Welcome to Part 8 of our Healthier 2017 Lifestyle and I hope you have been enjoying this amazing discovery of using food as smoothies and the benefits to this healthier journey of oneself. Again as derived from curejoy.com:

71. Antioxidant-Rich-Goji-Gruel: Similar to the benefits you get from eating other berries, goji berries are loaded with beta-carotene (a pigment found in plants and fruits) which helps promote healthy skin. Goji berries have also been known to help boost the immune system and protect the eyes — talk about a super fruit.

72. Blood-Purifying-Stinging-Nettle-Herb-Joy: Stinging nettle is: diuretic, astringent, pectoral, anodyne, tonic, rubefacient, styptic, anthelmintic, nutritive, hermetic, anti-rheumatic, anti-allergenic, decongestant, expectorant, anti-spasmodic, and anti-histamine, anti-lithic/lithotrophic, herpetic, galactagogue, and an anti-histamine.

73. Brain-Booster: Warding off heart disease. The blueberry’s fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fiber in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.

74. Collagen-Building-Cream-of-Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe has lots of folic acid that is very important for regeneration of dead cells. This aspect is especially useful for pregnant women. This property of quicker regeneration also helps in giving a healthy skin. It keeps wrinkles at bay, maintains the skin elasticity and helps in collagen synthesis and thus has anti-aging properties.

75. Energizer-Sun-Shine-Smoothie: Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

76. Fat-Loss-Raspberry-Shortbread-Smoothie: As the name suggests, raspberry ketone comes from the fruit and is, in fact, the primary compound responsible for a raspberry’s sweet smell.

77. Flavonoids-for-Kids: Apples are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals to keep your little ones healthy. Apples contain the same amount of fiber as a bowl of bran cereal and probably appeal to your child’s taste buds a little bit more.

78. Georgia-Peach-Skin-Rejuvenator: One of the major health benefits of peaches is for skin care. It’s a great source of Vitamin C which is widely used for skin care. You can get plenty of Vitamin C from a large peach. Apart from health benefits, you can directly use peaches for skin care such dark circles and wrinkles.

79. Healing-Hemp-Smoothie: Hemp Seeds are a perfect and natural blend of easily digested proteins, essential fats (Omega 3 & 6), Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), antioxidants, amino acids, fiber, iron, zinc, carotene, phospholipids, phytosterols, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorus, and enzymes. All amino acids essential to optimum health are found in Hemp Seeds, including the rarely found Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA).

80. Healing-Tropical-Tango: According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.

Here’s a reminder of past posts: Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 1)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 2)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 3)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 4)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 5); Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 6); Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 7)so keep on it Beloveds and look out for Part 9 of the Healthier Life coming soon.

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Welcome to Part 7 of our Healthier 2017 Lifestyle and I hope you have been enjoying this amazing discovery of using food as smoothies and the benefits to this healthier journey of oneself. Again as derived from curejoy.com:

61. Peppermint-Grapefruit-Detox-Water: Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, a vitamin that helps to support the immune system. Vitamin C-rich foods like grapefruit may help reduce cold symptoms or severity of cold symptoms.

62. Probiotic-Guacamole-Spread: Sauerkraut isn’t just a topping for hot dogs, it is also a functional food with health benefits. Foods were originally fermented to help preserve them, but this isn’t the only benefit of fermented foods like sauerkraut, which is made by fermenting cabbage.

63. Blood-Pressure-Reducing-Ruby-Sunrise: Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents.

64. Quinoa-Tacobowls: Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all pernine essential amino acids.

65. Raspberry-Tummy-Tucker: By increasing enzyme activity, oxygen consumption, and heat production in certain types of fat cells, raspberry phytonutrients like rheosmin may be able to decrease risk of obesity as well as risk of fatty liver.

66. Beta-Carotene-Rich-Plantains-and-Water: Plantains, a member of the banana family, are starchy and low in sugar. They are usually baked or fried and used much like potatoes in Caribbean and West African dishes. Like bananas, plantains are a good source of potassium and fiber. Plantains contain significantly more vitamin A and vitamin C than bananas.

