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Roast Your Veggies

Making healthy  food can be very timely and this causes us to eat unhealthy easy to make foods such as quick fixes or take out… even more unhealthy on average.  The healthiest is to prepare and be aware of what you feed your body.

Here is a healthy and useful tip that you can easily incorporate into your life.

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Roast your veggies and add them to all your meals.  Because it’s that easy and that healthy!

read more: http://mybodiesjourneys.com/blog/index3.php

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Anti-Aging … Do you want it?

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Here are five foods you should eat for your health and wellness and for its anti-aging properties.

1. Sweet potatoes: vitamin A, C and Copper.
2. Cranberries: antioxidants and inflammation fighting properties.
3. Beets: too many benefits, including vitamins A and C, iron, manganese, fiber, betaine compound and much more…
4. Green beans: vitamin C and mineral silicon.
5. Root veggies such as carrots and more: rich in antioxidant vitamins A and C, in beta carotene (for eyes) and more…

I won’t go into too much Details… Find out more by reading the following Huffington Post article.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/24/anti-aging-holiday-foods_n_6185664.html

OR

If you are visually impaired or simply rather listen to the article, see link below:

https://umano.me/c/xM392/5-holiday-foods-with-surprising-antiaging-benefits

Frozen Fruits & Vegetables Bad? WRONG!

Many have the impression and belief that frozen fruits and vegetables lose their nutrients once frozen and that having fruits and vegetables *fresh* is MUCH BETTER. I have something for you, that is not true. I have been on your side of the door and I wouldn`t believe how frozen may be more nutritional, however after careful research, it is true! I am not saying frozen is better in all cases, but they can both be as nutritional, if not better.

Frozen may be more healthy than some of the fresh produce sold in supermarkets, although not ­always the case, but check this out:

Fruits and vegetables chosen for freezing are often processed at their peak ripeness, a time when they are most packed with nutrients. Whereas, freshly chosen fruits and vegetables are typically picked before they are ripe, destined to be shipped to supermarkets around the country. This gives them less time to develop all the proper vitamins and minerals. Not to mention, they are left uneaten for the period that they must travel and stay on the shelves for however long until purchased from consumers, then in the consumer`s fridge until actually eaten. In addition, during the travel, fresh fruits and vegetables are exposed to variable temperatures such as heat and light, which degrade some nutrients, especially water-soluble vitamins like B and C.This process almost makes us question how much nutrients are the fresh produces actually offering to our bodies. This is not to say that frozen offers the ultimate nutrient, as the first step to freezing the vegetables and fruits is blanching them in hot water or steaming them. This is done in order to remove all bacteria and to keep away food-degrading enzymes; this then, as well, causes nutrients like vitamin C and Vitamin B to degrade. So as fresh produce, it does lose seldom vitamins, however once frozen, it then locks all nutrients left inside until eaten. However, note that with frozen produce you may still lose more of its nutritive content when reheating, so in order to maintain the most nutrients in frozen produce, reheating in a microwave or steaming is better than boiling, that way you keep the produce as healthful as possible.

So, after this descriptive explanation about FROZEN VS. FRESH, I will leave you to make your own decision. But keep in mind, frozen fruits and vegetables lose nutrients, just as Fresh produce does (through Vitamin B and C), however they still keep more nutrients then Fresh fruits all together, as they are frozen as soon as ready.

Now, when you go to the supermarket to buy *fresh* fruits and vegetables, and as the supermarket tries to convince you that these fruits have *just been picked* with the deceiving mist spray and colouring, you will remember that in reality, these fruits and vegetables have been in storage for a month or more…

So this is all to say that frozen can in fact be nutritionally comparable to ‘fresh’ produce, if not better, contrary to the beliefs out there.

Be sure to eat between five to nine servings of fruit and vegetables per day. Note that a serving is considered to be half cup of sliced fruit or vegetables, and for leafy greens a serving is one full cup.

Enjoy and stay healthy!

Read more:
http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/fresh_vs_frozen_vegetables_are_we_giving_up_nutrition_fo

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2449843/Frozen-food-IS-better-Higher-levels-vitamins-antioxidants.html

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/myth-or-fact-fresh-produce-is-more-nutritious-than-frozen-produce.html

Better Diet For Better Health: Asthma Treatment

Suffering with Asthma is a constant struggle, but studies today are finding possible solutions.

“In recent decades, there has been a well-documented increase in the incidence of allergic asthma in developed countries and coincident with this increase have been changes in diet, including reduced consumption of fibre.”

Studies done on mice show that high fibre foods might be a solution for Asthma. These studies showed that High-fibre diet causes mice to be less vulnerable to asthma, producing more short-chain fatty acids which is a type of fat absorbed into the blood, acting as a signal to the immune system and resulting in the lungs being more resistant to irritation; i.e. lower cause of Asthma.

Read the following link for more details:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25592214