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Best Fruits for Your Skin

According to the American Chemical Societystrawberries are the best fruit for your skin.  The ACS compared the antioxidant activities of twelve common fruits via ORAC score, and the results were the following:

  • 1.  Strawberry
  • 2.  Plum
  • 3.  Orange
  • 4.  Red grape
  • 5.  Kiwi fruit
  • 6.  Pink grapefruit
  • 7.  White grape
  • 8.  Banana
  • 9.  Apple
  • 10.  Tomato
  • 11.  Pear
  • 12.  Honeydew melon
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More Good Foods That are Great for Your Skin

WaterThe number one thing that you can put into your body if you want great-looking skin is water. The more water you drink, the more you flush all of the other stuff out of your body and the healthier your skin is going to look.

Green tea. When you’re not drinking water, you should be drinking green tea. It has many, many different health benefits including benefits for the skin. You can drink it cold or warm. Avoid adding sugar or milk to it if you want the best benefits for your skin.

Berries. Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are all berries that are also rich in antioxidants. Eat them alone, toss them in cereal or add them to the sides of other dishes to increase the healthiness of your skin all throughout the day.

Sweet potatoes. This is a vegetable alternative to the cantaloupe and tomato options that you may want to try to get those free radicals flowing healthfully throughout your body and fighting off skin problems.

Broccoli. This is a great vegetable that has many different health benefits which is why you’re always hearing that you should “eat your broccoli”. One of the things it contains a whole lot of is Vitamin A, a vitamin that is great at improving the turnover of cells in the skin. This means that when you eat broccoli, your skin gets renewed more quickly and the freshest (nicest looking) skin is on top where everyone you meet can see it.

Spinach. This food doesn’t just make you strong like Popeye. It’s also rich in the same Vitamin A properties that broccoli has so it’s good for your skin as well. You never saw Popeye looking like he had dry, aged skin did you?!

Carrots. If you want to get your Vitamin A but you aren’t that big of a fan of leafy green vegetables then you may want to turn to carrots to improve your skin with this vitamin.

Walnuts. These are yet another option that you can choose in addition to flax seeds or fish dishes if you want to improve your skin with those essential fatty acids.

Grapefruit. This food is really rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is great for people concerned about skin problems because it delays or reduces wrinkles.

Oranges. Just like with grapefruits, these are great for the skin because they are so rich in Vitamin C.

Brussel Sprouts. Most people think that you have to eat citrus fruits to get Vitamin C but there are a few vegetables out there that have it as well. Brussel sprouts are a good one for the skin. Peas are another option.

Whole wheat. Another ingredient in some foods that is really good for your skin is selenium. This is found in whole wheat cereals, breads and baked goods. This improves the skin at a cellular level and keeps you looking young and beautiful.

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BANANAS... Very interesting facts!

''Never put your banana in the refrigerator!
This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain the natural sugars fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium, yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure so much, so the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school (England) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe it's time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!'
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And do not forget to Take a piece of the inside of the banana peel and gently rub around on your teeth for about 2 minutes.The amazing minerals in the peel like potassium, magnesium and manganese absorb into your teeth and whiten them.

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Kale nutrition facts

i always add it to my green smoothies

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pleasure is mine Sandi.

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Love it ! VERY helpful infos Daphne !! Thanks much for posting !!

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Glad u like them hon,each day I learn new stuff the info are endless and priceless

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>The red fruits protect against heart disease, prevent blood clots and improve blood circulation.
>Red fruits are rich source of antioxidants which protect against cancerous diseases
>Red fruits contain lycopene which is antioxidant and gives the red fruits their red color
An APPLE a day keeps the doctor away =)

Benefits of apples
--Bone Protection
--Asthma Help
--Alzheimer's Prevention
--Lower Cholesterol
--Lung Cancer Prevention
--Breast Cancer Prevention
--Colon Cancer Prevention
--Liver Cancer Prevention
--Diabetes Management
--Weight Loss
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The usefulness of Grapes..!!!

