I use the word supplements loosely because I'm not talking about pills but rather food products that will add to your overall health.
Each of these are minimally processed and are renowned for their health-giving benefits.
1) Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is known to cure a whole gamut of ailments. It's made my from organically grown apples (check the brand first!) and retains many of the apples' health attributes. It is fermented to produce enzymes and life giving nutrients.
You want to avoid the clear vinegars - they've got nothing to
offer - so look for something that is a little cloudy like Braggs
ACV. It's incredibly alkalising (which is where we want our PH
level - prevents disease!). I use it on salad dressings, even on
pork roasts, and often add a little dash in my morning hot water +
lemon. I tend to reach for it more if I am feeling a bit run
The best bit? It's great for the skin, it helps break down fat, it slows down the rise in glucose after a starchy/carby meal and improves bowel movements
2) Himalayan Rock Salt
Good quality salt is vital in our diet and to our help. But, quality and quantity is important. Himalayan salt with its 87 trace elements (including magnesium which is great for all the yogis/gym junkies/runners out there) is an amazing source of healing - energising and detoxing the body. Not to mention how delicious it tastes.
3) Coconut Oil
By now you've probably heard the buzz around Coconut Oil. It is
such a fantastic fat! It is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, it
regulates blood sugar, promotes weight loss and improves digestion,
amongst other things!
You can cook with it, drizzle it on salads, sometimes eat a spoonful, add it to muesli and smoothies. It's also a fantastic body moisturiser and hair mask.
Tahini paste is made from sesame seeds. You can find it in unhulled (richer in taste, packed with more vitamins and minerals) or hulled (light in flavour and colour). It's super easy to digest which is a plus because it doesn't take the body long to conver tahini into a balanced supply of energy, vitamins and minerals.
It is a powerhouse containing Vitamin E, B1/2/3/5/6, A. It is 20% protein - richer than milk, soya beans, and most nuts. AND, (big and) it is a HUGE source of calcium. Most of it's 50% oil make-up is unsaturated fat. Despite the oil content it doesn't go rancid and keeps for a really long time (it has a natural preservative).
A green spearmint flavoured liquid that helps do the job of hemoglobin (75% of our blood!), which aids our red blood cells to build and move through the body. Chlorophyll has the same molecular structure as hemoglobin so it helps to rebuild and restructure our red blood cells. Adding it to your water everyday will clear your skin keep your digestive system flowing.