Have a Peach

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Peeled peaches, we had to get the skin off for our little eaters.

Loaded with nutrition peaches are great as a snack or an addition to :

1- cottage cheese

2-  salad

3- hot or cold cereal

4- in peanut butter sandwich

5- in yogurt

One large peach, has just 68 calories and no fat. Eating peaches instead of more processed snacks, such as chips, baked goods, cereal bars and cookies, can help you manage your weight. Peaches are naturally sweet, no corn syrup so it can replace some of the added sugars in your diet.

Loaded with antioxidants in the flesh and skin of peaches. One of the major antioxidants in peaches, chlorogenic acid, helps flush out free radicals compounds that your body stores through exposure to pollutants from food and the environment. It also reduces the effects of aging and chronic diseases. This antioxidant may also keep you safe from cancer, provides eye health, and reduces body inflammation.

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Who is tired of Orange Juice ?

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Cranberry, orange, grape, and lemon juice

Orange juice prevents inflammation,  It’s also an excellent source of dietary fiber. This goodness comes from the juice’s high levels of flavonoids. Plant pigments with anti-inflammatory properties. Always drink freshly squeezed orange juice with pulp where the majority of the nutrients lies.

But if you are looking to shake things up, here is a list of other juices that can help us stay healthy.

lemonade

It can help ward off kidney stones. Mix four ounces of lemon juice with two liters of water; drink straight up or sweetened.

Grape Juice

Boosts brain function. A good source of anthocyanins, antioxidants that seem to imporve brain function.

Cranberry juice

Keeps urinary tract healthy, and improves cardiovascular health. Do not drink “cranberry juice cocktail,” this drink is loaded sugar and calories.

Pomegranate juice

Every seed packed with disease fighting antioxidants. Pomegranates also have anti-inflammatory properties and can protect against heart disease.

Prune juice

Not only it contains a natural laxative that can help regulate the digestive system, prune juice is loaded with antioxidants, potassium, and fiber.

Tomatoe Juice

Has lycopene. It reduces risk of prostate and other cancers. Vegetable juices are excellent for our health too, they nourish us with vitamins, and fiber. Always look for 100% Juice.

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6 foods to calm seasonal allergies

6 fruits, vegetables and fish that not only are good for your whole body, and are full of nutrients, but they may protect you from seasonal allergies.

Here is a list of 6 that you should consider during the allergy season.

1- Local Honey.
The research is mixed on whether local honey helps you with allergies. If you take small doses of the honey early in the season you may develop a tolerance toward pollen in your area.

2- Kefir
yogurt drink that contains probiotics the good bacteria in your gut. good bacteria may help prevent and even treat seasonal allergies. You can get probiotics in fermented foods. Look for yogurts that say “live active cultures” on the label. Sauerkraut and kimchi are also good sources.

3- Kiwi
rich in vitamin C It can cut down on histamines. You can get Vitamin C from lots of foods, including oranges and other citrus fruit.

4- Pineapple has an enzyme called bromelain which can reduce irritation in allergic diseases such as asthma.

5- Omega-3
Try two servings of fish every week. Tuna, salmon, and mackerel have fatty acids. Omega-3 can help reduce inflammation. A study from Japan found that women who ate more fish had lower levels of hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis.

6- Food with quercetin
Onions, peppers, berries, and parsley all have quercetin. Quercetin is a natural plant chemical which may reduce “histamine reactions.”  Histamines are part of the allergic response.

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Spring hair styles are all about healthy hair

Hair styles for this spring, can be explained in two words: natural and accessorized.

Models on runways had loose hair braids, and pony tails, and most had gold hair accessories pulling or parting their hairs in clean parts.

what was more noticeable was the look of healthy shiny hair.

Here is a healthy diet for healthy beautiful hair for all year round.

Protein
It is crucial in your diet for making hair strong and healthy. If you are not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair can become dry, brittle and weak. Extremely low protein diets can restrict hair growth and increase hair loss.
What to eat ?
Choose chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs as excellent sources of protein. For vegetarians legumes and nuts.

Iron
It an important mineral for hair and too little iron is a major cause of hair loss. you may experience anaemia.
What to eat?
Red meat, chicken and fish provide iron with a high bioavailability, meaning the iron is readily available to the body. Vegetarians can raise their iron stores by including lentils, spinach and other leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and salad greens.

Vitamin C
It aids the absorption of iron so foods high in vitamin C are good to eat in conjunction with iron-rich foods. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant so is used readily by the body.
What to eat?
Blachcurrents, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes. Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen which strengthens the capillaries that supply the hair shafts.

zinc
Diet low in zinc can lead to hair loss and a dry, flaky scalp.
What to eat?
Fortified cereals and wholegrains are a good source of zinc along with oysters, beef and eggs.

 

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