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8 Ways Your Clothes Are Hazardous To Your Health

8 Ways Your Clothes Are Hazardous To Your Health | zestful living | Scoop.it
We are happy to admit that we are obsessed with trends and fashion here at HuffPost Style. But even the most devoted fashion fans acknowledge that there are times when clothes are painful, both on the body and on the eyes.

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It isn't just your food, chemicals are everywhere. Great article.

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food | zestful living | Scoop.it
Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

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Read how the food companies trick you into craving junk food by making certain foods more addictive and tasty than others.

 

Steven Witherly, a food scientist has spent the last 20 years studying the why of addictive junk food. Read the entire article to get links to his excellent report, "Why Humans Like Junk Food".

 

Witherly says there are 2 factors that make eating pleasurable: one is the sensation of eating the food. This includes tastes, smell, and mouthfeel - which is very important. Food companies spend millions of dollars to discover the satisfying level of crunch in a potato chip or the perfect amount of fizzle in a soda. These factors all combine to create the food your brain craves.

 

The second factor is the actual macronutrient makeup of the food - blend of proteins, carbs, and fats it contains. And in the case of junk food, the manufacturers are looking for the perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain, and gets you coming back for more.

 

So what can you do about this craving because as you probably know by now, junk food is unhealthy and causes a myriad of chronic diseases, weight gain, obesity, and even death in certain individuals. 

 

As you begin eating less and less processed foods, you begin to go through a transition period known as "gene reprogramming".

 

Best strategy is to avoid buying these products. If you can't do that then try to reduce the amount you buy/eat by using his strategies.

 

"Outer ring" and "5 ingredient rule". 

Shop on the outer ring of the grocery store where the produce section is located and the eggs, meats, fish etc. Remember you're really wanting real whole food, food that you're body recognizes, and food that serves your body.

 

.If the product has more than 5 ingredients, then put it back on the shelf. It most likely is trying to trick you into buying.

 

Eat a variety of foods and eat Rainbow Foods. These are the foods that contain the antioxidants, the phytonutrients, the minerals, and vitamins that your body craves.

 

Instead of eating a chip with a dip of unknown ingredients. try eating carrots, celery, red, orange peppers with hummus or nut butters. You'll still get the crunch and your body will thank you by keeping you healthy. Just remember to chew slowly and you'll get a great mouthfeel. Plus your digestive system will be happy.

 

And there are better alternatives to handling stress than eating junk foods which really do not comfort you in the long run. Listen to music you like, get up and dance with your special ones, breathe deeply and let out a pleasurable sound, try yoga, meditation, take a nature walk, sing in the shower, laugh for no reason - a great stress reducer, help someone else and you'll forget your problems.

 

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Learn how food scientists and manufacturers have created food addictions by design and read tips to counter the cravings including the "outer ring strategy" and "5 ingredient rule".


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Simple, Healthy Foods That Are Easy to Digest

Simple, Healthy Foods That Are Easy to Digest | zestful living | Scoop.it
For those dealing with digestive difficulties, a plant-based diet can greatly improve not only nutrition, but also digestive health. Some foods, however, are easier to digest than others. Many are also full of extra benefits that further aid digestion. Here are some of our favorites!
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Is your digestion causing you difficulties? Stress and food choices are the usual suspects.

 

Health Tips:  Simple ways to nourish your digestive tract involve starting to eat more plant based  whole foods,  limiting processed foods high in white flours, sugars, grains, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, swapping out healthier foods for less nutritional ones. Example eat sweet potatoes in place of fries. Eat half your lunch at a restaurant and bag the remainder for lunch the following day. Carry a treat bag  filled with nuts, seeds, cut up veggies, an orange or banana, or avocado for those sudden hunger urges. Make your swaps do-able, so you will follow through. And notice how you feel after you consume your food choices. Are you fatigued, bloated, gassy, or anxious?. Taking notice will help you to become more aware of foods that don't serve you.

