March 2015 Price List

We are very excited to bring you our March 2015 price list.

We have added BizziB – BizziBanting as a new supplier and they have various Banting friendly products like chilli relishes and sauces, flavoured salts, different flavours banting mayo’s, delicious jams as well as various pre-mixes (cookie, muffin, bread, rusks) as well as ready made banting products such as muffins, breads, cakes, cookies, malva pudding and tarts for the sweet tooth!

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Their products contain no MSG’s, no preservatives or colourants. Xylitol is used in the sugar free jams and marmalades and extra virgin olive oil is used for products containing oil.

We also have Xylitol on special at only R100 per kg and 1.5kg of Xylitol for R140 (R93/kg). We have also added the Crede Coconut Oil (non-organic) to our price list and it is only R60/liter.

We will be running two order cycles in March and the first cut-off date for orders are Friday the 6th of March. So please send us your order before then.

Please feel free to contact us on our email address thebantinglifestyle@gmail.com for all your banting requirements.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Moringa

As an agent for Nature’s Best Moringa, we want to answer all your questions about Moringa. See below a list of Frequently asked questions about Moringa and also visit our previous post giving much more information about Moringa.

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Q: Is Moringa just another dietary fad/super food?

A: Moringa has been in use for more than 2,000 years and is a very valued plant for a wide variety of applications. It has been revered for centuries in countries in Asia and Africa for both its healing and nutritive value. It is only now being discovered in western culture as people look to nature for health and treatment. In many third world countries, it continues to form the basis for nutritional programs put into place by charitable organizations. The biggest challenge for Moringa is the “too good to be true” syndrome. It offers so much, that it is difficult to believe such a simple plant can be so useful.

Q: If it’s is so good, how come I haven’t heard of it?

A: Moringa is known by over 200 names in many different countries, which adds to its anonymity. It is usually the product of tropical and sub-tropical countries, where the hardy plant survives well and provides sustenance to native people. As a result, this product hasn’t been commercially farmed and produced on an industrial scale. However, it is incorporated into many “proprietary” formulas for nutritional supplements and the oil is used in many luxurious cosmetics.

Q: With the accessibility to fresh vegetables in most shops, why is a supplement like Moringa necessary?

A: Time, not availability is usually the issue. Gyms, swimming pools and sport courts abound, but we are more out of shape now than at any time in our history. In an ideal society, we would have the time to cook all of our meals from scratch with fresh vegetables that we can personally vouch for. However, most of us are so busy in the evenings with after-school activities, homework, travel, and chores, that meals are usually grabbed from the freezer or emptied from a can. As a result, our food is reconstituted, reheated, “enriched”, preserved, and genetically modified. We have only to look at the health of our youth, with a staggering increase in obesity, juvenile diabetes, and autism, to determine that all is not well in the world of nutrition. Our bodies were designed to get our nutrition primarily from plant sources. Balance is the key and Moringa is a naturally balanced nutritional supplement.

Q: Where is your Moringa grown?

A: We have our own community driven farms all over the country. All of our Organic Moringa products are grown and processed there.

Q: Where do you manufacture your products?

A: Our products are manufactured in South Africa at current Good Manufacturing Principal (GMP) production facilities under the strict regulations. Our products are tested at the facility for cleanliness and purity before encapsulation.

Q: Do you mix other parts of the Moringa tree into your formulation?

A: Our capsules contain ONLY Moringa oleifera leaf powder, no stems or fillers are used. The leaf is considered the storehouse of all nutrition in the plant and our ingredient list consists of the leaf powder.

Q: Are your products gluten and monosodium glutamate (MSG) free?

A: Yes, our products are 100% free of gluten and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Q: I have heard that Moringa is high in calcium. Is it safe for those who suffer from lactose intolerance?

A: You have heard right. Moringa is rich in many nutrients and has a high calcium value, pound for pound, 17 times the calcium in milk. Despite this, it is safe for all to consume, including those who are lactose intolerant, as it doesn’t contain any lactose.

Q: Is your Moringa genetically modified?

