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NUT-ritious Benefits of Nuts

 

NUT-ritious Benefits of Nuts Organic Mixed Nuts (Raw, No Shell)

If you’re looking for a quick and healthy snack, nuts are the perfect option. Nuts contain the perfect amount of vitamins and minerals, healthy fats, and fiber plant sterols. For a bite size food, they contain a powerful nutritional punch.

Nuts are known for their many health benefits. A study assessed the health risks involving 13,000 people. The study concluded that those who ate nuts fared better off than those that didn’t. They had a decrease in BMI and waist circumference, lower weight, blood pressure, and the likelihood of many metabolic syndromes decreased. Many nuts such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, and even cashews improve the vascular system as well. They promote proper blood flow and normal cardiac functions.

Nuts also combat the effects of some mental disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and Schizophrenia. The contents of the omega-3 fatty acids combat these disorders, as well as help with rheumatoid arthritis.

Despite the many benefits, you should consume with caution. Nuts are a common allergenic substance, and being the allergic to one nut isn’t the same as being allergic to another. As long as you know what your body can and cannot consume, nuts are a wonderful healthy snack and can greatly improve your health!

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Health Benefits of Pumpkin
It’s autumn in the Northeast. Breathtaking fall foliage, neighborhoods readying for Halloween, hay rides and pumpkin patches!pumpkins
When you stop by the farmers market pick up a pumpkin. Here’s why:
Pumpkin puree contains fiber, iron, vitamin E and A. Stir it into your soups and sauces. Add pumpkin puree to your oatmeal for extra nutrition!

Make sure to eat the seeds as well. Raw seeds! They are packed with nutrients such as
copper, zinc, magnesium, omega 3’s and protein. The high amount of zinc can aid in prostate health.

Pumpkin can reduce inflammation which can lead to cancer, heart disease, arthritis and Type 2 diabetes.

To Lose Weight Avoid Late Night Snacking

Avoid late night snacking if you are looking for the scale to go down.Green tea
It’s very easy to pack on the pounds by night snacking. A bite of this and a taste of that while watching TV or on the computer can really add up. Before you know it, you’ve consumed several hundred calories mindlessly.
If you must have a snack at night aim for a healthier food such as an apple or a cup of steamed veggies. Have a cup of herbal tea to satisfy and relax you. Better yet, go to bed!

Only 25 Calories in a Cup of Cauliflower

 

Only 25 Calories in a Cup of Cauliflower

cauliflowerCauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, cousin to broccoli. It is rich in antioxidants and nutrient filled. Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.
Cauliflower contains sulforaphane which may aid cancer patients. Reports show it kills cancer stem cells and slows tumor growth.
With only 25 calories in a cup, there is every reason to add this to your menu!

Eat Clean for better health and weight management

What is Clean Eatingfood?
Choosing whole, healthy and fresh foods will help your body, skin, and soul grow healthy and give you endless energy. Clean foods are natural, free of added sugars, hydrogenated fats, trans-fats and anything that is unnatural. Eating well is important for a long and healthy life and clean eating is essential to your diet. Clean eating includes eating fresh foods and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, and not eating processed or fast food.
Some clean eating steps to follow:
1.Eat fruits and vegetables.
2.Balance protein and complex carbohydrates.
3. Avoid soda and high calorie sugary drinks.
4. Trade bad fats for good fats in your diet.
5.Eat several small meals a day.
Reading labels on food products for calorie counts, nutritional value, and ingredients is beneficial for deciding which food

Going to a party this weekend and don’t want to sabotage your diet? Use my tips!

Going to a party this weekend and don’t want to sabotage your diet? Use my tips!

Eat BEFORE you attend the d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqParty

Yes …Really! Eat a nutritious meal consisting of lean protein and veggies to keep you full and satisfied. When adding a selection of veggies, aim for the non-starchy kind such as spinach, broccoli and asparagus. By feeling full and satisfied you will be less likely to reach for unhealthy foods.

An Apple a Day…Well You know the Rest :-)

An Apple a Day…Well You know the Rest 🙂

An Apple a Day…Well You know the Rest ..:-)

Apples are a tasty and nutrition food. Juicy, crunchy and delicious, apples are a wonderful autumn treat here in Pennsylvania. With a medium size apple having only 95 calories why not have an apple a day?

Apples are antioxidant rich. They contain pectin which has a long list of healthful benefits.

 

Apples are packed with Vitamin C and B to help you stay healthy.

Apples have dietary fiber which can help lower your cholesterol.

The sweetness in an apple can satisfy your sweet tooth. Grab an apple instead of a candy bar. It will satisfy without any guilt afterwards!apples