Phnom Penh Water Festival 2018 - Bon Om Touk

Bon Om Touk (Khmer: បុណ្យអុំទូក, IPA: [bon om tuːk]), or the Cambodian Water Festival, is a Cambodian festival celebrated in November and marks the reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap River.

Visitors from every town and province travel to Phnom Penh to watch boat races along the Sisowath Quay and attend free concerts in the evenings. For three days, workers from every province join with the city's residents to celebrate by night and day. The festival lasts three days and commemorates the end of the country's rainy season,[1] as well as the change in the flow of the Tonle Sap River. It includes boat races and concerts and attracts several million people each year.


Cambodia Water Festival History The Royal Water Festival is one of the major national festivals in Cambodia, where Cambodia celebrates every November, sometimes ending in late October as the rainy season of the festive season.

The boat is believed to have been held from the ancient times during the reign of Jayavarman VII in 1181 AD until now. Marginal yield. To commemorate the heroic examples of the Khmer Navy who liberated their land from their oppression.

The enemies (Champa) of the Kingdom of Champa in the battlefield on the boat of Tonle Sap. The Royal Water Festival, which lasts for three days, on the first day of the race of the king's boat, is prepared to set up a pagoda for the two pagodas which Cambodia held in King Sisowath in 1914, if According to some French documents. In the footprints of boat carvings in the temples of Banteay Chhmar and in the temple of Bayon, it is believed that Khmer architecture used to design various kinds of boats, such as the boat, the Makara boat, the Naga boat, the Naga five boats, the elephant boat, the Crocodiles boats, the Hanuman Boat Riding Giant and the Sovanmachha boat or Mermaid boats.

At the evening, Cambodian has illuminated floating boats at 7:00 pm to pray for the peace of the Phreh Mae Khongkhea, word of Goddess Ganga is the sacred river of all religions in India, especially the Hindus, though there is no river in Cambodia, the Tonle Sap is still the water lord. Not a seafaring river, such as a river, a river, a water source for raising livestock, and an abundance of silt and fish stocks, Loving and respecting mother nature and caring for the mother with gratitude and compassion for the people of Cambodia always made small Bratip to be grateful sacrifice to (Phreh Mae Khongkhea) and as a prayer given Happiness in fishing is a daily livelihood, and the history of liberalism is believed to be born in the year. (1529 AD.)

In era the of Ang Chan I or (Ponhea Chan). At evening, according to each department, there are floating lights, colorful lights, bright lights, and fireworks celebrations.

The second day of the rituals and salads are celebrated by the Khmer people to commemorate Lord Indra, who is believed to have taken place in the royal palace. King Barom Reachea I in the year (1568 AD) through dreams Set aside in the middle of the night with a burnt incense first, such as coconut juice and bananas, when it is time to squeeze in your hands, they cling to your nose and look at the moon when you are alone with your nostrils. And the early psychological crisis of the following year is an ancient belief that some of you may not know. At the rituals, they can play gambling as a group of members who are more excited and use scoffing rituals to keep your members up to the level of laughter to decide to lose, and you lose the banana with bananas until you.



Okra, also known as "lady's finger" or "bamya," is a perennial flowering plant of the Malvaceae family. This popular and very nutritional veggie originated in Egypt, and has been cultivated in tropical or warm temperature regions of the world ever since the 12th century. Just short of reaching maturity, the dark green colored pods are handpicked for consumption.