A: No. Moringa oleifera is beneficial in its natural form and does not need to be genetically modified at any level. Studies in animals show genetically modified food can cause abnormalities in adults and children, and can be harmful to health. Our Moringa is grown in a natural, sustainable environment, and is pesticide, herbicide, and chemical-free, so you can rest assured it is safe to consume.

Q: How much Moringa should I take each day?

A: We recommend two capsules in the morning with breakfast and two in the evening with your evening meal. For powder, use one teaspoon twice daily.

Q: Do I need a prescription for Moringa?

A: No, you don’t. It is a completely safe and natural product, which contains ingredients your body will recognize for their nutritive value. Moringa is one of the few plants that can be consumed by the entire family. In fact the World Health Organization recommends feeding malnourished infants and children Moringa on a daily basis. If you are concerned or suffer from a medical disability, we recommend you speak to your health care practitioner before consuming Moringa products.

Q: What are some of the health benefits to consuming Moringa?

A: There are many health benefits to consuming Moringa, which is why it has earned the title of a super food, and is also sometimes known as The Miracle Tree, or the Tree of Life. While the benefits vary in degree from person to person, our customers have reported improvement in digestion, vision, energy levels, mental clarity, and overall well being. They also use Moringa to support a healthy blood sugar level, as a nutritional support for diabetes, and as an overall health and wellness supplement.

Q: Are there any side effects I may experience?

A: Moringa is packed with vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and amino acids. According to the International Organization, Trees for Life, extensive research conducted at the Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Centre in Ghana has found that it’s leaf powder has no toxic elements and no side effects were observed even in families consuming high amounts of Moringa.

However, each person is unique and responds differently. If you do suffer any side effects, they may range from mild headaches and upset stomachs, to nausea. This is simply the result of toxins being eliminated from your body. Gradually, these side effects should disappear. NO PERSON MAY USE Moringa if on any blood thinning medication.

Q: Can Moringa cure my illness or disease?

A: Moringa is a food and nutritional supplement and does not lay claim to cure or prevent any illness or disease. The FDA approves drugs to offer these benefits. Moringa is not a drug. Many of our customers consume it to support a healthy blood sugar level, as a nutritional support for diabetes, and as an overall wellness supplement.

Q: Do you ship to all over the country?

A: Yes. Our customers are located in many different parts of the country, and we use agents to assist in the delivery of our products. For more information, please visit our website www.naturesbestmoringa.co.za for more information.

Q: Do you offer a guarantee on your products?

A: We know you’ll love our products–they are safe, healthy, and easy to utilize. But if for some reason you’re not satisfied, we offer an unconditional, money-back guarantee for purchases returned within 30 days if the packaging is unopened.

All About Moringa

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Moringa Oleifera has been in existence for centuries in countries across the world, but only recently has it gotten more mainstream appeal as an ingredient utilized in many supplements.

So what is Moringa, and how can we all gain from adding this into our healthy daily regimen? See also our Frequently Asked Questions about Moringa Post.

What is Moringa?

The Moringa plant is indigenous to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in tropical countries.

The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, and seeds are employed to make medicine. Some people use the pods in cooking, while others eat the leaves. The plant also has flowers, which are similar to mushrooms.

The most nutritious section of the Moringa tree is its leaves, which are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

In one serving of Moringa Oleifera leaves, you can find:

22% daily value of Vitamin C
41% daily value of Potassium
61% daily value of Magnesium
71% daily value of Iron
125% daily value of Calcium
272% daily value of Vitamin A
And:
92 Nutrients
46 Antioxidants
36 Anti-Inflammatories
18 Amino Acids, 9 Essential Amino Acids

Fresh Moringa leaves contain 70 to 75% moisture and when they are dried the moisture content goes down to below 8%, which makes the nutrients become considerably more concentrated. For this reason, Moringa leaf powder is marketed as a supplement.

