Food Education

Learn more about the ingredients used in DC’s Sweet Sensation’s treats and your everyday meals.

Apple

Apples have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease. Several studies have linked eating apples to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic. This means it feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Test-tube studies have shown a link between plant compounds in apples and a lower risk of cancer. Antioxidant-rich apples may help protect your lungs from oxidative damage.


Amanita Muscaria
Traditionally, a fly agaric dilution was utilized for problems with the female menopause as well as subduing over-excitability, bladder and intestinal cramps of the human body. It is used as a treatment for sore throats, and arthritis, and as an analgesic. Mushroom tincture helps to relieve sciatica and other pain, including joint pain and swollen lymph nodes. Tincture can also be applied to external infections, for example nail fungus, and skin conditions found in Lyme disease. Drops can be applied under the tongue to improve cognition in the short term.

Banana
Bananas are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6​. Bananas are respectable sources of vitamin C. Manganese in bananas is good for your skin. Potassium in bananas is good for your heart health and blood pressure. Bananas can aid digestion and help beat gastrointestinal issues. Bananas give you energy – minus the fats and cholesterol​.

Beets
Beets help regulate blood pressure. Beets boost physical stamina. Beets can give you more brainpower. Beets will keep you regular. Beets can help improve the appearance of skin. Beets fight inflammation. Beets are great for detoxification

Blueberry
High in nutrients, high levels of antioxidants. Blueberries reduce DNA damage, which may help protect against aging and cancer. Blueberries protect cholesterol in your blood from becoming damaged. Blueberries may lower blood pressure. Blueberries may help prevent heart disease. Blueberries can help maintain brain function and improve memory. Anthocyanins in blueberries may have anti-diabetes effects. May help fight urinary tract infections. Blueberries may reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise

Blue Lotus
Is excellent in treating anxiety and insomnia. Blue lotus is a mild hallucinogen. Can produce happy and euphoric feeling. Help with muscle control in those with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Calmness, improve sleep, reduce anxiety, assist with erectile dysfunction, and act as a natural aphrodisiac. Contains antioxidants.

Cacao
The fiber in cacao powder promotes healthy digestion and can reduce the risk and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive problems. Lower blood pressure, reduced diabetes risk, reduced heart disease risk, and reduced inflammation.

Calamus Root
Excellent for treating: ulcers, gas, upset stomach, colic, diarrhea, increasing appetite, and infection of the intestines. Can also be used to induce vomiting or sweating. Good for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), diabetes, fever, lung problems, kidney problems, liver problems, depression, seizures, obesity, arthritis, headache, memory problems, hemorrhoids, earache, removing smell of tobacco from the mouth, toothache, strokes, and skin disorders.

Carrot
Excellent for: reducing the risk of cancer, lowering blood cholesterol, weight loss, and eye health.

Celery
Good for treating: preventing inflammation and cancer, blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, neurogenesis.

Chai
Improve heart health, reduce blood sugar levels, reduce nausea and improve digestion, and lose weight.

Chamomile
Sedative, anxiolytic, treatment for indigestion & cramps

Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants. almost all the carbs in them are fiber. Chia seeds are high in quality protein. The high fiber and protein content in Chia seeds may help you lose weight. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds may lower your risk of heart disease. They’re high in many important bone nutrients. Chia seeds may reduce blood sugar levels. they may reduce chronic inflammation. Chia seeds are easy to incorporate into your diet.

Cranberry
Good for managing UTIs, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, slowing cancer progression, and enhancing oral health.

Damiana
Uses for: obesity, sexual problems that prevent satisfaction during sexual activity. As an aphrodisiac, athletic performance, asthma, diabetes, headache, bed-wetting, depression, nervous upset stomach, constipation, boosting mental and physical stamina, symptoms of menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and other conditions.

Elder Berry Syrup
Good for: constipation, joint and muscle pain, infections that affect how you breathe, headaches, fever, kidney problems, epilepsy, minor skin conditions, stress, HIV and AIDS.

Ginger
Contains gingerol, which has powerful medicinal properties. Can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness. May help with weight loss. Can help with osteoarthritis. May drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors. Can help treat chronic indigestion. May significantly reduce menstrual pain. May help lower cholesterol levels. Contains a substance that may help prevent cancer. May improve brain function and protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Can help fight infections.

