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7 Herbs and Spices to Have in Your Kitchen All The Time | Care2 Healthy Living

7 Herbs and Spices to Have in Your Kitchen All The Time | Care2 Healthy Living | zestful living | Scoop.it
This article will show you the best herbs and spices to keep in your kitchen all the time. They'll add flavor to your meals and improve your health.
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Did you know that Mother Nature’s medicinals are the best herbs and spices to use in your kitchen, your medicine chest, and for overall care? Use these in organic form as dried, powder or fresh root.

 

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Cardamom is a medicinal herb native to China and Vietnam.It’s related to the spice grown in India and Sri Lanka. Cardamom prevents indigestion. The essential oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal.

 

Cayenne is an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, and eases aspirin induced upset stomach. It’s a digestive aid and enhances athletic performance. It also decreases appetite and boosts your metabolism and helps your body to burn off more fat.

 

Always eat a plant based real whole regimen as plant foods are anti-inflammatory and help your body to function at its best. Avoid animal based inflammatory foods.

 

Read more about “7 Herbs and Spices to Have in Your Kitchen at All Times” from www.care2.com by Brian Syuki

 

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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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Why Plant-Based Works for Diabetes

Why Plant-Based Works for Diabetes | zestful living | Scoop.it
Diabetes claims more lives with each passing year. How can we stop it? | BY ANNA MARIA CLEMENT, PhD, LN | In the year 1900, medical journals did not contain any information on the disease we now call diabetes. As expected, this lifestyle disorder has been completely created via our poor diets and lethargic living. Not …
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Did you know that in the year 1900 medical journals had no information on the disease we call diabetes? Diabetes is a lifestyle disorder that is created by consuming unhealthy food and not participating in any form of exercise.

 

Today diabetes is a major disease in our world. Diabetes, the blood sugar disease spawns other debilitating diseases: neuropathy, renal, cardiovascular disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, cancers, premature aging, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, autism, asthma, and allergies. 

 

There are two types of diabetes. Type i means there is too little sugar also called insulin which prevent the pancreas from functioning well. Type 2 means there is too much sugar/insulin which harms the pancreas. Both are considered insulin abnormality disorders.

 

Meta studies (well conducted research around the world) have shown that the type of food and exercise were three times more effective than prescribed medications. In today’s world even 10 year old children have type 2 diabetes.

 

Read the full article to learn:

  1. What advanced research exposed about your microbiome.
  2. What published research from Harvard Medical School shows in relation to how early childhood bad food choices are the catalyst for contracting type 2 diabetes.
  3. How in 50 years the average food consumption has wreaked havoc on the health landscape.
  4. How a study on sleep deprivation study by the University of Chicago resulted in type 2 diabetes for the participants.
  5. How research from two well known longitudinal studies (Seventh Day Adventists and The Nurses Health Study) shows the key health outcomes between vegetarians and those who consume animal sourced food.
  6. Since 1960 what observation studies at Hippocrates have shown relating to how high saturated fats smother the cell and don’t permit sugars to enter and be burned as fuel.

 

Health Tips:

 

Your body is basically the same as it was thousands of years ago before grocery stores and processed packaged foods. Your body functions well with plants, mostly raw. 

 

Today plants mostly raw equates to mostly organic plant sourced real whole fresh food. Consuming animal based, unhealthy sugars, chemicals in the form of synthetic supplements, pesticides, fungicides, additives, artificial, and GMO’s are not recognized and utilized by your body. Your immune system attacks what it doesn’t recognize.

 

Feed your body nourishing living delicious sprouts, algae, sea veggies, greens, root veggies, other veggies,  legumes (lentils, beans, peas), sprouted whole ancient grains (quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth), raw and sprouted nuts/seeds, and some fresh fruit. These foods help you to prevent disease, keep you youthful, keep your skin glowing, give you real energy, and inspire you to live a more compassionate joyful life.

 

If this information resonates with you, please share with others who may benefit from this knowledge. On Friday, January 25, 2019, The Real Truth About Health Free 10 Day Conference begins and goes for 10 straight days from 9:00 am - 9:30 pm. It is 100% free. 35 of the worlds top authors on health, nutrition, the food system, the medical system, and the environment will be speaking. You can register on www.realtruthtalks.com 

 

Read more about “Diabetes Claims More Lives With Each Passing Year. How Can We Stop It” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Anna Maria Clement, PhD, LN.

 

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Mung beans: Health benefits, nutrition, and recipe tips

Mung beans: Health benefits, nutrition, and recipe tips | zestful living | Scoop.it
Mung beans are a healthful source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Some research also suggests that they may have a range of other health benefits. Learn more here.
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Did you know that sprouted mung beans and other sprouts are easy to sprout, have more protein than mature plants, and help in the prevention of premature aging and disease? Mung bean sprouts are tiny nutrition packed seeds. Empirical data shows that mung bean sprouts contain 6 1/2 percent more iron content.

 

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Sprouted beans are good for sustenance. Sprouted beans have nutritional composition like Mother’s breast milk. Sprouted beans are 17 times more digestible than non sprouted. They help to take away any gastric problems.

 

You can get omega essential oils from sprouts. Chlorella and sprouts help lower your blood sugar. Fat soluble vitamins come from algae and sprouts. Sprouts are considered medicinal foods.

 

Best to eat raw sprouted. You can also pour boiling filtered water over bean sprouts to soften. You can grind sprouts in a grinder and use to make pates, burgers, and neat loaves.

 

Remember if you cook at a high temperature all the nutrients are lost and cooking creates harmful by products. You need to eat all or at least 50 percent plant based real whole foods throughout the day to get the nutrition your body requires to function in a healthy dis-ease free way.

 

Read more about “Mung Beans: Health Benefits, Nutrition, and Recipe Tips” from www.medicalnewstoday.com by Katherine Marengo, LDN, RD.

