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Understanding Sprouting

Overview of Sprouting;

  • Sprouting is the process by which a seed germinates and puts out shoots. It’s proven that soaking and growing fresh shoots boosts the nutritional qualities of such sprouts by 300 to 1200 percent, and they contain easily digestible omegas content as well. They’re easy to grow at home and can provide a great source of fresh live foods even for those who don’t have space for a vegetable garden.

  • Sprouts have a high content of available enzymes which makes them easily digestible, except perhaps for some of the legumes can be difficult to digest without steaming. Some people do not eat young alfalfa shoots because they think they contain carayanine, a substance suspected of causing ill effects by those that consume it.

  • They have 10 to 30 times the nutrients than the vegetables they grow into which is why they are considered a true natural super food. The amazing thing is that sunflower sprouts is said to have 30 times the nutrient value and life force of any other sprout. Now we’re at a whole other level of super foods. The Upendo Raw Vegan diet Program is based largely on consuming fresh raw foods like shoots.

  • I have been experimenting with sprouting grains. It’s a better option to consume Alkaline grains and seeds.

  • The desirable nutritional changes that occur during sprouting are mainly due to the breakdown of complex compounds into a more simple form, transformation into essential constituents and breakdown of nutritionally undesirable constituents.
  • Sprouts are also considered pre-digested food by some.
  • The seed is getting ready to grow and all the energy is unlocked at this stage.
  • The metabolic activity of resting seeds increases as soon as they are hydrated during soaking.
  • Complex biochemical changes occur during hydration and subsequent sprouting.
    Complex constituents and minerals are broken down and made easier to assimilate with the body. Sprouting increases the energy levels to 20 folds that of a dry seed.
  • Many studies have shown an increase in the content of the amino acid Lysine with sprouting. This is one of the Aminos ultimately responsible in protein production in the body.
  • Most Raw food diets consists of sprouts. This is a very healthy way to consume grains.
  • People with diabetes may find that eating sprouts helps them control their blood sugar levels more effectively. Studies suggest that sprouts can lower blood glucose levels.


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Upendo Food Guide

Our Food Guide;

1. Vegetables;

2. Fruits;

3. Natural Herbal Teas;

4. Oils;

5. Grains;

6. Nuts & Seeds (Includes Nut & Seed Butters);

7. Spices & Seasonings Mild Flavours;

8. Pungent & Spicy Flavours;

9. Salty Flavours;

10. Sweet Flavours;

11. Water;

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    Sea Moss Prep

    How to get Seamoss in a Gel form (when it is in its dried state)?

  • Seamoss can be blended with various ingredients.

  • Step 1:

  • Soak in natural spring water for some amount of hours. About 8-12 hours or there about would be ok. This is to revive/re-electrify it from it’s dried state. Also, soaking it will help to get rid of some of the sea/salty taste.

  • Step 2:

  • Rinse about 3 times in key lime spring water. You can use just water if key limes are not available. This will further take away the salty/sea taste from it.

  • Step 3:

  • While the above is being done (step 2), boil some amount of spring water in a pot. Then pour this hot spring water on the Seamoss, which would have been already rinsed and placed in container. Allow the seamoss to simmer in the hot water for about 40mins or there about.

  • Step 4:

  • After soaking in the hot water for about 40min, pour the Seamoss and warm water (coming from hot to warm by this) into your blender. Select the liquefy option on the blender. Blend until it turns into liquid.

  • Step 5:

  • Further allow to cool after blending. Pour out the mixture/liquid in a glass jar/jug. Place in your refrigerator without a lid on the jar. Not the freezer part. This will then turn to gel form after a few hours. It can stay in refrigerator of some amount of weeks.

  • You can now add your seamoss to your smoothies, teas, drink, etc….Anything you want to add it to.

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    UPENDO CELL FOODS NUTRITIONAL GUIDE

    Upendo Products

      VEGETABLES;
      • Amaranth greens-same as callaloo, a variety of greens
      • Wild Arugula
      • Avocado
      • Bell Peppers
      • Chayote (Mexican Squash)
      • Cucumber
      • Dandelion Greens
      • Garbanzo beans
      • Izote-cactus flower/ cactus leaf
      • Kale
      • Lettuce (all, except iceberg)
      • Mushrooms (all,except Shitake)
      • Nopales – Mexican Cactus
      • Okra
      • Olives
      • Onions
      • Sea Vegetables (wakame/ dulse/ arame/ hijiki/ nori)
      • Squash
      • Tomato – cherry and plum only
      • Tomatillo
      • Turnip greens
      • Zucchini
      • Watercress
      • Purslane (Verdolaga)

      FRUITS;

