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The Best Antioxidants and Superfoods is a comprehensive database of foods and their antioxidant levels. The antioxidant values of foods listed are expressed in ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units, a unit of measurement for antioxidants developed by the National Institute on Aging in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You can browse foods alphabetically to find their ORAC values, or if you want to get straight to the best antioxidants and anti-aging "superfoods", you can view them sorted by their ORAC values - higher values generally imply stronger antioxidant capabilities. ORACValues Health and Nutrition News Latest ORAC Values Forum Posts ORAC Values - The Best Antioxidants and Superfoods ORAC Values - The Best Antioxidants and Superfoods
Top 12 Healthy Foods for Better Immune System The flu season is upon us. Staying well while those around you sniffle and sneeze requires that you extract as much nutrition from your diet as you can, loading up on the foods that pack the biggest nutritional punch. Avoiding processed foods, grains, and sugar will go a long way toward strengthening your immune system. Top 12 Healthy Foods for Better Immune System
Most people you speak to these days are trying to stretch every dollar as far as possible—even the ones they spend buying apples and oranges. Food prices are expected to increase yet again this year, and food manufacturers are making portions smaller without reducing prices. Not surprisingly, a recent Rasmussen poll found that 93% of adults report paying more for groceries now than they did a year ago. So how can we supercharge our grocery dollars and get them to do overtime for us? Yes, some foods are obviously a better nutritional deal than others (think apples vs. potato chips), but there’s another class of foods that blows the rest of the field away in terms of nutrients and health-protecting qualities: superfoods. Superfoods can help prevent diabetes and heart disease, repair damage to your body’s cells and more. A Doctor Dishes: Which ‘Superfoods’ Are Worth the Cost? | Food & Health A Doctor Dishes: Which ‘Superfoods’ Are Worth the Cost? | Food & Health
Spirit Vaults : Meditation : The Three Parts of Meditation, Scott Taylor

Spirit Vaults : Meditation : The Three Parts of Meditation, Scott Taylor

This is a very brief overview of some of my keys to understanding and approaching meditation. Meditation is frequently misnamed. For my purposes, there are actually three parts to the process generically called meditation. The first step is Concentration, the second is Contemplation or Reflection, and the last is Presence. In my view, most teachers of meditation in the West focus on concentration alone and call it meditation. It is important to make these distinctions because each step towards reaching a quiet, contemplative mindstate has its own challenges and people new to the practice can become frustrated by the seemingly impossible leap to the states described by experienced meditators.
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Konjac Foods - Pure Fiber Zero Calories Pasta Konjac Foods - Pure Fiber Zero Calories Pasta Konjac Tree Konjac is a kind of plant that can live upto 3 years long, it mostly grows in the Southwest China mountainious region, the same beautiful area where Pandas live, Konjac plant has a very nice flower and fruit. The konjac root (tube) is rich of glucomannan fiber, 40-60% dried konjac root is glucomannan fiber. Konjac Root Fiber Konjac fiber has the highest viscosity soluble fiber in nature, according to medical research, the higher the viscosity, the better to control blood sugar levels. Konjac fiber is the best soluble fiber for people with diabetes that want to control blood sugar level naturally.
Are you Addicted to Sugar? Did you know sugar may be addictive? The fact that the average American consumes more than 150 pounds of sugar every year should certainly be a red flag. While research continues on the subject, a number of studies suggest refined sugars affect the brain in ways very similar to alcohol and drugs such as heroin and cocaine, producing an initial “high” upon consumption and resulting in dependency. Over time, greater quantities are needed to achieve the same sugar high. And attempts to eliminate sugar from the diet may result in withdrawal symptoms and cravings. So if you feel frustrated, thinking you simply lack discipline or willpower to turn down that triple fudge brownie, there may indeed be a physiological reason behind your sweet tooth’s constant demand for more sugar. Are you Addicted to Sugar?
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Greeno Mojito Smoothie Greeno Mojito Smoothie What we affectionately call a "weekend smoothie," the Greeno Mojito is best for when you have a little more time to put into a detoxifying drink. We upped the healthful benefits of ours using the metabolism-revving Revive shake packet from Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, whose Janice Lipman recently stopped by to share her recipe. The combination of lime, mint and honey is a tasteful balance of tang and sweetness. Avocado adds to the distinct flavor with a rich texture that gives the smoothie a thicker, more substantial consistency without resorting to dairy. To make your own Greeno Mojito Smoothie, see the full list of ingredients and instructions below.

Homemade Protein Bars «

There are plenty of reasons to make your own protein bars. First, it’s economical ! You’ll save a lot of money, particularly if you have a habit of buying single bars one a time. Even better, you can customize your bars to your taste preferences, avoid any allergens, and leave out ingredients you don’t want. You can make a bar with high quality protein, whole grains, real nuts or fruit, flaxseeds, whichever sweetener you prefer, and skip all the long-named chemical ingredients (preservatives and fortifications) that you may not need or want in your snack. Plus, they taste awesome if you have a good recipe! Homemade Protein Bars «
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Want to use a fruit and vegetable wash, but scared off by the price? Here's how to make your own at a fraction of the price: What You Need: White vinegarWaterA spray bottle What You Do: For Hard-skinned Fruits and Vegetables: Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Wash - Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Wash - Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash
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Food Cravings? Here Is What Your Body Really Wants~

Why spend a lot of money this summer on condiments from the grocery store that are, in most cases, loaded with corn syrup, artificial flavors, and preservatives? It’s easy to make your own ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and more right at home with ingredients you probably already have. Here are a few simple recipes for these favorite summer cookout staples: Homemade Ketchup Ingredients: 1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes in purée 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Blend tomatoes and purée from the can in a blender until smooth.

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August 16, 2008 | 339,126 views Share The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, produces the Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce. It is based on the results of nearly 43,000 pesticide tests. Organic fruits and vegetables are by definition grown without the use of pesticides. 12 Foods You Don't Have to Buy Organic