Consumption of Grapes can help an individual in dealing with the following ailments:
*.Heart diseases
*.Kidney disorders
*.Breast cancer.
*.Alzheimer ’s disease
*Maculardegener ation
*.Prevents cataract
*.Blood cholesterol
*.Antibacterial activity
*.Anticancer properties
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THE gnarled folds of a walnut mimic the appearance of a human brain - and provide a clue
to the benefits. Walnuts are the only nuts which contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. They may also help head off dementia. An American study found that walnut extract broke
down the protein-based plaques associated with Alzheimers disease. Researchers at Tufts University in Boston found walnuts reversed some signs of brain ageing in rats. Dr James Joseph,who headed the study, said walnuts also appear to enhance signalling within the brain and encourage new messaging links between brain cells.
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Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement From Broccoli

The boost in detoxifying enzymes triggered by cruciferous vegetable consumption may last for weeks!

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Cancer, Interrupted: Garlic & Flavonoids

Garlic and flavonoid phytonutrients found in fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains appear to protect against DNA damage induced by mutagenic chemicals found in cooked meat.

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1 /Benefits of Ginger on the Skin

2 / Homemade Beauty Uses for Ginger Root

3 / How to Dice Ginger


Ginger Healing ***Detox Tea with Turmeric Recipe ( you have a post here about TURMERIC ) 

There has been a lot in the news lately about the amazing healing properties of turmeric, a free-radical-fighting antioxidant-rich curry spice that has been hailed as a defense against both cancer and Alzheimer’s. When we found this tasty recipe for a warming, detoxifying ginger-turmeric tea, we were thrilled: after the holiday season, we figured we could use some detoxing and healing!

Then we tasted it, and were totally hooked: it’s delicious! Ginger and turmeric combine with citrus and maple syrup to make the perfect blend of healing nutrients. We streamlined the recipe to make it ultra-easy, too:


2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon powdered turmeric
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon 

1. Bring water to a boil, then add powdered herbs. Simmer for 10 minutes. 

2. Strain tea into a mug, add maple syrup and lemon, stirring to combine. Drink warm.

Makes 1 serving.
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Antioxidant Smoothie
2 cups mixed frozen berries (9oz.)
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Serves 2. Per serving: 130 calories; 0 g saturated fat; 1 g unsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbs; 19 mg sodium; 1.5 g protein; 4 g fiber.
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Some Human Health Aspects of the Avocado
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Are you a soda/coffee/tea drinker who's looking for a quick and easy way to brighten up those used-to-be pearly whites? Look no further.

The magical ingredient in this DIY beauty blend is strawberry. Strawberries contain malic aid which helps remove tooth discoloration. Mix a mashed berry with a little baking soda and―Bam!—you've got yourself a natural tooth whitener!

This concoction is cruelty-free, cheap, and super-easy to whip up. Try it, and let us know how it worked for you!

1 ripe strawberry
1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • In a cup or glass, mash the strawberry and add the baking soda. Mix.
  • Apply the mixture to your teeth with a toothbrush. Leave on for about 5 minutes.
  • Brush your teeth with your favorite Cruelty Free toothpaste and rinse. 

Voilà! Enjoy your newly white teeth. Now that's something worth smiling about!

This post was modified from its original form on 03 Feb, 5:42
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Noted thank-You for A;l The Yummmie Recipes and all the tips as well Daph D

5 Red Foods to Eat for Your Heart
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• Tomatoes: Lycopene is the phytonutrient that gives tomatoes their red coloring. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant. Research shows that women with the highest intake of tomato-based foods have greater protection against heart disease. Tomatoes are also a good source of potassium and vitamin C, which adds to their heart-healthy appeal.

Ways to Eat: Research has shown that cooking tomatoes boosts their heart-healthy qualities by increasing lycopene content. Have them in spaghetti sauce, chili, or soups.

• Tart cherries: Tart cherries' bright red color comes from anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants researchers have attributed to the fruit's unique health properties, from anti-inflammatoryand heart-health benefits, to reduced post-exercise muscle and joint pain.

Ways To Eat: Use frozen tart cherries in smoothies and dried tart cherries in salads or mixed with pistachios to make your own trail mix.

• Strawberries: Consuming eight strawberries gives you the same amount of vitamin C as you'd get from one orange. Some research has shown that strawberries may reduce inflammation and protect LDL ("the bad cholesterol") from oxidation. Eating strawberries in your diet may also help manage blood sugar by improving how well insulin works in our bodies.

