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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.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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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
Sandi Cornez's insight:

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.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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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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Sprouts The Living Super Food

Sprouts The Living Super Food | zestful living | Scoop.it
Raw and living foods are the core of the Hippocrates program and sprouts make up 50% of the diet. Although a visit to our daily buffet will provide opportunities to taste a variety of raw dishes, we refer to what we create in the kitchen as "side dishes," because that’s where they belong-on the side of your plate.
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Did you know that sprouts are baby plants which contain proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, RNA & DNA which is greater than at any other time in the plant’s development? The enzymes in sprouts help your body digest and absorb nutrients. Sprouts are living food and as such they are not the same as raw food.

 

5,000 years ago Chinese doctors prescribed sprouts for curing disorders. The ancient physicians understood that nutrition brings energy to the human body.

 

Health Tips:

 

Eat a variety of sprouts daily. Each sprout provides different health benefits for your body.

 

Sunflower, one of my faves is a plentiful source of protein, lecithin, and  vitamin D, It is also high in trace minerals helping your bones, muscle, and tissue tone, and healthy red blood corpuscles. Plus they taste delicious. You can juice these sprouts too.

 

Pea is another fave which contains protein inhibitors that help block certain viruses and chemicals that promote cancer. It also reduces LDL cholesterol. Sweet peas are good for juicing.

 

Broccoli with its compound sulforaphane is a potent cancer fighter. Broccoli sprouts also help your body to release glutathione which detoxifies carcinogens before they harm DNA.

 

Radish my new fave is an expectorant which clears mucus from your respiratory tract. Radish sprouts also benefit your intestinal flora and remove worms.

 

Lentils and Mung beans two more faves help lower cholesterol. They also help regulate insulin and blood sugar.

 

Please note the sprout labeled Cover in the article is meant to be Clover.

 

You can also sprout nuts, seeds, ancient grains which increases their nutritional value up to eight times. Sprouts provide your body with all essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. 

 

Sprouts are the bang for your buck, are environmentally friendly, can be grown anywhere all year round. Sprouts are good for you and planet Earth.

 

Read more about “Sprouts, the Living Super Food” from www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

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How to Get Natural and Fortified Vitamin D From Plant-Based Foods

How to Get Natural and Fortified Vitamin D From Plant-Based Foods | zestful living | Scoop.it

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Did you know that vitamins are important chemicals that keep your body’s systems functioning properly, help combat sickness, and boost your body’s ability to heal itself?  Some vitamins are fat soluble as vitamin D is. 

 

With fat soluble vitamins you have to make sure to eat some healthy fat in order to absorb the benefits. It’s best to take vitamin D3 with your biggest meal of the day.

 

Vitamin D helps build strong bones and supports your immune system. One special attribute for vitamin D is that it is the only vitamin that your body can create through sunlight. Your body absorbs vitamin D through sunlight, plant based real whole foods, and through supplements.

 

Everyone needs vitamin D even people who live in sunny climates. Many people in the world are vitamin D deficient because they do not get enough sunlight and/or they cover their bodies with synthetic chemicals from sunscreens which block sunlight.

 

Health Tips:

 

Mushrooms contain vitamin D2 and have immune building properties. Many fortified plant based foods contain vitamin D as well, but best to get your vitamin D3 from supplements. 

 

This site recommends Garden of Life-MyKind Organics vegan D3 organic spray, non-GMO, gluten-free 1,000 IU.The vitamin D3 is from lichen (plant based). It also contains certified organic omega rich blend  3-6-7-9 (pumpkin seed and cranberry seed oil).

 

Read more about “How To Get Natural and fortified Vitamin D From Plant Based Foods” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

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10 Foods That May Benefit Your Brain Better Than Antidepressants

10 Foods That May Benefit Your Brain Better Than Antidepressants | zestful living | Scoop.it

If you suffer from depression and think there is no way out, please give natural options a try. Nature is more powerful than we will ever know and our bodies are capable of so much when we give them exactly what they’ve always needed from the start.


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Did you know that by consuming plant based real whole foods you can help your brain to fight off depression? Rather than taking harmful drugs known as antidepressants and over the counter drugs that many physicians recommend, you can actually make a huge difference by choosing plant based food and exercise.

 

The psychiatry industry and the pharmaceutical industry work together to tap into the vulnerability of people with depression. This is a big money making industry. Be aware.

 

Health Tips;

 

Plant based foods, including greens, cruciferous veggies, and nuts/seeds contain the important B vitamins which help your brain’s cognitive areas. When you eat the healthy plant foods you’re getting the necessary omega 3’s healthy fat which is essential for your brain. Avoid animal based fat as it erodes your brain.

