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Only One Cup of This Drink will Clean Your Body From Toxins

Only One Cup of This Drink will Clean Your Body From Toxins | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Lemon, apple and ginger are the three ingredients for this perfect magical drink. Even after the first cup, this drink will clean your body from toxins.

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10 Vegetables You Can Make Burgers With

10 Vegetables You Can Make Burgers With | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Here are 10 examples of plant-based foods you can use to make awesome burgers.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, August 16, 3:40 PM

Did you know that plant based food is extremely versatile as you can turn any vegetable into a plant based burger or loaf? Nuts and seeds become plant based cheeses, milk, and butters.

 

Grains become flour for breads, cookies, cakes, pies. Fruit becomes ice cream, sorbet, and butters and jams/jellies.. Zucchini, cucumber, carrot strips can be turned into plant based pasta using a spiralizer or simple peeler.

 

Sprouting or regular buckwheat can be used for granolas, desserts. Ground flaxseeds or chia seeds can be used as a binder in desserts or other dishes. Bananas and applesauce work as well for binders.

 

Coconut meat becomes coconut milk or coconut yogurt. Greens can become plant based wraps for sandwiches.

 

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Plant based foods are not only versatile in the kitchen but they are the food your body understands. When you feed your body with food other than plant food your body can’t utilize it to perform its functions. Why give your body something that can harm it?

 

Plant based food is rich in essential fiber, vitamins, and minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, plant protein, phytochemicals, and other nutrients which your body needs to do its work so you can thrive.

 

Fiber not only keeps everything moving in your digestive system, but it also acts as a prebiotic which is the food your gut bacteria thrive on.

 

A plant based lifestyle based on more raw foods with an abundance of greens and sprouts and which includes some ground flax or chia seeds, and walnuts for adequate omega 3s and little to no processed foods is very healthy.

 

Plant based foods are anti-inflammatory and have been shown in clinical trials and through anecdotal information to help reduce disease, obesity, regulate hormones, blood sugar, blood pressure, support your immune and digestive systems, help your brain to function optimally, and help you to feel full and satisfied for longer periods without eating excess junk foods.

 

Read more about “10 Vegetables You Can Make Burgers With” from www.onegreenplanet.org by rhea Parsons.

 

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7 Best Vegan Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

7 Best Vegan Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of the diet and essential to your health. If you don't eat fish because of dietary reasons or personal preference

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Did you know that the best sources of omega 3s are from plants? Fish get their omega 3s from sea veggies and so can you.

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Sea veggies, leafy greens and certain types of algae are the best source for omega 3s (EPA and DHA). Next up are ground flaxseed, chia, hemps seeds, and walnuts.

 

Your brain is composed of about 60 percent fat. DHA is an essential building block in the your brain and the retina of your eye. Algae is rich in DHA.

 

Your body requires essential fatty acids everyday as it cannot produce them. There are two types of fats your body can’t make. You have to get them from the food you eat.

 

The two fats are alpha-linoleic acid ALA which are omega 3s and linoleic acid which is omega 6s. Omega 3s reduce inflammation and omega 6s promote inflammation.

 

One tablespoon of ground flaxseeds gives you 1.6 grams of ALA. Flaxseeds need to be ground for good digestion.

 

When you consume in excess of four times the amount of omega 6 to omega 3 fats, your body tends to create excess inflammation. Omega 6s are found most in animal based and processed food.

 

Smaller amounts of omega 3s are found in raw fruits and non-green veggies such as winter squash. Wakame, dulse, kombu, and nori (all sea veggies) contain both EPA and DHA. Purslane, a healthy edible weed contains EPA and DHA omega 3 fats. Wild berries also contain omega 3s.

 

Read more about “7 Best Vegan Sources of Omega 3 Fatty acids” from www.ecowatch.com by Rachael Link, MS. RD, Authority Nutrition.

 

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Avocado 101: Nutrition facts and health benefits

Avocado 101: Nutrition facts and health benefits | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Avocados contain a range of nutrients and are associated with various health benefits, including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Learn more.

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Did you know that avocado is really a fruit, but contains very little sugar and is a healthy fat all in one delicious package? Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, fiber, vitamins B, C, E, and K and rich in potassium, helping your heart, and copper.

 

Consuming avocados does not make you fat. Avocados help to fill you so you may eat less non healthy food.

 

Read the full skinny on avocados.

