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Four unusual superfood smoothies that can change your life for the better

Four unusual superfood smoothies that can change your life for the better | zestful living | Scoop.it
Four unusual superfood smoothies that can change your life for the better
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Here's 4 different smoothies rich in beneficial veggies, fruits, herbs, nut butters, seeds and healthy sweeteners.

 

You might want to consider using less of the raw honey and/or trying pureed dates instead. Again use a small amount. You want to be able to taste the freshness of the other ingredients without having the sweetener overpower the other tastes.

 

As you get used to using less sweetener, your taste buds will adapt so that you are tasting the actual ingredients as they were meant to be tasted. Your body will thank you for giving it nutrients it can use for fuel/energy.

 

Now go to your kitchen and create your own superfood nutritious smoothies for you and your family.

 

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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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3 Reasons Egg Whites Aren't The Healthiest Choice

3 Reasons Egg Whites Aren't The Healthiest Choice | zestful living | Scoop.it

Egg whites are one of the most recommended foods on a “healthy” diet, but trust us when we say, they’re far from a prescription for good health. Try our better, healthier options instead, and learn why egg whites aren’t the healthiest choice.


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Did you know that eggs are one of the most bacteria filled foods you can eat? Not to mention eggs are also indigestible for humans. From Hippocrates Health Institute.

 

Also male chicks are killed because they cannot lay eggs. This is one of the main reasons many people choose to forgo consuming eggs. Animal based food is cruel and inhumane period.

 

Health Tips:

 

Plant based real whole food is rich in healthy protein, helps you lose and maintain weight, and is preventative. The more healthy plant based food you consume the less risk for chronic diseases. 

 

Plant based real whole food doesn’t cause fractures (think dairy). It comes with no hormone baggage (dairy again), Plant based real whole food increases muscle mass, especially for women. Plant based real whole food helps you live a healthier longer life.

 

Some folks use the liquid from chickpeas to make egg white type recipes. For healthy binders you can use flax and chia seed in your recipes in place of eggs. Bananas and applesauce work well too. 

 

Avocado can be used to make delicious mayo. And many plant based companies sell products in stores and online that fill the bill in place of eggs.

 

Read more about “3 Reasons Egg Whites Aren’t the Healthiest Choice” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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Maintaining Your Mitochondria with Plant-Based Healthy Fats

Maintaining Your Mitochondria with Plant-Based Healthy Fats | zestful living | Scoop.it

How do we keep our mitochondria happy and healthy?


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Did you know it’s important to infuse your body with a proper balance of healthy fats every day? Plant based healthy fats are the best way to help your brain and body. 

 

Your brain is composed of mostly fat. The fats in your brain originate out of marine sea veggies.

The last sentence comes from Brian Clement, LD, co-director of Hippocrates Health institute.

 

The average person has 60 percent more omega 6’s in their body than the better omega 3’s. Omega 6’s are found mostly in processed foods. Some of these are cottonseed oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, and others.

 

Health Tips:

 

Fat works as an energy source in your body. Avocado, raw nuts, raw seeds, and some oils like organic flaxseed oil and organic Clary Sage oil are best. Algae are also good to take everyday. People over 100 have been shown to have healthy fat in their bloodstreams.

 

If you are a fast metabolizer you can eat 1 whole avocado every day. For slow metabolizers eat half an avocado every day or every other day. From Brian Clement, LD.

 

If you have any heart issues, it’s best to avoid all oils. Remember to take the oils in the raw state. Never cook with any oil. Heat changes the molecular structure of the food.

 

Read more about “Maintaining Your Mitochondria With Plant Based Healthy Fats” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

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8 Incredible Health Benefits of Thyme

8 Incredible Health Benefits of Thyme | zestful living | Scoop.it

With a flavorful, minty aroma, and an abundance of healing properties, you’ll be wanting to add thyme to everything.


