Health Warrior’s Top Tips Health Warrior 16 July, 2012 Food, Pregnancy, Trying For A Baby 1. Alternative to sugar – yes, we all know sugar is the enemy but we still want to make some occasional treats, and they all call for the dreaded sugar! I’ve just discovered the most amazing alternative! COCONUT BLOSSOM SUGAR – coconut sugar is a delicious alternative to sugar. it is a naturally occuring sugar from the sap of the unopened coconut blossoms. it has all the sweetness of sugar but with a GI (glycemic index) of only 30. it is hight in potassium, iron and copper and a good source of chromium and zinc which contribute to the normal carbohydrate metabolism. Swap that evil sugar for coconut sugar. now your treats won’t be nearly as bad for you! 2. To Bee or Not to Bee POLLEN is considered nature’s perfect food. flower pollen is collected by bees and is exceptionally high in protein and contains all known vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and co-enzymes needed to maintain health. sprinkle is over cereal, in your smoothie, or just take a spoonful of it straight out of the jar. it also helps those with terrible hay fever allergies (begin taking it 6 weeks before hay fever season and make sure the bee pollen is local to your area) 3. MACA POWDER A potent adaptogen and staple food for the people of Peru, it has traditionally been used to enhance fertility and libido and helps regulate hormonal irregularities. it helps reduce anxiety, stress and depression and prevents osteoporosis. Get it in!