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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Food and depression

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Food and depression

According to a large new study it is suggested that what we eat is more closely related to our state of mind than previously thought. Break out the fruits and veggies to help avoid depression: study “These diets are all associated with physical health benefits and now we find that they could … Omega-3 fatty acids, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and moderate alcohol intake make up the brunt of both regimes and are likely what keeps the mood

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: The nutty truth about almond milk

Raw, Organic & Nuts: The nutty truth about almond milk

Almond milk can be a delicious vegan alternative for many people. However, what you buy in the market requires a lot of scrutiny, and rightly so. In addition to the added carrageenan, which may have negative health effects, almonds in the U.S. are pasteurized. If you don’t buy certified organic almond milk, then there are additional chemicals that may be harmful to your youth that you need to be aware of. (NaturalNews) Commercial almond milk has been exposed as a fake beverage that is thickened with carrageenan instead of almonds Almond milk is a healthy beverage that is touted by...

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

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

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, Codirector of The Cornucopia Institute, “is the marketing employed by many of the largest agribusinesses selling junk food masquerading as health food, mostly aimed at moms, who are hoping to...

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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 helps your skin heal after injury, and contributes to bone growth and maintenance. Raw pumpkin seeds contain 2 milligrams of...

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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 other leafy greens in your afternoon salad and tossing in raw walnuts to your dinner. Be sure to choose organic...

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