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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Ultimate Guide to Beta-Carotene Benefits for Better Health

Beta-CaroteneBeta-carotene is the best known of the carotenoids and a powerful antioxidant for disease prevention and general good health. A good intake of beta-carotene in your diet may  also help protect your face from sun damage that leads to skin aging.

Carotenoids are a family of phytonutrient pigments that occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables, particularly ones with colors like orange and yellow and in dark green leafy vegetables (where the green chlorophyll takes dominance).

Whilst there are hundreds of carotenoids, only a few are known to be significant in the American diet. Alongside beta-carotene, which is the most commonly occurring, there is also alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin.

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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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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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How to Steam Butternut Squash for Extra Nutrition and Taste

How to Steam Butternut Squash for Extra Nutrition and Taste 0There is a method for cooking butternut squash that retains the most vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrition when you eat them.

This way of preparing butternut squash is also quicker and simpler than any other I’ve tried. Personally, I think it tastes the best too. Here’s how to do it.

Selecting Butternut Squash

Choose butternut squash that are relatively heavy for their size and have a bright and consistent color to the skin.

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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

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A Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe with No Added Sugar

A Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe with No Added SugarThis no added sugar chocolate almond milk recipe is a great tasting way to replace dairy milk and add high levels of nutrition into your diet at the same time.

Unlike regular chocolate milk loaded with sugar and artificial additives, this easy to make treat it actually good for you.

With its high protein, low carbohydrates, healthy fats and theobromine from raw cacao, this chocolate almond milk could even help you lose weight if you drink it regularly.

How to Soak Almonds for Almond Milk

The best almond milk is one that you make yourself and for that you’ll need good almonds, like these organic almonds with many positive reviews.

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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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Almond Benefits for Weight Loss, Extra Energy, Better Skin and More

Almond Benefits for Weight Loss, Extra Energy, Better Skin and More 2Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts you can eat with many benefits for your health, particularly your skin and heart.

They fill you up, provide vitamins and minerals for energy and eating almonds can even help with weight loss.

Here are 5 valuable health benefits of almonds for better skin, more energy, losing weight, protecting your heart and better nutrition for a healthier life.

1. Almond Skin Benefits

Good skin comes, not from expensive cosmetics, but from proper nutrition on the inside.

A handful of almonds, like these delicious organic ones, is a particularly high food source of natural vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, biotin and copper, all very important for healthy skin. Here’s why.

Vitamin E in Almonds

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How to Make a Healthier Homemade Muesli with Walnuts


How to Make a Healthier Homemade Muesli with WalnutsThis homemade muesli is one of the healthiest alternatives to breakfast cereal you could ever make.

It combines high omega-3 walnuts and flaxseed meal with blood sugar stabilizing cinnamon, tropical coconut and several other very healthy ingredients.

Make up this homemade muesli recipe once and you won’t ever want to go back to bland and fattening breakfast cereals out of a cardboard box.

Breakfast Cereals Versus Homemade Muesli

Despite their popularity, most breakfast cereals aren’t a great way to start your day. Usually made with highly processed grains and often loaded with sugar, or even worse high fructose corn syrup, they provide a brief burst of sugar-based energy, but then often lead to the classic mid-morning slump.

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