Detox/Supplements

Amazing Benefits of Digestive Enzymes

As you age, the amount of enzymes your body produces, lower. Enzymes are necessary for complete digestion of foods and also nutrient absorption. You could be consuming the healthiest foods, raw foods, fruits and have a clean diet, but if you are not actually absorbing those nutrients, it is not fueling your body how it should be. Did you know that over 70 million people have digestive disorders? I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “All disease begins in the gut.”  If not, it’s true. You see, your gut contains the majority of your body’s immunity. If you gut (stomach and intestines) are not functioning how they should (absorbing nutrients, breaking down foods, eliminating well daily, running smooth) then it affects every other organ of your body, mainly your brain. Those children who have all types of learning disorders all will have a compromised gut. If you have a child or know of one with a learning disorder, make sure their gut is functioning properly. You can do this by:

  1. making sure their diet is free of processed foods

  2. reducing all processed sugars and keep their consumption of natural sugars lower

  3. removing all dairy from their diets

  4. removing gluten from their diets

  5. limiting grains from their diets and if they do consume grains, make sure they are sprouted.

  6. make sure they are taking a good probiotic supplement. Here’s a great one

  7. make sure they are taking a good Digestive Enzyme. Here’s a great one.

Some statistic facts:

Over 70 million people suffer from some type of digestive issue. Enzymes are vital for digestion, without them the nutrients from your foods are excreted from your body without being used.  Humans do not produce cellulase, you must take it in supplement form. Many individuals are lactose intolerant.

There’s an amazing digestive enzyme I have been taking for years called VEGANZYME that contains a FULL spectrum of enzymes needed to break down all types of foods. Here are the benefits of Veganzyme:

  • Full spectrum enzyme support!

  • Promotes digestion and nutrient absorption.

  • Helps your body break down toxic compounds.

  • Breaks down phytic acid from plants, grains and seeds to increase nutrient availability.

  • Supports normal blood pressure.

  • Promotes candida cleansing.

  • Defense against harmful, metabolic by-products.

Here’s whats also great is that this digestive enzyme contains something called “hemicellulase” this is necessary to break down the plant wall in veggies called “cellulose” and guess what else protects itself with a wall that lives in your body?? CANDIDA, yes this fungus will wreak havoc on your body in many ways. So along with helping your digest foods properly, this enzyme will break through the wall or biofilm of bacteria/fungus in your body and safely flush it out. I have personally seen candida flushed from my body taking Veganzyme.

DIET is key, eat a whole/real foods, stay away from processed foods/sugars. I recommend a gluten, diary and grain free diet especially if you are healing from a leaky gut or learning disorders or both.

So remember these two things:

  1. Your are what you DIGEST

  2. All disease begins in the gut

Check out Veganzyme, I promise you it’s worth every penny!

BE well, eat well, digest well.

Xo,

Jodi

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Detox/Supplements

The Awesomeness of Collagen

Adding in a scoop of grass fed hydrolyzed collagen powder to my protein. What’s the benefits? Check this out-
COLLAGEN PEPTIDES: Collagen is one of the most important nutrients needed to maintain strong bones, healthy joints, and improve gut health. Collagen helps heal leaky gut. Daily intake of Collagen Peptides may also help counter act the degenerative effects of aging.
BENEFITS: Packed with Gut Friendly Protein and Amino Acids that may help vitalize your bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, vital organs, skin, hair, and nails.*
EASY TO MIX: Collagen Peptides is a highly available protein that mixes great with protein shakes, coffee, sauces and soups.
PREMIUM: Made from 100% Pure Hydrolyzed Gelatin sourced from pasture raised Cowsl. SR® Collagen is enzymatically processed several times to leave its peptides intact, resulting in a neutral tasting, highly available protein.* See HERE for the collagen powder I use.

Xo,

Jodi

Detox/Supplements · Fitness

Protein and Fat Burn- all in one.

I’m pretty stoked to try this newer Bone Broth Protein Fit  powder.  I’ve used the regular powder before but love the ingredients I see in this one. It’s infused with ASHWAGHANDA- the best adaptogenic herb for stress  management.

PEPPERS 🌶 for fat burn, circulation and pain reducing

Bone broth concentrate that contains all the great gut healing and joint maintenance properties (see last pic)

Benefits-

If you’re pressed for time, how can you give your muscles the boost they need before a workout? Well, Bone Broth Protein FIT Thermo Burner powder is the answer.

Unlike other protein powders, Bone Broth Protein FIT Thermo Burner powder only has 1 gram of sugar per serving and a great vanilla spice flavor. FUEL YOUR MUSCLES: A metabolism boosting protein powder that provides the unique benefit of bone broth to keep your energy levels high and preserve muscle.

ESSENTIAL: Provides powerful nutrients your body needs to stoke your metabolism while preserving muscle, including bone broth and organic Ashwagandha, 6 specially selected organic peppers, and just enough caffeine to get you moving.

UNBEATABLE QUALITY: It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, Non-GMO, soy-free, grain-free, nut-free, loaded with 20 grams of highly-absorbable protein, and only 100 calories per serving. (Dr. Axe)

So if you’re looking for a great clean and gut healing protein, try this!

Xo,

Jodi

 

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Mocha Pecan Scones

Happy Monday! Hope all of you enjoyed your weekend! I whipped up these mocha pecan scones for my kids this morning and lets just say they were inhaled! Yay! The best feeling is making healthy foods for your family and they enjoy it, but more so they are gaining the nutrition from the ingredients in the food you make. I have used raw pecans, walnuts, almonds and cashews and have blended them to make a flour (one at a time not all nuts together). You can use any nut or seed and grind and it will make a great flour for scones. Sunflower seeds and cashews have more moisture and will stick together more than the other nuts. I love using pecans because they have a sweeter taste than walnuts. Almond flour is great too, but I try to switch it up. I blended raw pecans to make a cup of flour, just use a blender, they will blend very quickly and easily. Add in one egg, a dash of salt, dash of baking soda, a tsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp of honey or maple syrup and about a 1/4th tsp of organic coffee grounds. Blend entire mix together. Add in dark chocolate chips or chunks and spoon onto a greased pan. I then added more chocolate chunks on top. This made about 12 small scones, double recipe for more! Bake on 350 for about 12-14 minutes and enjoy! Love these? You will LOVE my RAW BARS! I now sell my very own Green & Fit Mama Raw Bar Kits so you can mix and freeze your own yummy raw bars! Check it out hereascones!

RECIPE:

1 cup pecan flour (i blended raw pecans in  a blender)

1 egg

1tbsp honey/maple

1tsp chia seeds

1/4 tsp organic ground coffee

dash of salt

dash of baking soda

 

xo,

 

Jodi

~green & fit mama