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The Amazing Healing Properties of 13 Common Fruits

The Amazing Healing Properties of 13 Common Fruits | zestful living | Scoop.it
Fruits elicit not only joy in the eating of them -- incidentally, the word fruit stems from the Latin word frui, meaning "to enjoy, use" -- but they also nourish and protect the body with powerful, built-in medicinal activity. Fruits are, of course, by design a "perfect food," intended to entice animals to consume them in order to help disseminate their seed.
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Who doesn't love the delicious satisfying sweet taste of fruit?  Fruit has amazing medicinal benefits. Are you aware that humans cannot like animals,, produce vitamin C from glucose? We have a biological dependence on obtaining vitamin C from external sources.

 

Read this interesting article on the Amazing Healing Properties of 13 Common Fruits. And be sure to eat a few pieces of fruit (organic preferable) every day to get all the health benefits and to add sweetness into your meals. A good idea is to try a new fruit every day or at least once a week So what's your favorite fruit?

 

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Gene Finch's curator insight, August 6, 2014 2:07 PM

Healing Properties of Fruits

Fresh fruits are good for our bodies, because they are jam packed with vitamins and minerals. Even many doctors and healthy specialists, encourage their patients and clients to eat much fruits daily. In general, fruits are good for us, but, did you know that some fruits have amazing healing properties?
1) Coconuts- are good to help in the fight against gastric ulcers. The milk and the water of the coconut have anti-ulcerogenic properties.

2) Cherry- helps in the fight against inflammation and pain. Anthrocyanins is a compound found in cherries, that is effective in pain and inflammation reduction.

3) Cranberry- the cranberry extract, is effective in the prevention of urinary tract infesction in women.

4) Elderberry- this fruit is used as remedy to anti-respiration, this is due to its active compound, "flavonoids".

5) Grapefruit- this fruit, including the seeds, have been known to be effective in the fighting against urinary tract infections.

6) Lemon- lemonade has been known to be effective with persons who has kidney stones.
7) Kiwifruit- this fruit has been known to lower cholesterol, when used with hawthorn.

8) Papaya- new research shows that unripened papaya, when applied to skin ulcers, has a positive effect rate of 72%.

9) Pineapple- the compound bromelain, when extracted from the pineapple, has been shown to be effective in some cancers.

10) Pomegranate- this fruit contains potent plant estrogen, and may function as a regulator for hormones.

11) Plantain- this fruit has been known to be effective in the treatment of diarrhea, clinical research confirms that plantain is valuable in its management.

12) Strawberry- this fruit is good in the help of cardiovascular health, it has also been shown to relax the lining of the blood vessels. This works to help to reduce blood pressure.

13) Watermelon- this fruit contains amino acids, which helps with the natural dilation of the blood vessels and the reducing of blood pressure.

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

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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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Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden | Care2 Healthy Living

Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know that when you eat refined processed food, sugars, and animal based food, your gut doesn’t recognize these as real food because since millions of years your gut has only known about fiber and these foods have no fiber? Fiber is key to a healthy microbiome.

 

Your gut also doesn’t recognize antibiotics, so be sure to take probiotics as well. Any chemicals, drugs, meds, over-the-counter meds (OTC), and protein pump inhibitors (PPIs), statins have been shown to decimate your gut.

 

Your body doesn’t understand about low fiber intake. Instead it thinks ‘bad bacteria” because it mistakes low fiber intake for having a population of bad bacteria says Dr Michael Greger.

 

“Bad bacteria equates to low butyrate, a short chain fatty acid which your good bacteria make from the plant based real whole prebiotic fiber you consume daily.

 

Why is this information important for you? Think about it, without butyrate production your immune system goes on high inflammation alert because there’s little to no needed fiber. 

 

Without the fiber, you gut flora consist of bad/poor strains of bacteria which disrupt the balance in your immune system leading to chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (iBS).

 

Health Tips:  Greens, sprouts, land and sea veggies, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts/seeds, and ancient whole grains is everything you need for a healthy gut, brain, and body.

 

Asparagus, chicory, dandelion greens and other greens (mustard seed, collard greens, beet greens, turnip greens, fave greens), jicama, garlic, onion, leeks, artichoke, beans are just some of the whole plant based real whole food that your healthy bacteria thrive on.

 

Read more about “Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden” by www.care2.com by Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org 

 

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Excessive Fat Consumption Impairs Heart Function | Natural Life Energy - Health Activist

Excessive Fat Consumption Impairs Heart Function | Natural Life Energy - Health Activist | zestful living | Scoop.it
The consumption of meals high in fat compromise endothelial function. Arteries contain a layer of cells called the endothelium.
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Did you know that excessive fat consumption during a meal can compromise endothelial function? The inner lining of your arteries is called the endothelium. The endothelial controls your artery’s ability to dilate and constrict to move blood and nutrients.

 

Are you aware that the endothelium is your body’s largest endocrine or hormone producing organ? Animal based fats and sunflower oil have been shown to worsen the endothelial function as does prolonged sitting and cigarette smoking.

 

Health Tips:  Consumption of plant based real whole food has been proven to reduce angina attacks in patients. Dr Dean Ornish reported a 91 percent reduction within a few weeks with or without exercise.

 

Plant based regimens help clean out arteries and also improve their day to day function says Dr Michael Greger in his book, “How Not to Die”. Heart disease can be reversed.

 

The control group patients in the Dr Ornish study who were told to follow the advice of their doctors had a 186 percent increase in angina attacks. They kept eating the same Western diet that harmed their arteries.

 

Read more about “Excessive Fat Consumption Impairs Heart Function” from www.naturallifeenergy.com by Aqiyl Anyis. 

 

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7 Ways Doodling & Coloring Benefit Your Brain | Care2 Healthy Living

7 Ways Doodling & Coloring Benefit Your Brain | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know that doodling, coloring, and any ART related activity helps your brain perform better, think better, and be more creative?

