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Barley grass is one of the best green super foods for improving gut health Darrell Miller 5/8/19
This Delicious Sweet Fruit Is Called The Fruit Of The Angels:Weight Loss And Other Benefits - Doctor NDTV Darrell Miller 5/7/19
Eat (or drink) your vegetables: Make smoothies to maximize the lutein in spinach Darrell Miller 5/6/19
9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Oat Bran Darrell Miller 4/29/19
Is celery the powerful anti-cancer weapon we have all been waitingfor? Darrell Miller 4/27/19
6 Benefits of Chia Seed During Pregnancy Darrell Miller 4/18/19
Eat These Vitamin C-Rich Foods To Boost Your Immunity - NDTV Darrell Miller 4/4/19
CBD Oil Is the 'Wellness Vitamin' Everyone Can Benefit From, Experts Say Darrell Miller 7/22/18
Three nutrient dense superfoods that are easy on your digestion Darrell Miller 6/23/18
CBD Oil Is Basically A Superfood Now Darrell Miller 1/22/18
Why hemp seeds from cannabis are a revolutionary superfood ready to save the people and the planet Darrell Miller 12/30/17
Moringa is the newest superfood you should definitely know about Darrell Miller 12/21/17
Mulberry: The Fruit that Protects Your Heart & Liver Darrell Miller 11/27/17
Sunflower seeds pack a nutritional punch. Here's how to include them in your daily diet Darrell Miller 11/18/17
Why medicinal mushrooms should be considered a staple in every household across America Darrell Miller 10/30/17
The most potent food source of vitamin C on the planet and how it can supercharge your health Darrell Miller 10/24/17
7 Foods That Control Blood Sugar | Diabetes Darrell Miller 10/12/17
What are chia seeds and how do you eat them? Darrell Miller 10/5/17
Wheat Germ Benefits the Gut, Heart & Blood Sugar Levels Darrell Miller 9/14/17
10 Surprising Reasons to Eat More Celery Darrell Miller 9/6/17
Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging Darrell Miller 7/31/17
How To Include Flax Seeds in Your Diet: 5 Ways To Eat Flax Seeds Every Day Darrell Miller 7/23/17
Cleanse, Detox or Challenge – Is one right for you? Darrell Miller 7/18/17
AMAZING - This Smoothie Deflates Your Belly, Cleans The Colon And Will Make You Lose Weight!! Darrell Miller 7/10/17
Top 3 Best Smoothie Recipes for a Good Poop Darrell Miller 4/29/17
How avocados could help manage metabolic syndrome Darrell Miller 4/22/17
Have Pineapple And Turmeric Beverage TO PREVENT CANCER, BEAT INFLAMMATION AND COLD TOO! Darrell Miller 4/8/17
Easy Healthy Recipes || How to Make Avocado Smoothie Darrell Miller 3/28/17
In praise of turmeric, the magic yellow spice. Darrell Miller 3/23/17
how to use banana peel to lower diabetes Darrell Miller 3/20/17
Spinach Smoothie Darrell Miller 2/19/17
Health benefits of fenugreek seeds Darrell Miller 2/6/17
Coconut Meat: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits Darrell Miller 1/30/17
Four nutritious ways to eat nuts Darrell Miller 1/11/17
Is Spirutein A Good Meal Replacement? Darrell Miller 3/21/14
Benefits of Maca root Darrell Miller 12/15/13
Xanthan Gum Recipes Darrell Miller 12/18/12
Coconut Oil Help Sugar Cravings? Darrell Miller 10/5/11
Phytoestrogen, fish oil, and other Supplements may help With estrogen related diseases Darrell Miller 7/27/10
Pea Protein Powder And Your Health Darrell Miller 1/19/10
Six Foods that Boost Heart Health Darrell Miller 1/21/08
Pumpkin Seed Oil is good for your health Darrell Miller 10/14/07
Which Calcium is Best? Darrell Miller 10/17/06
The True Whey, boost your immune system Darrell Miller 4/29/06
Mother’s Little Breakfast Cup board Helpers Darrell Miller 10/21/05
New Man Food Darrell Miller 7/27/05
Berry Bash Smoothie Darrell Miller 7/11/05
Recipes - Blueberry Beauty Smoothie Darrell Miller 7/6/05
Recipes - Cranberry-Cherry Zinger Smoothie Darrell Miller 7/6/05
Recipes - Mango Lassi Smoothie Darrell Miller 7/6/05



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Barley grass is one of the best green super foods for improving gut health
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Date: May 08, 2019 03:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Barley grass is one of the best green super foods for improving gut health





Barley grass — the leaf of young stalks of barley — has lots of health benefits, especially for digestion. Its anti-inflammatory properties may explain why it seems to help prevent the development of ulcerative colitis. Barley grass is an excellent source of multiple B vitamins, as well as vitamins C and K, calcium, potassium and other important minerals. It’s also great for detoxification of the body, thanks to its bountiful supply of a antioxidants and chlorophyll. Barley grass makes a great ingredient to juice mixes or smoothies, and can also be bought as a supplement.

Key Takeaways:

  • When people want to add more greens to their diet, they usually go for the usual like lettuce and kale. But adding barley grass is equally important.
  • Barley grass is important to the diet because it helps the gut in digestion and it supports a healthy gut microbial population.
  • Ulcerative colitis, a bowel condition that is due to the inflammation of the bowel, can be prevented by taking barley grass.

"In addition, barley grass is rich in digestive enzymes, which are substances that can help eliminate toxic and indigestible materials in food."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-barley-grass-green-superfood-for-improving-gut-health.html

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This Delicious Sweet Fruit Is Called The Fruit Of The Angels:Weight Loss And Other Benefits - Doctor NDTV
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Date: May 07, 2019 04:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Delicious Sweet Fruit Is Called The Fruit Of The Angels:Weight Loss And Other Benefits - Doctor NDTV





The papaya fruit has been called the "fruit of the angels" because of its nutrients which are needed for your body to function normally. Papaya has enzymes in them which are often included in dietary supplements and chewing gum. These enzymes can also help reduce inflammation. Papaya also has antioxidant nutrients such as carotene, flavonoids, and vitamins C and K. The fiber in papaya can aid you in weight loss and also can help control your appetite,

Key Takeaways:

  • Papaya has been called the “fruit of the angels,” because of the many nutritional and health benefits that it contains for the body.
  • The papaya fruit can be eaten in various forms. It can be taken as a smoothie, a milkshakes, in salads, or as a vegetable.
  • Some of the constituents of papaya which makes it ideal for making supplements is that it is rick in Vitamins C and K, and has antioxidants like carotene.

"Papaya is a natural source of essential vitamins and minerals which are required for the normal functioning of the body."

Read more: https://doctor.ndtv.com/living-healthy/this-delicious-sweet-fruit-is-called-the-fruit-of-the-angels-weight-loss-and-other-benefits-1981442

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Eat (or drink) your vegetables: Make smoothies to maximize the lutein in spinach
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:40 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat (or drink) your vegetables: Make Smoothies to maximize the lutein in spinach





Spinach, one of the healthiest vegetables available, and it contains a high amount of lutein. The best way to get this lutein is to blend it in a smoothie or add it to a green juice. Because lutein is fat-soluble and stored in the immune cells, the researchers for this study were looking for ways to boost lutein levels in the blood and take advantage of its many health benefits. The research team that came from Sweden used Spinach to understand this process and they processed spinach in various ways, examining various heating and steaming methods to best bolster lutein content in spinach. They found that heating makes spinach to lose its lutein content and the more it is boiled, the more lutein that is lost. They found that the best way to consume spinach to preserve its lutein content is to take it cold. Therefore that is why adding spinach to smoothies is recommended for maximum consumption of lutein in spinach.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dark green vegetables contain abundant quantities of lutein and this natural fat-soluble pigment can be used to fight inflammation in immune cells for people with coronary heart disease.
  • It has also been found that lutein can be stored in immune cells which means one can have a reserve or store of lutein in the body.
  • The research team wanted to find out which method of cooking makes lutein in spinach most available and they fried, steamed, and boiled the spinach for several minutes.

"There are many different ways of preparing spinach, but a recent study suggests that blending it in a smoothie or adding it to your green juice is the best way to maximize its lutein content."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-21-eat-or-drink-your-vegetables-make-smoothies-to-maximize-the-lutein-in-spinach.html

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9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Oat Bran
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Date: April 29, 2019 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Oat Bran





Oat bran can provide benefits such as helping with blood sugar, producing healthy bowels, lowering cholesterol, and lowering blood pressure. Oat bran offers more protein and fiber than regular oatmeal, and has antioxidants that can help in reducing inflammation and chances of diseases such as cancer. It also has a soluble fiber that may help with prevention of heart diseases and control of blood sugars. Oat bran will also help relieve constipation and produce healthy stools, while lowering inflammation, and may aid in weight loss since it makes you feel full.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oat groats and steel-cut oats contain bran, but oat bran can also be purchased on its own.
  • Oat bran is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, giving it numerous health benefits related to the heart, blood sugar levels, and weight loss.
  • Oat bran can be cooked with water/milk, honey and cinnamon, incorporated into dough or batter, or just added raw to yogurt or smoothies.

"Oat bran is linked to many health benefits, such as improved blood sugar control, healthy bowel function, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol."

Read more: https://www.ecowatch.com/oat-bran-health-benefits-2632264462.html

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Is celery the powerful anti-cancer weapon we have all been waitingfor?
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Date: April 27, 2019 09:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is celery the powerful anti-cancer weapon we have all been waitingfor?





Celery is known for being a low calorie vegetable that is also a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. However, the biggest (and perhaps most overlooked) health benefit of celery lies in its cancer-fighting properties. Two important antioxidants found in celery - apigenin and luteolin - are the key. Among other benefits, Apigenin has been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors, while Luteolin interferes with cancer cells' replication cycles. Whether you eat it raw or incorporate it into smoothies, soups or stews, celery doesn't just taste good, it can extend your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Celery has enjoyed status as a natural medicinal treatment modality since the ninth century.
  • Celery is water-rich and hydrating, but also bursting with nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Study has shown that apigenin, which is present in celery, inhibits the expression of a protein that normally allows cancer to break down and invade tissue.

