Muesli with Activated Seeds and Nuts with Adaptogenic Herbs.
Nuts and seeds have a layer of phytic acid that surrounds them and this is to prevent them sprouting at any given moment, however this acid also prevents us from absorbing the beneficial nutrients of the nuts/seeds. When they are soaked for a few hours the phytic acid is released. The nuts/seeds in my muesli have been soaked and then dehydrated for optimum nutritional value.
I have added adaptogenic herbs, which are like tonics for the various body systems and can be consumed daily. In this muesli you will find:
Ashwaganda – beneficial for controlling stress disorders such as hypertension, arthritis, diabetes and general debility. Can reduce cortisol levels and help reduce stress and anxiety. May reduce symptoms of depression. Also works as a natural aphrodisiac.
Cinnamon – Has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungus properties. Contains anti oxidants with anti-inflammatory effects. It’s prebiotic properties may improve gut health. Reduces blood pressure. Lowers blood sugar and risk of type 2 diabetes.
Gotu Kola – Helps boost cognitive function – improving memory, mind focus and clarity. Helps reduce anxiety and stress. May act as an anti depressant . Improves circulation. Reduces inflammation. Helps to prevent hair loss. It may help treat Alzheimers disease.
Maca – Improves libido. Improves energy and endurance. Increases fertility. Improves mood. Reduces blood pressure. Hormone balancer.
Moringa – Boosts stamina. Anti-oxidant. Lowers cholesterol. Helps control diabetes. Aids in detoxification. Assists in treating depression. Improves immunity. Improves hair growth. Increases energy. Anti-inflammatory.
Mucuna Pruriens – Lowers stress. Improves focus. Increases libido. Known to contain the bio active compound called L-Dopa, which is a precursor to L-Dopamine – used to treat Parkinsons disease. Mood elevator.