Dherbs - Herbal Supplements, Herbal Remedies, Natural Healing Remedies, Full Body Detox » Diet & Nutrition https://www.dherbs.com Buy herbal supplements, natural remedies, and herbal remedies from Dherbs, the #1 alternative medicine product store. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:25:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Alarming Facts About Cheese & Why You Shouldn’t Eat Ithttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/alarming-facts-about-cheese-why-you-shouldnt-eat-it/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/alarming-facts-about-cheese-why-you-shouldnt-eat-it/#comments Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:20:40 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=76025 January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day, but could loving cheese be one of the downfalls of your current health condition. Find out now.

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Americans love cheese. Cheddar, pepper jack, bleu, feta, mozzarella, provolone, brie, gouda, and a lot of other cheeses are devoured by people every day. In fact, the average American consumes about 31 pounds of cheese each year. If you really love cheese, you probably exceed this number. Americans love cheese so much so that pizza companies have started stuffing the crust with cheese!

 

This article was posted on this day (January 20th) for a reason. It is National Cheese Lover’s Day. We know that a lot of people know that they shouldn’t eat as much cheese as they do. It’s important to highlight the reasons why you should be avoiding this addictive dairy product.

 

Increased Risk of Heart Disease:

A lot of cows do not have positive living conditions and are treated like milk pumping machines. They are also fed a diet rich in GMOs and antibiotics, which contain hormones that make them produce more milk. Because cows ingest all of these chemicals, humans ingest them when they eat cheese or drink milk. This ultimately increases a person’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and many other ailments.

 

Cheese Is America’s #1 Source of Saturated Fat…And That’s Not Good:

In an average slice of pizza from a major pizza chain restaurant (think Domino’s or Pizza Hut), you get about two-thirds of your recommended daily intake of saturated fat. This has largely contributed to the obesity epidemic in America. Try to go for healthier fats like avocados, coconut oil, nuts and seeds, or extra virgin olive oil.

 

We want you to enjoy cheese, but we want you to do it in a healthy way. To help you avoid eating regular cheese we have some awesome vegan cheese recipes to help you out. Try them out. You might be surprised at how much you like them.

 

Cashew Cheese Sauce:

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Are you ready for some cashew cheese sauce? Maybe you are new to the raw foods diet and are ready to create new flavors. Use this sauce as a dip or add a unique flavor to your raw vegetables.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Herbed Nut Cheese Log:

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This recipe is going to make you change your opinion on raw cheese. It is absolutely delicious and boasts tons of herbaceous flavors. It is the perfect, vegan-friendly holiday party dish.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Raw Vegan Lasagna With Homemade Cashew Cheese:

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Even though this lasagna isn’t cooked, it boasts some pretty bold and classic Italian flavors. The cashew cheese has the same consistency as the ricotta or mozzarella cheeses you know and love.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/5-alarming-facts-about-cheese-and-your-health/

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-cheese-lovers-day-january-20/

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6 Foods That Help To Boost Your Memoryhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/6-foods-that-help-to-boost-your-memory/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/6-foods-that-help-to-boost-your-memory/#comments Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:15:47 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=76003 You can naturally improve your brain function and decrease your risk of Alzheimer's disease when you eat these healthy brain-boosting foods.

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You may be wondering how the food you eat can affect your brain. Well, the brain is in your body and your body is affected by the food you eat; thus, your brain is affected by the food you eat. You can help boost brain function the same way you can boost your immune system or metabolism. As it turns out, helping the different systems, specifically your gut, in the body can keep your brain healthy.

 

When the body is stressed, for example, it tries to remedy the situation via inflammation. Inflammation is beneficial if you have a wound because it helps to repair the damage, but it is not beneficial when it is chronically in the body for no reason. This can lead to multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, anxiety, and other health conditions.

 

When your digestive system is happy, your body can help keep inflammation under control. Healthy gut flora is actually conducive to a healthy brain because gut hormones enter the brain and can improve cognitive function. Additionally, eating foods that are abundant in antioxidants, healthy fats, and vitamins & minerals help to decrease your risk of cognitive decline. Be sure to include the following foods in your diet to boost your memory and keep your brain healthy.

