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7 Tips and Habits for Super-Immunity

7 Tips and Habits for Super-Immunity | zestful living | Scoop.it
There are indeed ways to have super immunity. Here are 7 ways to help create a super-healthy immune system to fend off illness and disease.
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Did you know that more than 70% of your immune system is found in your gut? You can help your immune system to do its work by eating and drinking healthy food and changing some lifestyle habits.

 

Read this excellent article detailing 7 lifestyle tips and habits to boost your immunity.

 

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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?

Via The BioSync Team
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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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How to Sprout Beans & Legumes - Hippocrates Health Institute

How to Sprout Beans & Legumes - Hippocrates Health Institute | zestful living | Scoop.it
Sprouted beans and legumes are at the pinnacle of their nutritional value. What’s even better is how easy it is to sprout them; theres no soil required! A tool we recommend to make the process even easier is the Easy Sprouter. Varieties of Beans & Legumes to Sprout: Adzuki Beans Whole Red Lentils Whole Green …
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Did you know how easy it is to sprout beans and legumes (peas, lentils)? Sprouting is the bang for your buck and your nutrition. Sprouting releases the enzymes in the seed.

 

Soil is not required for these type of sprouts. You can also use glass jars and a glass bowl for draining.

 

Health tips:
Sprouts have 10 to 30 percent more protein than mature plants. You can sprout adzuki beans, mung beans, lentils, fenugreek, garbanzo (chickpeas), alfalfa, clover, broccoli, radish, onion, beet, garlic, cabbage, and buckwheat for consuming.

 

Nuts and whole grains can also be sprouted.

 

Sunflower and pea can be both eaten and juiced. Wheatgrass is only for juicing because humans don’t have the digestive enzymes needed to liquefy the tough blades of grass. However your cat will love consuming wheatgrass.

 

All seeds for sprouting must be organic. You can grow a variety of different sprouts. Each offers different nutrients. You can grow enough sprouts for two to four cups a day depending on your eating regimen.

 

Read more about “How To Sprout Beans and Legumes” from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org

 

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21 Surprising Benefits of Aloe Vera

21 Surprising Benefits of Aloe Vera | zestful living | Scoop.it
Aloe vera improves the digestive and immune system, delays aging, reduces arthritis pain, heals wounds, cures nausea, eliminates ulcers, and lowers blood sugar levels
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Did you know that aloe vera is a medicinal plant which has numerous health benefits, including being an immune stimulant, is anti-inflammatory, accelerates wound healing, improves your digestive system and soothes ulcers, stops the pain of psoriases, and helps give your skin a glowing look?

 

Aloe has been used topically for thousands of years. But be aware of some modern products containing aloe which have little to no aloe vera.

 

Health tips: Aloe gel from your plant is always available for you. You can remove long aloe vera leaves without damaging the plant. Best time is mid afternoon when most of the sap has been moved into the leaf.

 

For those of you with digestive issues there is an aloe vera liquid available which is hand harvested from pristine soils and specially grown and selected to provide more biologically active aloe from the plant leaf’s inner gel.

 

This aloe vera plant contains fructooligosaccharides (FOS) which nourishes your micro flora in your gut.

 

If you are interested in learning more about this aloe vera or trying it for yourself, please connect with this subscriber.

Read more about “21 Surprising Benefits of Aloe vera” from www.organicfacts.net

 

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Green Cabbage - For Your Health! - Hippocrates Health Institute

Green Cabbage - For Your Health! - Hippocrates Health Institute | zestful living | Scoop.it
Health Benefits of Green Cabbage Green cabbage is full of nutritional richness that helps us stay healthy and fight off various diseases. It belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables which are full of nutrients. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), green cabbage is a rich source of essential minerals such as …
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Did you know that cabbage, one of the cruciferous veggies is a powerhouse of nutrition?

 

Both green and red cabbage and other crucifers are known as cancer fighters, especially for prostrate and breast cancers.

 

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Cabbage have bile-binding properties which are enhanced by steaming. This information from Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org

 

Dr Greger recommends adding mustard seed powder to cooked crucifers to add the sulphoraphane cancer protective compound back in. Cooking deactivates it.

