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Benefits of Almond Milk – Life changing steps June 14, 2014

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Almond Milk is a great alternative to traditional cow milk, and has been used for centuries this way. It happens with a process of Almonds soaked and shelled, then blended to create a milk that is off the charts for nutrition. This milk is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin E and the flavonoids help clear free radicals from the body. Free radicals are cancer causing and damage causing agents that damage your DNA, cells and proteins. It is important to eat foods that will clear these free radicals from the body.

Unlike cow’s milk, almond milk contains no cholesterol and no saturated fats, so it won’t damage your cardiovascular system. Almond milk is also high in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower your levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and protect your heart. You’ll also enjoy the other benefits of adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet, such as improved cognitive function.

These vitamins and minerals are packed inside Almond Milk, unlike Cow milk.

  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Selenium

I transitioned from buying cow milk to only almond milk 6 months ago. This was honestly the best change in my diet, it really created a better foundation for my body for my mornings protein shakes. Everyday I just simply felt better, and I never felt the bloated feeling again from cow milk. I decided to put it to the test. First I tried a bowl of cereal, and score! It tasted delicious and normal. Then next I made pasta that needed a bit of milk in it, it came out completely the same no taste differences! So it passed my vote on all levels for health. Of course cow milk has its own nurtrients, but I like the benefits the almond milk has to offer!

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Wheat Bread vs. White Bread September 13, 2012

 

Alot of people would never notice the difference between wheat and white bread, besides maybe the taste. Most prefer white bread because of the texture and taste with a sandwich. I prefer wheat only because of its healthy benefits. The difference on how they are processed makes a huge difference in our bodies. White bread has been bleached and reprocessed many times, while wheat is somewhat in its natural state. You can see the grains and berries they use to make the bread. Just switching over the only wheat, especially for your children can mean great things. Your blood pressure can go down dramatically, cutting down those pills most of us take, and for your kids it can help with brain function and development. Try it!

 

Avacado Face Mask February 7, 2011

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A Face Mask the Natural Way.

Ingredients:
1. 1 Avacado (ripe)
2. 2 tbsp plain yogurt

Cut avacado in half and take seed out. Take out green part of avacado and put in a bowl. Mush it into a gucamole like texture. Add plain yogurt and stir evenly. Spread on face, avoiding eyes. Let sit for 20 minutes. Wash off and feel how smooth your face will be!
(If you are allergic to these ingredients, you can substitute them both or one for sour cream. Have fun with it, its up to you! )

 

Organic Wine for Valentines January 31, 2011

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Organic Wine can be found in the southern part of France.

The interesting story behind them is that Veronique, the founder is part of a family
whom has grown wine for more than 200 years.
Her grandfather and father both had grown grapes before her.
In 1972 her grandfather started experimenting to bring healthier grapes
for us and the environment.
Its really nice because Veronique started her own Organic Wine Company
so that people in the united States
were able to get this organic french wine!



These two wines are my favorite.
The one on the left is called 2008 Chateau Veronique, It is rich and dark. The taste is sweet with the blend of blackberries and grapes, it melted in my mouth.
The one on the right is 2009 Rose Saint Bousquette. It is a pink color, and what I thought was different was it does taste dry and full of scents and flavors with a dash of roses.
This one is definetly lighter on the stomach. The reason I bought this one, was the high rated stature of it.
These are the least expensive organic wines I have seen yet.

They are perfect for Valentines day, especially if you have a special someone.

 

9 Superfoods January 24, 2011

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9 Superfoods

These 9 Superfoods are as healthy as it can get. Each one has a different purpose and keeps the bodys functions up to optium health. These aren’t the only healthy foods out there, but they are just a collection of a group called “superfoods” that can keep you energized and feeling great all day.

1.Spirulina

Spirulina is a little green plant that does wonders. It makes number one on the list simply because it carries more protein then any type of meat, plant, or bean. It packs a powerful little punch and can mostly be found in supermarkets in smoothies and purees. It can give you good vitamins like c and A. This plant can keep your genergy levels at an all time high all day.

2. Salmon

Salmon contains the must haves omega-3 fatty acids. Omegas are the good fatty acids for you, that are low calorie and low in cholesterol.  If salmon was the only meat you ate, you would live to be so old! Did you know that there are over 100,000 people in Japan that are over the age of 100?

3. Blueberries

Like all berries, blueberries offer something nice right from mother nature. This blue small berry is known for its memory saving abilities. If you eat blueberries at least once a week at any age it can preserve those memory cells, and prevent them from dying. Even if your golden age these berries can reverse the effects of aging and your memory loss. Instead of dementia or alzheimers pills, try blueberries, and see how that goes! Even if you don’t  like to eat them whole,you can add them to a smoothie!

4.Broccoli

Broccoli is a green vegetable that is good for a number of things. It contains a high amount of Vitamin A and vitamin C which can prevent or slow cancer, and can restabilize your eyesight.  It is always better to eat your veggies raw, as none of the vitamins have been cooked away. So the best way to eat broccoli is to eat it with dip, or in a salad. Even if you make it in a stir fry or in a soup, the plant can do wonders.

5.Sweet Potatoes

The trick with vegetables is that the color of the vegetable has a certain amount of a vitamin you need. So when you have orange sweet potatoes you mostly have the vitamin A in there. vitamin A can do wonders for your eyes. If you comsume orange vegetables at least 3-4 times a week, you can reverse the effects of your eyesight. Sweet Potatoes are often overlooked for nutritious value, and they are easy to substitue french fries for sweet potatoe fries.

6.Spinach

There is a reason popeye opened a can of spinach everytime he needed strength. This leafy green can offer alot of vitamin A and C.  It can help muscle and bone strength and development.  It is best to eat it raw, instead of cooked. Most people buy lettuce for their salads. Try mixing half lettuce and half spinach to your salads, that way your body is getting those dark greens that fight cancer.

7.Kiwi

This beloved fruit first caught my eye at school. It was the most popular fruit served at lunchtime. This delicious light green fruit has maganesium, posstasium, and fiber. These vitamins help lower cholesterol and gives you energy. If you have heart problems, this is the snack for you!

8.Beans

All kinds if legumes are good for you! These have more protein than any meat, without all the fat and cholesterol. Beans are inexpensive and easy to make. Each kind of bean has different wonders about it. But all in all, they all give you the nutrients of meat, without the meat. Beans are easy to grow and can make a million different dishes.

9.Green Tea

I saved the best for last. Green Tea is the best known food/drink  that can cure cancer. Yes i said cure. People that drink green tea everyday, seen a signifcant faster rate of recovery. If you drink green tea alot in your younger days, you can kiss the thought of cancer good bye. It helps regulate the body and slows down and growth of abnormal cells. They say they are still searching for a “cure.”  The cures are around us in our grocer stores, in our faces everyday. Its up to us to eat healthy and convince our loved ones to do the same. I personally have had my grandmother die of lung cancer.  If I was older, at the time, I might have had a chance to help her live another 5 – 10 years.  All i can do now that I am aware of foods cure, is to spread the word and love.