Thursday, November 13, 2008
Quick, Sweet, Healthy Treat
I just decided to blog about what im actually eating right now. One of my fave desserts is simple. Organic Berries, Raw Cacao (Chocolate), and Raw Manuka honey from New Zealand. Raw Cacao is considered a SUPERFOOD due to its extremely high anti-oxidant levels and healthy promoting properties. It actually surpasses pomegranate, acai, blueberries, Goji berries and all the other SUPERFOODS out there in terms of anti-oxidant levels. You could say raw cacao is the food of the gods.
Manuka honey is from NZ and is from bees who feed on the flowers of the Manuka bush, also known as the "Tea Tree" to produce a honey that has anti-bacterial properties. Tea-Tree oil, of course you've heard of that as it is used as a topical antibiotic and antifungal for wounds that fail to close. Manuka Honey seems to naturally destroy staph aureus and streptococcus pyogenes (common bacteria present in sore and strep throats, tonsillitis and colds) as well as h. pylori (helicobacter pylori), the bacteria responsible for stomach and duodenal ulcers (peptic ulcers).
I like it because it tastes amazing with the berries and raw chocolate, all the health benefits are a bonus!!