 

However raw sliced cabbage has all the sulphoraphane so adding a few slices to cooked has you covered as well.

 

Purple or red cabbage contains phytonutrients known as anthocyanin that appear to protect against macular degeneration.

 

Read more about “Health Benefits of Green Cabbage” from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org

 

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The Surprising Food That Treats Diabetes | Care2 Healthy Living

The Surprising Food That Treats Diabetes | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
Researchers found that sulforaphane reversed the disease signature of diabetes-by best-selling author of 60 SECONDS TO SLIM & BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST, Dr. Cook.
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Did you know that sulforaphane, the anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous veggies helps improve your blood sugar levels? Sprouts are an easy and economical way to get your sulphoraphane.

 

Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts also contain sulphoraphane. If you eat these veggies raw, you get the benefits of sulphoraphane.

 

For steamed or boiled, Dr Michael Greger in his book, “How Not to Die” recommends adding 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of organic mustard seed powder to the veggies to get the beneficial effects of the sulforaphane compound.

 

Health Tips: Broccoli is a potent plant based food. it is anti-cardiovascular, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer. Sprouts have 55 percent more protein and they help in the prevention of premature aging and disease.

 

Sprouts are the most important food for nutrition and medicine. This information comes from Brian Clement, PhD, LN, and co-director of Hippocrates Health Institute.

 

All plant based real whole foo, including nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, can be sprouted not just the greens. Here’s an easy method to sprout seeds. You soak organic seeds in a mason jar with a screen or cheesecloth over mouth of jar and secured with rubber band.

 

Let soak about 8-12 hours. Drain and rinse seeds well. then invert the jar to drain. Drain and rinse 2-3 times more. Set the jar at an angle to drain into a glass dish or bowl. Make sure the jar is not sitting in the drained water.

 

Keep seeds away from the light or cover with dish towel. Repeat process for about 2-3 days.

 

The length of sprouting time depends on the type of sprouts you use. The last rinse must be about 8 hours before storage, so the seeds can dry out.

 

Wet seeds turn moldy and rancid. If you’re sprouting some large beans, they need to be cooked before consumption.

 

Sprouts can be grown in hemp sprout bags, healthy organic soil, or filtered water. Once the seeds have sprouted, cover with an airtight lid and refrigerate.

 

You can juice your sprouts or eat raw with other raw or steamed veggies.

 

Read more about “The Surprising food that treats Diabetes” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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8 Diet and Lifestyle Choices That Greatly Impact Your Gut Flora

8 Diet and Lifestyle Choices That Greatly Impact Your Gut Flora | zestful living | Scoop.it
Your gut bacteria play an important role in your overall health, and disruption to the gut flora has been linked to a number of health problems. Diet and
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Did you know that many factors including the food/beverages you consume and your lifestyle habits (sleep, exercise, attitude/mood) affect your gut flora and in turn your overall health?

 

Health tips: Your gut bacteria thrive in plant based real whole food which includes prebiotics, fermented food, and probiotics. It’s wise to eat a varied plant based food regimen with greens, sprouts, sea and land veggies, nuts/seeds, and some ripe fruit.

 

Just taking a probiotic capsule everyday won’t cut it especially if you’re eating animal based and processed foods. And unless you have a serious infection, you do not need to take any antibiotics. Antibiotics can decimate your healthy bacteria with just one dose.

 

Studies have shown that when people change their food choices their gut bacteria improve. From Dr Neal Barnard, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

 

Gut bacteria thrive on fiber rich foods only found by eating plant based. Animal based food is inflammatory and contains no fiber.

 

Read more about “8 Diet and Lifestyle ChoicesThat Greatly Impact Your Gut Flora” from www.ecowatch.com by Daisy Coyle, Authority Nutrition.

 

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Fenugreek - An Herb With Impressive Health Benefits

Fenugreek - An Herb With Impressive Health Benefits | zestful living | Scoop.it
Fenugreek is an herb and supplement that has many benefits for your health. Learn more about fenugreek's benefits, safety and side effects here.
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Did you know that Fenugreek, a member of the legume family (beans, peas, lentils) is a potent medicinal plant used for centuries in Indian and Ayurvedic medicine?

