Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Magic of Mushrooms for Your Skin

You don't usually think of mushrooms for beauty or anti aging however those fleshy fungi offer real benefits for your skin and overall appearance. Mushrooms are an excellent source of various powerful nutrients. Specifically two that are truly beneficial for the skin, selenium and vitamin D. Whether you eat them, drink them in a powder or apply them topically the power of mushrooms is noticeably visible through the benefit to our skin. Read more...

Are you Getting Enough Magnesium?

Unlike some of the other minerals such as calcium, potassium or sodium, magnesium is much less talked about but just as important to the health of one's body. Magnesium is crucial because it supports the health of the heart, brain, nerves, muscles blood and bones of the body. It plays a role in more than 300 enzyme reactions which translates to thousands of biochemical reactions in the body on a daily basis such as nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, energy production, nutrient metabolism, blood pressure and blood glucose regulation and making protein, bone, and DNA. Read more...

Sunday, August 16, 2015

6 Nutrients to Boost Your Brain Power


As we age our bodies deteriorate. Our muscles lose their strength, our skin loses its elasticity, bones become brittle and our neurons don't fire as fast. This includes our most important organ our brain. Cognitive decline may set in as early as age 45. However there are ways to minimize the effects of aging by working out, eating healthy, taking supplements, etc. And just like our muscles, bones, and skin we can keep our brain from deteriorating by supplying it with the right nutrients. These 6 nutrients can build up the brain making it bigger and sharper, and can also protect against degenerative brain diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's Read more...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Get To the Root-Jicama

jicamaJicama, also known as the Mexican yam is a white turnip-like starchy root vegetable that is abundantly available in the spring and summer. It's described as a cross between a pear and a potato, slightly sweet and deliciously crunchy. Jicama has a thick brown inedible skin which contains a poisonous compound, so be sure to peel before eating. This crunchy character boasts only 49 calories per cup in addition to its high quality phyto-nutrients: dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Read more...

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Minty Fresh Truth

Almost entirely used as garnish in the US, mint actually boasts a handful of nutritional properties that make it useful in other areas of cuisine. Mint is popular all over the world as can be seen in numerous cultures around the world such as the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Indian, Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim, and Mexico. Mint is considered a symbol of hospitality or welcome whether it's prepared in a hot beverage or hung in the doorway. Here are some powerful reasons to use mint in more of your meals and snacks and not just your beverages or desserts.  Read more...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Add Color to Your Palate This Summer with Peppers

There are thousands of varieties of peppers available with a wide array of colors, flavor profiles and heat index. Peppers grow in warm season so they are the perfect vegetable for summer. They add heat, color, crunch and tons of nutrients to any dish. Although not all peppers add heat such as the well known bell peppers, the colors have different flavor profiles. Read more...

What you Need to Know About Washing Your Face

Washing your face doesn't seem complicated, rather it appears to be as simple as putting soap on your face and rinsing it with water. Although technically accurate, the details about washing ones face are just as important as the action itself. Keeping the skin on our face clean keeps the skin supple, youthful, and hydrated while helping to avoid acne, pimples, excess oil production and clogged pores. Read more...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Choosing Meatless Protein Options for Better Health

The human body needs protein. It is the nutrient that our bodies need to build and repair every bodily tissue, which is a process that is constantly on going. However most people when they hear the word protein they immediately think meat, dairy and fish, but vegetables, beans, legumes, grains and nuts also provide the body with protein as well. Plus these meatless options offer additional health benefits as well, such as complete proteins, lower fat, more fiber, antioxidants and water which help to decrease inflammation. Read more..

Jumpstart Your Weight Loss with These Cleansing Foods

You want to lose weight, but how? You’ve tried everything, dieting, starvation, exercise but it doesn’t seem to do anything. The problem is that sugar and flour are so prevalent in the foods that we eat and so addictive that they cause us not only to over eat but they spike insulin and inflammation within the body causing us to store belly fat.  Read more...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ways to Boost Your Weight Loss

Everyone is looking for the best way to lose weight. Whether it’s working out, eating healthy or a combination of both, everyone’s path to weight loss is different. However there are sure fire ways that everyone can increase their weight loss.  The food you put in your body is just as important as how you eat. Use these tips to reach your weight loss goals.  Read more...


 



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