 

Your body doesn’t supply it so you have to consume healthy fat every day. Your brain is composed of almost 60 percent fat. Taking Clary Sage oil also helps your brain function. You can buy it at www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

What is truly critical for your brain’s health is that you have to take B12 everyday. This vitamin is best delivered to your body in an organic bacterial form. LifeGive Supplements offer several varieties of B12.  Make sure to buy Food based B12 is you’re not buying from LifeGive.

 

LiveGive's B12 supplement helps you in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease providing you’re following a healthy plant based real whole food lifestyle with no processed food and no sugary foods. You can purchase through LifeGive or at www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

Sea veggies, algae, and sprouts also are very important for your brain and must be consumed everyday. Sea veggies have the most mineral content important for your brain. Algae is the only fat available that is the same as the fat in your brain.

 

Read more about “10 Foods That May Benefit Your Brain Better Than Antidepressants” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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How to Use Beets to Benefit the Liver

How to Use Beets to Benefit the Liver | zestful living | Scoop.it

Nature gave us the exact foods we need to heal and take care of our liver without us having to invest in fancy detox products or liver cleanse supplements. One of these foods is the humble beet.


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Did you know that there are certain foods that help your liver to do its job of filtering out toxic wastes? These plant foods help by detoxing.

 

When your liver has to work harder than necessary because of the food choices you make that effect causes extra work  for the liver. When your liver is taxed with too much overtime work 24/7 everyday your liver shuts down eventually. This creates a domino effect in your body affecting your blood and other bodily functions.

 

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Celery, cucumber, all greens, especially dark leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, root veggies, sea veggies, algae, and sprouts all help to detox the body in different ways. Legumes help too as do herbs and spices, and some fruit seeds.

 

Read more about “How to Use beets to benefit the Liver” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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Brazil Nuts: Nature's Top Source of Selenium!

Brazil Nuts: Nature's Top Source of Selenium! | zestful living | Scoop.it

The greatest source of dietary selenium out there comes from brazil nuts!


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Did you know that selenium is an important nutrient for your thyroid, immune system, fertility, and cognition? Your body doesn’t make selenium so you have to consume it everyday.

 

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Your best source of selenium is Brazil nuts which are really seeds. According to Dr Michael Greger, www,nutritionfacts.org consuming just four (4) Brazil nuts a month gives you all the selenium your body requires for its functions.

 

Make sure you’re eating the whole Brazil nut as a snack. When you bake any food at high temperatures you’re losing all the nutrients. Brazil nuts and other nuts/seeds can be dehydrated at low temperatures. You can use them in raw cookies, raw flat breads, or raw burgers.

 

Read more about “Brazil Nuts: Nature’s Top Source of Selenium!” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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How a Vegan Diet Can Boost Your Mood

How a Vegan Diet Can Boost Your Mood | zestful living | Scoop.it

Certain foods found within the typical plant-based diet have been shown to positively affect your mood!


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Happy Labor Day for those of you in the U.S and abroad.

 

Did you know that plant based real whole food protects your brain and helps boost your feel good hormones which affect your mood? These foods are are rich in mineral boosting nutrients which help you to live healthier longer lives.

 

Your emotions affect your moods and your emotions play a key role regarding your telomeres. Being calm, being in trust, and living a purposeful life make a huge difference for your mood, behavior, and your life.

 

Health Tips:

 

Many of the plant based real whole foods contain magnesium which affects over 300 biochemical reactions in your body as well as helping with mood. Sea veggies contain the most minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients.

 

Be sure to add some dulse, kelp, nori, wakame, or other sea veggies to your daily meals. Algae is important too, so take one or more kinds daily.

 

Raw plant based food contains enzymes which deplete when you cook the food. You can take additional digestive whole food enzymes to protect your telomeres.

 

Raw nuts give you the useable form of omega 3’s. Consume all raw: macadamia, pistachio, walnuts, pecans, and/or hazelnuts as these are the best nut telomere protectors.

 

Also consume root veggies, including jicama, rutabaga, celeriac, light leafy greens (mustard, collard, arugula, dandelion, purslane, and lamb’s quarter). Last but never least eat sprouts, including clover, fenugreek, garlic, turnip, and mustard seed.

 

For  those of you who don’t eat enough sea veggies and other plant foods mentioned above, take liquid ionic minerals, such as magnesium. You can also use magnesium oil on your body. Put on your shoulders, knees. It helps to relax your muscle structure.

