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What Is Amaranth Good For?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Amaranth Nutrition Facts Amaranth Advantage Botanical name: Amaranthus Cultivated by the Aztecs 8,000 years ago and still a native crop in Peru, the ancient history of amaranth can be traced to Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. Today, it’s grown in Africa, India, China, Russia, throughout South America, and emerging once again in North America. Somewhat of an unknown quantity to many, amaranth is tall – often six feet – with broad green leaves, bright red or gold flowers, and around 60 different species. The flowers are made up of minuscule, grain-like buds, one reason why this plant often falls into the “grain” category. But amaranth isn’t technically a grain like oats, wheat, or rice. It’s sometimes referred to as a “pseudo-cereal” because its nutritional profile is very similar. One of the most important aspects of this tiny grain is...

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Vitamin D

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for good health – which is great if you live in St Lucia. Here’s what to do if you don’t Yes, you know Vitamin D is good for you, but do you know just how good for you? Well recent research has found that a deficiency is associated with an increased risk in breast cancer among Asian women. Researchers think the vitamin is linked to regulating cell growth and, although the findings aren’t conclusive and more studies are needed, there’s a wealth of evidence to show the benefits of getting enough of the sunny vitamin. We’ve spoken to some of the country’s top nutritionists to get the lowdown on how we can overcome the UK’s serious lack of sunshine with these 10 vitamin D foods. Below is everything you need...

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Health Conditions in Which Vitamin D Plays an Important Role

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Vitamin D is crucial for good health, and may be one of the simplest solutions to a wide range of health problems, from diseases of the eyes to the bowels, and conditions rooted in chronic inflammation and immune dysfunction in particular. Vitamin D deficiency is common around the world, even in sundrenched areas, yet many people, including physicians, are unaware they may be lacking this important nutrient. Even the Indian Medical Association1 is pushing for a nationwide awareness campaign, noting that vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in India, making people more vulnerable to chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, stroke and cancer. Despite its name, vitamin D is actually a steroid hormone, which you get primarily from either sun exposure or supplementation, along with some foods. Many of its health benefits are due to its ability to influence...

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Juicing for energy. Get rid of fatigue and juice your exhaustion away

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Juicing for energy is one of the most popular reasons people juice. It provides your body with nutrition  to boost brain and physical power (when it has the vitamins it needs, you get energy!). If you need a quick boost of energy, you’ll generally want to juice greens and you might want to think about doing a juice cleanse or a juicing fast. Any juicing program will help get you back on track if you’re not feeling like you have enough steam to get through your day.  But first, if you are low on energy, consider these factors: – If your body is really toxic, it will be sluggish. Consider a juice cleanse for your body. – How is your sleep? If you aren’t getting enough sleep, then you need more z’s for good energy. – Valerian is the...

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The World’s Population Is Getting Sicker

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The largest analysis of health trends around the world from 1990 to 2013 has been released — with some striking findings.1 Only 4 percent of the global population was free from health complaints in 2013, while one-third, or 2.3 billion people, struggled with more than five health problems each.2 While in some cases death rates have declined, rates of disability have increased. Further, the proportion of years of healthy life lost due to illnesses is rising at an increasing rate, from 21 percent in 1990 to 31 percent in 2013. The data spanned 188 countries and included more than 300 illnesses and injuries. One out of 10 people worldwide suffered from at least one of the following health conditions in 2013: Tooth decay Tension headaches Iron-deficiency anaemia Vitamin D deficiency Lower back pain Age-linked hearing loss Genital herpes Migraines Intestinal...

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