Green Tea
Contains healthy bioactive compounds. May improve brain function. Increases fat burning. Antioxidants may lower the risk of some cancers. May protect the brain from aging. May reduce bad breath. May help prevent type 2 diabetes. May help prevent cardiovascular disease. May help you lose weight. May help you live longer.

Hemp
Hemp has healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids and GLA. Hem is an excellent source of protein and Magnesium.

Irish Moss
Good for boosting your immune system, improving your digestion, potentially fighting premature skin aging, improved immunity, improved digestion, and replenishment of essential vitamins.

Jiaogulan
Jiaogulan is excellent for treating diabetes and high cholesterol.

Kale
Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Kale is loaded with powerful antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol. It is an excellent source of vitamin C. Kale can help lower cholesterol, which may reduce the risk of heart disease. Kale is one of the world’s best sources of vitamin K. There are numerous cancer-fighting substances in Kale. Kale is very high in Beta-Carotene. Kale is high in lutein and zeaxanthin, powerful nutrients that protect the eyes. Kale should be able to help you lose weight.

Kanna
Kanna elevates mood and decreases anxiety, stress and tension, and it has also been used as an appetite suppressant by shepherds walking long distances in arid areas. In intoxicating doses, it can cause euphoria, initially with stimulation and later with sedation.
Can also treat: alcohol use disorder, anxiety, depression, obesity, pain, stress, and other conditions.

Kava
Kava kava (“kava” for short) contains substances called kavapyrones. They act much like alcohol on your brain, making you feel calm, relaxed, and happy. The plant is also thought to relieve pain, prevent seizures, and relax muscles.

Kratom
In high doses kratom is a sedative. Low doses it is a stimulant. Aids in muscle relaxation, pain relief, relieve anxiety, lift the mood, boost energy, improves focus, cognition enhancement, addiction recovery, and management of diabetes.

Lavender
May help improve sleep. Could help treat skin blemishes. May offer a natural remedy for pain. reduce blood pressure and heart rate. Could relieve asthma symptoms. Lessens menopausal hot flashes. Help combat fungus growth. Potentially promotes hair growth. Lavender has positive effects on mood, stress, anxiety, and depression.

Lemongrass
Lemongrass is rich in antioxidants which help in restricting free radical damage and oxidation process in the body. It helps in decreasing the metabolism of carcinogenic cells. Vitamin-A and Vitamin-C are found in abundance in lemongrass. Lemongrass is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Antioxidants help in controlling the damages that can be caused by free radicals. These antioxidants prevent skin aging, wrinkles and skin pigmentation. Lemongrass helps in regulating the neuro-receptors in the brain. Stress and depression can be overcome by the effects of the essential oil present in lemongrass. It aids in strengthening the nervous system. Lemongrass helps aid other conditions.

Lime
Excellent source of potassium, vitamins A, B, C, and D, calcium, and magnesium. Rejuvenates skin, improves digestion, fights infections, helps with weight loss, lowers blood sugar, reduces heart disease, prevents cancer, and reduces inflammation.

Maca
Excellent for increasing libido, reducing erectile dysfunction, boosting energy and endurance, increasing fertility, improving mood, reducing blood pressure, reducing sun damage, promotes natural antioxidants in the body, reducing menopause symptoms, and improving learning and memory.

Mango
Mangos are packed with nutrients. They are high in antioxidants, may boost immunity, may support heart health, may improve digestive health, may support eye health, may improve hair and skin health, may help lower your risk of certain cancers.

Matcha
High in antioxidants. May help protect the liver, boosts brain function, may help prevent cancer, may promote heart health, and helps you lose weight.

Orange
Excellent for heart health, kidney stone prevention, anemia prevention, they are a good source of vitamin C, as well as several other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. For this reason, they may lower your risk of heart disease and kidney stones.

Papaya
Excellent for good eye health, aids in digestion, anti-ageing, boosts immunity, helps in weight loss, better kidney health, great for diabetics, and better cardiovascular health.

