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5 Egg-ceptional Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled Eggs.

April 20th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

Scrambled, hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, baked, coddled, sunny side up, over easy, in an omelette or a souffle — there are endless ways to cook eggs. No matter how you like your eggs, they are a healthy and delicious addition to any meal. One large egg has about 70 calories, yet are an egg-cellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. One of our favorite ways is to eat them hard boiled, and here 5 creative ways to enjoy them.

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10 Amazing Benefits of Walking.

April 19th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

Walking is not only the simplest form of exercise that almost everyone can do, it’s also a free activity that can aid in weight loss and maintenance. But walking’s benefits go even further — here are 10 more reasons to start, or keep,walking.

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Fun Facts About Healthy Eating.

March 29th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

Punny Produce

There are lots of fun facts about fruits and vegetables. For instance, the average American eats 10,000 carrots over the course of his life. You can drink a glass of water or eat a cantaloupe — the fruit is 90 percent water. The world’s largest squash was the size of a young elephant — weighing in at over 900 pounds. If you tried to count the kernels on an ear of corn, you’d be at it for a long time: The average ear has 800 kernels. Produce isn’t just healthy, it’s interesting, too.

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Nutritional Facts for Celery Juice.

March 28th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

Many raw food advocates sing the praises of juicing vegetables as a way of taking in a variety of nutrients and improving your health. Many people do not think of juice when it comes to celery, but celery juice offers vitamins and minerals as well as a different taste compared to other, more commonly available vegetable juices, including tomato and carrot juice.

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Juice You Can Make Before Exercise.

March 28th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

Juice You Can Make Before Exercise

Drinking fresh juices before you exercise may give you added nutrients necessary to help maintain your stamina and endurance. According to Jennifer K. Nelson, a registered dietitian, fresh fruit and vegetable juices contain the same beneficial vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals that you get from eating the whole fruit or vegetable. Your body may more easily absorb these nutrients in the form of fresh juice and your digestive system may not have to work as hard to break down the fruit. Fresh juices may help reduce your risk of cancer, boost immunity, assist with detoxification, aid digestion and enhance weight loss. (more…)

How to Eat Healthy Without Eating Vegetables

March 26th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

While it’s possible to eat healthfully without eating vegetables, the nutrients found in vegetables provide essential building blocks for your body’s health, making vegetables a vital part of any truly nutritious diet. That said, it’s still possible to have a relatively healthy diet that does not include vegetables — just so long as it incorporates a number of other healthful foods with nutrients that can take the place of those found in large quantities in vegetables. Above all, you should focus on balance in your diet to make sure you’re accounting for all necessary nutrients.

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What Are the Most Nutritious Vegetables to Juice?

March 24th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

Juicing vegetables offers many health benefits because vegetables are rich in nutrients. Some vegetables are more nutrient-dense and make better candidates for juicing than others.

Combining a few different vegetables is a good way to get a diverse blend of vitamins and minerals that support various aspects of health and well-being. Pure, 100-percent vegetable juice counts towards your daily intake recommendations, but you should eat whole vegetables in combination with vegetable juice as part of a well-balanced diet. (more…)

6 Reasons You Should Switch To Banana Flour.

February 25th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

Banana flour isn’t something that’s well known in America, at least not just yet, but it is definitely something to be excited about – especially if you’re gluten-free, Paleo, trying to lose weight or simply want to enjoy optimal health.

While you probably never imagined that someone would make flour from pulverized underripe bananas, that’s just what happened. This “magical” flour is made from green bananas – and that’s it, no other ingredients at all. Unlike their more sugary yellow counterparts, green bananas are loaded with resistant starch, which is a type of fiber that can’t be digested in the body – that means that it offers bulk with fewer calories.

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What Are the Benefits of Coconut Sugar?

February 25th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

Coconut sugar is the boiled and dehydrated sap of the coconut palm. It comes with a higher price tag than granulated sugar but offers the same number of carbohydrates and calories. The benefits of coconut sugar are making it a hot commodity in the health food world — this form of sugar does offer some trace nutrients and may have less of a dramatic impact on your blood sugar than other types of sweeteners.

Nutrient Content

Coconut sugar isn’t a nutritional superfood, but it does offer more vitamins and minerals than white table sugar. It contains trace amounts of vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. Coconut sugar also provides small amounts of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanidin, and antioxidants. You’ll also find the B vitamin inositol, often used as a mood booster, in coconut sugar.
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10 Incredible Ways Himalayan Salt.

February 25th, 2017 Posted by Health Facts No Comment yet

 

The Himalayas – the tallest mountains in the world – span 2400 kilometers across Asia at the joining of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.  Where these proud peaks now stand, 250 million years ago was a primordial sea.  Within that ancient body of water existed a perfect, pristine ecosystem.  As the plates of the earth moved and over the ages pushed the Himalayas toward the heavens, the sea evaporated and all of its life-sustaining minerals crystallized under the heat of the sun to form what we now know as Himalayan pink salt.

Because of the conditions by which it was formed, this purest of sea salts one of the best sources of natural minerals on the planet and exponentially healthier than the bleached and processed table salt that most people use daily.  In this post, we take a look at some of the incredible benefits of Himalayan pink salt (HPS) and how you can use it boost your health.

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