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Testosterone Boosting Smoothies Series: Alpha Male Orange

Testosterone Boosting Smoothies Series: Alpha Male Orange

Keeping our testosterone levels high is not an easy thing especially if we have a busy lifestyle but what’s easier than putting some simple ingredients in a blender and drink them every morning?
In this series, we’re going to show you several smoothie recipes that can help you increase your testosterone levels.
Testosterone levels in men starts to decline at a rate of approximately 1% a year starting the age of 30.
Although testosterone is best known as the male hormone, giving hair, muscles, aggression and desire, it is essential to women. Testosterone is used to protect the brain, muscles, bones, their heart. Perhaps even more important, it’s the lack of testosterone that gives soft buttocks, and hanged skin under the arms.
So testosterone is an essential hormone for both genders.

Ingredients needed:

Preparation:

  • Squeeze 200 ml of fresh oranges
  • Crack the raw eggs
  • Add all ingredients in the blender and mix till you get the desired texture.
  • Then add the cashews or almonds top and enjoy.

Let’s look at how each ingredient boosts our testosterone:

  1. Eggs: As organic eggs are my main source of good cholesterol and many other important nutrients and without cholesterol there wouldn’t be any testosterone (proof)
  2. Shilajit: is packed with extraordinary amount of minerals and fulvic acid that makes the nutrients more absorbent by our body thus increasing our testosterone levels by up to 23.5% (proof)
  3. Ghee (clarified butter): is a healthy fat, which is lactose free, full of short and medium chain fatty acids such as Butyric acid and is a source of fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K. It has an excellent omega 6 and omega 3 ratio 1.5 to 1. Dietary fat can raise testosterone levels (proof)
  4. Cocoa: Raw organic unsweetened chocolate is a perfect way to ingest cocoa which is one of the best foods we can eat, it has a considerable amount of zinc and it increases the production of nitric oxide so more testosterone.
  5. Coconut Oil: this super oil supports the conversion of cholesterol to testosterone in our cells (proof)
  6. Orange Juice: this fruit is anti-estrogenic (block the conversion of testosterone to estrogen) and due to its high vitamin C content; it helps lower the stress hormone cortisol (which decrease our testosterone levels).

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Red Velvet Super Smoothie

Red Velvet Super smoothie

Ingredients


Preparation:

  • Soak the Goji berries and the chia seeds for about half an hour in a little water to rehydrate them.
  • Place all ingredients in a blender.
  • Add crushed ice.
  • Leave one hour in the refrigerator before serving.


The Health Benefits and Features:

Goji berries have more carotene than carrots, more calcium than milk and more protein than wheat.
Goji berries would be effective in protecting the liver, pancreas and kidneys.
Spirulina has a high concentration of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that strengthens the immune system. Spirulina contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), the omega 6 fatty acid that is found in breast milk. High concentrations of numerous vitamins and minerals are also found in Spirulina which is why it has been called the most powerful superfood supplement ever.
Chia is one of the richest plant sources of Omega 3; with eight times more than salmon by gram.This superfood smoothie has the following properties too:

  • Increases Energy
  • Boosts Endurance and Stamina
  • Promotes Healthy Sleep
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Improves Sexual Performance
  • Reduces Stress
  • Uplifts Mood
  • Boosts Memory
  • Enhances Mental Clarity
  • Reduces Anxiety
  • Anti-cholesterol
  • Help increase testosterone levels.


Features:

  • Very high in vegetable protein (very high quality protein)
  • High in Calcium
  • High in Carotene.
  • High in Omega 3 and Omega 6
  • Low-glycemic Index
  • Very high in chlorophyll
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Extremely rich in antioxidants
  • Low in calories
  • Detox and cleanse
  • Very High in fiber
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • No added sugar
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What you never knew about Hemp Seeds and Oil

 

 

Organic Hemp Seeds

Seeds and hemp oil arrived on the market for natural products in Canada, following the adoption in 1998 of the Regulations on industrial hemp. Although marijuana and hemp called «industrial» come from the same plant (Cannabis Sativa), the varieties used are very different in terms of their THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component of marijuana). Thus, THC is strictly regulated and audited by Health Canada in the case of varieties used for industrial purposes (paper, textiles, building materials, etc…) or food. This article relates only to the food use of seeds and hemp oil.

Indications:

The main interest of hemp seed and oil which draws is their balanced omega- 3 essential fatty acids and omega -6, a unique phenomenon in foods.

A versatile and ecological plant:

The cultivation of industrial hemp for its strong fibers offer an enormous potential : all kinds of paper (printing, newspapers , packaging, etc… ) , Various textiles, miscellaneous construction materials ( insulation , chipboard , bricks , furniture, mortar, etc. . ) . One can also make ethanol, cables, carpets, car parts, litter for animals, etc. . . .

