After autumn, it’s easy to forget pumpkin puree’s tasty, versatile, nutrition-packed goodness. However, a can of pumpkin is a great pantry staple anytime. It adds moisture, texture, and health benefits to many recipes—including some you might not expect.
Pumpkin is an affordable, easy-to-stock pantry staple that’s packed with nutrition. It contains alkaloids and flavonoids, which are natural compounds with documented anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-carcinogenic, and antioxidant properties, as well as a long list of other nutrients.
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The problem with a lot of the food that we eat is that most of the goodness is processed out. They taste great, but once you know the facts about vitamins and how important they are for health, you’ll realize just how much these foods are robbing you of essential micronutrients.
Is it any wonder then that most of us walk around in a state of less-than-optimal health – not quite sick enough for medical treatment, but also not entirely well! We need to get ourselves back to a state of complete vitality, and that means starting to eat better.
MedAlertHelp.org created the following vitamins infographic to provide you with all the necessary information in an easy to digest form.
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Looking to clean up your diet? Dark, leafy greens including spinach and Swiss chard, fiber-rich kidney beans and brown rice, heart-healthy nuts, lean proteins such as tuna, and plenty of water all make up a healthy diet. But believe it or not, it is possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to some healthy staples. While overdoing it on most of the nine foods below is rare – most require a person to eat or drink a lot of servings in one sitting – others can cause issues when consumed regularly over time.
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It’s true that lifting weights – especially heavy weights – helps you grow muscles, but there are other things you can do as part of your post-workout recovery to increase your muscle growth.
Growing muscles isn’t just about how hard you work in the gym, but what you do for recovery in the hours, days, and months post-workout. Next time you hit the gym hard, think about how you can get the most out of your workout by taking care of your body afterwards.
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FODMAPs (pronounced fahd-maps) is an acronym that stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharide, and polyols. These are types of carbohydrates that are slowly absorbed or not digested in the small intestine and then fermented in the large intestine. Foods high in FODMAPs have been linked to gastrointestinal issues for certain people.
A team of dietetic researchers at Monash University in Australia, who theorized that IBS may develop when sensitive people eat a combination of FODMAPs, developed the Low FODMAP Diet in 2004. The diet improves symptoms for up to 86 percent of patients with IBS, according to studies conducted in the years since.
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