- Vita Plantae (Plants of Life)
It’s naturally beneficial and Contains 45 Organic Ingredients. Vita Plantae is rich in essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, prebiotics, probiotics antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatory ingredients, helping you shine from the inside out.
Vita Plantae contains a rich mix of wholesome ingredients giving you probiotic power to reset and maintain your gut health by putting friendly bacteria back where they belong – in your gut!
Did you know that 70% of your immune system is formed in your gut? and 90% of the feel good hormone Serotonin is also created in your gut?
Vita Plantae unites the natural power of microbes bringing you a whole new taste sensation which can be enjoyed on its own or it can be served with cereals, yogurts, breads or added to foods to increase the depth of flavour. Enjoy!
AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) Diet. Is a diet that aims to reduce inflammation, pain, and other symptoms caused by autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis to name a few. Similar to other diets like paleo and elimination diets the aim is to move away from foods that promote inflammation to foods that reduce inflammation. Although these diets have purported success most of them can be hard to follow and involve a drastic change which limits their success.
This is the fundamental problem with most new healthy diets, we simply love our food, snacks, etc even though we know they are detrimental to our health.
Well there is an easier way! I like to call it the IR Diet (introduction and reduction diet) simply put it's the introduction of anti inflammatory foods, gut healthy fermented foods and reduction of (not total elimination of) inflammatory foods. Its a more common sense approach than a drastic diet.
This diet is easier for people to adapt to and see results, which in turn will encourage them to further develop a better relationship with health promoting foods. While food can only do so much other factors such as sleep, stress and exercise must also be managed for the maximum benefits.
I created a product back 2015 that would deliver most of the introductory foods in one easy to take spoonful. So I wouldn't have to worry about the expenses and hassle of preparing foods for a life changing diet.
Vita Plantae (plants of life) which is a combination of 45 Organic fermented wholefoods, herbs and spices. This versatile way of delivering most of the health promoting introductory foods, in a daily spoonful is easy to use. It's an excellent way to help kick start your diet by providing essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients, Antioxidants, Complex Acids, natural anti inflammatory ingredients and Gut Healthy Microbes.
Bare in mind of course I couldn't fit all the foods into one jar so I picked the ones that would have the most and quickest impact.
Included in every jar is a blend of Organic Raisins, Sultanas, Carrot, Blueberries, Ginger, Parsley, Orange and Lemon peel, Kombucha and a blend of herbs, spices and herbal teas renowned for their health promoting properties.
This fermented blend can be taken straight from the spoon or added to various foods such cereals, yogurts, smoothies, breads etc. Serving size is 10g or a heaped teaspoon and can be taken twice a day.
Here is a list of other introductory foods to consider.
Foods to eat.
Vegetables: a variety of vegetables except for nightshade vegetables and algae, which should be avoided.
Fresh fruit: a variety of fresh fruit, in moderation. Tubers: sweet potatoes, taro, yams, as well as Jerusalem or Chinese artichokes.
Minimally processed meat: wild game, fish, seafood, organ meat, and poultry; meats should be wild, grass-fed or pasture-raised, whenever possible.
Fermented, probiotic-rich foods: nondairy-based fermented food, such as kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles, and coconut kefir; probiotic supplements may also be consumed.
Minimally processed vegetable oils: olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil. Herbs and spices: as long as they’re not derived from a seed.
Vinegars: balsamic, apple cider, and red wine vinegar, as long as they’re free of added sugars.
Natural sweeteners: maple syrup and honey, in moderation.
Certain teas: green and black tea at average intakes of up to 3–4 cups per day.
Foods to reduce. (not eliminate).
Grains: rice, wheat, oats, barley, rye, etc., as well as foods derived from them, such as pasta, bread, and breakfast cereals.
Legumes: lentils, beans, peas, peanuts, etc., as well as foods derived from them, such as tofu, tempeh, mock meats, or peanut butter.
Nightshade vegetables: eggplants, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, as well as spices derived from nightshade vegetables, such as paprika.
Eggs: whole eggs, egg whites, or foods containing these ingredients.
Dairy: cow’s, goat’s, or sheep’s milk, as well as foods derived from these milks, such as cream, cheese, butter, or ghee; dairy-based protein powders or other supplements should also be avoided.
Nuts and seeds: all nuts and seeds and foods derived from them, such as flours, butter, or oils; also includes cocoa and seed-based spices, such as coriander, cumin, anise, fennel, fenugreek, mustard, and nutmeg.
Certain beverages: alcohol and coffee.
Processed vegetable oils: canola, rapeseed, corn, cottonseed, palm kernel, safflower, soybean, or sunflower oils.
Below are the ones to focus on.
Refined or processed sugars: cane or beet sugar, corn syrup, brown rice syrup, and barley malt syrup; also includes sweets, soda, candy, frozen desserts, and chocolate, which may contain these ingredients.
Food additives and artificial sweeteners: trans fats, food colourings, emulsifiers, and thickeners, as well as artificial sweeteners, such as stevia, mannitol, and xylitol.
The key is change, but moderate at first, so that you don't crash out of the diet after a week or two.