 

Read more about “How a Vegan, Plant Based Diet Can Help Your Mood” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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Fighting Anemia With Plant-Based Foods

Fighting Anemia With Plant-Based Foods | zestful living | Scoop.it

Anemia is one the most common health risks for those who are either switching to or are long-practicing plant-based dieters. With that said, by entering into a plant-based diet the right way, you can avoid anemia while also cutting out animal products.


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Did you know that anemia, referred to as ‘iron-poor blood’ happens when your blood doesn’t carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body? Other conditions can occur due to the blood issues occurring in your body.

 

Consuming a plant based real whole food regimen is your best way to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals your body requires.

 

Health tips:

 

The one plant based food that has the most iron wasn’t listed in this article. Sea veggies are among the world’s healthiest foods because of their incredibly rich mineral content and other unique health benefits. 

 

Sea veggies are rich in nutrients, including: Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K and minerals like iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, iodine, sodium, potassium, silica, germanium, and phosphorus to name just a few. Sea veggies also contain Proteins, Fiber, Carotenes, Enzymes, Oxygen, Phytonutrients, and Phytohormones. This information comes from www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

Read more about “Fighting Anemia With Plant Based Foods” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

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The Many Benefits of Cherries for Your Heart Health, Weight, and More!

The Many Benefits of Cherries for Your Heart Health, Weight, and More! | zestful living | Scoop.it

Tart cherries come with loads of benefits for your health, not just for enhancing your recipes. Check out the benefits they have to offer against inflammation, heart disease, and a few other health issues as well!


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Did you know that cherries are a good all round fruit like berries which help you to fight inflammation, help your heart, your sleep, your weight, and your blood sugar? Tart cherries are even better than sweet cherries for your body.

 

Health Tips:

 

Since the cherry season is so short it’s a good idea to eat as much as you want. You can flash freeze cherries for later use. If you buy tart cherries check to make sure no added sugar is in the product. You won’t get any health benefits if sugar is added. 

 

Same with dairy yogurt. If you want to use yogurt make your own nut or coconut non dairy yogurt. You can also now purchase non dairy yogurt which tastes delicious. Just make sure no sugar is added.

 

Read more about “The Many Benefits of Cherries For Your Heart Health, Weight, and More” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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How a Plant-Based Diet Helps Improve Kidney Function

How a Plant-Based Diet Helps Improve Kidney Function | zestful living | Scoop.it

It is imperative to make the right choices that will improve and preserve the functioning of your kidneys. Because chronic kidney disease is progressive, loss of kidney function can decrease over time leading to complete kidney failure and an increased risk of heart disease.


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Did you know that it’s critical for you to start consuming plant based real whole food for to protect your kidneys from failing? Kidney disease is now a full fledged major disease which can lead to end stage renal disease, cardiovascular disease, and death.

 

Your kidneys act as filters removing harmful substances you have consumed. The waste is removed when you urinate. The kidneys also detoxify your blood. Metabolic waste products can accumulate in your blood and can lead to weakness, shortness of breath, confusion, and impaired heart rhythm.

 

When your kidneys aren’t working as intended waste removal is impaired. This impairment leads to heart disease, nerve damage, anemia, and weak bones.

 

Other factors can suddenly impair your kidneys but most damage happens over time. Sugar consumption can also damage your kidneys as can animal fat and animal based protein. 

 

High phosphorus intake can also cause impairment. High phosphorus intake comes from food additives like those found in sodas as well as from animal and plant sources. Kidney damage can begin when you’re in your twenties.

 

If one of your kidneys fail, you will need a new one or have to go on dialysis (a machine artificially filters your blood). Kidney donors are in short supply. You could be on dialysis for three or more years. 

 

Only about 41 percent of Americans who have been tested  have normal kidney function. The good news is that plant based real whole food is the healthiest for your heart and also helps to prevent kidney damage.

 

Health Tips:

 

Plant protein has been found in numerous studies to help preserve function in impaired kidneys. Ancient humans over millions of years ate mostly plants which are low acid forming alkaline. When urine is more alkaline kidney stones are less likely to form. Animal based is high acid forming. 

 

Read more about “How a Plant Based diet Helps Improve Kidney Function” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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Eat Your Water: Stay Hydrated This Summer by Eating These Foods

Eat Your Water: Stay Hydrated This Summer by Eating These Foods | zestful living | Scoop.it

Make sure you stay hydrated this summer by eating your water with fruits and vegetables.


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Did you know that you can drink half your weight in filtered water and eat plant foods rich in water to stay hydrated through the hot summer months and all year long? Watermelon, other melons, cucumbers, many fruits such as berries, grapes, apples, pears. lettuces, zucchini, and carrots are just some of these water rich plant foods.