 

Here's a great article on "Simple, Healthy FoodsThat Are Easy to Digest" from OneGreenPlanet.org

 

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Surprising Health Benefits Of Papaya | Health Digezt

Surprising Health Benefits Of Papaya | Health Digezt | zestful living | Scoop.it
Papaya is great for the skin and can be used as a face pack to get its benefits. It helps to get rid of acne and it helps to open clogged pores. The fermented flesh of papaya also called as papain helps to dissolve the dead cells, giving fresh and glowing skin as a result. Papaya is a fruit that is rich in fiber and lowers cholesterol levels. It contains enzymes that help prevent oxidization of cholesterol, which in return helps to prevent heart-attacks. The antioxidants in papaya help in controlling premature ageing. This quality of the papaya helps you to get a younger look. The seeds of papaya too possess medicinal properties. They are very good in treating intestinal worms in the body. Papaya helps in preventing constipation and aids in digestion. The enzyme papain is a digestive enzyme that helps in natural digestion. Papaya juice helps in curing infections of the colon by clearing the pus and mucus from it. You need to take it regularly to heal quickly. Papaya is good to cure the
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Have you eaten papaya? Papaya is rich in  fiber,  potassium, vitamin C, and E, and in beta-carotene (antioxidants that fight inflammation). Papaya also contains lycopene  (protective antioxidant) also found in tomatoes, grapefruit, and watermelon.

 

Health Tip: Eat foods high in potassium, like papaya, figs, bananas, cantaloupe, winter squash, spinach, avocado, green beans, potato, nuts, beans, lentils, and tomato sauce. Potassium causes arteries to relax and dilate, allowing more blood to circulate with less force. Papaya also like avocado is good for your skin. A bowl of cut up papaya and cut up cantaloupe makes for a delicious luscious looking fruit salad for company.

 

Here's everything you wanted to know about "Surprising  Health Benefits of Papaya" from Health Digezt

 

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Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips

Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips | zestful living | Scoop.it
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What a decadent find while trolling for healthy posts for you. Two of my favorite foods combined to create food heaven with just 5 ingredients.

 

Health Tip: Sweet potatoes are one of the best foods you can eat (organic preferred). Don't take my word for it.  Dr Michael Greger, Nutritionfacts.org agrees. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene,  a plant pigment that protects against cancer. They are one of the best sources for feel good carbs - complex carbohydrates and a top food rich in fiber. and in the trace mineral chromium.  Chromium is key for helping  people with blood sugar issues. It helps insulin to process sugar more efficiently. Many people are deficient in chromium. Dark chocolate make sure to buy 70% or more with no added sugar. (organic preferred). Organic raw cacao powder can be used. The sweet taste of sweet potatoes precludes any need for additional sweetener.

 

Here's this fabulous recipe and to die for photo images:: "Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips" from Minimalist Baker.

 

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The 16 Most Surprising High-Fiber Foods

The 16 Most Surprising High-Fiber Foods | zestful living | Scoop.it
Fiber doesn’t just help you out in the bathroom, it also lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. You might be surprised that oatmeal barely made this list—check out what did.

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Are you eating foods high in fiber?  The fiber in certain foods is an important part of the healing process in your body. Certain foods such as processed which are devoid of fiber become the trigger that makes you ill. Your body and digestive tract require foods high in fiber, real food that your body recognizes. Eating foods high in fiber is one of the best ways to help you live longer with less weight. Fiber fills you up so you're not hungry an hour after you eat. Fiber helps balance your blood sugar.

 

Health Tip:  Load up on veggies all kinds, fruits, legumes (peas beans, lentils), nuts and seeds, ancient grains as in quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat (it's a seed), millet, teff, gluten free oatmeal, and homemade fermented foods which contain active bacteria cultures, beneficial to your G.I. tract and your immune system. Avoid white flours, grains, sugars.  Do drink loads of filtered water as fiber absorbs a lot of liquid in your intestines and your stools need lubrication. Room temp or warm water is best.

 

Here's one of the most comprehensive articles on "The 16 Most Surprising High-Fiber Foods" from Greatist by Nick English.

 

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10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Cinnamon

10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Cinnamon | zestful living | Scoop.it
Here are 10 health benefits of cinnamon that are supported by scientific research.
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Cinnamon , an aromatic spice  used in cooking throughout the world is very high in antioxidants, making it a delicious anti-inflammatory food.  Studies show that cinnamon lowers blood sugar in people with diabetes.  Cinnamon helps to keep your brain young and active.

 

Health Tip:  There are two types of cinnamon: Ceylon (organic) and Cassia. To be sure the cinnamon you purchase is not GMO, look for Organic on the label. Use cinnamon in sweet dishes as well as savory ones. It gives an added zing to all your foods.

