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4 Surprising Foods Packed With Estrogen — The Chemical Linked to Obesity and Sexual Dysfunction

4 Surprising Foods Packed With Estrogen — The Chemical Linked to Obesity and Sexual Dysfunction | zestful living | Scoop.it
Many otherwise healthy foods contain high levels of estrogen.
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Higher estrogen is on the rise and in the news with young children reaching puberty at much earlier ages, frogs and fish becoming "intersex" and  losing their male traits, and other unusual phenomena occurring with women.

 

Marion Rosenberg has written a thought provoking article which is a wake up call to people about what you eat and what happens to the food before you consume it.

 

Best to eat as much organic as possible to avoid pesticide residue, chemicals, antibiotics, fungacides, and even pharmaceutical drugs which are thrown into your municipal water systems. Install water filtration systems. Be aware. 

 

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"It is no secret that our bodies and our environment are swimming in estrogen. Puberty is occurring as early as eight years old in children..."

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

"Outer ring" and "5 ingredient rule". 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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The Vegan Kitchen: Buying In Bulk

The Vegan Kitchen: Buying In Bulk | zestful living | Scoop.it
Transitioning to a plant-based diet can be overwhelming at first, especially when you first start grocery shopping and meal planning for this new lifestyle change. Most people are unfamiliar with the raw food staples needed to stock your kitchen, and understanding what and where to buy these essential raw food ingredients will help make this …
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Did you know that with planning you can create your ideal kitchen setup for all your meals for every month? Buying in the bulk aisle of your fave grocery store or health food market allows you to stock up on raw organic ingredients that your body thrives on.

 

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Always buy raw for all your plant based real whole food items. Organic raw is the only way to buy sprouted seeds for sprouting.

 

When you’re not spending money on processed and animal based foods then you’re saving money. Plant based real whole foods, especially in bulk are economical. Remember you’re buying for the month. However you’re only using a small amount for each meal.

 

For tough greens and other plant based real whole foods, including sweet potato, squashes, and broccoli you can lightly steam for up to 8 minutes. You can also massage in some healthy oil or non oil dressing and allow the food to sit over night to soften.

 

After about 2-3 weeks of consuming these amazing delicious foods your taste buds adapt and you no longer crave the extra sweet, salty flavors found in processed foods. These real whole foods help your brain to think better, give you more energy, and help your body to feel better and heal.

 

You will begin to create your own recipes. Food shopping will become easier and more aligned with who you are becoming.

 

Start slowly and after awhile you can teach others how to wake up to living life zestfully into your 90’s and beyond with a plant based real whole food lifestyle.

 

Read more about “The Vegan Kitchen: Buying in Bulk” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Andrea Nison.

 

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10 Delicious Ways to Eat Lentils

10 Delicious Ways to Eat Lentils | zestful living | Scoop.it
There are many reasons to love lentils. Lentils are a rich source of protein, fiber, iron and folate. They are also one of the easiest legumes to digest. Lentils are super-affordable and can be stored in the pantry. Here are 10 ways to create something new and delicious with this ancient wonder.
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Did you know that lentils are one of the many legumes that Mother nature provides which gives you both a protein and a vegetable? Lentils like beans and peas provide what’s known as “the second meal effect” These protein veggies satiate you for a longer time.

 

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All lentils can be sprouted. Just soak overnight, rinse, and repeat one to two times and your lentils will begin to sprout tails. You can then put in refrigerator to store or use immediately in your meals.

 

Sprouting increases the nutrient content and is much easier for your body to digest. You can eat raw lentil sprouts or you can boil filtered water, add sprouted lentils, shut off burner, and let sit for a few minutes and your lentils will be softer and ready to eat.

 

You can choose not to sprout, but soaking is still recommended. Soaking will decrease the cooking time. Most lentils cook within 10 minutes.

