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Eating superfoods can provide many benefits for your health, including protecting your body from diseases, improving your energy levels and enhancing your overall sense of wellbeing.

The Many Benefits of Grass Fed Whey Protein


Protein smoothieSuper smoothieMost people know it’s important to get enough protein in their diet. It’s even more valuable though to get the right kind of high-quality protein for the most health benefits.

Low-quality protein sources like processed meat or hydrolyzed soy protein can do more damage to your body than good.

By comparison, grass fed whey can lay claim to being the very highest quality source of undenatured protein. It also provides many potent health-promoting nutrients like conjugated linoleic acid, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and high levels of cysteine for glutathione production.

Keep reading to understand just why grass fed whey protein is so good for you, how to choose the best kind and what makes it such a healthy addition to superfood smoothies like these.

The Importance of Protein

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A Natural Smoothie Treatment for Arthritis and Painful Joints


Arthritic-pain-treatmentThis great tasting smoothie for arthritis combines natural ingredients that may help reduce joint pain and other arthritic symptoms.

It also contains nutrients like bromelain, curcumin and gingerols that have been demonstrated in research studies to combat inflammation throughout your body.

There are quite a few ingredients in this arthritis smoothie treatment and you may not be able to get all of them with a visit to the supermarket.

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A Superfood Smoothie for Better Digestion


Digestion-smoothieMany people experience digestion problems eating a ‘modern’ processed food diet. The gluten in wheat, lactose in milk, difficult to digest proteins in processed meat, acids in soda and coffee, sugar in just about everything and a wide variety of chemical additives are often linked to digestive issues and poor intestinal health affecting so many in today’s Western societies.

In the long-term, switching to a more natural food diet and particularly incorporating fermented foods can greatly improve digestive health and help treat symptoms like bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, ulcers and excessive gas. For more immediate relief, this smoothie recipe has a combination of superfoods for quickly relieving intestinal troubles and improving digestion.

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The Health Benefits of Stevia the Sugar Substitute


Sugar-replacementStarting to use stevia regularly may well be one of the most beneficial things you ever do for your health. Not for the nutrition it gives you, but for what it helps you substitute in your diet – sugar.

Stevia is a small South American herb with leaves that contain unusual compounds called steviosides that mimic the sweetness of sugar without any of its negative effects on your health. In fact, raw stevia is around 40 times sweeter than regular sugar, while the concentrated extract is approximately 200 times more sweet.

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The Top 10 Arugula Health Benefits


Healthy RocketArugula is an extremely healthy and nutritious cruciferous vegetable that many people have never heard of. Also called salad rocket or garden rocket, it has a distinctive and delicious peppery flavor to its soft green leaves and goes particularly well in fresh salads like this.

Arugula also has some surprising health benefits for more energy, disease prevention and a healthier appearance. Here’s just what makes rocket so good for you.

10 Great Reasons Why Arugula Is Healthy

1. Cancer Protection

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Mucuna Pruriens Benefits for Dopamine, Testosterone and Better Sleep


Velvet bean healthMucuna pruriens is one of the more potent mood enhancing and libido stimulating superfoods available, with noticeable health benefits and a long list of uses.

This powerful herb can have a direct influence on your brain’s neurotransmitters and potentially have beneficial effects on your mental state, energy levels, ability to relax and even body composition and libido.

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Natural Male Birth Control – Papaya Seeds as a Contraceptive for Men?


pawpaw birth controlScientists are working on a male birth control pill designed to block the release of sperm and prevent unwanted pregnancy. So far many of the attempted methods involving inhibiting hormones appear to lead to testosterone problems and decreased libido.

There are however some potential natural methods of birth control without such side effects. One of the most interesting is using papaya seeds for male contraception.

Ahead is what we know about using the seeds of papaya as a contraceptive for men, potential precautions if you choose to use them and the simplest and best tasting way to add papaya seeds to your diet.

Papaya Seeds as Birth Control in Traditional Cultures

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Choosing the Best Avocado Oil


Californian avocado oilAvocado oil is growing in popularity as more and more people recognize its value as a superior cooking oil. Cold pressed avocado oil also has many beneficial properties for improving your appearance, disease prevention and long-term optimal health.

I’ve written before about the importance of the smoke point of the oil you cook with and why avocado oil is the best and perhaps only oil that should be used for high temperature frying.

There’s also numerous reasons why the vegetable oils in most people’s kitchens may be damaging their health and why a good avocado oil is the best replacement.

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Brazil Nuts as a Selenium Supplement and Testosterone Enhancer


Brazil Nuts health benefitsBrazil nuts are an unusually powerful superfood. As the richest known natural source of selenium, they have many health benefits, but also need to be eaten with caution.

Here’s how to use Brazil nuts as a selenium supplement, why they are superior to supplemental selenomethionine or selenium selenite found in multivitamins, and how eating Brazil nuts may increase your testosterone levels – good news for both men and women.

The Importance of Selenium in Your Diet

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Gymnema Sylvestre for Diabetes and Blood Sugar Control


Gurmar teaScience, medicine and politics are all failing to come to grips with the ever rising number of diabetics in America. But using the blood sugar controlling herb gymnema sylvestre for diabetes may help with its treatment.

It’s possible taking gymnema with its active ingredient gymnemic acid may even assist in preventing those at risk from becoming diabetic in the first place.

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A Tasty Black Walnut Pesto Recipe to Kill Parasites


Intestinal worm treatmentBlack walnuts are a well known human parasite killer and were traditionally used by Native Americans for internal cleansing and digestive problems.

They contain potent compounds like juglone that can rid the body of many kinds of harmful organisms. The still green black walnut hull is even more potent for intestinal worms and you can read much more about it in Using Black Walnuts for Parasites.

This page though will share a black walnut pesto recipe I came up with recently. It includes several other worm killing ingredients and makes a tasty accompaniment to many meals.

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