 

Here's an information packed article on "10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Cinnamon from Greenliving by Authority Nutrition.

 

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13 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts

13 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts | zestful living | Scoop.it
Walnuts benefit your heart, brain, bones and more. Here's why you need to eat more of them.
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Walnuts are antioxidant rich benefitting your heart, high in vitamin E which helps to reduce inflammation/hot flashes,  and contain vitamin B6 which is essential for a healthy nervous system, memory, and focused thinking. Walnuts are  one of the top omega 3 foods, mood and brain boosting food, and help you to lose weight.

 

Health Tip: Hungry? Eat a handful of walnuts with a small piece of fruit for a healthy snack.  The fruit slowly releases glucose because of its fiber content so no sugar rush, just steady energy.. The protein in walnuts also digests slowly so you feel fuller longer.

 

Here's an evidence based article listing the "12 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts" from greenmedinfo.com by Margie King.

 

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4 Best Vitamins to Boost Brain Power | Health Digezt

4 Best Vitamins to Boost Brain Power | Health Digezt | zestful living | Scoop.it
If you feel like you're lacking in brain power, the problem may lie in your diet. Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining top brain function, and it is possible that you simply aren't getting enough brain vitamins in your daily meals. In this regard, you may want to supplement or adjust your diet to include more vitamins, specifically those that benefit the brain. Here are four vitamins that can help improve brain power and short-term memory, and boost your overall cognitive performance. 1. Folic Acid Folic acid controls the levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine is known to damage brain cells when at elevated levels, so adequate supplementation with folic acid is strongly advised if you lack brain power. Folic acid has also been reported to improve short-term memory and alertness. If you take folic acid, you will feel more mentally alert, instead of being sluggish and lethargic. You can find folic acid supplements in most local drugstores. Foods rich in folic acid
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Is your brain feeling sluggish, are you suffering with poor memory, poor decision making, loss of focus? Or are you feeling anxious or depressed?  Your brain, cells, and body are affected by what you eat and what foods/vitamins you're not consuming. 

Rule number one - nutrition affects every aspect of who you are.

So doesn't it make sense to feed your brain and body with foods that nourish it, foods that help it to function at its best?

 

Health Tip:  Eat healthy fats as in omega 3s which are composed of EPA and DHA. DHA  makes up a large amount of the gray matter in your brain. The fat in your brain plays a critical role in how cells function.  Plant foods high in omega 3 fatty acids are avocado, walnuts, and dark green leafy veggies.. Olive oil, sesame oil, walnut oil, and unrefined coconut oil are healthy oils. Also take  high quality organic non-GMO supplements. Avoid unhealthy fats as in vegetable oils, margarine, trans fats, and those found in processed foods. These  may have a longer shelf life, but  actually decrease your life expectancy and drain your brain. Berries also  help your brain and the are high in antioxidants. Herbs and spices are also brain healthy. Consider adding turmeric, saffron, sage, basil, thyme, oregano, ginger, and rosemary to your meals. 

 

Certain nutrients in supplements and vitamins also help boost your brain. Here's "4 Best Vitamins to Boost Brain Power" from HealthDigezt.com source 3fatchicks.com 

 

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4 Huge Reasons Why Soy Should be Avoided

4 Huge Reasons Why Soy Should be Avoided | zestful living | Scoop.it
Soybeans and most of the products made from them may actually rob the body of nutrients, destroy thyroid function, and cause many other health issues.
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Do you consider soy a healthy food? This is another controversial food topic. 

 

Health Tip: Fermented foods are healthy for your body. There are some soy products which are fermented such as tempeh, miso, natto. These can be safely eaten.  If you're wanting more protein in a  vegan/vegetarian meal plan, choose nuts/seeds,  ancient grains such as quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat,  choose dark leafy greens like spinach which is high in protein, beans, peas, and lentils.

 

Here's a highly informative article on "4 Huge Reasons Why Soy Should be Avoided" from Natural Society by Barbara Minton.

 

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8 Natural Ways to Help Prevent Cancer

8 Natural Ways to Help Prevent Cancer | zestful living | Scoop.it
Discover some of the best ways to prevent cancer--by best-seling author and publisher of the free-ezine World's Healthiest News, Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, ROHP.
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You know by now that plant based real whole foods have the nutrients your body needs to be optimally healthy. Eating sugar and processed foods filled with toxic chemicals, additives, and GMOs feed cancer and are deadly for your body.