 

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How Peppermint Oil Can Help Ease Digestion and Improve Stress

How Peppermint Oil Can Help Ease Digestion and Improve Stress | zestful living | Scoop.it
Peppermint isn't just amazing for holiday dishes, it's also one incredibly healing food when consumed in the form of food-grade peppermint oil. Take a look at the amazing improvements this oil can provide on your digestion and stress levels!
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Did you know that pure organic peppermint essential oil like many other essential oils is a powerhouse for your body’s health? Peppermint essential oil is an analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive aid which helps those of you who have experienced addictions, asthma, arthritis, bronchitis, cold, fungal infections, headaches, migraines, and hot flashes. It also helps reduce feelings of tension, uplifts your mood, and your focus, and wards off insects.

 

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Always check with an experienced herbalist before using any essential oil for any serious health condition. Peppermint oil blends well with these other essential oils:

 

  1. Basil
  2. Cypress
  3. Eucalyptus
  4. Geranium
  5. Grapefruit
  6. Juniper
  7. Lavender
  8. Lemon
  9. Marjoram
  10. Pine
  11. Rosemary
  12. Tea Tree

 

If using in food always use Food Grade and just a tiny drop. For a refreshing morning boost or when doing mental work, you can rub on temples. You can massage it on the back of your neck for a cooling sensation. This also works well with feelings of tension.

 

You can use with Lavender and Frankincense for a soothing massage. Put on your body in the summer when insects are out.

 

If you want one of the best essential oils you can purchase from www.hippocratesinst.org or www.mountainroseherbs.com 

 

Rea more about “How Peppermint Oil Can Help Ease Digestion and Improve Stress” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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26 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (The Ultimate Guide!)

26 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (The Ultimate Guide!) | zestful living | Scoop.it
There used to be a myth that we needed to consume different types of foods to form "complete proteins" in the body. While this shouldn't necessarily be ignored completely, it's also not as important as we once thought. Here's 25 rockin' sources of plant-based protein to add to your menus NOW!
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Did you know that all plant based real whole foods contain protein and algae has the highest percentage of protein on the planet? Chlorella contains 52 percent protein while Blue-Green algae has from 54 to 70 percent protein. Sea algae known as phytoplankton has 38 percent protein plus minerals and essential fatty acids.

 

Whole food supplements are recommended over synthetic chemically laden ingredients loaded with harmful additives and fillers. Most supplements on the market are dangerous for your body. Many have been exposed.

 

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You must remember that bacteria regulate your body. Your immune system is the seat of your health. Bacteria are found in your immune system and other areas of your body and brain.

 

When you consume plant based real whole food, mostly raw and some steamed and/or dehydrated you are supporting your body and brain as good bacteria thrives. Fiber in plant based food is the prebiotic which feeds bacteria.

 

When you consume animal sourced food, processed, junk, sugary foods, take meds, use Pharmaceutical drugs, OTC, NSAIDS drugs, antibiotics, and any other synthetic man made product you are messing with your gut bacteria. All of the above destroy good bacteria and cause bad bacteria to multiply.

 

Sprouted lentils, small beans like adzuki and mung, and peas are rich in protein and are also considered a veggie. Raw and/or sprouted nuts and seeds are good protein for you to consume as is organic plant based or vegan organic protein powder. Sprouted broccoli, radish, cabbage, kale, and other sprouted green varieties and veggies are excellent protein choices.

 

You can also choose sprouted quinoa, buckwheat, millet, and amaranth. Winter squashes are high on the list for good protein. Yes you can steam and also eat squash raw as in squash noodles using a spiralizer. You can also pour boiling filtered water over the cut up squash until it softens. You can massage it with organic unrefined hemp or chia seed oil.

 

Drinking a clean green juice with sprouts, celery, cucumber, and your choice of greens or a wheatgrass drink is very helpful for your body and rich in protein. If you choose a smoothie, make it a green smoothie only.

 

Make your food taste good. If you’re new to a plant based/vegan lifestyle make the food user friendly. Add a little oil to your salads and some transitional foods you like.

 

Many plant based real whole foods have medicinal properties. Raw asparagus and avocado are rich in glutathione, the master antioxidant which helps your heart and resists cancer cells.  Sweet red peppers and broccoli are rich in vitamin C much more vitamin C than in oranges.

 

Read more about “26 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (the Ultimate Guide)” from www.onegreenplanet.org 

 

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How to Use Ginger, Turmeric, and Lemon to Care for the Body Naturally

How to Use Ginger, Turmeric, and Lemon to Care for the Body Naturally | zestful living | Scoop.it
Lemons come with tons of benefits for all parts of your body as does ginger, and turmeric even has more up its sleeve than just inflammation-busting properties.
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Did you know that ginger, turmeric, and lemon can be used in many different ways to benefit your body and brain? All three are anti-inflammatory.

 

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Ginger has been used for thousands of years in Asian healing systems. Ginger reduces nausea during motion sickness, pregnancy, chemotherapy,, and radiation. Studies have shown that ginger can potentially prevent inflammation of the colon and reduce muscle pain from exercise, 

 

You can use fresh organic raw ginger or organic ginger powder. Just a small amount works fine. A tea with ginger and lemon is soothing for an upset stomach. Ginger can be added to a fresh green drink or green smoothie.

 

DIY - You can also regrow ginger by soaking in filtered water hunks of ginger overnight and then placing them in a pot with organic soil in a warm and sunny location in your kitchen.

 

Turmeric and its well known compound curcumin have been found to play a major role in preventing or treating lung disease, brain disease, and a variety of cancers, including multiple myeloma, colon, and pancreatic cancer. Curcumin also helps to speed recovery after surgery and effectively treats rheumatoid arthritis even better the leading drug.

 

You can add a very small amount of fresh organic turmeric to a cup of plant based milk for a Golden Latte. You can also add a very small amount of organic fresh or powdered turmeric with other herbs in a salad dressing. Use a pinch of black pepper as it boosts the healing content of the turmeric.

 

Lemon as you know can be added to filtered water as a wake up morning drink. It can be spritzed on salads, veggies, and helps keep fresh fruit salad from turning brown. You can also use the zest from organic lemon peel to spiff up salads and raw treats.