 

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Many of you eat avocado as a veggie with tomatoes, onions, and salsa in guacamole. Some of you like the trendy avocado toast and/or stuffed avocado.

 

Avocado also makes a delicious creamy chocolate mousse and is very tasty eaten with other summer fruits like berries with a little nut butter.

 

Avocado can be used in place of dairy for creamy dishes. Avocados can also be frozen in slices giving you an extra frosty creamy texture similar to frozen bananas.

 

Read more about “Avocado 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits” from www.medicalnewstoday.com by Adda Bjarnadottir, MS.

 

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Why Dairy Doesn't Support Bone Health - Hippocrates Health Institute

Why Dairy Doesn't Support Bone Health - Hippocrates Health Institute | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Dairy industry media marketing campaigns tell us that “no matter what your age, dairy’s nutrients are an essential part of promoting good bone health,” the National Dairy Council’s website claims.1 There is “overwhelming scientific evidence,” says the Council, that consuming milk, cheese and yogurt throughout your life “may delay or minimize age-related bone loss and thereby …

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, July 29, 4:08 PM

Did you know that studies have proven that dairy doesn’t support bone health? Dairy is inflammatory, is acid based and too much of animal based protein strains your kidneys.

 

Osteoporosis, a bone degeneration disease has been a health problem in the U.S. and in other countries for years. If calcium from dairy is so beneficial according to the dairy industry, why is this disease still occurring?

 

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Calcium from plants is the best source for the human body. Dark leafy greens, crucifers (broccoli, kale,),beans, sesame and sunflower seeds, almonds, and pistachio nuts are rich sources.

 

In addition to calcium, your body also requires magnesium, boron, silica, strontium, and vitamin D plus sunshine. Boron helps to preserve bone density.

 

Chickpeas, beans, lentils, walnuts, avocados, raisins, prunes, figs, red grapes, oranges, apples, pears, and bananas are good sources of boron, a trace mineral.

 

Almond, coconut, pistachio nut milk and nut butters plus sesame and sunflower seed butters, coconut yogurt and coconut kefir will also help to support you bones.

 

Read more about “Why Dairy Doesn’t Support Bone Health” from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org

 

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14 Simple Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake

14 Simple Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
“ Fiber is essential for normal digestive system function. Most people don't get enough fiber in their diets - here's how to increase your fiber intake.”
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Ikea Lab Releases Free Plans For A Stunning Sustainable Garden

Ikea Lab Releases Free Plans For A Stunning Sustainable Garden | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
It doesn't even require nails.

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What Exactly Is Clean Eating? - ConscienHealth

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Clean eating is gaining a foothold with celebrities and other amateur nutrition experts. But let's not confuse it with nutrition science.

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6 Potent Healing Herbs For Cold And Flu | Care2 Healthy Living

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“Discover 6 great healing antiviral herbs for cold and flu-by best-selling author of BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST & 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.”
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Did you know that Mother Nature’s herbals are the best medicines you can take for colds and flu?  The herbs listed in the article are spot on as well as these ones not listed:

 

  1. Astragalus root - Chinese studies have shown that using astragalus during cold season reduces the number of colds caught and shortens the duration of those caught. If you tend to get colds and flu often, astragalus can help you build up a natural resistance. Don’t use if there is a fever. Astragalus root is a deep immune tonic.

 

2.  Shiitake mushrooms contain polysaccharides that stimulate your immune system to fight 

     colds. 

 

3.  Cat’s Claw has immune stimulating effects to rid your body of cold viruses.

 

4.  Anise tea stimulates mucus secretion in throat and lungs.

 

5.  Ginger tea relieves chest and nasal congestion and scratchy throat.

 

6.  Mullein soothes sore throat, encourages expectoration of phlegm

 

Health tips:  Avoid antibiotics as they are useless against viral illnesses as in the flu. Remember to wash your hands frequently. Drink plenty of warm or hot liquids for hydration. Use your elbow to cover your mouth when sneezing and coughing. Get plenty of rest. If you don’t feel well, then stay home unless it’s an emergency.

 

Read more about “6 Potent Healing Herbs For Colds and Flu” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Is Avocado a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Is Avocado a Fruit or a Vegetable? | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Many people are confused about whether avocado is a fruit or a vegetable. This article explains why avocado is technically a fruit.