"Research has shown that celery contains two important antioxidants, called apigenin and luteolin, which have exhibited some potent chemopreventive effects."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-06-is-celery-the-powerful-anti-cancer-weapon-we-have-all-been-waiting-for.html

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6 Benefits of Chia Seed During Pregnancy
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Date: April 18, 2019 01:48 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Benefits of Chia Seed During Pregnancy





Chia seeds are a super food that have multiple health benefits for you when you are pregnant. They are easy to add to your diet as well. Chia seeds can be added to yogurt or smoothies. It is not necessary to soak them prior to digestion, but it is helpful. Chia seeds are full of Omega 3s, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This includes being a good source of iron which is especially important during pregnancy. They also are a good source of fiber which can help blood sugar levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chia seeds are packed per gram with about five times the amount of calcium found in an equivalent amount of milk.
  • Along with being a high-grade source of calcium, chia seeds are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Essential to red blood cells developpment, iron is another important nutrient amply found in China seeds.

"Chia seeds contain essential vitamins and nutrients, plus they’re so easy to incorporate into your diet on a daily basis."

Read more: https://draxe.com/chia-seed-during-pregnancy/

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Eat These Vitamin C-Rich Foods To Boost Your Immunity - NDTV
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Date: April 04, 2019 12:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat These Vitamin C-Rich Foods To Boost Your Immunity - NDTV





If you find your self feeling a little more susceptible to all of those nasty bugs going around this season, this article has a few tips for you to keep in mind. By consuming foods and supplements containing vitamin C such as lemons, amla and cherries, you help provide your body with a small boost to your immunity system that may determine the course of your day. Take a few moments out of your day to get a bit more knowledge on Vitamin C.

Key Takeaways:

  • A well balanced diet keeps one fit and healthy while a diet that is based on junk food with inadequate exercise regime weakens the immune system.
  • The signs of vitamin C deficiency are dry hair and skin, fatigue, frequent mood changes, and joint and muscle pains.
  • The benefits of taking Vitamin C are immense. You not only build up your immunity, but also are fighting radical activity and oxidative damage caused by this activity.

"This vibrant red-coloured fruit is not only a treat to the palate, but also a storehouse of essential nutrients, including vitamin C. In order to get your daily dose of vitamin C, you can have cherries as is or make them a part of your diet by adding them in smoothies, shakes or even desserts."

Read more: https://www.ndtv.com/food/eat-these-vitamin-c-rich-foods-to-boost-your-immunity-1992440

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CBD Oil Is the 'Wellness Vitamin' Everyone Can Benefit From, Experts Say
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Date: July 22, 2018 11:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Oil Is the 'Wellness Vitamin' Everyone Can Benefit From, Experts Say





CBD Oil Is the 'Wellness Vitamin' Everyone Can Benefit From, Experts Say

Unlike its cousin marijuana, which is psychoactive in nature, the hemp plant has very minute amounts of the intoxicant found in marijuana. It's therefore legal to consume and sell in all of the fifty states, as long as the sellers can show their product has less than .03% of THC, the intoxicating element in marijuana. CBD oil, or cannabidiol, which is a hemp extract, is not just legal it's sexy and offered to eager consumers in pills, powders, liquids, even smoothies. CBD popularity undoubtedly arises from the fact that the hemp variant has many of the calming feel-good effects of the marijuana variant, but without the intoxicant. Besides its mood-elevating and tranquilizing effects, CBD also has been shown to help pain-sufferers and lower inflammation. Many nutrition gurus are advocating use of the oil as a daily wellness regiment. Meanwhile, product uses multiply in everything from salad dressing to chocolate.

Key Takeaways:

  • A company, Juice Generation, adds CBD to its salad dressing because it gives salads a more evolved feel and makes it tastier.
  • The body has an inborn endocannabinoid system that helps us to reap the benefits from cannabis.
  • Celebrities are not left out in using CBD. Olivia Wilde, an actress, states that instead of using painkillers for her pains, she uses a body lotion with CBD.

"Currently, CBD is being added to everything from smoothie powders, coffee, tinctures, gummies and tablets to salad dressing. Despite its lack of psychoactive components, which is typically credited for cannabis’ feel-good benefits, when taken internally, CBD has a similar effect — just without the high."

Read more: https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/news/cbd-oil-the-wellness-benefits-explained-by-experts/

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Three nutrient dense superfoods that are easy on your digestion
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Date: June 23, 2018 05:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Three nutrient dense superfoods that are easy on your digestion





Three nutrient dense superfoods that are easy on your digestion

Eating wholesome, unprocessed, nutritious “superfoods” can help promote better health and compensate for some of the other obstacles we encounter in trying to improve our diets. Moringa, for example, provides dense leaves rich in 90 vitamins, 18 amino acids and a variety of antioxidants, and is usually prepared as a fine powder that can be added to beverages. Aloe Vera is also rich in a wide variety of nutrients, including some rare ones, and freeze dried extracts of Aloe Vera can provide an excellent source of this remarkable superfood. Perhaps most promising of all is chlorella, an algae and one of the most nutritious foods in the world. The cracked cell wall and fermented variants of this rich protein source are especially easy to digest.

Key Takeaways:

  • Moringa ,also given the moniker "the miracle tree," has leaves that are easily made into powder and consumed in a smoothie.
  • Moringa has more than ninety vitamins and minerals and approximately eighteen amino acids.
  • Although better-known as a topical application, aloe vera is densely nutritious and good for the digestion, when taken internally-it's only drawback being its bitterness.

"From toxic onslaughts to poor food choices, the amount of trip wires on the road to good health can be nauseating and can paralyze people into doing nothing at all."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-21-three-nutrient-dense-superfoods-that-are-easy-on-your-digestion.html

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CBD Oil Is Basically A Superfood Now
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Date: January 22, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Oil Is Basically A Superfood Now





CBD oil is not your parents marijuana. Unlike the "weed" known to many of yesterday, the oil extracted does not have the euphoric "high" composition of its counterpart, THC, in fact in researching it has been found to assist with many medical problems such as: sleep disorders, inflammation, pain and anxiety. Many are adding this, now called "super food" to coffee, food, cocktails and smoothies in hopes to find ways of promoting better health. If not technically illegal, then wake up to some in your coffee and enjoy its effects, naturally.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD, cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring oil that helps with pain relief, sleep, inflammation, anxiety and among other health issues.
  • New age, superfood concerned people enjoy taking CBD as an oil in their food or in capsule form about three to four times a day.
  • This CBD oil is new, not illegal, and is becoming popular to eat for health concerns.

"Unlike THC, CBD does not have a psychoactive effect (meaning it won't make you giggle uncontrollably and contemplate the unknown for two hours)."

Read more: http://guestofaguest.com/new-york/health/cbd-oil-is-basically-a-superfood-now

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Why hemp seeds from cannabis are a revolutionary superfood ready to save the people and the planet
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Date: December 30, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why hemp seeds from cannabis are a revolutionary superfood ready to save the people and the planet





Hemp seeds come from cannabis. This means they are sort of controversial. They're very healthy, though. They contain many healthy fats and nutrients. They are considered a super food and would be a good addition to any diet. You could grind them and add them so you didn't detect them if you don't like the taste. You can get hemp powder already which is ground seeds. You can add these to smoothies and any other dish you want.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hemp seeds are much easier to digest than soy or other grains.
  • Hemp seeds have a perfect balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6.
  • Hemp seeds are packed full of essential nutrients and amino acids.

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Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-12-10-why-hemp-seeds-from-cannabis-superfood.html

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Moringa is the newest superfood you should definitely know about
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Date: December 21, 2017 10:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Moringa is the newest superfood you should definitely know about





Moringa is the latest trend to his the shelves. It is a tree grown across Africa and Asia, known as the Drumstick Tree. It is also known as the horseradish tree due to its taste. The leaves are what is driving the craze. It is ground into a fine powder, resembling matcha or spirulina and added to drinks. This powder is a perfect pick me up due to its high amount of iron. It also contains good amounts of vitamin E & C.

Key Takeaways:

  • This plant comes from Africa and Asia and is known as the drumstick tree
  • The leaves are powderized and put into smoothies and drinks, much like matcha or spirolina.
  • The powder is high in iron, Vitamin C & E, giving you a good boost in your daily nutrition.

"It’s unusually rich in protein – in fact, it contains all nine of the essential amino acids"

Read more: https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/moringa-is-the-newest-superfood-you-should-definitely-know-about-819200.html

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Mulberry: The Fruit that Protects Your Heart & Liver
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Date: November 27, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mulberry: The Fruit that Protects Your Heart & Liver





All around the mulberry tree, the mulberry is good for the heart and liver, pop, goes the mulberry. The mulberry tree is from the same family of plants that produce figs and breadfruit. Mulberry fruit comes in a variety of colors. Black, purple, red or white, they are all delicious. This fruit is sweet with a slight tart after taste. Mulberry is a super food that is high in nutrients. It protects the body from cancer and free radical damage. Studies have shown that it even promotes weight loss. Bake them into treats, mix them into smoothies, or pop them straight into your mouth. No matter how you eat them mulberry fruit packs a knock out nutritional punch.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mulberry fruit are a super food that is high in nutrients.
  • It protects the body from cancer and free radical damage.
  • Enjoy the nutritional benefits baked into treats, mixed into smoothies or just pop them straight into your mouth.

"The mulberry fruit may be tiny, but it provides some pretty big health benefits. It can aid in weight loss, keep your liver healthy, and even provide a hefty dose of vitamins and minerals with each serving."

Read more: https://draxe.com/mulberry/

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Sunflower seeds pack a nutritional punch. Here's how to include them in your daily diet
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Date: November 18, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sunflower seeds pack a nutritional punch. Here's how to include them in your daily diet





Sunflowers are not only beautiful, apparently they are nutritious as well. These giant yellow flowers that attract birds to their budding seeds are hiding a secret. They are jammed packed with healthy fats, vitamins and even minerals. By adding a handful of these tiny seeds one can reap wonderful health benefits. Sunflower seeds are versatile in the ways they can be eaten. If you powder them they can be used as a flour substitute. This sunflower powder can be cooked with, and added to smoothies and sauces. Eaten raw, powdered, or roasted, sunflower seeds pack a punch of nutrition value.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adding nutritious sunflower seeds to your diet can be beneficial.
  • Powdered sunflower seeds can be used as a flour substitute.
  • Sunflower seeds can easily be added to smoothies and sauces.