The powder contains:

Protein
Fat
Carbohydrate
Fibre
Minerals
Calcium
Magnesium
Phosphorous
Potassium
Copper
Iron
Sulphur
Oxalic Acid
Vitamin A – B Carotene
Vitamin B – Choline
Vitamin B1 – Thiamin
Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin
Vitamin B3 – Nicotinic Acid
Vitamin C – Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin E – Tocopherol Acetate
Arginine
Histidine
Lysine
Tryptophan
Phenylanaline
Methionine
Threonine
Leucine
Isoleucine
Valine

Moringa contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals. As an antioxidant, it appears to help protect cells from damage.

Precisely what is Moringa used for?

Moringa is used to relieve many ailments or as a natural daily supplement

Moringa is used in many medicines or on its own to relieve the following conditions:

Anemia
Arthritis, rheumatism and joint pain
Asthma
Cancer
Constipation
Diabetes
Diarrhoea
Epilepsy
Stomach pain
Ulcers of the stomach and intestine
Headache
Heart conditions
High blood pressure
Kidney stones
Fluid retention
Thyroid disorders
Bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections

Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, as an aphrodisiac to increase sex drive, boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production.

It is sometimes applied straight to the skin to kill germs or as a drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating infection (abscesses), athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease (gingivitis), snake bites, warts and wounds.

Oil from Moringa seeds is employed in foods, perfume, and hair care products, and as a machine lubricant. The seed cake remaining after oil extraction is used as a fertiliser and also to purify well water and to remove salt from seawater.
As it can be grown cheaply and easily, it is sometimes used in feeding programs to fight malnutrition.

Nutritional Benefits of Moringa

For millennia Moringa has been known as nature’s multi-vitamin. Moringa leaves are one of the few known plant sources to contain all essential amino acids, fiber, omega 3 oils, and over 19 minerals and vitamins.

Gram for gram, dried Moringa leaves contain about:

10 times the Vitamin A of carrots
½ the Vitamin C of Oranges
17 times the Calcium of Milk
15 times the Potassium of Bananas
25 times the Iron of Spinach
9 times the Protein of Yogurt

“Moringa comes very close to being a perfect source of nutrients, in terms of variety and concentration.” – Monica Marcu, Ph.D., Clinical Pharmacologist, author of Miracle Tree Agriculture.

One of the best aspects of the Moringa Oleifera tree is the agricultural environment it thrives in. Native to India and Nepal, the tree is fast growing and needs little water. These characteristics have allowed the tree to spread around the world into Africa, Southern Asia, and South America.

See below YouTube video for more information on Moringa.

Moringa’s Impact

Malnutrition is an epidemic. 842 million people all over the world go to bed hungry every night. 3.1 million children under age five die each year from malnutrition. Over 200 million more children have stunted growth or wasting from malnutrition and will never fully recover.

Do you want to order Moringa?

The Banting Lifestyle is now an agent for Nature’s Best Moringa and you can order all your Moringa products from us. Please see our price list for more details and to place your order.

We supply the following products:

  • Moringa Capsules – 120 (we do have in stock)
  • Moringa Capsules – 500 (we do have in stock)
  • Moringa Tea Leaves – 50g
  • Moringa Tea Leaves – 150g
  • Moringa Powder – 50g
  • Moringa Powder – 250g

Products not in stock can be ordered from us and will be available within 2-3 working days.

All about Coconut Oil

Coconut-OIl-Tbsp-PageWe came upon the very best resource for all the uses, health benefits, DIY recipes and much much more for Coconut Oil.

This is from the Delicious Obsessions website under the section Coconut Oil.

Some of the topics on this webpage include:

Remember we supply the Crede Organic Coconut Oils in virgin and odourless and in 1L plastic and 500ml glass containers. See our price list for more details.

Chocolate Almond Butter- new product

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Recently we did a post about the range of OhMega nut butters. From November, we are supplying one of their new products, the OhMega Chocolate Almond Butter.

Oh mega Chocolate Almond Butter is made from dry-roasted crushed almonds and 71% dark chocolate – and nothing else.

Aside from its wonderful taste, Oh Mega chocolate almond butter contains less sugar than regular chocolate nut butters, and is a great source of protein, vitamin E and dietary fiber.

