Avocado Oil Skin Benefits


Avocado Oil as a Facial MoisturizerCold pressed avocado oil is highly beneficial for your skin when used as a natural moisturizer.

Ahead is a look at why an increasing number of people are finding avocado oil much more effective for moisturizing their face than those petrochemical-based face creams.

Why Avocado Oil is Good for Your Skin

Avocado oil skin benefits include very high levels of healthy monounsaturated fats, phytosterols and antioxidants like vitamin E. All of these nutrients can help better your skin tone over time when added to your diet regularly.

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Avocado Oil Nutrients & Benefits


Avocado Oil Nutrients & BenefitsAvocado oil benefits your health in 3 main ways — because of its superior fatty acid profile, high in monounsaturated fats; through its phytosterols, particularly the good levels of  beta-sitosterol; and with its strong antioxidant content.

Ahead is a look at these 3 main health benefits of avocado oil and how it affects your body when you use it regularly, particularly as a replacement for harmful polyunsaturated cooking oils.

1. Avocado Oil’s Fatty Acid Profile

Avocado oil has a fatty acid profile weighted heavily towards monounsaturated fats. Typically, testing shows approximately 76% of the fat in avocado oil is monounsaturated, in the form of oleic and palmitoleic fatty acids.

The remainder is around 12% linoleic and alpha linolenic acids fatty acids (polyunsaturated and omega-3) and 12% palmitic and stearic saturated fats. Research studies suggest that monounsaturated fats are some of the healthiest to have in our diet.

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Pumpkin Seed Oil for Hair Loss and Prostate Health


Pumpkin oil prostate treatmentExcessive levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a common cause of both hair loss and prostate problems for men.

Pumpkin seed oil contains many beneficial health nutrients and two in particular that are believed to provide protection against DHT damage.

Here’s how taking pumpkin seed oil regularly can help maintain healthy hair and prevent male prostate enlargement.

How DHT Causes Hair Loss and Prostate Problems

If you’re a man, regularly producing too much dihydrotestosterone in your body can cause hair loss and eventually male pattern baldness.

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The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil


Pumpkin oilPumpkin oil is most commonly taken for preventing hair loss and prostate problems, due to its reported DHT blocking properties.

This page has 5 more important pumpkin seed benefits and how taking it regularly can help improve your skin, treat joint problems, maintain health vision, alleviate bladder problems and much more.

1. Pumpkin Seed Oil for Better Skin

Like the seeds, raw pumpkin seed oil can help improve skin tone and may be a beneficial supplement for many skin problems like acne, dry flaky skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Alongside the powerful antioxidant content, the high levels of natural fats would appear to be responsible for this effect.

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7 Benefits of Flaxseed Oil for Women and Men


Flax propertiesFlaxseed oil is a deep, golden oil with a light and nutty flavor. Made from flax seeds, which have been used medicinally for thousands of years, there are many flaxseed oil benefits for your health.

Flax oil is the highest known source of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid, an incredibly important fatty acid that combats inflammation and prevents many diseases within your body.

While it can provide an excellent source of omega-3 fats for everyone, there are different reasons why flaxseed oil is important for both women and men, especially a popular new kind known as high lignan flax oil.

Here are 7 flax oil benefits and great reasons to take it regularly for better health.

1. Flaxseed Oil and Estrogen

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The Top 6 Pumpkin Seed Health Benefits


Pumpkin Seeds Health BenefitsDeep green and delicious, pumpkin seeds are a nutrient rich snack that offers many benefits for better health.

Here’s 6 reasons why pumpkin seeds are so good for you, including preventing hair loss and prostate enlargement, kidney stones and bladder problems, treating arthritis and improving your skin.

These benefits of pumpkin seeds also include high levels of nutrition and the end of this article has the best Styrian and USA grown, raw and organic pumpkin seeds I’ve found if you’d like to start including them in your diet.

Pumpkin Seeds for Hair Loss

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an important male hormone but excessive amounts circulating in the body can cause problems, particularly later in life for men. High levels of DHT are implicated in both hair loss, resulting in male pattern baldness, and an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Why Are Pumpkin Seeds Good for You?


Why Are Pumpkin Seeds So Good for YouPumpkin seeds are one of the healthiest seeds you can eat with many nutritional benefits. They make an extremely healthy snack and despite their high calories and fat content, eating pumpkin seeds can actually help you lose weight.

Here’s why raw pumpkin seeds are good for you with their high protein, fiber and healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and special compounds for balancing hormones and preventing hair loss.

Pumpkin Seeds Calories

Many people are concerned with the amount of calories in pumpkin seeds so it’s worth addressing this topic first.

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Delicious Homemade Pumpkin Seeds Straight from the Pumpkin


Delicious Pumpkin Seeds Straight from the PumpkinPumpkin seeds are a highly nutritious food with many health benefits. You can eat them all year long if you get bags of the hull-less pepitas, but what about eating fresh pumpkin seeds straight from the pumpkin when they’re in season?

It is quite simple to prepare deliciously crunchy yet healthy homemade pumpkin seeds with the low heat frying method recommended ahead.

There’s also other ways of eating pumpkin seeds and the best raw pepitas I’ve found for the rest of the year.

Preparing Homemade Pumpkin Seeds

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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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How to Quit Soda in 10 Simple Steps


Give Up CokeIt is possible to quit drinking soda with a minimum of fuss or withdrawal symptoms with this simple plan to replace it with a new and healthier alternative.

Before you start you’ll need your soda alternatives and your caffeine and aspartame/HFCS withdrawal products (and enough of them to keep you going for two weeks).

Once you have those here’s the best way I’ve found to replace soda addiction with a similar tasting carbonated drink that is actually good for you.

10 Steps to Quit Drinking Soda

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Healthy Soda Alternatives You Can Make at Home


Healthy Soda AlternativeJust quitting cola cold turkey is a lot harder than finding a healthier drink to replace soda with.

To make withdrawal easier an effective soda alternative should be similar enough to cola in taste, while cutting out the unhealthy and addictive ingredients like sugar and caffeine.

It sounds like a tall order but it is possible. This page explains how to make healthy alternatives to soda or diet soda that taste similar to manufactured carbonated drinks, but can actually be beneficial for your body.

Finding a Replacement for Soda

 

While it’s important to drink lots of water when you’re replacing soda, water alone is too plain, in my opinion, to be a real replacement for most people. The same goes for milk, which has other potential health issues (especially digestive problems and flatulence if you’re one of the many who are lactose intolerance).

Commercially produced fruit juices are not a healthy option either. The vast majority have been processed in a way that makes drinking them spike your blood sugar dramatically and elevate insulin.

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Why Is Diet Soda So Bad For You?


Side effects of diet sodaAside from being incredibly addictive, diet cola has some strange ingredients that can damage both your digestive system and longer term health. Let’s have a look at those ingredients ahead.

Phosphoric Acid in Diet Soda

Right at the top is the phosphoric acid that gives both regular and diet cola their high levels of acidity.

Alongside its potentially damaging effects on your digestive tract, phosphoric acid tends to reduce hydrochloric acid secretion in your stomach.

This can lead to impaired digestion and has the potential to be one of the causes of flatulence, along with many other health problems.

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