Why You Should Start Your Day With Lemon Water

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I was recently introduced to the concept of lemon water when I mentioned to a friend that I was having a hard time getting rid of my belly fat even though I was exercising regularly and eating healthy. His instant

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RECIPE: Berry Banana “Ice Cream”

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Can’t decide between ice cream or fruit?  No need to compromise.  Here’s a recipe for home made ice cream from Food Matters (foodmatters.tv) that’s “berry” delicious (see what I did there?).  And it seriously can’t get any easier than this to

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RECIPE: Coconut Rough “Ice Cream”

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I am cuckoo for coconuts and chocolate.  So imagine my delight when I found this chocolate ice cream recipe at Food Matters (foodmatters.tv).  Sounds too easy and delicious not to try it! If you’re crazy and not into chocolate (or

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RECIPE: Vanilla and Macadamia “Ice Cream”

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Craving a bowl of ice cream?  Enjoy this simple, three-ingredient ice cream recipe… without the guilt! Also check out their Coconut Chocolate Rough Ice Cream or Berry Banana Ice Cream. WHAT YOU NEED 1 cup macadamia nuts (soaked overnight) (nut soaking

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New Research on the Benefits of Turmeric

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Over the years, the root of the Curcuma Longa plant has been used to make yellow dyes and spice food. Ever-growing mounds of evidence show that boldly colored turmeric with its earthy, bitter-gingery taste may offer many health benefits. Studies

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RECIPE: Purple Cabbage Smoothie

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In my search for the perfect smoothie, I came across this recipe for Purple Cabbage Smoothie by Lena of My Pure Vegan Food found on Healthy Mama.  Something she wrote struck me as interesting: “A lot of people like to

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RECIPE: Super Simple Spinach Smoothie

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Super simple spinach smoothie … try saying that 5 times real fast. Here’s a super simple, super delicious recipe to boost your intake of greens that we found on FoodMatters.tv. WHAT YOU NEED Handful baby spinach leaves 1/2 avocado 1 cup

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3 Best Organic Super-Veggies to Buy on a Budget

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If you are already buying organic, you’re not alone.  About 8 in 10 households currently buy at least some certified organic products—mostly produce and dairy.  For most, the primary reason to buy organic is to avoid exposure to chemical pesticide residues, as

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Surprising Benefits of Tomatoes

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Tomatoes! They’re sweet, juicy, and delicious. Everyone knows they are good for you, right? Uh, yeah, sure. Does everyone know specifically why tomatoes are a healthful food? Ummm… They have vitamin C? They’re low in calories? They’re fat-free? Yes, yes,

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6 Steps to Creating Your Own Organic Garden

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Organic gardening avoids the use of chemicals to make plants grow or protect them from insects, relying instead on natural gardening principles used for thousands of years. Permaculture organic gardening goes a step further and also emphasizes growing plants sustainably,

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