If You Love Snacking On Baby Carrots You Should Stop Right Now. The Reason Is Nasty.

Baby carrots may be ultra convenient and fun to snack on, but they’re not exactly the healthiest option when it comes to getting the recommended daily serving of vegetables. The little sweet and innocent sounding carrots can be found just about everywhere these days, from grocery store produce sections to school lunch trays, yet prior to the late 1980’s they were completely unheard of. That’s because they had yet to be invented.

The story behind the ‘birth’ of baby carrots sheds a whole new light on the bright orange, peeled and ready to eat veggies. A farmer in California named Mike Yurosek was sick of throwing out all the ugly misshapen carrots he’d spent so much time and effort growing. Back then, and as they do now, grocery stores rejected any carrots that didn’t meet specific color, shape, and size standards because consumers only buy what they see as the ideal or perfect fruits and vegetables.

The accompanying video goes over this industry practice and how much waste it incurs, as well as the emerging drive to re-direct “ugly” food to those who need it most. Back to the story- rather than lose money and see his crops go to waste, Mr. Yurosek tried a new approach and he turned his ugly carrots into little baby ones by re-shaping and peeling them into uniform pieces. Stores loved them, consumers loved them, and the rest is history.

However, in those early days baby carrots were peeled and whittled down in much smaller batches which allowed for a lot more quality control and oversight. Today millions of pounds of rejected carrots are processed every week in an entirely automated process meant to be cost-effective and fast to keep them cheap as can be.

Carrots are fed into a machine, their protective skin is removed, then they are cut and re-shaped before being soaked in a chlorine bath. This final part is necessary because the baby cut pieces contain a lot of germs and bacteria on them after going through the machinery. Who wants to feed their children or ingest food that’s supposedly fresh, yet it has been chemically treated and bathed in chlorine? Not me!

Instead you can simply buy normal carrots rather than baby cut ones without having to sacrifice the flavor and crunch that makes carrots delicious in the first place. Regular carrots are often cheaper, they last longer and won’t turn white, and most importantly they don’t need to be treated with chlorine because they never get processed through a machine.

So the next time you’re are the supermarket pick up a bunch of regular carrots instead of the pre-packaged baby ones. It’s the safest, smartest, and healthiest choice you can make for both yourself and your family.

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THIS Is What Happens To Your BODY If You Eat 1 Avocado A Day For A Month

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Forget “an apple a day” for maintaining optimal health, what you should be eating everyday is an avocado. The tasty fruits are packed full of the power boosting vitamins and nutrients that our bodies want and need, making them one of nature’s superfoods.

The green, tough-skinned fruits are actually large berries that grow on avocado trees. Their insides have a distinct buttery smooth texture, which makes them great for spreading on top of stuff. Since they’re mild tasting and on the bland side, they’re also great for mixing into a variety of recipes.

Those factors make it easy for anyone to work a daily serving of avocado into their diet, and doing so can make a huge positive impact on your bodily health and wellness. Here are the main benefits you can expect to gain from an avocado.

1) Vitamins and Nutrients- Avocados are a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, folate, niacin and riboflavin, plus vitamins K, B6, and E. They even contain twice the amount of potassium compared to a banana!

2) Healthy Fats- While many people avoid avocados because they’re known to be high in fat it’s monounsaturated, or the good kind of fat, that they contain. Healthy fats are good for us because they can actually help to lower bad cholesterol levels, which in turn is great for our hearts.

3) Aid with Weight Loss- When you eat an avocado you’ll likely feel fuller for longer and therefore you won’t be as inclined to snack on sweets and things later on. Studies have shown that people who eat meals which include at least a half of an avocado snack less overall. This is because the healthy fats they contain help keep insulin and glucose levels stable by producing a ketogenic effect, which also optimizes metabolism.

4) Improve your Eyesight- The lutein and zeaxanthin in avocados help to strengthen and improve your vision, plus they protect eyes against macular degeneration.