 

Fenugreek contains powerful antioxidants that are extremely beneficial for your liver an pancreas.

 

Fenugreek is a hard brown red and yellow ‘bean’ seed. The herb is used for digestive ailments.

 

Other health benefits include lowering blood glucose levels in people with diabetes type 2. Compounds in fenugreek help muscle tissue and your liver to respond better to insulin.

 

Fenugreek encourages lactation. Fenugreek improves muscle strength and weight lifting output.

 

Health Tips: Fenugreek is used as ground seeds, powdered, teas, or capsules. People with anemia might want to avoid taking it as mucilages in it interferes with iron absorption.

 

Fenugreek seeds can be sprouted just like other seeds.

 

Read more about “Fenugreek, an Herb With Impressive Health Benefits” from www.authoritynutrition.com by Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN.

 

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Mushrooms And How To Cook Them

The Amazing Health Benefits of Mushrooms And How To Cook Them | zestful living | Scoop.it
If mushrooms are an afterthought in your cooking life—we're not asking about the shroom—it’s time to shine a spotlight on these healthy yummy fungi.
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Did you know that mushrooms are considered one of the best medicinal foods from Mother Nature?/ Mushrooms are delicious as well, especially when prepared using a complete plant based real whole food recipe.

 

Health Tips: Mushrooms are a healing food. one of the best mushrooms are Chaga from birch trees. Chaga are high in vitamins A, B, C, D, E and minerals including manganese, iron, calcium, zinc, and selenium.

 

Mushrooms help to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, regulate blood pressure, and improve immune response to infection.

 

Chaga is considered an anti-cancer preventative medicinal. It’s also rich in beta-glucans which strengthen your immune system helping people who suffer from chronic fatigue , fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel disease, shingles, bursitis, and PCOS.

 

Chaga contains the highest level of superoxide dismutase (SOD), an enzyme that promotes the breakdown of free radicals which cause inflammation.

 

Chaga has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, gout, osteoarthritis, and cataracts.

 

Chaga tea is very beneficial. It has an earthy taste, sweeten with organic liquid Stevia or cinnamon and carob.

 

To learn more about mushrooms, read or view TED/TALKS related to Paul Stamets, the renowned mycologist and discoverer of immunological and bioremedial properties of mushrooms.

 

Read more about “Why You Need to Eat More ‘Shrooms (we’re Not Talking That Other Kind)” from www.cleanplates,com by Colleen de Bellefonds.

 

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Why A Walk In The Woods Is Vital For Your Health: The Science Behind Forest Bathing | Care2 Healthy Living

Why A Walk In The Woods Is Vital For Your Health: The Science Behind Forest Bathing | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know there’s a way to lower your stress levels naturally and it’s called “forest bathing? This concept was developed in Japan in the 1980’s. It’s the same principle that people have been doing since time began.

 

Walking in the woods or walking in some sort of natural area has been shown to relieve stress, relax tension, and help bring your body back into balance.

 

Health Tips: Even if there’s no natural area near where you live, you can create your own little garden of relaxation. Just plant some pretty flowers in a small area where you can go to zone out.

 

Breathe deeply through your nose and out through your mouth and allow your body to gently let go of life’s ills. You can play some music you like and close your eyes and feel the pressures of the day fall away.

 

Read more about “Why a Walk in the Woods is Vital For Your Health: The Science Behind Forest Bathing” from www.care2.com by Zoe Blarowski.

 

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See Why Plant-Powered Health Care Is Going Mainstream

See Why Plant-Powered Health Care Is Going Mainstream | zestful living | Scoop.it
Could the future of health care be plant-based? See how Kaiser Permanente doctors, medical professionals, and members are going plant-powered and changing the future of health care.
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Did you know that mainstream health organizations, like Kaiser Permanente in California are waking up to the health benefits of consuming plant based real whole food?

 

In 2013 they recommended that their physicians recommend plant based to all their patients.

 

Today they’re going full in as some medical staff is adopting plant based consumption for themselves as well as recommending to their patients.

 

The doctors realize that they need to be doing what they’re telling their patients to do and everyone is seeing great health benefits.

