July 3, 2018

Dragon Fruit Health Benefits

Ever heard of the dragon fruit? Dragon fruit or pitaya is a tropical fruit that has huge amounts of health benefits to offer. Depending on its species, it can be sweet or sour. It is usually smaller than a cantaloupe, red in color and covered with spiky structures. This fruit is a great source of vitamin C , phosphorus and also of the much needed fatty acids.

Here are the six benefits of the tropical super food:

1) Anti-aging

Apart from fighting free radicals and warding off diseases, antioxidants help in keeping the skin tight and firm. This fruit is a great source of antioxidants because of the vitamin C in it.

Dragon fruit also has a phosphorus punch that is essential in regulating key cell processes. Phosphorus is said to prevent premature aging. Great news for all the ladies!

2) Prevents cancer

Dragon fruit also contains carotene and has anti-carcinogenic qualities that reduce tumours. The fruit also has lyocpene which is responsible for the red colour of the fruit. It is said to lower the risk of prostate cancer. Generally consuming lycopene rich foods is good for your health. The peel of dragon fruit has polyphenols that are helpful in protecting against some forms of cancer.

3) Cardiovascular health

Dragon fruit is said to boost heart health as it helps in decreasing the levels of bad cholesterol and improving the levels of the good one. According to study, consumption of dragon fruit lowers the risk of developing a heart disease and a high blood pressure. The fruit is rich in monosaturated fats that keep the heart healthy.

4) Diabetes

This exotic fruit has a lot of fiber that helps in stabilizing the blood sugar levels of a person. It is helpful in inhibiting the sugar spikes that occur past consumption of foods with a high GI. Regular consumption of this fruit is beneficial in preventing the issues associated with diabetes.

5) Digestion

Dragon fruit has a lot of fiber in it. This directly means that it can improve the bowel movements of the body. Consumption of this exotic fruit is said to be helpful in reducing the chances of issues like irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.

6) Boosts immunity

High levels of vitamin C present in dragon fruit can boost the body’s immune system along with stimulating the functioning of other antioxidants. The presence of high amounts of vitamin C and minerals have antioxidant properties and fight free radicals. The vitamins and minerals namely vitamin B1, B2,B3, phosphorus, iron, protein and fiber improve the functioning of the immune system.

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February 8, 2018

We welcome the GuaMango fruit tree! It's a Mango tree that produces mango fruit that taste like a guava fruit!

The GuaMango is a semi dwarf variety grown in a 3 gallon container. The GuaMango (pronounced Gwa-Mango) tree is a gorgeous, leafy lush green when ready to fruit this beautiful specimen will put out astounding bushels of flowers that will then produce pink blush colored fruit (color of the inside of a guava fruit) taste of a guava with a fiber less mango flavor. (This flavor is described as a Rose’ compilation with an extra hint of sweetness added.) This gorgeous tree can be kept indoors (being a dwarf variety), makes a great addition to any space and still harvest fruit from.


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November 14, 2017

If you’ve never heard of turmeric latte, then get ready to be amazed, because your morning coffee is about to be challenged by a decaffeinated latte that works wonders. Quite a few European cities in the past months, and turmeric latte has wormed its way into hip and healthy cafes in cities such as Paris or Amsterdam this year.

"Your drink of choice 2017 "

The wellness-feeling of turmeric lattes derives from its nutritional benefits: it is full of nutrients, antioxidants, and delicious, warming flavors.


Recipe for Golden Latte:

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of oat milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey (or coconut syrup if vegan)
  • 1 cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3 cardamon pods
  • a small pinch of ground or fresh ginger
  • a small pinch of pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the almond milk to a small pot and heat on low temperature.
  2. Add the turmeric, cinnamon stick, cardamon pods, raw honey or coconut syrup, and pepper and stir frequently for about 3 minutes until the milk is warm, but not boiling.
  3. Remove from heat and take out the cinnamon stick. You can reuse it a couple of time. Strain the milk either through a strainer or small colander.
  4. Froth the top of the milk for a few seconds with a milk frother.
  5. Add more raw honey or coconut syrup for taste.



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November 13, 2017



The holidays is approaching quickly we can still eat healthy and do it clean! This Low Carb Blueberry Pancakes will have you feeling healthy and clean the rest of the Holiday Season.

