Potatoes Versus Pumpkin — Calories, Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants

Squash Nutrients Many people only eat pumpkin at Thanksgiving in sugary pumpkin pies. What a waste.

Pumpkins and winter squash are some of the healthiest of all vegetables and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

Not only do they taste great, pumpkins are low in calories yet surprisingly filling.

Here’s why it’s worth replacing fattening potatoes with healthier pumpkin on your dinner plate. Your body will thank you for it.

High in Antioxidants

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Where to Buy the Best Organic Flaxseed Oil Online

Unrefined linseed oilWith its extremely high omega-3 fatty acid content, flax oil is a popular health supplement. It is also one of the more fragile nutritional oils so it pays to choose your brand carefully.

Here are 3 important things to look for before you buy it and my recommendations for the best cold pressed, organic flaxseed oil, high lignan, the freshest flax meal and the best value capsules for daily use.

3 Factors to Look for When Buying Flax Oil

1. Must be Cold-Pressed

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5 Flaxseed Oil Side Effects and Best Dosage

Dosage Flax Oil While there are many flaxseed oil nutritional benefits, there are also some potential negative effects and it’s important to take the correct amount.

This page lists the main 5 reported side effects of flax oil and suggests a dosage method based on slow increase to reduce the chances of a negative reaction.

Also ahead, the how and when to take it for the best results and work out your own ideal daily intake

5 Side Effects of Flaxseed Oil

1. Blood Thinning Precautions

The omega-3 fatty acids in flax oil can help make blood platelets less sticky, potentially reducing the chances of a dangerous blood clot forming in our arteries.

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Triphala Churna Side Effects and Precautions

Triphala churna is not for pregnant womenTriphala has many benefits for better health. What are the potential side effects to be aware of when using it though? And what should you do if you have a negative reaction to it?

First a quick summary of the important contraindications to be aware of before taking triphala churna.

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Grass-Fed Whey Protein Benefits Versus Regular Whey Powder

Protein smoothieGrass Fed Versus Regular Whey PowderMost people know the importance of getting enough protein into their diet. It’s even more valuable for good health though to get high quality undamaged proteins.

Poor sources, such as the processed meat in ready meals or hydrolyzed soy protein isolate in many packaged goods, can do far more damage to your body than good.

By comparison, whey powder from grass-fed cows is one the best source of undenatured essential amino acids. It also provides many potent nutrients for natural weight loss, increased immunity and better overall health.

These include omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and high levels of cysteine for glutathione production. All of this nutrition is found in far higher levels in grass-fed versus standard protein powders.

Keep reading to understand just why grass-fed whey is so good for you compared to regular whey protein, simple ways to add it to your diet and the best brand of powdered whey from pastured cows on the market.

The Importance of Protein for Good Health

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How to Make a Triphala Eye Wash for Tired Eyes

Triphala EyebathIn Ayurvedic medicine drinking triphala churna water is considered highly beneficial for your eyes and helping to improve your vision.

On this page though I wanted to share something different — a triphala eye wash treatment that has really helped my eyes from the outside.

I tend to be working in front of screens for many hours each day and, while trying to remember to take breaks, it doesn’t always happen when the writing is flowing.

In the past I’d find some days my eyes were starting to get strained and even a little red. My vision was even occasionally blurred and I’d have trouble focusing from too much screen time.

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How to Use Papaya Leaf Juice for Dengue Fever

Papaya leaf dengue curePapaya leaf is an effective natural treatment for recovering from dengue fever, a debilitating mosquito borne viral infection that affects millions of people worldwide.

Ahead is supporting research studies, how to prepare the leaves, important precautions and my personal experience with using papaya leaf juice to treat dengue fever.

What is Dengue?

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Texas Superfood Real Review

Pros and Cons of Dr Black's SuperfoodIn this comprehensive review of Texas Superfood and their popular powder and capsules I’ll cover all the ingredients in the new and improved formula.

There’s potential side effects, the best place to buy it, cost per serving, if there’s a coupon and whether it’s worth the money.

Also ahead, company information and reviews, customer feedback and complaints, how to take this supplement properly, how it tastes and other questions answered.

And at the end, Texas Superfood vs Juice Plus+, plus a breakdown of what I like and don’t like about these raw fruit and vegetable juice supplements.

What is Texas Superfood?

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Balance of Nature Real Review

Whole fruit and veggie supplementIn the detailed reviews of Balance of Nature supplements ahead, I’ll cover the company’s two nutritional products – ‘Fruits and Veggies’ and ‘Fiber and Spice’.

You’ll learn just what’s in them, how much they cost and whether they are worth it, where to buy them, potential side effects, and what I like and what I don’t like about these whole fruit and vegetable capsules and powdered fiber supplement.

Also ahead is Balance of Nature company information, details on customer reviews and complaints, if there’s a free trial and whether their products are a scam.

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Vital Reds Real Review — Is This Polyphenol Blend Worth It?

Best Polyphenol SupplementThis detailed review of Vital Reds by Gundry MD has the full ingredients, the best way to take it, potential benefits, pros and cons, and possible side effects to be aware of.

You’ll find out where to buy it at the lowest price, cost per serving and whether it’s worth it.

Also ahead, just who is Dr Steven Gundry, company reviews and complaints, whether Gundry MD and Vital Reds is a scam and my verdict and star rating for this unusual high polyphenol blend supplement.

What Is Vital Reds?

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2 Papaya Facial Treatments for Healthy Skin

Papaya-facePapaya is full of alpha hydroxy acids and enzymes like papain that break down dead skin cells when used topically.

Here are two simple facial treatments for better skin using papaya.

The first is a homemade face mask using papaya and the second is a special way to use fresh papaya peel to improve your appearance.

Using Papaya on Your Skin

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