 

Art builds new neurons allowing you to problem solve which can serve you in other disciplines throughout your life. Importantly as well, art can help you to relax and feel safe. Art can heal when you take that first step.

 

So go ahead and create your art masterpiece through doodling, drawing, coloring, painting, and any other free form expressions. 

 

Health Tips:  Bring your colored pencils/crayons and designs with on long airplane trips to help your mind to relax and break the boredom of long flights.

 

Create your own designs just for you or share with others. Anyone of you can be creative. You just have to begin.

 

Love to hear from our artist friends for this post.

 

Read more about “7 Ways Doodling and Coloring Benefit Your Brain” from www.care2.com by Diana Vilbert

 

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What To Eat For Clear Skin

What To Eat For Clear Skin | zestful living | Scoop.it
Scroll through above for the best foods for clear skin! From Nutritionist Mikaela Reuben.   There are many factors at play when it comes to the [...]
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Did you know that consumption of plant based real whole foods are just the ticket for healthy, glowing, blemish-free skin? When you give your body the proper raw materials it will heal. 

 

Conversely when you feed your body with pro-inflammatory foods which your body can’t utilize, it becomes inflamed and sick. The very first place where the inflammation shows up is your skin. 

This is your body’s way of saying, “wake up, I’m hurting, try changing the food you eat and also the cosmetics you use”.

 

Processed refined foods and all kinds of sugar will harm your body in so many damaging ways causing inflammation and later chronic diseases. Environmental pollution and chemicals in the air, water, food, home, cosmetics, and household cleaners can also damage your skin.

 

How much quality sleep you get each night and how much stress is in your life as well as your hormones, your genes, and lifestyle habits all contribute to the health of your skin and to your overall health.

 

What you ingest impacts your entire body. Remember you heal from the inside out.

 

Health Tips:  Greens are the best food for your skin. Eat them in salads, use as wraps, eat them for a snack, blend them with no fruit in a smoothie, or juice them.  You can also buy organic green powders, but make sure to eat fresh greens too.

 

Be sure to drink half your weight in filtered water throughout your day. Water is necessary for clean clear skin.

 

Read more about “The 10 Best Foods For Clear Skin” by www.thenewpotato.com by Mikaela Rueben, Nutritionist.

 

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Master mineral: Why you need the magic of magnesium

Master mineral: Why you need the magic of magnesium | zestful living | Scoop.it
Why your mind and muscles need more of this chilled out mineral.
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Did you know that magnesium supports over 300 biochemical reactions in your body and is one of the essential electrolyte minerals your body requires? When you crave certain foods, such as chocolate, this is your body’s way of telling you that you are deficient in magnesium.

 

Health Tips:  Plant based real whole foods are rich in the mineral magnesium which supports heart health, your nervous system, your bones, and regulates your blood sugar levels.

 

These foods are magnesium rich:

Pumpkin seeds and other seeds

Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, and pine nuts

Spinach, Chard

Broccoli

Artichoke hearts and okra

Peas and Beans

Buckwheat flour, oats, and brown rice

Dark raw cacao with no sugar

 

Ionic liquid magnesium is another good way to supplement if you’re not getting enough magnesium from the food you consume. Taking Epsom salt baths is a soothing way to help relax your tired muscles. Epsom salts are another good source of magnesium.

 

Read more about “Master Mineral: Why You Need the Magic of Magnesium” from www.vogue.com.au by Jody Scott, WELLBEING.

 

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Health Benefits of Red Cabbage - Hippocrates Health Institute

Health Benefits of Red Cabbage - Hippocrates Health Institute | zestful living | Scoop.it
Health Benefits of Red Cabbage The health benefits of red cabbage are no secret. In ancient times, Greeks and Egyptians used cabbage extract as a remedy for treating digestion problems, mushroom poisoning and reducing wine intoxication while in this age, experts have proven how consumption of red cabbage is associated with several health benefits. Red …
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Did you know that red cabbage is a powerhouse cruciferous veggie which is a rich source of fiber, helping your digestion, high in vitamins A, C, and K, and is a potent source of flavonoids do to its red pigment? This color pigment is what differentiates red cabbage from the other crucifers.

 

Plant foods are anti-inflammatory, but some like those with deep color pigmentation have more antioxidants which squash free radicals which cause oxidative stress in your body. A buildup of oxidative stress eventually causes inflammation which leads to disease states.

 

Health tips:  Eat a rainbow of plant foods each day which will ensure you’re getting a varied regimen of different plant nutrients in greens/veggies, and some ripe fruit. Specialty health products that focus on one main plant food are incomplete and unbalanced.

 

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Top 8 Myths About Eating Vegan, Busted

Top 8 Myths About Eating Vegan, Busted | zestful living | Scoop.it
There are still many myths and misunderstandings surrounding a plant-based diet. We’ve dispelled the most popular myths here.
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Did you know that there is so much misinformation and myths concerning plant based real whole food regimens? You can always take a leap of faith and dive in, in other words try it for yourself. Of course this process means you would have to rethink about your biases.

 

OK already enough - the protein question has been answered. Everyone no matter what type of food you’re consuming gets enough and many times more than enough protein. 

 

If you’re a vegan you’re probably eating processed food and taking protein powder drinks and getting way too much protein which has been shown to harm your kidneys and your bones. 

 

If you’re eating animal based three meals a day you get way too much pro-inflammatory protein and then adding processed foods and /or protein powders on top of what you normally eat sets you up for a protein meltdown damaging your health.

 

If you’ve been a reader/subscriber of this site you’ll have noticed that the word ‘vegan” isn’t used. Plant based real whole food is what is recommended at this zestful-living site.