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Homemade Ginger Oil | The Poppy Swap Community Pages

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"We’ll be honest! Fresh Ginger root oil is one of the hardest infused oils to make because Ginger is so juicy. But with the magic of a crock pot and a little patience, this heartwarming, inexpensive oil can be treasured by anyone. The fresh oil is gingery, golden, and deeply but gently warming."


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6 Potent Healing Herbs For Cold And Flu | Care2 Healthy Living

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“Discover 6 great healing antiviral herbs for cold and flu-by best-selling author of BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST & 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.”
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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, December 25, 2016 10:49 PM

Did you know that Mother Nature’s herbals are the best medicines you can take for colds and flu?  The herbs listed in the article are spot on as well as these ones not listed:

 

  1. Astragalus root - Chinese studies have shown that using astragalus during cold season reduces the number of colds caught and shortens the duration of those caught. If you tend to get colds and flu often, astragalus can help you build up a natural resistance. Don’t use if there is a fever. Astragalus root is a deep immune tonic.

 

2.  Shiitake mushrooms contain polysaccharides that stimulate your immune system to fight 

     colds. 

 

3.  Cat’s Claw has immune stimulating effects to rid your body of cold viruses.

 

4.  Anise tea stimulates mucus secretion in throat and lungs.

 

5.  Ginger tea relieves chest and nasal congestion and scratchy throat.

 

6.  Mullein soothes sore throat, encourages expectoration of phlegm

 

Health tips:  Avoid antibiotics as they are useless against viral illnesses as in the flu. Remember to wash your hands frequently. Drink plenty of warm or hot liquids for hydration. Use your elbow to cover your mouth when sneezing and coughing. Get plenty of rest. If you don’t feel well, then stay home unless it’s an emergency.

 

Read more about “6 Potent Healing Herbs For Colds and Flu” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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7 Health Benefits of Cinnamon You Need to Know

7 Health Benefits of Cinnamon You Need to Know | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
“ What are the health benefits of cinnamon? They are nothing short of astonishing, from lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar, to relieving arthritis pain.”
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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising?

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If your workouts take an even longer hiatus, you may start to notice your strength slipping after about two or four weeks with no activity.

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[DOWNLOAD] READ Running Injuries: How to Prevent and Overcome Them

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Avocado 101: Nutrition facts and health benefits

Avocado 101: Nutrition facts and health benefits | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Avocados contain a range of nutrients and are associated with various health benefits, including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Learn more.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, August 3, 7:36 PM

Did you know that avocado is really a fruit, but contains very little sugar and is a healthy fat all in one delicious package? Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, fiber, vitamins B, C, E, and K and rich in potassium, helping your heart, and copper.

 

Consuming avocados does not make you fat. Avocados help to fill you so you may eat less non healthy food.

 

Read the full skinny on avocados.

 

Health tips:
Many of you eat avocado as a veggie with tomatoes, onions, and salsa in guacamole. Some of you like the trendy avocado toast and/or stuffed avocado.

 

Avocado also makes a delicious creamy chocolate mousse and is very tasty eaten with other summer fruits like berries with a little nut butter.

 

Avocado can be used in place of dairy for creamy dishes. Avocados can also be frozen in slices giving you an extra frosty creamy texture similar to frozen bananas.

 

Read more about “Avocado 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits” from www.medicalnewstoday.com by Adda Bjarnadottir, MS.

 

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11 Protein-Packed Vegan Foods

11 Protein-Packed Vegan Foods | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
We need only a sufficient amount of each amino acid daily. Dietitians confirm that plant-based foods contain a wide variety of profiles, and vegans are pretty

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, July 31, 9:42 PM

Did you know that you can never run out of plant based real whole food protein? From the top down that is from sprouts to ancient grains (buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, millet, and teff) plants have you covered in the protein department.

 

All protein comes from plants. Cows eat plants. So skip the middle “cow” and consume just the plants for your protein.

 

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Sprouts, algae, greens, crucifers, root, land and sea veggies, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts and seeds are all rich in plant based real whole food protein. You don’t need to eat beans with rice.

 

You can eat beans with quinoa or buckwheat which is better for your blood sugar. Rice like white potatoes turns to sugar quickly and rice has been shown to contain arsenic, better to limit eating it

 

Read more about “11 Protein-Packed Vegan Foods” from www.ecowatch.com by PETA.