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil:

This oil contains heart-healthy fats, but it also contains oleocanthal. This substance helps to increase the production of enzymes and proteins, which help to break up plaques have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Broccoli:

It’s always important to eat your greens. Not only is broccoli rich in plant-based protein, but it is also abundant in vitamin C. In fact, one cup of broccoli contains about 150% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. It also contains choline, which helps to keep your memory sharp.

 

Virgin Coconut Oil:

It is important to get virgin coconut oil and not whatever coconut oil you see on the shelf. Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil is even better. Coconut oil is a proven heart-healthy oil and acts as a natural antibiotic and antioxidant. It also helps to improve the body’s use of insulin.

 

Rosemary:

Rosemary has a lot of anti-aging properties. It also contains carnosic acid, which helps to protect the brain from neurological damage. This acid protects the brain from free radical damage, which has been known to cause strokes and Alzheimer’s disease. Dried rosemary is beneficial, but it is always better to get the fresh herb.

 

Turmeric:

Turmeric has already been known to have anti-cancer properties, and more recent studies are indicating that it can help keep people mentally sharp. More recently, it has demonstrated that it can help to positively influence brain function, especially for people who have genetic history of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other neurological disorders.

 

Blueberries:

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which are integral for a healthy brain. Not only are they rich in fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin C, but they also contain tons of healthy omegas and work to decrease stress and brain degeneration, due to the galic acid content.

 

Sources:

https://www.alzheimers.net/2013-10-15/superfoods-that-fight-alzheimers/

https://draxe.com/15-brain-foods-to-boost-focus-and-memory/

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The Best Foods To Eat Before You Exercisehttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-best-foods-to-eat-before-you-exercise/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-best-foods-to-eat-before-you-exercise/#comments Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:00:30 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75859 Eating the right food before you exercise can dictate how your workout will go. Eat these plant-based foods to have the best results.

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What should you eat before you exercise? This is an important question. You want something that is going to give you energy, but you also need something that your body can use efficiently. We mean that you need to eat something that the body can easily process. For example, you don’t want to eat a burger prior to your workout because: a) it isn’t good for your health; and b) the body cannot properly digest or process it.

 

Some athletes (endurance athletes in particular) need to eat while they work out. Exercising intensely for 90 minutes or longer burns through stored electrolytes and glycogen. To help maintain these levels, it becomes necessary to eat foods or drink beverages that are high in easily digestible nutrients. These foods are also beneficial to eat prior to exercising. Eat the following foods about 30 minutes before your workout to stock up on natural carbs and electrolytes.

 

Figs:

These are almost too easy to eat because they are so delicious. Offering a multitude of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, B-vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, dried figs help to strengthen bones and improve digestion. They also work to reduce your risk of hypertension and vision loss. Make sure to buy them unsulfured and without added sugars if you are eating dried figs.

 

Apples & Nut Butter:

Apples are beneficial to eat before working out because they give you a little energy boost. Enhance this snack by dipping the apple slices in raw nut butter. This will give you a protein boost that your body can easily absorb.

 

Bananas:

Because bananas are loaded with potassium, they help to prevent muscle cramps, which is only one reason why you should eat them before exercising. Plus, you lose potassium when you sweat and these levels need to be full. Bananas also help to improve kidney disorders and they can aid in getting rid of water weight.

 

Homemade Energy Bars:

We recommend making your own energy bars or bites because you know exactly what goes in them. A lot of mainstream protein/energy bars contain chemicals or processed ingredients. You can use unsweetened dried fruit (free of sulfur) and raw nuts & seeds to make some pretty delicious bars that fuel your workouts. Try these ones!

 

Dates:

You can actually use dried dates in those energy bites we just mentioned! They are great to eat before exercising because they contain vitamin K, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, and magnesium, in addition to B-vitamins. These can increase bone strength, maintain healthy weight, and help you decrease allergic reactions.

 

Oats With Fruit, Nuts, or Seeds:

Oats are filled with complex carbs that give you long-lasting energy. By adding fresh fruit, raw nuts, or seeds, you give yourself extra fiber, protein, and other beneficial nutrients that your body can use for energy.

