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When I notice that I’ve lost some followers, I look back through my last few posts to see what might have offended them…was it when I said fast food is not a good idea? Or that fruit and vegetables are healthy? I guess we’ll never know.

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wiccateachings:

Almonds contain a natural pain-killing agent called salicin.
Salicin is an anti-inflammatory agent that is produced from the Willow bark. This agent is also contained in over the counter pain killers like aspirin.
In addition, almonds contain high level of magnesium, and this helps to relax muscles and minimize nerve excitability and therefore it also helps to reduce headaches due to stress and anxiety.
Almonds can be eaten in any way, raw or they can be soaked overnight, They can be added to meals or in-between meals. Eat a handful of almonds between meals, approximately 10-12 almonds should be eaten daily for relieving and preventing headaches.

wiccateachings:

Almonds contain a natural pain-killing agent called salicin.

Salicin is an anti-inflammatory agent that is produced from the Willow bark. This agent is also contained in over the counter pain killers like aspirin.

In addition, almonds contain high level of magnesium, and this helps to relax muscles and minimize nerve excitability and therefore it also helps to reduce headaches due to stress and anxiety.

Almonds can be eaten in any way, raw or they can be soaked overnight, They can be added to meals or in-between meals. Eat a handful of almonds between meals, approximately 10-12 almonds should be eaten daily for relieving and preventing headaches.

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comfortspringstation:

Reasons to eat more fruit. 1. Immunity Antioxidants and vitamins C and E help fight infection and keep your immune system healthy. Choose citrus fruit, capsicum and tomato as good sources of vitamin C. 2. Growth and development Folate requirements are high during periods of rapid growth while iron is needed for brain function and learning. Choose dark green leafy vegetables, asparagus, nuts and legumes and eat with foods rich in vitamin C to increase iron absorption. 3. Digestion Dietary fiber aids digestion and fruit and vegetables are a good source. The best choices are those with edible skins and legumes. 4. Maintain a healthy weight Nutritious high fiber foods help displace energy-dense choices and increase satiety (the feeling of fullness). All fruits and vegetables contain fibre. 5. Help protect against cancers Foods rich in vitamins A, C and cruciferous vegetables may help protect against some types of cancer. Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. 6. Vision Vitamins A, C and E and carotenoids (found in fruit and vegetables) are required for visual health. Vitamin A deficiency reduces the ability to see in dim light (sometimes called night blindness). Choose yellow and orange fruit and vegetables, which are rich in carotenoids such as pumpkin, sweet potato and paw paw. 7. Strong teeth and bones Calcium is essential for healthy teeth and bones. If you don’t like dairy products or tinned fish with bones, get your calcium from green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds (especially sesame). 8. Phytochemicals Phytochemicals are plant chemicals and everything in plants in general. These natural plant compounds have a variety of health benefits and often give fruit and vegetables their color. Choose a range of different colored fruit and vegetables to get all the different phytochemicals. 9. Heart health There is evidence that high intake of fruit and vegetables can have a protective effect against heart disease and also slightly reduce blood pressure. Choose fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants such as folic acid and vitamin E. Choose green, leafy vegetables, avocado and nuts (almonds and hazelnuts). 10. Healthy aging Anthocyanins and phenolics are important for their potential antioxidant and anti-aging effects. Choose blue or purple colored fruit and vegetables such as blueberries, blackberries, grapes and aubergine.

comfortspringstation:

Reasons to eat more fruit.

1. Immunity

Antioxidants and vitamins C and E help fight infection and keep your immune system healthy. Choose citrus fruit, capsicum and tomato as good sources of vitamin C.

2. Growth and development

Folate requirements are high during periods of rapid growth while iron is needed for brain function and learning. Choose dark green leafy vegetables, asparagus, nuts and legumes and eat with foods rich in vitamin C to increase iron absorption.

3. Digestion

Dietary fiber aids digestion and fruit and vegetables are a good source. The best choices are those with edible skins and legumes.

4. Maintain a healthy weight

Nutritious high fiber foods help displace energy-dense choices and increase satiety (the feeling of fullness). All fruits and vegetables contain fibre.

5. Help protect against cancers

Foods rich in vitamins A, C and cruciferous vegetables may help protect against some types of cancer. Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.

6. Vision

Vitamins A, C and E and carotenoids (found in fruit and vegetables) are required for visual health. Vitamin A deficiency reduces the ability to see in dim light (sometimes called night blindness). Choose yellow and orange fruit and vegetables, which are rich in carotenoids such as pumpkin, sweet potato and paw paw.

7. Strong teeth and bones

Calcium is essential for healthy teeth and bones. If you don’t like dairy products or tinned fish with bones, get your calcium from green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds (especially sesame).

8. Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals are plant chemicals and everything in plants in general. These natural plant compounds have a variety of health benefits and often give fruit and vegetables their color. Choose a range of different colored fruit and vegetables to get all the different phytochemicals.

9. Heart health

There is evidence that high intake of fruit and vegetables can have a protective effect against heart disease and also slightly reduce blood pressure. Choose fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants such as folic acid and vitamin E. Choose green, leafy vegetables, avocado and nuts (almonds and hazelnuts).

10. Healthy aging

Anthocyanins and phenolics are important for their potential antioxidant and anti-aging effects. Choose blue or purple colored fruit and vegetables such as blueberries, blackberries, grapes and aubergine.