 

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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Eggplants

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Eggplants | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Eggplant is a high-fiber, low-calorie fruit that's used in many dishes and boasts a host of potential health benefits. Here are 7 benefits of eggplants.

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35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds in Your Daily Diet

35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds in Your Daily Diet | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and some minerals essential for bone health, including calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Chia pudding

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Did you know that seeds like flax, chia, hemp pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower are rich in omega 3s and 6s essential fatty acids, plant based protein, and fiber? Flaxseeds are good sources of folate and lignan precursors (phytoestrogens that can dampen the effects of your body’s own estrogen). Lignan precursors are activated by the good bacteria your gut.  

 

Flaxseeds are considered a first line medical therapy for menstrual breast pain states Dr Michael Greger, “How Not to Die”. If you’re concerned about breast cancer risk, eat about a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds daily as this process can extend your menstrual cycle by about a day.  Dr Greger goes on to say, that this means you’ll have fewer periods over the course of a lifetime risk and may have less estrogen exposure and reduced breast cancer risk.

 

60 percent of chia seeds fat content is from omega 3s making them one of the best plant based sources of these essential fatty acids. Omega 3s help reduce inflammation, boost cognitive performance, and reduce high cholesterol.

 

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, good source of copper, B1, magnesium, and selenium. You can use in place of more expensive pine nuts. Purchase raw.

 

Pumpkin seeds are the real treats on Halloween and year round. They are packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium and loads of potassium. In one ounce there is 8.6 grams of plant protein and 10 grams of healthy unsaturated fat.

 

Sesame seeds (think Tahini) are rich in protein, B1, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, ad iron. sesame seeds also contain two compounds which belong to the family of lignans.

 

Health tips: Choose healthy raw seeds and nuts over packaged snacks that contain questionable ingredients. These plant based real whole foods are high in digestible protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals from Mother Nature, not from a lab. You can make DIY nut/seed butters from these satisfying plant foods. Combine together for more delicious nutritious goodness which satisfies your hunger and gives you real whole food energy (fuel) which your body requires to function optimally.

 

Want to beat depression? Eat more seeds as in sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, and butternut squash seeds. 

 

Make sure to skip the animal based recommendations in this article. Not only are animal based foods harmful for your health, but more importantly, animals are living sentient creatures that feel pain just like you and your pets. You would never think to eat your dog or cat, then why consume barnyard animals. Visit an animal sanctuary.

 

Read more about “35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds In Your Daily Diet” from www.ecowatch.com by Helen West, Authority Nutrition.

 

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Is Soy Really A Health Food? A Doctor Settles The Debate

Is Soy Really A Health Food? A Doctor Settles The Debate | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
The truth about the Soy Myth and why you should feel comfortable eating organic soy products.

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Did you know that new research shows that consuming organic soy, including tofu, edamame, and tempeh is healthy and may have a  protective effect? Tempeh is a fermented soy product and fermented foods are known to be healthy for you to eat.

 

Make sure you are only eating organic as about 90-95 percent of conventional soy contains GMOs which have been shown to harm your body.

 

Not sure, then check out Jeffrey Smith with the Institute of Responsible Technology or Ronnie Cummins of Organic Consumer’s Association, or Andrew Kimbrell, Public Interest Lawyer for Center for Food Safety, or John and Ocean Robbins with www.foodrevolution.com 

 

Health tips:  Eat a variety of fermented plant based foods daily or weekly as well as other plant based real whole foods, such as jicama, asparagus, dandelion greens, onion, garlic, beans, root veggies, crucifers, chicory, mustard and collard greens. 

 

Organic produce contains prebiotic fibers which feed your gut bacteria , keeping them happy and well. When your gut micro biome is happy and well, so are you.

 

Read more about “Is Soy Really a Health Food? A Doctor Settles the Debate” from www.mindbodygreen.com by Dr Joel Kahn.

 

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35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds in Your Daily Diet

35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds in Your Daily Diet | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and some minerals essential for bone health, including calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Chia pudding

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, October 22, 2016 11:12 PM

Did you know that seeds like flax, chia, hemp pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower are rich in omega 3s and 6s essential fatty acids, plant based protein, and fiber? Flaxseeds are good sources of folate and lignan precursors (phytoestrogens that can dampen the effects of your body’s own estrogen). Lignan precursors are activated by the good bacteria your gut.  