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Did you know that the herb thyme has been used for thousands of years and is known to be a healing and protective herb?  Thyme can be easily grown in your garden or you can buy dried thyme to use in recipes.

 

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Thyme helps protect your immune system assisting with respiratory issues and also helps with oral health. Thyme helps reduce anxiety and stress.

 

Read more about “8 Incredible Health Benefits of Thyme” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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Beyond Chickpeas: 15 Unique Hummus Recipes!

Beyond Chickpeas: 15 Unique Hummus Recipes! | zestful living | Scoop.it
Hummus is the perfect companion for all of your snacking needs. From crispy pita chips to delicious crudites, hummus is a great snack and a way to brighten up anything. Traditionally made chickpeas, it's creamy and flavorful. However, there are other ingredients you can use from hummus! From beets to carrots, other vegetables adds not only a beautiful color, but exciting flavor combos!
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Did you know you can create different versions of hummus without using chickpeas (garbanzo beans)? Any veggie can be swapped in for the chickpeas as well as peas and black beans (legumes).

 

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You can also make a delicious raw hummus using sprouted pumpkin seeds. Zucchini can be added to your chickpea hummus for a greener delicious flavor. 

 

Read more about “Beyond Chickpeas: 15 Unique Hummus Recipes!” from www.onegreenplanet.org 

 

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How a Vegan Diet Can Reduce Arthritic Pain

How a Vegan Diet Can Reduce Arthritic Pain | zestful living | Scoop.it
Adhering to a vegan diet and lifestyle will not only help save animals and the environment, but it is also extremely beneficial to your health.
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Did you know that consuming a plant based real whole food lifestyle which is anti-inflammatory helps your body and overall health to recover faster from illness, to feel more energy, have more focus, more stamina, and to begin the healing of disease which has taken over your body? Consuming plant foods from Mother Nature provides your body with all the necessary nutrients needed for health in order to thrive.

 

Animal based foods regardless of whether they are grain or grass fed are inflammatory causing harm to the body in well defined ways. Processed foods also contribute to inflammation and disease.

 

Health Tips;

 

Eat a varied plant based real whole food regimen everyday. You can begin your day with a lovely green juice. 

 

Later when you’re hungry you can make a large salad with sunflower and pea sprouts, different veggies (some steamed, some raw), several different greens, and top it with sprouted lentils, or peas, or beans of your choice. You can boil filtered water and let your raw sprouted legumes sit and soften until time to eat. Season with turmeric, black pepper, mustard seed powder, thyme, dulse, and a teaspoon of nutritional yeast (optional).

 

For you evening meal you can have another salad or choose some ripe whole fruits, or make yourself a lovely green juice. Juicing with sprouted sunflower shoots, organic cucumber, celery, and some greens makes a beautiful nourishing green juice to end your day on a high note. Eating a lighter meal also helps your digestion during your sleep time.

 

Read more about “How a Vegan Diet Can Reduce Arthritic Pain” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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10 Amazing Healing Properties of Cloves

10 Amazing Healing Properties of Cloves | zestful living | Scoop.it
Below is a list of 10 incredible healing properties cloves possess with tips on how to incorporate this magical spice into your lifestyle.
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Did you know that cloves have antimicrobial properties known to heal your body in a myriad of ways? Ayurvedic medicine has used cloves for thousands of years.

 

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Like ginger and turmeric, cloves, an antioxidant also assists in reducing inflammation helping with headaches and oral health. Cloves contain Eugenol, a compound which has anti fungal and antibacterial properties which helps to boost your immune system and helps to treat acne.

 

Cloves also help with digestion as they stimulate gastric acid that digests food.

 

Read more about “10 Amazing Healing Properties of Clove” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran.