"Sunflowers seeds offer amazing health benefits because of their nutritional value. The seeds have essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals which are vital for our body ."

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Why medicinal mushrooms should be considered a staple in every household across America
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Date: October 30, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why medicinal mushrooms should be considered a staple in every household across America





In a time when stress among people is at an all time high, many are trying to find new ways to reduce it. Medicinal mushroooms are being shown to be a remarkable healing plant that possess a wide array of nutrients that can help improve your daily life. They come in a variety of forms and can be consumed many different ways, including as a pill or poweder or in your tea or a smoothie. They promote almost all of your bodies systems like the immune system and digestive system working in a healthy way. Be wary of some from unknown sources, such as China, which can have heavy metal contamination that could wipe out all the health benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating mushrooms like reishi, chaga, agaricus blazei, cordyceps, maitake, shiitake, turkey tail, and lion’s mane.whether in powder, capsule, tincture format and in foods can improve your health.
  • Providing support for a healthy immune system,improves heart functions, support proper liver function, builds a healthy cardiovascular system and a healthy digestive system.
  • Buy ultra-clean, lab-tested mushrooms for of B-vitamins, minerals, beta-glucans, antioxidants, polysaccharides, calcium & more. Eat with fruits & veggies. And exercise.

"With unprecedented support for all the key functions of the body, it’s no surprise how medicinal mushrooms can have such an obvious impact"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-23-why-medicinal-mushrooms-should-be-considered-a-staple-in-every-household-across-america.html

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The most potent food source of vitamin C on the planet and how it can supercharge your health
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Date: October 24, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The most potent food source of vitamin C on the planet and how it can supercharge your health





Vitamin C has long been known to boost the immune system. It can be found in many foods. This talks about a very potent form. Getting vitamins through food is better than getting pills because your body can better absorb it. Vitamin C is very helpful if you think you may be getting sick. It can help you to heal more quickly. Many take large doses when they feel a cold coming on and report a shorter period of sickness.

Key Takeaways:

  • Camu camu is a berry grown in South America that packs a very high level of Vitamin C
  • In addition to high Vitamin C levels, camu camu also has many other healthy benefits
  • Camu camu is easy to incorporate into one's diet because it can be mixed into water, smoothie, or fruit juice

"This makes it a powerful ally in seasons that make one more prone to sickness and fatigue."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-18-the-most-potent-food-source-of-vitamin-c-on-the-planet-and-how-it-can-supercharge-your-health.html

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7 Foods That Control Blood Sugar | Diabetes
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Date: October 12, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Foods That Control Blood Sugar | Diabetes





Blood sugar can get high when you have Diabetes. Some people take insulin to help them control it. Certain foods also help. This gives seven examples. Diabetes is one of those things which ffects daily life. You have to watch your diet all the time. Adding some of these foods would be easy enough, though, and might make a huge difference. There are medications besides insulin as well. Go to a doctor if you think you may need one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRc24oRjUKs&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • The recipe of a low sugar Smoothie is 8 oz.soy milk, 1 cup of spinach, apple pieces, one fourth cup of non fat yogurt.
  • Soy milk lowers blood pressure effects. A good source of antioxidants is spinach. It carries betacaradine.
  • Containing protein, low fat yogurt prevents spiked rises in blood sugar.

"Lemon water is good for diabetics as a means of controlling blood sugar levels."

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What are chia seeds and how do you eat them?
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Date: October 05, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are chia seeds and how do you eat them?





Chia, a member of the mint family comes from South America and has been eaten since the time if the Aztecs. It's recently been recognized as a modern superfood, but many still don't know what it is or how to eat it. Read here about the health benefits of chia seeds, especially their protein and calcium content. Chia seeds are easy to incorporate into your diet, they can be eaten, mixed in smoothies or even ground into flour.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chia seeds are a "superfood" so they are packed with nutrients.
  • Chia seeds are very small and tasteless, so you can put them in any food and not taste a difference.
  • Chia seeds can be ground into flour and used in pancakes.

"Chia seeds are rich in fibre, which is important for a healthy digestive system; this, and their ability to hold onto water can add to a feeling of fullness when eating, which may help when dieting."

Read more: http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/food/food-latest/what-are-chia-seeds-and-how-do-you-eat-them-11364216007534

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Wheat Germ Benefits the Gut, Heart & Blood Sugar Levels
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Date: September 14, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Wheat Germ Benefits the Gut, Heart & Blood Sugar Levels





Wheat germ contains tons of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, as well as other antioxidants. Wheat germ, AKA, wheat embryo, is usually stripped away during the manufacturing process of baked goods and other wheat containing products. You can find wheat germ powder or oil in stores. Use the powder to add nutrition to smoothies and baked goods. Use the oil to get your daily dose of Vitamin E for extreme antioxidant protection that could potentially help slow the growth of cancer tumors. Wheat germ contains fiber for regularity, heart health and blood sugar balance. Wheat bran is great too, it contains the outer hard shell of the wheat berry; it is just not quite as nutritious as wheat germ.

Key Takeaways:

  • Wheat germ is a very nutritious food that is good for your health. It has a significant amount of thiamine, folate, phosphorus, manganese and selenium.
  • Wheat germ is pretty high in antioxidants such as vitamin E.
  • Wheat germ is good for regularity because it contains a considerable amount of fiber. Wheat germ also helps stabilize blood sugar.

"Getting enough antioxidants into your diet through foods like wheat germ is critical to health, as antioxidants have been linked to prevention of chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease."

Read more: https://draxe.com/wheat-germ/

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10 Surprising Reasons to Eat More Celery
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Date: September 06, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Surprising Reasons to Eat More Celery





There are ten good reasons why you should eat celery and they may actually surprise you. Celery is an amazing food that is full of vitamins and minerals. You can do so many things with it, or you can dip it in things. You can add it to your favorite soup, or Smoothie as well. It helps to heal bladder infections. It flushes the bacteria. it also helps to reduce the inflammation in your body. That includes inflammation in the brain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba9_wh_ZcVc&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Celery is an inflammation fighter, which is good for the joints and has proactive benefits against cancer.
  • Celery is a natural diuretic, which aids the urinary tract in getting rid of renal calculi and bacteria.
  • Celery is rich in luteolin, an inflammation fighter, which even assists in inflammatory conditions of the brain.

"By eating a few sticks of celery a day, you can effectively lower your bad cholesterol levels."

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Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging
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Date: July 31, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging





A website that reports on science news has an article summarizing a scientific study about lutein. This is a substance found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale. A university study was conducted on subjects in the age 25 to 45 range. The study found that those subjects who had higher levels of lutein were neurologically closer to younger people. The article cited its source and included a link to the study. A photo of an avocado smoothie is included.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spinach and kale can keep you both physically and mentally fit.
  • Lute in, found in green leafy vegetables , is important to get from food sources because it's not naturally found in the body.
  • This study proved lute in helped attention function in older adults but more studies are necessary to assess memory and learning.

"The study, which included 60 adults aged 25 to 45, found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein -- a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs -- had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers."

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170725122004.htm

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How To Include Flax Seeds in Your Diet: 5 Ways To Eat Flax Seeds Every Day
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Date: July 23, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Include Flax Seeds in Your Diet: 5 Ways To Eat Flax Seeds Every Day





A website promoting Indian culture has published an article with tips on how to include flax in a person's diet. The article contends that flax is a healthy product that fights cancer, helps in weight loss, and lowers cholesterol. The article states that one way to get flax is to put it into a smoothie. Another method is to put it into breads while baking. Each tip is accompanied by a color photograph. Readers are encouraged to share the story on Facebook.

Key Takeaways:

  • Flax seed is a very healthy food and there are many ways to us it.
  • Flax seed is a nutritious food and doesn't have to be boring to eat.
  • Flax seed is full of vitamins and can be used in many food recipes.

"These seeds are also a great source of lignin's, which play an important role in balancing the hormones and improving your immune system."

Read more: http://www.india.com/lifestyle/how-to-include-flax-seeds-in-your-diet-5-ways-to-eat-flax-seeds-every-day-2331731/

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Cleanse, Detox or Challenge – Is one right for you?
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Date: July 18, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cleanse, Detox or Challenge – Is one right for you?





There are many health upside to a body detox. There are many steps to ensuring a strong a health life. One main benefit of a detox to to eliminate foods the do the body harm. Another benefit of a detox is to see which foods, you consume, effect the bodies functionality. The biggest problem, at first, will be a shock to the body. The shock takes place and you shift to liquid and prolonged lower calorie intake. The best detox will help you understand you body better, give you more daily energy, and give you a healthy life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cleanses, also called detoxes and nutrition challenges, are often touted as a way to lose weight and better health.
  • Each variation cites a different necessary list of inclusive foods, such as whole foods, limited foods, plant food, smoothies, or juices.
  • An underlying commonality of all of the variations, however, is a warning to avoid so-called junk food and processed food.

"just practicing the act of making changes can have a life long impact."

Read more: https://www.echoak.com/2017/07/cleanse-detox-challenge/

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AMAZING - This Smoothie Deflates Your Belly, Cleans The Colon And Will Make You Lose Weight!!
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Date: July 10, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: AMAZING - This Smoothie Deflates Your Belly, Cleans The Colon And Will Make You Lose Weight!!





This is a video about a Smoothie that will deflate your stomach and help you lose weight. The video begins with a brief and simple explanation of the human digestive system and describes how food is broken down when consumed. The video then lists the ingredients and preparation method for the Smoothie which includes oats, honey, papaya, and cinnamon mixed together in a blender and served cold. The video claims that this mixture will clean out the colon and help a person lose weight. It repeatedly uses the term "deflates the belly"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_o9IbOkrfQ&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Our digestive system can be slow by holding onto foods that we eat
  • The drink she was talking about had a few ingredients that had to be prepared in a specific way in order to work correctly.
  • The drink can help your belly not be so bloated.