 

Health Tips:

 

Your body is composed of about 60-70 percent water and most people today are dehydrated. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty, drink filtered or pure water constantly throughout the day.

 

First thing in the morning after you wake is a good idea to drink filtered water with a slice of lemon or lime. In hot months you can even drop frozen grapes and berries into your water for a tantalizing quick refresher.

 

After you’ve had one or two glasses of filtered water or organic green juice then you can have your coffee or tea. Avoid dehydrating sodas. Coffee is also a dehydrating beverage and it also dries out your skin.

 

In mid morning and in the afternoon many time times you may feel tired. Don’t grab a quick sugar snack or a bagel. Reach instead for a glass of filtered water. Your body isn’t hungry, it’s thirsty.

 

Drink filtered water until a few hours before bedtime. Close your screens one hour bedtime. Read, or take a refreshing relaxing bath with Epsom salts and then go to sleep. You will wake refreshed and ready for your new day. Ready to be hydrated with more filtered water.

 

Read more about ‘Eat Your Water: Stay Hydrated This Summer by Eating these Foods” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Caitlan Guler-Unti 

 

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How to Enhance The Flavors of Savory Dishes with Sweet Spices

How to Enhance The Flavors of Savory Dishes with Sweet Spices | zestful living | Scoop.it

In order to cook with these sweeter spices, it is important to understand how their flavor complements other aromas in your dish.


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Did you know that sweet spices can also be used to sweeten savory dishes such as those dishes from around the world? Indian cuisine, The West Indies, Indonesia, Jamaica, Honduras, Guatemala, southern China, Japan, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, and Uganda are some of the countries where these sweet spices originated.

 

Health Tips:

 

Spices are Mother Nature’s medicinals with some spices having potent antioxidants which fight inflammation. Spices go well with veggies, beans, lentils, peas, and whole ancient grains.

 

For any of the dishes using legumes and grains you can sprout them first thus reducing cooking time except for large beans such as chickpeas, kidney beans, and others.

 

Read more about “How to Enhance the Flavor of Savory Dishes With Sweet Spices’ from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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Natural Remedies: 8 Plants That Promote Wellness

Natural Remedies: 8 Plants That Promote Wellness | zestful living | Scoop.it
It may seem like natural remedies are having a moment, but the trend is nothing new. Herbalism—the use of plants for their medicinal properties—has been around long before modern-day pharmacies, and certain sprigs and leaves are still touted for their healing powers. Whether you're planning your next natural shopping trip or want to tr
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Did you know that Mother Nature’s medicinals have been used for thousands of years and are effective when used properly? Rather than resorting to using over the counter (OTC) drugs or even prescription meds use a natural nature created herb/food which actually helps your body to get well.

 

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Here are some good herbal remedies/products which you can use in place of oTC and meds which will help your body in a kinder way:

 

  1. Arnica - an anti-inflammatory pain reliever. It has been used in Europe for centuries to reduce bruising and swelling and to reduce recovery time after physical trauma. Native Americans also used this herb. Today Homeopathic medicine uses arnica. It is used in cream form.
  2. Burdock - you can find the root in healthy food markets. Burdock is a blood purifier. It clears congestion in circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, and urinary systems. It can help eliminate excess fluids in your body and stimulate the elimination of toxic waste materials which relieves liver disorders and improves digestion.
  3. Fennel seed - common cooking spice used in several cultures to prevent gas and upset stomach. It is usually used in teas and as an essential oil.
  4. Fenugreek - is a bean seed from the legume family. It has been used for centuries in Arabian, Greek, and Indian medicine. Fenugreek contains potent antioxidants that have beneficial effects on the liver and pancreas. Fenugreek seeds can be sprouted and also juiced.

 

Read more about “Natural Remedies: 8 Plants That Promote Wellness” from www.ecowatch.com by Brian Barth, Modern Farmer.

 

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10 Incredible Health Benefits of Ginger (With Recipes Ideas!)

10 Incredible Health Benefits of Ginger (With Recipes Ideas!) | zestful living | Scoop.it

Incorporating ginger into your diet is an amazing way to experience its potential healing powers while delivering a powerful kick to ordinary dishes. Below are 10 amazing ways ginger benefits the body.


