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Healthy Food for Thanksgiving

Healthy Food for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most enjoyable time with our family. In preparation for that wonderful event, we should always consider serving healthy food. Here are thanksgiving food that are delicious and beneficial.

EGGPLANTS

Eggplants provide a lot of fibre in the body. They have a high source of bioflavonoids which reduce stress and high blood pressure.

 1. Fresh Eggplant

Just remember to cook eggplants the right way. They soak up a lot of oil once they’re fried.

BEANS

These little ones have phytochemicals which prevent the risk of heart disease. Also the soluble and insoluble fiber of beans help your digestion to run properly.

 2. Westbrae Natural Vegetarian Organic Pinto Beans, 15 Oz

Studies show that eating beans would make you feel less bloated compared to the others.

 PEAS

Peas are packed with high protein. They are also known to keep your bones healthy since they have Vitamin K.

 3. Libby's Organic Sweet Peas, 15-Ounces Cans

They are also a good source of Vitamin C that strengthens your immune system.

EGGS

Eggs are often misunderstood as not healthy. Eating eggs will supply choline to the body. Choline helps your brain to function properly.

4. Eggs (4 Dozen)

Not everyone can get enough Choline a day. But eggs are a good source of them.

 PUMPKIN

Yes we know that pumpkins will be on your plates. Let me just tell you the good things you’ll have by eating them.

 5. Farmers Market Organic Pumpkin

As we age, our vision will start to change. Don’t worry because pumpkins have Zea-xanthin that keeps your vision sharp. Pumpkins are also a good source of B-complex vitamins.

 APPLES

The adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” wasn’t made for nothing.

6. Gala Apples Fresh Produce Fruit, 3 LB Bag

Apples are known to keep the heart healthy. They also reduce the risk of having stroke and breast cancer.

 POTATOES

Never underestimate the power of potatoes. They have a lot of Vitamin B6 that helps build your cells, keeps the nervous system active and helps in protecting your heart.

7. Potatoes Russet

Potatoes are also known to improve your athletic performance.

PEACHES

Another sweet and beneficial food would be peaches. They have Vitamin A and C that are essential for your skin.

8. Libby's Splenda Sliced Peaches

In addition to that, peaches are fat free so they help maintain your body weight. And peaches protect your body against Anemia.

CRANBERRY

Cranberries are known to fight the risk of having UTI. Unlike candies, cranberries prevent your teeth from decaying fast.

9. Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce

They also have acid components which reduce the formation of Kidney stones.

BLUEBERRIES

The reason why the color of this berries are blue is because they have anthocyanins. These anthocyanins fight cancer-causing agents and tumor growth in the body.

 Signature Dried Blueberries

They are also abundant with flavonoids that helps prevent memory loss.

Healthy and delicious. Those are only some of the various benefits that you can get by eating them. At this time of the year, always consider eating food that have greater benefits for your bodies. Enjoy and be healthy!

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Health/Diet | 0 comments

Best 10 Blue Zone Foods List

Best 10 Blue Zone Foods List

Ever heard of the blue zone diet? If not, now may be the good time for you to get acquainted with the very diet that could add more years to your life.

In 2009, Dan Buettner traveled across the globe in search for the secret to how some people live to be 100 years and older. His team found that it has much to do with one’s diet – plant-based foods and lesser meat.

Here are 10 of the blue zone foods you should integrate into your diet for a longer life.

Beans

Dried Pinto Beans

Dried Pinto Beans

Beans are said to be a staple in every blue zone diet. Thankfully, there are many types of beans that you can consume to reap the benefits. There are garbanzo beans aka chickpeas, navy beans, black beans, sweet peas, soy beans, green peas and more.

Tofu

Asian Tofu Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home

Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home

Tofu, like beans, is high in fiber and is a good source of protein without calories. People in Okinawa, one of the blue zones discovered by Buettner, regularly eat miso soup and/or tofu.

Orange Foods

California Oranges Large Navel

California Oranges Large Navel

Oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits that are colored orange are high in antioxidants. These antioxidants help flush out toxins from the body. But orange fruits aren’t the only go-to blue zone foods that are colored orange, as pumpkins, carrots, sweet potatoes and other like-colored foods also provide the body with beta carotene, which boosts the immune system.

Dark Green Foods

Broccoli

Broccoli

Dark green leafy and cruciferous vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and kale, are also certified blue zone foods. Thanks to their unbelievable amount of antioxidants and cancer-preventing properties, these foods have long been known superfoods as well.