"swollen belly's are do to the food we carry and because of our slow digestive system."

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Top 3 Best Smoothie Recipes for a Good Poop
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Date: April 29, 2017 02:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 3 Best Smoothie Recipes for a Good Poop





An alternative health website contains a feature on smoothies for pooping. The writer recommends making and consuming organic smoothies instead of buying over the counter medications. The feature has a recipe for a smoothie to drink in case a person is constipated. The main ingredients are prunes and apples. In the case of a smelly poop, a smoothie made with lemon and cucumber may help. A smoothie with oats, Kefir, and yogurt is supposed to treat diarrhea.

Read more: Top 3 Best Smoothie Recipes for a Good Poop

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How avocados could help manage metabolic syndrome
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Date: April 22, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How avocados could help manage metabolic syndrome





Avocados are rich in healthy oils. They are considered a super food. Avocados can be added to any meal. They are shows to increase metabolism when eating regularly which also increased blood flow and pushes out bad toxins from the body. The avocado is as healthy food as any other fruit or vegetable. The seed can be ground down and added to smoothies for more benefits. Choose a ripe avocado but not an over ripened one.

Read more: How avocados could help manage metabolic syndrome

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Have Pineapple And Turmeric Beverage TO PREVENT CANCER, BEAT INFLAMMATION AND COLD TOO!
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Date: April 08, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Have Pineapple And Turmeric Beverage TO PREVENT CANCER, BEAT INFLAMMATION AND COLD TOO!





When people are sick they would rather prevent going to the doctor every chance they get because it cost money. Therefore, people always try to come up with home remedies to cure their cold. The video listed shows how pineapple, lemon, ginger and turmeric can all be combined as a beverage to help get rid of inflammation. It even mentions how the juice can help prevent cancer. It then begins to list how each ingredient plays a vital part in the helping get rid of the common cold, inflammation and cancer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAHXLPPu__k&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Lemon, ginger, turmeric and pineapple are all very effective foods in fighting cancer and inflammation.
  • Black pepper and coconut oil are very important ingredients that help the body absorb the nutrients in these anti-cancer foods.
  • This video has a great recipe for a Smoothie using all these powerful ingredients.

"Lemon, ginger, turmeric and pineapple are the four most potent natural foods which fight inflammation and tumors."

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Easy Healthy Recipes || How to Make Avocado Smoothie
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Date: March 28, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Easy Healthy Recipes || How to Make Avocado Smoothie





Avocado used to be seen as a fattening food that should only be eaten rarely. That perception has changed as it becomes clear that avocado is rich in healthy fat, vitamin E and carotenoids. Avocado is also rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It should definitely be included in your diet and there are many ways to do this. Watch this video for a recipe for a delicious avocado Smoothie. It's simple to make and its ingredients are inexpensive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjx_enRmRk&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Avocados have the anti-cancer properties by increasing cancer cell death by increasing oxidative stress in those cells
  • Avocados also promote health cell growth by providing anti-oxidants and nutrients
  • Prior studies have demonstrated that Avocado can protect from breast cancer, prostate cancer, and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

"You should learn how to make an avocado Smoothie because it can be a great morning meal to eat."

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In praise of turmeric, the magic yellow spice.
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Date: March 23, 2017 02:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: In praise of turmeric, the magic yellow spice.





For those who pursue optimum health, Turmeric is a spice that should not be overlooked. Turmeric boasts a myriad of wonderful health benefits including it's anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Turmeric can be added to a great many meals and can also easily be added to smoothies if you want to find ways to incorporate it into your diet. Read on to find out more creative uses of turmeric, and how to make it more easily absorbed in the body.

Key Takeaways:

  • A study attributed Japan's residents life span has increased due to the ingestion of tumeric 3 times a day
  • Curcumin is the key compound of tumeric and this is where it's healing powers are derived from
  • The preferred way, is to use in a smoothie or brew w/ tea. Also, black pepper will mask the odd 'taste'. Studies show it helps with headaches, IBS & prevention /treatment of cancer.

"The magic is in the Curcumin which is the potent compound within turmeric."

Read more: https://www.lorrainepascale.com/in-praise-of-turmeric-the-magic-yellow-spice/

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how to use banana peel to lower diabetes
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Date: March 20, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: how to use banana peel to lower diabetes





You can use a banana peel to lower diabetes. People from the United States usually throw the banana peel away. The flesh of the banana is very good for you. You can actually blend it into a Smoothie. Banana peels are very edible and will provide you with many benefits for your body.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i8g8KCdIR8

Key Takeaways:

  • You can eat banana peels.
  • Ripe banana peel is sweet.
  • Fiber is good for digestion.

"Heat breaks down the skin's fiber and loosens up that tough texture, making the peel easierto chew and digest."

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Spinach Smoothie
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Date: February 19, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Spinach Smoothie





Are you maybe not getting enough vegetables and leafy greens in your diet? Do you just want to eat a healthier, more balanced and nutritious diet overall? Then the Spinach Smoothie video from ABC Health is great place for you to start your journey to that healthier lifestyle you have always been dreaming of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61ElTdCXeu4

Key Takeaways:

  • You can use any seasonal fruits.
  • start with flax seed, honey, spinach, milk, and ice.
  • it is refreshing and will give you energy!

"This Smoothie is refreshing and it gives you a great energy that will last the whole day."

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Health benefits of fenugreek seeds
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Date: February 06, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health benefits of fenugreek seeds





If you are looking for a natural way to help some ailments you have been having in your body you need to look at the health benefits of fenugreek seeds. These seeds provide fiber and minerals to your body, well also helping aid digestion. Throw some into your Smoothie or yogurt every morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujBmwuEjQd8

Key Takeaways:

  • Use onion and honey to control blood pressure.
  • Raw onion will decrease bad cholesterol.
  • Garlic can keep cholesterol in control.

"Garlic will keep cholesterol in control."

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Coconut Meat: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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Date: January 30, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coconut Meat: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits





Coconut oil and milk are common choices for healthy fats in diets. But what about the rest of the fruit? Many don’t know that coconut meat is a great source of vitamins and minerals. It is also very versatile, as it can be put in salads, desserts, Smoothies, and sprinkled on baked goods. In addition to vitamins and minerals, coconut is also a great source of fiber. The nutritional content of the food gives it the benefits of helping with bowel health, blood sugar levels, supporting the immune system, and fighting off bacteria and parasites.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people have used coconut oil as a healthy source of fat, but surprisingly, many may have not tried coconut meat.
  • Coconut meat health benefits are seemingly endless, and people living up north should certainly consider coconut meat in your diet.
  • It can be eaten plain, shredded onto salads, added to Smoothies, or sprinkled onto baked goods.

"Coconut contains the important saturated fatty acids, including lauric acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid. From these three, the monoglyceride of lauric acid called monolaurin has the most antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.foods4betterhealth.com/coconut-meat-nutrition-facts-and-health-benefits-28475&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY4MTYyZmQ1NTMyNTY3NGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGsz-4IjTJIcA831ZBiRrGh4xeIRA

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Four nutritious ways to eat nuts
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Date: January 11, 2017 01:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Four nutritious ways to eat nuts





Nuts are a proven healthy food. There are ways to enjoy the benefits of eating nuts in a way that makes them more enjoyable to eat then just eating them whole. You can enjoy them roasted eating them that way or srinkling on food, you can grind them and add to porridge, you can also bake them into pastries or blend them into healthy Smoothies, all excellent ways to enjoy the health benefits of nuts.

Key Takeaways:

  • We explored the different kinds of nuts we have at our disposal and we got to know what a nutrient powerhouse nuts really are.
  • The good news is there are so many ways one can include these nutritious treats into their daily dietary intake.
  • Roast nuts for breakfast, nuts in porridge, nuts in pastry, and nuts in Smoothies are all some tips to include them in your diet.

"No one said mandazis and chapatis can only be used made interesting using carrots and pumpkins alone."

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Is Spirutein A Good Meal Replacement?
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Date: March 21, 2014 02:18 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Spirutein A Good Meal Replacement?

What is spirutein

spiruteinSpirutein protein shakes are dinner swaps and protein supplements intended to help you meet your nutritional needs. The shakes are accessible in different flavors extending from espresso to berry, and you can buy them in single-serving bundles, in substantial holders or as canned shakes. While protein shakes can supplement your eating methodology or supplant dinners to lessen calories for weight reduction, they ought not reinstate adhering to a good diet.

Benefits of spirutein

Spirutein provides "green nourishment" for the reason that a portion from the health supplement put into the actual shakes tend to be through spirulina and also the eco-friendly tone, chlorophyll, that is recognized to provide unequalled nutritional revenue. In addition, Spiru-tein proteins lives in a mixture of grain, pea as well as soy meats. Flavorings, mineral deposits, nutritional vitamins, psyllium, guar chewing gum as well as oat feed may similarly appear within the Smoothies, depending on the actual taste. The activity blend similarly provides house developed dietary supplements, for instance, Korean ginseng as well as ashwagandha. The actual combination of fixings can make Spiru-tein to some higher degree the supper than the health supplement. Presuming you don't put it to use in order to displace the banquet, you might notice that you'll placed on pounds instead of get healthy. Spiru-tein Activity provides 260 calories from fat for each 64-g details associated with proteins; eighty of these calories from fat tend to be through body fat.

What spirutein can do

If you're trying to reduce your own caloric entrance, the actual caloric high quality from the tremble provides sufficient calories from fat in order to displace the dinner. Be cautious associated with such as too much additional fixings, for instance, items from the dirt, crazy distribute or even yogurt, about the reasons these increment the actual calories from fat. The actual Blueberries as well as Lotion Spiru-tein provides 110 calories from fat with no body fat, therefore when you employ this in order to displace the dinner, you will have to consist of celery as well as grapefruits, yogurt or even whole milk in order to increase the actual caloric really worth. You can similarly choose to eat the vegetables as well as drink the actual healthy Smoothie basic.