Another advantage, hemp and its transformation are less damaging to the environment than producing paper from trees and the textile from cotton. Its yield per acre is fiber 4 times higher than that of the timber and its conversion into paper is less polluting. Its culture is also much less demanding than that of cotton pesticides. The oil which derives seeds is very popular in the field of natural cosmetics, because it would be a very good moisturizing and penetrating.

In 1937, as part of a concerted fight against the illegal use of drugs, hemp was made ​​illegal in the United States (Marijuana Tax Act). Canada did the same in 1938 (Law on opium and narcotics).

Curiously, we know little about food uses of hemp. Some sources mention that in fed poultry and followers of Shinto in Japan consumed as well as the people of Eastern Europe who were goats and ‘butter’. This is probably the difficulty of isolating hemp seeds which limited their consumption.

Poor THC hemp:

Today, the culture of low THC hemp is permitted in many countries, including Canada adopted in 1998, the Industrial Hemp Regulations (in France, it is referred to “agricultural hemp”). Production, distribution, processing, export and import are regulated by Health Canada. They require obtaining an annual license and compliance with various regulations, the most important is, of course, one that limits the THC content of the plant. The maximum content is limited to 0.3 % of the weight of the sheets and 10 parts per million (ppm) in the case of oil and flour produced from the seeds.

Food products made ​​from hemp are so low in THC they cannot cause positive tests if urine sample, a current practice in some Americans employers.

About Hemp seeds and hemp oil:

It is their content of essential fatty acids which makes hempseed particularly interesting. Indeed, the vast majority of oils and foods consumed in Western countries provide too much omega -6 (linoleic acid) and too little omega -3 fatty acids (ALA alpha -linoleic acid). This imbalance – about 10 to 30 omega 6 for 1 omega -3 – causes cardiovascular conditions and inflammatory disorders. However, in the hemp seed , the omega-6/omega-3 ratio is 2/ 1 to 3 /1 and corresponds to ideal proportions to human health set to 1/ 1 to 4 /1 ( see our fact sheet Omega- 3 and omega -6).

Fatty acid composition of seed oil hemp:

  • Saturated fatty acids: 3-7 %
  • Mono- unsaturated acids ( omega -9 ): 5-9 %
  • (Omega -3 and omega-6) polyunsaturated acids: 75-85 %
  • Omega-3: approximately 24%
  • Omega-6: About 60%

The fact that this oil also contains up to 4% gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) adds to its interest, because some people are not able to synthesize this substance from omega -6 and therefore need a direct source. Borage oil (20 % GLA) and evening primrose oil (10 % GLA) are the best known sources of GLA, but they are available as supplements.

Protein hemp seeds are good compared to those of other grains. They contain significant amounts of sulfur amino acids (methionine and cysteine) and arginine, an amino acid that appears to play an important role in cardiovascular health. Secondly, the proteins of the hemp seed are better digested because they do not contain the inhibitor of trypsin (Trypsin is an enzyme which digests protein).

Nutritional composition of shelled hemp seeds (25 g):

  • Kilocalories: 125
  • Proteins: 8.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Fat: 11 g

Seeds unshelled hemp are edible, but they are very crisp . Manufacturers add them, after grilling, products in which the texture is desired. Seeds can be incorporated in all kinds of recipes (salad dressings, dips, sauces, muffins, etc.). .

Hemp Seeds and Hemp Oil Benefits:

  • Heart Health: Because of the interesting omega -3 seeds and hemp oil, we are interested in their potential preventive effect on cardiovasculaires diseases.
  • Eczema: The particular lipid profile hemp oil has raised the interest of researchers in the field of treatment of eczema.
  • Hemp seeds have naturally occurring GLA, Stearidonic acid & vitamin E, which gives it the ideal raw material ingredients for human production of DHA and EPA, rendering the need for fish oils unnecessary.
  • A high source of chlorophyll, vitamin B1, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, phyto-sterols, calcium, fiber, iron, potassium, phosphorus and lignin.
  • Super food: low in calories, potent in nutrients, antioxidants, amino acids, minerals and vitamins.

The hemp seed oil is ideal for salad dressings or to flavor a dish after cooking. Due to its content of fragile omega -3 fatty acids, it is not suitable for cooking.

Hemp Seeds and Hemp Oil Side Effects:

None known.

Written and Translated by Teddy Nseir

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Can Coconut Oil Replace Beauty Products?

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Coconut Oil as a Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Heat from blow-dryers and straighteners, chemicals from hair dye and other products, and even UV rays from the sun can do serious damage to your hair. Salon deep conditioning treatments can cost hundreds of dollars. Kourtney Kardashian has claimed to use organic Coconut Oil as a monthly deep conditioning hair mask and you can too! Here’s how:

Mash one ripe Avocado and mix with 2 tablespoons of warmed organic Coconut Oil. Apply the mixture to the ends of your hair and work your way towards the roots. Concentrate most of the mixture on the bottom half your hair. It is not necessary to cover the roots. Once all the mixture is saturated throughout your hair, wrap hair with saran wrap and then a hot towel. After 30 minutes, shampoo and condition and then style as usual. Use this mask once a month to keep hair shiny and soft.

