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Davao Organics: The Wonder of the Calabash Fruit

Calabash fruit? Let me tell you about this fruit and its amazing potentials. This fruit comes from the Calabash tree scientifically named as Crecentia cujete. This species of fruit is commonly found in countries with warm weather.

The fruit is green in color and has a voluminous shape. An average fruit can grow 25 cm in diameter and ripens approximately after six months and Iits tree can grow up to 25 feet. Mostly used for ornamental purposes, recently, it gained popularity about its fruit’s wonders and benefits. Truly, organic vegetables, such as this, are gaining popularity in today’s day and age.

Calabash fruits are commonly processed into a juice. The task requires a substantial amount of time but at the end, it is highly rewarding. The tedious task results in something that can be used for more than a handful of treatments. Many of which are tested and proven all over the world.

The process begins after the fruit is harvested from the tree. After which, its contents are transferred to a cooking pot for extraction – cooking for 6 – 8 hours. After the first 4 hours of cooking, the contents will then be filtered to remove the unnecessary substances (seeds, burned residues). After filtration, resume cooking for another 2-4 hours. And you’re done.

The finished product appears to be dark in color and has a somewhat savory smell. Though dark in color, the taste of the juice is quite appealing – it offers a unique sweet taste that lingers in your palate without any after taste.

Many claim that Calabash juice alleviates illnesses. A study stated that the juice helps in regulating high blood pressure and aids in the improvement of digestion. So, if you happen to undergo a detox and or suffering from high blood pressure, Calabash juice is a good natural alternative to achieve your goals.

Some people advice to drink it after a meal at least once daily. Others consider it drinking first thing in the morning.

Aside from the aforementioned benefits, here are some additional facts that you might find interesting and useful, such as:

  • The juice is believed to be a remedy for cough, asthma, and other respiratory problems.
  • Known widely to cure dysentery and stomach aches.
  • The juice is believed to be a potential cure for the dreaded C, which is cancer.
  • Researchers have found that the extracts from the Calabash fruit prevents the growth of blood vessels which is one of the primary causes of cancer.

A fruit of wonder and many other, this is one beneficial fruit to consider. Despite its plain and simple appearance, the Calabash fruit packs a lot of punch in fighting ailments.

The Calabash fruit could be the next big wonder waiting to be discovered. Hence, do not be dissuaded of its simplicity – for underneath it all, it holds forth a chestful of health benefits.

Indeed, going natural is a good way in maintaining and achieving overall good health. Why not give yourself a chance – not only with Calabash juice – but also of the other wonderful organic vegetables and staples  the world has to offer. You’ll never know what you might stumble upon.

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Davao Organics: What We Do Not Know About Wheatgrass

In today’s green driven world, we have been introduced to a variety of palate satisfying healthy ‘green‘ foods. To say the least, green here connotes the idea of  food that is best for our body, health and overall holistic performance. In other words, such ingredients play an integral part in our quest to be fit and, in general, healthy.  Of course, the clamor is already existing – so, the next question is, ‘Are you ready to make that shift?”

Going green is more than just an advocacy –  it is a lifestyle. Like going organic and supporting organic farming,  going green has always been known to give us a relief from discomfort and bodily issues – allowing us to perform better than ever.

Although still bombarded with questions, the acceptance of the general public with such a belief goes back to the ancient and medieval times.

Nowadays, the clamor for ‘green and healthy living‘ has once again taken the public with great surprise. Many people, of age, race and religion, are taking the plunge towards having the life and body that they have always wanted. With the many temptations and pollutants surrounding us, it is  no wonder why people are shifting – or are trying to make that shift.

Foods with natural healing therapies like raw vegetables, organically grown fruits and freshly pressed juices are some of the most common ways to rid the body of toxins. With its natural healing powers, these easy to follow at home therapies are truly effective – if coupled with passion and the determination to embrace change, that is. The moment you begin embracing change, you must not be too dependent on what you eat alone– you have to work for what you want!