Numerous specialists reports that despite the fact that weight reduction shakes can help calorie counters lose the same measure of weight as low-calorie health food nuts, calorie counters who essentially drink shakes don't take in healthier propensities and have a higher danger of putting on back weight in the wake of completing the eating methodology. Calorie counters accompanying a low-calorie eating regimen have a tendency to have enduring weight reduction on the grounds that they for the most part consume uniquely in contrast to before. To counteract weight pick up, you ought to adjust your calorie consumption with your calorie yield. Decrease your parcels, pick lessened fat forms, and expansion your activity for long haul weight reduction.

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Benefits of Maca root
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Date: December 15, 2013 07:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of Maca root

maca rootsBenefit of Maca root.

Maca root has always been used as a source of food in Peru for many years because of its medicinal functions. This root is normally packed with other nutritionally rich components thus making it a good instrument for balanced diet contribution daily.

Maca Powder

Maca powder strongest health advantages are based on how the root will work in relation to the endocrine system. Endocrine system which is in charge of transition is a system of glands which releases human hormones in the blood system. This powder will energize the body so that it can make hormones. Due to this stimulation of the maca root, very good hormones will be released in your blood stream which will subsequently assist in regulating issues within those hormones.

Maca Root

Maca root is also used for vitality tonic in addition to being used as sport nutrition in libido improvement. This root has exclusive sense of balance of antioxidants, minerals, proteins, vitamins, plant sterols, and carbs which interacts to maintain the whole body at optimum level. Maca root offers energy thus balancing the endocrine system such as pancreatic, adrenals, thyroid and pituitary gland. It usually helps people to retrieve their endurance in addition to assisting in mental balance.

Health Benefits of Maca to Women

In women, the health benefits of this powder will include enhancing the levels of energy, improving sexual libido, increasing capacity of holding up against stress as well as decreasing sweating at night and menopausal flashes. Maca root is an adaptogen which revitalizes the body as whole.

Benefits of Maca to Men

Maca powder has also its benefits on men in that it enhances testosterone or androgenic hormone levels in addition to improving sperm fertility. Some men also experience erection cells reactions increase, a leading known as an organic and natural substitution of Viagra. Finally, this increase in human body hormones can also result in virility which helps in fighting from getting older.

References:

  1. //macapowderbenefits.net
  2. //www.all-Smoothie-recipes.com/maca-root.html
  3. //www.menstruation.com.au/menstrualproducts/macasupportfertility.html


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Xanthan Gum Recipes
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Date: December 18, 2012 11:29 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Xanthan Gum Recipes

Natural Healthy Thickener

Anyone who has wielded a ladle knows exactly what it means to get the right consistency in sauces and soups. Generally a flour, either cornstarch or arrowroot powder based additive, which is carbohydrate rich, make our soups and sauces thick, using conventional cooking methods. However, with growing concerns over carb -rich diets being linked to obesity and the recurring need for thickening required in cooking, has necessitated a switch without compromising on health.

Synthetic thickeners are not recommended though sometimes used commercially . Xanthun gum is a naturally derived form of a thickener made through the fermentation of glucose or sucrose using the harmless bacteria Xanthomonas campestris. Marketed from the 1960's, this harmless bacteria forms one of the most useful thickening agents that has been used commercially in the food industry. It has been used as an anti-settling agent, thickener and emulsifier for ice creams, Smoothies, gums and confectioneries and even as a binding agent in creams ,lotions as well as other cosmetics including lipsticks.

Xanthan Gum Powder-Here are some benefits that one could look forward to:

  • * Go gluten free-Reduce your fear of gluten by substituting flour with xanthan gum in breads, cakes and pasta. Those who suffer from gluten allergy may use this natural substitute in their diet in place of flour.
  • *Provides all your dairy based products with a creamy texture, it does not deprive you of the pleasure of a dessert .
  • * Acts as a perfect binding agent in gluten- free and even egg -free cooking.
  • *It does not alter the color or flavor of the food.
  • *Xanthan gum is known to have skin hydrating properties and thus manages to find its way into some of the most popular and commonly sold cosmetics. Being hypoallergenic and non acidic, one could find it in liquid soaps, lotions, creams, shower gels, and shampoos.
  • * Because of its ability to coagulate and form a gel, it works wonderfully in the human digestive system to cleanse the colon with absolutely no harmful effects if taken within a certain limit. All therapeutic usage however requires the careful instructions of a therapist.
  • *Rich in fiber-Every teaspoon of xanthan gum powder has 7 grams of fiber which also explains its digestive cleansing action that in some cases may cause bloating.

This polysaccharide needs to be used in small quantities thus it is not only affordable but can get easily amalgamated into home cooked food recipes with absolute ease ending up providing the most mouth watering of recipes the respite from censure .

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Coconut Oil Help Sugar Cravings?
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Date: October 05, 2011 01:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coconut Oil Help Sugar Cravings?

Sugar Cravings

Craving for sugary foods is a form of refined sugar addiction. For you to totally end your addiction towards sugar, you need to eat healthy foods to keep you well nourished hence, you will no longer feel the necessity of the stimulating effect of refined sugar. Engaging in to various ways and means to cut your cravings for refined sugar is very necessary to protect yourself from various disease conditions that are associated with too much intake of glucose like diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is one condition that affects many people across the globe. Since this condition can lead to more serious health ailments there is a great need for us to stop the root cause of diabetes which is too much intake of sugar-rich foods. Here are some useful ways that you may consider that can help you put an end your cravings for foods that are excessively sweet hence, will make you more vigorous and healthy.

Coconut oil

Fats that are considered healthy like unrefined coconut oil is very beneficial in helping you regulate your blood sugar levels. The essential fats that unrefined coconut oil contains can enhance vitamin and mineral absorption and at the same time decrease the rate of carbohydrate absorption. Several studies can already prove the capacity of unrefined coconut oil as a remedy for hypoglycemia and sugar addiction. Coconut oil is also vital for those people who often encounter problems with regards to fat digestion.

Eat as much fruit as you can

Eating fresh fruits as well as consuming fruit derivatives (dried fruits, Smoothies, and fruit juices) on a regular basis is very helpful in keeping you healthy. Compared to refined sugar, fresh fruits contains abundant amount of vitamins and minerals that would guard your body from incurring diseases that will impede you from doing the things that you like to do. What makes fruit and natural fruit products even better is the fact that it does not contain any addictive properties that are present in refined sugar.

Prevent blood sugar fluctuations

If you want to cut down your cravings for foods that have high sugar content, you should learn how to control your blood sugar levels within normal boundaries. When the blood sugar level of your body is too low (hypoglycemia) the body tends to compensate by increasing cravings for sugar. If you do not want to experience such feeling, then you have to make sure that you do not skip any meals. Small frequent meals are also very helpful so as regular exercise.

Try super foods

Super foods are foods that contain liberal amounts of vitamins and minerals that are all necessary in keeping your body lean and healthy. These kinds of foods are also necessary in controlling unreasonable cravings. Here is a list of the most common super foods that you can readily avail in the market today: mangosteen, wheatgrass juice, seaweed, and acai.

Controlling your cravings for unrefined sugar is very important to prevent yourself from developing disease conditions brought about by too much consumption of sugary foods. So live healthily and enjoy life to the fullest!

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Phytoestrogen, fish oil, and other Supplements may help With estrogen related diseases
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Date: July 27, 2010 12:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Phytoestrogen, fish oil, and other Supplements may help With estrogen related diseases

Many women fear breast cancer, as it seems out of control. In actuality, a woman’s diet is something within her control and it can be the most powerful force in significantly deterring breast cancer. One out of every eight American women experience breast cancer. Foods, natural herbs, and exercise can significantly reduce your risk, with just one change cutting your risk in half. The more estrogen a woman is exposed to over her lifetime, the higher her risk of breast cancer. There are both good and bad estrogens. Daily, we are bombarded with bad estrogens through cosmetics, plastics, metals, and toxins in the air. Good estrogens come from foods, especially plants.

Choosing organic foods and starting young women on organic dairy in particular is a great way to make preventative dietary changes. A diet full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and plant compounds supports the detoxification pathways and protects cells. This alone is a giant step on the path of disease prevention. Following are ten foods that can inspire you to make small, tasty changes to your diet and help you to feel in control of your breast cancer prevention.

Flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and plant lignans and are the most powerful food you can eat to fight breast cancer. Try adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds to a blueberry-yogurt Smoothie, or sprinkling on cereal, oatmeal, or wholesome muffins.

Turmeric, which is extremely popular in Indian cuisine, is an anti-inflammatory that’s 300 times more potent than vitamins E and C. This food can help to cut your risk of breast cancer in half. It also stimulates liver enzymes, which helps to clear the body of bad estrogen toxins. Adding ¼ teaspoon of turmeric to a curried chicken stir-fry or plain basmati rice is a great way to get more in your diet.

Women who eat diets high in fiber have a 54% lower risk of breast cancer. Insoluble fiber binds to estrogen in the colon, eliminating it from the body. Fiber also slows the absorption of carbohydrates and bad fats. Try starting your day with oatmeal that is topped with fresh blueberries and slivered almonds. A low-fat bran muffin and apple is also a great way to get more fiber in your diet.

Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts put up a good fight against breast cancer. Their indole-3-carbinols block estrogen receptors, which slows bad estrogen from causing breast cells to grow and divide faster, which increases the risk of breast cancer. Cruciferous veggies also contain a compound called DIM, which helps detoxify estrogen in the body. Women who eat the most cruciferous vegetables have a 40 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those who eat few if any. Try steaming veggies, sprinkling them with sea salt, and drizzling with olive oil.

Fish, which is known for its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, is also a great way to prevent breast cancer. However, vegetarians who prefer vegetable sources can stick with flaxseeds and occasionally eating wild salmon is recommended. To get more, bake a 4-ounce salmon fillet and serve it over a bed of quinoa and steamed broccoli drizzled with olive oil. If you’re not into the fishy taste, try purified fish oil supplements.

