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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.

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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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.

It not only tastes great, it is also low in calories, yet surprisingly filling due to its high levels of dietary fiber for weight loss and digestive health.

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


A Super Skin Avocado, Kiwi and Spinach Smoothie RecipeHealthy 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

Avocado BenefitsThere are many 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 avocados 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

Coronary heart disease is still the biggest killer in the USA and UK and it is essentially a disease of inflammation. Continue Reading…

How to Use Almonds for Weight Loss

How to Use Almonds for Weight LossMany people are still under the impression that nuts like almonds are fattening. They may think that due to their high fat content and calories that almonds can’t possibly be good for weight loss.

In fact, used as a replacement for what the vast majority of people snack on, nuts, like these delicious organic almond nuts, are actually an exceptional weight loss food. Here’s why.

The Wrong Type of Snacks

Losing weight is very difficult with the type of foods most people snack on. This is because packaged products made of processed grains like wheat and corn are very high in simple carbohydrates that stimulate the production of insulin.

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6 Walnut Health Benefits for Your Heart, Waistline, Brain and More

6 Walnut Health Benefits for Your Heart, Waistline, Brain and MoreWalnuts are a true nutritional powerhouse and one of nature’s healthiest foods.

Here’s how eating walnuts regularly can protect your heart, help you lose weight, provide protection against cancer and diabetes and even improve your brain and enhance the quality of your sleep.

Ahead are the top 6 walnut benefits and even more important reasons to eat nuts more often if you value your health and appearance.

1. Heart Health Benefits of Walnuts

The unique nutritional profile of walnuts provides some important benefits for a healthy heart. They are full of nutrients that are particularly beneficial in terms of improving the way your cardiovascular system functions and potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.

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6 Best Pineapple Health Benefits

The 6 Best Pineapple Health Benefits Pineapple is surprisingly good for you with a potent and unique nutritional profile.

Ahead are 6 pineapple benefits for improved digestion, arthritis treatment, better skin, more energy, disease prevention and even using pineapple for coughs and colds.

Also, find out when is the best time to eat pineapples and why. Plus the sugar content and glycemic index of pineapple versus their true glycemic load and why it matters if you want to lose weight.

Let’s start with one of the most important health benefits of eating pineapples — better digestion.

1. Pineapple for Digestion

Many people suffer from poor digestion, particularly of protein, and it’s a widespread health problem that leads to many diseases and an overall lower quality of life. Continue Reading…

Best 5 Pumpkin Seeds Benefits for Hair Loss, Stress, Sleep and More

Pumpkin Seeds NutrientsPumpkin seeds offer a broad range of minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, protein and other nutrition that makes them a particularly healthy snack or recipe addition for anyone.

There are, however, some specific pumpkin seeds benefits for men, involving hormones, hair loss, prostate enlargement, stress reduction and better sleep.

DHT and Hair Loss

High levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) circulating in the body may cause many health issues for men, especially later in life. DHT is believed to be a prime culprit in both hair loss, leading to male pattern baldness, and prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.

DHT attaches to the hair follicles on the head in men, particularly at the temples and on the crown, and shortens their growth phase. Over time, this leads to thinner and weaker hairs and noticeable hair loss.

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Pumpkin Seed Oil Dosage, Timing and Best Price

How much Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin seed oil is a deep green oil, rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and other health nutrients.

Here is the best pumpkin seed oil dosage, when to take it for the most benefit and where to get good pumpkin seed oil at a low price.

Why Use Pumpkin Seed Oil?

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Pumpkin Broccoli Soup: The Healthiest Soup Ever?


Healthiest Soup Ever

This pumpkin and broccoli soup recipe is creamy, deliciously tasty and extremely healthy.

It’s by far the nicest way I’ve found to eat broccoli and, aside from the beta-carotene rich pumpkin, it also has garlic and turmeric for extra antioxidant kick, bell pepper for vitamin C, coconut oil and milk for healthy medium chain fatty acids and optional pumpkin seed oil.

Pumpkin Broccoli Soup Ingredients for 2

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Best 6 Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits

Health benefits of pumpkin seed oil Pumpkin seed oil is an intensely dark green oil pressed from raw or roasted pumpkin seeds with many health benefits.

It has a rich and nutty flavor and is a potent source of beneficial fatty acids, antioxidants and DHT blocking compounds such as beta-sitosterol and delta-7-sterine.

Here are the top health benefits of pumpkin seed oil and 6 great reasons to take it regularly.

1. Pumpkin Seed Oil and BPH

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