 

Sources:

https://www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-pre-workout-foods-perfect-athlete/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/healthy-plant-based-whole-food-options-for-endurance-exercise/

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What You Should Eat To Help Improve Your Thyroidhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/what-you-should-eat-to-help-improve-your-thyroid/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/what-you-should-eat-to-help-improve-your-thyroid/#comments Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:15:01 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75793 Want to naturally improve your thyroid? Follow these dietary guidelines and eat these foods to help your body get back to normal.

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Having a thyroid issue can completely change the way you live your life. Detecting a problem with the thyroid can take some doctors a couple years. Some people with thyroid conditions get prescribed different medications that are not conducive (or sometimes even for the thyroid) to thyroid health. These medications can lead to mood swings, constipation, sugar cravings, or extreme fatigue.

 

How Important Is A Healthy Thyroid?

The thyroid is one of the most important glands in the body. It regulates the endocrine system, which includes all of the glands in your body that are responsible for hormone production. Since the thyroid is almost like the gland in charge, the endocrine system (and the rest of your bodily functions) can become faulty. An improperly functioning thyroid basically throws your body out of whack.

 

It is possible to naturally reverse your thyroid condition through food. By eliminating certain foods and adding healthier foods, the thyroid can naturally improve its functions. Always remember that it is best to avoid meats, meat products, dairy products, flour, processed foods, junk foods, fried foods, and refined sugars. Plant-based foods are always best for your body!

 

Avoid Soy Products:

Eliminate all soy products (including edamame) from your diet when trying to heal your thyroid. About 94% of all soy is genetically engineered, and you don’t want those hormones in your body. Additionally, you should eliminate gluten, especially if you have Hashimoto’s disease, because both gluten and soy can have negative effects on normal thyroid function.

 

Sea Veggies:

Since iodine is an extremely important nutrient for the thyroid, you should eat your sea vegetables. Insufficient iodine levels can limit the production of thyroid hormones, which ultimately inhibits healthy thyroid function. The best sea vegetables to eat include spirulina, kelp, wakame, hijiki, or nori sheets.

 

Brazil Nuts:

Selenium helps to convert thyroxine to T3 hormones, and Brazil nuts are full of this mineral. It’s important to not eat too many Brazil nuts, though. Only eat three a day. Other sources of selenium include chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and flaxseeds. Note: Sometimes people with Hashimoto’s disease are recommended to avoid selenium, but selenium is needed for glutathione production to decrease thyroid antibodies.

 

Chlorophyll:

Due to the antioxidant properties in chlorophyll, it can decrease and absorb mold toxins, for example aflatoxin B, which can cause liver complications and cancer. Additionally, chlorophyll helps to boost energy levels and remove heavy metals, which may be negatively affecting the thyroid. Make sure to eat your green vegetables to get your daily dose of chlorophyll.

 

Cruciferous Vegetables:

There have been many studies indicating that cruciferous vegetables may help to prevent thyroid cancer. Cruciferous vegetables include cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, kale, turnip greens, watercress, bok choy, arugula, cauliflower, and mustard greens. It is best to eat them raw to absorb their phytonutrients.

 

Remember: Always listen to your body, especially when you change your diet. Include these foods in a well-balanced, plant-based diet and see if your thyroid improves.

 

Sources:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10681/what-you-should-eat-to-improve-thyroid-health.html

https://www.naturalnews.com/037147_thyroid_function_boosting_remedies.html

https://draxe.com/cruciferous-vegetables-cancer-thyroid/

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Huff Post Said The FBC Is What You Need To Be Healthyhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/weight-loss/huff-post-said-the-fbc-is-what-you-need-to-be-healthy/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/weight-loss/huff-post-said-the-fbc-is-what-you-need-to-be-healthy/#comments Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:43:37 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75721 There's no better time to clean out your body than now! Don't just take our word for it. See what Huff Post had to say about the Full Body Cleanse.

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The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and most people make the resolution to be healthier. How does one become healthier, though? Most people don’t realize that becoming healthier isn’t as easy as eliminating chips from regular eating habits. That’s why we love that The Huffington Post wrote an article about how important it is to participate in the Full Body Cleanse.

 

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to cleanse your body of all that holiday junk you consumed over the past couple months. Give your body a tune up to understand what it means to be healthy. We’ve said how amazing the Full Body Cleanse is time and again, but now you don’t have to take our word for it anymore. Get a fresh, new perspective on the product when you read the Huff Post article. Click here to read the article.