 

Read more about “How to Use Ginger, Turmeric, and Lemon to Care For the Body Naturally” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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How to Ferment Vegetables in Three Easy Steps

How to Ferment Vegetables in Three Easy Steps | zestful living | Scoop.it
A mason jar packed with cultured or fermented vegetables at your local urban provisions shop will likely set you back $10 to $15. Given that the time and materials involved are no more than five minutes and $2, respectively, one imagines that the makers of cultured vegetables have spent eight years training with fermentatio
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Did you know that if you’re experiencing any digestive issues you might want to consider eating fermented veggies? You can easily do the fermenting yourself or you can purchase fermented veggies. Doing it yourself (DIY) costs less and takes just a small amount of time. Your kids will want to help.

 

Digestive problems often stem from an unhealthy food relationship. Do your very best to avoid sugary foods, processed and junk foods. Also eliminate any animal sourced food, over the counter (OTC) drugs, antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides, GMO’s, and synthetic supplements.

 

Your gut is the proverbial gatekeeper for your inflammatory response. Inflammation leads to chronic diseases.

 

Health tips:

 

Consuming fermented veggies is like giving yourself a probiotic which supports your good gut bacteria. Your microbiome needs friendly healthy bacteria. Their diversity and volume are critical for your health.

 

A newborn “inherits” its microbiome from its mother when the baby passes through the birth canal only when it’s a vaginal birth. If you’re a pregnant woman make sure to have your midwife or doctor address your gut health before, during, and after pregnancy. Also plan to breast feed as the mothers’ microbes are passed between mother and baby through the breast milk.

 

Your body requires both prebiotic foods and probiotic plant based supplements. Prebiotic foods are rich in fiber. Consume plant based real whole food daily at all your meals.

 

Read more about “How To ferment Vegetables in Three Easy Steps” from www.ecowatch.com by Brian Barth, Modern Farmer.

 

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7 Natural Foods That Help Cleanse the Body of Mucus

7 Natural Foods That Help Cleanse the Body of Mucus | zestful living | Scoop.it
When you give your body healthy, cleansing foods on a regular basis, mucus will subside naturally and your immune system can support you the way nature intended.
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Did you know that the body produces mucus as a protection mechanism like tears and saliva? Mucus like other bodily fluids contains an enzyme that helps break pathogens your body encounters whether through the environment, or food, or when your immune system is under attack.

 

Mucus becomes an issue when your immune system is in a chronic state of always being attacked. Your gut bacteria is most likely weakened from too much bad bacteria and from infection.

 

This health problem stems from your lifestyle eating patterns. When you consume unhealthy non recognizable (to your body) food then your immune system attacks it. You experience all manner of symptoms which go away when your body is in balance again.

 

Health Tips:

 

This might be an old refrain by now. However, plant based real whole food is the answer to your health issues. So if you enjoy getting sick or suffering from mucus, then please just continue in your old habits.

 

Those of you who truly want a change and will stick to it please consider choosing to consume plant based real whole food, no processed, no junk, no sugar, and no animal sourced food. Start 2019 off to a great healthy year for you and your loved ones.

 

Choose raw and steamed organic if possible plant foods. Choose sprouts, algae, sea veggies (think dulse and kelp), legumes (lentils, peas, beans), greens, veggies, squashes, whole ancient grains (quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat), nuts, seeds, herbs, and fruit.

 

Read more about “7 Natural Foods That Help Cleanse the Body of Mucus” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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Ditch the Wrinkle Cream: Anti-Aging Properties of Natural Oils, and 5 DIY Formulas

Ditch the Wrinkle Cream: Anti-Aging Properties of Natural Oils, and 5 DIY Formulas | zestful living | Scoop.it
Here are 5 DIY Anti-Aging Serums that contain natural oils to prevent and combat wrinkles.
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Did you know that you can make your own beauty creams, body butters, and skin care products? Of course you can also purchase from reputable organic companies. This site recommends www.mountainroseherbs.com and www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

Health Tips:

 

Pure unadulterated organic essential oils and organic raw body butters make wonderful skin care products. Always use essential oils by the drop and always dilute. Organic fractionated coconut oil can be used as a carrier oil to dilute. Always perform a skin patch test before topical use. Do not use essential oils internally. 

 

You might also consider using hydrosols, high quality aromatic waters that have similar properties to essential oils but are not as concentrated. Hydrosols can be more versatile. You can use them for perfumes, aromatherapy sprays, facial toners, and your own body care.

 

Read more about “Ditch the Wrinkle Cream: Anti-Aging Properties of Natural Oils, and 5 DIY Formulas” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Libby Baker.

 

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Bloated on a Vegan Diet? Here's Why and How to Improve Your Digestion

Bloated on a Vegan Diet? Here's Why and How to Improve Your Digestion | zestful living | Scoop.it
Adopting a plant-based diet full of healthy foods is one of the most well-researched ways to improve and support your long-term health. But what do you do when you switch to a vegan diet and your digestion takes a huge plummet south? Here how to beat vegan diet bloat!
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Did you know that everyone’s digestion is different and yes you can eat plant based without experiencing any digestive issues? Start your day with filtered water to rehydrate your body and brain. Your body requires water first thing before any other beverage and before food. The water  also helps to fill you up. Drink two to four glasses of pure filtered water is beneficial before consuming any food.

 

Around 11 am you can have your first meal. Drink a simple clean green juice consisting of greens, sprouts, celery, and cucumbers.

 

Greens and sprouts provide your body with energy and the needed nutrition which assists your body in its daily functions. Starting your day with raw organic plant sourced food is one of the best ways you can support your body and brain.

 

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Consume light nutrient rich plant based foods. A large salad is best for your lunch and a smaller salad for your dinner. Eat your heaviest meal in the daytime. You can have some fresh whole fruit either in the morning or in the evening three hours before bed in place of a small salad. It’s best for your digestion to eat greens and veggies separate from fruit.

 

It’s also best not to eat whole grains with fruit. Both turn to sugar in your body and do cause digestive issues. Consume them separately. Eat grains with your greens and your body will thank you. Sprouted grains can be added to your salad or eat them as a small side dish with your salad.