5) They’re Free of Pesticides- The thick, rough skin that covers the soft inside works wonders at protecting them from harmful pesticides, toxins, and fertilizers. Out of all the produce available in grocery stores that were tested for pesticide residues, avocados were the cleanest and only 1% of those tested showed any trace of pesticides. (www.ewg.org/)

There are lots more health benefits that avocados have to offer. They can help improve just about anything, from protecting unborn babies to inhibiting and preventing certain cancers. The accompanying video goes over all this and more, it’s truly eye opening and amazing just how good they are for you.

Even if you don’t like to eat them, you can use them in beauty treatments for skin and hair. The next time you go to the store pick a few up and start working them into your diet and beauty routine!

Will you be adding this to your diet daily?

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If You Eat 1 Serving Of Sweet Potatoes Per Day For A Month This Happens To Your Body!

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Many people believe that the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes and white potatoes are interchangeable, while nothing could be further from the truth!  The video you are about to watch below does an excellent job of explaining the vast differences between the two.  In so doing you will find out that the sweet potato contains properties that offer so many health benefits, that it is valued as a SUPERFOOD!

These readily available and inexpensive dietary staples, offer a powerful nutritional punch, that I found to be astounding.  Adding this sweet and delicious starch to your daily diet, will protect your body against a multitude of diseases.

Although the carbohydrate count is equivalent to that of the white potato, it contains double the amount of fiber, making it a COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATE.  These burn much slower than low-fiber carbohydrates, allowing the body to use it more efficiently for energy.  This makes the sweet potato vital to WEIGHT MANAGEMENT.

Sweet potatoes are HEART-HEALTHY;  being high in Vitamin B6, allows it to break down the chemical homocysteine in our bodies, which is in part responsible for hardening of the arteries and blood vessels that is a cause of degenerative diseases such as heart attacks.

Additionally, the high amount of POTASSIUM found in this Superfood lowers blood pressure by regulating body fluids, and, as a significant electrolyte, it REGULATES HEART RHYTHM, BRAIN FUNCTION and the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.

Rich in Vitamins C and E, the ANTIOXIDANT qualities inherent in the sweet potato act as a protection against toxins and free radicals linked to cancer.  Therefore, the mighty sweet potato helps to PREVENT DISEASE and INCREASE LONGEVITY.

Because they are also rich in BETA-CAROTENE or Vitamin A, this adds to it’s anti-oxidant potential.  Studies at Harvard University, of 124,000 people, revealed a 32% lower risk of lung cancer in people whose daily diets contained foods rich in

Beta-Carotene.  Another study done by Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) studied women who had gone through treatment for early stage breast cancer;  the women with the highest blood concentration of carotenoids, had the lowest incidence of cancer recurrence.

Just one sweet potato provides the body with it’s daily required amount of Vitamin A, which additionally protects your skin from UV damage, from the inside out.  It speeds up the healing of wounds and produces the collagen which keeps our skin looking young.

As such, the combination of Beta-Carotene with Vitamins C and E, provides a potent role in the health and beauty of skin and hair, making the sweet potato an outstanding “BEAUTY FOOD”.  The whopping amount of Vitamin A in this delicious sweet food, further promotes EYE HEALTH, by preventing loss of vision and macular degeneration.

The Magnesium and Vitamin D found in sweet potatoes play an important role in mood, stress-reduction, energy levels, and bone health.  The video you are about to watch will also discuss the trace element, Manganese, found in sweet potatoes, and it’s important contribution to maintaining the quality of your health, with more specifics on brain health and functioning.

Historical details as well as optimal ways to choose, cook and consume this outstanding food are additionally discussed.

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If You Eat 12 Blueberries Everyday For a Month THIS Is What Happens To Your Body

You may have heard that blueberries are good for you, but you may not actually know why.  We are headed towards summer in when blueberries are in season; sweet and firm and packed with such healthy components that many consider these deep colored fruits a SUPER FOOD.

Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, this amazing fruit can help protect you from cancers and auto-immune diseases, and has a powerful effect on the rate of aging; it could be considered “The Fountain of Youth”.

You are about to watch a short video below, in which Mike Foster is both informative and amusing in his exaltation of the MIGHTY BLUEBERRY.  The footage was posted by “LiveLife365”.

Blueberries eaten daily have the ability to lower blood sugar, which does seem counterintuitive, given the fact that they are a sweet fruit; the fact that they have this benefit makes them a great ‘go-to’ for diabetics.

In addition to lowering cancer risks, blueberries improve eyesight and lower bad cholesterol.  The reason they are effective in maintaining a youthful appearance is due to the high levels of Manganese and Vitamins A and C, which promote collagen renewal.

For more details about this potent fruit, which has similar health benefits to that of almonds, listen to Foster’s take on the importance of having blueberries in your daily diet.  He covers both the mental and physical benefits, and his pitch will send you off to the grocery store to get some!

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If You Eat 12 Almonds a Day THIS Happens To Your Body

Although many people have heard that almonds have extensive health benefits, they often get ignored because of their high calorie count.  This should not deter you from making them a part of your daily dietary intake; eating up to 12 almonds per day will afford you the incredible health benefits that you will hear about in the video below, and eaten in that moderation, may actually help you to lose, rather than gain weight.

Eating raw almonds, or soaking them overnight (described in the video) is the optimal way to reap the benefits of this SUPERFOOD.  Being a great source of Vitamin E, it’s preservation of your collagen and elastin keeps skin and hair healthy and MAINTAINS A YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE.  The “GOOD FATS” found in almonds actually aid weight loss, when eaten in moderation.

Because almonds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, they LOWER YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE as well as YOUR BAD CHOLESTEROL.  The video will go on to discuss how and why almonds PREVENT DIABETES, RAISE ENERGY LEVELS, REDUCE CANCER RISKS, IMPROVES DIGESTION and many other health and BEAUTY PERKS!

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Apparently If You Eat 5 Walnuts and Wait 4 Hours THIS Is What Happens To Your Body!

Did you know that eating just a handful of walnuts a day can vastly improve your health in a number of different ways? The simple nuts grow on trees and are most commonly harvested after they have fully ripened..

Most of the commercially available types carried in stores have the shells removed and the inside kernel, which is known as nutmeat, is the part that people consume. Walnuts have a mild, tangy, somewhat buttery taste which makes them perfect for eating alone or as a mix-in in salads and sweets like brownies or cookies!

It only takes a one quarter cup serving, which amounts to about a handful, to get the heart healthy benefits. Walnuts are packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain a lot of “good” fats that are hard to find in foods and incorporate into our diets.

The two major ones are monounsaturated and omega 3 fatty acids. The plant based omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) has anti-inflammatory effects on the body and a University of Maryland study(1) found that those who eat diets high in ALA have about a 50% lower risk of sudden cardiac death. There are other heart healthy benefits as well and eating a few everyday can help to lower both LDL and overall cholesterol levels.

Studies have also shown that they can reduce the risk of excessive blood clotting and inflammation, both of which can be major factors in cases of stroke and heart attacks. One of the best benefits walnuts pack are powerful antioxidants, which help to fight and remove the free radicals that damage and age our bodies.

Some of them, like the tannin tellimagrandin and the flavanol morin, are exceedingly rare and hard to find in foods. A few other antioxidants have even amazed researchers because they have proven to be so extremely powerful at combating free radicals.

Even though the tasty nuts are high in fat, they can help to control and maintain weight over time. People report feeling more full and for longer periods of time after eating them. They also can lead to improved reproductive health in men by improving overall sperm quality. In addition, the antioxidants they contain can help our brains as they age by enhancing overall cognitive and motor functions.

Walnuts seem to positively effect a little bit of every part of our bodies, and as you can see, there is a wealth of awesome health perks that you can get when you eat them. If you have not already, try incorporating a few into your diet. Your body will thank you!

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