 

Not always, but usually, most people who eat total plant based don’t buy a lot of processed foods. They may purchase some and/or don’t buy any processed foods.

 

Yes we eat sprouts, greens, sea veggies, cruciferous veggies (broccoli and family), squashes, other veggies, nuts/seeds, herbs and spices, and ripe fruit, but we also eat legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, split peas), and some ancient whole grains. 

 

By the way when you consume real whole plant based food for a couple of weeks and longer, you’ll start to notice that your taste buds change. As they adapt to the real food (which your body needs to function), you will taste the true flavors of these foods.

 

Listen up, they are not bland and tasteless. These plant foods are alive with flavor, aroma, rainbow colors, beauty and are luscious honest to goodness nutrition.

 

You can create any dish you made using animal based food. Here’s a few to tempt you:

Buckwheat or quinoa-beet burgers or walnut-lentil burgers,

Raw veggie lasagna with Brazil nut "parmesan" or baked

Nut or lentil loaf,

Spicy chocolate chili

Lentil Salad, Sunflower "Tuna" Salad

White bean Fondue

Cauliflower or sweet potato crust veggie pizza with nut  cheese Asian, Thai, Chinese food, African peanut stew with quinoa

Pumpkin buckwheat pancakes, Egg-less omelets

Dressings, spreads, dips, sauces

Raw Cashew Yogurt with Berries

Macadamia cream cheese, Nut Free "Nacho" cheese

Egg-free coconut macaroons

Raw cheesecakes, nut cheese crackers,

Creamy Egg-less nog, and so many more delicious mouth watering recipes.

 

Read more about “Top 8 Myths About Vegan Eating Busted” from www.forksoverknives.com by Naomi Imatome-Yun.

 

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Ten Holistic Tips for a Life-Long Healthy Gut - Hippocrates Health Institute

Ten Holistic Tips for a Life-Long Healthy Gut - Hippocrates Health Institute | zestful living | Scoop.it
by Nathan Batalion, PhD, Certified Traditional Naturopath We can “tip our hats” to someone while bowing to them by leaning forward from our gut, our core. We “tip a waiter/waitress” after a meal, symbolic of a bowing gratefulness after having filled our gut. How appropriate then to offer some tips back to ourselves to promote …
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Did you know you can nurture your gut, your second brain to be healthy and whole? Your immune system is the seat of your health and well-being. When your gut is healthy, you are as well.

 

Health tips:  When you consume a total organic plant based real whole food regimen your gut, brain, and body work together harmoniously. If you’re just beginning your wellness journey know that there will be hills and valleys and speed bumps along the way. This is as it should be. 

 

Everyone’s body is a little different. Learn to trust your body to tell you what feels good and what doesn’t.  Go slow with beans as it may take your body some time to adjust. Lentils are easier on your body’s digestion. You can sprout or cook adzuki beans, green/brown lentils, and other legumes. 

 

Add more raw foods to your meals. Ripe fruit is an easy way to begin as is eating sprouts. You can purchase green sprouts, including broccoli, radish, pea shoots, and sunflower shoots in your market or grow your own in soil or water and you will always have fresh green living food available year round.

 

 Have on hand in your fridge cut up raw carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, red/yellow peppers, celery, cauliflower florets, broccoli, thinly sliced red cabbage or other veggies you like. You can add to your salads or use as veggie dippers for hummus.

 

Buy some organic seaweed (sea veggies). Most markets and online carry it. The easiest way is to grind into a powder and sprinkle like herbs onto your food at each meal.. You will be giving your body living rich minerals plus vitamins A,B,C,D,E, K and other phyto (plant) nutrients.

 

Eat fermented foods and take a good quality probiotic. Be careful with gluten if you have health issues. The ancient grains such as quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, millet, and teff can be eaten by most people. You can also sprout these seeds and make raw sprouted breads and cookies.

 

Of course make sure to drink filtered water half your body weight  every day. So if you weigh 140 pounds, then drink 70 ounces/day. Green drinks or juicing are very beneficial. If you’re making smoothies, then make them green smoothies only with no fruit.

 

If you’re still buying processed foods, don’t beat yourself up, just buy the least processed ones. Stay away from processed food with the word “refined”on the label because these commercial foods contain GMOs and other ingredients that your body can’t utilize and/or are toxic.

 

Eliminate completely or drastically reduce your consumption of all sugars, yes ALL. Organic liquid Stevia can be used and you only need a few drops.

 

Get in the habit of using organic spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg. Use vanilla bean or extract and you can add raw carob for a chocolaty taste or raw cacao.

 

Breathe deeply through your nose. Meditate, practice yoga, or tai chi, or qi gong and/or aerobic, weight lifting daily. Be mindful throughout your day and be kind to all animals and to each other and of course to Mother Earth.

 

Read more about this helpful article “Ten Holistic Tips For a Long-Life Healthy Gut” from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org by Nathan Batalion, PhD,Certified traditional Naturopath.

 

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Mediterranean Diet & Atherosclerosis | Care2 Healthy Living

Mediterranean Diet & Atherosclerosis | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
What happens inside the arteries going to the hearts and brains of those who add nuts or extra virgin olive oil to their diet?
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Did you know that the fat you eat affects your arteries?  In a landmark study three types of fat appeared to significantly increase the likelihood of appearance of new lesions: lauric, oleic, linoleic. 

 

Lauric is a saturated fat found in coconut and palm oil which is often found in junk foods Oleic comes from the Latin oleum for olive oil, but these test subjects oleic came from cake, chicken, and pork. The linoleic came from chicken. In this study, the participants were consuming mostly junk, chicken, and pork which tended to close off their coronary arteries.

 

The study suggested that both plant and animal fats are associated with the appearance of new atherosclerotic lesions in your coronary arteries. To find out if major sources of plant based fats like nuts and olive oil help or hurt, T

 

housands of people in Spain who were at high risk for heart disease and already were consuming a Mediterranean regimen participated in the PREDIMED study. 

