Friday, October 7, 2016

GNJ presents "That Ambrosia"

"That Ambrosia" is a brain child that I have been working on for the last 2 years. I started by experimenting with fermenting honey to make mead. I love mead but it would take long periods of time to get a product worth sharing, plus I wanted something with a few more benefits. I knew at the time that I did not want to use sugar in any of my drinks and that was about the time that  I stumbled on the health benefits of raw honey. Honey had been used for thousands of years and many properties of honey were recognized by ancient healers like:

Honey is antibacterial, and antifungal
It helps in healing and cleaning out wounds
Helps with digestion
soothes sore throats
and finally it is filled with phytonutrients  (which is a substance believed to be beneficial in the fight against certain diseases)

Honey is powerful but the most powerful thing that I discovered and fell in love with was the fermentation process. The fermentation process in my opinion is true alchemy. This is a natural process that enables you turn one substance into another. The fermenting process makes foods easier to digest, help release nutrients that were unavailable to the eater at first and provides other organism that are beneficial to the digestive system none today as probiotics. This valuable process has been stripped away from us in this world that stresses pasteurization of everything. By killing all microorganisms in our food we slowly are killing ourselves. We are not re introducing healthy food to the microorganisms in our gut, thereby I believe compromising our immune system. It has been stated that somewhere around 70% of our immune systems lie in our guts, and we have stopped providing our gut with allies by killing everything before we eat it.  Is it any wonder why so many wasting diseases are tearing our communities apart.

Mead was fun but it was not the solution. I needed something that the whole family could drink. This is when I rediscovered Kombucha. I had drunk it a few times, it was good but I needed something different. My family was not going to drink Kombucha, plus I did not like the fact that it relied heavily on cane sugar. So I began to wonder what would happen if I tried to brew kombucha with raw unpasteurized honey. This is when I discovered Jun. Jun is the older brother or sister of kombucha. This is the original drink I believe. because in order to ferment kombucha you need to have the process to get sugar. Honey needed no process you could stumble on a beehive and be brewing after you removed all the stingers (LOL). Jun is old but the process has been kept alive. You can do the research on it yourself but let's look at the benefits of Kombucha and then add what we know about the products that make up Jun or as I call it ambrosia (I will share with you why I chose that name but first):
Kombucha is said to aid with digetion, help maintain gut health because the fermenting process is done by a colony of healthy bacteria and yeast. Kombucha helps your body fight off unhealthy yeast (Candida) provides mental clarity, stabilizes the mood. Now Lets look at the ingredients of Jun (That Ambrosia): green tea, raw unpasturized honey, and steam distilled water. we already shared that the fermentation process transforms and releases nutrients that otherwise would not be available to the body, Now just use your imagination and think about combining that process with raw unpasturized honey, green tea (which is loaded with polyphenols that act as an antioxident, it has compounds that improve brain function, increases fat burning, may lower the risk of cancer, protect the brain in old age,kills unhealthy bacteria, may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease) and clean water. You have life giving drink.

To end this I want to tell you why I chose the name Ambrosia. Ambrosia is a legendary substance that was only available to the gods. Now when you research this substance you find a powerful truth about it. The gods in ancient times were not immortal it was Ambrosia that gave them the ability to live forever. If you look up the definition you will find that it states "the food or drink of the gods, known to bestow immortality". We might not be able to bestow immortality upon those that sip on or beverage, but we definitely can help you live a better, healthier and longer life. So drink up and join us in our tribal toast "one hunid years".
I will be sharing more information with you as my research and experience grows.

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