 

Always opt for sprouted lentils when you first begin eating plant based. Lentils are one of the best protein and veggie sources which are gentle for your digestion. Plus lentils satiate you very well.

 

Always choose organic fresh and dried herbs for seasoning instead of salt. Herbs flavor your food in ways salt can never do. Too many people consume way too much salt which causes health issues.

 

Always choose real whole plant based food over processed packaged non healthy foods and junk foods. Always choose raw organic nuts and seeds over roasted as the high heat kills all the nutrients. You can grind your sprouted or not sprouted raw nuts and use them in a variety of dishes, including plant based burgers, neat loaves and neat balls.

 

You can steam the veggies and greens which are tough for you to chew. You can also boil filtered water and then pour the water over your greens and veggies and let them soften. Another way to soften tough greens like kale and veggies like broccoli is to make a plant based dressing and marinate the veggies and greens overnight in the dressing. 

 

Read more about “Bloated on a Vegan Diet? Here’s Why and How to Improve Your Digestion” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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The Benefits of Incorporating Raw Plant-Based Ingredients into Your Daily Meals

The Benefits of Incorporating Raw Plant-Based Ingredients into Your Daily Meals | zestful living | Scoop.it
Raw food has gained much popularity over the years. What are the health benefits of raw food, which foods are better to eat raw? Let us tell you!
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Did you know that raw living foods contain enzymes that assist in the digestion of carbs, proteins, and fats? Cooking destroys almost all nutrients in food and most of its enzymes too. It’s critical to consume raw enzyme rich food everyday and especially during holidays when most people tend to eat too much of everything served and then feel sick.

 

Processed foods which contain no enzymes cause problems for your organs. Your body needs the enzymes and when they are scarce bloating, gas, and weight arrive. 

 

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It is recommended for you to consume one or two large salads everyday. Your salad can be filled with all raw veggies, sprouted lentils or small sprouted beans, and sprouted greens.

 

You can also add some steamed veggies which can be difficult to chew in raw form for some people. You can also pour boiling water over your sprouted lentils and small sprouted beans to soften.

 

Larger beans, including garbanzo (chickpeas) and kidney beans need to be cooked even after sprouted. Consuming large beans without cooking after sprouting messes with your digestion.

 

The more sprouts, seaweed (sea veggies), and algae you consume the better for your body and brain. If you must cook, do your best to cook at a low temperature or dehydrate your food at 115 degrees or lower.

 

You can cook soups in your Vitamix or other heavy duty blender. The soup will be raw but warm.  You can grind sprouted nuts and seeds and make into plant sourced burgers and neat loaves. You can create all sorts of raw veggie noodle dishes using zucchini, cucumber, winter squash, summer squash, and sweet potato.

 

Read more about “The Benefits of Incorporating Raw Plant-Based Ingredients Into Your Daily Meals” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

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Superfoods: Algae, Seaweed, Sprouts

Superfoods: Algae, Seaweed, Sprouts | zestful living | Scoop.it
Blue-green Algae There are various types of algae, but the most vital blue-green algae are harvested from Klamath Lake in Oregon. It’s simply an incredible food, perhaps unmatched on this earth. While providing more protein than almost any other food, it also contains virtually every trace mineral, essential fatty acids, and oxygen-rich chlorophyll. It is …
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Did you know that blue-green algae from Klamath Lake in Oregon is an extraordinary food containing the most protein of any other food? This blue-green algae also contains trace minerals, essential fatty acids, and oxygen rich chlorophyll which all help your brain and body thrive.

 

Blue-green algae was the first single cell life form on this planet. Blue-green algae can be taken in fresh frozen form (thawed) or in veg caps as a supplement. It is both a food and a supplement. You can buy from www.powerorganics.com and www.hippocratesinst.org also www.lifegivesupplements.com 

 

The next powerful food to consume is seaweed also known as sea veggies. Sea veggies are rich in proteins, minerals, plant nutrients, enzymes, and oxygen. Seaweed protects your body from radiation.

 

Buy seaweed dried naturally by the sun. Kelp and dulse are faves. Kelp is rich in chlorophyll, the blood purifier and dulse contains iodine, essential for your mental health.

 

Next up are the sprouts, raw baby plants. Anyone can eat sprouts not just raw foodies. Sprouts are very nutritious and can be juiced or eaten as is. Sprouts supply energy to your body.

 

Health Tips:

 

Grow a variety of different sprouts weekly. They are economical and easy to grow. Juice some and consume some. Buy organic sprouting seeds from a seed store or online  or buy sprouts from your healthy market. Wheatgrass is only for juicing. Wheatgrass has no gluten. 

 

www.mountainroseherbs.com sells organic sprouting seeds as does www.hippocratesinst.org as well as www.sprouthouse.com  and www.sproutman.com 

 

All sprouts have more nutrients than mature plants. Yes broccoli is a potent veggie, but broccoli sprouts are more powerful.

 

You can help your body to be healthier or disease free by consuming foods that have key nutrients your body and brain require to function. Consider adding blue-green algae or chlorella or marine phytoplankton or spirulina or all four. Your brain and body will notice the difference.

 

Read more about “Superfoods: Algae, Seaweed, Sprouts” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Brian Clement, Ln, PhD.

 

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From Meaty Fillings to Raw Treats, Here's How Walnuts Can Transform Your Holiday Dishes

From Meaty Fillings to Raw Treats, Here's How Walnuts Can Transform Your Holiday Dishes | zestful living | Scoop.it
Walnuts aren't just for snacks alone- they're a fantastic ingredient to use in holiday dishes, from appetizers, entrees, and of course, dessert. Here are five simple and tasty ways to use them that we happen to love. Try them out and let us know if you have your own favorite!
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Did you know you can use walnuts in many different recipes and especially where animal based is used? Walnuts are versatile little bundles of goodness which help your body and brain thrive.

 

Your body requires EFA. Saturated fat cuts off oxygen to your brain.  Use it externally for your skin.

 

Health Tips:

 

Walnuts contain healthy omega 3 fats which you need to eat daily as your body doesn’t make this fat. Fat works as an energy source. 