 

Nuts or olive oil. Read the article to discover the the results.

 

Health tips:  Plant based real whole food is delicious and nutritious and best of all you experience great health consuming these foods on a daily basis. When you give your body the necessary raw materials to rebuild and repair its organs, tissues, and systems, everything in your body gets better.

 

Food is information which your body utilizes to help it function optimally. Your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health improves when you rid your body of toxins.

 

Read more about “Does a Mediterranean Diet Improve Atherosclerosis” from www.care.2.com by Dr Michael Greger, nutritionfacts.org 

 

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Nuts and Seeds Help Keep Disease Away

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Many studies link regular nut and seed consumption with a healthier, longer life. How do nuts and seeds work to enhance our health?
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Did you know that not consuming enough nuts and seeds is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the Global Burden of Disease Study? Nuts and seeds are both healthy protein and healthy fats.

 

Walnuts win as the healthiest nut, but eating any type of nut and or seed counts. Walnuts have the highest antioxidants and omega 3 levels in lab studies. When people consume nuts, study after study shows that those folks tend to live longer and suffer fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease.

 

 In the PREDIMED study, researchers found the best health benefits associated with walnuts, especially for preventing cancer deaths. Participants who ate more than three servings of walnuts per week appeared to cut their risk of dying from cancer in half.

 

Health Tips: Nuts and seeds and nut/seed butters are packed with nutrition, especially homemade without added sugar, salt, and added oils. Two tablespoons might contain 200 calories, but these are healthy compared to eating junk and fast food which have no nutrients. Nuts and seeds are satiating, so eating less stills fills you up.

 

In twenty clinical trials on nut consumption not one showed any major weight gain. The studies showed either less weight gain than predicted, no weight gain at all, or weight loss. Of course if you sit down and eat a whole jar of nut butter at one sitting, the results will be quite different.

 

Nuts and seeds are the whole plant in a tiny little package. If you have nut allergies, choose seeds instead.

 

Read more about “Nuts and Seeds Help Keep Disease Away” from www.drfuhrman.com 

 

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6 Easy Ways to Cut Back On Meat If You’re Not Ready to Give it Up Just Yet

6 Easy Ways to Cut Back On Meat If You’re Not Ready to Give it Up Just Yet | zestful living | Scoop.it
So whether you want to go 95 percent vegan or you just want to dabble in plant-based cooking, here is a list of ways you can cut down on your meat consumption without taking the full veg plunge.
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Do you know you can ease into consuming more plant based food? If you’re not quite ready to give up all your animal based foods, here are 5 ways you can begin to make a discernible difference for your health and the health of our planet.

 

Health Tips:  Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are a versatile legume, also a protein and veggie which gives you the second meal effect so you feel satiated.. Check out all the different ways you can incorporate chickpeas into your food meals from onegreenplanet.org 

 

Read more about “6 Easy Ways to Cut back on Meat If You’re Not ready to give it Up Just Yet” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Rachael Curit.

 

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Why Seaweed Is One of the Healthiest Foods on Earth

Why Seaweed Is One of the Healthiest Foods on Earth | zestful living | Scoop.it
If you don't eat some form of seaweed regularly, then you are seriously missing out. It is one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet.
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Did you know that seaweed also known as sea veggies are one of the most nutritious foods you can consume? Sea veggies contain rich mineral content, such as iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, iodine, sodium, potassium, silica, germanium, and phosphorus, and many more. 

 

Sea veggies also contain proteins, fiber, canteens, enzymes, oxygen, plant nutrients, and photo (plant) hormones. Sea veggies also contain vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K.

 

Sea veggies help normalize blood pressure, are a blood prefer, normalize thyroid related disorders such as being overweight and lymph system congestion.

 

Sea veggies grow in salt water everywhere on this planet. There are multitudes of different types.

 

They are classified into different categories by color as either brown, red, or green sea veggies. Each has a distinct shape, texture, and taste. Kelp, arame, dulse, nori, wakame, Irish Moss, and Kombu are some well known sea veggies.

 

People all over the world have been consuming sea veggies for thousands of years. It’s a good idea to consume sea veggies as most land veggies are grown in depleted soils with loss of needed minerals.

 

Sea veggies absorb the minerals from the ocean and convert them into living organic mineral compounds that our bodies can recognize and use.

 

This information comes from Hippocrates Health Institute.

 

Health tips:  Are you aware that your body requires iodine as it is an key component of your thyroid hormones? Your thyroid hormones regulate many different biochemical processes in your body. 

 

Sea veggies protect your thyroid from the damaging effects of fluoride and they boost your immune system. Two tablespoons for an adult and one tablespoon for a child.

 

Sea veggies are usually eaten in small quantities powdered or finely chopped.For large pieces it’s recommended that you soak in warm water for 10-20 minutes until they are soft enough to slice.

 

This also removes some of the excess salt. Make sure to drain the soak water as it is much too salty to use.

 

Read more about “Why Seaweed is One of the Healthiest Foods on Earth” from www.authoritynutrition.com by Alina Petre, MS RD.

 

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6 Ways to Add Clean Protein to Your Smoothie Without a Powder

6 Ways to Add Clean Protein to Your Smoothie Without a Powder | zestful living | Scoop.it
Protein powders are helpful ways to add protein to your diet, but they're not necessary to obtain enough of this important nutrient. Learn how to make a smoothie without protein powder with these protein-rich choices!
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Did you know that quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, oats, nut butters, and seeds, including chia, hemp, pumpkin, sesame, and flaxseeds pair very well for added healthy protein with your greens for a green smoothie or a main dish with land and sea veggies? 

 

Some of you have asked for recipes that are iron-rich and high in magnesium, B vitamins, and potassium. Most all of these foods in this article fit the bill. 