Other foods that can help to prevent breast cancer include green tea, soy, olive oil, mushrooms, and seaweeds. Green tea inhibits the growth of cancers and also help decrease the body’s estrogen production. An adequate amount of soy in your diet can reduce chances of breast cancer by 30 to 50 percent, as it contains genistein, a plant estrogen that has been proven to stop tumor growth, prevent metastasis, and shut off blood flow to growing tumors. Olive oil has the ability to suppress a gene in our DNA that is involved in tumor growth, while mushrooms boost the immune system. Seaweeds is rich in iodine, which is toxic to breast cancer cells.

Eating a healthy diet low in red meat and high in fruits and vegetables along with vitamin supplements can go a long way in the fight against cancer. Look to your local or internet vitamin store for additional information on vitamin supplements.

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Pea Protein Powder And Your Health
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Date: January 19, 2010 03:42 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pea Protein Powder And Your Health

PEA Protein PowderCombining proteins from plant sources can be difficult, especially for people who are stressed for time and for those who avoid not only meats but dairy products, soy and eggs. Vegans and vegetarians often struggle to consume optimum levels of protein. And many other people search for ways to include the right amounts and types of protein in their diets.

Source Naturals Pea Protein Powder is a natural vegetable protein powder made from yellow peas (Pisum sativum), the peas used in split pea soup. This highly digestible, highly bioavailable protein source is a great way to supplement a vegetarian diet for those who have problems eating beans and soy. Suitable for children and adults, it increases carbohydrate metabolism for heart health, weight management and healthy glucose levels.

Pea Protein Powder is a non-GMO, hypo-allergic protein source that is 100% gluten and cholesterol free. The concentrated powder is 84% protein, and compliments that content of other protein sources. Its protein profile includes a high content of lysine, and essential amino acid that is often limited in other vegetable proteins.

Pea Protein Powder is easily incorporated into drinks, Smoothies, shakes, crackers, chips, snacks, soups, and other dishes. It can be added to soups or stews or sprinkled on past dishes instead of parmesan cheese. It has a neutral taste and good solubility. Source Naturals Pea Protein Powder is a great way for your to boost the protein in your diet. Available in both 16 oz and 32 oz powder cans.

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Six Foods that Boost Heart Health
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Date: January 21, 2008 01:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Six Foods that Boost Heart Health

The majorities of baby boomers are looking for a way to loose weight and lower their cholesterol. Both of these are two important factors in heart disease, which still remains the number one killer in the United States. The good news is that you can dodge heart disease through your food choices. Below are six foods that can help boost your heart health.

Many studies have proven the variety of health benefits given by fish, ranging from joint inflammation in arthritis sufferers to brain development in babies. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish support circulation and improve blood vessel function. Researchers have also determined that omega-3s can prevent heart-attack deaths as they stop the electrical disturbance that causes death and half of all heart attacks are due to these arrhythmias. Each week, you should eat one to two 3-ounce servings of fatty fish such as an Alaskan salmon, anchovies, herring or mackerel. By baking or poaching these fish at low heart you can help to preserve the omega-3s. For vegetarians, omega-3 rich flaxseeds can be added to oatmeal, Smoothies, or salads. For those who don’t care for fish there are omega-3 oil supplements available as well.

Have you ever wondered why oatmeal is so good for you? In your body, this gluey beta-glucan, which is soluble fiber, binds to bile acids found in the intestines and stomach and excretes them as waste. In order to make more bile acids, the liver needs cholesterol and takes it from the blood. This results in lower blood cholesterol levels. You need 3 grams of soluble fiber each day to reduce your cholesterol by five percent. A cup and a half of cooked oatmeal is a good size serving that can be jazzed up in flavor with frozen berries, non-fat plain yogurt, almonds and much more.

High-glycemic foods like potatoes, white bread, and white rice should be avoided because you get a harmful burst of glucose and insulin that’s harmful immediately after eating them. These bursts tire out the pancreas in the long run and increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Research also shows that having high-glycemic foods at one meal will make you even hungrier and eat more at the next, which is why these foods are associated with weight gain. People with excess fat are much more likely to develop heart disease and stroke even if there are no other risk factors. Because of this, focusing on true grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and barley and choosing them over refined grains as much as possible.

Nuts are important for their unsaturated fats and their ability to help lower cholesterol. Walnuts actually contain omega-3 fatty acids, while almonds boost calcium, helping the heart muscle to contract, and Brazil nuts have selenium, which is a heart-protective antioxidant. About one ounce each day of nuts is good for you, but they do have a lot of calories so make sure to go easy on them. If you have a nut allergy, topping you salad with olives is a good alternative, as they contain unsaturated fats.

Beans also contain soluble fiber like oatmeal which helps to reduce cholesterol and keep arteries clear. By choosing the protein from beans instead of meat, you can cut back on saturated fats which raise cholesterol. Eating beans four to five times a week is recommended, as they can be added to a lot of meals. If you don’t tolerate beans well, try adding kombu, a sea vegetable, to them to help break down the components that cause gas. Your body also does adapt to beans over time, so try building up your bean servings slowly. Food enzymes can help reduce gas as well so don’t forget to take your enzymes.

Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and other berries all have strong antioxidant properties that can help fight heart disease and are also low in calories and high in fiber. Eating two cups of fruit each day for general health is recommended, but you should eat as many berries as you can tolerate. Free radicals can break down cholesterol that is flowing in your blood and make them sticky so to deposit on the arterial walls of your blood vessels. Fight this with antioxidant rich foods to reduce cholesterol build up.

Eating healthy is one step in boosting heart health and overall cardiovascular health. Exercise is also important in keeping your body strong and vibrant so one can live a healthier longer life.

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Pumpkin Seed Oil is good for your health
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Date: October 14, 2007 05:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pumpkin Seed Oil is good for your health

Pumpkin seed oil, as the name suggests, is obtained from pumpkin seeds, which can also be eaten roasted in the same way that people eat sunflower seeds. When roasted, they are coated in a sauce such as Worcester sauce and then heated in low oven for a long period of time. The secret of roasting them to maintain their nutritional value is to keep the temperature low and the cooking time high.

The seeds are regarded as a ‘superfood’ that is rich in vitamins A and E, the essential fatty acids known as Omega 3 and Omega 6, zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium. The seed is known as a pepita in North and South America.

The oil is reddish green and many people find it delicious. It is best when used raw, and can be drunk in the form of Smoothies or shakes, or used as a salad dressing. Some also enjoy drinking it raw, and using it as a spread instead of butter or margarine. The benefits it provides to the human body are a healthy brain function, increased energy and it has a special use in maintaining a healthy prostate gland.

The vitamin E content is high, especially gamma-tocopherol, and it has a high antioxidant effect with consequent anti-inflammatory properties. Its effect on arthritis, and inflammatory disease, has been investigated and the inclusion of pumpkin seeds in the diet has been found to reduce the inflammatory symptoms of the condition with a consequent reduction in pain. In fact, in a comparison test with indomethacin, a common arthritis treatment, pumpkin seeds compared very well and in fact had a more positive effect on the damage to the fats in the joint linings than did indomethacin, which tends to increase the concentration of lipid peroxides rather than reduce them.

Its effect on the prostate gland is partially due to its high zinc content that is present in a higher concentration in the prostate than in any other gland in the body, and also to its effect on the hormones that cause the gland to grow and swell to the extent that it constricts or completely blocks the urethra, the tube connecting the bladder to the outside of the body. This is caused by an enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT causes the over-proliferation of the prostate cells.

The reason for the effect of pumpkin seed oil on DHT is still under discussion, but some believe that it is connected with the zinc content and others with the high level of delta-7-sterine in the seed. The sterine appears to neutralize the effect of the DHt on the growth of prostate cells.

In addition to prostate enlargement, Osteoporosis is another problem associated with aging in men. It has been estimated that men over 50 have a 12.5% chance of suffering a fracture due to brittle bones, and it is though that this is connected with a deficiency of zinc. In fact a clear correlation has been established between osteoporosis in older men and low levels of zinc and the diet and in the blood. Pumpkins seeds, as already mentioned, are rich in zinc, and the benefits of their use as a supplement to avoid an enlarged prostate is reinforced by their effect in protecting against osteoporosis.

Pumpkin seeds contain a high concentration of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. These are specifically useful in protecting the cardiovascular system and prevent atherosclerosis. They also contain plant sterols known as phytosterols that are believed to help reduce the blood concentration of cholesterol. This types of sterols are the basis of the ‘cholesterol busting’ drinks that are sold in supermarkets. They also help to strengthen the immune system and are believe to help reduce the risk of contracting some types of cancer.

Pumpkin seed oil is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid, an important unsaturated fatty acid that some studies have indicated can be used to prevent metastaes (the spread of the disease) development in patients with breast cancer. The most prized type of oil is that from Syrian oil, from the province of Steiermark in Austria. Such pumpkins are also grown in parts of North America, and the best oil is said to come from the first pressing, the so-called ‘virgin’ oil. If used in cooking, the temperature must be kept low, since many of the nutrients are destroyed much over 100 Celsius.

A little known use for pumpkin seed oil is in eradicating intestinal parasites. Many people are embarrassed at requesting professional help for worms, and pumpkin seeds are the ideal home remedy. The act almost immediately, and two or three hours after taking them, or the oil, then you should take a laxative. You should the parasites being removed with the bowel motions.

The worms are not actually killed, but are paralyzed, and cannot prevent themselves being removed with the bowel movement. If a laxative is not taken, however, they will recover and there will be no effect. As with any remedy for a health condition, therefore, it is necessary to understand how the seeds or oil work to help to remove the horrible parasites from your body. They are very common, and any self-help or natural remedy that actually works will undoubtedly be very popular, but if it is not understood that these creatures must be expelled from your body while paralyzed, then pumpkin seeds or oil will not work.

Those that failed to understand the process would then complain that the treatment does not work. In fact, it does work, and if the worms are expelled when they are unable to remain in your intestines then they will be removed. You must “read the instructions on the bottle” for the contents to work.

Pumpkin seed oil is a very potent mixture of chemicals that can cure or control a large number of conditions, and it is essential that you understand why you are using them. They can be used as a supplement to your diet, though it is easy to wonder why you should take this antioxidant rather than another.