Great for Lactose intolerant people to use, due to the fact the product contains no diary.

Ingredients: Almonds, 71% Dark chocolate (organic cocoa paste, sugar, organic cocoa butter)

Enjoy on bread, biscuits, use as a dip or topping for snacks and desserts.

Nutrition (per 100g): Protein 22.4g Fibre 7.6g

Our price: R85 for 400g

CocoáFair Organic Chocolate

It’s a scientific fact: chocolate makes you feel good.

CocoàFair was started so you could feel especially good, because not only are you eating a mouthwatering, organic chocolate bar made from the best cocoa beans on earth, but CocoàFair is a social business, meaning that the profits from the company go back into Cape Town’s communities to support local initiatives. So whether you’re enjoying your dark, milk, or white chocolate, you can feel good about the fact that CocoàFair is putting your money to use by paying fair wages to farmers producing the raw materials, creating employment opportunities, and starting projects driven by social innovation that will benefit the development of communities in South Africa.

Why you want CocoàFair chocolate:
• It is the first chocolate factory in Africa that produces the entire chocolate product, from the cocoa bean to the finished bar.
• It’s organic!
• It’s better than fair trade because not only are CocoàFair paying their farmers fair trade prices, but they are also teaming up with them to help them grow and enhance their products.
• It’s a social enterprise, so your money doesn’t go back into someone’s pocket; your money goes right back into supporting the disadvantaged communities around you.
• It’s incredibly delicious!

CocoàFair Vision:
CocoàFair want to combat poverty in Africa with chocolate. Their plan is to set up small-scale enterprises throughout Africa that will provide their chocolate factory in Cape Town with all the raw materials they need to make the best chocolate on earth. They will partner with these enterprises and get their raw materials directly from them so they won’t need any middlemen. This will decrease chocolate prices for you and increase wages for their farmers, creating greater social wealth for all parties involved. They plan on setting up one social enterprise per year (at minimum), financed by CocoàFair’s profits.

The Banting Lifestyle will be supplying CocoàFair’s products from November. Some of their products that are suitable for the banting way of eating are the 95%, 85% and 71% Organic Dark Couverture Chocolate bars (occasionally as a treat). We will also supply you with the not-so banting friendly 38% Organic Milk Chocolate and 30% Organic Vanilla White Chocolate. If you love baking with Cocoa Powder, you can order your Organic Cocoa Powder from us as well in 250g and 1kg packs. Our prices are below and on our November price list.

95% Dark Couverture 100g R 45.00
85% Dark Couverture 100g R 40.00
71% Dark Couverture 100g R 40.00
38% Milk Couverture 100g R 40.00
30% White Couverture 100g R 40.00
Cocoa Powder 250g R 60.00
Cocoa Powder 1kg R 190.00

We can also order a large range of chocolates with an amazing variety of other ingredients added e.g Milk and Hazelnut, White and Vanilla, 65% Dark and Desert salt and there are lots more! Please email us if there’s a chocolate that you like that is not on our list. Couverture chocolate is a very high quality chocolate that contains extra cocoa butter (32%-39%).

Teaspresso and Cape Dutch Chocolate

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TeaSpresso is a Cape Town company that opened their doors in 2006. They supply their superior quality products to the local and the export market. Key to their business is that they use no harmful additives, bulking agents, artificial sweeteners or other potential harmful ingredients in their products.

Some of their products that we will be supplying from November include the following:

Sugar-Free hot choc
Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate and Sugar free Dark Thick Hot Chocolate

This is a delicious ‘guilt free’ rich & creamy Hot Chocolate. It contains Xylitol, that makes it ideal for diabetics, weight watchers or anyone looking at cutting down on sugar and it is suitable for the banting lifestyle.

Product IngredientsXylitol, full cream milk powder, whey powder, acacia gum and vanillin.