67. Rapid-Transit: Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of Warding off heart disease.

68. The-Power-Punch: Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6.B vitamins help break down homocysteine—an amino acid that at high levels is related to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

69. Almond-Silk-Wonder-Milk-for-Weight-Management: One cup of almond milk contains only 60 calories, as opposed to 146 calories in whole milk, 122 calories in 2 percent, 102 calories in 1 percent, and 86 calories in skim. It makes for a great substitute that will help you lose or maintain your current weight.

70. Anti-Inflammatory-Peanutty: Although almond milk only contains 1 gram of protein per serving, it contains plenty of B vitamins such as iron and riboflavin, both important for muscle growth and healing.

Here’s a reminder of past posts: Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 1)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 2)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 3)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 4)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 5); Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 6) so keep on it Beloveds and look out for Part 8 of the Healthier Life coming soon.

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Welcome to Part 6 of our Healthier 2017 Lifestyle and I hope you have been enjoying this amazing discovery of using food as smoothies and the benefits to this healthier journey of oneself. Again as derived from curejoy.com:

  1. Fat-Buster-Green-Smoothie-Monster: Even spinach cannot come close in comparison to the number of nutrients that kale provides. Eating kale is beneficial for maintaining healthy skin, hair and strong bones, as well as helping with digestion and lowering the risk for heart disease.

52. Gout-Buster-Cherry-Bomb: When you eat cherries, you enjoy much more than just their amazing taste. They’re packed with antioxidants and offer many health benefits, including help with insomnia, joint pain and belly fat. Cherries could be just what the doctor ordered.

53. Hormone-Balancing-Super-Smoothie: Apricots contain phytoestrogens, which will mimic the way estrogen is used by the body, helping to fill any shortages you may have in estrogen, and producing the same effect as if you had generated more estrogen in the body.

54. Instant-Energy-Breakfast-Smoothie: Not only are they juicy, summery and delicious, they’re a bona fide superfood, too. Nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants (like vitamin C); strawberries offer a wide range of health benefits, some of which may surprise you.

55. Low-Carb-Low-Sugar-Easy-Smoothie: Packed with nutrients and heart-healthy compounds, avocado slows digestion and helps keep blood sugar from spiking after a meal.

56. Mean-Green-Internal-Body-Cleanser: Spinach is high in fibre and water content, both of which help to prevent constipation and promote a healthy digestive tract.

57. Nutritional-Powerhouse-Pumpkin-Seed-Shake: With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package.

58. Orange-Dram-Creamsicle-for-Weight-Loss: Eating Oranges cut a considerable amount of calories from the diet. It also keeps the body well hydrated.

59. Parsley-Passion-Smoothie: Parsley is rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin C, B 12, K and A. This means parsley keeps your immune system strong, tones your bones and heals the nervous system, too. It helps flush out excess fluid from the body, thus supporting kidney function.

60. Peanut-Butter-Fat-Burner: Peanut butter has protein as well as potassium — which lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. It also contains fibre for your bowel health, healthy fats, magnesium to fortify your bones and muscles, Vitamin E and antioxidants.

Here’s a reminder of past posts: Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 1)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 2)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 3)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 4)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 5) so keep on it Beloveds and look out for Part 7 of the Healthier Life coming soon.

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Welcome to Part 5 of our Healthier 2017 Lifestyle and I hope you have been enjoying this amazing of discovering food and the benefits to this healthier journey of oneself. Again as derived from curejoy.com:

41. Vitamin-c-Super-Booster: Although required in small quantities like other vitamins, vitamin C is indispensable for the proper functioning of the body. 

42. Ayurveda-Detoxifying-Tea: Cumin is extremely good for digestion and related problems. The very aroma of cumin, which comes from an aromatic organic compound called Cuminaldehyde, the main component of its essential oil, activates our salivary glands in our mouth, which facilitates the primary digestion of food.

43. Complete-Detox-Carrot-Beetroot-Juice: One of the major benefits of beet juice it that it contains a colour pigment called betalain. This is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal and aid in detoxification substance. There is research that indicates that betalain may exhibit anti-cancer activity.