Recipe makes 2 pancakes
MACROS:
• 415 Calories
• 35g of Fat
• 15g of Protein
• 7g of Net Carbs


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp coconut flour
  • 1/16 tsp Stevia
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 30 grams blueberries

Instructions:

1. Combine all your dry ingredients in your blender

2. Add in your wet ingredients and blend until combined. You can fold in your blueberries at this point or throw them in while the pancake is cooking.

3. Heat up a bit of coconut oil in a pan until very hot and pour in half your batter. Add blueberries to the top of the pancake and cook until bubbles begin to stay around the rim of the pancake - about a minute and a half.

4. Flip and cook for another 30 seconds. Do the same with the other half of your batter and serve!


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September 23, 2017

Do you want to know what items Emmy winners Nicole Kidman, Ann Dowd and Lena Waithe (just to name a few!) are enjoying from the Emmy's Swag Bags? Can you believe that the Emmy's Swag Bags for 2017 contain trees? But not just any trees!

PlantOGram’s products were featured in the Emmy’s Swag Bags last night alongside other luxurious gifts ranging from chocolates to fashionable sun shields. Actors such as Alexander Skarsgård and Alec Balwin received Swag Bags as well as their Emmy awards and we just know that all of the winners are going to be over the moon with their luxury fruit trees! What’s not to love about our 100% vegan trees? Not only can they be easily grown indoors without the need of a large outdoor space which is often associated with goring fruit trees, they are also extremely low maintenance. Every time Nicole Kidman goes to pick off a fruit from her very own PlantOGram tree (which she deservedly won through her performance in Big Little Lies ) she will remember how she won the most competitive category at the Emmy’s.

There is nothing more thoughtful than a PlantOGram tree, it is truly the only gift that keeps on giving!

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August 24, 2017


The most special and memorable moment in your life, your wedding day! Let's back up a bit and before walking down the isle do you have everyone covered with little gifting items?

Of course you thought of mom, dad, oh.. in-laws but wait! I didn't get anything for my bridesmaids??! What do I get for them? Embroidered slippers and robes are not going to cut it.

This year our Bride to be's are gifting their bridesmaids Fantastic Avocado Trees from PlantOGram! Besides this Avocado living up to it's name and saving these women tons of money on Avocado Toast (hehe) this tree is an amazing statement tree in any room.

"This is perfect for people who can't get enough of the green stuff" - Stylemepretty.com


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August 19, 2017

Despite the fact that Americans are eating more natural product nowadays (go us!), the greater part are the old standbys: bananas, apples, and oranges. Yes, they're beneficial for you—yet you're passing up a major opportunity. "Distinctive natural products give a variety of malady battling vitamins, minerals, and cancer prevention agents," says Joy Bauer, RD, creator of Joy Bauer's Food Cures. Indeed, expanding your perspectives can quantifiably enhance your well being. Colorado State University nutritionists requested that 106 ladies eat 8 to 10 servings of create every day for two months. A large portion of the gathering looked over 18 changed assortments, while the others ate a similar 5 again and again. After two weeks, blood tests demonstrated that the high-assortment assemble decreased their rates of DNA oxidation, perhaps making their bodies stronger against illness; the other gathering had no change.

Prepared to blend it up? Here's a fast in and out introduction on a portion of the sharpest "intriguing" picks in view of their medical advantages—and how to serve them set up of normal top choices.

PlantOGram Figs

For perfect blood pressure

Good: Bananas
Better: Fresh figs

Why: Six new figs have 891 mg of pulse bringing down potassium, almost 20% of your day by day require—about twofold what you'd find in one expansive banana. In a current 5-year contemplate from the Netherlands, high-potassium diets were connected with bring down rates of death from all causes in solid grown-ups age 55 and more established.

You'll additionally get...a lift to your bones. Figs are extraordinary compared to other natural product wellsprings of calcium, with almost as much per serving (six figs) as some 1/2 cup of fat free milk!