 

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How To Grocery Shop On A Raw Foods Diethttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/how-to-grocery-shop-on-a-raw-foods-diet/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/how-to-grocery-shop-on-a-raw-foods-diet/#comments Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:15:03 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75497 Do you need help figuring out what to buy while you are cleansing? Follow these tips to help yourself succeed on the Full Body Cleanse.

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When it comes to cleansing, a lot of people aren’t used to only purchasing the cleanse-approved food items in the grocery store. Some chips might be on sale, you might be out of peanut butter, or you may need to buy meat to complete your grocery shopping journey. When you take part in the Full Body Cleanse, you have to train yourself to only shop for raw fruits, vegetables, and raw nuts and seeds, in addition to a few other raw items.

 

Shopping on a raw foods diet seems hard, but it is actually very easy. Raw fruits and vegetables are abundant in most grocery stores, but it is important to buy different varieties. You may have some favorites like apples, strawberries, carrots, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, or bananas, but you need to get different fruits and vegetables to keep your taste buds interested in raw foods.

 

Tip #1: Browse Our Recipes

How does browsing our recipes help you shop for groceries? Our recipes show you how to use different ingredients in unique and simple ways. If you find a couple recipes you enjoy, you can purchase the necessary raw items for those recipes when you go shopping.

 

Tip #2: Buy Seasonally

When you purchase fruits and vegetables that are in season, you’ll notice that they taste better. Additionally, buying produce that is in season helps you save money. Buying seasonally also gives you an extra nudge to try different produce items!

 

Tip #3: Get Salad Dressing Ingredients

You are allowed to make your own salad dressings while you are cleansing. You don’t have to eat dry salads. We strongly recommend buying raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil and having a variety of spices to flavor your dressings.

 

Tip #4: Stock Up On Herbal Teas

Since you can’t have caffeinated teas while cleansing, we recommend getting a variety of herbal teas. Great teas include ginger, hibiscus, lemon, mint, chamomile, kava, rooibos, lavender, and turmeric. You don’t have to drink all of your teas hot. You can pour the hot teas over iced, so long as your ice cubes are from clean, filtered water.

 

Tip #5: Buy Avocados

Why do avocados get their own tip? Avocados are filled with healthy fats and can help to keep you full. You can use them in various ways, but don’t eat them like crazy. Try not to consume more than two avocados in one day. You’ll be surprised how much they help when you are hungry.

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These Beans Can Improve Heart Health And Digestionhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/these-beans-can-improve-heart-health-and-digestion/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/these-beans-can-improve-heart-health-and-digestion/#comments Sat, 06 Jan 2018 12:15:30 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75595 Beans, beans, they're good for your heart! The more of these you eat, the more you help out your digestive system and bones.

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It’s no coincidence that we posted an article about beans today because it is actually National Bean Day! Most people are familiar with kidney, pinto, garbanzo, and black beans, but a lot of people may not be onto the amazing benefits of adzuki beans. Signature to Asian cuisine, adzuki beans are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals that contribute to the optimal functioning of the body’s organs and systems.

 

What Are Adzuki Beans?

Native to the Himalayan region, adzuki beans are commonly eaten in Japan, Korea, China, and other East Asian countries. The pronunciation is “azuki,” which comes from the Japanese language. They are red beans, which are typically used in sweeter dishes, and they are most commonly eaten in the form of a paste.

 

Adzuki beans are different from other beans in that they have a slightly sweeter, nuttier flavor. Even if you have a particular palate, you might be pleasantly surprised with the taste of adzuki beans. We want to entice you to try these beans, and that is why we have gathered some of the health benefits you can reap when you eat them.

 

Improves Heart Health:

Eating adzuki beans can help to give you a cardiovascular boost! They are rich in dietary fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol levels, and the potassium works to increase blood flow and release excess sodium in the body. This is especially beneficial for those with high blood pressure. Adzuki beans can even help to decrease your risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack.

 

Improves Digestion:

Just like most other beans, adzuki beans are high in fiber, which is important for digestive health. Fiber works to stimulate peristalsis (the moving of food through the digestive tract), and this helps to relieve constipation, bloating, diarrhea, and can even benefit more serious digestive conditions.

