pistachios

Pistachios

  You might have heard new commercials lately that say that pistachios are a complete protein. I was a little surpirsed, so I looked into it, and sure enough – it is!   From the USDA – PISTACHIOS DRY ROASTED – Serving size – 1 cup   Energy 567 kcal   Protein 20 g  …

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yogurt

Yogurt

  Yogurt contains a culture that keeps your intestinal flora (good bacteria) in balance. Yogurt reduces bad bacteria and helps reduce infections. Probiotics help feed good bacteria. Yogurt is high in calcium, good for your bones, skin, hair, teeth. Some cultures use it topically as well. It helps weight loss by helping the body burn stored…

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wine

Wine

    There’s more to wine than resveratol. For many centuries, wine was safer to drink than the water. It was used as a digestive aid even before Jesus was born.  Some varieties contain a cholesterol fighting chemical called saponins. Zinfandel has been found to have the highest saponins. All wines, when limited to about…

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wheat

Whole Grains – heatlhy or not?

  Whole grains are high in fiber – a great cholesterol reducer. The whole grain also includes plant sterols which lowers cholesterol by blocking the absorption of bad cholesterol in the intestine. High in magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is linked to eye sight problems, bone loss, heart disease, colon cancer, and even MS. But –  Fiber…

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water pitcher2

Water

  What’s the one thing that you can do that will- > Help your skin look better> Give you more energy> Help you think better> Help remove toxins from your body> Help your body work more efficiently Give up? OK, let’s have a visual demonstration. Go get a sponge from under the sink. See how…

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walnuts

Walnuts

  Walnuts are a healthy fat source. Walnuts are a good source of Omega 3s – higher than other nuts. They also contain alpha-lipoic acid, or A.L.A. which strengthens cell metabolism of liver and heart cells making them better able to withstand our abuse, and helps to reduce triglycerides.  Nuts also contain L-Arginine which helps…

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oil vinegar

Vinegar

  Eating vinegar with a meal helps reduce after meal sugar spikes. It can also help you lose weight by preventing the body from digesting some carbs. Vinegar is a natural antibiotic, actually killing bacteria. As in other foods, the darker colored ones have more bioflavonoids (antioxidants). Salad dressings and pickles are great ways to…

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