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Foods that give you energy and help you to perform at your best each day. Each of these vegetables, fruits, oils, nuts and seeds are powerful energy giving foods for better heath.

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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Why is Pumpkin Good for You?

Why is Pumpkin Good for YouPumpkins are one of the most overlooked foods in terms of health benefits and nutrients. It seems many people’s only exposure to this extremely healthy food is sugar laden pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Even worse, millions of pumpkins are hollowed out for carving at Halloween, with the pumpkin meat and seeds, probably about the healthiest thing in the kitchen at the time, never used.

Pumpkins deserve better. In fact, with the incredible array of health nutrients in pumpkins, they should really be considered a superfood. And one we’d do well to eat a lot more often.

Antioxidant in Pumpkins

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A Special Black Walnut Pesto Recipe to Kill Parasites


Black walnut pesto recipeBlack walnuts are a well known human parasite killer and were traditionally used by Native Americans for internal cleansing and digestive problems.

They contain potent compounds like juglone that can rid the body of many kinds of harmful organisms. The still green black walnut hull is even more potent for intestinal worms and you can read much more about it in Using Black Walnuts for Parasites.

This page though will share a black walnut pesto recipe I came up with recently. It includes several other worm killing ingredients and makes a tasty accompaniment to many meals.

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A Warm Pumpkin Salad with Salmon and Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin SaladThis is a great tasting warm salad for getting more nutritious pumpkin and pumpkin seeds into your diet. It’s full of superfoods, very healthy and quite filling as well.

If pumpkin is not in season, butternut squash should be and makes a good alternative with a delicious taste and a similar nutritional profile.

You can make this warm salad recipe with either pumpkin or butternut squash with the same directions ahead.

Recipe Ingredients for 2

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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 powerful one I have in my kitchen.

Ingredients for 2:

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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 Carrot and Parsley Soup Recipe for Healthy Skin

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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.

Ingredients

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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.

Ingredients:

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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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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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