      Organic Ground Turmeric Smoothies Recipes

      Organic Ground Turmeric Smoothies Recipes
      Healthy Turmeric smoothie recipes to aid inflammation and healthy digestion

      Which Omega-3s supplementation is the most effective way to reduce inflammation?

      Which Omega-3s supplementation is the most effective way to reduce inflammation?

      Health Benefits of Omega-3

      What is Omega-3?

      When it comes to fat, there's one type you don’t want to cut back on: Omega-3 fatty acids. Two crucial ones - EPA and DHA - are mainly found in certain fish and Green Lipped Mussels. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, they deliver some big health benefits.

      Not all fats are unhealthy. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the "good" types of fat. They may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis.

      Your body can't make them. You need to eat them or take supplements.

      Signs of Omega-3 deficiency:

      A lack of Omega-3 will show up as one or more of the following physical symptoms:

      Inflammation in human body and effects of Omega 3

      Inflammatory conditions; Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Arthritis

      Excessive thirst

      Excessive ear wax

      Dandruff

      Frequent urination

      Irritability

      Attention deficit

      Soft, brittle or easily frayed nails

      Patches of pale skin on cheeks

      Allergies

      Lowered immunity

      Fatigue

      Hyperactivity

      Dry eyes

      Poor wound healing

      Frequent infections

      Learning and memory problems

      Cracked skin on heels or fingertips

      Craving for rich fatty foods

      While further definitive research is required, there has been positive anecdotal information that boosting levels of omega-3 has assisted with improving symptoms of the following conditions:

      •  Depression;
      some researchers have found that cultures that eat foods with high levels of omega-3 have lower levels of depression. Fish oil, or oil from the NZ Green Lipped Mussel, also seems to boost the effects of antidepressants and may help the depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder.
        • Baby development;

        DHA appears to be important for visual and neurological development in infants.

        • Asthma;

         a diet high in omega-3 lowers inflammation, a key component in asthma. But more studies are needed to show if fish oil or Green Lipped Mussel supplements improve lung function or cut the amount of medication a person needs to control the condition.

        • ADHD;

        some studies show that fish oil or Green Lipped Mussel supplements can reduce the symptoms of ADHD in some children and improve their mental skills, like thinking, remembering, and learning. But more research is needed in this area, and omega-3 supplements should not be used as a primary treatment.

        • Alzheimer's disease and dementia;
         some research suggests that omega-3 may help protect against Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and have a positive effect on gradual memory loss linked to aging. But that's not certain yet.

        Where to Get Omega-3.

        Types of fish that include: Anchovies, Bluefish, Herring, Mackerel, Salmon (wild has more Omega-3s than farmed), Sardines, Sturgeon, Lake trout, Tuna and NZ Green Lipped Mussel

        The oil from Green Lipped Mussel compared to Fish Oil as a source of Omega-3.

        Doctors have encouraged the use of fish oil as a supplement to support heart and joint health for a long time now. The benefits are widely recognised. But is it better than Green Lipped Mussel extract for treating pain and inflammation?

        What is the Difference Between the Two?

        Fish oil, derived from the tissues of oily fish such as salmon and tuna, contains two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids — Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).

        Green Lipped Mussels, a shellfish native to New Zealand, are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They are a potent source of a rare omega-3 fatty acid called Eicosatetraenoic Acid (ETA).

        The reality is that all types of omega-3 fatty acids lower inflammation by tying up the enzymes (lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase) that make inflammatory compounds (leukotrienes and prostaglandins) in the body. However, ETA can go one step further than this. The ETA in Green Lipped Mussels works at the gene level to reduce the production of cyclooxygenase.

        ETA also reduces the formation of Arachidonic Acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid that the body uses to produce the inflammatory compounds. Instead of making Arachidonic Acid, an enzyme called delta-5-desaturase (d5d) uses the ETA to make EPA (the same omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil)!

        Oil from the Green Lipped Mussel Extract the most effective way to reduce inflammation?

        A  scientific compared the anti-inflammatory effects of the ETA in oil from the Green Lipped Mussel with salmon, cod liver, flax seed, and two mixed fish oils.

        In the study, animals with existing inflammatory conditions such as arthritis were studied and recorded before and after taking a range of omega-3 supplements. The effectiveness of the various omega-3 supplements was tested by looking at the amount of swelling, as well as using a standardised arthritis score. This examined things like how sensitive the animals feet were, how much they groomed their inflamed paws, and how mobile the animals were.

        Most effective Omega 3 in NZ Green lipped Mussle extract of AllinFlexThe study showed that the ETA rich oil from the Green Lipped Mussel was clearly superior to other omega-3 sources at lessening inflammation.

        The oil from the Green Lipped Mussel lowered the animals’ arthritis scores by a range of 42-75%, compared to a reduction of only 31% from conventional omega-3 sources. It also reduced rear paw swelling by 96-98% compared to a reduction of only 7-38% from common omega-3s.

        What was also remarkable was that the dose of oil from the Green Lipped Mussel was significantly less than that used for the standard omega-3 supplements.

        In addition to containing ETA, the mussels are also a substantial source of glycosaminoglycans. In short, these amino sugars are raw materials or building blocks that are used by cells to ensure healthy joints.

        Another thing to keep in mind when taking fish oil is that the quality of supplements varies enormously. If you aren’t careful about selecting a reputable product, you could be harming your health. This is because some oils are high in mercury or other contaminants, aren’t completely natural, or aren’t fresh. The level of DHA that you’re getting also varies.

        AllinFlex and the Green Lipped Mussel

        Omega 3 most effective supplement of Omega 3

        The New Zealand commercial mussel industry has grown to a massive industry, regulated under the New Zealand Quality Assurance programs, which is one of the strictest for shellfish in the world.

        AllinFlex NZ only uses Green Lipped Mussels which are farmed in the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds.

        The waters are tested accordingly to the specifications and standards set out by both the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, European Union and NZ Food & Safety Authorities. No mussel can be harvested from farms without confirmation that the water and shellfish testing during the growing cycle, and environmental monitoring, have been declared to be safe.

        Allinflex NZ’s Marlborough-farmed Green Lipped Mussels are processed in a modern factory, operating under the strict hygiene and quality control regulations implemented under the New Zealand Government regulations and International Food Processing Standards, including the USFDA and European Union.

        NZ Green Lipped Mussel

        Boost Male Performance the Natural Way

        Boost Male Performance the Natural Way

        Wouldn't it be great to boost sexual and health performance at the same time, in a natural healthy way?

        We all know or heard how Oysters have been known for centuries to boost libido, sexual performance, and overall health in males and in a lesser extend for females.

        But not only that, Oysters have a great amount of nutritional value that supplies the human body with some great health benefits;

        • Boost immune system as Oyster have various minerals, that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties with Vitamin C and Vitamin E content.

        • Beneficial for healing wounds as Zinc in oysters are the highest natural source and may help with quicker wound healing rates.

        • Promotes blood circulation in body as Oysters have a great source of iron.  As iron is a key component in the formation of red blood cells in the body. Are the primary, defense against anemia. As iron deficiency can lead to fatigue, cognitive malfunction, stomach disorders and general muscle weakness.

        • Helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases - lowering cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. With high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, are known as 'good' forms of cholesterol.

        • Help to boost sexual performance and libido primarily in men

        • Ensuring proper metabolic activity, tissue repair, cellular growth and muscle strength

        • Increase bone strength to reduce Osteoporosis

        • There are 59 trace elements found in Oyster capsules.

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