 

Health Tip:  Eating organic as much as possible is your best bet to protecting your body from  carcinogenic materials. Eat a rainbow of produce every day - foods rich in antioxidants, like quercetin - apple peel, onions,  vitamin C - guava, red bell pepper, kiwi, strawberries, grapefruit juice and vitamin E - olive oil, nuts and seeds. Eat foods rich in flavonoids,- blueberries, bilberry, cranberries,  foods high in carotenoids - carrots, yams, pumpkin, sweet potato, winter squash,  and other veggies. Eat  foods high in cysteine, an amino acid used by your body to manufacture Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that blocks free radical damage.  Asparagus is one of the best sources of cysteine. Onions and avocado are also cysteine rich. Flavor your foods with  organic spices and herbs. Pump up your potassium and magnesium. Take vitamin D3 and eat foods rich in calcium. Drinks filtered water throughout your day, especially in the morning when you first wake up.

 

This information packed article gives additional ways to prevent cancer. Here's "8 Natural Ways to Prevent Cancer"  from Greenliving by Michelle  Schoffro Cook.

 

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Which Spices Fight Inflammation? | NutritionFacts.org

Which Spices Fight Inflammation? | NutritionFacts.org | zestful living | Scoop.it
An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric is tested for anti-inflammatory capacity.
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Do spices really make a difference for people who consume them?  Do they have anti-inflammatory properties?  A recent experiment proved they do.

 

Health Tip:  Your choice to consume small amounts of Mother Nature's proprietary medicine or take pharmaceutical drugs with dangerous side effects which only mask the symptoms, not treat the cause.

 

Watch this fascinating video to find out which spices have anti-inflammatory capacity in humans. "Which spices Fight  Inflammation" from NutritionFacts.org by Dr Michael Greger.

 

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10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important

10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important | zestful living | Scoop.it
Getting quality sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. Here are 10 evidence-based reasons why good sleep is important.
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Quality sleep is key to your health and well-being. It is part of preventative self-care. Being active, exercising, or moving throughout your day helps to enhance your sleep quality. Getting plenty of sleep 7-9 hours a night helps your brain to function optimally.

 

Health Tip: Want great supple looking skin,  more energy,  more healthy bacteria in your gut,  more blood flow to your brain which helps you make better decisions, and want to increase your longevity? Get plenty of sleep every night.

 

Here's another information packed article, "10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important" from Authority Nutrition by Joe Leech.

 

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13 Love your Liver Foods | Health Digezt

13 Love your Liver Foods | Health Digezt | zestful living | Scoop.it
Weighing in at around 3 pounds, the liver is the body’s second largest organ; only the skin is larger and heavier. The liver performs many essential functions
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Your liver is the second largest organ in your body and performs more than sixty metabolic functions. Ten of these functions relate to your longevity as in detoxification,  cholesterol production, and control,  blood sugar control, circulation and blood pressure,  hormone and enzyme production,  key role in immunity, digestion and metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, proteins,  your body's main center for nutrients consumed, protein synthesis for tissue repair, and production of essential repair biochemicals or growth factors.  If you want to live a long and healthy life, you have to be good to your liver and consume foods that help to maintain  optimal function.

 

Health Tip: Eat organic veggies and fruits,  nuts and seeds, herbs and spices. Eat more of dark green leafy veggies; - beet greens, spinach, Swiss chard, mustard greens, kale;  veggies from the Allium family - onion, garlic, leeks, chives; ;cruciferous veggies - broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower;  chili peppers, cayenne, carrots, sweet potatoes, and yams; medicinal mushrooms; berries; green peas; organic spices - turmeric, cumin, rosemary, oregano, and paprika; 

 

Here's an information packed article on "13 Love Your Liver Foods" from health Digezt.

 

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Try These 5 New Ways to Use Pumpkin and Squash in Your Kitchen

Try These 5 New Ways to Use Pumpkin and Squash in Your Kitchen | zestful living | Scoop.it
Hey pumpkin pies and baked squash rings are great, but even those magical delights get tiresome after awhile. Give the old pumpkin and squash a new spin in your kitchen. Here are 5 easy ways to use them today!
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This is the time of the year for pumpkin and squash, two of the healthiest orange hued Beta-carotene veggies. These are complex carbohydrates that provide a slow steady influx of glucose,  tryptophan (amino-acid) which is converted to serotonin which produces a calming effect. Complex carbs help reduce anxiety and give you an emotional pick me up so perfect for this time of year with all the busyness and stress.