 

Read more about “10 Delicious Ways to Eat Lentils” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Rhea Parsons

 

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10 Reasons to Love Avocado

10 Reasons to Love Avocado | zestful living | Scoop.it
Avocados are one of the most nutrient-rich and versatile fruits that can be eaten daily to enhance your health. Avocados have been cultivated for thousands of years and are originally native to Central America. They are used in numerous recipes, whether in appetizers, salads, desserts, and even eating them alone, they can play a big …
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Did you know that avocado has been consumed for thousands of years and its oil is a super addition for your skin and hair care routines? Avocado is a fruit yet most people use it in veggie dishes. No matter either way it is a healing food.

 

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Avocado like pistachios contain glutathione, the master antioxidant in the body. Avocado like nuts helps you to lose weight. This delicious fruit is rich in heart healthy mono-unsaturated fat and potassium.

 

Avocado like other plant based real whole food contains loads of essential fiber. Because it is a heart healthy fat and contains potassium, avocado helps regulate your blood pressure and also helps to lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

 

Avocado is one of the easiest plant based fast foods to enjoy. It also goes great in salsas, puddings, mousses and if you need creamy look no further than avocado.

 

Read more about “10 reasons to Love Avocado” from www.hippocrates.org 

 

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Guide To 10 Amazing Bitter Greens And Their Benefits (Plus Recipes!)

Guide To 10 Amazing Bitter Greens And Their Benefits (Plus Recipes!) | zestful living | Scoop.it
Bitter greens! These are dark, leafy veggies that go through their trends but should always be a mainstay in your diet.
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Did you know that people consuming a plant based real whole food lifestyle have much healthier hearts, better blood flow, a regular elimination system, a better digestive and immune system, calmer skin, and a healthier body than people who consume animal based?

 

Plant based anti-inflammatory foods work in synergy with your body’s internal systems, cells, organs, and other parts.

 

Animal based food is inflammatory causing disease and harms the environment as well. Consuming processed food also causes health problems leading to more serious conditions.

 

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Plant based real whole food has all the necessary nutrients that your body needs to sustain it. Starting with essential fiber that helps your elimination system. Plants have antioxidants, enzymes, phytochemicals (plant nutrients), vitamins, and minerals that all work together to keep you thriving.

 

Do you want the best plant based real whole food that keeps you humming along? Sprouts are the answer. you can juice them, put them in a green smoothie, top your salads, soups, and other dishes. Eat them as plant based healthy fast food while on the go.

 

Sprouts are high protein, filling, can be crunchy or not, tasty morsels that are economical, nutritious, and easy to prep. You can sprout greens, nuts, legumes (lentils, beans, peas), and ancient whole grains (quinoa, buckwheat, millet). 

 

Sprouts and dark leafy greens what a super combo for over all health and well-being. For tough greens you can massage in a tablespoon of healthy organic oil with herbs and let sit overnight or you can steam for 8 minutes. If you don’t use oil, massage in some oil-free salad dressing or oil free hummus.

 

Read more about “Guide to 10 Amazing Bitter Greens and Their Benefits (Plus Recipes)!” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cortne Bonilla.

 

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Taste of Spring: Aligning Your Appetite And Nutrition With The Season

Taste of Spring: Aligning Your Appetite And Nutrition With The Season | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know it’s a good idea to eat seasonally? Buying seasonally means to to purchase plant based real whole that is in season and local in your locale. These are foods that are grown nearby and are therefore fresh.

 

Food that has to be transported by long haul truck transportation isn’t as fresh as food grown nearby. Yes some of the food is kept in refrigerated and freezer compartments, but it’s still not as fresh. In the case of fruit it has lost much of its nutrients because it was picked before it was ripe.

 

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Buy your food as fresh as possible and consume raw and lightly steamed to get all the nutrients available. Cooking at high temperatures greatly reduces the nutrient content.

 

Dandelion greens can be eaten fresh from your yard/garden. Just make sure the soil is organic.

 

Read more about “Taste of Spring Aligning Your Appetite and Nutrition With the Season” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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Walking on Sunshine - 5 Yellow Fruits and Vegetables You Need in Your Diet this Spring!

