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The Countless Benefits of Dates

No... Not that type of date!!!
Im speaking of the HEALTH benefits of dates (the fruit!!)

 Health benefits of dates are uncountable, as this fruit is affluent in natural fibres. Dates are even rich in several vitamins and minerals. These natural products contain oil, calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are advantageous for health. It is said that consumption of one date daily is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet. Dates help in fighting constipation, intestinal disorders, weight gain, heart problems, sexual weakness, diarrhoea and abdominal cancer.

Health benefits of dates have made them the best nourishment for muscles development. People consume dates in several ways, like mixing the paste of the dates with milk, yoghurt or with bread or butter to make the food tasty and healthy. This paste is beneficial for both adults and children, especially during the time of recovery. According to the modern medicine survey, …

The Benefits of Cherries!!!

The nutritional benefits of cherries are pretty big, particularly when you consider their small size. Many of the health benefits of cherries are related to the natural chemical that gives them their color.

Anthocyanins give flowers, berries and other fruits the colors ranging from red to blue. Some of the best food sources of anthocyanins are red grapes, chokeberry, eggplant and, of course, cherries.

These pigments attract pollinators, act as a “sunscreen” and protect the plant from radicals formed by UV light, so they act as antioxidants. The antioxidant benefits are transferred to people when the fruits or vegetables are eaten. The health benefits of cherries and other plant foods containing anthocyanins are many. Anthocyanins are used by the body to produce essential amino acids. As antioxidants, they protect the cells of the body from the damaging, aging and disease producing affects of oxygen, nitrogen and UV radiation.

Anthocyanins are also natural pain relievers and…

eSutras has Dried Sweetend Cranberries!!!

Cranberries are considered a healthy fruit. They contain no cholesterol and virtually no fat and are low in sodium. Various cranberry products may contain substantial levels of dietary fiber and certain vitamins, as well as a variety of photochemical that may be beneficial to health.

Benefits of Cranberries:
    Improve the body's circulatory system.    A daily glass of cranberry juice will treat diseases like cystitis.    Provide relief for asthma patients.    Condensed tannins in cranberries can inhibit the oxidation of bad cholesterol and as a result protects body against atherosclerosis.   Tannins are also considered an important contributor to a healthy heart.   Acts as bactericide and affects the acidity of the urine. In effect, it disrupts the development of kidney stone formation.
The Uses of Cranberries:
Asthma Attack To overcome an asthma attack, cranberries can be used. Crush the berries, boil it in distilled water and skin. This is effective relief from an attack s…

Its the 1st day of Spring!!!

Spring is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born.  I personally feel like Spring is the most refreshing and rejuvenating season of the year!!
The term is also used more generally as a metaphor for the start of better times, as in the Prague Spring. Spring in the Southern Hemisphere is different in several significant ways to that of the Northern Hemisphere. This is because: there is no land bridge between Southern Hemisphere countries and the Antarctic zone capable of bringing in cold air without the temperature-mitigating effects of extensive tracts of water; the vastly greater amount of ocean in the Southern Hemisphere at all latitudes; at this time in Earth's geologic history the Earth has an orbit which brings it in closer to the Southern Hemisphere for its warmer seasons; there is a circumpolar flow of air (the roaring 40s and 50s) uninterrupted by large land masses; no equivalent jet streams; and the peculiarities of …

Excellent Spring Time Herbs

With Spring just around the corner, Sunday to be exact!!, New recipes are amidst.
Dont just use the same herbs and seasonings you used this past winter. Use some new and fresh herbs!!!

I have listed 3 herbs that are perfect for the change in weather. These herbs will be great for salads, pastas and baked dishes. Try them and see!!


Thyme is a delicate looking plant with a penetrating fragrance, it's a wonderful addition to bean, egg and vegetable dishes. The leaves are curled, elliptically shaped and very small, measuring about one-eighth of an inch long and one-sixteenth of an inch wide. The upper leaf is green-gray in color on top, while the underside is a whitish color. Along with fresh sprigs of parsley and bay leaves, it's included in the French combination of herbs called bouquet-garni used to season stock, stews and soups.

Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary is a well-known and greatly valued herb that is native to southern Europe.
The fresh …

Preparing for St. Patrick's Day!!