PlantOGram Lychee

To protect your heart and fight disease

Good: Red grapes
Better: Lychee

Why: A French report distributed in the Journal of Nutrition found that lychee has the second-largest amount of heart-sound polyphenols of all organic products tried—about 15% more than the sum found in grapes (refered to by numerous as a polyphenol powerhouse). The mixes may likewise assume a critical part in the aversion of degenerative infections, for example, tumor. "Polyphenols act like a drive field, repulsing outside intruders from harming your cells," says David Grotto, RD, creator of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!

You'll also get...protection from breast cancer. A recent test-tube and animal study from Sichuan University in China found that lychee may help to prevent the formation of breast cancer cells, thanks to the fruit's powerful antioxidant activity.

PlantOGram Guava

For beautiful skin

Good: Orange
Better: Guava


Why: One measure of guava has about five fold the amount of skin-recuperating vitamin C (it's a key fixing in collagen creation) as a medium orange (377 mg versus 83 mg)— that is more than five times your day by day require. Ladies who eat a ton of vitamin C-stuffed sustenances have less wrinkles than ladies who don't eat many, as per a current report that followed the eating regimens of more than 4,000 American ladies ages 40 to 74.

You'll additionally get...bacteria-busting power. Guava can secure against foodborne pathogens, for example, Listeria and Staph, as per explore by microbiologists in Bangladesh. Additionally, an agreeable report by the USDA and Thai researchers found that guava has as much cancer prevention agent movement as some outstanding superfoods like blueberries and broccoli (however every plant contains an alternate blend of the stimulating mixes).

PlantOGram Asian Pear


To lower cholesterol

Good: Apples
Better: Asian pears

Why: One extensive Asian pear has almost 10 g of cholesterol-bringing down fiber, around 40% of your day by day require; an expansive apple has about a large portion of that much. Individuals who ate the most fiber had the least aggregate and "bad" cholesterol levels, as per a current investigation of Baltimore grown-ups.

You'll additionally get...protection from crawling weight gain. Similar specialists found that individuals who ate the most fiber likewise measured the minimum and had the least body mass list and midriff perimeter.


PlantOGram Papaya

To fight cancer

Good: Watermelon
Better: Papaya

Why: It is one of the best wellsprings of beta-cryptoxanthin, which inquire about recommends can secure against lung malignancy. Like watermelon, it is additionally a rich wellspring of lycopene. "Despite the fact that there is as of now no proposal for how much lycopene you ought to devour in a day, inquire about demonstrates that the supplement may secure against a few unique sorts of tumor, including stomach, endometrial, and prostate," says Grotto.

Likewise you'll get...better healing. Papayas may enable speed to consume recuperation when utilized topically, on account of the compound papain, which likewise helps in processing. "Papain helps separate amino acids, the building pieces of protein," says Elisa Zied, RD, an American Dietetic Association representative.

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August 14, 2017


Mitesh Popat, Founder, CEO, and CFO Vernic Popat of PlantOGram, Featured on HearPreneur. The dynamic duo talk business, family and the future Read more HERE


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February 13, 2017



Food is a common trigger of digestive issues. In particular, foods that are high in fermentable carbs can cause symptoms like gas, bloating and stomach pain.

A group of these carbs is known as FODMAPs, and foods can be classified as either high or low in these carbs.

Restricting high-FODMAP foods can provide remarkable relief of gut symptoms, particularly in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Here are a few of the High- FODMAP fruits:

Apples, apricots, cherries, figs, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums and watermelon

Here are some of the Low-FODMAP fruits:

Bananas, blueberries, kiwi, limes, mandarins, oranges, papaya, pineapple, rhubarb, strawberries, lychee, longan and avocado

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February 13, 2017

Achacha Drink


Achacha Thirst Quencher

Ingredients

  • 2 strained skin infusion
  • mint or ginger

Use as much skin infusion as required, add according to your taste, a combination of the following:

  • Sugar syrup or stevia or honey or coconut sugar, to balance the sweet/astringent taste.
  • Also add mint, fresh sliced or grated ginger, lemon slices or mineral water.

Drink through the day. It is a good accompaniment to spicy food.

In Bolivia this drink is considered a hunger suppressant. The pulp and skin very low in sugars but the skin is also rich in hydroxicidtrates, betacarotene, arginine and alanine and could aid weight loss by preventing fat building up in cells.

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