 

Health Tip:  Eat loads of winter squash which is high in alpha-linoleic-acid, an omega 3 fatty acid that lowers harmful blood fats and keeps your heart beating in a steady rhythm. And it tastes delicious too. Winter squash is also rich in potassium, which is vital for good blood pressure..

 

Loving  and creating recipes is a favorite of mine which is why this post spoke to me showcasing two fabulous Fall/Winter veggies. Here's "Try These 5 New Ways to Use Pumpkin and Squash in Your Kitchen" from OneGreenPlanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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Powerful Spices That Heal: Cancer, Diabetes, and More | Health Digezt

Powerful Spices That Heal: Cancer, Diabetes, and More | Health Digezt | zestful living | Scoop.it
There is good reason for the season: Doctors and nutritionists agree that the same can be used as your medicine cabinet essential spice rack, when it comes to the prevention and treatment of disease. Research consistently shows that many spices and herbs have medicinal value, can help prevent everything from cancer to the common cold. We asked experts Glen Aukerman, MD, at Ohio State University Medical Center of Integrative Medicine Center Medical Director, and Dr. Ruth Knill, Latin America and the Caribbean, China TCM spices and herbs, the best improvement in overall health. Here are their picks, plus an easy way to work them into your diet. 1. Cumin: prevention of cancer Working principle is: It is not surprising that many spices lower incidence of cancer researchers in India, cumin is a staple food. Research shows that this spice curcumin inhibited enzymes that help cancer cells invade healthy tissue, but also to the development of new tumor blood vessels, helping them grow. Trying
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Spices and herbs are your best friends for well-being as they are Mother Nature's proprietary medicines which have shown preventative help for many diseases as well as the common cold.

 

Health Tip:  Cumin has demonstrated the potential to work as well as an anti-diabetes drug to reduce levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in people with diabetes. Cumin is also a potent antioxidant.  Chili is one of the most widely used spices in the world. It's heat and bite come from capsaicin compound which offers pain relief for those with osteoarthritis. Chili also helps to increase metabolism and may reduce risk of blood clots that can lead to heat attacks and strokes.  Just a small amount on food works wonders for all spices.

 

Here's an information packed article on "Powerful Spices That Heal Cancer, Diabetes, and More" from HealthDigezt.com.

 

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7 Health Benefits of Garlic and Why You Should Eat Some Right Now!

7 Health Benefits of Garlic and Why You Should Eat Some Right Now! | zestful living | Scoop.it
Health Benefits of Garlic
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Are you a garlic lover? Garlic is a real food nutraceutical i.e. holistic medicine in food form).  Whole baked garlic cloves assist in control of blood pressure and help detoxify your body of heavy metals, mercury and cadmium. Garlic neutralizes dozens of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Cooked or raw garlic is a sure health winner.

 

Health Tip: Did you know that many of garlic's healing powers come from sulfur containing compounds, including allicin, and others.?Eating garlic daily lowers incidences of many cancers such as ovarian, and colorectal. Fresh organic garlic is best.. Chopping, mincing, or pressing garlic before cooking enhances its health  promoting properties by boosting the level of the healing compound allicin. To get all the health benefits, let garlic sit for 5 to 10 minutes before using. Avoid burning garlic as the taste becomes bitter and it loses its healing properties.  A real treat are roasted garlic heads. Use them as a topping for roasted or steamed veggies or instead of using olive oil on salads or baked organic potatoes. Set your oven to 350 degrees and cook as desired. Roasting makes garlic less pungent and sweeter.

 

Here's everything you wanted to know about garlic "7 Health Benefits of Garlic and Why You Should Eat Some Right Now" from GarlicShaker.com by Matthew  Garlic Shaker.

 

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These 8 Foods Will Completely Change Your Skin and Make it Glow

These 8 Foods Will Completely Change Your Skin and Make it Glow | zestful living | Scoop.it
Food can be medicine for your skin when you eat certain choices. These eight magical foods will help your skin glow thanks to their abundant sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Get your glow on the natural, plant-based way!
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Are you aware that your skin is the first place in your body where symptoms of a health problem will show up?  Your food choices have a direct bearing on the health of your skin as does the environmental exposures you encounter daily.

