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These green vegetables are SO good for you!

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I confess: I love vegetables. My kids and husband, not so much. They prefer NOT to eat their greens, despite all my efforts to ‘disguise’ it in clever ways.

How about you? Do you like eating your vegetables? I seriously hope so.

Have a look at what healthsomeness.com has to say about your green veggies: “Green vegetables are nature’s multivitamin and are packed with antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins A, C & K, calcium, potassium and iron, to name a few……Additionally, they are an excellent source of fiber and water, which keep your digestive system in check.”

I know that, despite the obvious benefits of green vegetables, many of us are stuck in a rut when it comes to preparing it for our families. I know I am. The only greens my family may consider eating are spinach and green beans (just hubby) and green peas (just daughter). Hence, these are the ones I use in meals.  I have to admit that it is becoming quite boring to have no selection to pick from.

I was thrilled when I discovered healthsomeness’s article.  They discuss 28 different green vegetables and definitely inspired me to try something new. I am convinced that one of these 28 veggies will prove to be a family favorite. At last I’ll get them all to eat their greens!

Why not have a look yourself? Click here to read the full article.

SOURCE:

HEALTSOMENESS. 2017.  28 green vegetables that are great for your health.  [Web:] sta.cr/2Ozkx  [Date of Access:] June 21, 2017.

* Image source: Healthsomeness

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5 Unhealthy Habits Everyone Needs To Ditch Now: A Doctor Explains

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Photo: twenty20

Article via @mindbodygreen by dr Rachel Abrams

“Is it possible to avoid heart attacks, ulcers, headaches, cancer, and other poor health events? YES! It is true that we don’t have complete control over the universe, and sometimes, “shit happens,” but it is very clear that negative health triggers increase our risk for poor health events. Knowing what they are and avoiding them just might save your life.” [Abrams:2017]

Dr Rachel Abrams tells us how bad stress, inactivity, unconscious eating and a few other bad habits, can influence our physical well-being.

Read the full article here.

SOURCES:

ABRAMS, Rachel, Dr.  2017.  MBG (Mind Body Green)

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the HOLISTIC pages is out! Edition of 19 May 2017

Read all about the latest global trends in holistic health. Find out more about scientific breakthroughs and discover some of the most popular quotes and affirmations of the week.

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Delicious Smoothie that Promotes Clear Skin

Via @eHow by #LillyWallace

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[Excerpt only. Read full article here.]

“A nutrition-dense diet abundant in fresh, organic, antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits does more than make you feel good — it helps you look good too with healthy, glowing skin. The following smoothie recipe includes five taste-pleasing ingredients that provide plenty of skin-healing vitamins, antioxidants and other essential nutrients.” [1]

How will your skin benefit from the ingredients?

Cucumber – very hydrating with anti-oxidant and anti-inflamatory benefits.

Carrots – provide high amounts of vitamins and phytonutrients which will protect the skin against sunburn.

Banana – vitamins and flavonoids with anti-oxidant effects.

Coconut water – contains vitamins B and C, which are anti-oxidants and helps to repair damaged skin.

Oranges – source of vitamin C that promotes skin elasticity.

Click here for more information on the beneficial effect of the smoothie as well as the recipe.

Source:

  1. Smoothie Recipe for Clear Skin (with Pictures) | eHow

20 Natural Home Remedies

Via @PreventionMag

[Excerpt only. Read original article by PAMELA BOND dated March 5, 2014 here.]

We are often caught off guard with minor aches and pains, something that you may feel not serious enough to rush to your GP for, yet serious enough to cause major discomfort and/or embarressment. The hangover after a night of indulgence, for instance. How do you explain that to a medical expert?

Sometimes it is not so much muscular aches or the common cold that can add grief to our lives, sometimes it is just something like discolored teeth or insomnia caused by your better half snoring away until the early hours (then, of course, the lack of rest can cause a whole range of other complaints: red eyes and a pounding head ache amongst others).

Pamela Bond put together a lovely slideshow with photographs of the compounds you can use to quickly relieve some of your most common ailments and complaints together with easy-to-understand tips on how to prepare and administer said remedies.

I took the liberty of mentioning the problems and the type of remedies used below. For more details on preparation and use, please continue to the original article here or click on the ailment to go to that specific slide.

  1. Nausea = Ginger
  2. Hiccups  = Sugar
  3. Sore throat = Garlic
  4. Cough = Dark Chocolate
  5. Fever = Linden flower tea
  6. Burn  = Aloe Vera
  7. Flatulence = Peppermint capsules
  8. Foot odor = Vinegar
  9. Cold = Lemon
  10. Bad breath = Lemon Juice
  11. Chapped lips = Olive oil
  12. Stiff neck = Contrast hydrotherapy—a quick blast of hot, then cold water
  13. Snoring = Put a tennis ball in a shirt pocket cut from an old T-shirt and sew it to the midback of your tight pajama top. The discomfort forces you to roll over and sleep on your side – without waking you up.
  14. Insomnia = Cherries
  15. Puffy, tired eyes =  Black tea
  16. Stained teeth = Strawberries
  17. Prevent a headache = 200-400mg Magnesium
  18. Prevent a hangover = Take a B-50 complex before bedtime.
  19. Menstrual cramps = Crampbark tincture
  20. Dry skin, rashes, and eczema = Oatmeal

SOURCE:

BOND, Pamela  2014/03/15  20 Natural Home Remedies: A trove of quick DIY fixes for everything from stomach upset to the common cold. [Web:] PreventionMag.  [Date of Access:] 23 September 2015

21 Ways To Stay Healthy When You Sit At A Desk All Day

Via @mindbodygreen

“For those of us who sit down at a desk most of the day, health and well-being aren’t always easy to work into our lifestyles,” says Rebecca Plantier in her article for MindBodyGreen.com. Some of us are lucky enough to have health centers at work, but do we have the time to use it? Lunches are often served in office cafeterias, but how healthy are those really?

Being a stay-at-home-mom, freelancing in charity and counselling, I do rush around a lot during the day, but still spend many hours stuck in front of my computer. Ms Plantier’s tips will therefore come in very handy. I’ve highlighted a few of her pointers. Have a quick look below and click here for all 21 tips:

  1. Take hourly breaks, stand up, walk around and S-T-R-E-T-C-H
  2. Avoid elevators, escalators and walkways; take the stairs.
  3. Instead of pushing buttons to reach a colleague, take a walk to his desk.
  4. Use lunchtime to take a walk.
  5. If possible, walk or ride a bicycle to work.
  6. Ditch the cafeine! Drink herbal teas instead.
  7. Say no to those irresistable office snacks – cakes, pastries, etc.
  8. Feeling peckish? Do not raid the tuck shop or vending machine; avoid chocolate bars and crisps, instead keep some nuts and dried fruit in your desk drawer for times you may need a power snack.
  9. Click here to continue reading original article.

Source:

21 Ways To Stay Healthy When You Sit At A Desk All Day – mindbodygreen.com

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