44. Flat-Tummy-Water-Recipe: Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes. 

45. Golden-Herbal-Detox-Drink: Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

46. Vitamin-A-Juice-Plus-For-Skin-Rejuvenation: Cantaloupe has lots of folic acids that is very important for regeneration of dead cells. This aspect is especially useful for pregnant women. This property of quicker regeneration also helps in giving a healthy skin. It keeps wrinkles at bay, maintains the skin elasticity and helps in collagen synthesis and thus has anti-aging properties. 

47. Day-Starter-Rocket-Fuel: Bananas are among the most convenient food sources of potassium. This mineral is essential for maintaining proper heart function and regulating normal blood pressure.

48. Drinking-Water: Drinking enough fluids is important when exercising. Follow the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for fluid intake before and during physical activity. These guidelines recommend that people drink about 17 ounces of fluid about two hours before exercise. During exercise, they recommend that people start drinking fluids early, and drink them at regular intervals to replace fluids lost by sweating.

49. Earth-and-Abundance-Root-Chakra-Smoothie: As far as healthy foods go, cranberries are at the top of the list due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content and are often referred to as a “super food.” Not to mention, half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories!

50. Fat-Burner-Persi-Nana-Chia-Smoothie: Chia seeds are packed full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to raise HDL cholesterol and protect against heart attack and stroke. 

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Welcome to Part 4 of our Healthier 2017 Lifestyle as derived from curejoy.com:

31. Arthritis-Evaporating Pineapple Shake: This popular tropical fruit contains a key enzyme called bromelain, which is chock-full of anti-inflammatory substances that can help reduce joint swelling linked to arthritis.

32. Avocado-Superfood-Breakfast-Toast: Avocados contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals that are essential to eye health. These two carotenoids act as antioxidants in the eye and can minimise the damage and reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

33. Blood-Builder Smoothie: Oranges contain Vitamin A plays important roles in red blood cell production. Red blood cells are derived from stem cells are dependent on vitamin A for differentiation into red blood cells. Vitamin A also aids in the mobilisation of iron from storage sites to be incorporated into haemoglobin, the pigment that carries oxygen.

34.Bombay-Diner Detox Drink: Hemp seeds help regulate stress hormones and cinnamon is used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhoea, infections, the common cold and loss of appetite.

35. Calcium Concoction: Chia seeds are very high in calcium. A 3.5-ounce serving can provide about 631mg of calcium.

36. Coconut-Eggnog Energy Drink: Abundant in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, Coconut is packed with more Potassium, Calcium, and Chloride, which makes it a better choice to rehydrate, replenish and boost the body’s energy levels after any strenuous activity or workout.

37. Cucumber-Lemon Detox Spa Water: Cucumber contains citrulline which gives the liver an overall boost. cucumbers are a great source of vitamin B, rich in potassium and magnesium which help to lower blood pressure and have even been known to fight cancer.

38. Healthy-Green Detox Smoothie: Green smoothies provide a rich source of minerals. All of the bone-building nutrients are abundant including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. They are also high in antioxidants and phytonutrients.

39. Flat-Tummy Honey Lemon Water Recipe: Honey acts as a fuel to make the liver produce glucose. This glucose keeps the brain sugar levels high and forces it to release fat burning hormones.

40. Hydrating-Cleanser-Juice: This super green is packed to the max with nutrition that puts it high on the list of the world’s healthiest foods.

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Welcome to Part 3 of our Healthier 2017 Lifestyle and as derived from curejoy.com

02-fruit-smoothies-mango-avocado21. Apple-Coconut-Sprout Smoothie: Apples are high in potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure, they also help reduce the risk of stroke.

22. Cacao Guilt-Free Treat: Flavanols an anti-inflammatory and heart protective antioxidant found in raw cacao may protect against cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of stroke, and help improve blood circulation.

23. Anti-Allergy Coconut-Mint: Coconut is suggested for its anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-bacteria effects, and medium fatty acid chains that help to prevent high cholesterol and CHD.

24. Abundant Vegetable-Smoothie: It lowers blood pressure: An active compound called phthalides in celery has been proven to boost circulatory health. Raw, whole celery reduces high blood pressure.

