Our Mission

Annel & Drew's Kitchen is committed to producing the best quality hand made food using the finest, local, organic ingredients. We strive to support the local economy and build lasting relationships within the community while bringing families together and getting people in touch with their food sources.


Take The Kitchen Tour


What’s Happening

Taste the love! All items on our menu are made from locally grown, organic produce. Our food waste is used as compost to produce soil at the Paul Ecke Central School garden program where the students have a hands on learning experience. Check out their progress here.

Locations

Leucadia Farmer's Market
Paul Ecke Elementary School
185 Union St.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Sundays (10-2)


Superfoods

February 28th, 2014 by Drew

As more and more of us shop at Farmers Markets or places that sell whole foods and have become aware of the importance of eating clean and organic foods we are naturally moving toward foods that have the potential to make us incredibly healthy!  Superfoods are not new, as a matter of fact; they all go back to ancient times. We are just rediscovering what our ancestors knew instinctively.
Super foods are natural food sources with highly concentrated, complex supply of high quality nutrients with the least negative properties. The magazines are pushing them as diet aids, the truth is they are not always low in calories, but, for the number of calories present, they are always high in nutrients.  They are an excellent addition to any healthy diet.

Superfoods should not be the only part of your diet.  A really healthy diet would include a combination of live, raw plant foods, super herbs and super foods.   Superfoods can help nourish the brain, muscles, bones, organs, immune system and hair, skin and nails. They also correct imbalance in the diet.  They prevent or reduce inflammation, help regulate metabolism and burn body fat, lower total cholesterol, lower blood pressure, help protect against heart disease, help protect against cancer, help protect organs from toxins and promote digestive health.  The list goes on and each individual superfood will have it’s unique perks to it.

The ultimate goal would be to be able to quit taking vitamin and mineral supplements and actually get these nutrients from your foods.

A few Superfoods include:

Acai
Algae
Aloe Vera
Bee Products
Cacao
Camu Camu Berry
Chia Seeds
Chlorella
Coconut
Fermented Foods
Goji Berries
Hempseeds
Incan Berries
Kelp
Maca Root
Marine Phytoplankton
Noni

There are way more Superfoods out there, this is just a quick list.  Superfoods are high in micronutrients (vitamins & minerals) but can also have the following qualities…

Adaptogen: A plant based substance with combined therapeutic actions in the human body.  An adaptogen strengthens and invigorates the system while helping the body to deal more easily with stress of differing origin by supporting the adrenal glands.   Adaptogens are believed to reinforce the non-specific power of resistance of the body against physical, chemical or biological noxious agents. They must also have a normalizing influence and may not be harmful or alter the bodies’ normal functions.

Antioxidants: A substance that reduces damage due to oxygen.  Think rust or an apple turning brown.

HGH: Human Growth Hormone, Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland to fuel childhood growth and help maintain tissues and organs throughout life.  Our growth hormone slows as we age.

Polysaccharides: A carbohydrate whose molecules consist of a number of sugar molecules bonded together that fortify the immune system.

Sesquiterpenoids: A class of Terpenes that have anti-inflammatory properties.  They increase production of HGH by stimulating the pituitary and penal glands.

Wondering how you can easily work some of these awesome foods into your daily life?  Contact me for your breakthrough session today!  You will discover which foods fuel you and which ones drain you and we will create your personal roadmap to health.

Drew is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach that supports busy professionals in reducing stress, losing weight and gaining energy & overall vitality. www.HealthyYouWithDrew.com

Leave a Reply