Healthy Living

What Is Avocado – a fruit or vegetable?

Some think it’s a fruit and some think it’s a vegetable. I consider it another great plant based superfood that I could eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. It’s one of my favorite choices when choosing something healthy. But what are the professionals saying about what is avocado-a fruit or vegetable?

 

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One of the top purchased items on Prime Day 2019, avocados rank up there with many of the most popular items last year.   Let’s do it again and make avocados among the top purchased item of 2020.  Click here to go to some popular avocado items and take advantage of Prime Day on October 13-14.  Click here for my article on Prime Day!

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What Is Plant Collagen?

This is so exciting to have some healthy plant based options for collagen support and protection for aging skin. I’m talking about Plant Collagen by yoursuper.com.  It’s designed to help protect and support the skin’s natural collagen production. But I can’t wait to receive my order so I can tell you all about what is plant collagen. This product is new so the reviews are not available but you can see my past reviews of products like Moon Balance and Magic Mushroom by clicking here.  Here’s what I know about this amazing new product and what I’ve learned about the ingredients in it.

If you’re interested in purchasing Plant Collagen click here and be sure to use discount code HEALTHYFOODIE.

 

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What Is Ashwagandha For?

I’m so intrigued by this word Ashwagandha that I decided to do some research on it.  Pronounced ash-wa-gand-ha. It’s considered the King of Ayurvedic Herbs.  Withania somnifera is the official name of this plant that is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. It’s a small evergreen shrub plant in the Solanacease or nightshade family. It’s grown in India, parts of Africa and the Middle East. The root is used to make the substance that is crushed into a powder that makes up the medicinal properties.  The berry doesn’t taste very good but is used to propagate for future planting.

 

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What Is In A Plant Based Diet

Four billion people today live primarily on a plant based diet. That’s alot of the world trending towards a plant based diet and this global shift is here to stay. Some are celebrities, some athletes, some millennials and even entire large companies have made the shift of this healthier lifestyle. Some of the reasons due to shortages of freshwater, energy or cropland. Some due to animal welfare, health or food security. Everyone has a different reason for starting a plant based diet and all the reasons are important for that person. I’m going to uncover for you here, what is a plant based diet, why it’s important and what is in a plant based diet.

=>>A plant based diet is not a fad<<=

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10 Ways To Walk At Home

I can think of so many ways to walk at home but I’m going to focus on just 10 ways to walk at home. Walking at home leads to a healthy lifestyle that helps maintain good health and prevent disease.  With the gym limitations in some areas, it’s important to find ways to walk at home.  In my opinion, to walk from home is the most convenient and safest for me. I’ve adjusted my home to fit my needs for exercise by purchasing an elliptical machine and setting up a workout area in my home. The whole family is always encouraged to join in the routine to walk at home either walking the dogs or in the new workout area.

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20 Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle

I’ve saved this article 20 tips for a healthy lifestyle for a noteworthy occasion. What’s the noteworthy occasion you ask? This month marks the four-month time frame of the pandemic. I never thought social distancing would go on for this long but it’s important to discuss how to focus on a healthy lifestyle. At the same time, look ahead and realize it’s time to start living a better life especially since in some areas businesses are still closed. There are many things we can do to help improve our lifestyle.

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What Are Adaptogenic Herbs – the history, types and uses

I first heard the word ADAPTOGENIC when I started taking Moon Balance and learning about the herbs in it.  But what are adaptogenic herbs?  They are a group of nontoxic plant herbs including some mushrooms that help support the body’s natural ability to deal with stress.  The body uses adaptogens to help protect against mental, physical and emotional stress.  I love learning about all these herbs and trying supplements containing them.  Most recently I tried Moon Balance that has Shatavari and Maca in it.  My article what is Shatavari explains many details about the herb Shatavari and how Moon Balance has helped me.

 

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What Is Shatavari – the alternative choice for health

Shatavari has numerous benefits unlike any other herb and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It nourishes the body and is especially beneficial for the female reproductive system.  When I published a review on Moon Balance, the ingredient Shatavari was on the label. I had never heard of this ingredient before so I decided it would be fun to research it.

 So what is Shatavari? Shatavari is from India and is a member of the asparagus family. It’s also known as Asparagus racemosus and is an adaptogenic herb. It can also be found in Africa and Asia flourishing in shady and low altitudes. The tuberous root is the portion that is used to prepare the powder. The rejuvenating tuberous root has a sweet taste combined with a little bitter taste. The roots are the inspriation behind the name shat meaning one hundred and avar meaning below, literally translating to mean the plant that has one hundred roots below ground.

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What Is In Alkaline Water – and can it improve your health?

It has been regarded as the most healthful water available. But what is in alkaline water? The specific ingredients can differ in a glass of alkaline water but it could have calcium chloride, magnesium sulfate, silica, potassium and sodium bicarbonate. These ingredients help make alkaline water more alkaline and less acidic.

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How To Benefit From Biotin – and are there risks?

What is in Biotin? Biotin is a water-soluble micro nutrient found in certain foods and is also known as Vitamin B7 or Coenzyme R. Converting food into energy is the main benefit from biotin. Biotin promotes appropriate function of the nervous system and is essential for liver metabolism. It helps the body metabolize carbs, proteins and fats. How to benefit from biotin depends on some important lifestyle factors and overall health. Biotin can be consumed by way of certain foods or by taking a supplement. Biotin has been used to help with improving thinning hair, weak nails and problematic skin but please note there isn’t much research around the subject. The research is limited.

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