by Linda Kordich on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:53pm
4 cups soaked organic walnut halves
2 cups purified water
2 organic apples
1 cup organic boysenberries
(soak your walnuts the night before) and start with the berries and 1 apple, then add the walnuts and water
and finish off with the last apple. Now you have an incredibly satisfying nut milk tonic that will sustain your hunger for many hours and greatly benefit your heart and brain! Read below for more:
Why walnuts? For good reasons…..walnuts are incredibly good for our heart. Please read the following:
Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E. Nuts in general are also high in plant sterols and fat – but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 fatty acids, in particular, alpha-linolenic acid ALA) that have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Walnuts, indeed, have significantly higher amounts of ALA omega 3 fatty acids compared to other nuts.
More than a decade of scientific evidence shows that incorporating walnuts in a healthy diet reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood vessel elasticity and plaque accumulation. Walnuts have also been shown to aid in the lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and the C-Reactive Protein (CRP). CRP was recently recognized as an independent marker and predictor of heart disease.
Here’s some GREAT info on Blackberries (Boysenberries)
Other Nutraceutical Values of Blackberries
Marionberry Evergreen blackberry Boysenberry Anthocyanins 109-155 mg/100g 83-326 mg/100g 120-160 mg/100g Ellagic Acid 5.83 mg/g dry wt 3.69 mg/g dry wt 5.98 mg/g dry wt ORAC 28 umole TE/g 28 umole TE/g 42 umole TE/g Catechins 1.4 mg/100g Quercetin 0.5-3.5 mg/100g Gallic Acid 3 mg/100 mg 2 mg/100 mg 9 mg/100g Rutin 11 mg/100 mg 24 mg/100 mg Source: Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission
Nutritional Profile of Blackberries
Marionberries, Boysenberries, Loganberries and other blackberries are high in gallic acid, rutin and ellagic acid, a known chemopreventative, with anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. With their dark blue color, blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of fruits regularly tested. Blackberries are also rich in Vitamin C and fiber, which have been shown to help reduce the risks of certain cancers. Blackberries are low in calories, carbohydrates and have no fat, which makes them popular in low carb and low calorie diets.
High in Vitamin C and fiber both of which have been shown to help reduce the risks
of certain cancers.
Contains high levels of anthocyanins (83-326 mg/ 100g) which work as antioxidants to help fight free radical damage in the body and give berries their deep dark color.
The antioxidant level of foods can be measured as ORAC (Oxygen Radical
Absorption Capacity). The ORAC value of Evergreen blackberries is 28
µmoles/TE/g, slightly higher than blueberries.
Evergreen blackberries contain ellagic acid, a phenolic compound shown to have
anti-carcinogen, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. The ellagic acid levels of
Evergreen blackberries is 3.69 mg/g of dry weight.