How to Use Fennel Seeds for Gas, Cramps and Bloating


Fennel for flatulenceIn herbal medicine fennel seeds are recognized as a powerful carminative – a herb that assists in expelling gas from your intestinal tract.

Here’s how these powerful little seeds reduce gastrointestinal problems and flatulence, a few potential precautions to be aware of and two ways to use fennel seeds to help prevent or treat intestinal cramps, bloating and embarrassing gas.

How Fennel Seeds Help Digestive Problems

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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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5 Great Reasons to Eat More Papaya


Papaya BenefitsPapaya is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and digestive enzymes. Here are five ways papaya fruit benefits your health, all great reasons to eat more of this amazing energy food.

1. Papaya Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes in papaya, particularly papayas that are still a bit green, contain protein digesting enzymes like papain. When eaten with or soon after a meal containing meat or another high protein food, these enzymes help to break down the protein into its individual amino acids.

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A Crunchy and Delicious Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe


Pumpkin Seed Pesto RecipeHere is a healthy and crunchy pumpkin seed pesto recipe that is full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and other nutrition. Use it wherever you’d use normal pesto for a strong and rich taste that is really good for you.

This recipe adds extra flavor and crunch to salads and steamed veggies and it goes really well with brown rice, sardines, organic chicken, pumpkin and tomato dishes.

You’ll need a good food processor like this to make it, but you’re really missing out on a lot of great food if you don’t have one of these anyway.

Ingredients

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A Healthy Pumpkin Curry Soup Recipe


Pumpkin curry soupThis is a very simple and really healthy soup for the cold winter months and it’s good to have something much better for you than pumpkin pie to make with pumpkins.

Pumpkin and coconut go really well together, while the curry paste and bell pepper add a tasty kick to the soup. There’s a lot of health nutrients in this recipe and with all the good fiber it’s surprisingly filling as well.

You’ll need a good blender to make up this soup recipe. If you don’t have one I can highly recommend this Hemisphere blender I have in my kitchen.

Ingredients for 2:

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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 Rich and Healthy Pumpkin Risotto Recipe


Pumpkin risottoHere’s a recipe for a great tasting yet healthy pumpkin and mushroom risotto using BPA-free canned pumpkin and shiitake mushrooms.

Alternatively, fresh steamed pumpkin is great in this risotto recipe if it’s in season. Butternut squash also makes a fine replacement.

For the mushrooms you can also use other stronger tasting varieties such as portobellos, but shiitake mushrooms are best if you can find them.

Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto Ingredients (serves 2 to 3)

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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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