Passion fruit
Provides key nutrients. Rich in antioxidants. Good source of fiber. Low glycemic index. Improve insulin sensitivity. Boosts the immune system. Supports heart health. Reduces anxiety.

Peanut Punch
Helps reduce gallstones. Lowers cholesterol levels. Reduced infertility. Lifts mood and fights depression. Reduces your risk of heart disease. Memory booster. Regulates your blood sugar levels. Reduces risk of anti-aging cognitive declination. Protects against certain cancers. Aids in weight loss.

Pear
Highly nutritious. May promote gut health. Contain beneficial plant compounds. Have anti-inflammatory properties. May offer anticancer effects. Pears are linked to a lower risk of diabetes. May boost heart health. May help you lose weight.

Pineapple
Pineapples are loaded with nutrients. They contain disease-fighting antioxidants. Its enzymes can ease digestion. May help reduce the risk of cancer. May boost immunity and suppress inflammation. May ease symptoms of arthritis. May speed recovery after surgery or strenuous exercise.

Prickly Poppy
Good for anxiety, insomnia, aches, excessive urination at night (nocturia), and Other conditions.

Purple Sea Moss
Boosts your body with new energy. Supports in developing immunity against colds and flu. Removes mucus and toxins out of the body. Helps balance thyroid hormones. Can improve moodiness, agitation, depression and anxiety disorders. Contains anti-inflammatory, antiviral properties. Improves eyesight.

Raspberry
Low-calorie and packed with nutrients. potent antioxidants may reduce disease risk. High fiber and tannin content may benefit blood sugar control. May have cancer-fighting properties. May improve arthritis. May aid weight loss. May combat aging.

Reishi Powder
Boost the immune system, anti-cancer properties, could fight fatigue and depression, boost heart health, blood sugar control, and antioxidant status.

Salvia
Although not widely used, Salvia divinorum is a potent psychedelic characterized by unique visionary experiences. It shows great potential for treating pain and addiction, as well as depression—whether in traditional Mazatec ceremonies or more clinical, Western settings. Many people have also found it useful for personal growth.

Sea Moss
Purple sea moss health benefits are numerous. It can improve our immunity and fight off cold, sore throat, fever etc. because of its anti-viral properties. It is believed that the purple sea moss drink can increase sex drive when boiled with cinnamon and milk. It helps to maintain a healthy mucous membrane and relieve us from decongestion. It is a great source of calcium and Sulphur based amino acids that can make your bones stronger.

Spinach
Excellent for oxidative stress, eye health, cancer prevention, and moderate blood pressure.

Strawberry
Strawberries are a good immunity boost, have antioxidant properties, cancer prevention, help with wrinkles, lower your cholesterol, reduce inflammation of the joints, regulate blood pressure, high in fiber, aid in weight management, and help to promote pre-natal health.

Turmeric
Turmeric is good to treat depression, type 2 diabetes, viral infections, premenstrual syndrome, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s Disease, arthritis, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, and acne.

Valerian Root
Excellent for insomnia, anxiety, hot flashes, headaches, epilepsy, digestive problems, menopause symptoms, and post-exercise muscle pain and fatigue.

Wild Dagga
The dried flowers, when smoked, provide a mild sedation reminiscent of Cannabis. They have a history of use in S. Africa as an intoxicant. Treatment in chronic pain, muscle spasms, glaucoma, epilepsy, stop spread of cancer, treat anxiety, and other conditions.

Wild Lettuce
Wild Lettuce has analgesic property, along with sedative property which makes it an excellent painkiller. The seed oil of wild lettuce helps to regain the flexibility and elasticity of the affected arteries. Wild lettuce has diuretic property and can be used to treat urinary tract infections. Pain relieving qualities of Wild Lettuce also help in relaxing the body. This makes it very useful in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, with it also called feeble opium because it does not upset the digestive system. However, it is said to produce a euphoric, dreamy effect making it much easier to drop off to sleep.

Woormwood
May alleviate pain, may fight parasitic infections, boasts antioxidant properties, may fight inflammation.

Yerba Mate
Rich in antioxidants and nutrients. Can boost energy and improve mental focus. May enhance physical performance. May protect against infections. May help you lose weight and belly fat. May boost your immune system. Lowers blood sugar levels. May lower your risk of heart disease.