      • Apples
      • Bananas-the smallest ones or the Burro/ mid size (original banana)
      • Berries – all varieties
      • Elderberries in any form – no cranberries
      • Cantaloupe
      • Cherries
      • Currants
      • Dates
      • Figs
      • Grapes-seeded
      • Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
      • Mango
      • Melons-seeded
      • Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find)
      • Papaya
      • Peaches
      • Pears
      • Plums
      • Prickly Pear (cactus Fruit)
      • Prunes
      • Raisins-seeded
      • Soft Jelly Coconuts
      • Soursops – (Latin or West Indian markets)
      • Tamarind

      ALL NATURAL HERBAL TEAS;

      • Burdock
      • Chamomile
      • Elderberry
      • Fennel
      • Ginger
      • Raspberry
      • Tila

      GRAINS;

      • Amaranth
      • Fonio
      • Kamut
      • Quinoa
      • Rye
      • Spelt
      • Tef
      • Wild Rice

      NUTS & SEEDS (Includes Nut & Seed Butters);

      • Hempseed
      • Raw Sesame Seeds
      • Raw Sesame ”Tahini”
      • Butter
      • Walnuts
      • Brazil Nuts

      OILS;

      • Olive Oil (Do not cook)
      • Coconut Oil (Do not cook)
      • Grape seed Oil
      • Sesame Oil
      • Hempseed Oil
      • Avocado Oil

      SPICES & SEASONINGS MILD FLAVORS;

      • Basil
      • Bay leaf
      • Cloves
      • Dill
      • Oregano
      • Savory
      • Sweet Basil
      • Tarragon
      • Thyme

      PUNGENT & SPICY FLAVORS;

      • Achiote
      • Cayenne/African Bird Pepper
      • Onion Powder
      • Habanero
      • Sage

      SALTY FLAVORS;

      • Pure Sea Salt
      • Powdered Granulated Seaweed (kelp/ Dulce/ Nori-has ”sea taste”)

      SWEET FLAVORS;

      • Pure Agave Syrup-(from cactus)
      • Date Sugar

      WATER;

      • Only spring water

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    Intermittent fasting

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    INTERMITTENT FASTING OVERVIEW:-

    • Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trend. People are using it to lose weight, improve their health and simplify their lifestyles.

      Intermittent fasting Procedure;

      This should be done for 2 weeks:

    1. Eat between the hours of 8am- 6pm.( this can be decreased or adjusted to fit ones needs,10 hours should be the maximum eating window)
    2. The first 0-4 hours of breaking the fast( breakfast) one should consume liquids. Warm liquids are preferable, avoid ice cold drink. Herbal teas are great to consume. Home made juices and smoothies are excellent to consume at this time. An occasional fruit is also ok. Raw coconut water is great at this time. Sea moss is also great around this time. Herbal compounds should also be taken with spring water. After 2 hours of mainly liquids, fruits are ok to consume. Stick to mainly mono fruits or fruits of the same type, berries together, melons together e.t.c
    3. From 4-6 hours of breaking a fast is when the heavy foods should be consumed. Cooked foods, grains, flours, approved nuts-seeds ,baked and fried foods. It’s advisable to stick to single foods as much as possible or foods of the same class. Mono foods are great to help to keep the digestion process going smooth. For example one can eat quinoa with one type of side like mushrooms or spelt bread with chickpeas soup.( do not mix a wide variety of different foods together, veggies are mainly ok to mix since they are easy to digest). Do not eat fruits after heavy meals since they digest quicker and will start to ferment on top of the solid cooked food. Fruits and salads should be consumed as appetizers.Baked Alkaline deserts are ok as long as they don’t have fruits as ingredients.
    4. From 6-10 hours, consume mainly light steamed veggies, raw veggies like salads and liquids like fruits, vegetables smoothies and homemade juices. Drink plenty of spring water, raw coconut water. Fruits are ok to consume. Your last meal should be at least 2 hours before bedtime. Herbal teas are great to drink in the last part of the day. Teas with calming effect like the blue vervain are great.

    N.B- If you can’t find raw coconut water, opt for the 100% coconut water in a box. Never drink from an aluminum can. Only foods on the nutritional guide or native foods should be consumed.

