Many people stop off for lunch or dinner at the Diamond Head Cove Health Bar after snorkeling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Semicircular Hanauma Bay is a spectacular tropical paradise that sports a half-mile of perfect white-sand beach backed by exotic palm trees. Once a favorite fishing spot for Hawaiian royality, this extinct volcanic crater is frequented by turtles and more than 450 species of tropical fish including the Hawaii state fish, the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a. Hanauma Bay is now a federally-protected wildlife preserve.
After seeing all the beautiful colorful fish at Hanauma Bay, a healthy fish meal sounds good. Diamond Head Cove specialize in fresh fish. This 225 pound Ahi [ah' hee] (Yellowfin tuna) was caught off the coast of Oahu. Taste one like this in Diamond Head Cove's fresh fish tacos, fish salads, vegetable omelets with fish and of couse by itself as sashimi. Aku [ah' koo] (Skip jack tuna, bonito) is another fresh fish that Diamond Head Cove gets often. According to Hawaiian legend, ancient Polynesian canoe voyagers enroute to Hawai'i were nearly swamped in a storm. A school of aku, in response to prayers, appeared and calmed the waters. Aku is the favorite food of Marlin and many people in Hawaii.
A'u [ah' oo] (Blue Pacific Marlin) is the name that applies to all marlin species caught in Hawai'i. Known as "kajiki" in Japanese. A'u was feared by the ancient Hawaiians as it could pierce (and swamp) a fishing canoe with its heavy bill.
Ono [oh' noh] (Large Mackerel type fish) is choice eating fish with white, delicate, flaky meat. The Hawaiian word for "delicious" is 'ono. The ancient Hawaiians said that the ono was the parent of the 'ôpelu, a mackerel scad, a fish of great importance to the subsistence living of the early Hawaiians. Early European explorers found ono to be plentiful off the island of O'ahu. Wahoo, the common mainland name for this fish is thought to originate from the misspelling of O'ahu on maps as "Wahoo."
These fish make great sashimi and poke. Poke [poh' keh] not: [poe' key] is traditional Hawaiian dish made of chunked raw fish Marinated in pa'akai (Hawaiian salt), limu (seaweed), kukui (candlenut) and chilies. Come in and try Diamond Head Cove's fresh poke. Mmmmmm!
Benefits of Juicing and Vegetables
Acai berries: have more antioxidant and heart-healthy fats lots of fiber. They may have content than other commonly eaten berries, such as cranberries, blueberries and strawberries
Dragon fruit: has a number of health benefits, including its ability to lower cholesterol, boost the immune system, prevent cancer and heart disease, aid weight loss, improve digestion, boost energy, defend against bacteria and fungi.
Spirulina: is commonly used for treatment of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. It is also very good for the overall functioning of the body system.
Bee pollen: is the food of the young and it is approximately 40% protein. It is considered one of nature's most completely nourishing foods. It contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body.
Carob: is anti-allergic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic. It is known to improve digestion and lowers cholesterol level in the blood. It is used for treating diarrhea in children and adults alike.
Cacao Nibs: promote alertness, high in antioxidants, and good for your heart. They are also known to help with memory loss.
Ginger: is commonly used to treat various types of “stomach problems,” including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite.
Beets: are for treating anemia, indigestion, constipation, piles, kidney disorders, dandruff, gall bladder disorders, cancer, and heart disease. It also helps with blood circulation, aid in skin care, prevent cataracts and mediate respiratory problems.
[Vitamins]: folate, potassium, vitamin C, and betaine
Carrots: are very high in beta-carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, foliate potassium, iron, and copper.
Cucumber: reduces the risk for diabetes, obesity and heart disease. It has a very high water content therefore making it great for warding off dehydration and helps with digestion.
Spinach: is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients. Spinach is also great for skin and hair, bone health, and provides protein, iron, vitamins and minerals for your body and overall health.
Kale: helps to support function of red blood cells, high in vitamin C, and calcium, which makes it good for your bones.
Celery: is rich in vitamin C, it lowers cholesterol, prevents cancer, manages pain from arthritis, helps weight loss attempts, detoxifies the body, and reduces high blood pressure.
Papaya: contain an enzyme called papain that aids in digestion and can also be used as a meat tenderizer. Papaya is also high in fiber and water content, both of which help to prevent constipation and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract.
Watermelon: is high in Lycopene. Lycopene has been linked with heart health, bone health and prostate cancer prevention. It's also a powerful antioxidant thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. Watermelon is also great for dehydration and is made up of 92% water!
Honeydew Melon: The combination of its high water content and potassium levels make honeydew melon effective at maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. As honeydew contains both vitamin C and copper, they promote healthy skin by aiding collagen production and tissue repair.
Apple: boost immune system, aids in digestion, detoxifies liver and reduces cholesterol.
Lemon is often used for treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, and fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure, while it also benefits hair and skin care. Lemon also helps to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier.
[Vitamins]: fiber, vitamin c, potassium
Carrots: vitamin A, carotene, fiber,
Oranges: pectin, vitamin C, hesperidin
Cucumber: vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, potassium
Celery: vitamin K, folate, vitamin A, potassium
Kale: iron, vitamin A, vitamin K
Lemon: vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, folate, niacin, vitamin E
Lime: vitamin C
Ginger: vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium
Mint: flavonoids, menthol
Watermelon: lycopene, vitamin A, amino acids
Tomato: lycopene, folate, potassium
Spirulina: chlorophyll, sulfur, best source of GLA, contains 18 amino acids (including all 8 essential amino acids), 65-71% protein (highest concentration of protein *by weight* found in any food, contains as much iron as red meat
Bee pollen: “nature’s complete food” -- contains all essential amino acids and over 18 vitamins, including nearly all B vitamins, as well as C, D, E. 5-7x more protein than meat, eggs, or cheese (gram for gram) and is much easier for the body to assimilate.
Benefits of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals:
Folate – boosts cell renewal and fetal development
Potassium – good for blood pressure and muscle performance
Vitamin C – helps antioxidants function and iron absorption
Betaine – aids cardiovascular health
Lycopene – potent antioxidant that helps reduce cholesterol levels
Fiber – aids digestion
Carotene – repair DNA and help prevent cancer and heart disease
Vitamin A – protects eyes from macular degeneration, neutralizes free radicals
Vitamin B – made up of a family of 8 different water soluble vitamins that are important for the conversion of food to energy and boost metabolism
Pectin – helps lower cholesterol levels
Hesperidin – important flavonoid shown to lower high blood pressure
Vitamin E – fat soluble natural antioxidant and protects against cell damage
Vitamin K – assists with blood clotting
Magnesium – contributes to maintenance of healthy bones and teeth
Calcium – found in bones and teeth, also has a calming effect on the mind and nervous system
Iron – key component of hemoglobin
Chlorophyll – blood-builder and purifier
Sulfur – improves immune system, physical strength, flexibility, agility, complexion, hair luster, healing, liver and pancreatic function, and helps rid tissues of toxins
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) – anti-inflammatory essential fatty acid necessary for a healthy nervous system