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Did you know that the spice ginger has amazing health benefits for your health including assisting your digestion, your brain, your heart, your immune system, lowering blood sugar, protecting against oxidative stress, and combatting fungal infections. Ginger has  anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

 

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You can use raw ginger. An eighth or quarter of a teaspoon is sufficient to make a difference for your tummy and headache troubles. You can also use dried organic ginger powder. A tea made with ginger and lemon is a good therapeutic remedy for headaches and stomach issues as well.

 

Ginger can be added to raw and cooked food. You can add raw minced ginger to Miso for a delicious tantalizing flavor. Steam eggplant slices and spread a thin layer of ginger Miso on top. Absolutely scrumptious. You can substitute sweet potato or winter squash for the eggplant.

 

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Meat Consumption and Diabetes

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The rapid rate at which people are being diagnosed with diabetes is alarming and has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. It is estimated that the number of diabetes cases will increase in the United States by 165 percent by the year 2050. Once considered a disease of the western world, type 2 diabetes has …
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Did you know that today people around the globe are being diagnosed with diabetes at an alarmingly rapid rate? This increase in diabetes cases runs parallel with the rise in obesity.

 

Research is suggesting that a diet high in meat consumption is also playing a huge role in contributing to this rapid rise. More than 8,000 individuals participated in a research study which was followed for 17 years. In the study it was shown that participants who were consuming meat  at least weekly were 29 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those who reported no meat consumption.

 

Many other factors also contribute to diabetes, especially a high intake of sugars and simple carbs, including breads, flours, pastries, white potatoes, white pasta, white polished rice,, hydrogenated/vegetable oils, and processed foods

 

Other factors including being exposed to chemicals, toxins, GMOs, not getting enough or any exercise, having health issues due to inflammation, also can lead to diabetes.

 

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Consume a plant based real whole food lifestyle daily. Reduce your consumption of animal based food to  one day a week until you can eliminate it completely.

 

Begin to take daily walks. Do some form of aerobic and high intensity exercise daily. Get some weights or go to a gym and practice weight lifting several times a week. Try yoga, pilates, tai chi, or qi gong.

 

Get involved with others in a project, volunteer, or help out with some kind of community service. Your attitude is a major driver in your food choices and your lifestyle.

 

Read more about “Meat Consumption and Diabetes” from www.hippocratesinst.org

 

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Hydration and Your Diet

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Summer is here, and while the sun is high in the sky and more time is being spent outdoors, it’s essential to remember the importance of staying hydrated. Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t have enough water to function properly and symptoms of dehydration can be scary and can include extreme thirst, dry mouth, headache, …
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Did you know that it is important to stay hydrated throughout your day as water helps your body and brain’s health? Pure clean water aids your body in working properly, assists your cells, brain, spinal cord, and organs.

 

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Drinking caffeinated beverages when you first wake is not recommended as your body is very thirsty from its slumber. Your body requires water first drink in the morning. Drink at least two or three glasses of filtered pure clean water on an empty stomach. Later you can have your other beverage whether it be tea, coffee, cocoa, or a green juice.

 

Drink half of your weight in water everyday to get the most hydration possible. Drink when you aren’t thirsty as thirst is not an indication of dehydration. Wait at least two or three hours between drinking water and consuming food. 

 

Try to buy organic and/or local. Consume veggies which have a very high water content.

 

Cucumbers, zucchini, green lettuce, celery, tomatoes, and other veggies are the best source of these high water content vegetables. You can also consume some berries and melons in season as both have a high water content. The article lists 10 veggies for you to consume throughout your week.

 

Make sure your drinking filtered water. This site recommends Multipure.

 

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Kicking Anxiety by Kicking Dairy: Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives for Success

Kicking Anxiety by Kicking Dairy: Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives for Success | zestful living | Scoop.it

These foods can help eliminate the symptoms of anxiety.


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Did you know that certain foods can aggravate the symptoms of anxiety? In addition to some caffeinated, sugary foods, and some acidic foods, dairy has also been implicated in stressing adrenal levels, depleting magnesium, and messing with your body’s production of estrogen. 

 

Dairy cows are routinely given antibiotics, artificial hormones, and GMO feed which causes major health issues for your body, harms the cows, and only helps dairy producers. Dairy also contains the opiate-like ingredient ‘casein’ which has been likened to street drugs.

 

There are better, safer, and more humane ways to get your dairy while not harming any species. Consuming plant based real whole food is the answer.

 

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There’s almond milk. When you make your own use organic raw nuts and keep the skins on as that is where the nutrients reside. You can use the pulp for making dehydrated snacks and flatbreads.

 

There’s coconut milk which can be made from fresh coconuts or coconut milk in recyclable containers. Refrain from using canned products as the can liners contain BPA, a toxic chemical which can leach into the food in the can.

