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Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds. Delightful Sesame Halva Recipe

Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium and dietary fiber.

Health benefits, amongst others, include

  • Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Vascular and Respiratory Health Support
  • Colon Cancer, Osteoporosis, Migraine and PMS Prevention
  • Zinc for Bone Health
  • Sesame Seeds’ Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol

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The great news is that sesame seeds are delicious and easy to incorporate in most of the dishes. Here is one example.

Delightful Healthy Sesame Halva Recipe

Halva is a dense, sweet dessert commonly made in the Balkans and many Eastern parts of the world with each region having its own traditional recipe for making it.

This healthy and easy raw halva recipe uses only 3 ingredients: sesame, honey and coconut oil.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400g sesame
  • 40-50g coconut oil
  • 400g raw honey
  • Some crushed nuts (walnuts, almonds etc) (optional)

Toast the sesame seeds for few minutes until they slightly darken.

Cool and then put in the food processor.

Add coconut oil (previously warmed up). Blend it all.

Add the honey and the nuts. Put in the mold and refrigerate for half an hour.

Enjoy!

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Pudding – Healthy, Gluten-Free Breakfast, Snack or Dessert Idea

What’s For Breakfast?

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Oats, rich with fiber and unique antioxidants help remove bad cholesterol, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, enhance immune response to infection, help protect from breast cancer source 

Oats are also known to produce a chemical that releases testosterone into the blood supply.

Whilst eating grains altogether can be a controversial subject, oats represent one of the safer, gluten-free variety.

I share a really simple recipe that has become one of my favorite choices for breakfast.

This pudding is really filling, slow-release energy and packed with healthy ingredients. It provides antioxidants and feel-good serotonin from the cocoa, protein from hemp/chia, good fats from coconut oil, omega-3 from nuts and numerous other beneficial nutrients, vitamins and minerals – all you need to have a fabulous and productive day!

As a bonus, it limits cravings for chocolate so I eat it as a snack or even sometimes as a dessert 🙂

You can add almost anything to it – coconut milk, cinnamon, almonds, vanilla… whatever you feel like – here is one of my favorite combinations designed to provide a complete breakfast.

Oats-Choco-Pudding-BlogOatmeal Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Ingredients

Water – 1 liter (4 cups)
Oats – 120gr.  (1.5 cup) (oatmeal, organic and free of any additives)
Pinch of salt
1-2 tbs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 tbs Organic Hemp Powder or Chia Seeds
2 tbs Raw Organic Cocoa Powder
1-2 tbp Raw Honey or 2 medjool dates
1 tbs Walnuts (or other nuts)
1-2 bananas
1 tbs of berries for topping.

Preparation time: 15 minutes.  Makes 4 servings.

Directions

In a medium sized saucepan bring the 4 cups of water to boil. Sprinkle the oatmeal over the boiling water, stirring constantly to prevent any lumps from forming. Add a pinch of salt and reduce the heat to low and allow the porridge to simmer for 10-15 minutes (see the product directions), stirring occasionally.
Let it cool (important! so you don’t destroy the beneficial properties of honey, raw cocoa etc.) and then add the rest of the ingredients. I like using a hand blender to make a smooth, pudding like texture.
You can eat it warm or refrigerate and eat later.

Enjoy and let your day begin!

Please feel free to comment/share your favorite Oatmeal porridge recipe.

Prof. Hristo Mermerski’s Garlic Remedy. Boosts Your Immune System.

Garlic Remedy Food In Love OutI wondered what the taste of the remedy with 12 bulbs of garlic may be like, but I know for sure that what happened in the end, I did not expect at all.

This recipe is attributed to a Bulgarian scientist, Professor Hristo Mermerski, and there are some claims that the remedy cured thousands of cancer-sufferers.  Prof. Mermerski supposedly says “It’s a food that treats the entire body, and the cancer in such an organism simply disappears”.

 

I like exploring alternative cures, and this one has been floating over internet for a while, but I couldn’t find the proofs, or real testimonies that speak about its effectiveness.

I was attracted, however, to try this as a remedy for colds and flu. If nothing else, it is more than obvious that remedy contains significant amount of essential nutrients necessary to boost the immune system function.

What attracted me the most was a serious amount of fresh garlic, which I consider miraculous plant by itself, so I decided to give it a try.

Garlic RemedyThe recipe calls for

  • 400 g of organic sprouted wheat
  • 15 fresh organic lemons
  • 12 fresh organic garlic bulbs
  • 1 kg organic honey
  • 400 g organic walnuts

Preparation time. You need 2 days to make the sprouted wheat. Once you have them, you’d need additional 2.5-3 hours to put it all together.Garlic Remedy-Wheat Sprouted

Instructions:

  1. Put the wheat in a glass container (e.g. baking dish) and pour water until you cover it by 3-4 centimeters. After 12-14 hours, drain the grains, rinse them, drain them again and leave for another 24 hours to enable growing 1-2 millimeters long sprouts.
  2. Once you have the sprouted grains, peel the garlic (yes it’s a lot of work peeling 12 bulbs of garlic :)).
  3. Squeeze juice of 10 lemons
  4. Put sprouted wheat, garlic, lemon juice, remaining 5 lemons (don’t peel them!) and walnuts in food processor and make a paste. Make sure to remove seeds and cut the lemons in small pieces (my food processor was battling for quite a while to process the lemon peel).
  5. In a glass bowl mix together the paste and the honey with a wooden spoon.
  6. Pour it in the glass containers and leave it the fridge for 3 days before consuming.

Dr. Mermerski suggests consuming it half an hour before breakfast, lunch, dinner and before going to bed.  For cancer he suggests 1 – 2 tablespoons every 2 hours.

Now the best part – I could not resist waiting for 3 days to taste the remedy. To my surprise, the remedy tasted delicious!!! (note I DO like garlic lot :)). The lemon zest, nuts and wheat were sort of crunchy, the garlic taste was nicely balanced with lemon –  almost perfect, I’d say. However you’d probably need to stay at home for a while and eat an apple at some point to neutralize fully the taste of garlic in your mouth 🙂

Now this can be a nice addition to a detox/cleansing protocol, need to try that as well. Thank you prof. Hristo 🙂

Probably the next time I’d add to it a couple of beetroots to make the remedy even more complete, and it may even improve the taste. Or not – we shall see 🙂

Food In, Love Out

Garlic Remedy Hristo Mermerski