Ways to Eat: Use them for smoothies, salads, or to make a fruit leather. They are perfect and delicious simply on their own.

• Red Bell Peppers: These are a particularly good choice for heart health as they are full of lycopene, which is not found in green peppers. They are also a source of cholesterol-loweringsoluble fiber and powerful antioxidant vitamins A and C, which are good for heart health.

Red bell peppers are an especially good source of potassium with a whopping 162 milligrams in one cup. Increasing potassium intake in the diet can help lower blood pressure, which is important for optimal heart health. They are also low in calories at only 24 calories per cup, so they are great to include in a heart-healthy diet that also helps you manage your weight.

Ways to Eat: Cook red peppers in a stir fry or on the grill. Stuff them with quinoa, or enjoy them on their own.

• Red Grapes: Rich in antioxidants and fiber, red grapes are very heart-healthy. Red grapes have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and reduce heart muscle damage related to a high-salt diet. They have also been shown to reduce blood triglyceride levels, LDL cholesterol levels, and improve blood vessel function. This heart health research on red grapes is impressive, so eat up!

beware of such things as these and share-you can save a life
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A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to "SMILE"

T *Ask the person to "TALK" and "SPEAK" a simple sentence (Cohenrently)

R *Ask him/her to "RAISE BOTH ARMS"

If he or she has trouble with ANY of these tasks, call the emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Please note: Another "New" 'sign' of a stroke is:

*Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.
If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this priceless information sends/share's it with 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be and can be saved!

I urge you to share with as many people as you can! I have done my part. Will you?
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When you come across the name tomato what goes through your mind? The tomato fruit belongs to a species named Lycopersicum esculentum of the Nightshade family. They are a rich source of Vitamin A,B1,B2, B6, Niacin, Folate, C , Pantothenic acid, E and K, Potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, manganese, copper and zinc. These babies are full of good stuff! Tomato has many health benefits, it is said to aid cancer, heart disease, tummy and digestive disorderds as well as being a good liver tonic. Apparently makes the teeth stronger and protect us from eye disorders. Tomato Juice can maintain a protective wall against diseases. Boosts up our immunity. It can also fight against diarrhea. GABA( Gamma Amino butyric acid) and has the property to lower blood pressure. Said to also cure uric acid problems. ~
Try this recipe for a delicious healthy tomato juice with 8 key sources for an all round healthy choice ~
Heart Healthy Vegetable Juice ~
Serves: 1-2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
If you are not a huge fan of vegetables, this one may take a few times for you to start enjoying...but you will eventually really look forward to it! It will make you feel like you have infused your body with good stuff...that is a great feeling!
If you don't enjoy this at first, give it a few tries. You should get 1 to 2 glasses of juice from this juicer recipe. ~
•2 Tomatoes - Medium ( Roma tomatoes are great!)
•1 Stalk of Celery
•1 Carrot - Large
•1 Cup Broccoli
•1 Cucumber
•1/2 Lemon - Peeled
•1 Garlic Clove
Enjoy ! ~
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The Beetalicious Smoothie ~

Serves 2
5 oz unsweetened almond milk
5 oz fresh squeezed clementine or orange juice
1/2-1 cup peeled and shredded raw beets (start out with 1/2 cup to see how it tastes, you can always add more the next time you make it)
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup fresh sliced strawberries
1 banana
1/2 an avocado
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp flax seeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve.
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Banana Bread with a vegan Twist ~my fav bread
3 very ripe smashed bananas (You’ll need the peel mostly black)
1/3 cup melted vegan margarine
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
3 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
Cinnamon to taste
Nutmeg to taste
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small cup mix flax seeds and water until combined and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix smashed bananas and melted margarine with a wooden spoon.
Mix-in the sugar, flax seed mixture, and vanilla until well incorporated.
Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the mixture and stir well.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour and stir well.
Pour mixture into a well greased and floured loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.
Serving: 1 Loaf
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
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Vegan Guacamole

Dips can be the break or make of this all affair ~ 

Sweet chili sauce, ketchup, salsa, tufonaise and mustard – will go great with your warm foods.