 

You can mix and match any seed with a green and whole ancient grain or oats for a tasty protein nutrient dense meal that is sure to please, will fill you up, and provide tons of energy.

 

Health Tips: Chia, hemp, flax, and pumpkin seeds are also good plant based sources of omega 3s as are walnuts.. For plant based DHA, be sure to consume sea veggies (seaweed). Your brain needs the DHA. 

 

Omega 3s reduce cholesterol, lower the risk of heart attack and strokes, boost your immune system, control viral infections, improve brain function, and relieve symptoms of inflammatory symptoms like arthritis.

 

Here’s a delicious grain free hemp tabbouleh from Sarah Britton. You can use quinoa in place of the chickpeas if desired.

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked chickpeas - pulse in FP until grain size. Put them in a large bowl.

Chop 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley leaves.

Add 1/2 cup mint leaves. 

Add herbs to chickpeas.

 

Toast 1/2 cup raw pine nuts or raw organic almonds, or sunflower seeds in a dry skillet about 5 minutes until golden and fragrant. Remove from pan and transfer to clean plate to cool.

 

Add cooked pine or almond nuts, 1/2 cup hemp seeds, 1 small sliced red onion, and zest of 1 organic lemon to the chickpea mixture.

 

Make the dressing: whisk 1-2 tablespoons of organic hemp oil or extra virgin organic olive oil, lemon juice, 1 organic garlic clove minced, pinch of sea salt. Pour over salad, tossing to combine.

 

Tear 5 or 6 large arugula or chard leaves onto serving plate. Slice the 4 or 5 medium heirloom organic tomatoes into thick pieces and arrange on individual plates on top of greens..

 

Drizzle with a little of the oil and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Spoon tabbouleh salad over the tomatoes, and serve.

 

Read more about “6 Ways to Add Clean Protein to Your Smoothie Without a Powder” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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4 Reasons To Choose A Plant-Based Diet (And Ways To Eat More Plant-Based Foods) | Care2 Healthy Living

4 Reasons To Choose A Plant-Based Diet (And Ways To Eat More Plant-Based Foods) | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
Here are 4 reasons to choose plant-based diet and ways to eat more plant-based foods
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Did you know that regardless of which regimen you follow, whether plant based/vegan, Mediterranean/Paleo, or any other program; the best thing you can do for your health is to eat more greens, sea and land veggies, sprouts, fermented foods, and fruit. organic or local preferred to reduce your pesticide load? 

 

Adding more greens/veggies/fruit has been shown in numerous clinical trial and other studies to be the one factor that can add years to your life, can reduce inflammation which leads to chronic diseases, and even if you start later in life, you can see improvement. Most chronic diseases start in your early years with symptoms showing in your mid to later years.

 

Health tips:  Have a food processor or blender? Then try this simple to make, delicious pate.

 

1-2 cups carrots, 1 or 2 parsnips chopped, 1 lemon/juice and 1 slice of raw ginger, 1/4 cup tahini, 1/2-1 cup soaked and drained raw cashews, pinch sea salt. You can slather on raw veggies, use as salad dressing, fill a red/orange/yellow pepper, use in place of plant based mayo in wraps.

 

Read more about “4 Reasons to Choose a Plant Based Diet (and Ways to Eat More Plant Based Foods) from www.care2.com by Brian Syuki.

 

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Spring Veggies: Health Benefits And Recipe Ideas | Care2 Healthy Living

Spring Veggies: Health Benefits And Recipe Ideas | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
One glorious thing about spring is the abundance of delicious spring veggies hitting the farmer's market.
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Did you know there are different greens, veggies, and fruits for each season? Eating seasonally connects you on a deeper level to the food you consume. Choosing to buy seasonal produce reduces the travel time for these foods. 

 

Certain foods give your body what it needs at each season. Abiding by the natural rhythms of planet Earth comes springtime, the renewal of life heralding youthfulness. Wild greens, leeks, spring peas, beckon you to new tastes and seasonal delights.

 

Health Tips:  Asparagus is a rich source of glutathione, the master antioxidant. It is rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

 

Glutathione helps detox toxins from your body. Add a small  amount of water to a pan and cook small thin asparagus stalks for a few minutes, crunchy and so sweet.

 

Spring red cabbage can be used as an open wrap filled with quinoa, amaranth, or even millet, sprinkle with a spicy seasoning or use za’atar.

 

Add some fresh sprouted pea shoots and some white beans, olives, some lemon zest, a zippy dressing of your choice and you’ve got the makings of a perfectly lovely spring luncheon dish.

 

Turnips can help reduce mucus, ease lung congestion, and relieve sore throats. They are a good source of vitamin C, helping your immune system. You can slice very thin and eat raw or steam, bake, pickle these peppery earthy delights.

 

Dandelion greens are one of the most nutritious greens growing in your yard. Dandelions help fight cancer, boost your immune system, keep you young, build bones, teeth, and blood, and protect your heart from atherosclerosis. 

 

These greens are rich sources of beta-carotene, chlorophyll, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Harvest before they flower from your yard. Eat raw or steam lightly.

 

Read more about “14 Spring Veggies: Health benefits and tasty Recipes” from www.care2.com by Becky Striepe.

 

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Probiotics Vs Antibiotics - Hippocrates Health Institute

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Probiotics vs. Antibiotics by Dr. Irene Belaga, Hippocrates Health Educator The World Health Organization (WHO) has been citing glaring, escalating and repeated concerns about antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance growing at an alarming rate. In 2011, Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the WHO said, “In the absence of urgent corrective and protective actions, the world …
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Did you know that there are always 2 sides to every issue? Consider this interesting  perspective on probiotics vs antibiotics from a psychologist who asks “what was the broader view of healthcare before antibiotics came onto the scene"?