Walking on Sunshine - 5 Yellow Fruits and Vegetables You Need in Your Diet this Spring! | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know that it’s essential for you to consume rainbow colored produce every day? Today focusing on Yellow pigment. 

 

Yellow is part of the Terpene group of plant nutrient antioxidants which can help treat your body in numerous ways. Terpenes are anti tumor, anticancer, antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-fungal.

 

Terpenes include the yellow, orange, and red carotenoids such as beta-carotene. lutein, and lycopene. 

 

They also include yellow and orange limonoids found in citrus. Carotenoids are associated with protection from cancer and macular degeneration. Limonoids offer protection for your lungs.

 

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Consume more of the yellow veggies than the yellow fruits everyday. Try to buy local and eat produce in season. 

 

You can eat raw yellow sweet peppers and steam yellow beans, squash, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes for your daily lunch and dinner salad. Be sure to add sprouts, greens, and other rainbow colored veggies. Season with herbs and add legumes (beans, peas, lentils) for a satisfying, filling, healthy meal.

 

Read more about “Walking on Sunshine - 5 yellow Fruits and Vegetables You Need in Your Diet This Spring” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Corine Bonilla.

 

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Should You Still Buy Organic?

Should You Still Buy Organic? | zestful living | Scoop.it
Organic food usually (but, not always) costs more than conventional groceries. Is it really worth it to spend the extra money for organic? Of course, my answer is a very predictable and emphatic, “YES!” Allow me to explain three very important reasons why I feel this way. 1. By Eating Organic Food You Reduce Your …
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Did you know that it’s best to buy organic especially for produce (greens, veggies, fruit) as conventional produce is routinely sprayed with harmful pesticides while organic is not? Toxic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers, and GMOs do not belong in the nation’s food supply.

 

Plants that have been routinely sprayed with chemicals become dependent on these man made, artificial toxins to help them grow. Because of this reason plants stop producing antibodies which are needed to naturally deal with germs, fungi, bugs, and disease.

 

The use of pesticides and other chemicals also depletes the soil. Plants fed high concentrations of nitrogen grow too fast before the are picked. 

 

These plants are missing key nutrients which plants grown in organic soil have in abundance. These nutrients are also missing in your body when you consume the conventional produce. When needed minerals are missing in your body it cannot use the vitamins. They work together.

 

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If possible it’s also wise to buy organic processed food as most packaged food contains GMOs and other chemicals. Also you can look for the small “non-GMO” label on packaged food items.

 

If you grow your own veggies, greens, and fruits make sure to use organic soil, compost, and fertilizer if you use. You can plant marigolds in your garden as they help to deter pests from eating the plants.

 

Now’s a good time to start going to Farmer’s Markets and purchasing from organic and certified organic farmers. You can also buy from farmers who have the “Sustainable” sign as they rarely use pesticides. Always ask to be certain.

 

Read more about “Should You Still Buy Organic” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Brian Hetrich, Certified Nutritional Counselor (CNC) and ND.

 

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A High Fiber Diet May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

A High Fiber Diet May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Did you know that consuming a high fiber plant based real whole food regimen has been shown in numerous studies to reverse and heal Diabetes type 2? Dr Dean Ornish and Dr Gabriel Cousens have both worked with this protocol to help patients reclaim their lives. 

 

Both Dr Cousens and Hippocrates Health Institute use raw plant based food. Thousands of people with many different diseases have been treated successfully at Hippocrates.

 

Your body does not thrive on processed, sugary, high sodium, junk foods with no nutrients.  these foods along with animal based are inflammatory and cause major health problems in your body.

 

Health tips:

 

Your body requires real food in the form of plants, organic preferred. Plant food contains fiber and other nutrients which your body  needs for its daily functions.

 

Pea protein is high in fiber, but so are sprouts. Sprouts are the bang for your nutritional buck. Eat a large salad everyday filled with sprouts, greens, land and sea veggies, legumes (lentils, peas, beans), and a side dish of whole ancient grain (quinoa, buckwheat, millet, amaranth). 

