Why Are Pumpkin Seeds Good for You?

Why Are Pumpkin Seeds So Good for YouPumpkin seeds are one of the healthiest seeds you can eat with many nutritional benefits. They make an extremely healthy snack and despite their high calories and fat content, eating pumpkin seeds can actually help you lose weight.

Here’s why raw pumpkin seeds are good for you with their high protein, fiber and healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and special compounds for balancing hormones and preventing hair loss.

Pumpkin Seeds Calories

Many people are concerned with the amount of calories in pumpkin seeds so it’s worth addressing this topic first.

Nutritional analysis shows one ounce of pumpkin seeds contains around 125 calories and a full cup (a very difficult amount to eat given how filling pumpkin seeds are) has 285 calories.

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Why is Pumpkin Good for You?

Why is Pumpkin Good for YouPumpkins are one of the most overlooked foods in terms of health benefits and nutrients. It seems many people’s only exposure to this extremely healthy food is sugar laden pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Even worse, millions of pumpkins are hollowed out for carving at Halloween, with the pumpkin meat and seeds, probably about the healthiest thing in the kitchen at the time, never used.

Pumpkins deserve better. In fact, with the incredible array of health nutrients in pumpkins, they should really be considered a superfood. And one we’d do well to eat a lot more often.

Antioxidant in Pumpkins

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A High Nutrition Avocado and Kale Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies made with avocado, kale and other superfoods make it easy to get concentrated nutrition into your family’s diet.

They can also be a great way to have highly nutritious greens that don’t always lend themselves to simple recipes.

Using avocado in this recipe adds a creaminess, rich flavor, plenty of fiber and some potent nutritional properties.

Mixed with all the minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients in kale, along with banana and kiwi fruit, this makes for an incredibly energizing and very tasty green smoothie.

Make it up as a surprisingly filling and very healthy breakfast or as an afternoon pick me up to keep you going until dinner.

Avo Smoothie Ingredients

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A Papaya and Amla Smoothie Recipe

One of the best tasting ways to get the benefits of amla and papaya into your diet is to mix amla powder and antioxidant rich papaya into a delicious superfood smoothie.

I’ve been making up different variations on the recipe below to start off my day for quite a while now.

It’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done for my health and I’d really recommend trying it for yourself.

You’ll need a good blender for some of the ingredients ahead but it’s a great way to have some very nutritious foods that are not always the easiest to eat, especially first thing in the morning.

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Slowing Down Eating for Better Digestion

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In this article:

  • Why eating your food quickly hampers digestion and leads to intestinal problems.
  • The importance of chewing to the digestive process and what happens when you rush your meal.
  • How to chew your food properly for better digestion and more energy.

Stop Eating So Fast

Most people with digestive issues tend to eat their meals very quickly. This is a problem because not chewing your food properly puts serious strain on the entire process of digestion.

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Dairy Sensitivity & Why Most People Have It

Lactose and Dairy Sensitivity & Why Most People Have It

In this article:

  • Why so many people are sensitive to the sugar found in milk.
  • How dairy products with their lactose cause digestive problems.
  • The many foods and drinks that contain lactose and lactose free alternatives.
  • How you can enjoy dairy products without the bloating and flatulence.

What Is Dairy Sensitivity?

Being sensitive to dairy and experiencing symptoms like bloating, intestinal cramps and bad gas usually starts with lactose.

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Vegetables that Cause Bloating & Low Gas Alternatives

Gassy Vegetables & Non Gassy Veges

In this article:

  • Why certain vegetables feed intestinal bacteria and cause digestive problems.
  • The worst vegetables for bloating and flatulence and low gas alternatives.
  • 3 ways to reduce intestinal gas and still enjoy healthy vegetables.

Why Do Vegetables Cause Gas

Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and provide many nutritional benefits. Unfortunately, certain vegetables can cause excessive gas and other digestive issues like bloating and intestinal cramps.

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Why Beans Cause Gas and the Simple Solution

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In this article:

  • Why an indigestible carbohydrate in beans and legumes causes excessive gas.
  • How to prepare beans, chickpeas, lentils and other legumes in a way that reduces flatulence problems.
  • How to use a special digestive enzyme to enjoy beans without the gassy after effects.

Why Beans Give You Gas

Beans, and other legumes like chickpeas, lentils and soybeans, are high in soluble fiber, which is considered beneficial for digestion. Unfortunately, it’s this soluble fiber that is also central to why they cause so much gas when you eat them.

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How Grains with Gluten & Fructans Can Damage Your Digestion

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In this article:

  • Why grain foods like wheat can irritate the intestinal lining and cause digestive problems for a growing number of people.
  • Which foods contain the most gluten and a list of gluten free alternatives.
  • How to do a 2 day grain free test to reduce gastrointestinal issues and improve your energy levels and mental focus.

Grain Foods and Digestive Problems

Grains like wheat, barley and rye contain two problematic substances for anyone experiencing gastrointestinal issues like bloating, abdominal pain, intestinal cramps, diarrhea, constipation and excessive gas.

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