You can also work a dime sized amount of Coconut Oil into your ends when it is wet or dry and then style and go.  This works as a leave in conditioner that smells and feels great.

Coconut Oil as a Face Wash

Washing your face with oil seems counterproductive right? Think again. Washing your face with Coconut Oil is a part of a regimen known as The Oil Cleansing Method. Essentially, by mixing two oils, you can cleanse and moisturize the face naturally.

You’re going to need organic Coconut Oil and Castor Oil. Castor Oil naturally draws out dirt and unclogs your pores while Coconut Oil gently moisturizes. You’re also going to need a clean bottle or jar with a cap to store your mixture in.

If you have oily skin, mix 1 part Coconut Oil with 3 parts Castor Oil. If you have normal or combination skin, mix 2 parts Coconut Oil with 2 parts Castor Oil. If you have dry skin, mix 3 parts Coconut Oil with 1 part Castor Oil. Cap and shake the jar until the oils are well mixed.

Gently massage a dime sized amount onto DRY face. Work into all areas of the face for 30 seconds to a minute. Then wet a washcloth with hot water and place it gently over your face for 30 more seconds. This will open and unclog your pores. Remove and rinse the washcloth. Use the wash cloth to wipe the excess oil from your face. Your face will immediately feel softer and look brighter.

You can also use Coconut Oil as eye make up remover. Simply warm a teaspoon of Coconut Oil and dip a cotton ball in it. Gently rub the make up off of your eyes. You’ll be amazed that it works just as well as expensive make up removers and leaves your lids and lashes softer than ever.

Coconut Oil as a Moisturizer

I’m sure you’ve seen Coconut scented body lotions but did you know that Coconut Oil itself can actually replace your lotions and moisturizers? Coconut Oil is incredibly moisturizing and incredibly good for your skin.

Take a warm bath or shower, make sure to cleanse, and then pat your skin dry with a towel. Apply the Coconut Oil just as you would a lotion or moisturizer. Massage the oil into your skin, concentrating more on the dryer areas such as your elbows and knees. You can always wipe off excess oil with a towel when you are finished.

Many people find that Coconut Oil works just as well as lotion. Some people find that it works better. After a couple of days of moisturizing with Coconut Oil, you might find that you don’t moisturize as often as you had to with lotion.

Coconut Oil is a natural way to give your body the moisture it needs and if you’d like to try it as a moisturizer, face wash or hair mask, check out Perfect Coconut Oil by Perfect Supplements.

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Five Ways To Add More Fruits & Vegetables To Your Diet

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The Harvard School of Public Health recently published a list of tips to help individuals struggling to eat enough fruits and vegetables every day. Perfect Supplements heartily agrees with their ideas and would like pass them on to you with some suggestions of our own.

1. Keep fruits and vegetables out on the counter or on the top shelf of your fridge. If it is out in plain sight, you are more likely to grab and go. Apples, bananas, grapes, carrot and celery sticks are excellent choices to have on hand. 

2. Try to incorporate some fruit and vegetable into every meal. Fruit in your cereal or a veggie omelet for breakfast, fruit in your salad or added vegetables in your soup for lunch and a vegetable stir fry or fruit parfait at your evening meal. An orange or apple at snack time is highly recommended over chips and other salty snacks loaded with empty calories. Always choose fresh or frozen over canned or dried because of the added sugar.

3. Explore the produce aisles at your local grocery store or farmer’s market and try one new fruit or vegetable every week. There are so many tasty and interesting choices and you may be pleasantly surprised to discover that you like mango and brussel sprouts.

4. Eat a variety of different fruits and vegetables: dark leafy greens such as spinach or kale, orange vegetables such as carrots or squash, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli or cabbage, legumes such as black beans, citrus fruits such as oranges or grapefruit, berries, grapes, etc. The Harvard report said to “bag the potatoes” and choose vegetables with more nutrients. Potatoes are very high in carbohydrates.

5. Try some healthy new recipes that use more vegetables and fruits. There are some wonderful vegetable casseroles, delicious fruit and vegetable soups, and dozens of different fruit salad combinations. For a delightful change we like to add mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, sliced kiwi or strawberries to our salad greens. We top it with a sweet salad dressing and a handful of sunflower seeds or slivered pecans, walnuts or almonds. Delicious!

If you are like most Canadians, you probably are not getting the recommended amounts. That’s why Perfect Supplements creates all natural, organic and freeze-dried superfood supplements such as Perfect Aquatic Greens and Perfect Acai Berry. The easy way to add the benefits of more fruit and veggies to you diet.

Our busy hustle and bustle lives can benefit from eating more nutritious food like fresh fruits and vegetables that are known to be a natural source of energy and essential in preventing certain diseases. Why not have some beautiful green spinach, juicy red tomato, luscious purple plum, or yummy red apple with your next meal?

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