Fiber

Regular Rolled Oats

Regular Rolled Oats

Stock up on oats, oatmeal, quinoa, brown rice, and other whole grains to ensure that you get your daily serving of fiber. Fiber aids in digestion and is also good for the heart, protecting your body from elevated cholesterol levels.

Nuts

Nut Mix

Nut Mix

A handful of nuts give your body monounsaturated fat, soluble fiber, magnesium, and vitamin E. However, consuming nuts should be in moderation as they are also quite high in calories.

Tea            

Heavenly Tea Leaves Tea Sampler Gift Set

Heavenly Tea Leaves Tea Sampler Gift Set

A cup of tea a day, whether its green, white or black, could be your easy way out of cancer. Teas are high in antioxidants and phytochemicals that are said to protect from cancer.

Olive Oil

Mazola 100 Natural Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Mazola 100% Natural Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Green extra virgin olive oil is also one of the blue zone foods discovered by Buettner. Since olive oil can be used for just about anything, you won’t be having problems integrating this to your diet for sure.

Fish

Fresh Salmon Fillets

Fresh Salmon Fillets

Most of the diets of people in the blue zone include fish. Generally, any fish that’s not high in mercury is said to be good enough.

Red Wine

Hedges Family Estate Balanced Reds Collection II Mixed Wine Pack

Hedges Family Estate Balanced Reds Collection II Mixed Wine Pack

Finally, those interested in the blue zone foods diet won’t have to sacrifice drinking. The key to drinking is said to be moderation, in order for the body to reap the benefits instead of negating it by overconsumption.

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Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Health/Diet | 0 comments

10 Surprising Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

10 Surprising Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple cider vinegar is one of the hottest items in the market today but just what is it about it that propelled it to fame? Here are 10 of the most surprising apple cider vinegar benefits, ever.

Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

Dynamic Health Apple Cider Vinegar Organic with Mother

Dynamic Health Apple Cider Vinegar Organic with Mother

Many people swear that apple cider vinegar has helped them lower blood sugar levels and indeed, a quick search online shows that several studies have linked apple cider vinegar consumption to lower blood sugar levels. Although findings suggest a relationship of some sort, between drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and diabetes prevention, it should be noted that the link is not causative, meaning consuming apple cider vinegar does not cause lower blood sugar levels.

Improves Heart Health

GNC SuperFoods Certified Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

GNC SuperFoods Certified Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Another apple cider vinegar benefit is better heart health. Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases like heart disease and stroke are said to be lowered with the help of apple cider vinegar.  Furthermore, there is a human study linking vinegar consumption to a reduced risk of heart disease, but not apple cider vinegar specifically.

Aids in Weight Loss

Kevala Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Kevala Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Those who are looking to shed some pounds might find apple cider vinegar especially helpful, since it will reportedly help you to eat less. Apple cider vinegar also has acetic acid, which can prevent or slow down fat accumulation.

Lowers Cholesterol Levels

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Findings of a study suggest that those who consume a high-calorie diet may benefit from sipping apple cider vinegar, as it’s been found to significantly lower cholesterol levels.

Boosts Energy

Heinz Unfiltered All Natural Apple Cider Vinegar

Heinz Unfiltered All Natural Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar combats fatigue via fighting lactic acid build-up. So during days when you need an energy boost, why not drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar instead?

Gives You Shiny, Dandruff-free Hair

Spectrum Naturals Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Spectrum Naturals Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Dandruff will no longer be a problem with apple cider vinegar. Simply rub it onto your scalp and say goodbye to those nasty flakes. Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar too, for a shiny, healthy finish.

Zaps Acne

Trader Joe's Organic Pasteurized Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar

Trader Joe’s Organic Pasteurized Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar

Many people have reaped the benefits of apple cider vinegar on the face, especially those who have acne. Apply it onto your face and rinse thoroughly for a simple yet effective acne treatment that doesn’t involve chemicals at all.

Excellent House Cleaning Agent

American Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

American Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

This might be surprising but apple cider vinegar is good for your home as it is good for your health. Its uses as a cleaning agent around the house are quite plenty, from removing stains to disinfecting countertops.

Gets Rid of Bad Odor

Gert Naturals Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the 'Mother', Raw & Unfiltered

Gert Naturals Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the ‘Mother’, Raw & Unfiltered

Whether it’s a pair of smelly feet that need some natural mending, or the kitchen sink that isn’t smelling good, so to speak, apple cider vinegar may be the solution.