 

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Casein: The Disturbing Connection Between This Dairy Protein and Your Health

Casein: The Disturbing Connection Between This Dairy Protein and Your Health | zestful living | Scoop.it
Is cheese pizza really something magical or is it addictive for so many people because of something else?
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Did you know that some of the reasons why dairy is so addictive stem from whey and casein protein? Whey causes an increase in insulin very quickly which leads to mayhem in your body. Read article to find out how.  

 

Casein, according to Dr. T. Colin Campbell is the most “relevant cancer promoter ever discovered”. Casein has morphine like substances which act like opiates in your body as they enter your bloodstream. Casomorphins trigger an addictive response reminding one of what heroin does in the body.

 

Casein also strains your digestive system. Cheese is the most concentrated source of casein. Dairy cows actually produce opiate like chemicals on their own. Another reason to avoid dairy.

 

Casein also is sound on other products not just in food. Read labels carefully and buy 100 percent vegan or plant based.

 

Health Tips:

 

Plant based real whole food contains avocados, nuts, seeds, coconuts (really a fruit),and  nutritional yeast which all can be used to create that creamy, cheesy flavor you all love without any addictive properties. You can make plant based cheeses, sauces, puddings, pies, cakes, milks, and any other cheesy, creamy recipe you like.

 

Plant based real whole food is healthy, tasty, hormone free, and cruelty-free.

 

Read more about ‘Casein; the Disturbing Connection Between This Dairy Protein and Your Health” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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This Amazing New Milk Is Going to Change Everything –

This Amazing New Milk Is Going to Change Everything – | zestful living | Scoop.it
In late 2016, the Swedish company Oatly set up production in North America and began shopping its oat-derived “milk” to New York City’s latte cognoscenti. By the next autumn, oat milk had conquered the city’s “most esteemed coffee bars” at a “practically unheard of” rate, according to the coffee trade magazine Sprudge. Chic cafés peddling […]
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Did you know there’s a new plant based milk on the horizon? Now there’s oat milk with more protein and fiber than almond milk. Oat milk could help with the erosion of soil according to the article.

 

Health Tips:

 

Whether you drink almond, oat, or any other nut/seed based milk you are helping your body and planet Earth. Plant based milks have needed fiber, are anti-inflammatory, taste delicious, and are kind to farm animals.

 

You can make your own plant based milk or purchase. When you make your own leave the skin on almonds if using them as the skin has most of the nutrients.

 

If you purchase make sure you buy organic to avoid pesticides and make sure the ingredient list are words you can read and understand and the milk is unsweetened.

 

You can also just eat the organic nuts/seeds/ oats, rice without making it into milk. Eating whole foods gives you more of the nutrients than when you break down the ingredient into flours and liquids. 

 

In other words you get more nutrients from eating the whole apple than you do from eating applesauce or even apple pie.

 

Read more about “This Amazing New Milk is Going to Change Everything” from www.motherjones.com by Tom Philpott.

 

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Where Do You Get Your Protein?

Where Do You Get Your Protein? | zestful living | Scoop.it
If you are currently consuming a plant-based diet, or ever considered it, then you have probably come across the ever-present debate about where you will get your protein if you stop consuming animal products. Our society has created a fear-based myth that the only true sources of protein available for human consumption are through animal …
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Did you know that the meat and dairy industry loves to push their misinformation propaganda out to the American people relating to protein? High protein is harmful for your body in well defined ways.

 

Health Tips:

 

Plant based real whole food contains all the necessary protein your body requires to function at its best. All sprouts have high safe amounts of protein plus give your body all the key nutrients. Algae also contain high amounts of safe plant based protein and vitamins, minerals, and other needed nutrients.

 

Read more about “Where Do you Get your Protein?” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Andrea Nisan.

 

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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.

 

Health Tips:

 

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.

 

Health Tips:

 

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.

 

Health Tips:

 

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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How Fatty Acids Can Boost Your Immune System

How Fatty Acids Can Boost Your Immune System | zestful living | Scoop.it

In order to operate at your highest potential, it is vital to maintain a healthy, high-functioning immune system to guard against infections, bacteria, and viruses.