 

Flaxseeds are considered a first line medical therapy for menstrual breast pain states Dr Michael Greger, “How Not to Die”. If you’re concerned about breast cancer risk, eat about a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds daily as this process can extend your menstrual cycle by about a day.  Dr Greger goes on to say, that this means you’ll have fewer periods over the course of a lifetime risk and may have less estrogen exposure and reduced breast cancer risk.

 

60 percent of chia seeds fat content is from omega 3s making them one of the best plant based sources of these essential fatty acids. Omega 3s help reduce inflammation, boost cognitive performance, and reduce high cholesterol.

 

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, good source of copper, B1, magnesium, and selenium. You can use in place of more expensive pine nuts. Purchase raw.

 

Pumpkin seeds are the real treats on Halloween and year round. They are packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium and loads of potassium. In one ounce there is 8.6 grams of plant protein and 10 grams of healthy unsaturated fat.

 

Sesame seeds (think Tahini) are rich in protein, B1, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, ad iron. sesame seeds also contain two compounds which belong to the family of lignans.

 

Health tips: Choose healthy raw seeds and nuts over packaged snacks that contain questionable ingredients. These plant based real whole foods are high in digestible protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals from Mother Nature, not from a lab. You can make DIY nut/seed butters from these satisfying plant foods. Combine together for more delicious nutritious goodness which satisfies your hunger and gives you real whole food energy (fuel) which your body requires to function optimally.

 

Want to beat depression? Eat more seeds as in sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, and butternut squash seeds. 

 

Make sure to skip the animal based recommendations in this article. Not only are animal based foods harmful for your health, but more importantly, animals are living sentient creatures that feel pain just like you and your pets. You would never think to eat your dog or cat, then why consume barnyard animals. Visit an animal sanctuary.

 

Read more about “35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds In Your Daily Diet” from www.ecowatch.com by Helen West, Authority Nutrition.

 

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I,love #chia and #chiapudding    #Protein for #vegan meals
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25 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (The Ultimate Guide!)

25 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (The Ultimate Guide!) | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
There used to be a myth that we needed to consume different types of foods to form
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10 Foods That Can Boost Your Immune System

10 Foods That Can Boost Your Immune System | Fitness, Health, Running and Weight loss | Scoop.it
Iron is a mineral that plays an important role in immune function. Foods that are rich in probiotics are thought to help enhance your immune function. Vitamin C

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Did you know you that when you give your body all the necessary raw materials such as deep greens, sea veggies, sprouted foods, dark pigmented veggies/fruits, avocado, seeds/nuts, and legumes (beans, peas, lentils), and ancient whole grains that won’t spike your blood sugar, you’re supplying the body with food it recognizes and can utilize?

 

Your body uses these foods to reconstruct tissues and organs correctly, to promote repair and reduce damage in your cells that occurs as you age, to to build and restore muscle, to store fat where it is needed helping you stay fit.

 

All your organs, tissues, cardiovascular system, neurological system, and immune system get stronger and function with greater efficacy.

 

Every aspect of your physical, mental, and spiritual health will improve when you supply the body with an adequate supply of the correct nutrients and remove toxins from your environment. That includes brain function, energy levels, physical appearance, and vitality.

 

Health tips:  Avoid animal based foods as they are inflammatory. Meat contains the type of iron (heme) associated with colorectal cancer and lacks the phytates to put out the iron forged free radicals.

 

Plant based seaweed (sea veggies) are very rich in all the iron your body requires. Beans are also rich in non heme iron and beans do contain the phytates which extinguish the iron forged free radicals which cause inflammation. Remember phytates are now the good guys. See some of my previous posts.

 

Read more about “10 Foods that Can Boost Your Immune System” from www.ecowatch.com by Authority Nutrition.

 

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How to Grow Turmeric | Backyard Gardening Blog

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“ Days to germination: Started by root cuttings, not seeds Days to harvest: 250 days or more (8 to 10 months) Light requirements: Full sun, or slight...”
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30 Herbs for Colds and Flu

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“ Try herbal remedies for cold and flu relief instead of popping over-the-counter pills.”
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Lemon Juice: Acidic or Alkaline, and Does It Matter?

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“ Despite its acidic pH, some people say lemon juice has alkalizing effects in the body. This article takes a look at the science behind this claim.”
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