 

 The overuse of antibiotics, both in industrial factory farms and also because some physicians unwittingly prescribe them for the wrong reasons has caused an antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance epidemic to enfold.

 

Again the focus from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Medical Association (AMA) is to focus on the cure with newer antibiotics.

 

What if these organizations, other physicians, and you the public decided to focus on prevention instead. What if we go back in time so to speak and focus on probiotics and fermented foods, including more pant based real whole foods.

 

In the early 1900’s there was very little or no processed chemical laden induced food and fast food restaurants. There were no large mega grocery stores or smaller healthy markets. People ate at home from their gardens and cooked their own food. 

 

 Kids played outside and got into the dirt. People worked longer hours and very rarely sat for long periods of time.

 

Factory farms were unheard of, yet there were health concerns in slaughterhouses of filthy conditions. 

 

In the late forties and early fifties change was imminent. Convenience became the watchword for a new era.

 

Today convenience is still very much with us, but at what cost. 

 

Health Tips: Do your best to eat healthy organic plant based real whole food, exercise, walk, do resistance training, get outside everyday, get some sun.

 

Everyone gets sick from time to time, but when you’re following a plant based regimen and moving throughout your day, the duration time for your illness is shorter and less frequent.

 

Eat natural antibiotics which are, you guess it, plant based fresh produce: greens, veggies, and ripe fruit. These are the foods that feed your gut flora and keep them healthy. When your good bacteria is healthy, then so are you.

 

Take a high quality probiotic, eat fermented food, cultured food. If you do get a nasty infection, then yes have your physician prescribe an antibiotic, but make sure you’re still taking the probiotic.

 

Read more about “Probiotics Vs Antibiotics” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Dr Irene Belaga, Hippocrates Health Educator.

 

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Forget drugs, broccoli and spinach protect against deadly diseases

Forget drugs, broccoli and spinach protect against deadly diseases | zestful living | Scoop.it
Broccoli can protect against cancer and treat autism, while spinach is the healthiest food on the planet. Vegetables can even make you more attractive.
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Did you know that broccoli and spinach are two of the most healthy foods on the planet that protect against chronic diseases?  Both are members of the the dark leafy green family, such as  spinach, chard, fava greens, beet greens, arugula, collards, kale, mustard greens, sorrel, and turnip greens.

 

Next up are the crucifers, including arugula, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, horseradish, kale, mustard greens, radishes, turnip greens, and watercress. If you’re interested in prolonging your life, then commit to eating greens every day.

 

Health Tips:  Many of these greens and cruciferous veggies can be sprouted as well as grown as microgreens. You can eat anywhere from one to four cups of sprouts per day for the average person.

 

Sprouts for eating include adzuki, mung beans, lentils, fenugreek, garbanzo, alfalfa, clover, broccoli, radish, onion, beet, garlic, cabbage, buckwheat, pea shoots, and sunflower shoots. Some sprouts are grown for eating, some for juicing, and some for both. Wheatgrass is only for juicing.

 

Grow a variety of different sprouts so as to get a complete balanced nutritional profile. No one plant has all the needed nutrients. 

 

Read more about “Forget Wonder Drugs, You Need Broccoli and Spinach to Protect You Against Deadly Diseases” from www.dailymail.co.uk by Dr Michael Greger.

 

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Why Doctors Need to Talk About Plant-Based Diets

Why Doctors Need to Talk About Plant-Based Diets | zestful living | Scoop.it
Many doctors struggle to talk about nutrition with their patients. But there is something we can do to fix it.
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Did you know that consuming plant based real whole foods is evidence based and has a measurable impact on your risk for disease? Your body is dependent on having fiber to move food through your colon. Fiber helps eliminate some toxins as well.

 

As as been stated over and over again, animal based foods have no fiber and neither does much of the packaged, boxed processed food in the marketplace. High quality fiber only comes from plant foods. And no, ketchup does not qualify.

 

However cholesterol is abundant in animal based food and not in plant foods. Your body makes its own cholesterol as well and therefore doesn’t need any additional. 

 

Plant based regimens have been shown to lower cholesterol just as effectively as first-line statin drugs, but without the side effects. Statins side effects include the potential for liver or muscle damage according to Dr Michael Greger. 

 

Dr Greger goes on to say that biopsies show that people on statins show evidence of muscle damage even if their blood work is normal and they exhibit no symptoms of muscle weakness or soreness. Other studies reveal that statins have the potential for brain related side effects, such as memory loss and confusion. 

 

Statin drugs also “appear to increase risk of developing diabetes”. A different “study in 2013 of several thousand  breast cancer patients reported that long term use of statins may double a woman’s risk of invasive breast cancer”. Benefits vs side effects from plant based consumption “

is less cancer and diabetes risk, and protection of your liver and brain”.

 

Health Tips:  Heart disease is reversible on plant based programs. Doesn’t it make sense to start your prevention early in life? Chronic diseases for the most part show up decades later. 

 

Yes you can pop a pill, take a specialized drug, but you can also make a commitment to consume a plant based real whole food lifestyle.

 

Your body will heal itself if you give it the plant nutrients it needs. Consume 2-3 cups of sprouted and other greens and sea and land veggies every day. Add a 1/2 cup of legumes (lentils, peas, beans) with each meal. Opt for organic as much as possible to reduce pesticides and GmOs.

 

Add in whole ancient grains and some ripe fruit.  Remember to keep drinking half your weight in filtered water throughout your day. And keep doing your weight lifting, aerobics and walking daily.

 

Read more about “Why Doctors Need to Talk About Plant Based Diets” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Dr.Angie Eakin, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

 

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12 More Awesome Uses For Almond Butter

12 More Awesome Uses For Almond Butter | zestful living | Scoop.it
Go even more nuts for almond butter with these 12 recipe ideas.
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Did you know you can use nut butters in non traditional recipes in place of other oils/seed butters, for a creamy texture, in baking to replace oils, and to add additional plant based protein, magnesium, B vitamins, and calcium?