 

You can make raw veggie burgers with raw pumpkin seeds, raw walnuts, minced organic veggies, chickpea miso, and organic herb seasonings. Sprouted nuts and seeds also can be used.

 

You can also make a wonderful mushroom nut pate using raw walnuts, raw almonds, and raw sunflower seeds. Use 2 portobello mushrooms raw with onion, sweet red pepper, carrot and parsley, some herb seasonings, coconut aminos, and lemon juice.

 

Raw walnuts and other raw nuts, including macadamia, pistachio, hazelnut, and pecans are also top telomere protectors. Telomere protectors help your brain age better.

 

Your brain is 80 percent water and made of essential fatty acids. Every plant contains EFA’s but algae is the best as it contains the same fat your brain is made from. Flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts also contain EFA but you get much more from algae. Eat all kinds.

 

Blue-green algae, chlorella, spirulina, and marine phytoplankton are rich sources of healthy essential fatty acids. Sea veggies are also rich sources of EFA’s.

 

Read more about “From Meaty Fillings to Raw Treats, Here’s How Walnuts Can transform Your Holiday Dishes” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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Health Benefits of Cold Weather and Foods

Health Benefits of Cold Weather and Foods | zestful living | Scoop.it
This article looks to unlock the positive health benefits that cold weather can have on the body. Cold weather can increase fat burn, reduce inflammation, and boost brain function!
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Did you know that your body is a miracle, that it knows how to function on this planet, and in different kinds of weather? Learn to trust your body rather than running to the emergency room or a doctor’s office every time you experience something out of the ordinary in or on your body.

 

What you’re experiencing is your body’s way to tell you something isn’t quite right and that it is in a detox state. One example would be a rash which suddenly appears somewhere on your body. You’ve possibly eaten or taken something recently which your body didn’t recognize as real whole plant based food or as an organic herb or whole food supplement.

 

Take the time to figure out what was different in your food or your daily routine. Did you inadvertently take something someone recommended or you thought would be helpful? When you figure out what the culprit was then you know not to take or use that ingredient again.

 

Health Tips:

 

If the weather is cold outside be sure to dress appropriately, keep your body active, and enjoy your activity. If sniffles or runny nose occurs, it’s okay. Don’t panic.

 

If you need to take something make yourself a cup of loose leaf organic herbal tea with some raw ginger and organic lemon. You could also prep some delicious nutritious raw soup. Your body is still warm inside where the soup will be digested.

 

Here’s a neat little raw Carrot and Ginger Soup recipe for you to try:

 

2 or 4 medium organic carrots or beets chopped (please don’t peel as that is where the antioxidants reside).

1 ripe avocado

1 small piece of fresh ginger

1 or 2 cloves raw organic garlic

1/8 tsp turmeric

pinch of black pepper

Garnish with raw sprouted seeds of your choice or green sprouts. You can add some flaked dulse (sea veggie) as well. Rich in minerals and essential iodine.

 

Combine everything in a blender until smooth.

Sit back, relax and enjoy your nourishing soup.

 

If you want and are using a VitaMix you can blend longer and it will warm the soup, so no cooking required.

 

Read more about “Health Benefits of Cold Weather and Food” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

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Weight Loss through Lifestyle Change

Weight Loss through Lifestyle Change | zestful living | Scoop.it
Around the New Year many people make resolutions to lose weight.  But many people do not follow through with their resolutions.  When I adopted the living foods lifestyle, I was overweight.  However, over the course of a year, I started to drop the weight I did not need.  I added in exercise, both aerobic and …
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Did you know there are proven ways to help you on your journey to lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime? Research shows that consuming an extra 14 percent of fiber each day decreases your calorie intake. 

 

Consuming food is not about eating all you can. Rather it’s about nourishing your body and brain. The best way to nourish your body/brain is to add more raw delicious nutritious plant based real whole food to your meals.

 

Many people, maybe you as well have tried numerous diets and other weight loss programs to lose weight in January for a new year only to gain all that weight and more back in a few months time. First of all diets have been proven not to work. Dieting decreases leptin, a hormone that helps you control your appetite. You need the hormone leptin as it helps to boost your metabolism. 

 

Second you have to work with your body not against it. Consuming processed fake food, junk food, fast food, sugary food, and animal based all work against your body. Eating food with chemicals, pesticides, GMO’s work against your body. Cooking at high temperatures works against your body. Wearing clothes that are produced with fossil fuels works against your body. 

 

Third the most important element is you and your decision to want to change your lifestyle. When you commit fully clarity opens to assist you to succeed.

 

Health Tips:

 

Here’s a proven strategy that works because it works with your body. Eliminate high fat foods as they interfere with leptin. Choose avocado, raw nuts and seeds, sprouts, algae, and  sea veggies for your omega essential fats.

 

Choose foods that balance your blood sugar and keep it steady. You can add plant based protein between meals. Having a green juice works well. An easy one is any green you prefer, cucumber, celery, and sunflower or pea sprouts. Delicious and so nourishing. 

 

You can also make your own organic plant sourced raw nut milk. The plant based milks in the markets are not from raw nuts. Roasted nuts and seeds are carcinogenic as they are heated over 115 degrees.

 

You can also take chlorella as it stops sugar cravings cold. Be sure to keep yourself hydrated by drinking pure filtered water half your body weight everyday. Hydration supports healthy metabolism.

 

When you eat certain foods is key. When you wake until 3 pm in the afternoon refrain from consuming any fruit as it creates a tendency to gain fat. This is the time when insulin resistance is high. Whole fresh fruit can be eaten from 3pm to 7 pm as that is the time when one has high insulin sensitivity as there is no tendency to gain fat.

 

Exercise is critical. Exercise improves insulin sensitivity and increases leptin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity establishes normal thermogenesis which is your body’s way to burn calories. Exercise also increases mitochondrial function. The mitochondria is your body’s energy source for your cells. 

 

Exercise first then consume food. Eat only complex carbs in the form of greens, veggies, legumes (lentils, beans, peas), and organic whole sprouted grains (quinoa, buckwheat, millet, amaranth).