      RAW FASTING;

      This should be done for 2 weeks:

    1. The first 0-4 hours of breaking the fast( breakfast) one should consume liquids. Warm liquids are preferable, avoid ice cold drink. Herbal teas are great to consume. Home made fruit juices and smoothies are excellent to consume at this time. An occasional fruit is also ok. Raw coconut water is great at this time. Sea moss is also great around this time. Herbal compounds should also be taken with spring water. After 2 hours of mainly liquids, fruits are ok to consume. Stick to mainly mono fruits or fruits of the same type, berries together, melons together e.t.c
    2. From 4-6 hours of waking up or breaking a fast, consume raw veggies like salads, zucchini, peppers, mushrooms or any foods on the list that can be consumed while raw. It’s advisable to consume mono foods to make the digestion process smooth. Different foods can be consumed within an hour or two intervals. For example one can consume some kale salad and then consume a zucchini salad In about an hour to ensure the digestion of the kale first. Make home made dressings for salads. Avocados, onions, cilantro, hempseed milk and lime are a great base for a dressing. You can use any approved foods on the alkaline list. Sprouted greens like amaranth are great to consume at this time. Drink plenty of spring water. Avoid eating fruits. Home made vegetable, fruits juices and smoothies are ok to consume. An occasional steamed veggies can also be consumed. Approved nuts and seeds can also be consumed around this time.
    3. From 6-10 hours of breaking your fast, fruits, home made juices and smoothies can be consumed. Herbal teas are great to consume at this time. Dry fruits are also great to consume as snacks.

    N.B- Herbal teas, coconut water, sea moss and spring water can be taken all through out the day.

      JUICE FASTING;

      This should be done for 2-4 weeks:

    1. The first 0-4 hours of breaking the fast( breakfast) one should consume liquids. A master cleanse consisting of ginger, key lime and a sprinkle of cayenne is great to electrify the system. Warm liquids are preferable, avoid ice cold drink. Herbal teas are great to consume. Home made juices like tamarind, seeded grapes and watermelon are great. Smoothies from berries and hard fruits like mangoes and papayas are also good. Sea moss,room temperature to warm spring water are great to take at this time. Herbal compounds should also be taken around this time.
    2. 4-6 hours of breaking a fast-vegetable juices and smoothies can be taken around this time. ( juices are preferable) raw coconut water and spring water. Herbal teas can also be consumed.
    3. 6-10 hours of breaking a fast:- fruit juices are great to consume. Fruit smoothies are also ok. Juices are more preferable. Mangoes smoothies has calming effects and there smoothies can be consumed. Herbal teas are great to drink around this time. Avoid laxatives juices and smoothies like tamarind, prunes and papaya. This should be consumed in the first part of the day. Ginger can be added to herbal tea and helps greatly with inflammation.

    N.B- juicing can be extended to longer periods past the recommended time frame depending on what one hopes to achieve. I have seen people juice for as long as 2 years.

      Breaking a juice fast:-

      This should be done for at least 3 days.

    • The first 0-4 hours of breaking the fast (breakfast) one should consume liquids. Warm liquids are preferable, avoid ice cold drink. Herbal teas are great to consume. Home made juices like tamarind, seeded grapes and watermelon are great. Smoothies from berries and hard fruits like mangoes and papayas are also good. Sea moss,room temperature to warm spring water are great to take at this time. Herbal compounds should also be taken around this time.
    • From 4-8 hours of waking up,one can consume raw fruits and veggies. Dry fruits and approved seeds can also be eaten.steamed veggies are also ok. Avoid heavy cooked foods and stick to mainly raw foods. Small portioned should be observed.( one might feel the urge to overeat, restrain from doing so and drink more liquids at this time.
    • From 8-10 hours of breaking the fast, one can consume fruits, juices, smoothies and approved nuts. Remember to observe portion. Avoid overeating.
  • After 3 days of the above process, light grains like Quinoa,wild rice, amaranth, chickpeas, and butternut squash can be introduced to the diet. Follow the intermittent regiment and try to eat mostly on mono foods procedure to make sure the digestive system works smoothly. The intermittent process should be adapted as a daily routine from this point in. The above process can be repeated after going for a while or when one has been slipping and consuming substances that are not approved due to whatever circumstances especially after the holidays.
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    Powerful Nopal Cactus

    Powerful Nopal Cactus

    NOPAL CACTUS/PRICKLY PEAR

  • The fruit is very refreshing somewhat like a water melon in flavor. The juice is of high nutritional value.
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  • The pads are watery and mucilaginous.
  • The flowers and stems are antispasmodic, diuretic and emollient.
  • The flowers are astringent and are used to reduce bleeding and treat problems of the gastro-intestinal tract, especially diarrhoea, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • The flowers are also used in the treatment of an enlarged prostate gland.
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  • A piece of the stem is placed in water, and the water given as a remedy for dropsy.
  • Several thin slices of the stem are warmed and placed in water, and the water is drunk as a remedy for stomach inflammations.
  • An infusion of the ground stem is used for treating stomach ulcers.
  • The split stems have been bound around injured limbs as a first aid measure.
  • Slices of the stem are applied to inflammations of the joints, skin and intestines to draw off heat. A small piece of the stem in a glass of water is used for removing mucus from inflamed eyes.
  • The fruit is diuretic.
  • Prickly pears cactus plant is capable of decreasing the blood sugar levels and can be very beneficial to people with diabetes. The nopal has an anti-hyperglycemic effect that prevents the elevation of glucose, helping the pancreas to not overproduce insulin.
  • Cactus plants are loaded with of anti viral and anti inflammatory properties. It can also be used as a base for soaps or shampoos.
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    ACID REFLUX