 

Kaiser in CA is even sponsoring farmer’s markets and online educational materials. Kudos to this medical organization for understanding and learning more about nutrition which as you know affects every aspect of who you are.

 

Health Tips: How would you like to reverse your diabetes and heart disease? Start with Prevention in Action.

 

Later when you’re totally on board and feeling super great then you can go beyond prevention to complete plant based and more of a raw food lifestyle.

 

Read more about “See Why Plant-Powered Healthcare is Going Mainstream” from www.foodrevolution.org

 

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10 Habits That May Be Harming Your Gut Health | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Habits That May Be Harming Your Gut Health | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
Are you unknowingly harming your gut health?
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Did you know that the food you consume and your lifestyle habits can interfere with how your gut functions? The trillions of gut bacteria appear to prefer real whole plant based foods and a clean healthy lifestyle.

 

Health Tips:  When your gut bacteria are well so are you. These bacteria feed on prebiotic fiber, including jicama, onions, garlic, chicory, asparagus, beans, and other plant based real whole food.

 

Unless you're suffering with an infection, steer clear of antibiotics. Raw garlic is Mother Nature's medicinal antibiotic.

 

Taking a probiotic capsule as well as eating fermented food, including sauerkraut, kimchi, cultured veggies, miso, tempeh, and coconut yogurt also help support your gut micro biome.

 

Read more about "10 Habits That May Be Harming Your Gut Health" from www.care2.com by Maggie McCracken.

 

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Want to Lose Weight? Go Vegan

Want to Lose Weight? Go Vegan | zestful living | Scoop.it
This article explains how a vegan diet can help you lose weight and shares some tips on how to follow this diet in a healthy way. Weight loss
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Did you know that by consuming a complete plant based real whole food regimen with no processed foods, fast foods, junk food, sugar and by exercising you can maintain a healthy weight for your body? You will be fit and feel fabulous.

 

Health Tips:  Plant based foods are high in fiber and other plant nutrients essential for your body to function optimally.

 

They are anti-inflammatory and by consuming plant foods daily you are supporting prevention in action strategies to help keep you healthy for a lifetime.

 

Read more about ‘Want To Lose Weight? Go Vegan” from www.ecowatch.com by Alina Petre, Authority Nutrition.

 

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7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Cucumbers

7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Cucumbers | zestful living | Scoop.it
Cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.
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Did you know that cucumbers are classified as low sugar fruit?  They are water and fiber rich and high in essential nutrients. Like apples and other fruits, the peel has the most antioxidants and is best eaten.

 

Health Tips:  All plant based real whole food is necessary for the human body as it allows your body to function optimally.

 

Sprouts, algae, greens, land and sea veggies, some ripe fruit, legumes (beans, split peas, and lentils), nuts/seeds, and whole ancient grains are recommended.

 

Read more about ‘7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Cucumbers’ from www.ecowatch.com by Rachael Link, Authority Nutrition.

 

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Ceylon cinnamon: Health benefits, uses, and more

Ceylon cinnamon: Health benefits, uses, and more | zestful living | Scoop.it
Cinnamon is a widely-used spice in cooking, but Ceylon cinnamon may also help protect against diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions.
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Did you know that the spice cinnamon, specifically Ceylon cinnamon has health benefits for Diabetes type 2, blood pressure, and Alzheimer’s disease? All spices are very high in antioxidants which help put out the inflammatory fire.

 

Health Tips: Buy organic spices as many times non organic contains pesticides and other questionable ingredients. Cinnamon can be used in place of sugar to heighten the sweet flavor in raw desserts, nut butters, and in porridges.

 

Read more about “Ceylon Cinnamon: Health Benefits, Uses, and More” from www.medicalnewstoday.com by Katherine Watson.

 

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How To Use Science To Keep Your Fruits And Veggies From Spoiling | Care2 Healthy Living

How To Use Science To Keep Your Fruits And Veggies From Spoiling | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know there are scientific ways to help you keep your produce from spoiling? Fruit is usually picked before it’s ripe to avoid decay during transport.

 

If you have fruit trees eating this fruit is the best because when it’s ripe you get to eat it immediately. Same with veggies, greens in your garden.

 

There is truly so much food waste when people buy in quantity and produce is usually, not always though forgotten in the fridge. Buy only what you’re going to use that week and eat it.

