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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Low fat may be worse for your health

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Low fat may be worse for your health

Eating just low fat foods – can be harmful to your health. It is best to eat foods with the right fat than low fat foods. If you order your salad with fat-free dressing (just starch, sugar and salt), pass on nuts in favour of pretzels (white flour, salt and corn syrup) or read nutrition labels to choose foods low in total fat, it may be time to shift your nutrient focus. Your low-fat food decisions, based on a decades-long […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Eating nuts are good for bones

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Eating nuts are good for bones

Walnuts and almonds, provide calcium, magnesium and potassium which is necessary for bone hardness. Magnesium especially, is important when it come to the spongy bone, (like bone in the vertebra and spinal column). For healthy bones: Got prunes? Onions? Salmon? Walnuts? When I say “food for healthy bones,” what springs to mind? Milk, of course. That connection is taught to us early on, and rightfully so. Milk and the products made from it — yogurt, cheese, etc. — are packed […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Get to know your nuts (really)!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Get to know your nuts (really)!

Different nuts have many benefits for your health but some have unique properties. Also, how many of the different kinds of nuts should you eat to derive the most benefit? Click on link below For example, almonds: BENEFITS: Naturally high in calcium and a source of vitamin E, protein and healthy fats. GOOD FOR: Anyone who avoids dairy, who should try having a handful daily. Almond milk doesn’t offer the same calcium boost, accredited practising dietitian Lisa Yates says. “It’s […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Chocolate for heart health

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Chocolate for heart health

Not too many people can say no to chocolate. A 12 year study finds that people who regularly ate chocolate – “some of whom consumed up to 100g a day – were 11 per cent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problem than people who ate none at all.” Although dark chocolate is healthier, this study showed  that even milk chocolate had less but some benefits too. At Living Nutz, we use certified organic cacoa […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: All you need to know about yogurt!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: All you need to know about yogurt!

As this article suggests, not all yogurt is created equal. A new report, Culture Wars: How the Food Giants Turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food,issued by The Cornucopia Institute, accuses Dannon, Yoplait, Chobani and other major marketers of misleading parents, who are looking for healthier foods for their families, into purchasing yogurts loaded with sugar and containing a myriad of questionably safe artificial sweeteners, colors and emulsifiers. “What is most egregious about our findings,” said Mark A. Kastel, […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Benefits of Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Benefits of Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds, in addition to being a great source of fiber, is  known for having vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin E helps keep your cardiovascular system healthy. Studies indicate you get more vitamin E from raw vs roasted pumpkin seeds!   Benefits of Raw Pumpkin Seeds Raw pumpkin seeds also contain more vitamin K than their roasted counterparts. Vitamin K helps stimulate blood clot formation after tissue damage, helping your blood cells aggregate to prevent bleeding. The vitamin also […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Foods that fight inflammation

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Foods that fight inflammation

Fighting inflammation is important to our overall health, especially as we age. Many foods out there can help in this process. To fight inflammation, it’s important to keep in mind the following foods and try to incorporate them into your lifestyle as much as possible. It’s also important to remove refined sugar, alcohol, caffeine and processed foods. Some simple ways to add anti-inflammatory foods to your lifestyle are: spicing up your morning tea with fresh ginger root, using kale or […]

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The Best Way to Get Wild Blueberry’s Rich Antioxidants!

The Best Way to Get Wild Blueberry's Rich Antioxidants!

Maine is a land of rugged extremes. Where in nature the weak perish in the strong get stronger. Maine also has some of the most mineral-rich and nutrient dense soil on earth resulting from glaciers having ground down ancient and highly complex mineralization from one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges, the Appalachians. The extreme environment and rich soils are what have caused Wild Maine Blueberries to thrive loading them with some of the highest known concentrations of reparative bioactive […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Pumpkin seeds for sperm motility

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Pumpkin seeds for sperm motility

Pumpkin seeds are delicious eaten raw and they contain many vitamins and minerals too! The healthy sperm diet: From pomegranate to dark chocolate, we reveal the 10 foods that boost male fertility (and why it’s time to ditch the coffee) Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc which plays an important role in sperm Image from dailymail.co.uk

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Eat Right to Sleep Tight

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Eat Right to Sleep Tight

  A lack of sleep affects energy, productivity and also the way we look. Have a look at the best foods to snack on to get that all-important good night’s kip… Certain nuts like walnuts, pecans, almonds and Brazil nuts are a great source of tryptophan- a Eat Right To Sleep At Night: 10 Foods To Help You Catch Those ZZZ’s

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