Welcome 2018 - It's the dawn of a New Year, fresh with possibilities and new beginnings. The time of year when everyone is thinking about kick starting new habits, eating healthier, being kinder to their bodies (and hopefully to each other).
At Back to Earth, we're starting our year off with a BANG! With the excitement of our new branding well underway, and lots of fun opportunities on the horizon, we need to keep our energy up! So for the month of January we're focusing on natural nutrition.
Since it's launch in 2015 Weeds and Seeds has become a pantry staple for so many families looking to add more natural essential nutrients into their diet. This powerful superfood packs a major punch when it comes to nutrition, making it the perfect partner for our resolution to eating healthier.
Seeing that we love sharing our knowledge on natural ingredients for health and wellness, we thought it's a superb time of year to share more about the benefits of Weeds & Seeds, what it is, and how you eat it.
Weeds & Seeds contains a full spectrum of essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids needed to support complete nutrition. Weeds and Seeds is a plant based superfood that provides optimal nutrition in a convenient way. Each ingredient is raw, vegan, certified organic, non-GMO and gluten-free! There are no fillers, corn, soy, yeast, preservatives, binders, sulphites or any kind of added sweeteners. Which is hard to find in packaged foods these days.
So here's what it does contain:
Buckwheat is a high quality, easily digestible protein. It is an excellent source of fibre, high in flavinoids and aids in controlling blood sugar levels.
Chia Seeds are an excellent source of fibre, protein, fat, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus as well as zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and potassium.
Cinnamon is an excellent source of fibre, iron and calcium. It helps to reduce cancer cells and risk factors of diabetes. It is also beneficial for cardiovascular health and cognitive thinking.
Black Currants are an excellent antioxident and they aid the immune system as well as eye & kidney health and joint & muscle pain. Contains Vitamins A, B1, B5, B6 & E and is high in potassium.
Dandelion Leaf is an antioxident, high in calcium, potassium, zinc and Vitamins A, B, C & D. It is known to aid in cardiovascular health & digestion.
Millet is alkaline and digests easily. It is an antioxident and an excellent source of magnesium, protein, fibre and Vitamin B3.
Plantain Leaf has wide-ranging anti-microbial and analgesic qualities, traditionally used to aid in respiratory issues.
Quinoa is a complete protein source with 9 amino acids and is an excellent source of fibre, rich in iron.
Weeds & Seeds is delicious on it's own. Two tablespoons a day packs a powerful punch of wholesome nutrients to keep your body functioning well. You can sprinkle it on yogurt, cereal, salads or add to smoothies. It is also extremely versatile in so many recipes. Over the years we have shared quite a few on the blog you might like to start with:Scrumptious RECIPES using Weeds & Seeds
TheWeeds & Seeds recipe has also recently been tweaked so if you haven't tried it lately you will be pleasantly surprised. Plus it's also available in a Wild Berry Blend. Stay tuned for more superfood goodness from The Back To Earth kitchen and we always welcome your feedback and recipes.
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Many people have benefited from the natural healing powers contained within Back to Earth’s product line. Tracy’s story is one such account, of an Okanagan man’s journey toward healing using natural ingredients.