Healthy Choices

We at Green Trade want to promote healthy choices in what our customers eat. The fact that most of our products are organic is already something. Of course, our products have to be consumed as a part of a balanced and healthy diet. We do not promise miracles, but we try to give you a helping hand by providing healthy products which at the same time are tasty and delicious. Always consult your doctor or nutritionist to help you make the right dietary decisions.

Blood Pressure

  • Green Tea – lowers blood pressure
  • Dark Chocolate – help relax blood pressure and balance certain hormones in the body
  • Wholegrain Cereals, Unsalted Nuts, Figs, Dried Fruits, Soya drinks – high potassium and magnesium; both minerals are proven to reduce blood pressure
  • White Tea – believed to lower blood pressure

Cholesterol

  • Green Tea – research has indicated that it lowers cholesterol levels
  • Hazelnut – helps you reduce the LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase the HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Flax seed – may lower cholesterol
  • Oats – proven to lower cholesterol levels
  • Soya – helps to regulate cholesterol levels
  • White Tea – reputed to lower the cholesterol levels

Coeliac disease

  • Almonds, Buckwheat, Coconut, Corn, Hazelnuts, Millet, Rice, Quinoa, Soya – all naturally gluten free. However, please only consume products which are clearly marked as gluten free because otherwise cross contamination could have occurred during manufacturing and processing of product

Diabetes

  • Flax seed – may stabilize blood sugar levels
  • High Fibre Breakfast Cereals – high fibre might be beneficial for the treatment of diabetes
  • Insula herbal tea – may stabilize blood sugar levels
  • Dandelion Tea, Ginseng Tea, Green Tea, Jasmine Tea, White Tea – are beneficial for diabetics

Hayfever

  • Ginger tea – relieves respiratory problems
  • Nettle tea – has been suggested to help alleviate symptoms

Heart disease

  • Almond – recent studies confirm that the consumption of almonds at least 5 times a week lowers the risk of cardiovascular problems for up to 50%
  • Dark Chocolate – a little a day can help your heart going well
  • Soya – prevents heart problems

Irritable bowel syndrome

  • High Fibre Breakfast Cereals – high fibre might be beneficial for those who have a predominance of constipation
  • Peppermint tea – eases problems associated with IBS

Lactose intolerance

  • Almond / Hazelnut / Oat / Quinoa / Rice / Soya / Spelt drinks – all make very good and nutritious milk substitutes which can also be used for cooking and baking
  • Dark Chocolate – does not contain milk or lactose

Osteoporosis

  • Sesame seeds – claimed to reduce osteoporosis
  • Soya – prevents osteoporosis
  • Tofu – high in protein
  • Wholegrain cereals – eat more often to fortify bones

Pregnancy

  • Raspberry Leaf Tea – to be consumed in the final weeks of pregnancy will help you through labour
  • Pumpkin Seeds – rich in minerals such as zinc & magnesium, essential fats, protein & vitamins