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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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Almond Benefits for Weight Loss, Extra Energy, Better Skin and More


Almond Benefits for Weight Loss, Extra Energy, Better Skin and More 2Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts you can eat with many benefits for your health, particularly your skin and heart. They fill you up, provide vitamins and minerals for energy and eating almonds can even help with weight loss.

Here are 5 valuable health benefits of almonds for better skin, more energy, losing weight, protecting your heart and better nutrition for a healthier life.

1. Almond Skin Benefits

Good skin comes, not from expensive cosmetics, but from proper nutrition on the inside. A handful of almonds is a particularly high food source of natural vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, biotin and copper, all very important for healthy skin. Here’s why.

Vitamin E in Almonds

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How to Make a Healthier Homemade Muesli with Walnuts


How to Make a Healthier Homemade Muesli with WalnutsThis homemade muesli is one of the healthiest alternatives to breakfast cereal you could ever make.

It combines high omega-3 walnuts and flaxseed meal with blood sugar stabilizing cinnamon, tropical coconut and several other very healthy ingredients.

Make up this homemade muesli recipe once and you won’t ever want to go back to bland and fattening breakfast cereals out of a cardboard box.

Breakfast Cereals Versus Homemade Muesli

Despite their popularity, most breakfast cereals aren’t a great way to start your day. Usually made with highly processed grains and often loaded with sugar, or even worse high fructose corn syrup, they provide a brief burst of sugar-based energy, but then often lead to the classic mid-morning slump.

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8 Nutritional Benefits of Walnuts For Your Body and Brain


8 Nutritional Benefits of Walnuts For Your Body and BrainWalnuts are one of nature’s best foods, full of beneficial nutrition that is decidedly lacking in the standard American diet.

Here’s what walnuts are good for nutritionally and why your body, and especially your brain, need more of what they have to offer.

Also covered are walnut fat content and calories and why they don’t matter, plus where to get the best tasting walnuts.

8 Reasons Why Are Walnuts Good For You

1. Omega-3 in Walnuts

The most important element of walnut nutrition is their high level of omega-3 fats. An ounce of fresh walnuts has around 2.3 grams of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid. This is nearly 100% of the RDA for omega-3 fatty acids.

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3 Healthy and Delicious Pineapple Juice Recipes


pineapple-juice-recipesFresh pineapple juice is not only delicious, it’s also very good for you. So beneficial in fact that it can even be used therapeutically for health problems like arthritis, digestion problems and to provide a potent nutritional boost for better skin.

The many health benefits of pineapple juice are covered in more detail in what makes pineapple healthy. In fact, minus the fiber, the juice of pineapples is an even more concentrated form of all of the bromelain enzymes, vitamin C and other antioxidants, manganese, copper, B vitamins and other nutrition found in pineapple.

Ahead are 3 different pineapple juice recipes using pineapples blended with other healthy fruits and vegetables. You can use these recipes for treating digestive issues, arthritis and other joint problems and as a great tasting way to improve your skin and enhance your body’s antioxidant protection.

3 Pineapple Juice Recipes for Beautiful Skin, Better Digestion and Arthritis

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How to Pick, Ripen and Prepare Pineapples


Pick the perfect pineappleHere’s how to choose a good pineapple at the market, an unusual tip for pineapple ripening and how to prepare pineapples for juicing and other healthy recipes.

How to Select a Pineapple

When you’re looking to pick a good pineapple start with the size a color.

The best pineapples to choose should look quite wide and deeply colored rather than pale. The spiky leaves on top should not be wilted and instead be fresh, firm and green.

Make sure the pineapple feels firm to the touch and have a look at the base to check that there’s some orange color there. This is very important when selecting your pineapple. Continue Reading…

Why Swallowing Air Causes Bloating & How to Stop It

How-Swallowing-Air-Causes-BloatingIn this article:

  • Why swallowed air is a common cause of bloating.
  • What causes you to swallow too much air.
  • How to stop swallowing air and eliminate it as a reason for bloating.

How Swallowing Air Causes Bloating

One possible cause of bloating and upper intestinal gas is swallowed air. It’s normal to swallow small amounts of air when drinking, eating and swallowing saliva, but in some people the amounts become large enough to cause problems.

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Other Possible Causes of Digestive Problems

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In this article:

  • What other potential causes of digestive problems to consider when symptoms aren’t improving.
  • Serious gastrointestinal diseases that require diagnosis and medical attention.

Other Possible Causes of Poor Digestion and Gastrointestinal Irritation

Indigestible and poorly digested carbohydrates, like galactans, fructans, lactose, fructose and sugar alcohols are common causes of bloating, intestinal pain and excessive gas. Most people suffering from these kind of digestive problems usually see a quick improvement by limiting sources of these substances in their diet.

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Restoring Your Digestive Health & Stopping SIBO with Probiotics

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In this article:

  • What probiotics are and how they can benefit your digestive system and overall health.
  • What damages your beneficial intestinal flora and signs of a harmful bacteria overgrowth.
  • How to improve your intestinal environment with probiotic and prebiotic foods.
  • What to look for in an effective probiotic supplement and how to use it to repopulate your digestive system with good bacteria to defend against pathogens and disease.

What Are Probiotics?

There has been a lot of interest in recent years in the health benefits of probiotics, but just what are they and how can they help your digestive system?

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Improving Your Digestion for Less Intestinal Gas & Bloating

Improving-Your-DigestionIn this article:

  • Why effective digestion is such a vital part of good health and disease prevention.
  • How to tell if your stomach acid is low and ways to improve it for better protein digestion.
  • The importance of your digestive enzymes and when you may need to supplement them.
  • What to look for in a good digestive enzyme supplement and how to take them to prevent gastrointestinal problems.

Better Digestion Leads to Better Health

How well you digest the food you eat will have a significant impact on the level of health and energy you experience each day.

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Slowing Down Eating for Better Digestion

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In this article:

  • Why eating your food quickly hampers digestion and leads to intestinal problems.
  • The importance of chewing to the digestive process and what happens when you rush your meal.
  • How to chew your food properly for better digestion and more energy.

Stop Eating So Fast

Most people with digestive issues tend to eat their meals very quickly. This is a problem because not chewing your food properly puts serious strain on the entire process of digestion.

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