Eases Skin Itches and Sunburn

TNVitamins Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

TNVitamins Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

As early as 400 B.C., the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, has used apple cider vinegar to help wounded skin recover and the same stands true today. If you have itchy skin, or are suffering from a bad case of sunburn, grab that bottle of apple cider vinegar for the ultimate natural relief!

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Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Health/Diet | 0 comments

Vegan School Snacks You’ll Love

Vegan School Snacks You’ll Love

Snack away minus the guilt with these vegan and super healthy treats! Click on the photos to shop the items.

The Vegan Complete Cookie Chocolate Chip

The Vegan Complete Cookie Chocolate Chip

These hefty vegan cookies not only deliver great taste, they also provide 8 grams of quality protein, 3 grams of healthy fiber and 11% of the Daily Value of Iron in every serving.

Power Snacks Blueberry Hemp

Power Snacks Blueberry Hemp, Navitas Naturals

What happens when you combine the protein power of hemp seeds with the abundant antioxidant strength of juicy blueberries? The answer: chewy, crunchy nuggets of joy that will make your taste buds smile and give you energy for your busiest days.

Pure Organic Bar, Cashew Coconut

Pure Organic Bar, Cashew Coconut

You’ll be amazed at what happens when Veronica Bosgraff, the author of the highly acclaimed “Pure Food” cookbook, combines organic dates, cashews, coconut and other quality ingredients with sacha inchi protein. From the soft texture to the rich taste of premium organic nuts and fruits, your taste buds will savor the experience of each delicious bite.

Gluten Free Crackers Original, Mary's Gone Crackers

Gluten Free Crackers Original, Mary’s Gone Crackers

Company founder Mary Waldner has estimated that she baked at least 30,000 of these organic, gluten-free crackers by hand before their popularity convinced her and her husband to manufacture them professionally. You’ll not only enjoy their snappy crunch but the nutty taste of the organic gluten-free whole grain blend will keep you coming back for more.

Trail Mix Goji Mulberry & Goldenberry 4 oz, Navitas Naturals

Trail Mix Goji Mulberry & Goldenberry, Navitas Naturals

Navitas Naturals brings the power of three nutrient-rich berries together to create an incredibly healthy snack that is an excellent choice for hiking, biking, road trips or just snacking in the office. With no fillers or artificial sweeteners, nothing stands between you and this antioxidant-rich combination of goji berries, mulberries and goldenberries.

Real Live Chocolate Orange (6 pc) - Go Raw

Real Live Chocolate Orange – Go Raw

Go Raw starts with 100% raw organic cacao and adds a touch of raw organic agave nectar and a pinch of organic orange oil to make these 32 calorie wonder treats. With all of the cacao’s antioxidant power intact, this is one healthy treat that your taste buds will truly enjoy.

Live Pumpkin Bar 1.8 oz (20ct) - Go Raw

Live Pumpkin Bar – Go Raw

Go Raw’s Live Pumpkin Bar is made from a combination of sprouted organic pumpkin seeds and sprouted organic flax seeds. These seeds are dried at temperatures less than 105⁰ F, so they remain live with all their enzymes intact.

Chewy Apricot 12 g (10ct) - Go Raw

Chewy Apricot 12 g – Go Raw

The Go Raw’s Chewy Apricot Bar combines the beta-carotene power of apricots, the omega-3 strength of organic sprouted flax seeds and potassium punch of raisins. This slender bar fits easily into a pocket or purse so you can keep it handy to give you a mid-day boost during your busy day.

Sprouted Seeds Sunflower 1lb, Go Raw

Sprouted Seeds Sunflower, Go Raw

Eat them right out of the bag as healthy gluten-free snack or enjoy them as a salad topping, either way you’ll be receiving 6 grams of quality protein in every quarter cup serving.

Banana Bread Flax Bar 1.2 oz (30ct) - Go Raw

Banana Bread Flax Bar – Go Raw

Using a blend of sprouted organic flax seeds, unsulphured organic coconut, organic bananas and organic dates, Go Raw has created a power-packed bar that delivers 300mg of Omega-3 fatty acids, 5 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein in every 190 calorie serving. The only sweetener used to make this gluten-free snack is antioxidant-rich dates so this one sweet treat you can enjoy without guilt.

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