 

It takes awhile to grow veggies, to pick, to transport to Farmer’s Markets and/or grocery stores. Labor, time, water, and fuel are all involved.

 

Consider this information when you purchase and plan your meals accordingly so your produce is consumed before you have to dig through your fridge to wonder what that odd smell is.

 

Health Tips:
You can revive veggies and greens in a little cold filtered water soak. Please don’t use tap water unless it’s filtered.

 

Chlorine and chloramine from your tap water do not belong on your food.

 

If your produce is past the cold water revive, you can still use it. Use a food processor or blender and make pureed veggies and fruits.

 

You can also freeze for use later in recipes. Just mark your container with date and item. If you have a dehydrator you can dry fruits and veggies which is another super way to preserve freshness.

 

Some folks like to use ice cube trays for herbs. Chop your parsley or basil, put in a little filtered water in an ice cube tray and freeze. When you need fresh herbs, pop out a cube or two and you’re good to go.

 

Some of you like to peel your fruits and veggies, but the peel is where the antioxidants reside. For those of who don’t like eating these save the peels and scraps as well for soups.

 

Broccoli stems are very nutritious, peel off the hard outer layer and cut up to add to your steamed veggies.

 

Remember to compost instead of using trash containers. Food waste doesn’t belong in landfills.

 

It often is dumped and the decomposition doesn’t occur properly and methane builds up to toxic levels which increases climate change. You can use your compost in your garden or community garden which is a much more responsible way to dispose of this food.

 

These types of produce belong on your counter, not in your fridge:
Apples, bananas, citrus, papaya, jicama, persimmon, pineapple, plantains, pomegranates, tomatoes, watermelon.

 

These items can ripen on your counter and then go in your fridge:
Avocado, stone fruits, pears, kiwi.

 

These produce items can be kept in a cool dry pace. Keep the high ethylene producers away from each other to slow down ripening:
Winter squash, peppers, onions (ethylene), potatoes (ethylene).

 

Everything not listed goes in your fridge. Store your mushrooms in a paper bag.

 

Read more about “How To Use Science To Keep Your Fruits and Veggies From Spoiling” from www.care2.com by Experience Life.

 

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Turmeric Curcumin For Prediabetes | Care2 Healthy Living

Turmeric Curcumin For Prediabetes | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
A study on the use of the turmeric pigment curcumin to prevent diabetes in prediabetics is published with extraordinary results.
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Did you know that turmeric’s well known compound curcumin has been shown in a clinical trial to possibly have an anti-diabetic effect?

 

Please note that Dr Greger points out that pre diabetes is a disease in itself and can be cured with a plant based regimen.

 

Health Tips: You can use turmeric root, turmeric powder, and people from India make a paste from a small hard piece of turmeric.

 

There’s also curcumin supplements, but chewing the food is always better than swallowing a pill.

 

The food contains all the compounds from the plant while capsules usually contain just one compound. The food comes from nature while the pill comes from a lab.

 

Read more about “Turmeric Curcumin For Pre-Diabetes” from www.care2.com by Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org

 

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10 Reasons To Eat Sprouts | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Reasons To Eat Sprouts | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
Find out why you should start eating this amazing food in this article by best-selling author Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.
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Did you know that sprouts are the best food for nutrition, medicine, and the bang for your buck? They are economical, easy to prepare, local, and provide your body with the most nutrition possible.

 

Health tips: It’s a good idea to eat about 50 percent in sprouts and 50 percent in greens/veggies. You can start with one cup of sprouts to two cups of green/veggies for each meal and as you and your body adapt you can add another cup of sprouts to the mix.

 

Vary your sprouts as you vary your greens/veggies. Just as with greens/veggies, every sprout has different nutrients and varying your food will you a balanced regimen. You can add sprouts to your salads, side dish, smoothies, juice, or just eat as a snack.

 

Mung beans also known as beansprouts and lentils are easy to sprout. You can buy seeds at a seed store, online, or at your healthy market.

