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tomato can help you lose weight

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

What’s so healthy about tomatoes?
Tomatoes are an abundant fruit that you can find made a variety of different ways year round. What you may not have known, however, is that tomatoes are extremely beneficial for the body. They are a great source for vitamins C (alpha-tocepherol), A and K. The nutrient density obviously varies by the size of each tomato but one medium sized tomato (about a 120 gram serving) yields 20% of the daily value of vitamin A and over 25% the daily value of vitamin C and only comes in at 22 calories.

Tomatoes are also rich in a very specific antioxidant known as lycopene. Lycopene can be found in many fruits that are distinctly red in color, however tomatoes are far and away the best source for it.  On top of that, tomatoes are one of the few raw foods that do not lose a [...]

blueberries can help you lose weight

Health Benefits of Blueberries

What is it?
Blueberries are one of the world’s healthiest foods. They are rich in antioxidants, low in fat, and are great sources of vitamin C and manganese. Blueberries are also versatile berries, you can enjoy them in a number of different ways, cooked and raw. However, to maximize the health benefits from this superfruit, enjoy your blueberries raw. Their subtly sweet and tart flavor can be the perfect snack for replacing processed and overly sugary foods.

 Why are blueberries a superfood?
Blueberries are one of the best sources for antioxidants and rank near the top of the USDA’s list of antioxidant activity per serving.

 Antioxidants help destroy free radicals—waste products that are formed by your body through digestion and absorption of nutrietns. Free radicals damage the cells of the body in drastic ways and have been linked to certain types of cancers, alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases, [...]

Spirulina can help you lose belly fat

Health Benefits of Spirulina

What is it?
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and antioxidants. It has been recently cultivated for the host of health benefits it provides and can be found either as an herbal supplement in pill form or in raw freeze-dried form. Adding spirulina to your diet regimen can help you with any number of health problems such as boosting your immune system, as an antihistamine to protect against allergic reactions, or even to protect against certain precancerous lesions in the mouth. 

What nutritional benefits can spirulina provide?
It isn’t rare to have never heard of spirulina. Encountering this super nutritious blue-green algae can certainly be considered an uncommon experience, however, the range of health benefits spirulina can provide are numerous. From just one cup of raw, dried spirulina (about 112g) is rich in vitamins E, K, and B6. Spirulina [...]

garlic can help you lose fat

Health Benefits of Garlic

What is it?
A close relative of onions and leeks, garlic is an herb that has been cultivated and used for millennia for culinary and medicinal purposes. Garlic is rich in sulfuric compounds, most notably allicin and alliin, which help give garlic its characteristic pungent taste and aroma. While the smell of garlic can turn you off, the savoriness it lends to food and the benefits it lends to your health are strong considerations for adding it to your diet. Garlic not only tastes great but can do wonders for cardiovascular health, as well as provide many antibacterial and antiviral remedies for your body.

What health benefits come from eating garlic?
Eating garlic can be a great preventitive measure against heart disease. It has been prveon to increase blood flow and relax blood vessels in humans by aiding in the production of hydrogen sulfide, an important chemical [...]

organic raw honey is great for losing belly fat

Health Benefits of Raw Honey

Why organic? What’s the difference?
Using honey as a natural alternative to processed sweeteners such as corn syrup is a no-brainer. However, most honey produced and sold in supermarkets can be just as bad as the processed stuff. Processed honey is loaded with pesticides and chemicals that come directly from the ways honey manufacturers treat their honey, their bees, and the flowers the bees get their pollen from. Certified organic or “raw” honey is fixes all these problems. To be certified organic, the honey must meet specific guidelines. What this means for you, the consumer, is honey produced without the aid of dangerous pesticides and chemicals and an overall healthier product.

What health benefits can organic honey provide?
Organic honey has many beneficial health effects. First and foremost, honey is much sweeter than sugar meaning you can use less of it to sweeten food. Using less [...]