Although okra has demonstrated surprising health benefits and can be cooked in a variety of ways, some people find it difficult to cope with its "slimy" texture and prefer to avoid it altogether. If this is true in your case, preparing and drinking your own okra water will deliver the same results in a tastier fashion.
The many health benefits of okra
The nutritional profile of the okra veggie is quite impressive. For every 100 grams of okra you eat, your body receives only 30 calories, but 21mg of Vitamin C, 3g of dietary fiber, 7.6g of carbohydrates, 2g of protein, as well as decent amounts of folate and magnesium. As one of the very low-calorie vegetables, okra is not only extremely nutritious but also friendly for a slim figure.
The health benefits of okra are just as impressive. For instance, this green veggie showed promising results in treating and preventing kidney disease, while its rich antioxidant nature is known to protect against liver disease and damage. Okra has also been found to be a great blood glucose-lowering food that offers protection against diabetes. While preliminary lab tests indicate that a new type of lectin found in okra can kill off human breast cancer cells, other studies demonstrate that it can also fight depression and act as a strong agent for elevating mood. It even helps with some asthma symptoms.
Convinced? Great! Here's how you can give it a try at home.
You can easily do it yourself!
Whether you own an outdoor garden or have a few spare pots in the house, you can easily grow your own healthy okra. Three or four weeks before the last spring frost date, it's time to start your okra seeds indoors. Make sure the soil is well-drained and the pot receives sufficient sunlight because okra absolutely loves warm weather. When the soil outside is warm enough, feel free to move your okra plants to the garden. Soon enough, you'll admire the beautiful white and yellow flowers and, after only two months from planting, the first harvest will be ready.
If you store your okra pods in the freezer, you'll be able to enjoy them all year long. Don't feel like cooking your okra or simply don't like the taste? Make your own super healthy okra water. You'll need two fresh okras that you can prepare by cutting off the heads and tails. Then, chop them into even pieces and put two to three pieces in a glass of water. Set the glass aside overnight and drink up in the morning, half an hour before breakfast.
Careful though …
It seems that the U.S. police wanted their own share of the recently popular okra story. Indeed, a little over a year ago, Georgia police were running a helicopter survey for drugs when they spotted a suspicious-looking okra plant in the garden of a retiree.
In response, they immediately sent a heavily armed K-9 unit to pound on the door and barged into the man's property. Luckily, no flash grenades were thrown before the unit realized that not everything green with leaves is a cannabis plant. To save the day, the policemen had the audacity to seize a few okra leaves for the lab, just in case the old man was getting high off okra.


Confirmed Statement by the Research at the University of Manchester
Cancer is a worldwide spread health problem, which, according to some statistics, in some parts of the world is so present that one in two people will develop at some stage in their life.
It is one of the most debilitating and life-changing diseases, and currently, there are no discovered drugs that cure it. However, the worst part is that nobody can precisely find the reason for its appearance, and most of the times it comes out of nowhere.
People who are old enough to remember the 1950's cancer rates, will recall cancer being something that was highly dangerous, fairly uncommon, and not properly understood.
Now, according to the researchers at the University of Manchester, the reason that cancer rates have increased that high is that they are a human-borne disease, which is being progressed year on year.
The focus of their study was on looking at the skeletons of mummified bodies thousands of years ago. They made the revolutionary discovery that not a single 'mummy' dies from cancer, and they didn't even find any sign of tumors present in their body at the time of death.
Having that in mind they concluded that cancer is something that has developed in recent years. The main reason for developing and growing the tumors in our bodies, according to the researchers are due to the environments we now live in.
The people are eating poor diets and the lifestyle choices are somehow canalized on having totally sedentary lives, not getting enough physical activities and exercising. Eating too much processed foods and foods that contain chemicals are huge factors that contribute to cancers nowadays, which was not the case with the Egyptians at that time.
According to the lead researcher Michael Zimmerman, the cancer-causing factors are limited to societies affected by modern industrialization, as there was no any evidence in examined mummies.
Additionally, Professor Rosalie David explained:
"In industrialized societies, cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of death. But in ancient times, it was extremely rare. There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle."
According to him, the important thing about the conducted study is that it gives a historical perspective to this disease. He pointed that they were able to make very clear statements on the cancer rates in societies, as they have a full overview, they were looking at millennia, not a just short period of time (e.g. a hundred years). They also possess masses of data.
He confirmed that the extensive ancient Egyptian data, along with other data from across the millennia, has given a precise message – cancer is man-made, which means that anyone should address it in this way.

Can a Ketogenic Diet Cure Gestational Diabetes? Here's what the science says

During my first pregnancy, I did what most first-time parents do and attempted total perfection with my diet. I followed ketogenic principles pretty closely, took lots of vitamins, went on walks, and nailed every OB appointment. Kid #1 entered the world perfectly healthy with no complications.

Kid #2? She was a different story.
During that pregnancy, Jacob was doing an away rotation for medical school while I lived with my parents--and with the stress of working from home and watching a toddler, it became all too easy to eat my stress away.
We're talking about entire bags of cheese puffs, candy bars, and ice cream. Not my finest moments.

When I got my gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) diagnosis, I thought it was an accident. Why? Because I left the doctor's office before I even completed the glucose tolerance test. Pregnancy brain can do that to you.
Then again, cheese puffs probably aren't good for fetuses anyway--so when the doctor broke the news (and wouldn't let me retake the test), it was the kick in the butt I needed to reclaim control over my diet.