 

Sleep is another critical factor. Taking certain supplements and the mineral magnesium in the form of ionic liquid is recommended. Learn more about your thyroid function to support weight loss. Reduce stress through meditation, walks in nature, deep breathing, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, getting 7 to 9 hours sleep a night, and going within to sit in stillness, silence, and spaciousness.

 

Read more about ‘Weightloss Through Lifestyle Change” from www.hippocratesinst.org.

 

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Cooked Food What's In It?

Cooked Food What's In It? | zestful living | Scoop.it
I was never much of a cook. I couldn’t seem to get that timing thing down quite right. Over time, I actually learned to like very well-done, often times totally burnt food, especially toast and pizza. Back then, my smoke detector doubled as my oven timer as well as my “time for dinner” bell, and my mantra to my intimidated friends became, “Oh, just scrape off the burnt part and eat it" it’s not gonna kill ya!” Al» though the firefighters of engine #9 came over to see me many times, my guests usually only came over once; for some reason they always wanted to go out to eat.
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Did you know that cooking food changes the molecular structure of the food, destroys nutrients, leads to disease states, and that burnt charred food can kill you? Kirilian photography shows how cooking literally kills food as its bioelectrical energy is destroyed. When food is cooked over 115 degrees Fahrenheit the food becomes denatured, deranged, and/or degraded. 

 

The molecules get changed into new chemical configurations, which is very harmful for your body and health. Carcinogenic and mutagenic by products are formed. Cooking at very high temperatures, including grilling, barbecuing, smoking, and frying create the worst outcomes. Roasting, baking, and boiling food are also harmful.

 

Steaming can also cause loss of nutrients as heat over 115 degrees destroys nutrients, especially the water soluble vitamins C and B. Heating food destroys the important enzymes. The oxygen and water content of the food is also decreased. Fats become carcinogenic, carbs are caramelized, and proteins are coagulated becoming unusable by your body. Fiber is affected as well.

 

Dangerous harmful by products caused by the heating of food are created. Read the full article to learn more about these byproducts:  

 

  1. What diseases they impact. 
  2. How your immune system and pancreas are affected.
  3. What happens to your digestive system and colon due to the increase of unfriendly bad bacteria.
  4. What impacts the accumulation of wastes in your blood vessels. 
  5. Why you’re always hungry even after consuming a huge meal.
  6. Your increased risk of all types of diseases

 

Health Tips:

 

You can begin by eating raw fresh cut up organic veggies, whole fresh organic fruits, and by purchasing raw and or sprouted nuts. Sprouting your greens, veggies, legumes (lentils, small beans, peas), and ancient whole grains (quinoa, buckwheat, millet, amaranth) is an easy and inexpensive way to eat raw.

 

Raw nuts organic veggies, and sprouted grains can be ground to make plant based burgers, neat loaves, and other mains. You can create delicious pesto with raw walnuts, fresh veggies, and herb seasonings. You can create raw hummus from different fresh veggies, raw garlic, and sprouted chickpeas (cooked until soft for your digestion). A little organic unrefined olive or hemp seed oil can be added. plus organic lemon. 

 

You can slice sweet potato very thin and marinate in organic coconut aminos . Dehydrate at 105 degrees until crisp. You can add dulse flakes for seasoning. These are delicious and non plant based eaters love them. www.hippocratesinst.org has wonderful raw recipes.

 

You can sprout at home or purchase from healthy markets and Farmer’s markets.  You can also purchase the bacterial form of B12, Klamath Lake blue-green algae chlorella, marine phytoplankton, spirulina, and sea veggies all essential for your brain and body.

 

You can juice with organic greens, cucumber, celery, and sunflower sprouts for an easy delicious nutritious green juice. Drink immediately. If wheatgrass appeals to you by all means juice it. Whenever you give your body food it recognizes your body rewards you with good health, glowing skin, and a youthful radiance.

 

Read more about “Cooked Food What’s In It” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Dr Ginger Southall.

 

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Easy Ways to Add Iron to Your Meals Without Meat

Easy Ways to Add Iron to Your Meals Without Meat | zestful living | Scoop.it
There are some amazing ways to add iron to your meals. Here are some ideas that don't take too much thought and there's a little here something for everyone. These sources are anti-inflammatory, unlike meat, and also easy for your body to absorb.
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Did you know you can add iron to your meals by consuming plant based real whole food which contains non-heme iron? Heme iron is found in animal sourced blood and muscle. Iron can generate cancer causing free radicals which lead to inflammation. 

 

Too little iron can cause anemia and too much increases your risk for cancer and heart disease. Heme iron is also associated with higher risk of diabetes.

 

Your body has evolved to have a thermostat like system which regulates how much iron is absorbed. This regulating system only works well with the non-heme iron which can block the absorption about five times more effectively than with animal sourced heme iron. This information comes from Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org 

 

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The healthiest sources of non-heme iron are legumes (lentils, beans, peas), whole ancient grains, raw nuts/seeds, greens, leafy veggies, and dried fruit. Avoid drinking tea with meals as that can inhibit iron absorption. In fact it’s best to drink filtered water before your first meal of the day and then two to there hours after your meal, just not during the meal.

 

Take probiotics because they help improve iron absorption and other minerals. Also take the bacterial plant based form of B12 which you can purchase from www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

Read more about “Easy Ways to Add Iron to Your Meals Without Meat” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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10 Ways Plant-Based Eating Keeps You Safe From Colds

10 Ways Plant-Based Eating Keeps You Safe From Colds | zestful living | Scoop.it
Here are 10 ways plant-based foods that keep colds away.
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Did you know that by choosing plant based real whole foods and herbs you can help to reduce the severity of colds? You will discover that the cold will be over in a much shorter time. Your immune system is the seat of your health. Resolve to always keep it healthy and strong.

 

Sea veggies, algae, and sprouts have the highest nutrients of any plant based food. Legumes (lentils, peas, beans) are next in line.

 

Health Tips:

 

To retain all the minerals and vitamins your body and brain require it’s recommended for you to consume mostly raw plant based real whole food. Raw food is easier for your body to digest. Raw and living foods are very rich in plant nutrients. 