 

Read more about “10 Reasons to Eat Sprouts” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Everything is Better With Chocolate: 15 Rich, Decadent Desserts Made With Carob and Cacao

Everything is Better With Chocolate: 15 Rich, Decadent Desserts Made With Carob and Cacao | zestful living | Scoop.it
Try these 15 recipes that feature carob and cacao!
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Did you know you can have your cake and other plant based desserts and eat it too?

 

Low to no sugar, organic stevia or a few dates with carob, cinnamon, herb extracts, or vanilla paste are all that’s needed to give you a sweet once in awhile.

 

Most of these desserts are raw, easy to make, and you can mix and match ingredients.

 

Just remember your tastebuds change when you begin eating more plant based foods, less to no processed foods, and you reduce or eliminate animal based foods.

 

Health Tips: If you are healthy and not taking any prescription meds, then you can eat some sweet once in awhile.

 

Make it a healthy plant based sweet. The more you reduce or eliminate your sugar habit, you’ll feel better and your cravings will subside.

 

Read more about “Everything is Better With Chocolate: 15 Rich decadent Desserts Made With Carob, and Cacao” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Goji Berry, Chief Happiness Officer.

 

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The Vitamin That Targets And Kills Cancer Stem Cells | Care2 Healthy Living

The Vitamin That Targets And Kills Cancer Stem Cells | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
Discover the vitamin that destroys cancer stem cells-by best-selling author of 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, THE LIFE FORCE DIET, & BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST, Dr. Cook.
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Did you know that Vitamin C has been found to seek out and destroy cancer stem cells?

 

Because vitamin C is water soluble. it’s not stored in your body and therefore needs to be eaten on a daily basis to avoid being deficient.

 

Health Tips:

Are you aware that red pepper and broccoli have more vitamin C than does citrus fruits? Eating vitamin C rich foods can improve iron absorption in your body.

 

As for supplements, vitamin C in pill form doesn’t seem to work states Dr Michael Greger inches book, “How Not to Die”.

 

Read more about “The Vitamin that targets and Kills Cancer Stem Cells” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Cleaning Up Your Kidneys: Helpful Foods and Drinks to Consider

Cleaning Up Your Kidneys: Helpful Foods and Drinks to Consider | zestful living | Scoop.it
Your kidneys are a prime detox organ in your body. Here's how to take care of them best and some foods for those with kidney disease or concerns.
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Did you know that when your kidneys do not function properly metabolic waste products accumulate in your blood which eventually lead to symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath, confusion, and abnormal heart rhythms?

 

This information is from Dr Michael Greger, in his best selling book, “How Not to Die”.

 

Dr Greger says that most people with very poor kidney function don’t experience any symptoms. They either need a new kidney or need a transplant. Your kidneys can also fail suddenly because of certain toxins, infections, or urinary blockage.

 

The stats show that one in three people in the U.S. over the age of sixty-four may suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD). However Dr Greger says that three-quarters of the millions affected may not even know they have the disease.

 

This is very scary news. More than half of American adults aged thirty to sixty-four are expected says Dr Greger to develop kidney disease during their lifetimes. And most people die before reaching the dialysis stage because damaged kidneys take a huge toll on other body organs.

 

Proper heart function is tied to your kidneys. Here comes the kicker. Patients who are under age forty-five with kidney failure can be hundreds of times more likely to die of heart disease than those with working kidneys says Dr Greger.

 

Health Tips: Plant based real whole food to the rescue. You knew there was some good news. This lifestyle regimen is the best way to prevent and treat kidney disease.

 

You know that the Western or Standard American Diet is deadly to blood vessels in the heart and brain. So what do you think it does to your kidneys?

 

From clinical trials it has been shown that eating plant protein instead of animal based helps slow the deterioration of your kidney function. A 2014 double blind placebo controlled trial showed that plant protein helped preserve function in sick kidneys.

 

Animal protein is acid based, another reason why it is so harmful for your kidneys. Your body is the same today as it was in evolutionary times. Ancient human diets consisted almost entirely of plants. Your body is alkaline as are plants.

 

Read more about “Cleaning Up Your Kidneys: Helpful Food and Drinks to Consider” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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10 Impressive Benefits of Carrots

10 Impressive Benefits of Carrots | zestful living | Scoop.it
Nutrient rich carrots offer many health benefits including improved skin health, oral health and eyesight. Carrots also help improve digestion and cardiovascular health.
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Did you know that even though carrots are healthy beneficial root veggies, they are many times sweeter than the ones grown a hundred years ago?

