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Why whole foods?

Plain and simple, we believe in eating food how it was intended to be eaten. Un-processed, un-refined and straight from Mother Nature.

This is how we get all of the minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, fibre, and fat that our bodies need as well as getting to enjoy its natural flavour.

Our general rule of thumb is if you can’t go and pick one of the ingredients on the back of a packet, you’re better off without it. There’s no such thing as a bracket tree or a number tree! You can’t go and pick a number (303) or (501) and put it in your fridge, therefore you shouldn’t be putting it into your body.

 

Why plant-based?

There are a wealth of benefits that come with eating a plant-based diet.

To us, food is medicine, and a whole-food, plant based diet is ideal for those wanting to heal their bodies.

Most disease processes are inflammation driven, or have an element of inflammation to them. Fruits, veggies and plant based foods are all rich in Omega 3’s which reduce inflammation in the body, whereas processed foods, sugars, meat, dairy and a few grains are all high in omega 6, causing unnecessary inflammation in the body.

Although animal products offer some nutrients to the body, we don’t need the excess protein and saturated fat that come with them. Whole plant-based foods are where we get all of the minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, fibre, and fat that our bodies need.

Changing to a plant-based diet can have multiple benefits such as lifting your energy levels, aiding naturalweight loss and reducing your body mass index (BMI)to ensure you age in a healthy way, improving your heart health and blood pressure, and in some cases reversing Type 2 diabetes and many other health issues.

Making the change can be a daunting process. We recommend starting small and changing slowly. You can start by cutting out meat, then eliminating eggs and dairy – it’s important to do what works for you, at a pace that feels right.

Why oil-free?

Just because oils have the word, olive or coconut in front of them, doesn’t make them whole foods. You can’t turn the tap on an olive tree and get olive oil, it’s still processed!

Oils are calorie rich and processed (C.R.A.P!), they take oxygen out of blood and make it sludgey. Oils also also inhibit nitric oxide which can cause damage the walls of our arteries and harden them over time.

Although Omega-6 fatty acids are an essential part of the human diet, when eaten in excess, they push the body down a pro-inflammation pathway. The recommended ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids is around 3:1 – by cutting refined oils out of your diet, this standard becomes much easier to achieve.

The other common misconception about oils are that they are health foods. When we break down the nutritional value of 1 tablespoon of olive oil compared to 1 tablespoon of white sugar, the only difference in their nutritional makeup is that there are trace amounts of omega 3’s in olive oil. However to get the daily recommended amount of omega 3’s from olive oil alone you would need to consume a whole cup of it, which adds up to a staggering 1,900 calories.

Ingredients

Our range of products feature over 20 ingredients, each with their own incredible benefits to support your body on it’s healing journey

Turmeric Alleppey ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Rich in curcumin and curcuminoids, making it an ideal anti-inflammatory ingredient.
Aniseed ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Improves digestion and helps to alleviate cramps and reduce nausea.
black pepper ingredient from Flourish natural detox
An antioxidant and antimicrobial in its own right. Black Pepper is also vital in allowing the body to absorb turmeric.
Cardamom ingredient from Flourish natural detox
A great natural antioxidant which has been shown to have benefits for people with high blood pressure.
Coconut Powder ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Rich in dietary fibre and beneficial fats, coconut aids absorption by carrying nutrients out of the blood and into our cells.
Chicory Root ingredient from Flourish natural detox
One of the best natural prebiotics, it also contains high amounts of Inulin - the main fibre that good gut bacteria feeds off.
Clove ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Rich in antioxidants and antimicrobial properties. Cloves are also a natural anti inflammatory and fantastic for liver health.
Fennel Seed ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Helps to regulate blood pressure with it's naturally high levels of potassium. Fennel Seed is also a fantastic digestion aid, relieving constipation, indigestion, IBS and bloating.
Ginger ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Natural aid for nausea and morning sickness. It's also a powerful anti-inflammatory which can help to reduce muscle pain.
Orange Peel ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Contains flavonoids which are antioxidants that help prevent chronic diseases. It is also a natural source of vitamin C.
Rosemary ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Powerful anti-inflammatory, it can also enhance memory and concentration as well as preventing brain aging.
Stevia Leaf ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Naturally sweet and great for blood health by helping to regulate blood sugar levels and control the release of insulin.
True Cinnamon (ceylon cinnamon) ingredient from Flourish natural detox
Reduces insulin resistance in the body and helps glucose metabolise in the liver. It is also rich in antioxidants and antimicrobials.