Recipe suggestions:

250ml HOT CHOCOLATE
Mix 3 tsp (25g) powder with a bit of milk and stir into a paste. Add hot or frothy milk and stir!
350ml CHOCOLATE FRAPPE / ICED DRINK
Blend together 50g powder + 50ml milk + 2 cups ice
50ml BANANA CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIES
Blend together 50g powder + 50ml milk + 1 frozen banana + 2 cups ice
COFFEE MOCHA
Just add chocolate powder to your favourite coffee drink

Coconut Dark Chocolate
Coconut Dark Chocolate

Coconut Dark Hot Chocolate

A rich cocoa hot chocolate with a coconut flavour. It is dairy free and contains low GI (GI of 35) coconut sugar. Read more about coconut sugar on the low-carb diet here.

We also supply the Cape Dutch Organic Coconut Sugar (200g). Coconut sugar is a natural sugar or sweetener substitute. It is made from the flowers of the coconut tree by evaporating the sap of the tree. It has a sweet pleasantly nutty aroma and a rich, caramel flavour which is devoid of any coconut aftertaste!  It contains more Vitamins & Minerals than most alternative sweeteners. Use in hot drinks and even in baking. Due to its Low Glycemic Index (GI of only 35), it is ideal for diabetics & health-conscious people!

Product Ingredients: Coconut sugar, coconut milk powder, cocoa, acacia gum.

Recipe suggestions:

250ml HOT CHOCOLATE
Mix 4 tsp (30g) with a bit of milk and stir into a paste. Add hot or frothy milk and stir! Can be made with water, any milk substitute (dairy free), or best made with hot frothy milk.

350ml FRAPPE
Blend together 50g powder, 50ml milk, water or ice cream & 2 cups of ice.

Coconut Cream Powder
Coconut Cream Powder

Coconut Cream Powder

Like other coconut products, Coconut Cream Powder is considered one of the top super foods.

This is a great substitute to dairy and is delicious in cereals, cooking and baking, coconut icing & toppings, smoothies or just in plain water.  The Cape Dutch premium high fat coconut cream powder is instantly soluble with water to bring exotic taste of tropical coconut aroma and flavour to your cooking and baking.

Suggested Use: To make a glass of coconut milk mix 1 heaped tbsp (15g) of powder with water.

Some possible benefits of Cape Dutch Coconut Cream Powder may include:

  • Supporting healthy cholesterol levels
  • Improving digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, & amino acids
  • Keeping skin & blood vessels flexible & elastic
  • Boosting energy & endurance
  • Aiding in building strong bones
  • Killing viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, & other illnesses
  • Helping prevent anaemia
  • Supporting tissue healing & repair
  • Boosting immune system
  • Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland

Sugar Free Vanilla Chai Latté

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Cape Dutch Pure Cocoa for Baking

We also supply the Cape Dutch Pure Cocoa powder that is generally used for baking. In a previous post we have discussed the numerous benefits of Cocoa. On the back of the pack is a delicious 5 star moist chocolate cake recipe. Please note this recipe is not suitable for the banting lifestyle.

Pure Cocoa Powder
Pure Cocoa Powder
Cake-Recipe
Chocolate Cake Recipe (Not suitable for banting)

Finally, we also supply The Royal Nutrition Whey Protein natural unflavoured protein supplement, used for making various types of smoothies (Not suitable for banting). It contains no additives, no preservatives and no artificial sweeteners and it is suitable as a regular meal replacement. Make a base smoothie to drink on its own, or add additional flavours as per below.

WHEY-FRONT

Example:

350ml Banana base Smoothie:

Blend together 2 tbsp (30ml scoop) Protein powder, 100 ml milk or Yoghurt, 2 cups of Ice, a frozen Banana & 1 tbsp Honey.

Add to your base one of the following flavorous.

  • *Chocolate – add 1 tbsp Cocoa
  • *Coffee – add 1 tbsp instant coffee or an espresso
  • *Mocha – add 1 tbsp Cocoa & 1 tbsp Coffee
  • *Berry – replace 1/2 a cup of Ice with 1/2 cup of frozen berries

Other flavourants that can be added: almonds, peanut butter, muesli etc

PRODUCT INGREDIENTS:
Whey, Soy Isolate

Prices for all these products can be found on our price list for November.