 

Carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes can be eaten as healthy sweets in place of processed and/or commercial sugary desserts.

 

Health tips: Many plant based real whole food consumers make raw and baked carrot cakes, carrot cookies and sweets made with beets and sweet potatoes.

 

You’ll find a wealth of recipes online. You won’t need to add any additional sweetener as these root veggies are sweet enough by themselves.

 

Choose organic and or locally grown.

Read more about “10 Impressive Benefits of Carrots” from www.organicfacts.net

 

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Eating a Plant-Based Diet: How to Get Started

Eating a Plant-Based Diet: How to Get Started | zestful living | Scoop.it
The food we put into our bodies and feed our families is both deeply personal and often undervalued. It’s not about individual nutrients and calorie counting. It’s about the whole package—how our food makes us…
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Did you know that there are many people around the world who advocate for plant based real whole food? There are many different but similar programs related to the plant based lifestyle.

 

Here’s one from a Facebook friend, Kenden Alford speaking about her program which aligns with Dr John McDougal, T.Colin Campbell, and Jeff Novick.

 

Kenden’s Facebook page is Jewish Food Hero. Check her out as she has very interesting, thought provoking posts.

 

She advocates for filling the center of your plate and the food you consume with minimally-processed plant based foods.

 

She promotes simplicity so there’s no worry if you're not getting enough of some nutrient and there’s no guilt.

 

Kenden offers a Plant based Shopping List and a Simple Meal Guide to help you.

 

Health Tips: Start with greens, land and sea veggies, add some sprouts for high protein and rich nutrients, and algae, Next add the legumes your choice, whether it be beans, lentils, split peas. Add in nuts and seeds to pair with your greens and veggies.

 

Add a healthy whole grain if that works for you. Quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, millet or oats and barley are good choices. Finish with a ripe whole piece of fruit or eat your fruit separately from the produce as this subscriber does.

 

Read more about “Eating a Plant Based Diet: How To Get Started” from www.jewishfoodhero.com by Kenden Alford.

 

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The Ultimate Spice Guide for Vegan Cooking

The Ultimate Spice Guide for Vegan Cooking | zestful living | Scoop.it
Herbs and spices are some of the most nutrient-dense and least inexpensive flavor tools we have at our fingertips. Here's 19 of the best and how we like to use them best!
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Did you know that herbs and spices are one of the top best ways to flavor your food, whether plant based or vegetarian or Paleo? Spices add flavors and delectable aromas.

 

From this article you will learn that there are 15 known flavor identifiers for spices. They do not fit into the usual basic tastes and flavor categories (sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami (savory).

 

There is no salty. When you know more about these characteristics than it’s easier to decide which to use for your dish and which two pair well together.

 

Health Tips: The more you rely on herbs and spices, the better your food will taste as the flavors will come alive. When you use these spices, you’ll find you don’t need to use more than a pinch of sea salts.

 

Read more about “The Ultimate Spice Guide For Vegan Cooking” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Rhea Parsons.

 

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Which Milk for What Recipe: A Non-Dairy Milk Guide for All Your Cooking and Baking Needs

Which Milk for What Recipe: A Non-Dairy Milk Guide for All Your Cooking and Baking Needs | zestful living | Scoop.it
There are so many non-dairy milks to choose from! But which one is best for what, and how will each one change the taste of your recipes? Here, we've got answer, recipes, tips and more!
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Did you know that you can use plant based milks for all the food you make whether it be raw, cooked, or baked? Plant based milks are easy to make, more digestible for your body to absorb, except for coconut milk

have no saturated fat, have no milk sugar, no added hormones, and are anti-inflammatory.

 

You can choose from an assortment of different plant based milks whether you make your own or purchase. Try a few new ones to find out if you like them. This article lists quite a few which may not be familiar to you. Recipes included.

 

Health Tips: Food is fuel for your body. Eating food isn’t so much about feeling satiated as it is about being nourished. As you age, your body requires less food. Consume sprouts and sea veggies which have the most nutrition. From Brian Clement, LD, PhD, co-director Hippocrates Health Institute.

