We all know by now that we should be eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. But knowing and doing are two different things, aren’t they? Sometimes it is just not easy to get them all in there. We are constantly tempted to fill up on convenience and junk food. If your family is anything like mine, they’d much rather fill up on a bag of chips or a bowl of rice or pasta instead of trying an apple or a plate of steamed broccoli. So we’ll have to get creative. Here are a few ideas to “sneak” some extra vegetablesRead More →

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Coconut Oil It is a common misconception that coconut oil is bad for you. People all over the world are experiencing the healthy benefits of using coconut oil. It is actually one of the healthiest oils you can consume. Here are the top 7 reasons why you should be using coconut oil as an alternative to other common cooking oils. 1. Coconut oil doesn’t turn to fat in your body. Unlike many other common oils, like soy (vegetable) and corn, coconut oil won’t make you fat. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which are an easy fuel forRead More →

It’s no secret that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to good health. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and other organ health. 10 Ways To Get More Antioxidants Into Your Diet Given all we know about antioxidants and their beneficial properties, it’s amazing more people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, the primary sources of antioxidants. Experts recommend a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, but say getting 7-10 servings is best. 1.Breakfast Breakfast doesn’t have to be a hurried toaster tart on the wayRead More →

 Benefits Of Carrots And Carrot Seed Oil It may come across as a myth but it is not, Carrots are really great for your eyesight. This is due to a compound in carrots known as beta-carotene which gives carrot it’s orange color and also it’s name. Carrots contain vitamin A in large quantities mostly the form of beta carotene. Due to the health benefits of carrot, it is considered one of the top best salad ingredients around the world. Read on to discover the benefits of carrots and carrot seed oil. Drinking carrot juice regularly helps to remove indigestible fiber from your system, also carrots are veryRead More →

Vitamin C Not only does this vitamin help the body to make collagen which is an important protein used to make our skin, ligaments, tendons and blood vessels, it also aids the repair and growth of tissues in the body. Vitamin c has many benefits including maintaining bone and teeth health, heal wounds and help the body absorb iron from non heme sources such as fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts. Read on to discover which vegetables are high in vitamin c. Which Vegetables Are High In Vitamin C Health benefits of vitamin c Studies show that consuming vitamin c on a regular basis may helpRead More →

If you have been following some of my recent post, you will know the importance of carbohydrates, its main functions and why it is important that you should be including it into your diet. In this post we will be covering which vegetables are high in carbs and calories so don’t go away! Calories from vegetables Not all calories are bad, in fact most vegetables that have a high calorie value can help you to burn fat faster which in turn aids weight loss! If you are eating a well balanced diet that consist of fruits and vegetables and less or no artificial sweeteners, yourRead More →

Carbohydrates The main function of carbs is to provide energy, but they also play an important role in the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs. Research shows that people who eat more carbs are less likely to accumulate body fat than those who follow a low carbs/ high fat diet. In this post, we will be covering which vegetables are high in carbs and sugar, so read on! Sugar Now you might be thinking sugar?  Well don’t worry its not the white kind that we are all used to, it’s the one found in fruits and vegetables, which is the healthy type. SugarRead More →

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