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Fennel Seed Tea — The Quickest Remedy for Digestive Problems

Benefits of fennel teaFennel is an important herb that has been used safely for many thousands of years in Chinese, Indian, Arabian and Western medicines.

Aside from its value in cooking as a spice, it has been traditionally used as an aid to digestion and it has many health benefits.

Fennel tea is prepared from crushed or ground mature fennel seeds. These seeds are rich in important volatile oil compounds like anethole, fenchone and estragole that are believed to be responsible for its antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial/antimicrobial properties.

Here’s just what fennel tea is good for and how it can help with gastrointestinal problems like bloating, IBS and flatulence.

Bloating and Flatulence

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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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Best 10 Gas Causing Vegetables

Gassy VeggiesVegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and provide many valuable nutritional benefits.

Unfortunately certain vegetables can also cause excessive gas and other digestive issues like belly bloat and intestinal cramps.

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

1. Beans

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Why Baked Beans Give You Gas and How to Stop It

Gas with baked beansMost people know that baked beans give you gas. But why do they produce so much flatulence?

Also, if you still choose to eat beans, which are actually quite healthy for a canned food, how can you greatly minimize the amount of gas they cause?

How Beans Cause Flatulence

A can of baked beans is a good source of vegetable protein, is low in fat and is quite a good source of minerals like magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and zinc.

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Amazing Avocados — Why is Avocado Healthy?

Avocado health benefitsAvocados are an amazing superfood with a rich flavor and an impressive list of health benefits. Here’s why avocado is healthy and some seriously good reasons to get more of them into your diet.

Avocado Nutrition

There is a wide variety of nutritional elements in avocado to support better health and these nutrients are in a highly usable and absorbable form for your body but to their high fatty acid content. Some experts have even described avocado as nature’s most perfect food.

Avocados are rich in the prime antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E, they contain good levels of most of the B vitamins are full of the often difficult to obtain vitamin K that helps build strong bones and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

The buttery green pulp of the fruit is also a good source of minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and zinc. Continue Reading…

Parsley Nutrition and Why It’s Too Good to be a Garnish

Parsley Nutritional InformationParsley is a green superfood so rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients that eating it is like using a multivitamin supplement – only one that actually works.

The nutrition in this herb is much more easily assimilated than in engineered multivitamins and many people who start using it regularly in their diet with attest to the many health benefits of parsley.

Parsley Vitamins

Parsley is a good source of provitamin A beta-carotene, with one cup containing around 100% of the standard RDA (though you’d really want to get more than that for vitamin A’s beneficial effects on your immune system, for healthy skin and vision, protection from infection and much more).

It is very high in vitamin C, containing far more than most well known sources like oranges and other citrus fruit (though these are admittedly much easier to eat in large quantities). Vitamin C from natural sources like parsley is a potent antioxidant that protects the cells in our bodies from dangerous free radical damage.

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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 carrots, pumpkins and many 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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