 

Protein supports the muscles, tendons, and collagen production in your body. Calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and boron help your bones be strong

 

Health tips:  See how easy is it is incorporate plant based nuts/seed butters into your meals. Another way to eat nut/seed butters is to pair them with leafy greens. 

 

Consider hemp seeds, these tiny potent complete protein sources. Sprinkle hemp seeds, mustard seed powder, and a pinch of black pepper into your salads and raw or cooked veggies. You can make hemp milk and/or hemp cheese or use raw cashew cheese.

 

Read more about “12 More Awesome Uses For Almond Butter” by www.cleanplates.org bySarah McColl.

 

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18 Ways To Sneak More Plants Into Your Diet

18 Ways To Sneak More Plants Into Your Diet | zestful living | Scoop.it
Get your recommended daily intake of vegetables by making soups, adding greens to your smoothies, and creating a salad color wheel.
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Did you know that it’s very easy to consume 10 or more greens, veggies, and ripe fruit on a daily basis? Dr Joel Kahn offers 18 ways in this article. 

 

Consider the health benefits you can receive by adding more plant based real whole food to your daily meals. Dr Michael Greger writes that “ninety-three percent” of Americans don’t get enough vitamin E and the minerals magnesium and potassium. Magnesium is essential for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body.

 

 Americans usually don’t get in sufficient quantity vitamins A, C, and E. “Ninety-seven percent of American adults don’t get enough fiber”. And “ninety-eight percent” of Americans are deficient in potassium (needed for your heart).

 

Dr Greger raises an important point. He says if someone wants you to switch to another way of eating for whatever reason, just ask them if their “diet” is proven to reverse heart disease, the number one killer. He says if it doesn’t, “then why would you even consider it”?

 

Dr Greger, in his book “How Not to Die” says that you can treat sore muscles with plants. Studies show that after just five minutes of moderate or intense cycling, you can experience an increase in DNA damage. Consuming antioxidant fiber rich plant based real whole foods can put out the free radical damage.

 

Consuming watercress two hours before exercising shows less free radicals after the treadmill test than when the participants began. After two months of eating a daily serving of watercress, no DNA damage resulted, no matter how intense the cycling was.

 

Health tips:  There are so many great ways to add more plant based foods into your meals everyday and so many great reasons for doing so. Do take these supplements: vitamin D, B complex, especially B12, important for your nervous system. 

 

Take algae derived long chain omega 3 (a contaminated free source) and keep taking ground organic flaxseed, or walnuts and chia seeds which are the short chain omega 3s. Eat seaweed (sea veggies) which are iodine rich foods. Iodine is key for your thyroid.

 

You can make plant based sushi with sheets of nori. Sprinkle kelp, arame, or dulse on your salads or other foods. 

 

Too little as well as too much iodine can cause reactions in your thyroid. check with your health care practitioner if you experience thyroid problems.. Dr Greger says that people who avoid seafood and dairy products do not appear to have impaired thyroid function.

 

Read more about “18 Ways to Sneak More Plants Into Your Diet” from www.mindbodygreen.com by Dr Joel Kahn.

 

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What Are the Dangers of Protein Powder Consumption?

What Are the Dangers of Protein Powder Consumption? | zestful living | Scoop.it
Manufacturers advertise protein powders as a convenient way to get extra protein to boost fitness. These supplements are marketed to everyone from mom
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Did you know that too much protein may be harmful for your kidneys and your bones? Daily consumption of protein powder supplements some of which contain 20-50 or more grams of protein in one scoop might be helpful for bodybuilders, but for the average person it might be overkill.

 

Many people adhere to the idea that the human body needs a lot of protein for energy and to build muscle. Most people get enough protein from the food they ingest. Some people who eat mostly or all animal based food at every meal still think they need to take protein powder shakes or drinks.

 

When one looks at disease rates, the disease which has increased the most is chronic kidney disease where the number of deaths has doubled. The excess consumption of meats and sugars are both associated with impaired kidney function and meat protein increases the acid load to your kidneys which increases ammonia production and can damage sensitive kidney cells.

 

Consumption of excess animal based protein everyday increases the workload of your kidneys. Plant based eaters appear to have better kidney function because your kidneys handle plant protein differently than animal protein. 

 

This information from Dr Michael Greger, from his book, “How Not to Die”. Plant protein was shown in about six clinical trials to help preserve functionn in sick kidneys.

 

Animal based food is pro-inflammatory and plant based is anti-inflammatory. Consumption of plant based food also may help prevent kidney stones.

 

Health Tips:  Legumes (beans, peas, lentils) are your best plant based protein source. These foods are both high in fiber, protein, and are considered veggies. 

 

“Lentils are very rich in prebiotics helping to feed your gut flora, which then give you beneficial compounds, such as propionate that relax your stomach and slow the rate at which sugars are absorbed into your system”. Lentils are very nutrient dense. And when sprouted, their antioxidant level doubles.

 

Are you aware you can make sprouted raw breads from legumes? You can dehydrate them or cook them.

 

Read more about “What Are the dangers of Protein Powder Consumption”? from www.livestrong.com  by Janet Renee, MS, RD

 

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10 Incredible Reasons to Eat Cruciferous Vegetables Regularly

Cruciferous vegetables have profound health benefits. Find out why you should be eating these &qout;miracle&qout; foods regularly.…
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Did you know that crucifers are one of the very best plant foods you can consume everyday? Here’s a list of potent cruciferous greens: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, arugula, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, horseradish, mustard greens, radishes, turnip greens, and watercress.