 

Cooking food denatures the structure and nutrients are lost. Steamed and dehydrated at 115 degrees are acceptable to retain many nutrients.

 

Phyto or plant nutrients contain protective disease preventing compounds which create a synergy with other plant nutrients to help your body fight off diseases. Some plant nutrients are lycopene (red pigment foods), beta-carotene (orange and yellow pigment foods), and chlorophyll, your body’s blood purifier found in green foods.

 

Eastern herbs that can help your body fight off colds are:

  1. Astragulus
  2. Eleuthero
  3. Schiasandra
  4. Reishi mushroom

 

Read more about ’10 Ways Plant based Eating Keeps You Safe From Colds” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Lyndsey Oberst.

 

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7 Stress-Busting Plant-Based Nutrients To Add To Your Diet This Winter

7 Stress-Busting Plant-Based Nutrients To Add To Your Diet This Winter | zestful living | Scoop.it
Here are 7 stress-busting nutrients that are crucial to incorporate into your diet, as well as information on the foods containing them, and some delicious recipes to get you motivated.
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Did you know that stress can occur anytime of the year and a little stress is actually good for your body? When stress becomes chronic that’s when health issues arise. 

 

Stress is a reaction to what’s occurring in your environment, whether it be your own body or outside influences. Here’s a two step approach that works every time. You can learn to ground yourself. You can also consume healthy plant based real whole foods which are rich in essential nutrients which will reduce your stress levels.

 

Health Tips:

 

To ground yourself you must understand that it’s key for you to go within. How you’re reacting in any situation has its roots in what this site refers to as the “inner garden”.Tend your inner garden, plant your seeds well. Be mindful. Sit in stillness, silence, and spaciousness. All the answers are found within.

 

When you connect with others, always come from your deeper self, not from your personality. Connect on a soul to soul level. This way whatever is said or whatever happens your response to the other person will not change. You will be centered in your response.

 

Certain minerals as in magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and certain vitamins such as B12, folate, and other B vitamins help to de stress your body and mind. It’s critical you take vegan/plant based B12, a bacterial form. B12 impacts your brain and supports serotonin production, which is important for preventing anxiety and depression in everyday life.

 

Read more about “7 Stress-Busting Plant Based Nutrients To Add To Your Diet This Winter” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Kendra Lady.

 

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General Detoxification Tonics

General Detoxification Tonics | zestful living | Scoop.it
Had a little too much over the holidays? The below detoxification practices are staples for a healthy body all year long. General Detoxification Tonics Upon waking, drink lemon water with up to one-half teaspoon of cayenne pepper. This helps to open up the circulatory system and alkalinize the body fluids, increasing the rate of detoxification. …
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Did you know that there are simple detox practices you can follow when you over consume food and beverages, especially during holiday and special occasion times? Detox symptoms are considered part of a healing process. Only use organic Mother Nature foods and practices.

 

Health tips:

 

Follow the steps given in the article for best results. Rest, relaxation, and sleep are essential while your body regains its strength.

 

Read more about “general Detoxification Tonics” from www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

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Foods That Improve Lymphatic Flow and Keep the Body Balanced

Foods That Improve Lymphatic Flow and Keep the Body Balanced | zestful living | Scoop.it
Feeling sluggish? It could be your lymph flow, which is important for your health. It's also vital for keeping other systems of your body working well and is influenced by your diet and lifestyle choices. Here are some foods to choose to boost your lymph flow!
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Did you know that your lymphatic system and your liver are your body’s cleansing system helping to keep your blood healthy, your digestive system working properly, and assisting with detox of harmful substances from your body? This cleansing system is dependent upon what kinds of food you consume.

 

Your lymphatic system affects all of your body and is effected by other systems. You need to eat water rich foods and healthy plant based real whole foods with every meal. Stay away from the usual suspects: animal sourced, processed, junk foods, sugary foods, and oils. These foods clog your entire system with poisons.

 

Here’s what happens:

  1. Your liver becomes chronically fatigued. 
  2. You begins to experience many different negative side effects.
  3. Your liver passes on this toxic blood caused by a clogged large intestine to your kidneys.
  4. Your kidneys are already weak from the added pressure of your colon not working properly before the sluggish liver situation.
  5. Chronic low back pain can set in due to all the unwanted toxic poisons.
  6. Then other symptoms appear: sweaty palms, bags under the eyes, frequent urination, and bladder infection.
  7. When the kidneys can no longer handle the toxic load, the bladder gets stressed. This is called the ‘domino’ effect.
  8. It starts with a toxic colon, then the blood gets ‘dirty’ from toxemia, then the liver is affected, then the kidneys, then the bladder, and now the lymph system becomes toxic.

 

Now you must cleanse and detox. Vow never to consume toxic and poisonous unrecognizable food ever again. Avoid all animal based , processed, sugary and junk foods, and oils.

 

Health Tips:

 

Choose real whole raw and some steamed plant based real whole foods everyday. Eat a variety of greens, legumes (lentils, peas, beans), seaweed, veggies, and whole fruit. Choose herbs and spices for your seasonings. Take algae: Organic  Klamath blue-green, chlorella, spirulina, and marine phytoplankton supplements for your brain and body.

 

Read more about “Foods that Improve Lymphatic Flow and Keep the Body Balanced” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Heather McClees.

 

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6 Protein-Packed Legumes And Their Health Benefits

6 Protein-Packed Legumes And Their Health Benefits | zestful living | Scoop.it
Here are 6 super-healthy legumes, ranked according to protein content, along with several tasty recipes to get your creative juices flowing!
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Did you know that legumes are one of the top best foods for your health? Legumes contain both protein and veggie nutrients. Lentils, peas, and beans satiate you.

 

Health Tips:

 

Sprouting is recommended. Sprouts have 30 to 100 percent more nutrition than mature plants. Lentils are the fastest to sprout sprouting in about two to three days. Lentils can be eaten raw.

 

If you’re sprouting chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or other other large beans they must be cooked after sprouting so as not to upset your digestive tract. You don’t have to cook them as long as you would if not sprouting.