 

Health Tip: Eat a variety of anti-inflammatory foods and herbs rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.  Eat foods rich in omega 3s and vitamin E.  One of the very best foods you can eat that helps not only your skin, but your overall health are avocados. They are so versatile and can be combined with just about any other plant ingredient to create a delectable dish. Or just eat them as is.  Another skin supportive food is Aloe vera, an herb which is an anti-inflammatory agent. Aloe soothes the skin, inside and out.

 

Here's an information packed article on "These 8 Foods will Completely Change your Skin and Make it Glow" from OnegreenPlanet.og

 

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5 Holiday Foods That Serve the Body Well

5 Holiday Foods That Serve the Body Well | zestful living | Scoop.it
All holiday foods aren’t unhealthy for us, despite most being incredibly delicious and indulgent. Here we show you five foods that make amazing, healthy vegan dishes from breakfast all the way to dessert!
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What to eat during the holidays? From October through March, you're bombarded with  invitations to eat tasty indulgent foods at gatherings and to purchase for home meals. Not all of these foods are necessarily bad/unhealthy for you. It just takes a bit of food magic a.k.a. swapping to create that delicious irresistible dish that is  not only healthy, but so satisfying..

 

Health Tip: Think avocados (creamy goodness for salads, main dishes and desserts - hint- dark chocolate, nut butter). Add, sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squashes (filling with a hint of sweetness, add cinnamon and dark chocolate (raw cacao), coconut).  For main dish, entrees,  stuff with your favorite green veggie, legumes (chickpeas, lentils, beans, split peas) or ancient grains (quinoa, teff, amaranth, millet).  Use seasonal fruits such as pears, apples, cranberries to create luscious easy to make desserts. add dark chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, and nuts for extra splash. Create hearty winter soups with winter squash and apples/pears. Use your imagination to create real food dishes that arouse your senses. Add spices for tantalizing flavors. You can always eat before you go to an event and spend your time meeting interesting people rather than trying to balance your plate and beverage and eating too quickly. 

 

Here's an interesting article on "5 Holiday Foods That  Serve the Body Well"  from OneGreenPlanet.org

 

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Top Vegan Sources of Immune-Boosting Zinc

Top Vegan Sources of Immune-Boosting Zinc | zestful living | Scoop.it
Discover the best plant-based sources of immune-boosting zinc--by the publisher of the free ezine World's Healthiest News, Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, ROHP.
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Zinc  is a key mineral for your body's immune system. It stimulates the activity of about 300 enzymes. It also promotes wound healing and is beneficial to hair,  skin health, and your eyesight. Zinc supports healthy prostrate for men.

 

Health Tip:  Eat these plant based foods rich in zinc: beans, spinach, flax, sesame,  and pumpkin seeds, garlic, peanuts/nut butter,  cashews, chickpeas (garbanzo beans),  peas,  and mushrooms. You can also take zinc lozenges for colds and zinc supplements as well

 

Here's more vegan sources for zinc. "Top vegan Sources of Immune-Boosting Zinc" from Greenliving by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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How Trans Fats Damage Your Memory | Health Digezt

How Trans Fats Damage Your Memory | Health Digezt | zestful living | Scoop.it
HOW TRANS FATS DAMAGE YOUR MEMORY New research shows that trans fats don't just clog your arteries; they may damage memory in young people, too. According to the study, young and middle-aged men who consume large amounts of trans fats displayed a considerably reduced ability to recollect words during memory tests. The study found that men with the highest quantities trans fats in their diet suffered as much as a 10 percent decline in the words they could remember. Study author Dr. Beatrice Golomb, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, said, "The higher the trans fat consumption, the worse the performance". Trans fats are a kind of dietary fat that raises LDL ("bad" cholesterol) and decreases levels of HDL ("good" cholesterol). Low levels of trans fats are naturally present in milk and meat products, but artificially created trans fats like hydrogenated oils are commonly used in junk foods. Trans fats are added to increase the shelf life of foods. Trans fat
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Here's more damaging science based evidence against the use of trans-fats (hydrogenated and/or polyunsaturated fats) which are found in vegetable oils, (corn, canola, soybean, safflower, and sunflower), margarine, and processed foods (fast food, chips and crackers, baked goods, store bought salad oils, dressings, dips, mayonnaise, granola bars, veggie burgers, and microwave popcorn,  These foods are highly inflammatory. Food scientists created them so that baked goods would have a longer shelf life without spoiling. However what might be good for the food manufacturers bottom line is dangerous for your body, your joints, your heart, and now your memory.

