For easy ways to feel happy, head outside and exercise. You’ll help your body make more vitamin D, a nutrient that’s linked to happiness. Even your brain will produce endorphins, the “feel good” brain chemical. Do yoga to stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system. There’s also nothing better than calling a loved one for a good laugh. Take time to journal, do hobbies, and take relaxing baths. You can also eat almonds and saffron to boost your mood from the inside.
The debate is still on about whether raw food is better or cooked, but most nutritionists suggest a mix of both. Some foods, when eaten raw, helps preserve their nutrients and also allows your body to absorb them better. While there’s a long list of foods you can cook and eat,[.....]
Almonds are considered as the healthiest snacks and included in salads, baked foods, and various other dishes. Roasted almond, almond butter, oil, or milk give a buttery and creamy taste making any dish more palatable. They are packed with amino acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and more which promote good health.[.....]
Due to the presence of proteins, calcium, minerals, and vitamins almond milk has gained a lot of importance since ages. It is prepared by finely blending almonds in water to get a nutty and creamy beverage. It is mostly preferred by people who have lactose intolerance or are allergic to[.....]
You might love eating walnuts but did you know that the walnut tree does more than give us yummy, healthy walnuts? Walnut leaf extracts can work as a deo, tighten your skin pores, and get rid of acne. And walnut oil can keep your skin soft and supple and have an anti-aging effect. You can massage it into your scalp and hair to treat dandruff or promote hair growth too. Meanwhile, walnut meal as a slightly abrasive effect that can remove dead skin cells to improve your skin’s texture.
While it is natural to have short-term memory and recall issues when you grow old, it can be avoided by making simple lifestyle, dietary tweaks. Adding foods like berries, red wine, nuts, soya, spinach, beans to your daily diet and slashing alcohol are found to have a positive effect on memory. At the same time, yoga or regular exercise ensures improved focus, concentration.
Nuts are satiating, healthy and tasty foods that you can gladly include in your diet. It is a common belief that high-fat and high-calorie foods can only contribute to weight gain. Many of them contain good fats like polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your health.[.....]
If you’ve heard walnuts are really good for you and are considering upping your intake, you're on the right track! Just a quarter cup can help some patients with type 2 diabetes manage their condition better, and a handful may be enough antioxidants to provide protection for your heart, brain, hair, skin, and more. The omega-3 fatty acids in these nuts can cut inflammation, while the melatonin can help you get a good night’s rest. Which is why walnuts are good for just about everyone (barring those with a walnut allergy)!
Avoid feeding your child with spicy, acidic, and scratchy or hard foods like nuts, potato chips, which can aggravate tender mouth sores. Be sure your child uses toothbrushes with soft bristles and avoids toothpastes or mouthwashes which contain sodium lauryl sulfate. For a quick fix - rinse the mouth every 2 to 3 hrs with salt water, apply a wet tea bag to the sore for relief.
Your gallbladder works quietly helping the body digest fat, but when it bumps into trouble it may cause you a lot of discomfort and pain. Filling up on foods like whole grains, leafy greens, sea veggies, oats, lentils, beans, nuts, flaxseeds, turmeric, and swapping regular cooking oils for olive oil can help lower your risk of developing gallbladder problems in the first place.
Traditional methods such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine suggest soaking almonds overnight and eating the peeled nuts the next morning. Tannin, an enzyme inhibitor in almond skin, actually inhibits nutrient absorption from the flesh as well. Soaking almonds allows easy removal of the bitter skin, facilitating enzymatic digestion by exposing the nutrients to stomach acids.
Using a sharp knife scrape the meat of the brown coconut from the shell. Cut it into small pieces; blend on high (add 1.5c water for every 1c coconut) until well shredded. Filter the coconut milk in a wide-mouthed jar using a coffee filter or cheesecloth. Refrigerate for next 24hrs. Scoop out the curd and discard it. Use the oil below. It takes about 10 coconuts to make 1l oil!
Almonds are a rich source of folic acid, which helps the brain and neurological development of the fetus, and vitamin E that protects the baby from future risk of asthma. They are a healthy source of dietary fat, carbs and helps knock off excess pregnancy pounds because of its high satiety index. Equally beneficial are almond milk and almond butter.
Tree nuts and peanuts are among the top eight food allergens in the United States. And if you have a close family member with a nut allergy, you’re probably concerned that you might have one, too. But do you know how to spot an allergic reaction? And what should you do to prevent one to begin with? Brushing up on these facts could save your life.
Turmeric milk has been having its moment in the spotlight this year, with leading magazines and newspapers covering the rage it has become in America, the UK, and Europe. Once a simple grandmother’s remedy in homes in India, the yellow milk has caught the fancy of everyone from the hipster in a New York cafe to the fitness buff on the west coast. Here’s why!
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