 

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Health, Family, and Plant-Based Food

Health, Family, and Plant-Based Food | zestful living | Scoop.it
As we set aside some time during this Holiday season to be grateful for the many blessings in our lives let us not forget to give thanks for the greatest gift of all – the gift of family and friends! It occurs to me that the best thing we can do to enjoy the company …
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Did you know that the quality of your health, the health of your loved ones, and your good friends is within each of? Your health is within your control.

 

It’s up to you to make a commitment to be healthy and then follow through with that commitment.. Starting early in life is recommended. However you can begin at any age. You will see and feel the difference.

 

Health Tips:

 

For anyone changing their food lifestyle it is important to clean out your kitchen first. If you are determined to be healthy you must eliminate animal based foods, processed packaged foods, sugar of any kind, and junk food.

 

This process may seem very drastic to some of you. Ask yourself how much does having good  health mean to you. Perhaps this and other questions will jumpstart your resolve. 

 

If not, then start where you are. Choose to eliminate one of these types of food first for a few months. Then eliminate another type and repeat. Eventually you will notice your health improving and your resolve becoming more certain that you do want to continue in this way.

 

Sprouting is recommended, is easy and economical to begin, and makes eating raw food nutritious for you. Have children? They will love helping you sprout. Sprouting makes for a good science project too.

 

Read the article as it gives you wonderful helpful information to get started on your new healthy lifestyle. Good health is a birthright. Choose wisely. Having your health is everything.

 

Read more about “Health, Family, and Plant-Based Food” from www.hippocratesinst.org by Brian Hetrich.

 

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#WeeklyMealPrep: Get Lean With Beans! Chickpeas, Black Beans, White Beans and Black Eyed Peas!

#WeeklyMealPrep: Get Lean With Beans! Chickpeas, Black Beans, White Beans and Black Eyed Peas! | zestful living | Scoop.it
Meal prep is a great way to have all of your food ready for the week, enabling you to make healthy choices, and save money while you’re at it! Not only does it keep you on track with your fitness goals, but it saves a lot of time
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Did you know that you can decide ahead of time what to prepare for your weekly meals? Legumes (lentils, beans, peas) are one of the healthiest foods you can consume. Legumes give your body the second meal effect, satiating you for a longer time.

 

The best and easiest way to prepare these dried protein and veggie staples is to sprout them. You soak first, rinse and repeat for a few days. Sprouting frees the germination process. When you eat raw sprouted organic food your body gets more nutrition.

 

Health Tips:

 

You can sprout lentils and beans and pea shoots. After sprouting you can grind small beans and lentils to make plant based burgers and neat loaves.

 

 Larger beans, including garbanzo (chickpeas) need to be cooked to soften. Never eat large beans that haven’t been cooked as eating them will cause major digestion issues.

 

You can also boil filtered water, shut off the burner, and heat the sprouted lentils and small beans to soften. These can be added to salads and other dishes. If you like the crunch of sprouted lentils and small beans you can eat them raw in your salads and other dishes.

 

It’s best not to eat food from cans as can’s liners contain BPA, an endocrine disruptor that harms your hormones in well defined ways. There are no BPA free cans regardless of what the label says.

 

Read more about “#WeeklyMealPrep: Get Lean With Beans! Chickpeas, Black Beans, White Beans and Black Eyed Peas” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Ally McLaughlin.

 

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The Powerful Benefits of Pumpkin: Tasty Ways This Seasonal Produce Keeps You Healthy

The Powerful Benefits of Pumpkin: Tasty Ways This Seasonal Produce Keeps You Healthy | zestful living | Scoop.it
From the Jack-o-Lantern on the doorstep to the baking dish in the kitchen, this cheery squash plays an integral role in both culture and health.
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Did you know that pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, and squash are some of the most healthy foods for your body? Pumpkins come from the squash family and are rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene which supports eye health and protects against infections. Carotenoids are known as cancer fighters.

 

Pumpkin is a nutrient dense food containing vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Pumpkin is a rich source of vitamin A and the mineral potassium which helps your blood pressure.

 

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Eat varied plant based real whole food everyday to get all the plant nutrients. Consuming some or all raw organic plant sourced food adds more of the essential nutrients, enzymes, and fiber for your bogy. Cooking foods at high temperatures, anything over 115 degrees F denatures the food and most or all health benefits are lost.

 

Pumpkin like squash can be steamed  or you can use a dehydrator and/or spiralizer to make zoodles. You can use a dehydrator for pumpkin seeds which is a healthier way to eat them. Grinding pumpkin seeds turns them into a powder which you can add to your veggie dishes.

 

You can also cut up raw pumpkin or squash and add to your Vtamix with other ingredients for a soup. The heavy duty blender will warm the soup.

 

Read more about “The Powerful Benefits of Pumpkin: Tasty Ways This Seasonal  Produce Keeps You Healthy” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Chelsea Debret.

 

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5 Key Nutrients Found in Fall Fruits and Veggies

5 Key Nutrients Found in Fall Fruits and Veggies | zestful living | Scoop.it
Here are five of those nutrients, along with information on the fall foods that contain them, and tasty recipes to give you some inspiration.
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Did you know that all greens, veggies, fruits and other plant based real whole foods have different and similar nutrients from each other which is why it’s critical to consume a varied plant sourced real whole food regimen daily? Your body requires many different phytonutrient antioxidants which you know combat free radicals. Free radicals lead to inflammation which leads to disease.

 

Potent phytonutrient antioxidants are found in the color pigments in the phenol and terpene groups. These micronutrients have a healing quality which helps treat many different health problems.

 

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The orange, yellow, and red carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene are found in the terpene group. Winter squashes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, yams, and carrots fill the bill in this category. Carotenoids are associated with protection from cancer and macular degeneration. Steaming and eating raw are best to get all the nutrients.

 

In citrus fruits there are orange and yellow liminoids such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruits. Liminoids offer protection for the lungs. Also consuming other orange and red fruits such as apricots and pomegranate offer protection. Apricot seeds are powerful helping with cancer and pomegranate seeds help your heart.

 

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