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 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 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 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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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.

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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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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