 

You can sprout chia, sesame, flax, and pumpkin seeds. To sprout, spread out and soak in non-bleached cheesecloth in the sun. Don’t soak in glass jar with water as they will turn moldy. 

 

When they swell up, the sprouted seeds have eight times more nutrients. You can then dehydrate them and grind them up to use in all kinds of recipes.

 

They can be used for salad dressings in place of oil or you can make hummus with them. Store your sprouted seeds in fridge.

 

Read more about “Which Milk For What Recipe: A Non-Dairy Milk Guide” from www,onegreenplanet.org by Rhea Parsons.

 

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The Link Between Magnesium and a Good Night's Sleep

The Link Between Magnesium and a Good Night's Sleep | zestful living | Scoop.it
You can try changing your sleep routine and curbing your caffeine intake, but sometimes these lifestyle interventions fall short. Supplements are another
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Did you know that consuming foods rich in magnesium helps with over 300 biochemical reactions in your body including sleep? 

 

Your body needs magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium (the electrolyte minerals) and others including trace minerals as well as vitamins and other nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants.

 

When your body is deficient in these key substances then it doesn’t have the proper building blocks necessary to thrive. That’s when you start craving certain foods and also when you begin to notice symptoms of illness. 

 

This is your body’s way of saying, ‘i’m having an internal problem, please wake up and feed me what I need.”

 

Your body thrives on plant based real whole foods as it’s what your gut bacteria eat. Keep your trillions of gut flora healthy and you stay healthy too. What a simple concept, too bad most people seem to be unaware.

 

Why is it most people treat their car with such care, but neglect their body? 

 

Health tips:  Fresh in season organic, sustainable, or local produce (greens, veggies, fruit) and other plant based real whole foods are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and all the necessary phytochemicals (plant nutrients) your body requires. 

 

Add some sprouts, algae, sea veggies, and you have given your body the best gift it could ever receive. You’ve given it LOVE.

 

Read More about “The Link Between Magnesium and a Good Night’s Sleep” from www.ecowatch.com by Kerri-Ann Jennings Authority Nutrition.

 

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Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead

Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead | zestful living | Scoop.it
Proton pump inhibitors are linked to problems like nutrient deficiencies, joint pain, bone fractures, heart attacks and dementia.
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Did you know that taking acid blockers harm your body and don’t help acid reflux problems? Your stomach is mostly composed of acid which is needed for digestion. GERD is one of the common disorders of your digestive tract.

 

The two most common problems are heartburn and regurgitation of the stomach contents back up in the throat. This problem causes many hospital/doctor visits and can cause cancer. This disease has increased in the last number of years in the U.S.

 

High fat increase is associated with increased risk says Dr. Michael Greger, www,nutritionfacts.org while high fiber content appears to be protective. From studies done with volunteers it appears that high fat content relaxes the sphincter at top of your stomach which is supposed to keep the acid in the food down.

 

45 studies have shown that high fat meals with meat increased the cancer risk. Red meat apparently is more associated with cancer in the esophagus, while poultry is associated with cancer at the top of the stomach.

 

In a study it was determined that consuming egg yolks is a risk factor for GERD. Eating egg yolks induced an increase in the plasma level of cholecystokinin (CCK) which is involved in the “occurrence of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation’. Eating meat also causes this problem.

 

Plant based food, including beans, veggies, fruit had decreased risk of cancer in whole foods not in pill form. Half reduction has been shown with people eating plant based whole foods. 

 

Protein pump inhibitors are harmful as they cause nutrient deficiencies, bone fractures, and pneumonia. PPIs also have been shown to decimate your gut bacteria. They are however a huge cash cow to the tune of Billions of dollars for the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Health tips:  The best veggies to consume would be red-orange (carrots, pumpkins, tomatoes) and green veggies, berry juice, apples, and citrus fruit. Do eat more plant based real whole foods because the more these type of foods you ingest, the less of the inflammatory food you will be consuming.

 

Read more about “Pop a Pill For Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead” from www.newyorktimes.com by Jane E Brody.

 

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