 

There’s pistachio milk. Use raw pistachios and the pulp makes a wonderful delicious spread which you can use for snacks and flatbreads.

 

There’s Brazil nuts and Macadamia nuts. There’s Walnuts and Pecans. All of these can be made into a delicious tasting milk. 

 

Or you can make delicious nut butter with each of these different nuts or combine with seeds for an extraordinary nut/seed butter delight. Use creativity and imagination to find what works best for you.

 

Read more about “Kicking Anxiety By Kicking dairy: Plant based Dairy alternatives For Success” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

 

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How to Eat Soy-Free, Gluten-Free and Vegan (Without Going Insane)

How to Eat Soy-Free, Gluten-Free and Vegan (Without Going Insane) | zestful living | Scoop.it

Being a soy and gluten-free vegan may be challenging, but hey, I’m one, so I can sympathize with anyone who is struggling to find balance (yes, I can walk and chew gum). Below are a few tips for those who are striving to avoid that white block of tofu and those loaves of gluten and, of course, meat and dairy.


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Did you know you can have a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy without consuming processed sugary chemical laden foods, without eating gluten, without eating any soy products, and without eating any animal based food? With plant based real whole food you get the total package for what your body really craves and requires for all your bodily functions.

 

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For some people it’s best to avoid certain foods as they may have allergic reactions to dairy and flour.  For others one can eat some whole grains without any digestive issues through the process of sprouting the grain (seed). Once sprouted you can make a healthy flatbread such as using millet.

 

A huge salad with steamed and raw veggies is a healthy meal for you to eat for lunch and dinner. Steamed sweet potatoes are a good substitute for grains and/or bread if you’re just getting started on your plant based journey.

 

It’s also important to eat foods such as algae and sprouts which contain fat soluble vitamins which your body needs.  Chlorella and sprouts also help get your blood sugar down. Sprouts nourish your body

 

Sea veggies, chlorella, blue-green algae, and winter squash are very rich in minerals. It’s best to eat mineral rich food as opposed to drinking mineral waters which create stones in your body. This information comes from www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

If you’re having immune issues then consuming more raw food will be helpful. Eat broccoli sprouts which have been shown to help with cancer and also broccoli is a top food for diabetes.

 

Some people need more fat, some need less. Some people need more protein, some need less. Our bodies are each suited for each of us. We are all different.  No one diet works for all. 

 

Your body makes what it needs when you’re following a plant based real whole food lifestyle.

 

Read more about “How To Eat Soy-Free, Gluten Free and Vegan (Without Going Insane)” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Annalisa Palmer.

 

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Ingredient Spotlight: Tart Cherries

Ingredient Spotlight: Tart Cherries | zestful living | Scoop.it

Sour cherries are very acidic and have a very intense, tart flavor. Their texture is very similar to the sweet cherry however, their coloring is slightly darker and almost blackened.


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Did you know that tart cherries help with endurance for athletes and would be athletes? Tart cherries and other tart fruits like cranberries and pomegranates being much less sweeter than sweeter varieties of fruit are very good for your body’s health.

 

Health Tips:

 

To acclimate your tastebuds to the tarter taste you can add a few drops of liquid organic Stevia or crushed mint leaves or food grade extracts. The more you get comfortable with eating or drinking tarter, less sweet fruits, the healthier your body will be.

 

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Create Your Own Homemade Raw Energy Bars in 3 Steps!

Create Your Own Homemade Raw Energy Bars in 3 Steps! | zestful living | Scoop.it

With just a few simple ingredients, a food processor, and a dose of creativity, here’s a how-to guide on creating your own raw energy bites/bars/balls at home – no fancy equipment or special kitchen tools required.


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Did you know you can make your own easy and tasty fruit and nut balls for a quick satisfying snack? Just remember that grains and fruit are best eaten separately. Grains go with greens and veggies.

 

Health Tips:

 

Use raw nuts and seeds which you can soak and sprout or not. Sprouting increases the nutrient content. You can also add raw nut and seed butters to the mixture for a thicker more satisfying taste.

 

Read more about “Create Your Own Raw Energy Bars in Three Steps” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Kendra Lady.

 

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Benefits of Nutritional Yeast for Your Blood Sugar

Benefits of Nutritional Yeast for Your Blood Sugar | zestful living | Scoop.it

Nutritional yeast isn’t just beneficial for flavoring your food. While it’s definitely an all-star in that department, it’s also one incredibly healthy food for anyone, especially those on plant-based diet or those with testy blood sugar levels.