WTF is gestational diabetes, anyway?

Gestational diabetes happens to women who experience diabetic symptoms for the first time during pregnancy, usually after 20 weeks of gestation. (Women who have diabetes and then get pregnant have pregestational diabetes.)
Your doctor can diagnose you with gestational diabetes if you display higher-than-normal blood glucose levels during pregnancy.
You know that diet affects blood sugar in the average, non-pregnant person--but can a bad diet cause gestational diabetes? Not necessarily (which makes me feel a little better about my stress-induced cheese puff consumption). In fact, the American Diabetes Association can't draw a clear link between diet and GDM risk, unless you're obese--so the connection between diet and GDM is murky.

That's because, according to the latest theories, GDM happens as a result of hormones that the placenta releases, which can interfere with the mother's insulin function. (Reminder: insulin is the hormone that helps your cells absorb glucose.) Having these hormones in the placenta work against the mother's insulin leads to insulin resistance.
Two specific hormones in the placenta are to blame: human placental lactogen (HPL) and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HPL is anti-insulin and likes to break down fat, causing your liver to release more glucose while your pancreas just can't make enough insulin to keep up with the demand.
In other words, your baby hijacks your chemistry and steals all your sugar to grow (like an evil baby genius). Your blood sugar will read higher than normal, which results in the GDM diagnosis. Thanks, fetus!

Who's at risk for GDM?

As I just mentioned, obesity can influence your GDM risk--but there are other factors at play too.
Some are obvious: if you have a family history of type 2 diabetes or GDM, or had GDM in a prior pregnancy, or have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (which can mess with your hormones), your risk is higher.
But some of the risk factors get a little funky. For example, if a woman is over 25, is of Filipino or African American descent, or has birthed a large baby in the past, she could be at risk too.
The weirdest part? I only had one of these risk factors (being over 25), so I'm convinced that my diet played a role in my diagnosis--but take this anecdotal evidence with a grain of salt. Even the Mayo Clinic can't say for sure why GDM happens in some women, so maybe I was just an unlucky case or false positive.

Why your doctor screens you for GDM

Some practitioners in the natural health community believe that testing for GDM places unnecessary stress on mothers and shouldn't be performed, likely because there are some studies that suggest it doesn't contribute anything to better birth outcomes.
However, your doctor does have precautionary reasons for initiating the glucose tolerance test. Higher blood glucose during pregnancy is linked to:
  • Higher likelihood of delivery via C-section
  • High blood pressure
  • Preeclampsia
  • Preterm birth
  • Higher risk of the child suffering other health conditions later in life (including obesity, heart disease, and yes, diabetes)
  • Bigger babies, and tougher deliveries (e.g., shoulder dystocia)

Plus, the test is cheap and doesn't harm anyone--the benefits greatly outweigh the costs.
Should you get a glucose tolerance test if you already manage your diet well? Maybe not, but it's good to play it safe. In an abundance of caution, it's nice to know your status when it comes to blood sugar in the event you need to manage it better. (I know it helped me.)
Most people in the general population can easily get caught up in the stress, dietary decisions, and lifestyle influences that can cause elevated blood glucose. Even "healthy" people are prone to higher blood sugar because they consume the excess carbs recommended in the Standard American Diet. So for the average pregnant woman, testing for GDM is a safe and reasonable idea--and even if you have a low-risk pregnancy, one morning of drinking sugar syrup isn't that terrible if there's even the slightest chance it would improve outcomes for your baby.

The typical GDM diet: does it work?

When I got my GDM diagnosis, I had to schedule an appointment with a nutritionist to discuss the recommended dietary guidelines for the remainder of my pregnancy.

Before I even met the nutritionist, I was furious. I feared they would force me to eat tons of carbs and try to shove a low-fat agenda down my throat. I mentally prepared to argue for a higher-fat, lower-carb diet, confess to my past dietary sins (forgive us our cheese puffs), and basically tell them no if they wanted me to do anything I wasn't comfortable with.
I didn't want to follow the guidelines, mainly because there's heavy debate over their efficacy. Some reviews say that none of the existing guidelines help one way or the other, while other studies support GDM diets low in refined carbs. (Plus there are even more studies on entering ketosis, which I'll discuss in a moment.)
Luckily, the RN/nutritionist assigned to me was not as harsh as I expected. Yes, she was obligated to recommend "healthy" foods like beans and Greek yogurt while discouraging high-fat consumption (the biggest shocker was when she said it was ok to drink an occasional sugar-free diet soda…!). Yes, she also made me sign a paper agreeing to track my diet. She also gave me a blood glucose monitor and told me I needed to track my sugar four times a day. However, she also said I could try my way--and stick with it if the numbers supported my case.