 

Health Tip: Stick with healthy fats/oils as  in olive, sesame, walnut,  unrefined flaxseed, unrefined coconut oils. Refrigerate omega 3 oils (seed oils). Eat more foods high in omega 3s and less in omega 6s (polyunsaturated).

 

Here's an interesting article on "How Trans Fats Damage Your Memory" from Health Digezt.

 

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Celery Discovered To Fight Listed Cancers

Celery Discovered To Fight Listed Cancers | zestful living | Scoop.it
If you need another reason to add more celery into your diet, researchers have now identified a compound in the vegetable that demonstrates anti-tumor activity. Effective against several types of cancer — including those of the pancreas, ovaries, liver, small intestine, stomach, lung and breast — apigenin has been shown in vitro to significantly inhibit…
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Are you eating celery every day?  Celery is made up of mostly water and fiber and rich in essential nutrients.  It is considered  a revered treatment for high blood pressure in Chinese Medicine.  Studies today show that people wheat more celery  experience  increased reduction in blood pressure. Celery contains a compound called apigenim  which dilates blood vessels and reduces the circulatory force of your bloodstream.  Apigenim has also been found to have anti-tumor activity.

 

Health Tip:  Buy organic as celery is one of the Dirty Dozen veggies to have the most pesticides. For convenience,  cut up veggies to use for salads and stir-frys or just to have on hand to nibble when hungry. Keep in glass jars in fridge.  Snacking on celery helps you to feel full and gives you the crunch you might be wanting. Celery and nut butter makes a great combo healthy snack.

 

Here's an information packed article about the new research. "Celery Discovered to Fight Listed Cancers" from We Support Organic www.fnfh.org 

 

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Magnesium Deficiency: These Are The Symptoms!

Magnesium Deficiency: These Are The Symptoms! | zestful living | Scoop.it
Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that…
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Magnesium is one of the very key electrolyte minerals your body requires. Most people are deficient in this critical mineral. It is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in  your body. It helps to maintain nerve and muscle function,  heart health, bone health,  brain function, helps with diabetes, migraines, fatigue, and thirst.

 

Health Tip:  Eat loads of these foods rich in magnesium: pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, Braziil nuts, almonds, and peanuts,  spinach and other green veggies,   buckwheat flour,  pine nuts,  white beans,  Swiss Chard, and, artichoke hearts.  Also  if you're  taking pharmaceutical drugs, take a magnesium supplement that helps to replace the magnesium that many drugs deplete. If you experience any of the symptoms listed in this comprehensive article, start taking magnesium supplements and eat more foods that contain magnesium.

 

Here's one of the most well researched articles on magnesium. " Magnesium deficiency: These are the Symptoms" from We Support Organic and sources from FHFN.org and NaturalSociety.com

 

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12 Super Foods for Improving Digestion | Health Digezt

12 Super Foods for Improving Digestion | Health Digezt | zestful living | Scoop.it
Digestion is that imperative course of action in which our body performs the job of breaking down the food we have had and unlocking all the essential
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You've heard or read about these actions related to your digestive system: eating, digesting, and absorbing..  All three are essential for optimal digestion to occur. You eat by chewing well so that the food gets digested as it passes through the digestive system.  When you chew well, the nutrients from the foods get absorbed.  Chewing begins the digestive process by adding enzymes that break down carbohydrates. If you're not digesting the meal properly and assimilating the nutrients, you're not getting the nutrition you need. 

 

Health Tip:  It's important to eat foods that don't take much energy to digest and absorb, foods that are colorful and nutritious, foods that give your body fuel for energy. Eat real whole food, food produced by Mother Nature without man-made intervention (think toxic chemicals, additives, preservatives, GMOs)  Your body is healthy and vibrant therefore you need to eat healthy and vibrant food and drink filtered water.

 

Here's an information packed article on "12 Super Foods for Improving Digestion" from HealthDigezt.com

 

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(Amy) Foods that help digestion. The top twelve super foods that improve digestion. Foods that help the body digestion and stay on the imperative course of action of breaking down food. 

