Health Tips from Colombia (and eating local)

Of course it’s fun and can be very nourishing to eat the exotic imported foods, and I do. I love making cacao (Ecuador) smoothies and simmering up a chaga (Scottish) tea or relaxing with a Reishi tincture (China)… But as a base way of connecting deeply with where you are right now, local food is one of the best ways.

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Plant based protein (Hemp and Pea)

1) The combination of hemp and pea creates a well balanced amino-acid profile which is one of the main reasons we drink a protein shake

2) Hemp and pea protein are well studied and their benefits evident (see reference on this post)

3) A total of ZERO cows were used or harmed in the process of making it.

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Coffee Organic vs non-organic

So, Why choose organic coffee?

    •    Organic coffee has higher levels of antioxidants than non-organic coffee, and may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
    •    Organic coffee farming does not use pesticides (or if any they would be organic), therefore reducing the risk of possible pesticide-related illnesses, such as acute poisoning and various forms of cancer.
    •    Organic coffee farming also helps in conserving land and water resources and biodiversity. 

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