 

You can sprout grains too for more nutrients. Your salad can be made from both raw and lightly steamed veggies. Use herbs and ground nuts or seeds for your dressing. No oil is needed. If you prefer oil, use a tablespoon of hemp, flax, or pumpkin seed oils.

 

Eat your organic whole fruit separately from your greens/veggies. If you’re healthy you can consume some ripe whole fruit. 

 

Read more about “A High Fiber Diet May Help With Diabetes” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Michael Doherty.

 

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Study Finds People Who Eat Out Frequently Have Higher Levels of Plastic Chemicals in Their System

Study Finds People Who Eat Out Frequently Have Higher Levels of Plastic Chemicals in Their System | zestful living | Scoop.it
A new study has found that eating at restaurants and fast food chains may increase levels of phthalates – chemicals used to increase the flexibility and durability of plastic – in the body (gross!). Scientists discovered a 35 percent increase in levels of the chemical in those who dined at a restaurant the previous day than other participants.
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Did you know that scientists found a 35 percent increase in the levels of chemicals in patrons who frequently ate out at restaurants and fast food places? Phthalates, hormone disrupting chemicals are the culprits.

 

These chemicals are used to increase the flexibility and durability of plastic. These harmful plastic chemicals have been linked to asthma, breast cancer, diabetes 2, and fertility issues.

 

Phthalates are binding agents which are often used in food packaging, in personal care products, and other products. Teens, women, and children have been found to be more vulnerable to these toxins.

 

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Try to limit your visits to fast food places. Make cooking at home more fun by inviting friends to join in. You can make your own healthier fast foods with plant based real whole foods.

 

Read more about “Study Finds People Who Eat Out Frequently Have Higher Levels of Plastic Chemicals in Their System” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Aleksandra Pajda.

 

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Play With Your Food!

Play With Your Food! | zestful living | Scoop.it
With all the fake food out there now that our kids are tempted with these days, its can be fun to inspire them to eat fresh living foods. When my kids were growing up, we used to play a game at the grocery store to keep them busy while I shopped; point out which foods …
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Did you know it’s critical to instill in your children the love of real food that comes from nature? Children are smart and when they see plants growing in a garden they understand that this is the food they want to eat.

 

Most all children love animals unless they’ve been taught otherwise. When little kids find out that the pig, the calf, the chicken, the duck are what’s on their dinner plate, they get vey upset. Animals are their friends.

 

Children many times are the catalysts who help their parents rethink their food meal choices. Kids know the difference between real plants and pictures on the front of a box.

 

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Plant based real whole food is healthy, nutritious, and delicious. Children enjoy helping with meal prep, planting, and gathering the mature plants for dinner.

 

Read more about “Play With Your Food” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Linda Frees.

 

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Whole Food Diet Better Than Cutting Calories For Weight Loss | Care2

Whole Food Diet Better Than Cutting Calories For Weight Loss | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Stanford research disproved the age-old myth about eating less to lose weight-by best-selling author of 60 SECONDS TO SLIM & THE CULTURED COOK, Dr Michelle Cook
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Did you know that the best way to lose weight and then maintain your weight is to adopt a real whole food plant based lifestyle? Whole organic food without any processed packaged food, without any sugar, pesticides, and GMOs gives your body what it requires to function at its best.

 

This lifestyle includes getting enough sleep, being out in nature, exercising 5-6 days a week, socializing, keeping your brain active, and being kind to your body, people, animals, and Planet Earth.

 

What you consume, absorb, assimilate, and digest does play a major role in who you are and how you act and think.

 

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First your body requires loads of fiber which is a staple in whole plant based food. Whole plant based real whole food contains all the antioxidants, enzymes, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals your body uses every day for its processes.