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar, olive paste, humus, guacamole, black bean dip, and pesto – will go great with your breads.

Roasted eggplant and tahini dip (“Babaganoush), humus dips (there are many kinds), and homemade mushroom dip – will go great with your veg.
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Apple Basil Vitamin Booster from young and raw ~
•2 Gala Apples
•3 Limes, Peeled
•6-8 Fresh Basil Leaves
•Pinch of Himalayan Salt
•1 Frozen Banana
•2-3 cups of water
Instructions: Blend together all of your ingredients in the Vitamix or high powered blender and enjoy. You can use less lime if you find it too sour. Limes and lemons differ in flavor depending on what part of the world you are in. Some are more sweet, some are more sour.
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Vegan Replacements ~

Making the transition to veganism is a lot like moving into a new apartment. There is some additional cost associated with stocking up your pantry, but once have done it it is really quite easy and affordable to cook.
Here are some very basic staples, why they aren’t vegan, and their substitute:
Item ~ Why It’s Not Vegan ~ Substitut
Butter ~ Made with cream ~ Vegan Butter
Margerine ~ Made with casein ~ Vegan Margerine
White Sugar ~ Bleached with Bone Char ~ Raw Sugar, stevia, agave, brown rice syrup
Brown Sugar ~ Made with white sugar ~ Raw Sugar, stevia, agave, brown rice syrup
Honey ~ Secreted from insects ~ Raw Sugar, stevia, agave, brown rice syrup
Some alcohol ~ Clarified with isinglass or animal products ~ Check
Red food coloring ~ Made with boiled insects ~ Plant based food coloring
Cheese ~ Made with milk ~ Vegan Cheese, like Daiya or vegan parmesan
Soy cheese ~ Made with casein ~ Vegan Cheese, like Daiya or vegan parmesan
Milk ~ Made with dairy ~ Almond, soy, rice, or hemp milk
Won Ton Wrappers ~ Contain egg ~ Rice wrappers, some gyoza wrappers
Meat ~ Made of animal flesh ~ Faux meat, like Yves or Feild Roast
Coffee Creamer ~ Made with animal lactation ~ Vegan creamers, like Silk or Belsoy
Mayonnaise ~ Contains egg ~ Vegan mayonnaise, like Veganaise
Milk Chocolate ~ Made with dairy ~ Dark Chocolate
Eggs ~ Animal embryosEnergy ~ Egg replacer, 1 tbsp flax seed with 1.5 tbsp water, tofu with kala namal salt
Cream ~ Made with dairy ~ Mimiccream
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Vanilla Ice Cream ~

(Makes 1 huge serving)

■1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract (or about 1/4 of a vanilla bean, sliced lengthwise and scraped out)
■1/16 tsp salt (trust me)
■sweetener (such as 1-2 stevia packets or 1-2 tbsp sugar)
■1 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened Silk. See below for substitution notes.)
■optional: add-ins such as fruit, peanut butter, or extracts
Mix the ingredients together in 1 or 2 shallow plastic containers. Freeze. (You could also use an ice cube tray.) Once frozen, pop the blocks out of the container (I thaw for 30 seconds in the microwave first) and blend in your Vita-Mix. (If you don’t have a vita-mix, you’ll probably have to thaw longer, but you can still get a yummy ice milk.)
This ice cream—when made with almond milk—has a very light texture (perfect for summer). For a creamier texture that’s more like real ice cream, try using at least 1/4c canned coconut milk (or maybe even creamer?). You can, of course, also sub other non-dairy milks for the almond. But if you do this, play around with the amount of vanilla extract, sweetener, and add-ins. (For example, an already-sweetened milk will probably need less added sweetener.) To make it look like real ice cream, scoop out with an ice-cream scoop.
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LIFE always comes from within, IGNITE your LIFE from within with a Sexy Raw Vegan Diet, Get some.

And No, eggs ARE not VEGAN, they are a chicken's menstruation. SRV's call them cholesterol BOMBS, nutrition that just drops from the trees from the chickens that should live in them and carnivores to keep from starving. Nature provides all.

This post was modified from its original form on 07 Feb, 8:28
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Noted and Thnx Daph :-0 7/2

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