Find out what pumpkin seed oil can do for you, and if it applies to you then use it. There are stronger antioxidants, and better foods to take in an attempt to protect from certain conditions. However, there are certain circumstances when pumpkin seeds will do the job better than most other supplements, and if you can fit them into your regular diet then they will not only do you ‘no harm’, as they say, but will do you a great deal of good. Look for organic pumpkin seeds or pumpkin seed oil at your local health food store.



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Which Calcium is Best?
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Date: October 17, 2006 03:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Which Calcium is Best?

Customers walking into a health food store today are faced with a vast array of calcium supplements. They might ask: which one should I pick? Which one is best? Not easy questions to answer. All calcium forms will accomplish the same task: providing your body with a nutrient that it needs to build healthy bones and teeth; however, which form of calcium has the features that you want in a calcium supplement? Looking at shelves of calcium products is kind of like shopping for a car; there are many makes and many models—some are basic and others are more sophisticated.

Fortunately, there are many forms of calcium to satisfy your needs. Like the car lot, a health food store offers many options; therefore, you have to select a calcium product that consumers will feel confident in taking regularly and that will provide the most benefit.

Some consumers have done research and will come armed with information. They have already made choices based on advertising, word-of-mouth or an article they have read. They already know the form of calcium they want, be it a “Ferrari” or a “Ford.” If the client doesn’t have a specific preference: asking these basic questions will help in the selection process:

1. Do you prefer tablets, capsules, softgels, liquid or powder?

  • Tablets are for consumers who want high dosage in fewer pills.
  • Capsules are flavorless and may be easier to swallow than tablets for some.
  • Softgels have a slicker surface and may slide down the throat more easily for some.
  • Liquids are easiest to swallow and are available in different flavors.
  • Powders are flavorless, versatile and can be mixed with food or beverages.

2. Do you have high or low stomach acid?

  • Should you use calcium that has buffering action or a calcium that does not further reduce your stomach acid.

3. Do you have absorption issues?

  • Rapid transit time in the bowels may affect a person’s choice of calcium.

What is calcium?

Calcium (Ca) is one of the most important minerals found in our bones and teeth—99 percent of body calcium is found there. But the calcium molecule does not like to travel alone and, in its more basic state, it comes bounded to carbon (C), Oxygen (O), and/or hydrogen (H) molecules or in more complex form, it is bonded to organic or amino acids that act as stabilizing carriers. On most labels, the amount of calcium listed actually indicates the pure or elemental calcium because it is that amount of the calcium that is deemed important to our daily supplementation, not the complex of the materials with which it is bonded.

Where does calcium come from?

Other than the calcium found in bone, the only natural form of calcium found in nature is calcium carbonate, a calcium molecule bonded to one molecule of carbon and three molecules of oxygen (CaCO3). One of the most common minerals on the face of the earth, calcium carbonate is called calcite, aragonite or vaterite by geologists. In its geological form, it constitutes approximately four percent, by weight, or the earth’s crust.

Commercial sources of calcium carbonate used to make supplements are: limestone, dolomite, oyster cell, egg shell, coral and sea water (have you ever seen that white deposit left by hard water? That’s mostly calcium carbonate). Calcium carbonate is the starting material for all other forms of calcium supplements. From this starting material, calcium can be reduced to more concentrated forms, such as oxide or hydroxide or it can be chelated (bonded) to organic acids and amino acids to help support enhanced absorption.

Lets look more closely at the different forms of calcium that are available as supplements.

Calcium Oxide (CaO): this form is 71 percent elemental calcium and is also called “lime” commercially. This is one of the oldest and most inexpensive forms of calcium used in a variety of commercial applications and it is occasionally used in supplements where space and price are a factor. It sometimes can be found in inexpensive mass market calcium/mineral combinations or multivitamin/mineral products and in a unique algal calcium from Japan. Unfortunately, CaO is a strong alkali that may cause stomach distress, which is why it isn’t often used in health food supplements.

Calcium Hydroxide (CaHO): at 54 percent elemental calcium, it is the next highest source of elemental calcium and is also known commercially as “slaked lime.” It is used where space is an issue. Although it is also a strong alkali, it is more stable than calcium oxide. It is most often used as a component of multi-mineral formulations or in addition to other forms of calcium (i.e., calcium citrate) to provide potency where space is an issue. It is not often used as a single ingredient in health food supplementation. This is for people who want a high dosage of calcium from a minimum amount of pills in multi-mineral formulas.

Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3): at 40 percent elemental calcium, it is the most widely used form of calcium in single ingredient calcium supplements as well as combination supplements. Inexpensive and an abundant source of elemental calcium, it is the only form of calcium found in nature outside of bone. It is the primary form of calcium used in the mass market and in antacid products. This is for people who have high stomach acid and who need a buffering type of calcium. Also for people who want a high dose of calcium in a minimum amount of pills.

Calcium Citrate: at 21 percent elemental calcium, it is one of the most popular forms of calcium supplements in the health food market as well as the mass market. This calcium salt does not lower stomach acid as much as calcium carbonate. This calcium salt is usually recommended for people who have low stomach acid, have had stomach surgery or who need a form of calcium that will not lower their stomach acid further.

Calcium Gluconate and Lactate: these two forms of calcium are high soluble. Since the amount of elemental calcium is much lower (9 percent and 13 percent respectively), they are used more often in powder form and mixed with liquids or food. When mixed in a beverage, the calcium is already dissolved and is ready to be absorbed. This is the best calcium salt for people who have overactive bowels, who have trouble swallowing pills or who don’t like the taste of pre-formed liquid calcium supplements. These calcium powders can be mixed in juices or Smoothies or added to food as they are virtually tasteless.

Calcium Orotate and Asporotate: In the mid 20th century, Dr. Hans Nieper, a German scientist, advanced a theory that orotic and aspartic salt forms of calcium are transported directly to cell membranes for better absorption. The Solaray brand developed an asporotate formula, which combines three organic acids: aspartic acid (-Asp), orotic acid (-oro) and citric acid (-tate) into one product. The asporotate formula has become one of the most popular calcium formulas and is exclusive to the Solaray brand. This product is for customers who appreciate the idea of combining the enhanced absorbability of three organic acids into one. Aspartate and citrate are also part of the krebs (energy) cycle and are natural to the body’s metabolic systems and, according to Neiper, calcium Orotate and Aspartate are mineral transporters that enter into the cells to facilitate enzymatic actions rather than being extra-cellular. For people who believe that intracellular calcium is of importance, calcium Orotate and asporotate may be good choice.

Calcium Hydroxyapatite: this is another “natural form of calcium usually as a mineral ash form bovine source bone. Bone meal is also a form of calcium from bovine bone. These forms of animal derived calcium are for customers who want a source that is closest to their own bone matrix. Not for vegetarians.

Calcium Amino Acid Chelates (*HVP): this form is calcium carbonate bonded (Chelated) to a form of amino acid complex such as whole rice concentrate or other grain source. This form is for customers who want the additional bioavailability of amino acids.

Calcium AEP: Another form of calcium endorsed by Dr. Hans Nieper who theorized that calcium would cross the cell membranes more readily when it was combined with phosphatidyl ethanolamine or Amino Ethanol Phosphate (AEP), a nutrient found in nerve sheaths. This highly specialized form is for very educated customers who are proponets of Hans Niepers theory.

So, which form is best?

Calcium, like cars, comes in a variety of forms. Isn’t it wonderful that we have so many choices? The point is, there is no best one, there are only individual choices. Although we have our favorites, taking a calcium supplement, regardless of which one it is, should:

  • Be a matter of personal choice based on how our body feels when taking it.
  • Be in a form that is most convenient or appetizing so that we receive our daily requirements.
  • Take into consideration any personal body limitations we might have .

Our primary concern when choosing a calcium supplement should be to provide our body with the right amount of calcium daily so that our skeleton and teeth can maintain proper mineralization and strength as the cells continuously break down and rebuild. The type of calcium complex we prefer is entirely up to us.

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The True Whey, boost your immune system
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Date: April 29, 2006 02:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The True Whey, boost your immune system

The True Whey™


Premium Protein Powder

The True Whey is a superior source of complete, biologically active, immunity-boosting protein. It is easy to mix and tastes great, a powerful addition to your daily health regimen. The True Whey is a non-denatured whey protein concentrate, produced to maintain the fragile, immune-boosting, and regenerative components naturally present in fresh milk. Highly digestible, whey has one of the highest biological values of any protein source. Traditionally, whey is formed from the liquids that separate from the milk solids in the cheese-making process. Often, the process involves high temperatures and acidic conditions that may denature the nutrients. The True Whey, however, is made from a unique, proprietary process that preserves the nutrients of the whey. In each 10 grams, you receive 8 grams of protein, 900 mg immunoglobulins, 190 mg lactoferrin, 40 mg calcium, 60 mg potassium, and 30 mg phosphorus. The True Whey provides whole protein, not protein isolates. Intact, biologically-active proteins support your immune system, regulate the use of minerals in the body, protect the digestive tract, and protect your body from oxidative stress. The typical American diet is glutted with refined sugars, carbohydrates, and fats which can have a significant impact on your health. To balance these influences and support normal weight, energy levels and overall health, each 10 grams of The True Whey contains 80% protein and only 38 calories, 6% total fat, 3% saturated fat, and 8% carbohydrates. The True Whey is made from milk from contented cows, which are grass fed and never subjected to any growth hormone treatment, chemicals, pesticides, or genetically modified organisms (GMO's).

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 10 g (1 rounded scoop)
Serving per container 45

Amount %DV
Whey Protein Concentrate 10 g
Protein 8 g 15
Immunoglobulins* 900 mg
Lactoferrin* 190 mg
Calcium 40 mg 4
Calories 38
Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 0.5 g <2
Saturated Fat 0 g <2
Cholesterol 15 mg 4
Sodium 20 mg 4
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <2
Dietary Fiber 0 g >2
Sugar 1 g <2
Potassium 60 mg
Phosphorus 30 mg
*Naturally occurring. Amounts may vary.

Other Ingredients:

Warning: If you are allergic to dairy products or are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product. If you are taking prescription drugs, including antibiotics, consult your health care professional before using this product.