 

Dr. Michael Greger, in his book “How Not to Die states that crucifers like broccoli can potentially prevent DNA damage and metastatic cancer spread. Crucifers also activate defenses against pathogens and pollutants and help to prevent lymphoma. They boost your liver detox enzymes and target breast cancer stem cells.

 

The compound sulforaphane, is formed from cruciferous veggies. Sulphoraphane is a promising anticancer agent and may help protect your brain, and your eyesight, as well as reduce nasal allergy inflammation, manage type 2 Diabetes, and Dr Greger says was recently found to successfully help treat autism. “

 

A placebo controlled, double blind, randomized trial of boys with autism found that two to three servings of crucifers worth of sulphoraphane a day improves social interaction, abnormall behavior, and verbal communication within a matter of weeks”.

 

Health tips:  Sulphoraphane is created as crucifers sit on your cutting board or lie in your upper stomach waiting to be digested, says Dr Greger. Eating raw you get all the potency of sulphoraphane.

 

Here’s Dr Greger’s trick to get the benefits from the sulphoraphane compound when you cook the veggie:

 

Chop your crucifer your choice and wait forty minutes before you cook it. After that time the sulphoraphane has been created. If you’re making broccoli soup, blend first then wait the forty minutes before cooking. 

 

This trick doesn’t work with frozen store bought because frozen lacks the ability to form sulphoraphane. However Dr Greger says you can sprinkle some mustard seed powder on frozen broccoli that’s been cooked and it will start making the sulphoraphane.

 

If you don’t have forty minutes to wait, then cook your cruciferous veggie and sprinkle with mustard seed powder. You can always add some fresh raw sliced thinly red or green cabbage to your cooked crucifers and you will have the sulfoaphane producing enzyme.

 

You can also just eat broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous sprouts and get all the benefits without any extra fuss.

 

Read more about “10 Incredible Reasons to Eat Cruciferous Vegetables Regularly” from www.foodrevolution.org by GreenMedInfo research Group.

 

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The Sea's Perfect Vegetable

The Sea's Perfect Vegetable | zestful living | Scoop.it
You've had seaweed as a salad or with sushi but there are many varieties of this sea vegetable that are delicious and loaded with nutrients.
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Did you know that consuming seaweed (sea veggies) is better than taking a multivitamin as sea veggies are very rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, such as iodine and magnesium? Seaweed is a very sustainable crop.

 

 

Often times depending where the produce you purchase is grown, what type of soil is used, and if fertilizers are used those land based greens/veggies you’ve bought are deficient in essential vitamins, minerals, and other needed nutrients. Seaweed doesn’t require fresh water or fertilizer.

 

Health tips:  Here some more health benefits of sea veggies from hippocrateshealthinst.org 

  1. Detoxifier
  2. Rejuvenates gastrointestinal health and helps digestion.
  3. Promotes adrenal, pituitary, and thyroid health.
  4. A decongestant for excess mucous
  5. Potent skin healing.
  6. Normalize menopausal symptoms
  7. Recovery from gout

 

Read more about “The Sea’s Perfect vegetable’ from www.cleanplates.com by Sarah Whitman- Salkin. 

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Untangling Alzheimer’s

Untangling Alzheimer’s | zestful living | Scoop.it
Breakthroughs in understanding dementia are leading to new healthcare approaches. Nutrition, lifestyle, and sleep may be the keys to prevention.
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Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is an inflammatory disorder which if prevention is initiated earlier in life, the disease can be stopped? New information is coming to light which is changing the direction physicians are taking in finding answers for this newest epidemic. 

 

And readers of this site might have guessed that nutrition, lifestyle habits, and sleep would have something to do with the way moving forward.

 

Health Tips:  Consume organic plant based food rich in essential fiber daily. Eat fermented foods, including cultured veggies sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, Take a high quality probiotic daily and feed your gut flora with produce which contains prebiotic fibers.

 

Exercise and do some form of movement everyday. Walking, jogging, running, swimming, dancing as well as aerobic, high interval, tabata, resistance with weights are some types for you to do.

 

Avoid consuming pro-inflammatory foods such as highly processed, all sugars and chemical laden, GMOs, junk food, fast food, tap water, sodas. Also avoid chemical/pesticide pollutants in your home and in your skincare products.

 

Speak to your doctor about taking less meds. Only take an antibiotic if you have a very serious infection. Stop using acid blockers, protein pump inhibitors (PPIs), and antacids. Greatly reduce use of over the counter meds (OTC).

 

Read more about this very interesting, timely, and important article “Untangling Alzheimer’s” from www.experiencelife.com by By Michael Dregni.

 

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How Eating the Rainbow Can Help Protect Against Cancer

How Eating the Rainbow Can Help Protect Against Cancer | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know that humans are the only species who eats another species? This fact is extremely telling. Regardless of whether animal based food comes from factory farms or from organic grass fed animals, consuming animal based food is not natural period.

 

Dairy and other animal based foods are pro-inflammatory. Plant based foods are anti-inflammatory and consuming organic plant based offers more suppression of cancer than eating conventional produce. 

 

According to Dr Michael Greger in his book, “How Not To Die” he states that conventional produce appears to have twice the levels of cadmium, a toxic heavy metal in the food supply along with mercury and lead. “The cadmium is thought to come from the phosphate fertilizers that are added to conventional crops”.

 

Most people though are concerned more with pesticide levels. Dr Greger recommends eating as much produce as possible, regardless of whether its organic or not.

 

Health Tips: Pile your plate high with sprouts, sea veggies, greens, land veggies, nuts/seeds. Consume ripe fruit and perhaps some organic whole ancient grains, if you experience no digestive issues.

 

Mushrooms as well as legumes make an excellent plant based source for your so called “meat” dish. Or if you just have to have animal based, make it your side dish instead of your main and eat it just a few times a week.

 

Read more about “How Eating the Rainbow can Protect Against Cancer” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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