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Lactose Sensitivity and Why Milk Gives You Gas


Why milk causes fartingLactose sensitivity is a very common cause of digestive problems. A person who is sensitive to the lactose in milk will often experience symptoms such as bloating, intestinal cramps and excessive gas after consuming dairy products.

Ahead is what causes lactose sensitivity and intolerance, how to know if it’s affecting you, what foods and drinks contain lactose and how to greatly reduces symptoms if you do have milk or one of the many other sources of lactose.

What Is Lactose Sensitivity?

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The Top 10 Gas Causing Vegetables


Broccoli flatulenceVegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and provide many nutritional benefits. Unfortunately certain vegetables can also cause gas and other digestive issues like belly bloat and intestinal cramps.

If you are having problems with excessive gas that you think might be caused by vegetables, this page lists the 10 most likely culprits and some simple suggestions to help avoid flatulence issues when you eat them.

1. Beans

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A Healthy Pumpkin and Garlic Soup Recipe


Pumpkin and Garlic Soup RecipeHere is a rich and tangy pumpkin and garlic soup recipe full of health nutrients to warm you up over winter and keep away colds and flu bugs.

You’ll need a good blender like this to make this healthy pumpkin soup recipe but with all the options they give you this is something every kitchen should have.

Pumpkin and Garlic Soup Ingredients (for 2 hungry people):

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A Tasty and Healthy Chicken and Pumpkin Salad Recipe


chicken saladHere is an very tasty chicken and pumpkin salad recipe I came up with to get more healthy pumpkin into my diet. It makes a simple and tasty lunch or dinner and is really good for your health and energy too.

When fresh pumpkin is not in season, butternut squash makes a fine replacement. If you don’t have pumpkin seeds you can use cashews, which also taste great in this, but pumpkin seeds are particularly good for health nutrients and worth getting.

Ingredients for 2

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What Is Lycopene Good For? Skin, Heart and Cancer Protection with Tomatoes


Health benefits of lycopeneLycopene is a potent antioxidant that gives foods like tomatoes, goji berries, watermelon, red bell pepper and guava their red color.

Tomatoes, and in particular processed tomato products like tomato sauce, tomato soup and ketchup, are by far the biggest sources of lycopene in the American diet.

There has been a lot of interest in the strong protective properties and potential health benefits of lycopene in recent years. Consequently, it is one of the most studied and researched of all the antioxidant carotenoids.

Here’s how getting more lycopene into your diet can help protect your body against many life-threatening diseases, like cancer and cardiovascular disease and even slow down the visible signs of aging.

Lycopene is a Powerful Antioxidant

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Alpha-Carotene for Heart Disease and Cancer Protection


Alpha-carotene

The antioxidant carotenoid alpha-carotene is found primarily in orange vegetables like pumpkins and carrots and some leafy greens.

While often found alongside the more well known beta-carotene, new research is showing alpha-carotene to be an even more powerful antioxidant for cancer prevention and protecting your cardiovascular system.

Heart Disease and Cancer Studies Using Alpha-Carotene

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The Best Way to Make Carrot Juice


Carrot juiceMaking carrot juice is easy but there are a few important points to keep in mind for the best results. Let’s take a quick look at them.

Juicing Carrots

To start you’ll need a good juicer. They are various types of juicing machines available and carrots, being one of the more solid vegetables, will be easier to juice with a well-built machine.

It doesn’t have to cost a great deal, but the cheapest are usually the cheapest for a reason and over the longer term it pays to get a juicer of decent quality. Many people start with a centrifugal juicer as these are usually less expensive.

However, if you enjoy the health benefits of juicing enough to do it regularly, a good masticating/auger type juicer becomes a wise investment.

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Carrot Nutrition, Antioxidants and Many Benefits for Your Health


Carrots FalcorinolForget about synthetic multivitamins, carrots are nature’s big orange nutrition boosters. Full of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, carrots eaten regularly can really improve your health and energy levels. Here’s why.

Vitamins in Carrots

In the vitamin stakes, carrots are of course an extremely rich source of beta-carotene (it’s even named after them) for Vitamin A, with testing usually showing over 16,000 IU’s per cup of carrot.

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The Ultimate Guide to Beta-Carotene Benefits for Better Health


Beta-CaroteneBeta-carotene is the best known of the carotenoids and a powerful antioxidant for disease prevention and general good health. A good intake of beta-carotene in your diet may  also help protect your face from sun damage that leads to skin aging.

Carotenoids are a family of phytonutrient pigments that occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables, particularly ones with colors like orange and yellow and in dark green leafy vegetables (where the green chlorophyll takes dominance).

Whilst there are hundreds of carotenoids, only a few are known to be significant in the American diet. Alongside beta-carotene, which is the most commonly occurring, there is also alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin.

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How to Steam Butternut Squash for Extra Nutrition and Taste


How to Steam Butternut Squash for Extra Nutrition and Taste 0There is a method for cooking butternut squash that retains the most vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrition when you eat them.

This way of preparing butternut squash is also quicker and simpler than any other I’ve tried. Personally, I think it tastes the best too. Here’s how to do it.

Selecting Butternut Squash

Choose butternut squash that are relatively heavy for their size and have a bright and consistent color to the skin.

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A Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe with No Added Sugar


A Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe with No Added SugarThis no added sugar chocolate almond milk recipe is a great tasting way to replace dairy milk and add high levels of nutrition into your diet at the same time.

Unlike regular chocolate milk loaded with sugar and artificial additives, this easy to make treat it actually good for you.

With its high protein, low carbohydrates, healthy fats and theobromine from raw cacao, this chocolate almond milk could even help you lose weight if you drink it regularly.

How to Soak Almonds for Almond Milk

The best almond milk is one that you make yourself and for that you’ll need good almonds, like these organic almonds with many positive reviews.

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