Another Oats-base chocolate raw and vegan cakes. Cholesterol lowering cakes.
Ingredients: organic oats, walnuts, organic raisins, cacao powder, organic virgin coconut oils, shredded coconut, organic molasses sugar.
I believe in the power of oats in immediately reducing my cholesterol level so I decided to make this and I am so surprised as this tastes so so good.
Oats is one of the most nutritious grains. Oats are full of protein and minerals and contain a soluble fibre that helps the digestive system to work at an optimum level. Oats reduce the absorption of carbohydrates into the blood stream, stabilising blood sugar levels and combating good craving. They also help alleviate mood swings, particularly those associated with PMS as oats stabilise oestrogen levels, and reduce water retention. The soluble fibre lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, boosting cardiovascular health. Oats may also stimulate the thyroid gland which produces the hormones that regulate the body’s metabolising of food into energy. Oats improve the digestive process, preventing or easing constipation. Oats help to build strong bones, teeth and connective tissue and are good convalescence, especially after childbirth as they may help to tone the uterus.
Maca is a root belongs to the radish family. Grown in the mountains of Peru. Maca is rich in vitamin B, C and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. Maca is also widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It serves as a boost to your libido and increases endurance. It balances your hormones and increases fertility. Maca also known to relieve menstrual issues and menopause in women. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. However, you should avoid taking maca if you are pregnant or lactating. Maca also helps your overall health by supplying iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids anemia and cardiovascular diseases. It keeps your bones and teeth healthy and allows you to heal from wounds more quickly. However, if you have a cancer related hormones and liver issues or high blood pressures, you should consult your physician before taking maca. Maca is also good to clear acne and blemishes and decreases skin sensitivity due extreme temperatures.
Raisins provide relief from constipation, acidosis, anemia, fever, and sexual dysfunction. Raisons have also been known to help in attempts to gain weight in a healthy way, as well as its positive impact on eye health, dental care, and bone quality.
Ingredients: Organic oats, natural maple syrup, organic virgin coconut oil, organic maca powder, organic raisins.
My third Raw & Vegan experiment using dried figs, cashew butter, coconut butter, cacao power and vanilla powder. This tastes great and does not do harm to your body. No sugar added, not-baked.
Figs helps lower high blood pressure, a good source of dietary fiber to lower cholesterol and aid in weight loss. The study showed that the fruit and cereal fiber in figs reduce the postmenopausal breast cancer. Figs also provide protection against macular degeneration. However, it is good to note that figs are among a small number of foods that contain measurable amounts of oxalates, naturally-occuring substances found in plants, animals and human beings. When oxalates become too concentrated in body fluids, they can crystallise and cause health problem. For this reason, individulas with already exisiting and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating figs. Oxalates may also interfere with absorption of calcium from the body.
Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 82% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, and about 66% of this unsaturated fatty acids content are hearth-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil. This fat can help to reduce high triglyceride levels in diabetic patients. Nuts in general lower your risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. The copper in cashews plays a role in a wide range of physiological processes including iron utilisation, elimination of free radicals, development pf bone and connective tissue, and the production of the skin and hair pigment called melanin. Magnesium in cashews helps regulate nerve and muscle tone and is also vital for healthy bones. Cashews also helps prevent gallstones, lowers risk of weight gain. Similar to figs, cashews are among a small number of foods that contain measurable amounts of oxalates and some people have allergic reactions to three nuts including cashews.
Cocoa has antidepressant effects and contains approximately 43.6mg of powerful antioxidants flavonoids per gram. Cocoa is one of the highest polyphenol-containing foods, more than red wine or tea. Drinking cocoa may help to fight cancer, heath disease and ageing through its antioxidant boosting effect. Try using raw cocoa powder, which is a minimally processed cocoa powder. Beware that most commercial cocoa powders have the antioxidant-containing flavonoids removed because they taste bitter. Cocoa may also lower LDL cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots, increase blood flow to the arteries, lower high blood pressure, boost cognitive performance and provide essential minerals such as calcium and potassium. However, cocoa contains caffein, which may have negative effects such as insomnia, on caffeine-sensitive individuals. It also contains oxalates.
These fudge also contains coconut.
This was the result of my search for alternative and healthier bread. Made from organic wholemeal flour and French flour without sugar and eggs with a very little (2%) butter. The texture was similar to the baked ones although it did not rise (as I expected) as those that are baked. I steamed using manual rice cooker but to my surprise, the bread was fully cooked and the dough stick perfectly to the mould and was easy to remove.
Taste wise, it is kind of bland but not bad when you toast it and eaten together with spread you like such as jam, peanut butter, chocolate and so on. High heat kill most of nutrients even in good ingredients, this may be an alternative way to still enjoy bread…