Can enter ketosis treat GDM?

I wanted to go full keto. Unfortunately, there is little (if any) evidence right now that suggests that a ketogenic diet can help pregnant women manage GDM--or even lead to better outcomes in a normal pregnancy.
In studies performed on mice, some results suggest that a ketogenic diet could be harmful to an embryo's growth and lead to behavioral changes after birth. Other tests on mice show that ketogenic diets during gestation can raise the chances of "fatal ketoacidosis during lactation," altered brain structure in the fetus, and poorer growth outcomes.
The studies that do support a ketogenic diet during pregnancy focus on treating very specific and uncommon health problems unrelated to GDM (such as this one on children with Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency--not a condition you hear about every day). These results don't translate well to the average pregnant woman with gestational diabetes.

Beware of anecdotal evidence that suggests a direct connection between a ketogenic diet and a healthy pregnancy--so far there is not sufficient evidence to back it up, which is why most doctors will look super uncomfortable if you say you want to try a keto diet during pregnancy. There are too many variables without enough proof.

How I managed my GDM with a lower-carb diet

Knowing that I couldn't reasonably go full keto, I went with the next best options:
  • I eliminated almost all processed foods
  • I amped up my fat and vegetable intake
  • I limited myself to resistant starches or high-fiber whole grains when I did eat carbs
  • I drank tons of water (and La Croix--lifesaver!)
  • I walked 2-3 times a day
A typical day would have me eating scrambled eggs with Bulletproof Coffee for breakfast, a large salad with avocado dressing and leftover meat for lunch, and more meat and vegetables for dinner (usually with a big scoop of butter or guacamole). Keto pizzas were also a BIG part of my meal routine. ;)

I regularly snacked on hard cheeses, and usually integrated rice or some ultra-grainy bread with my dinner. Then a piece of nice dark chocolate or a handful of nuts here and there. Usually I had to have a small snack before bed to keep my sugar reading steady in the morning.
I tracked all my food in MyFitnessPal (the free version), and logged my blood sugar readings in a separate diabetes tracking app (also free) so I could graph my progress.
I was hovering around 70-80g of carbs a day and felt so much better than I did during my cheese puff days. My doctor was shocked when I showed him my results--which strayed far from my nutritionist's recommendations to eat 150+ grams of carbs per day--and said I could stay the course as long as I kept my numbers in check.
With the green light from my doctor, I never strayed from this diet for the remainder of my pregnancy. I was so motivated to do right by my baby that making better food choices seemed much easier--and playing the pregnancy card made it easy to turn down invitations from well-meaning family members and friends to eat carb-ridden foods. I'm grateful I got that GDM diagnosis because it gave me the motivation to get back on track.

Kid #2 entered the world perfectly healthy with no complications--just like Kid #1.

What to do if you have GDM and want to follow a ketogenic diet

First of all, remember that ketogenic diets are generally not recommended for pregnancy, and there is no evidence that they help manage GDM.
That being said, if you have different ideas of how you want to manage your condition, come prepared when you see your doctor. Use an evidence-based approach like I did and record everything you can about your diet and blood sugar levels. If you can prove to them that you're managing it effectively (regardless of the specific diet you follow), they'll be much more likely to support you.
And even if they don't--nobody can force you to eat anything, especially if it doesn't follow your typical diet, to begin with. If you can prove that your way works better for you, then stick with it--otherwise, keep your mind open and remember that there's no single "right" way to grow a baby.


