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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: ROSELLA As a blog & business, Gu Guide are committed to aligning with Bali businesses with heart. Whether it be through beach clean initiatives, local community programs, or financial support to those in need. Bali is a place of disproportionate wealth distribution. The rich keep getting richer, whilst the poor keep getting poorer - bridging the gap even further. Thriving tourism in Bali has pushed up the price of basic necessities, often putting them beyond the reach of the island’s many poor people. It is with great pleasure that we take this Wellness Wednesday opportunity to discuss a health product that Bali Buda stores stock, which is produced as part of a community aid project. Do your body a favour, and give back to the people of this beautiful island. I'll let BB take over & tell you a bit more. L xx 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 Throughout Bali you may have noticed women and children begging. Have you ever wondered why on this beautiful Island of the Gods is this happening? This is the very same question that drives Bali Buda to support local and community projects. Today we are taking about the health benefits of an amazing flower called Rosella, which is grown locally here in Bali. The beauty of this flower goes far beyond the mega nutritional benefits packed into the fleshy part of the plant, reaching into the beauty of how lives can be changed by community and commitment. In 2005 Muntigunung was founded to farm Rosella and Cashews. This project now assists in improving the lives of over 5500 malnourished and poor people across 35 villages. By purchasing local Muntiginung rosella and cashews we are directly helping provide clean water, improved health, housing and education. Wherever possible Bali Buda buy all our local produce from community social enterprises and local organic farmers. We may pay a slightly higher price per KG, but for us its about making a real difference in peoples lives. So what makes this flower so special? Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn.) is a plant of a type of hibiscus family. Shrubs can reach 3-5 meters in height and have a bright red-colored flower. Part of flowers and seeds are beneficial for the body and general health. For every 100 grams of rosella contains 260-280 mg of vitamin C, vitamin D, B1 and B2. other content is 486 mg calcium, omega 3, magnesium, beta carotene and essential amino acids such as lysine and agrinine. Rosella flowers are also rich in fiber are good for digestive tract health. You can eat the dried rosella flowers and use as a replacement to goji berry and cranberry. At Bali Buda we stock a range of rosella products including the dried edible flowers, rosella teas and kombucha. Stamina will increase if you drink the rosella as a tea. It makes sense because in rosella contains vitamin C and is high in essential minerals. Vitamin C rosella are also believed to ward off cancer-causing free radicals. High Calcium may prevent bone loss. Whereas certain substances in the rosella is said to rejuvenate body cells and protects the body from germs and viruses. If you want to make rosella tea, take about 3-4 fresh rosella flowers / that has been dried, washed and halved. Brewed with 200 ml of hot water, stirring with a little tap-tap water until the petals of red, strain. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 3 tablespoons honey. Rosella flowers can also be used to make a delicious bright red jam. You need 250 g rosella flowers, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, water 150 ml, 150g palm sugar sugar, lemon juice / juice 3 tablespoons, ¼ tsp vanilla paste and ¼ teaspoon of fine salt. How to make it; Blend rosella flower with water and cornstarch until smooth and chunky. Lift. Pour into a saucepan, add sugar and water. Cook until boiling, put lemon juice, vanilla and salt paste. Cook until sauce thickens texture. Lift. Store in an airtight jar In Indonesia locals use it for the following ailments. Efficacy Rosella FLOWER: 1. Detoxification (neutralize poison) 2. Lowering high blood pressure 3. Lowering cholesterol in the blood 4. Lowering blood sugar levels 5. Protect from infection 6. Inhibiting the growth of cancer 7. Increases stamina and endurance 8. Improving your metabolism 9. Balancing weight 10. Normalize levels of uric acid in the blood 11. Being able to stimulate the circulatory system 12. Strengthen blood vessels 13. Rejucentates skin and prevent wrinkles 14. Reduce heat (thrush) 15. Assists bowel movement 16. Lowering the level of clumping of fat in the liver 17. Reduce headache (migrane) 18. Overcoming cough and sore throat 19. Preventing heart disease and stroke 20. Slimming 21. Good for smokers because it can reduce the negative effects of nicotine 22. Good for menopause, slows bone loss and prevent premature aging 23. Containing 18 amino acids from 22 types of the human body needs. 24. Very good for PREGNANT WOMEN because it contains DHA and Omega 3.