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Did you know that nutritional yeast helps your blood sugar and boosts your immune system as well as giving your foods a cheesy flavor? Nutritional yeast contains beta-glucan which helps your immune system. This last information from Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org 

 

All plant based real whole foods give your body important nutrients which it needs. This is why it’s key for you to consume a varied plant based regimen of foods daily.

 

Health Tips:

 

When purchasing produce always try to choose organic or local to avoid any pesticides. Eat as many kinds of sprouts as possible everyday. 

 

There’s greens you can sprout as well as lentils and small beans, ancient grains, nuts, and seeds. Sprouting gives the plants more protein than mature plants. You can sprout larger beans but be sure to cook them after sprouting or you will have digestive issues. 

 

Lentils are the easiest and most economical of all to sprout. In just two days tails form. the longer the tail the better.

 

For your omega 3’ essential fatty acids you can eat sea veggies and sprouts as well as as flaxseed, chia, hempseed, and walnuts You can also take a vegan plant based supplement. You need to eat omega 3 foods everyday as your body doesn’t supply this critical fat.

 

Stop buying into all the misinformation regarding fish oil supplements as they are useless and go rancid very quickly. Fish get their omega 3’s from eating sea veggies. 

 

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8 Detoxifying Ingredients to Help You Refresh and Rejuvenate This Summer!

8 Detoxifying Ingredients to Help You Refresh and Rejuvenate This Summer! | zestful living | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of 8 detoxifying ingredients, ranging from probiotic-rich kimchi to omega-3-packed walnuts–also included are recipe suggestions and information on the specific health benefits of each food!


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Did you know there are different ways to boost your health such as detoxing and eating immune supporting plant based real whole foods? Doing a green juice fast is an easy and economical way to get your system cleaned out and to give it the key nutrients it lacks. You can do it for 1 or more days. You choose what’s right for you.

 

Consuming too much processed, chemical and sugar laden foods even consumed once in awhile can gum up your system. And if you’re like many people and you’re eating animal based dairy, meat, chicken, and eggs your body is truly in need of detoxification. Animal based food as well as sugary processed food have a nasty habit of killing off your good bacteria in your gut.

 

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You can eat fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi. You can also take a probiotic. This subscriber recommends LifeGive products and is an affiliate with LifeGive  Here’s the link:

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You make your own coconut or nut yogurt and add the inside of a probiotic capsule to the mixture. You can add chickpea miso with lemon as a dressing to raw or steamed veggies or as a topping for plant based burgers.

 

Immune booster Recipe for you:

 

Sage Tea Recipe

*Important: never use aluminum utensils or containers for your tea extractions. Glass, porcelain, silver, and Pyrex are best!

 

Ingredients:

1 Quart Water
12 Fresh Sage Leaves (Dry is ok too, but fresh is more potent!)

2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
A pinch of Cayenne Pepper

 

Preparation:

1. In a teapot or saucepan, bring water to a boil.

2. Add the sage leaves and remove the teapot or saucepan from heat.

3. Let steep for 15 minutes.

4. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

5. Pour a cup full, breathe in the beautiful aroma, say a healing blessing, and enjoy!

 

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8 Plants for Hair and Skin Care

8 Plants for Hair and Skin Care | zestful living | Scoop.it
As far back as ancient times, plants have been harvested for their hair and skin benefits. Many are rich in both vitamins and fatty acids that target everyday issues. But just because the plants work magic doesn't mean they need to be shrouded in mystery. Get to know the ones that can help you look and feel your best.
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Did you know that plants can enrich your skin and hair? Not just plant seed oils but also teas and gels made from the plants leaves.Plants for the skin and hair are rich in essential fatty acids.

 

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Boswellia also helps dry chapped mature skin and it helps oil production in dry skin. Boswellia is also known by other names. One common one is frankincense.

 

Clary sage oil has the most omega 3 and can be taken in capsules. Eating sea veggies and sprouts will also help revitalize your skin and hair.

 

Read more about “8 Plants For Hair and Skin Care” from www.ecowatch.com by Modern Farmer.

 

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Need Another Reason to Skip Meat? 80% of Supermarket Meat Contains Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Need Another Reason to Skip Meat? 80% of Supermarket Meat Contains Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | zestful living | Scoop.it

New analysis from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that the latest tests by federal scientists found almost 80 percent of supermarket meat to contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The so-called superbugs were discovered to be resistant to at least one of 14 antibiotics they were tested for by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS).


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Did you know that almost 80 percent of supermarket meat is tainted with antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Superbugs were found on 79 percent of ground turkey, 62 percent of ground beef, and 36 percent of chicken wings. the meats were tested by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) in 2015.