15 Alkaline Diet Foods that Prevent Heart Disease, Obesity and Cancer

People have never been such unhealthy as today's generations seem to be. However, many people are trying to have a healthier lifestyle as possible, controlled eating regime, and medical treatments now that the truth behind processed foods and GMO is being uncovered.
The USA leads in heart illnesses, obesity, and overweight. It believed these are the main reasons of death. People are being fed with processed foods all the time by money hungry CEO's and they are causing more medical problems that we can imagine. Numerous proven scientists are even studying the correlation between processed GMO foods and cancer. Processed foods have already been proven to cause obesity and diabetes, therefore, individuals started understanding the threats of them. Because of that, many people are looking for a healthier regime, and alkaline foods are the place to begin.
An alkaline regime is an eating regime that is consisted of foods that will help you balance the pH levels of the liquids in your body. This also incorporates urine and blood. However, an alkaline diet has far more benefits than only adjusting the pH level in our bodies. To be told, there have been many reviews performed on the impacts of alkaline foods and they discovered interesting outcomes.


"Аdjusting body's pH through an alkaline eating regime can be useful in reducing morbidity and mortality from various unending diseases and illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, vitamin D lack, and low bone density!" (2012 audit, published in the Journal of Environmental Health). Eating plans consisted of high alkalinity result in more alkaline urine pH level protects solid cells and balances essential mineral levels, the research showed.
Basic Foods consist of fresh vegetables, natural products and unprocessed plant-based sources of protein.
The best wellsprings of alkalinity are raw foods, plant proteins, organic products, green vegetables, soluble water, and green beverages!

The Best 15 Alkaline Foods:

• Spinach
• Bananas
• Lemons
• Swiss Chard
• Broccoli
• Buckwheat
• Melon
• Olive Oil
• Flaxseed
• Avocados
• Quinoa
• Grapes
• Carrots
• Berries
• Cauliflower


Coconut Oil Can Make You Look 10 Years Younger If You Use It For 2 Weeks This Way

Coconut oil is a multi-purpose ingredient, which everyone should have in their house. This powerful ingredient can be used for cooking, but it also provides a wide range of health and beauty benefits. Today we decided to show you some of the most prominent beauty uses of coconut oil. If you start using coconut oil for these purposes, you will look 10 years younger in just 2 weeks.

Coconut Oil for Varicose Veins

If you deal with spider looking veins, you know how irritating they can be. Fortunately, you can use coconut oil to reduce their unsightly appearance. Simply massage some coconut oil on the area and in no time you'll have attractive legs again.

Coconut Oil as a Hand Cream

Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer. Hence, you can use it to treat dry hands. You should regularly apply some coconut oil on your hands and enjoy a soft and smooth skin.

Coconut Oil as an Anti Cellulite Cream

Cellulite is another common issue for many women. However, cellulite can be reduced naturally with the use of coconut oil. All you should do is mix some coconut oil and honey.  Then, before going to bed, apply the mixture to the area.

Coconut Oil as a Natural Shaving Cream

Instead of using shaving creams which are usually full of chemicals, try coconut oil. It will moisturize the skin and make the shaving process easier. You should mix 2/3 cup of melted coconut oil and Shea nut oil. Then, add ¼ cup olive oil and a few drops of any essential oil.

Coconut Oil as an Eyelash Treatment

You can make your eyelashes long and voluminous lashes with coconut oil. Simply, apply it to your lashes before going to bed.

 Coconut Oil as a Night Cream

You can improve your skin quality if you start using coconut oil instead of your night cream. This way, your skin will be moisturized, soft, and rejuvenated. Take 1 cup of solid coconut oil, ½ tsp vitamin E oil, and ¼ tsp tea tree oil and mix them with an electric mixer. Then, apply this cream in the evening before going to bed.

Coconut Oil as a Cuticles Softener

Simply by rubbing some coconut oil, you can have soft cuticles.


This Seed Has Panicked The Doctors! It Will Help You Control Diabetes And Restore 100% The Function Of Your Liver and Kidneys

Canary seed or also known as birdseed has a huge impact on human health because it contains high amounts of amino acids and enzymes.
Nutrition Facts of Birdseed:
  • contains high amounts of the lipase enzyme,
  • extremely beneficial for the digestion process
  • breaks down the fat cells
  • has a very high nutritional value
  • serves really good in reducing the symptoms of indigestion and celiac disease
  • has the ability to recharge enzymes
  • the protein found in birdseed are very easy to digest and less harmful for the human body.
Health Benefits of Birdseed:
  • useful in slowing down the aging process and tightens your skin a
  • regenerate the pancreas
  • help you to control diabetes
  • useful in reducing the swelling of internal organs: kidneys, liver, and pancreas
  • prevent arteriosclerosis
  • recharge the kidney enzymes
  • eliminate the excess fluids from the human body
  • very effective in treating hypertension
  • help with: gastritis, stomach ulcers, gout, edema, obesity, swollen abdomen, it works against cellulite…
  • removes cirrhosis by increasing the number of hepatocytes in the liver
  • helps in reducing the inflammation.
Homemade Bird Seed Milk – RECIPE:
  • soak 5 tbs. of birdseed in water
  • let it sit overnight
  • in the morning strain the water
  • put the soaked bird seeds into a blender
  • add some soy milk or fruit if you want
  • blend
  • add some honey or stevia.
  • drink it every morning
  • you can also drink one in the evening just you will have to prepare it in the morning and let it sit during the day.
Thanks for reading …