 

Builds Muscle Mass:

Adzuki beans can help you build muscle mass because they are loaded with protein (17.3 grams of protein per cup). Because adzuki beans are comprised of plant-based protein, the body can absorb it more easily and build muscle more efficiently. When you combine a regular workout routine with sufficient, complete protein intake, you will start seeing results.

 

Antioxidants Galore:

According to several research studies, adzuki beans contain about 29 compounds, which means they have a high antioxidant content. These antioxidants are disease-fighting and contain anti-inflammatory properties. Some of the compounds are also bioflavonoids, which help to promote optimal internal health.

 

Weight Loss Helpers:

Even though people can use these protein-packed beans to help build muscle, there are others who like to use them for weight loss. In addition to the protein content, the fiber helps to fill you up and make you feel full, which helps to decrease your cravings and caloric intake. One cup of adzuki beans contains about 300 calories, but you’ll feel more satiated when you eat that one cup, as opposed to eating other empty calories like bread, chips, sodas, pizza, or cookies.

 

Better Bone Health:

If you need help strengthening your bones, adzuki beans are your friends. They contain beneficial minerals like copper, zinc, and magnesium, all of which help to prevent bone demineralization and work to boost bone strength.

 

Word to the Wise:

Adzuki beans are typically sold in paste form, which is an acquired taste. Some people may find it unpleasant, but you shouldn’t be afraid of it. We think it tastes pretty good!

 

Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/adzuki-beans.html

https://draxe.com/adzuki-beans/

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How To Make Your Own Chia Puddinghttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/how-to-make-your-own-chia-pudding/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/how-to-make-your-own-chia-pudding/#comments Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:30:56 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75457 Chia pudding is so easy to make and it should be one of your go-to meals while you're cleansing. It is great for before or after exercising.

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Chia pudding is a wonderfully nutritious and filling snack, dessert, or pre/post workout meal while you are cleansing. It may seem like chia pudding is difficult to make, but it is actually one of the easiest things to make when it comes to raw recipes. Chia pudding should be one of your go-to meals, especially if you are in a hurry and need nourishment.

 

A Few Benefits of Chia Seeds:

The gel-forming property of chia seeds typically slows digestion and helps you sustain balanced blood sugar levels, which can help control or lower your risk of diabetes. Whole, water-soaked chia seeds can be easily digested and absorbed. They can also absorb more than nine times their volume in water or other liquids. This unique quality can help your body retain fluids and electrolytes, which can help you avoid dehydration.

 

The Chia Pudding Ratio:

You don’t need a specific recipe to make chia pudding, but you do need to remember the ratio. All you need to remember is that you add 3 tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid. You can stir it and then let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. When you go to eat it in the morning, you can mix in fresh fruit, some cinnamon, or some raw cacao powder. The possibilities are endless!

 

Sample Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup homemade almond milk or filtered water
  • 3 tablespoons raw chia seeds
  • raw agave, raw cacao powder, cinnamon, fruit, or other toppings to taste

Instructions:

  • Place the almond milk or water and chia seeds in a glass jar with a lid. Shake well and then refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add your raw toppings of choice. Enjoy!

 

Sources:

http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2016/01/chia-pudding-recipe-ratio.html

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/291334.php

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Tasty Recipes For National Spaghetti Day 2018https://www.dherbs.com/articles/tasty-recipes-for-national-spaghetti-day-2018/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/tasty-recipes-for-national-spaghetti-day-2018/#comments Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:15:07 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75494 We aren't giving you the run of the mill recipes for National Spaghetti Day 2018. We are making it about squash...the spaghetti kind.

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Get your sauce ready because January 4th is National Spaghetti Day. Typically made from semolina flour, spaghetti originated in Italy, but has become a worldwide favorite. Although there are countless spaghetti and pasta dishes, we want you to try a new approach to National Spaghetti Day. This year, we are celebrating spaghetti squash!

 

Spaghetti Fact: Americans purchased about 1.3 million pounds of spaghetti in the year 2000. If you lined all the noodles in those packages up, they could circle the Earth nine times.

 

What Is Spaghetti Squash?