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Did you know that essential fatty acids (EFAs) help to boost your immune system to keep you in the healthy zone? Healthy fats guard against infections, bacteria, and viruses. 

 

Your immune system is the seat of your health. 70 percent of your immune system is in your gut. To keep healthy you must consume essential fatty acids (EFA) and DHA everyday. Your body doesn’t make these important fats.

 

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Fat works as an energy source. Your brain is mostly composed of fat. Best healthy fats are of course plant based real whole foods: You want the proper amount of omega 3, 6’s, and 9’s, with more omega 3’s.

 

  1. Clary Sage oil and Algae
  2. Nuts - Walnuts
  3. Seeds - Flax, Chia, hemp, pumpkin
  4. Avocado
  5. Flaxseed oil, pumpkin seed oil, hempseed oil, cranberry seed oil

 

Other good plant based sources of omega 3’s are sprouts, sea veggies, leafy greens, legumes (mung beans, lentils, peas), and winter squashes. 

 

Read more about “How Fatty Acids Can Boost Your immune System” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Cait Corcoran

 

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Consent Form | Popular Science

Consent Form | Popular Science | zestful living | Scoop.it
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Happy Father’s Day in the U.S.

 

Did you know that plant based protein is far better for your body and health than animal based? People who eat mostly or all plant based foods are the ones who live longer and healthier lives. 

 

The people who in live in the Blue Zones tend to live longer healthier lives and have 40 percent less hip fractures than people in the U.S.. Those in the 2017 New England Centenarian Study (people over 110 years) eat lots of fiber, have good microbiota, sleep well, and have lots of muscles, especially the women. They obviously live longer healthier lives.

 

Meat has more saturated fats and contributes to cardiovascular disease. Even worse is processed red meat and grilled meat.

 

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Eat a varied rainbow plant based real whole food regimen daily to get all the needed nutrients, plus protein, fiber, fats, enzymes, and carbs. Consuming sprouts daily, algae, legumes (lentils, peas, beans), veggies, whole ancient grains, and some ripe fruit gives your body everything it requires to function at its best every day. Choose to consume mostly raw and some steamed.

 

 

Read more about ‘Why Plant Protein is Better For You Than Animal Protein” from www.popsci.com by Sara Chodosh.

 

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Get to Know the Health Benefits of These 10 Common Peppers

Get to Know the Health Benefits of These 10 Common Peppers | zestful living | Scoop.it

Peppers are a common kitchen staple and perfect for making a ton of different plant-based meals. But did you know that different peppers have their own unique health benefits?


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Did you know that eating healthy sweet peppers with other healthy veggies can lower your cardiovascular disease risk? This is according to Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org 

 

Just like other veggies, peppers of different colors have their own nutrients, some similar, some different. Which is why you want to eat all the colors of the rainbow everyday.

 

Health Tips:

 

If you decide to cook use the wet method as in steaming. Roasting and frying at high heat destroys the nutrients in the food.

 

Read more about the skinny on all kinds of peppers “Get To Know the Health 

benefits of These 10 Common Peppers” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Michael Doherty.

 

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5 Side Effects of Consuming Too Much Dairy Protein

5 Side Effects of Consuming Too Much Dairy Protein | zestful living | Scoop.it

It’s time to #DitchIt! Here’s what can happen with too much dairy enters your life..almond milk has never looked so good!


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Did you know that consuming too much dairy protein over time has consequences for your health? You know dairy is highly inflammatory and doesn’t keep bones strong. Animal products are hard to digest and can cause chronic digestive issues.

 

Read the full article to learn about the other ways dairy harms your body. Your best choice is to choose plant based real whole food options.

 

Health Tips:

 

Plant based dairy options are numerous and all are cruelty free. Avocados, nuts, seeds, coconuts, nutritional yeast, and even some veggies can be used for dairy in your recipes.