 

However just switching from factory farming to organic farming for your consumption does nothing to help the situation. according to Brian Clement, PhD, LN co-director of Hippocrates Health Institute there is no such thing as good meat. 

 

Meat causes diseases, ages you prematurely. Getting a disease is not a normal thing for humans to have. Diabetes was non-existent in the 1900’s and only about 5 percent of the population had cancer.

 

Flesh from chicken, turkey, ducks is actually worse than from meat due to the toxic fat. More women get breast cancer partly from the salmonella in chicken. 

 

There is no organic chicken or cage-less eggs. There may be a few sporadic organic and free range farms where chickens are allowed outdoors to feed but overall there are basically no regulators in the organic poultry association. Read Brian’s book, “Poison Poultry” to get all the facts straight. You’ve been led down a garden path by the dairy and meat industry.

 

Humans can’t utilize flesh and meat from animals. Flesh and meat remains in your body for 3 days while it weakens your cell structure, making you vulnerable for aging & disease. People are getting sicker at younger ages. Most heavy metal is in flesh of animals and dairy which leads to more death and disease.

 

Guess what eating fish isn’t any better. The pristine waters theory has been debunked. Every type of fish on this planet is contaminated as is our planet. Fish are riddled with mercury, plastics, chemicals, and residues of pharmaceutical drugs. Still want to take fish oil?

 

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Fish get their omega 3’s from sea veggies and algae. You can as well. Proteins from animal based come from grasses so why not avoid the ‘middle” cow and eat plants instead.

 

You have one beautiful miraculous body, help keep it that way as best as possible. Consuming mostly raw, living and some steamed plant based real whole food is one of the best ways to help your temple, your body thrive and allow you to live zestfully into your 90’s and beyond.

 

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Here's Why Fermented Foods Are Important For Gut Health

Here's Why Fermented Foods Are Important For Gut Health | zestful living | Scoop.it

Incorporating probiotic-rich food into your diet seems to be trendy these days, but the reasoning behind this is more definitive. Here is why including fermented foods into your lifestyle is so essential to gut health.


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Did you know that consuming fermented food helps your gut microbiome to flourish? Fermented food creates a probiotic rich soup for the bacteria in your gut.

 

If you’re experiencing gut issues such as dysbiosis, celiac disease, IBS (irritable bowel), Chrohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis then eating fermented food and take a probiotic will help repopulate your guts healthy bacteria.

 

Health Tips:

 

If you’re not eating fermented foods and you have gut issues or you’re eating too much animal based, processed foods and not enough plant based you really do need a prebiotic and probiotic.

 

If your mother had a cesarean birth with you or you’re taking synthetic meds, or over the counter products like acid blockers then your body requires a probiotic. Synthetics, drugs, and chemicals harm your body by killing off good bacteria and replacing with bad bacteria. Good bacteria is linked to immunity.

 

This site recommends you get at least 24 billion CFU. More is definitely better. This site also recommends LifeGive supplements. LifeGive instinct product offers 50 Billion supporting balance to both your large and small intestines. Use my affiliate link: 

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How A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Calm Your Nerves

How A Plant-Based Diet Can Help Calm Your Nerves | zestful living | Scoop.it

In fact, a vegan, anti-inflammatory diet rich in specific vitamins and minerals may work to calm your nerves. To find out how nutrition plays its part in relieving stress, continue reading!


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Did you know that it’s essential for you to eat foods that help your brain and nervous system, and help all your organs and systems to thrive? The best food is plant based real whole food, mostly raw and organic?

 

Plant based food is anti-inflammatory. It’s the food your body recognizes and can utilize for all its functions.

 

When you consume processed packaged food, sugar in any form, chemicals, and animal based you are depriving your body of essential nutrients: vitamins and minerals, fiber, phytochemicals (plant nutrients), enzymes which your body requires to repair and renew. When food foreign to the body is introduced your immune system attacks it because it doesn’t recognize it. Your body today is essentially the same body your cave ancestors had.

 

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Make sure to take food based supplements, not synthetic ones. Everybody needs, no matter what type of food they consume, B12. B12 is not really a B vitamin even though it was added to the B complex. B12 is a pre and probiotic.

 

Animal based consumers are the most deficient in B12. Even raw vegans/plant based need to take B12 everyday. B12 helps your brain and nervous system.

 

MegaFood, Garden of Life, Vitamin Code and LifeGive supplements all provide you with food based B12.  LifeGive supplements also have a bacterial form of B12 that is excellent. Use my link: 

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