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Health benefits, nutritional information, preventing diseases and increasing your nutrient intake for better health naturally.

How Grains with Gluten & Fructans Can Damage Your Digestion

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In this article:

  • Why grain foods like wheat can irritate the intestinal lining and cause digestive problems for a growing number of people.
  • Which foods contain the most gluten and a list of gluten free alternatives.
  • How to do a 2 day grain free test to reduce gastrointestinal issues and improve your energy levels and mental focus.

Grain Foods and Digestive Problems

Grains like wheat, barley and rye contain two problematic substances for anyone experiencing gastrointestinal issues like bloating, abdominal pain, intestinal cramps, diarrhea, constipation and excessive gas.

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How High Fructose Foods & Drinks Cause Digestive Problems

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In this article:

  • Why a common sugar in your diet feeds intestinal bacteria.
  • How fructose causes bloating, intestinal distress and lots of flatulence.
  • What are the highest sources of fructose in your diet from fruits, sweeteners, processed foods and drinks with alternatives.
  • How to cut back on fructose, improve your intestinal health and reduce your risk of obesity and many diseases.

What is Fructose?

Many fruits and most sweeteners contain high levels of fructose. This simple sugar is usually absorbed in moderate amounts in your upper intestine. The problem with fructose is that the now common processed food diet contains far too much of it.

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Why Swallowing Air Causes Bloating & How to Stop It

 Swallowing Air Bloating PreventionIn 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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The Many Benefits of Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder


Pastured protein smoothieGrass fed whey protein is one of the best source of undenatured protein and essential amino acids.

It also provides many potent nutritional elements for better health, such as conjugated linoleic acid, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and high levels of cysteine for glutathione production.

Here’s why grass fed whey is so good for you, simple ways to add it to your diet and how to choose the best whey protein from grass fed cows.

Nutrition in Grass Fed Whey

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A Papaya and Amla Smoothie Recipe


Amla powder drink recipesOne of the best tasting ways to get the benefits of amla and papaya into your diet is to mix amla powder and antioxidant rich papaya into a delicious superfood smoothie.

I’ve been making up different variations on the recipe below to start off my day for quite a while now.

It’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done for my health and I’d really recommend trying it for yourself.

You’ll need a good blender for some of the ingredients ahead but it’s a great way to have some very nutritious foods that are not always the easiest to eat, especially first thing in the morning.

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A High Nutrition Avocado and Kale Smoothie Recipe


Kale Avo SmoothieSmoothies made with avocado, kale and other superfoods make it easy to get concentrated nutrition into your family’s diet.

They can also be a great way to have highly nutritious greens that don’t always lend themselves to simple recipes.

Using avocado in this recipe adds a creaminess, rich flavor, plenty of fiber and some potent nutritional properties.

Mixed with all the minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients in kale, along with banana and kiwi fruit, this makes for an incredibly energizing and very tasty green smoothie.

Make it up as a surprisingly filling and very healthy breakfast or as an afternoon pick me up to keep you going until dinner.

Avo Smoothie Ingredients

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Top 5 Skin Benefits of Pumpkins & Winter Squash


Squash nutrients for facePumpkin and other winter squash have many benefits for your skin and improving your complexion.

Here’s 5 great reasons why pumpkin is such a great superfood for improving your skin’s tone and appearance.

1. Antioxidant Carotenoids

Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and other carotenoids found in the bright orange pulp of pumpkins can help defend your skin cells against oxidative damage.

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A Homemade Pumpkin Face Scrub with Honey & Cinnamon for Better Skin


Face scrub with pumpkin rindPumpkin face treatments and masks are popular but here’s a simpler way to use pumpkin skin as a natural facial that is quick and effective.

You’ll need 3 ingredients for this pumpkin skin scrub treatment:

1. Pumpkin peel from a steamed pumpkin (butternut or a similar squash can also be used for this).

I keep the pumpkin rinds, with most of the pulp removed, from the process described in how to cook pumpkin in a sealed container in the fridge.

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An Avocado Superfood Omelette Recipe


Avocado omeletHere’s a great tasting avocado and shiitake mushroom omelette recipe, packed with nutrition for an extremely healthy breakfast to start your day with.

Avocado is full of beneficial nutrients and shiitakes are one of the healthiest mushrooms around with an amazing flavor.

Eggs are packed with easily digested protein, vitamin A, choline, folate, potassium, phosphorus, selenium and zinc.

They also fill you up really well and give you a much steadier, more consistent and longer lasting energy than sugary cereals or toast first thing in the morning.

There’s a lot of superfoods in this healthy avocado omelette and you might not have all of them, or want to exclude some based on personal taste.

That’s fine. I think of this as my ultimate superfood omelette recipe with everything, but feel free to experiment and make it your own.

Ingredients

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What is Amla Powder and Why is it So Good for You?


Indian Gooseberry Nutritional PropertiesAmla, botanically known as Amilica Embillicus, is a small tree native to the Indian subcontinent that produces plum sized yellow fruit with some amazing benefits for our health.

If you’ve ever read anything about amla powder before you’ve probably heard it’s one of the world’s best sources of vitamin C.

Actually, that may not be the case. The real reasons amla is so good for you appear to be far more exotic and interesting. Continue Reading…

Top 8 Benefits of Indian Gooseberries According to Research Studies


Amla effects and propertiesThe Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine.

Also known as amla, amalaki, emblic myrobalan, aonla, dhatriphala, yu gan zi and amla berry, it has many uses as a potent natural remedy for a variety of illnesses.

Ahead are some of the most valuable amla properties for improving your health and wellness, with scientific studies and research to support the claims.

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