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Mother’s Little Breakfast Cup board Helpers
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Date: October 21, 2005 10:36 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mother’s Little Breakfast Cup board Helpers

Mother’s Breakfast Helpers

It’s oft-said but still true-breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, especially when you’re expecting. To make morning eating easier while trying to do eight things at once, Jones and Hudson recommend keeping your kitchen well supplied with whole-grain versions of cereal, bread, English muffins and cereal bars (along with that old healthy-breakfast standby, oatmeal). And stocking up on yogurt, fresh fruit and soy-or whey based protein powder lets you whip up breakfast Smoothies in a jif.

While you’re at it, have plenty of good-stuff snacks on hand, including raisins and other dried fruits, nuts and nut butters, fruit sauces, oatmeal cookies, whole-grain pita bread with hummus, low-fat cottage cheese and hard-boiled eggs.

Minor miseries like heartburn and constipation can set in as your uterus starts elbowing other internal organs out of the way. You can head off heartburn by eating several small meals throughout the day and by taking the time to eat more slowly. Don’t lie down right after eating and when you do go to bed, keep your head elevated. The fiber in all those whole grains and produce should help keep things moving along smartly in your intestines, especially if you remember to stay well hydrated; if it isn’t enough, try adding some supplemental fiber to your daily routine.

Another way to ease constipation is to get adequate exercise. At one time, “it was believe that an active pregnant woman would divert blood away from her growing fetus and toward her exercising muscles, resulting in a smaller baby,” say Karen Nordahl, Carl Petersen and Renee Jeffrey’s, authors of Fit to Deliver (Hartley & Marks). Ain’t so; exercise actually helps reduce the risk of pregnancy-induced diabetes and high blood pressure while giving you more energy and helping you rebound to your pre-pregnancy weigh after delivery (just check with your health practitioner first). They recommend a program that emphasizes aerobics and exercises designed to improve your balance and strengthen your body’s core muscles’, the ones that stabilize and support your back and abdomen.

Exercise is just one component of an overall healthy lifestyle. That includes the negative stuff-you know, not smoking or drinking- and the positive stuff, like yoga and breathwork to help you feel integrated and whole. If you’re new to yoga, try taking a class with a qualified instructor, preferably someone with experience in teaching pregnant women.

One last thing: Enjoy this special time in your life as you await the great adventure known as motherhood.



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New Man Food
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Date: July 27, 2005 04:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: New Man Food

New Man Food

Listen up, guys. Masculinity isn’t defined by what you eat. It’s all about how well you hold up through the years, which means taking care of yourselves. So ditch the doughnuts, double burgers and draft beer, and adopt a healthier diet. Here’s how!

Back in 1982, a best-selling, humorous manifesto of masculinity known as Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche epitomized the male backlash against feminism, by then a formidable force in the American cultural landscape. But the joke, it turns out almost 25 years later, is on the men- and not just because quiche doesn’t have that many fewer calories than a Quarter Pounder. We may have maintained out mach-ness all these years by eating “manly food,” but we’ve become unhealthy and ultimately weaker because of it.

In 2000, the National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey revealed that among men 20 years and older, a whopping 65.1 million (67.2%) were considered overweight and 26.6 million (27.5%) were considered obese. Only 30.6 million (31.8%) of men 20 to 74 were considered to have a healthy weight. The fallout from such a fatness factor is that more men are dying each year of heart disease and related illnesses and more money than ever is being spent on health care (to say nothing of how poor male health affects the women and children who depend on the men in their lives). Another cheeseburger, guys?

Those numbers, though shocking at first, shouldn’t be that surprising. As a gender, men are more vain, ego-driven and stubborn than women. How does this manifest itself when it comes to wellness? Until a man is hit with his first health crisis, no matter what the age, he thinks he’s indestructible.

That’s why it’s so difficult to convince men to get regular medical checkups (which they should do especially when they hit 50). It’s not that many American men aren’t trying to lose pounds. It’s just that they are a bit misguided in their efforts. Weight-conscious men really gravitated to the Atkins diet. Why? Because at the same time the plan says to cut carbohydrates and increase protein, it gives men carte blanche to eat mass quantities of high-fat “manly” foods like beef and pork. Trading pounds for clogged arteries doesn’t seem like a good deal.

So the time has come for all American men to turn their testosterone-driven energy into changing their nutritional lifestyle. We have to stop eating the same high-caloric and fat-laden foods we usually consume in large doses and start pursuing a diet based on variety, moderation and balance. It’s time to start eating “new” man food: the kind of foods that will make us feel (and look) like a new man.

Out With the Old

But before we can embrace the new, we must wean ourselves off the old, particularly the male habit of eating food in humongous portions. Easier said than done because all of us, men and women, have found it hard to resist the marketing power of super sizing. Who among us wants to feel like and idiot because we didn’t double the size of popcorn, soda or french fries for a mere 49 cents? But resist we must.

We also have to steer clear of the killer Fs-fried food and fat. New York-based nutritionist Annie Hauck-Lawson, PHD, RN, says that also requires willpower because fried foods can be addicting. “They taste so good and fat conveys a lot of flavor,” she admits. “So the best strategy is going cold turkey to get that taste off the palate.” Hauck-Lawson also suggests not beginning a meal with fried foods or fatty meats.

“The start of the meal is when you’re the most hungry so you’ll eat the most during the first course.” She says. “If you start most lunches and dinners with a broth-based soup or a big salad, you’ll load up on high-fiber, high nutrient foods rather than high-fat foods and you’ll be too full to eat the bad stuff. Besides, food can be broiled with herbs and spices instead of being fried and still be delicious.”

Nutritionists like Hauck-Lawson strongly advise men to eat more fiber-base foods, which means adding more fresh fruits and vegetables (about five servings a day), whole grains and beans to the diet. Fiber may not sound manly, but it aids digestion, reduces the risk of colon cancer by moving waste out of your system, supports healthy cholesterol levels and makes you feel full so you won’t gorge yourself on those super-sized portions.

Hydro Power

And when you’re eating all those nutritious and healthy new man foods, please don’t offset the benefits by washing it down with soft drinks. Did you know that a can of cola contains 39 grams of refined sugar, which is equivalent to seven teaspoons of the sweet stuff? Okay, we know what you’re going to say when we mention water as an alternative. B-O-R-I-N-G! But you can’t ignore a liquid that is crucial to your hydration, digestion and metabolism. If you must drink something interesting with your meal, try an organic red wine, which can have a positive effect on cholesterol and blood pressure. (When the liquid is the meal, a Smoothie can fill the bill.)

During and after your transitional phase into the new man food lifestyle, nutritional supplements can ensure that you get enough vitamins and minerals from your diet. Besides taking a general multivitamin designed for men, you should incorporate heart- and prostate-healthy supplements such as omerga-3 fatty acids (especially if you aren’t eating more fish), magnesium, lycopene (found in abundance in tomatoes), zinc and vitamin D, which supports bone health and offers cancer protection. (You should see a licensed practitioner for guidance on which supplements are best for someone in your age group.)

What it boils down to, guys, is choices. We can choose to be set in our unhealthy eating ways or act like men and do the work it takes to make the adjustments. “men have been stereotyped as meat and potatoes freaks and that view is fairly accurate,” says Hauck-Lawson. “Trying to get men to eat healthier has been difficult.” But then she offers a carrot that men just might bite on. “Look at it this way: if a man eats more fish, fruit and vegetables for the nutrients he needs to stay healthy, he looks smart. And to women, smart is sexy.”



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Berry Bash Smoothie
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Date: July 11, 2005 09:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Berry Bash Smoothie

Berry Bash Smoothie

1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup peach juice
1 T. protein powder
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
1\2 cup plain yogurt
honey to taste if desired
Combine the juice and yogurt in then blender. Blend
in the other ingredients until smooth.
Fest ive Fruit Salad
2 cups cubed cantaloupe
2 cups cubed honeydew melon
2 cups cubed, pineapple
2 starfruit, sliced
1 mango, cubed
1 banana, sliced
1 cup grated coconut
1 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup lime juice
1/2 cup orange juice
2 T. honey
mint for garnish


Combine fruit and set aside. In blender add yogurt,
juices, and honey and mix until smooth. Toss with fruit
and serve with a mint leaf for garnish.
Yummy Yogurt Gazpacho
2 cups plain yogurt
4 T. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 green pepper
4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 t. basil
1/2 t. cumin
2 T. cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until
smooth. Chill well before serving.



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Recipes - Blueberry Beauty Smoothie
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Date: July 06, 2005 05:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Recipes - Blueberry Beauty Smoothie

Blueberry Beauty Smoothie

Cool-Blue berries are a hot health item--those natural eye-catching pigments help keep you healthy in a hundred different ways. And the lemon in this recipe really brings out their taste.

  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-carbohydrate milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-carb sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

    Analysis: 232 calories, 5g fat, 19g protein, 15g carbohydrates (13 Usable)

    : Energy Times



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    Recipes - Cranberry-Cherry Zinger Smoothie
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    Date: July 06, 2005 05:39 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Recipes - Cranberry-Cherry Zinger Smoothie

    Cranberry / Cherry Zinger Smoothie

    Like blueberries, Cranberries are in fashion with the health conscious. They also lend a refreshing, tart taste to this smart-looking smothie.

  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-carbohydrate milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup canned sour cherries in water, drained
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free cherry syrup.

    analysis: 226 calories,4g fat, 19g protein, 14g carbohydrates (13 usable)

    : Energy times



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    Recipes - Mango Lassi Smoothie
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    Date: July 06, 2005 05:32 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Recipes - Mango Lassi Smoothie

    Mango Lassi Smoothie

    In india, Lassis like this one take some of the heat out of fiery foods. Adding a pinch of cardamom or cinnamon can give your lassi an even more authentic Indian taste.

  • 2 Mangoes, Peeled and Seeded
  • 2 Cups yogurt (Soy or dairy)
  • 2 tablespoons honey and dehydrated cane juice sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon rose water or juice of
  • 1 lime (optional)
  • 1/2 cup ice (optional)

    yeild: 2 servings. analysis per serving: 357 calories, 4g fat, 14g protein, 70g carbohydrates.

    : Energy Times...



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