 

When making your own plant based milks remember to keep the skin on almonds as the skin contains most of the nutrients. There are also numerous plant based dairy free products in the market place today for your perusal. Choose organic and the ones with the fewest readable ingredients and contain no sugar.

 

Read more about “5 Side Effects of Consuming Too Much Dairy” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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5 Everyday Superfoods For Your Nails, Hair, and Skin

5 Everyday Superfoods For Your Nails, Hair, and Skin | zestful living | Scoop.it
Your nails, hair and skin need certain nutrients to thrive. Here are five of the best ones your hair loves that will give you strong nails and hair, along with beautiful skin. Eat more of these in your whole foods plant-based diet and your skin will thank you in folds!
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Did you know that what you consume affects how your body looks, feels, and performs? Certain plant based real whole foods help your nails, hair, and skin. 

 

Choose organic when possible and choose raw over roasted nuts and seeds. Roasted are carcinogenic.

 

Be careful with caffeinated beverages as they dehydrate your skin and make you age faster in well defined ways.

 

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Always choose organic and raw or alive nuts and seeds. Raw foods are rich in enzymes needed for your body for digestion. Sprouting these raw nuts and seeds will increase the nutrients and provide you with more magnesium, potassium, biotin, and other minerals needed for healthy hair, nails, and skin.

 

Your body requires a combination of both alkaline and acidic healthy foods. Remember lemons and limes are acidic and yet very healthy.

 

Greens of course are necessary for all your body’s functions including your hair, nails, and skin. Sea veggies also are very high in minerals. Both are water-rich and won’t dehydrate your skin. Cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, watermelon, and other melons are also water rich.

 

Read more about “5 Everyday Superfoods For Your Nails, Hair, and Skin’ from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Dairy-Free Milk!

The Ultimate Guide to Dairy-Free Milk! | zestful living | Scoop.it
Dairy-free milk is a common source of nutrition for many following a plant-based diet. You can use it for coffee, oatmeal, to dip your cookies in, to sip before bed and for baking sweet, delicious vegan desserts.  Going dairy-free is also better for the environment and of course, the animals. So without further chatter, keep reading for the ultimate dairy-free milk guide, from choosing flavors to different recipe options for a dairy-free life!

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Did you know that dairy free milk is the best source of nutrition if you’re looking to consume milk? Plant based real whole foods are anti-inflammatory, have no hormone baggage, actually help your bones, are kind to the environment, and are cruelty-free.

 

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You can purchase or make your own plant based milks from nuts, seeds, rice, oats, and soy. When you make your own you know what the ingredients are. When making almond milk be sure to save the skin as that’s where the nutrition lies.

 

Read the skinny on all kinds of plant based milks and which ones to use for making certain recipes “The Ultimate Guide to Dairy-Free Milk” from www.onegreenplanet.org 

 

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Ingredient Spotlight: All About Dulse and How to Use It

Ingredient Spotlight: All About Dulse and How to Use It | zestful living | Scoop.it
In particular, dulse is a unique sea plant with a number of positive attributes which may be just what you’re looking for!
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Did you know that dulse is a nutritious algae that has been consumed for thousands of years? Dulse is considered part of the seaweed family.

 

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Sea vegetables are among the world’s healthiest foods because of their incredibly rich mineral content and other unique health benefits. Sea vegetables are exploding with nutrients, including: Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. 

 

Only plants, including sea vegetables, can convert dead, inorganic mineral compounds into living, organic mineral compounds that can be assimilated by the human body. When you supply the body with all the necessary raw materials to reconstruct tissues and organs correctly, everything gets better.

 

Sea veggies/algae are rich in minerals like iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, iodine, sodium, potassium, silica, germanium, and phosphorus to name just a few. Sea vegetables also contain Proteins, Fiber, Carotenes, Enzymes, Oxygen, Phytonutrients, and Phytohormones. This information comes from www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

Algae contain DHA which your brain requires. This is DHA omega 3 -4.5. Your body can make it from walnuts, but it also needs from algae sources. DHA deficiency can lead to shrinkage of the brain. This important information is from Dr Joel Fuhrman.