 

Read more about “A Whole Food Diet is Better Than Cutting Calories For Weight Loss” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Top 8 Natural Remedies To Help Fibromyalgia | Care2

Top 8 Natural Remedies To Help Fibromyalgia | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Discover some of the best natural medicines for fibromyalgia--by bestselling author of THE CULTURED COOK & BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST, Dr. Michelle Cook.
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Did you know that most people with fibromyalgia have poor digestion making nutritional deficiencies more common? Fibromyalgia is a form of arthritis.

 

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Consuming a plant based real whole food lifestyle is the best way to help your body feel better. Lifestyle includes food, exercise, medicinal herbs, taking minerals, supplements, and drinking lots of filtered water.

 

Ginger, bromelain, and turmeric are top reducers of pain and inflammation. Work with a doctor knowledgeable in nutrition to eliminate possible food sensitivities.

 

Read more about “Top 8 Natural Remedies to Help Fibromyalgia” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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15 Antioxidants and Their Superpowers

15 Antioxidants and Their Superpowers | zestful living | Scoop.it
Want to know more about some of the most commonly found antioxidants and their impressive health benefits? Here are the main families of antioxidants along with amazing recipe examples!
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Did you know that plant based real whole food contains special phytochemicals (antioxidants) that fight free radicals which can cause have havoc in the form of inflammation which leads to diseases in your body? The more of these antioxidants you consume the better for your body’s overall health.

 

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Eat a varied plant based real whole food regimen everyday. When you eat the rainbow you’re sure to get all the colors: the deep purples/blue, oranges, reds/pink, yellows, whites, and greens. Each food group and antioxidant contains its own special health fighting properties.

 

You don’t have to worry about memorizing the names of the antioxidants. Just eat a varied combination every meal everyday and you will be helping to prevent disease in your body. 

 

You’ll also get all the vitamins and minerals your body requires to function at its best. And of course you’re getting essential fiber and chlorophyll from the greens.

 

Make sure to eat mostly raw and some lightly steamed food everyday. Eating raw preserves the necessary enzymes for better digestion.

 

Read more about “15 Antioxidants and Their Super Powers” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Caroline Cote-Bergevin.

 

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Lemons: How They Make You Healthy and Happy!

Lemons: How They Make You Healthy and Happy! | zestful living | Scoop.it
Due to their acidic citrus makeup, lemons are used for both culinary and non-culinary uses.
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Did you know that lemons as well as limes are used for both culinary and non-culinary reasons? Lemons and limes are Mother Nature’s medicinals used for disinfecting, deodorizing, fermentation, for aromatherapy, and for boosting your immune system.

 

Lemons are a beautiful yellow color which exudes a joyous feeling.

 

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You can use the peel of both lemons and limes as zest in cooking for adding flavor and also a tart taste. Lemons and limes go well with teas, in dressings, as a topping for desserts, and in filtered water.

 

Lemons are nutritional boosters for your body. You can use lemons and limes in place of salt for added flavor extenders. Lemons can be frozen as well. Freezing makes it easy to remove zest for different cooking use.

 

Read more about “Lemons How They Make You Happy and Healthy” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

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Ever Wonder What to Do With Mung Beans? Here are 6 Ideas!

Ever Wonder What to Do With Mung Beans? Here are 6 Ideas! | zestful living | Scoop.it
Mung beans are nutritious and delicious. Try using these little beans in your own plant-based cooking. Here are a few ways to eat mung beans.
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Did you know that legumes (beans, peas, lentils) are one of the best foods for you to consume for your body’s health and well-being? Legumes give your body what’s known as the second meal effect meaning they fill you up for a longer period of time.

 

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Best you can prep with legumes is to soak, then sprout and use in different dishes. You can boil filtered water and let sprouts soak with the burner turned off for a couple of minutes to soften sprouts.

 

If you want to retain more nutrients, best to eat raw, except for large beans which need to be cooked. Mung beans are tiny. They  are often used in dal as are lentils.

 

Legumes are both considered protein and vegetable. Another huge win for your health.

