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Craft Liquid Sunshine: Fire up Your Blood Supply

Updated: 14 hours ago



Low blood supply is a concern for many. Low and even borderline blood supply can harm day-to-day energy and vitality. Are there ingenious recipes that can boost blood supply?


Let's, first, dive into what helps regulate the blood supply in our bodies. The production of blood in the human body is primarily regulated by the bone marrow, a spongy tissue found in the cavities of certain bones. The process is known as hematopoiesis. Several factors and nutrients play a crucial role in supporting the production of blood. Here are some key elements:


Nutrients:

Iron: Essential to produce hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in red blood cells.

Vitamin B12: Necessary to produce red blood cells.

Folate (Vitamin B9): Important for DNA synthesis and red blood cell formation.


Proteins:

Adequate protein intake is important for overall health and supports the production of various blood components.


Hormones:

Erythropoietin (EPO): Stimulates the production of red blood cells. Produced by the kidneys in response to low oxygen levels in the blood.


Minerals:

Copper: Essential for iron metabolism and the formation of hemoglobin.

Zinc: Supports immune function and aids in wound healing.


Vitamins:

Vitamin C: Enhances the absorption of non-heme iron (found in plant-based foods).


Adequate Hydration:

Staying well-hydrated is important for maintaining the volume and viscosity of blood.


Healthy Lifestyle:

Regular exercise can stimulate the production of red blood cells and improve overall circulation.


Bone Marrow Health:

Maintaining overall bone health is crucial for proper bone marrow function.


Blood Purification:

Our blood needs to be free of toxins for our body to function normally. The liver and kidneys are responsible for purifying waste from the body. Certain foods can help our body with this process.



Now, let's gather some foods and supplements that can help us craft a glass of life.


  1. Beautiful Blue Blood Boost

Mix blue spirulina, B12, and herbal vitamin C in homemade coconut water kefir. For making coconut water kefir, I use water kefir strains in coconut water, follow instructions on the packs it arrives in, and ferment exactly as suggested. Kefir is best used fresh.


Coconut water kefir has more readily available nutrition. It helps in faster absorption of nutrients, supplies chock-full of electrolytes, and is one of the best probiotic drinks. Spirulina provides chlorophyll that transmutates into hemoglobin. Spirulina is a source of vitamin B12 in itself to aid the absorption and hemoglobin synthesis. Moreover, spirulina strengthens the liver which in turn helps with blood purification. Spirulina is, also, 60% protein! Vitamin C-rich herbs help in iron absorption. Add good old blood purifier Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) to it and voila, we have a formula that helps form blood, purify the blood, detox, strengthen micro-biome, and is packed with protein.



2. Spirulina Aloe Lemonade

Mix green spirulina, aloe vera gel, Vit B12, home-made botanical Vit C, and lemon juice in coconut water.


This is how you transfuse blood into yourself 😉 Spirulina has iron, coconut water represents blood plasma, and Vitamin B12 and C increase iron absorption. Aloe Vera strengthens arteries and veins.




3. Blood on the Rocks

Want to know an innovative way of using fermented vegetables? Add them to your coconut water with a pinch of salt and voila- you have a refreshing tasty cooler that supports your microbiome. You can use some fermented vegetable brine instead of salt. I add salt after tasting it to see if it needs more.


When we add fermented beets in coconut water with rose salt, we have concocted a drink that helps boost microbiome, heart health, digestive health, hormonal health, increase hydration, decrease blood sugar, and reduce blood pressure while boosting blood supply.


Beets are a good source of iron, folate, Vitamin C, and antioxidants. Fermentation of beetroot can help break down compounds that may inhibit iron absorption, potentially making the iron in beetroots more bioavailable. Iron is a crucial mineral for the production of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.




4. Iron and Jing Optimizing Cooler

Add blue spirulina, elderberry, black goji berries, 91-herbs green blend, lemon juice, and 1-2 pinches of salt to coconut water. It looks like a beautiful purplish blue.


Blue spirulina contains iron and antioxidants. Elderberries and lemon juice are rich in vitamin C. Black goji berries are a superfood with many benefits in terms of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, supporting multiple organs in our body. My 91-herb green blend is rich in chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. These exceptional qualities give blood-boosting life force to this recipe.




5. Liquid Sunshine

For this Heart-Blood-Brain-Immune cooler 😉, blend blue spirulina, fermented beets, ebony carrot, purple sweet potato, elderberry, blueberry, hibiscus, purple grapes, black goji berries, and some sea salt with home-made coconut water-tart cherry kefir. It creates a beautiful indulgent lavender beverage! For making coconut water-tart cherry kefir, I use water kefir strains, coconut water, and some tart cherry juice to ferment and follow instructions on the packs it arrives in exactly as suggested.


a. Coconut water-tart cherry juice kefir, spirulina, and beets help produce blood.

b. Root power from carrots, beetroot, and sweet potato helps our brain.

c. Berry magic from elderberry and blueberry provide antioxidants.

d. Grapes have resveratrol for heart.

e. Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin C and helps iron absorption, and so do berries.

f. Fermentation increases bioavailability, supports our microbiome, and enhances the immune function.



We, often, take more from our bodies than we give them. Never take more than you give in the circle of life 😉


Disclaimer: It's important to note that individual responses to fermented foods can vary. Not all fermented foods are suitable for everyone. Fermentation is an art and should be done correctly and carefully. Factors such as the fermentation process, and the strains of microorganisms involved do make a difference in terms of benefit. When in doubt, it is advised to consult a nutrition coach.

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