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: SUNSCREEN Our wellness warriors from Bali Buda Café & Health Food Shops.. with another Wellness Wednesday. This week: Sunscreen. Why (Most) Sunscreen is Harmful? Sunscreen use has risen in past decades, as media outlets and doctors tout the benefits of sunscreen for protecting against skin cancer and sunburn. The problem with this billion dollar a year market: not all sunscreens are created equal and in many cases sunscreen is harmful, not helpful. There are two ways that a sunscreen can protect the skin from sun damage: with a mineral barrier or a chemical one. Mineral sunscreens typically include ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which create a physical barrier to protect the skin from the sun. Chemical Sunscreens… Chemical sunscreens use one or more chemicals including oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. At Bali Buda we have a philosophy that if you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your skin, but these sunscreen chemicals raise some special concerns because many are able to cross into skin and other tissue. There new research which reveals that the chemicals commonly used in sunscreen are endocrine disruptors, estrogenic and may interfere with thyroid and other hormone processes in the body. The most common sunscreen chemical, Oxybenzone, was found in 96% of the population by a recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is especially alarming since oxybenzone is considered an endocrine disruptor, can reduce sperm count in men and may contribute to endometriosis in women. There are also warnings against using oxybenzone, especially on children or pregnant/breastfeeding women. Even more alarming? Of the 1,400+ sunscreens tested by the EWG, only 5% met their safety standards and over 40% were listed as potentially contributing to skin cancer. There is a Vitamin A derivative, retinyl palmitate, that is often used in sunscreens which was shown to speed up the growth of cancerous cells by 21%. Many sunscreens also contain methylisothiazolinone, which the American Contact Dermatitis Society named as its “allergen of the year” Vitamin D Dilemma Some may say that to suggest a natural sunscreen is questionable however consider this.. We’ve already established that some sunscreen is harmful and may do more harm than good, but another important consideration that is often ignored: Vitamin D. Most sunscreens completely block the body’s ability to manufacture Vitamin D. Statistically, 75% of us are deficient in Vitamin D and Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to higher risk of cancer and heart disease (which kill more people than skin cancer per year). We might literally be cutting off our noses to spite our faces when it comes to sun exposure. We lather up with chemical sunscreens that have the potential to greatly increase skin cancer risk and reduce Vitamin D production in the name of avoiding skin cancer, and increase our risk of more widespread diseases related to Vitamin D deficiency. To be clear, we are not saying that we shouldn’t exercise caution in exposure (especially overexposure) to the sun, however, as more and more evidence emerges about the dangers of many sunscreens and their potential to increase rates of skin cancer, it is important not to depend on sunscreens or think that regular sunscreen use decreases the risk of skin cancer. In fact, a study in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics reports that: Sunscreens protect against sunburn, but there is no evidence that they protect against basal cell carcinoma or melanoma. Problems lie in the behavior of individuals who use sunscreens to stay out longer in the sun than they otherwise would. Vitamin D inhibition is, at this stage, unlikely due to insufficient use by individuals. Safety of sunscreens is a concern, and sunscreen companies have emotionally and inaccurately promoted the use of sunscreens. Mineral sunscreens are typically considered a safer option. Some mineral sunscreens also contain some of the chemical ingredients above and have the same risks. If sun exposure is a big concern for you or you have a family history of skin cancers, the safest option is to avoid the sunscreens that might contribute to skin cancer and use the safest form of sun protection: covering up. With all the information and mis-information about sunscreen out there, the easiest and safest way to avoid sun damage is to stay in the shade, wear a hat or long sleeves. Another important step to protecting the skin from sun damage is supporting the body internally. It is important to avoid foods that increase inflammation, such as: • Processd vegetable oils • Procesed grains • Excess Sugar And to focus on foods and healthy fats that support skin health, including: • Vitamin D3, emerging evidence shows that optimizing blood levels of Vitamin D can have a protective effect against sunburn and skin cancer. • Vitamin C, a potent anti-inflammatory, and it is good for the immune system too. • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted in a cup of herbal tea per day- the Medium Chain Fatty Acids and saturated fat are easily utilized by the body for new skin formation and are protective against burning. Love the skin you're in.. and Happy Wednesday Gu Crew.. Chat next week.. BB xx Bali Buda offers a home delivery service of all the products they stock in-store to equip you for a life of wellness, here in Bali. Check them out of GU GUIDE: cangguguide.com/cat/healthy-home-delivery/

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