 

Read more about “Ever Wonder What to Do With Mung Beans? Here Are 6 Ideas! from www.onegreenplanet.org 

 

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5 Healthy 'Shots' To Alkalize Your Body in the Morning

5 Healthy 'Shots' To Alkalize Your Body in the Morning | zestful living | Scoop.it
These alkaline shots are so powerful in their ability to promote energy, an alkaline body, eliminate inflammation, an erratic stomach, and achy muscles, that you'll feel it almost seconds, and especially minutes, after you drink them. Just 2-4 ounces of these is all you need and you'll be set for the day. Making these fast and easy shots a practice in your day is a healthy habit that takes under 5 minutes that anyone can do.
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Did you know that sometimes the body feels a little sluggish in the morning just after waking? For those of you who experience this issue relax because there are alkaline food solutions to get you feeling zippy again in no time.

 

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Drinking filtered water with lemon and a bit of ginger or lemon water with cayenne is a definite morning pick me upper. 

 

Drinking a nice fresh organic green juice made with cucumber, celery, sprouts, and a bit of ginger works like a charm. There’s also wheatgrass for those of you hardier souls. 

 

Many of you prefer apple cider vinegar (ACV) and this beverage with a half glass of filtered water works as well.

 

Some of you just need to drink filtered water by itself. Drink at least 2 to 3 eight ounce glasses before you consume any food or any other acidic beverage such as coffee.

 

Read more about “5 ‘Healthy Shots’ to Alkalize Your Body in the Morning” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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5 Natural Ways To Get The Benefits Of Fish Oil From Plant-Based Foods

5 Natural Ways To Get The Benefits Of Fish Oil From Plant-Based Foods | zestful living | Scoop.it
Did you know you can also get omega-3s through plant-based sources?
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Did you know you can get all the healthy benefits of omega 3’s from plant based real whole food? Fish eat algae (seaweed) which you can eat to get those essential fatty acid health benefits. You don’t require eating the “middle’ fish.

 

Most fish in the oceans today are riddled with heavy metals which are toxic to the human body. Other fish bodies are full of plastic which you can also ingest by consuming the fish.

 

Use real food not supplements for your omega 3’s.

 

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Organic clary sage oil and flaxseeds/oil are some of the best sources of omega 3. Walnuts, chia, and hemp seeds are excellent sources as well. Be careful with soy, make sure it’s organic  as most soy is GMO and toxic.

 

Make sure to use flaxseed meal and oil within a month or it will become rancid and not edible.

 

Read more about “5 Natural Ways to Get the Benefits of Fish Oil From Plant Based Foods” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Michael Doherty.

 

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5 Oil-Free, Dairy-Free Salad Dressings

5 Oil-Free, Dairy-Free Salad Dressings | zestful living | Scoop.it
No oil, no dairy, but completely delicious salad dressings. Impossible, you say? Not with these 5 simple recipes!
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Did you know you can prepare delicious nutritious oil and dairy free salad dressings for your salads? Even organic cooking oils contain too many calories and fat which your body doesn’t need.

 

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Salads without oil and dairy are easier for your digestive system to handle. Refrain from using any sweetener as it is just not needed. Also if you want to take apple cider vinegar take it with a few tablespoons of filtered water separately from food.

 

Keep it simple. You can use a combination of herbs such as turmeric, black pepper, thyme, mustard seed powder, and some dulse. Keep it extra healthy with organic ingredients.

 

 If you want you can add a few teaspoons of filtered water or instead do this. Take your sprouted  lentils and put in boiling water for a quick minute. When you’re spooning your lentils onto your salad some of the liquid will be added.

 

Miso is a good addition. Add after any cooking. Tahini, sesame seed butter works wonderfully and adds a creamy component to your salad dressing. You can also use sprouted stone ground almond and/or pumpkin seed butter with herbs for more delicious creaminess.

 

Lemons and limes make a super addition to your salads. Especially lime juice with raw garlic cloves minced adds just the best flavor.

 

Read more about “5 Oil-Free, Dairy-Free Salad Dressings” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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What Produce Should You Be Buying Organic?

