There is a better way to cook your pumpkins than boiling that will retain the most nutritional value when you eat them.
It’s also quick and simple and makes for a much better tasting pumpkin, whatever recipe you’re using it for.
Many people only eat pumpkins at Thanksgiving in sugary pumpkin pies. What a waste.
They are some of the healthiest of all vegetables and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
Not only do they taste great, they are also low in calories, yet very filling.
Here’s why it’s worth replacing fattening potatoes with healthier pumpkin on your dinner plate. Your body will thank you for it.
Most people have some discoloration of the delicate skin under their eyes to varying degrees, particularly after a long day or big night out. But for many of us this is a more persistent problem.
There are many potential causes of dark circles under the eyes. While some people may have a genetic disposition, more commonly they are caused by lack of sleep, stress, eating unhealthy junk food, excess alcohol, menstruation for women, smoking, sinusitis and poor circulation to this area of the face.
Dark circles under the eyes and not a great thing to wake up to in the mirror in the morning but there is a natural treatment can help.
Crushed parsley, applied topically, is a simple remedy for skin discoloration and puffiness, that you can easily make and use at home.
Parsley is well known for its skin lightening properties that can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolored skin on your face. It is also a beneficial acne treatment, particularly when used fresh.
Some commercial products trumpet the addition of parsley extract in their formulas. But why pay expensive prices when you can easily make a parsley face mask at home, for a fraction of the cost and at much greater strength and effectiveness?
Parsley juice is a concentrated version of all the nutrition in the herb, including a rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and volatile oils.
Some of the best known benefits of this green herb include kidney cleansing and liver detoxification.
Ahead are two special recipes for using parsley as a natural kidney treatment and liver healer.
The first is a potent juice with a combination of natural ingredients for effective detox and cleansing.
The second is a great tasting watermelon, cucumber and parsley smoothie that is especially good for flushing your kidneys of toxins.
First, a couple of precautions before using the amounts of parsley recommended in these recipes. Continue Reading
Arugula is a highly nutritious cruciferous vegetable that’s well worth eating as often as possible.
Also called salad rocket, rucola or roquette, it has a distinctive and delicious peppery flavor to its soft green leaves and goes particularly well in fresh salads.
This nutrient-rich green has many beneficial properties for energy production, cellular protection, natural weight loss and a healthier appearance. Here’s just what makes salad rocket so good for you.
Salads can make for a healthy lunch or light, yet nutritious dinner. The key to making them better is to move beyond the old iceberg lettuce, tomato and olive oil combination. Get more adventurous with stronger tasting greens like arugula and more interesting ingredients.
Here’s a simple formula to create delicious tasting salads that are also very good for you.
Here’s a recipe for juicing bok choy that is loaded with vegetables and fruits that are particularly good for improving your skin tone and supporting internal cleansing and liver health.
Bok choy is rich in nutrients like antioxidant carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium and selenium. Combined with the other superfoods listed ahead, this juice mixture is a potent way to support your skin.
It tastes great too so why not give it a try and start giving your body more of the nutrition it needs to look its best.
Here are two simple and healthy ways to use bok choy (also known as pak choi) in your meals. If you’ve never cooked with it before you’ll find it’s a great base for many recipes.
Best of all, bok choy is very good for you and, when made up like one of these easy Asian inspired recipes, very tasty as well.
Bok choy is one of the most popular vegetables to cook with throughout Asia, yet still not widely used in America.
Very low in calories, yet high in many beneficial nutrients, bok choy is excellent for weight loss and a green superfood well worth using more of in your daily cooking.
Originally from China where it has been cultivated for centuries, bok choy is now grown for the US market, predominantly in California and Alberta in Canada.
While it is a member of the cabbage family, it doesn’t really look like one. The shape is closer to a celery, with thick white stalks and dark green rounded leaves.