One superb example of a green super-food is wheatgrass.  From the cotyledons of a common wheat plant, it is prepared and served either as a glass of fresh juice or in powder form. Other form of wheatgrass include tablets, capsules and even frozen juice that you can take anytime, anywhere.

Like most green plants, wheatgrass contains high dosage of chlorophyll, minerals, enzymes and vitamins needed to replenish and revitalize the self. However, to maximize its  natural healing therapies, fresh wheatgrass must be used. It is believed that a glass of fresh wheatgrass juice contains almost 70% of chlorophyll – an important blood builder needed for our circulation.

Moreover, chlorophyll, as a product of light, contains more light energy than any other food out there. Not only does chlorophyll aid in our blood but it too neutralizes toxins found in our body, purifies our liver and most especially, help improve blood sugar related issues.

A glass of fresh wheatgrass juice is better than a glass of carrot juice a day. It is an all in one vegetable that acts as a natural healer. It is extremely high in protein and amino acids that cure acne and at most, help remove unwanted scars on the face. To add, it too can enhance fertility – with its high magnesium content.

That’s not all. Wheatgrass included in your diet could also aid in your digestion. It too lessens the occurrence of constipation and more so, help eliminate metal components in the body. In short, wheatgrass rids the body of unwanted toxins that can limit daily performance.

Truly, wheatgrass is not just any green addition to our diet – it is a powerful component that enhances our strength and endurance. Be your best with going green and supporting organic farming and never look back.

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Davao Organics: Why Grapefruit is Good for the Health

Part orange and part pomelo, this unique fruit offers a bitter, tangy and sweet taste. Some say it tastes like a mixture of lemon, orange and salt. Considered as the orange’s main competitor, it is always available all year long.

Grapefruits vary on colors. Common varieties are pink, red, and white. There are also dark colored ones. Though it has a bitter-like taste, this organic fruit is loaded with health benefits with every. Yes, eat organic grapefruits for maximum health benefits.

Grapefruit originated from Barbados and was discovered during the 18th century. Many botanists believe that this fruit is a result of a natural cross between an orange and a pomelo. Why? Because of its physical feature and somewhat the same  shape, size and aroma.

First called the “forbidden fruit”, and sometimes accidentally identified as a pomelo,  the fruit grows in a grape like cluster, in which their name derives. Despite the confusion, the aroma of the grapefruit is something that distinguishes it from the rest. It’s sweet aroma is what makes it easy to identify and easy to love.

Do you want to give this fruit a try? In Davao, you’ll find this sold at groceries and fresh local markets. Here are some benefits of the grapefruit, such as:

Source of Vitamin C. Aside from oranges, grapefruits are also a good source of vitamin C, which helps boost immune system thus protecting our body from diseases. Lauren Blake, a registered dietician at Ohio State University, suggests that half of a grapefruit gives 78 percent of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C.

Contains Lycopene, the Cancer Fighter. An antioxidant that prevents tumor-activity which is the primary cause of cancer, lycopene is present in grapefruits that has pink and red color. The presence of lycopene makes some grapefruits red or pink.

Reducing Cholesterol which Contributes to Overweight and Obesity. Grapefruit contains fiber which improves the body’s ability to remove unwanted substances – which includes fat. A 2006 study concluded that adding grapefruit to a diet can reduce a person’s body weight at an average of 3 and a half pounds within a 3 week span.

Help Block the Formation of Kidney Stones. The bitter taste of grapefruits is caused by Naringenin – believed to have the ability to successfully prevent the formation of kidney cysts, better known as stones.  It also acts as antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in aiding the kidneys from swelling.

Good Stress Reliever. Eating the fruit is not required – it is the skin of the fruit that can cause relaxation. Its aroma is found to be helpful in reducing stress levels in the body. If you find yourself getting caught up with deadlines and pressure, just remember to sniff the sweet aroma of the skin of this fruit.

Aiding the body with greens and organic food never fails to give us surprising wonders – which was proven by this wonderful fruit – the grapefruit. A unique mixture of orange and pomelo, grapefruits packs a punch in terms of benefits for our bodies. It is also a good alternative for oranges.