    Acid Reflux

  • Acid reflux is a digestive disorder in which stomach acid or bile irritates the food pipelining. This is a chronic disorder that occurs when stomach acid or bile flows into the food pipe and irritates the lining. Acid reflux and heartburn more than twice a week may indicate GERD.
  • Acid reflux is an uncomfortable, sometimes painful condition that affects the digestive system. A ring of muscle, the lower esophageal sphincter, opens and closes as food moves through into the stomach. When this opening does not seal entirely or opens too often, acid from the stomach can bubble up into the esophagus. Eating late, overeating, pregnancy, and living an unhealthy lifestyle can cause acid reflux, which results in symptoms of varying severity. If acid reflux occurs more than two times per week, it may be a sign of a chronic form of acid reflux called gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  • 1. Heartburn;
    • Heartburn, a burning sensation or pain in the chest, is one of the first noticeable signs of acid reflux. While heartburn is not always a sign of acid reflux, if other symptoms are also evident, reflux could be the cause. Sometimes pain in the chest is an indicator that stomach acid is entering the esophagus, though it can also indicate heart problems, and in some cases, acid reflux or heartburn and heart issues are mistaken for one another. Prolonged chest pain should always prompt a person to seek medical evaluation.
    2. Bloating;
    • Acid reflux can also cause bloating, caused by excess gas or acid in the stomach. Many conditions can cause bloating, and anyone who experiences this symptom frequently or recurrently should see a medical professional if minor lifestyle changes do not have a positive effect.
    3. Burping;
    • Burping has many causes, including swallowing air while eating or drinking carbonated beverages that create excess gas. However, burping frequently may also be a warning sign of acid reflux. Acid in the stomach increases the tendency to swallow air. When air builds up, the body attempts to release the excess pressure through burping.
    4. Dark Bowel Movements;
    • Bleeding in the intestines, stomach, or esophagus can cause black or very dark stool. Bleeding from the esophagus usually occurs when the esophagus is severely inflamed and always needs immediate medical attention. Internal bleeding can be life-threatening. Like many symptoms of acid reflux, there are many causes of bloody bowel movements, and this is another symptom that should be evaluated by a medical professional.
    5. Nausea;
    • Nausea is yet another symptom attributable to many conditions. When considered alone, without other symptoms, it can be difficult to determine the cause of nausea. It is a common symptom of acid reflux, and may be identified as such by when it occurs. This type of nausea typically manifests right after a meal, especially large meals. While a doctor can prescribe medications, over-the-counter drugs can also help relieve this symptom in minor cases.
    6. Weight Loss;
    • Weight loss can also be a symptom of acid reflux and other conditions that affect digestion. Acid reflux causes a variety of digestive problems, including severe cramping and pain. Many people with acid reflux find it difficult to eat, especially large or even adequate meals. Some individuals also avoid eating for fear of subsequent discomfort. They may develop a habit of skipping meals or reducing portions. Extreme, rapid weight loss is unhealthy.
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  • Fasting on fresh fruit juice for 7-21 days, drinking a gallon of spring water per day. Next eat strictly from the nutritional guide, no junk food, no sugary drinks, and incorporate herbs.
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    Vital pack

    Most people are hang on the symptoms, results, repercussions and outcomes. They are missing the big picture, “The root cause and the process.”

    Case and point, I can’t prove if there is a virus called covid-19 or not. I “hear or read it on the news” of cases and some reports of death, here and there USA supposedly being affected the most. What I do know is that your underlying health condition is the determining factor whether you will experience a dis-ease or a symptom and can be the determining factor whether you will survive any attack or not.

    Your body is designed to be able to handle any attack as long as it’s in a top notch shape. No top notch military structure stays that way without disciple, practice and engagement. Your body is no exception. Connect to the most important element “self” and learn how you need to survive. Know your “food gene consistency “

    Cleanse off the toxins and unnatural substances that could be breaking the body down and having the defense mechanism “immune system” suppressed.