What Produce Should You Be Buying Organic? | zestful living | Scoop.it
All adults and children should eat more fruits and vegetables, whether they are organic or conventionally grown. With EWG's 2018 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, you can choose healthy produce while minimizing unwanted doses of multiple toxic pesticides. Many shoppers don't realize that pesticide residues are common o
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Did you know that 70 percent of conventionally grown produce contains pesticides that do not come off even when washed/peeled? Conventionally grown produces is heavily sprayed with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and is infected with GMOs.

 

Every year Environmental Working Group (EWG) tests for the Clean Fifteen and the Dirty Dozen. This year strawberries led the pack with spinach a close second in the Dirty Dozen category.

 

Science is linking high pesticide produce to fertility problems and brain damage in children.

 

Do you really really want to be feeding these toxic foods to your family? Buying organic, certified organic, and local from Farmer’s Markets, CSA’s is a sure bet to help protect your health and the health of your family.

 

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Organic isn’t as expensive as going to doctor appointments, taking prescription meds, and being sick. Organic saves you money but more importantly it gives you peace of mind that you are feeding your family in a healthy preventative way.

 

Read more about “What Produce Should You Be Buying Organic” from www.ecowatch.com by Environmental Working Group.

 

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Meat Proteins Increase Cardiovascular Risk, While Nut & Seed Proteins Have Reverse Effect | Care2

Meat Proteins Increase Cardiovascular Risk, While Nut & Seed Proteins Have Reverse Effect | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Again and again, we are seeing that plant-based protein is the way to go.
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Did you know that in a recent study researchers found that people who consumed a rather large amount of meat protein experienced a 60 percent increase in cardiovascular disease?

 

This was  compared to those participants who ate a much larger amount of nuts and seed proteins and experienced a 40 percent decrease in CVD. 

 

This study is one of the first to focus specifically on meat protein rather than total animal protein. Cardiovascular disease is currently in the number one spot in the world related to mortality.

 

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Here’s one more really good reason to adopt a plant based real whole food regimen. Plant proteins as well as plant fats help your heart and arteries to function optimally so you remain healthy.

 

Sprouted legumes are one of the best proteins you can consume to help your body thrive. They have some of the highest plant protein, are rich in essential fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other plant nutrients. It’s a good idea to add legumes to your meals everyday.

 

Read more about “Meat Proteins Increase Cardiovascular Risk, While Plant Proteins Do the Reverse” from www.care2.com by Katie M.

 

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Vegan Choices for Healthy Bones

Vegan Choices for Healthy Bones | zestful living | Scoop.it
What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is characterized by an increase in porosity of the bones and a corresponding decreased bone mass, resulting in an increased risk of fractures of the bones. Osteopenia is a term used to denote bone loss that is not as severe as osteoporosis. Risk factors for osteoporosis include sedentary lifestyle, cigarette smoking, …
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Did you know that the most healthy food which supports bone health is organic plant based real whole food? Osteoporosis worldwide causes more than 89 million fractures yearly and is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide.

 

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As readers of this Zestful-Living site you already know that magnesium is essential for over 300 biochemical signals in your body. Magnesium is just one of many minerals needed for your bones. Vitamin D3, calcium, boron, strontium, silicon, manganese, folate, vitamin K, and other nutrients are also important to take.

 

By eating organic plant based real whole food you are getting many of the needed vitamins and minerals. These foods in mostly raw form are essential for your bone health: dark leafy greens, sprouts, legumes (lentils, beans, peas), asparagus, almonds, seaweed, and other plant foods.

 

Very important is to maintain a weight lifting exercise everyday as well as resistance training, and aerobic exercises to strengthen your bones. Weight bearing exercises are one of the best things you can do for your bones’ health.

 

Read more about “Vegan Choices For Healthy Bones” from www.hippocratesinst.org by tom Fisher RN, BA, Nurse Supervisor at Hippocrates Health Institute.