Try our Absinthe Kit!!!
Our Absinthe Kits - includes thujone rich wormwood!

The oldest technique for making absinthe is to simply steep wormwood and other spices - star anise, anise seed, fennel, hyssop, angelica root, sweet flag, coriander, lemon balm or peppermint - in an alcoholic drink like beer, wine or a neutral spirit. This method is far simpler, quicker and does not violate government distillation regulations. This eSutras Absinthe Kit provides the ingredients to make your own traditional, steeped absinthe!

Absinthe was invented by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire in 1797 and became an extremely popular drink during the early 19th and 20th century. Originally, absinthe was developed as an elixir help treat particular illnesses. One of the leading ladies of the Seventeenth century French court became ill and was prescribed the first absinthe in modern history. Due to the success of absinthe, its popularity soared and was propelled into the market primarily led by France.

Kit I…

Lean & Healthy (Pretty Delicious)

Candice Kumai better known as the Stiletto Chef, has teamed up with eSutras!!

Candice is a former Top Chef contestant and is best known for healthy recipes via her cookbook Pretty Delicious. We have gotten together to come up with an awesome little kit: The Lean & Healthy Kit.
The kit includes 16oz Heart Healthy Oil, which is wonderful because it is rich in unsaturated fats and incredibly low in saturated fats and trans fats. It comes with a wide variety of spices including Cumin Seeds, Sea Salt, Dill Seed, Brown Mustard Seed, Chili Powder, and Curry Chili Salt! These are a few of the basics for any amazing meal. Brown Flax Seed contains Alpha linolenic acid which is an amino fatty acid which is similar to those found in fish. Studied have also shown that it is effective in lowering bad cholesterol.
This kit also includes Cocoa Vanilla Sugar to help add a little extra flavor to desserts or after dinner coffee. And finally, if you are feeling a little run down reach for…

Detox Methods: Colon Cleansing

Natural colon cleansing is a good way to help restore the health of this vital organ of the digestive system and it is the best way to get rid of constipation. Natural Colon cleansing is necessary to rid our body of toxins that accumulate as a result of an unhealthy diet, environmental pollutants and chemicals, and a constant use of antibiotics.


Natural colon cleansing means following a colon cleansing diet along with taking some colon cleansing supplements which may include herbs which are known to kill parasites and worms, contain digestive enzymes, contain probiotics (beneficial bacteria), contain herbs that stimulates liver, gallbladder and intestines, also psyllium husk or seeds, Cascara Sagrada, or flax seeds, or slippery elm, and others. Herbalists and naturopaths from cultures around the world have used natural substances to help the body with its task of getting rid of toxins and promote bowel movements. There are now various published clinical studies demonstrat…

Simple Salad with Garlic & Sesame (Great for Detoxing the Liver!!!)

This recipe is simple and delicious!! I tried it this past Wednesday and was surprised that I actually liked it. So, I decided to share it with you guys!!!
Mix dark green leaves and garlic in hot olive oil for a meal that cleanses the body’s chief detoxifying organ, the liver.
Ingredients:

1 tsp. eSutras extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound spinach, its origin
or 1 pound Swiss chard, stems sliced, leaves torn
or 1 pound spinach mixture and watercress
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tsp. eSutras sesame seeds for garnish

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir until lightly browned, about 45 seconds. Add greens (do in two batches, if necessary) and stir until just wilted, 2 to 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Enjoy!!

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Top 10 Reasons to Detox

Here at eSutras this is a great time of year for us to show case many of our products. Spring is swiftly approaching and that means we will all be out side more enjoying the nice weather. Why not feel great too!
Body detox is a perfect way to get a fresh start, to clear out some old junk out of your body, get new energy and lose a few pounds. Want to give your body a nice fresh start, body detox is the perfect way.

Below are 10 GREAT reasons to detox.

1. Helps Prevent Future Disease
Doing a body detox will help prevent future disease. There’s nothing better to prevent than getting rid of the toxins in the body. Many common diseases today are related to environmental pollution. With the detox the body can release these harmful chemicals, thereby enhancing the immune system’s ability to function properly.

2. Colon Cleanse
A detoxification program for colon help remove excess mucus and waste from your digestive tract. As the body begins to detoxify, you will notice that yo…