    Keep the current flowing without interruptions from non electrical chemistries, after all the human body is electrical and alive. Wild crafted herbs and sea vegetables have the highest vibration when it comes to feeding the human body. Get a vital pack to maintain the gut, the blood, respiratory and glands systems. Now on sale for only $100 US dollars.

    Upendo Vital Pack;

    Total Price: $100
    Overall Quantity: 360 Capsules
    Shipping Local Zone: $8 Shipping International Zone: $25

    Quantity per ingredient:
    Sea vegetables: 120 capsules

    Gi tract & colon cleanse: 120 capsules

    Iron: 120 capsules

    Vital Pack

    Proven Benefits;

    Sea vegetables: contains seamoss and bladderwrack.

    • It’s high in calcium and iodine.
    • It’s also great for thyroids, mucus expectorant, joints, skin, bones, and teeth.
    • Iodine is essential in brain development especially in the fetus

    Iron:

    • Blood purifier and replenish iron.
    • Iron deficiency can cause a wide range of issues including anemia.
    • Iron is responsible for the uptake of oxygen to the cells.
    • Iron is the spark plug of the human body.

    GI tract and colon cleanse:

    • The colon must be clean in order to heal the human body.
    • The GI tract consists of organs like the pancreas and the bile duct which are vital to the digestive system.
    • This compound regulates bowel movement and reinstates it to a normal rate of 1-3 times a day.

  • Your body is designed to be able to handle any attack as long as it’s in a top notch shape. No top notch military structure stays that way without disciple, practice and engagement. Your body is no exception. Connect to the most important element “self” and learn how you need to survive. Know your “food gene consistency “
  • Cleanse off the toxins and unnatural substances that could be breaking the body down and having the defense mechanism “immune system” suppressed. Keep the current flowing without interruptions from non electrical chemistries, after all the human body is electrical and alive. Wild crafted herbs and sea vegetables have the highest vibration when it comes to feeding the human body.
  • Get a vital pack to maintain the gut, the blood, respiratory and glands systems. Now on sale for only $100 US dollars.
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    Colonics

    Understanding big tummy syndrome;

    Do you come from a culture that holds the belief that a big tummy is a sign of wealth. We have bad news for you, a big tummy is not a sign of wealth. Its a sign of kilograms of fermenting stool harboring unproductive fungus, yeast, mold, bacteria, rotting matter or putrefying fats and proteins stuck to the lining of the intestinal walls.

    This creates perfect conditions for all sorts of illnesses, like Diabetes, High blood pressure, Arthritis, cancer etc. In Medieval times in Europe, rotten teeth were a sign of wealth because only the rich people could afford sugar.

    At www.upendofoodsandherbs.com we packed the vital pack to address all your digestive symptoms, including colon cleanse and detoxing the entire system.

    The GI tract colon cleanse helps break down this accumulated matter and flush it out. The iron blood purifier cleans up the blood which is made in the colon, the sea vegetables are appetite suppressant, removes mucus and toxins from the system

    Vital Pack;

    Overall Quantity: 360 Capsules
    Shipping Local Zone: $8
    Shipping International Zone: $25

    Quantity per ingredient:
    Iron & blood purifier: 120 capsules

    Gi tract & colon cleanse: 120 capsules

    Sea vegetables: 120 capsules

    Proven Benefits;

  • The GI tract & colon cleanse; helps break down this accumulated matter and flush it out.
  • The iron & blood purifier; cleans up the blood which is made in the colon.
  • The sea vegetables; are appetite suppressant, removes mucus and toxins from the system.
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    TOTAL BODY DETOX

    Upendo Full Detox Package

    We offer a variety of natural nutritional food supplements and herbal products for full body cleansing, you can contact us to know more or click on shop. 

    About Our Total Detox Package;

    Your body is a one huge system of billions of smaller systems which works together at any given moments. If one system is affected due to a lack of what the systems requires( mainly minerals) or an overload of harmful substances (mainly toxins from acidic foods trapped by mucus and inflammation, heavy metals and chemicals) a disease becomes present.

    This condition can affect us all the way to DNA level and issues like leukemia are observed or on cellular levels and issues like other cancers occurs. Overload of especially heavy metals are deadly to the organs and mainly the brain which causes issues like autism, Alzheimerʼs, multiple sclerosis among other neurological issues.

    Our total body detox includes all upendo products necessary to cleanse the whole body and addresses all the major systems; The brain, central nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, lymphatic system, reproductive systems, skeletal system, kidneys and adrenal gland system & the blood purification.

    This ensures that the entire system is cleansed and lost minerals replenished simultaneously to create a homeostasis that the body requires for optimum health. Grab yours from our online shop or email us at; upendofoodsandherbs@gmail.com