A Carrot and Parsley Soup Recipe for Healthy Skin


Carrot soup

I like my soups quick, simple and tasty, with as many superfoods as I can pack into them. This carrot and parsley soup really fits the bill.

Both parsley and carrot are excellent skin foods. But with the addition of garlic, turmeric and coconut oil, this soup is a really nutritious food for healthy skin.

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A High Nutrition Carrot and Celery Soup Recipe


Carrot Garlic SoupCarrot soup is a great way to get your beta-carotene and other health nutrients. The way I like to make it is really quick and simple and has other very healthy ingredients like celery and turmeric.

This carrot and celery soup uses a blender and makes a delicious, easy and warming lunch or dinner coming into winter.

The ingredients below serves two but you can double as needed for more people.

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4 Detoxifying Carrot Juice Recipes for Better Health


Carrot Juice DigestionHere are 4 very healthy carrot juice recipes to detoxify your body while improving your skin, enhancing your immunity and boosting your energy levels.

Each are quick to make, use just a few ingredients and, enjoyed regularly, they can make a really difference to your overall health and well-being. I hope you like them.

A Carrot, Beet and Pineapple Juice for Liver Detoxification

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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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A Spicy Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


Butternut squash soupHere is a spicy butternut squash soup with curry to warm you up over the colder months. It’s based on combining a traditional Thai recipe for yellow curry with the richness of coconut milk and butternut squash for a great tasting soup full of nutrition.

This is what you’ll need to make it up for yourself.

Ingredients for 4

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A Super Healthy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


A Super Healthy Butternut Squash SoupThis butternut soup recipe combines antioxidant rich squash with extremely healthy broccoli and its anti-cancer compounds.

It also has bell pepper for its high vitamin C, coconut oil and coconut milk for their important medium chain fatty acids and turmeric and garlic for even more powerful antioxidants.

It would be hard to make up a butternut squash soup that tastes as great as this does while still being so incredibly good for your health.

There is quite a bit of broccoli in this soup, but you’ll find it blends in really well with the other ingredients. Even if you don’t usually like it by itself, this is a great way to get one of the healthiest vegetables out there into your diet.

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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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Why is Butternut Squash So Good for You?


Why is Butternut Squash So Good for You 2Butternut squash is one of the most nutritious and healthiest vegetables you can eat, with a rich array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as significant amounts of digestive fiber.

It not only tastes great, it is also low in calories, yet surprisingly filling. Many people would do well to replace fattening potato products with the far healthier and nutritionally superior butternut squash. Here’s why.

Antioxidants in Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is loaded with antioxidant carotenoids to protect your body’s cells from free-radical damage that can lead to cancer and skin aging.

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An Avocado, Kiwi and Spinach Smoothie Recipe


Green smoothie avocadoHealthy green smoothies made with fruits like avocado, banana and kiwi are a great way to get a lot of nutrition into your diet. They are also a simple way to use greens like spinach or kale when you don’t feel like eating a salad.

In fact, the way greens are blended up in smoothies makes their nutrients  much more accessible, while at the same time masking their taste and making them easy to drink for children.

Using avocado in this smoothie recipe adds a wonderful creamy flavor as well as all of it’s valuable health benefits. Mixed with the many minerals, vitamins and antioxidants in spinach, along with the vitamin C of kiwi and all the nutrition in banana, this makes for a powerful yet great tasting green smoothie.

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10 Amazing Avocado Health Benefits


10 Amazing Avocado Health Benefits 2There are some amazing avocado benefits for your health and appearance.

If you would like to lose weight, improve your skin and lower your risk of many life-threatening diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, here’s why it’s well worth including more of this extremely healthy fruit in your diet.

Also ahead is how avocado helps high blood pressure and constipation, why it’s beneficial as a arthritis treatment, important for pregnant women and has even been shown in studies to help you live a longer and healthier life.

Here’s a list of the top 10 benefits of eating avocados and just why they are considered so good for you.

1. Cardiovascular Health

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