 

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Supplements 101

Supplements 101 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Like the pharmaceutical industry, the selling of supplements and herbs has become a multi-billion dollar business. The original intent was honorable, however, many contemporary products are of questionable utility at best. The History of Herbs and Supplements First Generation Herbs were always nature’s medicine, to be administered carefully only by selected individuals. In most of …
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Did you know that it’s best to consume whole plant foods for your vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients? It is okay to take both whole food supplements and whole plant food green powders that have been processed at low temperatures, especially those with algae.

 

Do your due diligence when it comes to herbal and other ingredient supplements. There’s a number of untrustworthy companies who will sell you snake oil disguised as a wellness product.

 

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Eat the majority of your food from real whole plant food grown in nature. Take whole food and whole plant green powders from reputable, science and integrity based companies. You can also take fresh herbs.

 

Read more about “Supplements 101” from www.hippocratesinst.org

 

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How To Better Absorb Vitamins & Minerals | Care2

How To Better Absorb Vitamins & Minerals | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
You are what you absorb. In this article, we will focus on effective ways to better absorb vitamins and minerals.
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Did you know you can take digestive enzymes to help your body to absorb the food you consume? If you can’t absorb the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, then you’re not getting what your body requires to function.

 

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Enzymes help you to break down your food for better absorption. Digestive enzymes can help take stress off your stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and small intestine by helping to break down hard to digest proteins, starches, and fats.

 

As you age the acidity of your stomach acid becomes more alkaline. With respect to enzyme production this action means there’s an increased potential for an acidic trigger to fail when food enters the intestine.

 

If the acidity trigger fails, the signal to secretin isn’t given which prevents pancreatic secretions from releasing. If you are a person who suffers from any of these digestive issues then digestive enzymes can help: acid reflux, gas, bloating, leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, malabsorption, diarrhea, or constipation.

 

The information on enzymes comes from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org

 

Read more about “5 Ways to Better Absorb Vitamins and Minerals from Your Food” from www.care2.com by Naturally Savvy.

 

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Yoga Poses To Fight Fatigue | Care2

Yoga Poses To Fight Fatigue | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
The following poses help to energize your entire body while building strength.
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Did you know that yoga, tai chi, and qi gong can help your body fight fatigue and other health issues? You can attend a group class for deeper instruction.

 

These type of movement exercises are gentle for your body, mind, and spirit. They help to ground, you.

 

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Start slowly if this is your first time doing this work. You don’t have to do the exercise the way the trainer does. Each time you practice, you will reach and stretch higher and further.

 

There are many different types of each of these movements. Find the ones that work best for your body and your philosophy.

 

Read more about “6 Yoga Poses to Fight Fatigue” from www.care2.com by Paula Jones.

 

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The Best 16 Natural Remedies For Diabetes | Care2

The Best 16 Natural Remedies For Diabetes | Care2 | zestful living | Scoop.it
Discover Dr. Cook's top 16 picks to help prevent or treat diabetes--by the bestselling author of THE CULTURED COOK, 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, & BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST.
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Did you know that consuming plant based real whole food and avoiding antibiotics will help you to reduce your risk of getting diabetes 2? Plant based real whole food is what your body and gut bacteria need to function optimally. Only take antibiotics for bacterial infections.

 

Reduce and/or avoid your intake of animal based food which is inflammatory and can increase your risk for diabetes 2. Eat mostly whole foods and skip the processed packaged items in the grocery store.

 

Stop buying sugary items and sodas. Sodas are linked to diabetes. And sugar causes blood sugar crash and burn.

 

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Opt for more organic produce, including greens, sea and land veggies, and fruit. Eat sprouts which will boost your nutrient levels and give you healthy protein. Eat legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts/seeds, and whole ancient grains.

 

If you do eat some meat, make it your side dish not your main meal. Drink green tea, use herbs and spices in place of salt and packaged seasonings. Cinnamon is known for helping with blood sugar issues.

 

Read more about “16 Best Natural Ways to Help Manage or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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