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6 Powerful Cranberry Health Benefits & Cranberry Recipes

6 Powerful Cranberry Health Benefits & Cranberry Recipes | zestful living | Scoop.it
This tart little berry is a powerful food packed with surprising health benefits. Cranberries are most famous for helping heal urinary tract infections, but
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Zestful-living is in gratitude for all your comments, thanks, suggestions, and continued support and encouragement. May you have a blessed day.

 

Health Tip:  Cranberries are a wonderful healthy addition to your Thanksgiving meal or any meal in this season.  Cranberries are rich in antioxidants, and flavonoids which raise HDL and are heart friendly.

 

This Thanksgiving remember that real whole food is a gift from Mother Earth and the many farmers who work the land to produce a sustainable abundant harvest. Eat mindfully and be in gratitude for this food and your many blessings. Remember to be compassionate and share with others and all living creatures.

 

Here's an information packed article on "6 Powerful Cranberry Health Benefits & Cranberry Recipes" from Greenliving by Diana Herrington.

 

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Milk Linked to Fractures: 10 Better Foods For Strong Bones

Milk Linked to Fractures: 10 Better Foods For Strong Bones | zestful living | Scoop.it
If milk doesn’t build strong bones, what does? Here are 10 foods proven to help reduce fractures and keep bones strong.
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Milk can be a controversial topic.  If it works for you, then fine. However for many people milk causes health issues whether it be lactose intolerance or congestion in your sinuses. If you listen to the Dairy Industry, you'll think milk is a "wonder" food.  Alas, numerous studies point out that consuming animal milk causes digestive and bone issues for people. 

 

Health Tip:  However plant based foods and fermented foods are high in calcium too and do not cause bone fractures. Eat more sesame seeds (think tahini) which has about 350 mg in 1/4 cup. Did you know you can make sesame seed butter in your food processor?. Buy organic. Collard greens make great veggie wraps and are high in calcium. More high calcium green food -  turnip greens,  Bok choy, and watercress.. Blackstrap molasses and cinnamon are favorites. Fermented milk as in kefirs, and yogurt. Natto and tempeh,  fermented soy products popular in Japan and other Asian countries are rich in plant compounds that  stimulate bone growth. And of course the old stand by's - veggies and fruits contain healthy amounts of potassium and magnesium, and vitamin K, essential minerals for building strong bones. Leafy greens are high in calcium. Prunes - eat about 12/day and eat  apples, high in boron which is a mineral necessary for bone health. And did you know that onions build strong bones too?

 

Here's another information packed article " Milk Linked to Fractures: 10 Better Foods For Strong Bones" from GreenMedInfo.com by Margie King, Health Coach.

 

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9 Inflammatory Foods That Should Be Avoided | Mass Report

9 Inflammatory Foods That Should Be Avoided | Mass Report | zestful living | Scoop.it
Inflammatory responses in the body are very much natural. In fact, inflammation is essential in the complex process of healing and protection when we ex...
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Inflammation is a buzz word in health. What does it really mean for you?  Inflammation is a natural response in your body which helps to protect and heal. It's the activation of your immune system in response to infection, irritation or injury. In different parts of your body, it has different names. An example in your joints, inflammation is called arthritis and in your sinuses, it's called sinusitis. When inflammation doesn't go away it persists and your immune system is always activated, then it is known as chronic inflammation which can lead to chronic disease.

 

Therefore doesn't it makes sense to consume foods that are anti-inflammatory as much as possible and reduce or avoid pro-inflammatory foods? Unless you're living on Mars, then you know that sugar, refined foods,  and processed foods high in genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs)  have profound inflammatory effects as they trigger the release of inflammatory chemicals in your body that make your "itis" worse. These foods cause pain.

 

Health Tip:  Eat more anti-inflammatory spices and herbs as in Turmeric and its compound Curcumin, ginger, clove, cinnamon, and basil. Eat more veggies and fruits of all kinds, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts and seeds high in omega 3 fatty acids. If you're consuming fish make sure it's the wild caught variety. Eat the healthy fats - remember a little is best. Eat dark chocolate with no added sugar.

 

Here's a helpful article on pro- inflammatory foods to avoid and anti-inflammatory foods to consume. "9 Inflammatory Foods That Should be Avoided" from Mass Report.

 

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