OUR DO’s and DON’’Ts

At Organic Livity, every single thing we put in - and leave out - is considered with care.

We simply don’t have space to outline every food choice we make and why but these are some of our absolute no-go’s, and some of our staples!

No animal products, ever.

- It is bad for our bodies..

It is widely acknowledged within international Cancer Research that animal products are the most significant contributor to cancer. In 2014 The World Health Organization declared processed meat a carcinogen which increases risk of colon or rectum cancer by 18 %. And a vast and growing array of studies from top universities and independent researchers have shown that eating pigs, chickens, cows, and other animals promotes cancer in many forms. Furthermore, 80% of antibiotics sold in the US are for livestock - these are ingested by us when we consume the animals and their products that are saturated by them.

- And it is bad for our planet..

The single most destructive industry facing the planet today is animal agriculture. Livestock and their by products account for at least 32 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per year - that is 51% of Worldwide Greenhouse gas emissions. As if these figures are not frightening enough, if we continue to consume meat and animal products at the rate at which we currently do Emissions for agriculture projected to increase 80% by 2050.

Along with being the clear leader in production of green houses gasses (and thus the main contributor towards climate change) animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, desertification, ocean dead-zones, species extinction, habitat destruction, water use, water pollution and top soil erosion.

A person who follows a vegan diet produces the equivalent of 50% less carbon dioxide and uses 1/11th oil, 1/13th water, and 1/18th land in the production for their food compared to eating a meat and animal product based diet.

No added sugar, ever.

Processed sugar contains absolutely no minerals or nutrients and is basically just pure ‘energy’. It is the leading contributor to obesity in both children and adults, worldwide. Eating high levels of it contributes to nutrient deficiencies and the onset of diabetes. Furthermore numerous per reviewed studies have found a causal link between high processed sugar consumption and ‘behavioural disorders’ like ADD, ADHD.

 

Our chefs use a wide range of beautiful ingredients , with your health in mind.

Here are some of our essentials, and a bit about why we include them.

Yacon Syrup - our key sweetener..

The syrup extracted from the root of yacon, a tuberous root vegetable growing in Peru is cold pressed at 42 degrees so Yacon Syrup remains raw and maintains the mineral and nutrients found in the fresh fruit.

Nuts

Full of copper, manganese, magnesium, zinc and phosphorous that promotes healthy cell function. Nuts contain high levels of antioxidants and are thus linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health and lower the risk of cancer. They are a great source of energy, help your skin, hair and nails- and boost your immune system.

Coconuts

Supports immune system health as it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasite. A Natural source of quick energy, Improves digestion through absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Helps protect the body from cancers due to insulin reduction and improves good cholesterol. Restores and supports thyroid function, helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infection.

And.. helps keep hair and skin simply glowing..

Cacao

Containing high levels of magnesium, calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese. Plus polyphenols called flavonoids, with antioxidant properties that prevent premature ageing by protecting your cells. High in Vitamins:B1,B2, B3, B5, B9, E.

And.. Cacao makes you happier and more chilled! It naturally boosts serotonin and reduces the stress hormone cortisol…

Maca

Used for centuries in Peru by the Inca peoples, Maca is an amazing superfood for energy, stress reduction, thyroid, libido and sexual function, fertility, migraines and memory. Also an Immune Booster, Maca’s 22 fatty acids function both as a fungicide and as a local antiseptic. These actions, along with the natural Vitamin C and zinc are believed to help aid in overall immunity enhancement.

Irish Moss or Seamoss

This Caribbean superfood contains heaps of antioxidants and boosts the thyroid function. It has a soothing and softening effect on the tissues and helps many respiratory problems including bronchitis and pneumonia.

Moringa

Native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, Mooring is high in Protein, Iron, Riboflavin and Magnesium, Vitamin A, B6 and C12. Moringa is also rich in Antioxidants and great for reducing inflammation.