Clean The Kidneys Of Toxins, Cure Cholesterol, Asthma, Diabetes With Simple Recipes

Do you need a cleanse? The most commonly used food is okra and is famous in USA and Philippines and UK too. It has the same name in Caribbean English and in Nigeria as well. Another name it is known by is "lady's fingers".

In 1 cup raw okra, you get 30 calories, fiber 3 g, protein 2 g, carbs 7.6 g, fat 0.1 g, vitamin C 21 mg, folate 80 mg, magnesium 60 mg. It is a superfood veggie.
Regardless of the way you consume it – stewed, raw, boiled or pickled,  this is healthy food.
It alleviates asthma, cholesterol, boosts immunity, stops kidney problems and cleans them too. Aids in diabetes as well and in glucose issues in the gut.
Try this easy recipe and level the glucose.


Take 4 fresh okras, cut the tails and heads, let them soak in a glass of water for the night. Drink this water before breakfast to level the blood glucose.

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Cinnamon Spiced Coffee with Coconut Milk For Long-Lasting Energy Without the Crash

If you're a little tired of drinking the same kind of coffee every day, it's time to spice it up and put the many benefits of cinnamon to use. Before you rush into making this powerful coffee, be sure to use "true" or Ceylon cinnamon and not cassia cinnamon which has been shown to be toxic in high levels. Unlike cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon can get rid of the oxidants and the inflammatory agents in your body and it can also lower your blood sugar.

Lowers Blood Sugar

Studies have shown that Ceylon cinnamon can benefit patients with diabetes. An article reviewed 16 studies, both in vitro and in vivo but no human studies, that found benefits associated with Ceylon cinnamon consumption. (2)
In vitro studies found that one of the benefits of cinnamon is that it reduces the absorption of glucose by the intestines and it stimulates the release of insulin, the metabolism of glucose and its transportation into the muscles for extra energy, and the synthesis of glycogen which stores energy in your body.

Animal studies found that it reduces fasting blood glucose, LDL cholesterol, and glycated hemoglobin, and increases HDL cholesterol and the circulation of insulin. Cinnamon also improves the metabolic dysfunctions that are caused by insulin resistance and may benefit the nerves and kidneys of diabetes patients.

Helps Fight Inflammation

Another article that reviewed in vitro and in vivo studies on humans and animals shows that Ceylon cinnamon has properties that fight inflammation and chronic inflammation. (3) One of those studies found that cinnamon extracts tend to increase the levels of Tristetraprolin, a protein that binds to mRNA molecules, which cause inflammation. By binding to those molecules, Tristetraprolin destabilizes them and inhibits their inflammatory effects. (1)

Inhibits Oxidative Stress

The same review article also mentions studies that found antioxidant properties in cinnamon. (3) A study divided 54 people into 3 groups and assigned one drink to each group: water, regular tea, or cinnamon tea. (4) The researchers took blood samples before and after 2 weeks and measured lipid peroxidation levels and antioxidant strength. Cinnamon tea demonstrated stronger antioxidant properties than regular tea and water and it also decreased lipid peroxidation, which is the oxidation of lipids during which free radicals remove lipids from cells and cause cell damage.

A Spiced Coffee To Get You Through An Entire Week

This recipe was republished with permission from
Serves: 1 Pitcher for the week


  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 4 cups coffee (your favorite roast) or herbal coffee
  • 1 cup vanilla hemp protein powder
  • 10 dates
  • 2 cups coconut milk


  1. Brew coffee with spices.
  2. Blend coffee, coconut milk, dates, and hemp powder in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  3. Enjoy each morning to wake you up, energize you and keep you feeling satisfied, without the crash.



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