An Informative Video On Propolis

An Informative Video On Propolis

 

We hope you enjoy this short video on what propolis is, where it comes from and the benefits it can give you. If you’d like more information, you can go directly to a dedicated propolis page and discover more for yourself. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us for assistance.

Benefits Of Making Soups For Winter

Benefits Of Making Soups For Winter

vegetable soupWhen someone says soup, the first thing you think of is a comforting, hot meal for those cold winter nights. As well as being hearty and packed full of flavour, the health benefits of soup are well-known.Not only can you pack them with all your favourite vegetables, they are also very easy to make. There are literally thousands of recipes available online for you to try.

Some soups can have more health benefits than others, depending on what you put in it. Here are some suggestions of things you can put in your soups to give you an immune boost, helping the fight against cold and flu, weight gain and blood pressure.

Two almost-essential ingredients are garlic and onions. Known for their benefits as natural antibiotics, even inhaling them while cooking can help blocked sinuses. Garlic especially is anti-fungal and may help in lowering cholesterol.

Another excellent natural antibiotic is ginger. It is especially good for sore throats and aiding in digestive upsets.

The main base for any soup is vegetables. The more variance in colours, the more health benefits you’ll gain from it. Carrots, celery, mushrooms, potato, sweet potato, tomato…the list goes on. Adding herbs can also provide a flavour boost as well as many other health benefits.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this post on soup as a fantastic winter food. Why not go research some recipes today, or even create your own? If you still feel like you need an extra boost to your immune system, why not check out the wide variety of supplements in our store to see if any could help you. Contact us if you ever have any questions on our products, and we look forward to seeing you next time!

3 Simple Smoothies for Summer

3 Simple Smoothies for Summer

berry smoothieWhen summer is this hot, the last thing you usually feel like is a hot drink or breakfast, and cereal can just get boring. So why not try a simple summer smoothie! You can pack so many different things in it that are great for your health, and it feels like you are treating yourself.

There are many different varieties of smoothie. Green smoothies are packed with leafy green plants, fruit smoothies with many varieties of fruit, and protein smoothies which are based on a protein powder or supplement.

Below we have given you recipes to three simple summer smoothies you can enjoy guilt-free.

 

BERRY SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 cup of milk

Blend with ice and serve

 

GREEN SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup of greens like baby spinach and kale
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1.5 cups frozen mixed fruit like pineapple and mango

Blend greens and water together, and then add fruit and blend again

Serve

 

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE

  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup pineapple juice

Blend and serve

 

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below.

 

 

 

 

 

The Benefits of Antioxidants

Antioxidants are found in a wide variety of foods. They have some awesome health benefits which we will be discussing today.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most prominent antioxidants around. It is found in most fruits and vegetables. The grapefruit has a high level of antioxidants which could explain why you feel so refreshed after having one.

Apart from being a free radical scavenger, vitamin C helps build and repair cells in your body. When a cell becomes oxidised, it can cause a chain reaction and oxidise other cells, and this can lead to serious health complications like cancer. An antioxidant restores a cell to its healthy state, so this is why we need to eat fruit and vegetables. It can help prevent a range of illnesses.

Other foods with high levels of vitamin C are oranges, capsicum, kiwi fruit, guava, strawberries, kale, broccoli, carrots, and Brussels sprouts.

Vitamin C also helps your body produce white blood cells, which boosts your immune system. It is also claimed that a diet high in vitamin C can reduce the risk of major brain injuries like stroke.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is also an antioxidant. Vitamin A helps keep your brain and skin healthy. It can also help you maintain healthy eyes. It can help build healthy bones, and boost your immune system. Vitamin A can be found in a range of foods including eggs, milk, orange/yellow vegetables like pumpkin, and green vegetables like spinach. It can also help prevent infections of the digestive system, respiratory system, and urinary tract.

Vitamin A is important for overall bodily health in a number of ways, so it’s important that your diet is high in fruit and vegetables to prevent illness. Having lots of fruit and vegetables in your diet also helps you stay fuller for longer and keeps your digestive system healthy. There are also supplements you can take to boost your antioxidant levels like squalene. Here at Natures Naturals, we hope you’ve found this blog informative and helpful.

Properties of Squalene

Squalene, otherwise known as omega 2 (omega 2 is more complete and beneficial than omega 3), is a healthy supplement you can take that provides a whole range of health benefits.

What Does Squalene Do?

It is a powerful antioxidant that restores free radicals into healthy cells. For this reason, it is known for its ability to give you a more youthful appearance.

It is also known to help boost your immune system, help absorb vitamins and bad cholesterol (due to it being a polyunsaturated fatty acid – it helps convert bad LDL cholesterol into good HDL cholesterol), its role as a chemopreventive (reducing the negative effects of chemotherapy), and to fight the effects of radiation.

Other Features

It has also been found to help your cells generate energy (due to its enhancing the efficiency of your cells’ mitochondria). It is mostly sourced from shark liver oil, due to it occurring in high levels there. It can also be sourced from olives and a range of other plants, palm oil, and yeast. It can help prevent skin damage from UV radiation.

Squalene is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, and supplementation simply boosts the levels of this essential nutrient. If you’re over 30, the levels of natural squalene in your body drop, hence supplementation at this age being an especially good idea.

It helps regulate our energy usage and fat management by the body. It also helps improve oxygen levels in your body by extracting the oxygen from the water in your blood. It helps protect your body from viruses and bacteria due to its antibiotic properties.

It can help dissipate blood clots so is good for your circulation. It is also an antihistamine, helping to relieve hay fever and allergic reactions. It helps reduce inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

These are just a few of the many benefits of squalene. Click here for more info.