Peppermint Oil Gas and Bloating Remedy

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In this article:

  • What makes peppermint oil so effective at preventing bloating, flatulence and other digestive problems.
  • How to take peppermint oil capsules correctly to avoid side effects.
  • The best kind of peppermint oil capsules and where to find them online.

What are Peppermint Oil Capsules and How Do They Treat Digestive Problems?

Peppermint essential oil is derived from dried peppermint leaves and it is a powerful calmative and antispasmodic. In herbal medicine this means it alleviates tension and releases spasms and blockages in your gastrointestinal tract.

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Activated Charcoal Gas and Bloating Remedy

Activated-CharcoalIn this article:

  • What is activated charcoal and how to use it to quickly absorb intestinal gas and flatulence.
  • How to time taking activated charcoal away from meals for maximum effectiveness.
  • Types of activated charcoal, what to look for and the correct dosage to take.

What is Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal, like this one I take, is a unique form of carbon that is oxidized at very high temperatures to give it a massive surface area and incredibly porous properties. Just 2 grams of activated charcoal has roughly the equivalent surface area of a football field.

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A Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe with No Added Sugar

A Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe with No Added SugarThis no added sugar chocolate almond milk recipe is a great tasting way to replace dairy milk and add high levels of nutrition into your diet at the same time.

Unlike regular chocolate milk loaded with sugar and artificial additives, this easy to make treat it actually good for you.

With its high protein, low carbohydrates, healthy fats and theobromine from raw cacao, this chocolate almond milk could even help you lose weight if you drink it regularly.

How to Soak Almonds for Almond Milk

The best almond milk is one that you make yourself and for that you’ll need good almonds, like these organic ones with many positive reviews.

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Almond Benefits for Weight Loss, Extra Energy, Better Skin and More

Almond Benefits for Weight Loss, Extra Energy, Better Skin and More 2Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts you can eat with many benefits for your health, particularly your skin and heart.

They fill you up, provide vitamins and minerals for energy and eating almonds can even help with weight loss.

Here are 5 valuable health benefits of almonds for better skin, more energy, losing weight, protecting your heart and better nutrition for a healthier life.

1. Almond Skin Benefits

Good skin comes, not from expensive cosmetics, but from proper nutrition on the inside.

A handful of almonds, like these delicious organic ones, is a particularly high food source of natural vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, biotin and copper, all very important for healthy skin. Here’s why.

Vitamin E in Almonds

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Why is Butternut Squash So Good for You?

Why is Butternut Squash So Good for You 2Butternut squash is one of the most nutritious and healthiest vegetables you can eat, with a rich array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

It not only tastes great, it is also low in calories, yet surprisingly filling due to its high levels of dietary fiber for weight loss and digestive health.

Many people would do well to replace fattening potato products with the far healthier and nutritionally superior butternut squash. Here’s why.

Antioxidants in Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is loaded with antioxidant carotenoids to protect your body’s cells from free-radical damage that can lead to cancer and skin aging.

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How to Steam Butternut Squash for Extra Nutrition and Taste

How to Steam Butternut Squash for Extra Nutrition and Taste 0There is a method for cooking butternut squash that retains the most vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrition when you eat them.

This way of preparing butternut squash is also quicker and simpler than any other I’ve tried. Personally, I think it tastes the best too. Here’s how to do it.

Selecting Butternut Squash

Choose butternut squash that are relatively heavy for their size and have a bright and consistent color to the skin.

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Ultimate Guide to Beta-Carotene Benefits for Better Health

Beta-CaroteneBeta-carotene is the best known of the carotenoids and a powerful antioxidant for disease prevention and general good health. A good intake of beta-carotene in your diet may also help protect your face from sun damage that leads to skin aging.

Carotenoids are a family of phytonutrient pigments that occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables, particularly ones with colors like orange and yellow and in dark green leafy vegetables (where the green chlorophyll takes dominance).

Whilst there are hundreds of carotenoids, only a few are known to be significant in the American diet. Alongside beta-carotene, which is the most commonly occurring, there is also alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin.

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Carrot Nutrition, Antioxidants and Many Benefits for Your Health

Carrots FalcorinolForget about synthetic multivitamins, carrots are nature’s big orange nutrition boosters. Full of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, carrots eaten regularly can really improve your health and energy levels. Here’s why.

Vitamins in Carrots

In the vitamin stakes, carrots are of course an extremely rich source of beta-carotene (it’s even named after them) for Vitamin A, with testing usually showing over 16,000 IU’s per cup of carrot.

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Best Way to Make Carrot Juice

Carrot juiceMaking carrot juice is easy but there are a few important points to keep in mind for the best results. Let’s take a quick look at them.

Juicing Carrots

To start you’ll need a good juicer. They are various types of juicing machines available and carrots, being one of the more solid vegetables, will be easier to juice with a well-built machine.

It doesn’t have to cost a great deal, but the cheapest are usually the cheapest for a reason and over the longer term it pays to get a juicer of decent quality. Many people start with a centrifugal juicer as these are usually less expensive.

However, if you enjoy the health benefits of juicing enough to do it regularly, a good masticating/auger type juicer becomes a wise investment.

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