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Wholefoods

Selection of beans and sides

Wholefoods

A guide to healthy wholefood alternatives.

Adzuki Beans

Easy to digest. They are a good source of protein, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, A & B complex vitamins, Calcium and Potassium. Adzuki beans are valued for their low fat, high protein and natural sugar nutritional profile. An excellent source of dietary fibre. Used in Japan for bladder and kidney infections. Helps balance metabolism and help remove unwanted mucus and congestion.

Alfalfa Grass

A true protein food. It is complete with vitamins A, B, C (four times more than citrus fruit), D, E, F, Calcium (incredibly high), Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium and numerous trace elements, plus Flavanoids, digestive enzymes, amino acids and chlorophyll. With roots up to 8 meters into the subsoil alfalfa can access minerals that are lost to other plants. Often used as a digestive aid, a general tonic, blood purifier, boosting your strength and vitality, and a real boost to the immune system.

Alfalfa Seed

A good source of Vitamin B1, B2, B3 (Niacin), Calcium, Iron plus protein. A protein content by weight of 35% compared to 28% of lean beef.

Whole Grain Rice

Contains high levels of insoluble fibre and contributes B Vitamins – including Folic Acid and B6 (Pyridoxine), Iron and Potassium. Brown rice also contains the vitamin B1 (Thiamine) plus is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates. Extremely beneficial for the nervous (helps deal with stress) and digestive systems.

Buckwheat

Gluten free Buckwheat is not a true grain but the fruit of an herbaceous plant. Extremely nutritious: High in protein, supplies the B vitamins, the bio-flavanoid Rutin (helps strengthen circulation and veins) and several minerals and contains no fat. Rich in dietary fibre.

Chickpeas

A nutrient saturated wholefood including Vitamin A, C, Calcium, Iron and fibre-rich.

Fermented Soya Bean

Low in carbohydrates and high in protein. A good source of Iron and Calcium.

Ginger

A nurturing food that supports digestion and the immune system.

Linseeds

Also known as Flax Seeds. Abundant in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) & is a healing mucilage. Linseed can be good for the bowel system; it can help sooth cramps and heat inflammations. A perfect ratio of the EFA’s Omega 3 & Omega 6 oils which are involved in oxygen transfer and energy production.

Lentils

High in protein, and gram for gram a more complete protein provider than red meat. Lentils nourish the adrenal glands and kidneys.

Mung Beans

Australian Mung Beans are high in protein, contain the minerals Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Phosphorous and Vitamins A, B Complex and small amounts of C. Nourishes the liver and help cleanse the body and blood. Often used as a food for intestinal ulcers.

Molasses

Contains Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorous, Copper, Zinc, Manganese and other trace minerals. It also helps to alleviate constipation.

Spirulina

This sea plant offers 60% all-vegetable protein, essential vitamins and phytonutrients such as the antioxidant beta carotene. In fact it contains 10 times more the beta carotene than carrots.
Its deep green colour comes from its rainbow of natural pigments – chlorophyll (green), phycocyanin (blue) and carotenoids (orange) – that harvest the sun’s energy.
It is one of the highest protein foods available containing all the essential amino acids – the building blocks of the body.
Iron is essential to build a strong system, yet is the most common mineral deficiency. Spirulina is rich in iron, magnesium and trace minerals, and is easier to absorb than iron supplements.
Spirulina is the highest source of B-12, essential for healthy nerves and tissue, especially for vegetarians. It is also high in B Complex vitamins.
Spirulina is the only wholefood to contain the rare essential fatty acid GLA. Studies show nutritional deficiencies can block GLA production in your body, so a good dietary source of GLA can be important.
Low in cholesterol, it is also a good source of Vitamin K, Magnesium and Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

Sunflower Seeds

An anti-stress and adrenal loving food due the fact the seeds are a rich source of Potassium, B vitamins, particularly B6 and B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Magnesium and Zinc. These nutrients play an important role in the health of the adrenal glands and can plummet during times of stress. Also abundant in Copper, Manganese, Iron, protein and Essential Fatty Acids.

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2 comments on “Wholefoods

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    • healingyourgut
      May 15, 2013

      Thank you. I hope you are working to ensure the body heals itself when we give it the nutrition it needs aka VEGETABLES and FRUITS. Peace

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