 

Dulse usually is sold as dulse flakes and can be used in myriad recipes. It makes a great topping for salads and can be used with herbs to mix into your salad or veggie dish.

 

Read the article to discover all the beneficial reasons why it’s important to add dulse to your daily meals. “Ingredient spotlight: All About Dulse and How to Use It” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Lauren Mauldwin.

 

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How the Lowly Mushroom Is Becoming a Nutritional Star

How the Lowly Mushroom Is Becoming a Nutritional Star | zestful living | Scoop.it
Important nutrients in mushrooms include selenium, vitamin D, glutathione and ergothioneine. All are known to function as antioxidants that can mitigate oxidative stress and all are known to decline during aging. Oxidative stress is considered the main culprit in causing the diseases of aging such as cancer, heart disease and dementia. Ergothioneine, or ergo, is actually an antioxidant amino acid that was initially discovered in 1909 in
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Did you know the mushrooms from the fungi family are superstars due to all their amazing nutrients, including beta-glucan, vitamin D2, glutathione, selenium, and ergothioneine? Glutathione is the master antioxidant in your body helping to reduce oxidative stress.

 

Ergothioneine is being studied for its possible help with neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Beta-glucan helps with your immune system.

 

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Some mushrooms such as portobello can be eaten raw and others must be steamed lightly. You can take chaga tea which many people prefer. Chaga is another beneficial mushroom from Siberian forests and the willow bark.

 

Some mushrooms are used as adaptogens such as cordyseps and Reishi. Adaptogens help your body to create balance.

 

Mushrooms have been studied for decades by Paul Stamett, the famed Mycologist. You can read his work and learn more for yourself. You must always educate yourself and be open to trying new foods which are healthy and beneficial for your body, mind, and spirit.

 

Read more about “How the Lowly Mushroom is Becoming a Nutritional Star” from www.ecowatch.com by Robert Beelman, The Conversation.

 

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How to Sprout Quinoa the Right Way

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Here's an easy way to sprout quinoa the right way!
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Did you know you can sprout ancient whole grains, legumes (lentils, peas, beans), nuts, and seeds? The spotlight is on quinoa today. Quinoa is rich in protein and minerals.

 

Germination (sprouting) allows for easier digestion and more absorption of nutrients. Even if you don’t sprout just soaking helps and reduces any cooking time.

 

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You can make raw breads/snacks with sprouted grains. Sprouted grains can be used in salads, as a topping for veggies, as a breakfast porridge, and in any other recipe where you normally add grains.

 

Read more about “How To Sprout Quinoa the Right Way” from www.onegreenplanet.rg by Stefanie Logosh.

 

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Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits' | zestful living | Scoop.it
Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity as a dieting style, and studies confirm that it is an effective weight loss method. Does it have other benefits?
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Did you know that you can burn fat in place of sugar for a better healthier fuel in your body? The answer is by doing intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting allows you to consume fewer meals, maintain a good weight for your size, and still have loads of energy.

 

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Eating anything you want is fine as long as it’s plant based with no processed and sugary foods. When you consume junk food day in and day out your body falls apart.

 

Some people eat breakfast and then dinner. Others eat lunch and then a smaller evening meal. Fasting can be for 12-16 hours or 16-19 hours. You can also do intermittent fasting for just several days a week and then eat the way you’ve always done it on the other days.

 

Some people prefer juice fasts as opposed to just water fasts. Work with a licensed plant based nutritionist to find out what’s best for you.

 

Read more about “Intermittent Fasting May have ‘Profound Health Benefits’” from www.medicalnewstoday.com by Marie Cohut.

 

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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.

 

Health Tips:

 

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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