Spaghetti squash is very versatile and is low in carbohydrates. Consider this: one cup of regular pasta has 200 calories, while one cup of cooked spaghetti squash only has 42 calories. Like carrots, spaghetti squash contains beta-carotene, which is beneficial for healthy eyesight, lowering cholesterol levels, and great for people with insulin resistance. Additionally, spaghetti squash is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote healthy brain function and help to fight heart disease.

 

Since spaghetti squash is still in season, you should take advantage of the following recipes. Roasting spaghetti squash is the best way to cook it to get the desired spaghetti-like texture.

 

Quinoa And Spinach Spaghetti Squash Boats:

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These hearty quinoa & spinach boats are filling and packed with some vibrant flavors of fall. If you want, you can add more vegetables like kale, tomatoes, and fresh parsley for added nutrition and flavor.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Spaghetti Squash alla Puttanesca:

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This dish pays homage to an Italian classic. You’ll get to enjoy all the same flavors of a classic puttanesca, but you won’t be eating all the calories from regular spaghetti!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls:

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This is a very unique way to have a burrito bowl. You can add your own flair to this because there are many toppings to choose from. This will become one of your favorites!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Bonus Recipe: Butternut Squash Noodle Pasta

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Normally you cube butternut squash and roast or saute it with some olive oil and spices. Well this creative way to make butternut squash will have you craving this meal all the time.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Source:

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-spaghetti-day-january-4/

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5 Great Smoothies For Diabetics To Drinkhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-great-smoothies-for-diabetics-to-drink/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-great-smoothies-for-diabetics-to-drink/#comments Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:00:29 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75385 If you have diabetes and are wondering what smoothies to drink while cleansing, use these to get your started and balance your blood sugar.

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If you have decided to take part in the Full Body Cleanse in the New Year and you have diabetes, there are a few things to take into consideration. You don’t have to deprive yourself of certain foods, but you do want to make sure that you are eating a balanced diet. You are also going to have to focus a little more on vegetables than fruit, but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid fruit altogether.

 

Certain fruits have a lower glycemic index than others do, which means that your blood sugar won’t spike when you consume them. A great way to consume fruit while cleansing is to blend them into smoothies. To help make your life a little easier, here are five delicious smoothie recipes that are beneficial for diabetics.

 

Note: When making smoothies, it is important to not add any sweeteners like agave syrup or grade A maple syrup. You don’t need the added sugar on top of the natural sugars in the fruit.

 

For all of the smoothies, blend all of the ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth consistency. You can add more or less liquid depending on how thick you want the smoothie to be.

 

Awesome Green Smoothie:

Don’t be worried about this tasting like grass because it doesn’t. It contains tons of protein and essential minerals that the body needs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, frozen overnight
  • 1 handful of fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of raw chia seeds
  • 1 cup kale leaves, torn
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 cup filtered water

 

Avocado & Pineapple Smoothie:

We know it may sound weird, but you can’t even taste the avocado in this. Avocado actually makes any smoothie creamy; plus, it gives you some healthy magnesium and omega-3s.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup homemade almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw chia seeds
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple, cubed
  • ½ avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup Fuji apple, cubed
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup ice

 

Berry Delight Smoothie:

The berries in this smoothie are loaded with antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals in the body. The mango also works to regulate blood sugar levels.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen overnight
  • 1 cup blackberries, frozen overnight
  • 1 cup raspberries, frozen overnight
  • ¾ cup mango, cubed
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2 cups kale leaves, torn
  • 1 tablespoon raw flaxseeds

 

Winter Fruit Smoothie:

Even though this smoothie is very green, you are going to want to keep drinking it!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 1 green apple, cubed
  • 1 green pear, cubed
  • 2 cups kale or spinach
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup green grapes

 

Green Machine Smoothie:

This smoothie really helps to clean out the digestive tract. It is also filled with lots of folate and vitamins.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup homemade almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw flaxseeds
  • ½ cup green grapes
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup green cabbage, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • ½ cup Fuji apple, cubed
  • ½ cup ice

 

We hope you enjoy these smoothies. If you make them, let us know how you like them in the comments below.

 

Sources:

http://ninacheriefranklin.com/live-well/5-simple-delicious-low-sugar-smoothie-recipes-people-diabetes/

https://www.healthline.com/health/diabetes/diabetic-friendly-smoothies#8

https://helynskitchen.com/2013/06/berry-blast-smoothie-low-glycemic.html

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