25. Artery-Scrubber: Pineapples contain romelain which has blood thinning properties and help prevent and dissolve blood clots and plaque within arteries.

26. Cauliflower-Carrot Smoothie: Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby slowing tumor growth.

27. Mood-Elevating Chocolate Bliss: Chocolate in our body stimulates the creation of serotonine. Serotonine is the ingredient that causes a pleasant sensation after a meal. While enjoying the chocolate, endorphin is also released which raises the sense of wellbeing and satisfaction.

28. Açaí-Lime-Hot-Pepper-Immunity-Booster: Acai is very high in Vitamin C and ellagic acid, and thus help to boost immunity.

29. Anti-Acne Dandelion Smoothie: Dandelion root improves acne by improving liver function.Dandelion root is also high in vitamins A, B, C, and D as well as iron, potassium and zinc, all of which promote clear skin.

30. Anti-Aging Melon and Mint Smoothie: Melon’s anti-ageing secret is carotenoids. These allow vitamin A to be formed, which is vital for maintaining cellular health and protecting skin from oxidative stress.

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preventing-cancer-through-healthy-lifestyle-choices-fitness-and-proper-nutritionWelcome to Part 2 of our Healthier 2017 Lifestyle. Again as derived from curejoy.com:

11. Green-Dates: One of these nutrients is beta-carotene, of which spinach leaves are excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful nutrient that helps to decrease asthma symptoms.

12. Green-Monster: Hemp seeds help regulate stress hormones and utilize the body’s stores of fuel to nourish the brain and body.It provides a wealth of most all major B vitamins.

13. Bone-Strengthening-Apricot-Smoothie: Apricots are rich source of Vitamin C.vitamin c is vital for building bone and overall health. It works synergistically with Vitamin D to nourish and build bone.

14. Belly-Fat-Cutter-Banana-Orange-Smoothie: Eating Oranges cut a considerable amount of calories from the diet. It also keeps the body well hydrated.

15. Stress-Buster-Cantaloupe-Banana-Smoothie: Potassium relaxes the blood vessels and reduces blood pressure.It also reduces the presence of stress hormones in the body which helps in reducing the symptoms of anxiety.

16. Banana-Peach-For-Heart-Health: Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6.B vitamins help break down homocysteine—an amino acid that at high levels is related to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

17. Cholesterol-Control-Aloe-Smoothie: Aloe vera improves the quality of the blood and helps rebalance the blood chemistry in a way that lowers cholesterol and total triglycerides.

18. Anti-Allergy Super-Star: Stinging nettle is a natural source of quercetin, a plant-derived flavonoid that supports the body’s response to allergens and inhibits histamine release that causes bothersome sneezing, itching, and respiratory complaints.

19. Almond-Silk For Hypertension: Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats, which have been scientifically proven to help lower blood pressure levels.

20. The Banana Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie: Bananas contain high amounts of rutin, a compound that complements the activity of vitamin C and possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. It also helps to maintain strong, flexible blood vessels.

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So we are at Day 4 of 2017 and I know that majority of people made a resolution to be healthy (like this is a yearly mantra for folks) and hopefully, it will be maintained all year round so here are a few tips sourced from curejoy.com  for a Healthier 2017 Lifestyle (I will be posting more options every month so do subscribe to my blog to be alerted when Part 2 is posted):

1. Lemon Ginger Zinger for Slimmer Belly: Green apples are rich in fibre which helps to boost digestion and bowel movement thus increasing metabolism. Fibre helps to clear your digestive system and get rid of any toxins in the body. Green apples also contain iron which raises the levels of blood oxygen and increase metabolic rate thus getting rid of any toxins in the blood stream.

2. Focus and Concentration: Apple peels contain large amounts of the antioxidant, quercetin which is known to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

3. Everyone’s Favourite Green Schmoody: Spinach is high in fibre and water content, both of which help to prevent constipation and promote a healthy digestive tract.

4. Nutrient Rich Green Chia Champion: Chia seeds are packed full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to raise HDL cholesterol and protect against heart attack and stroke.

5. Greek Tzatziki Alkalinising Smoothie: Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 (biotin).

6. Stimulating-Green-Magic-Thunder: Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.

7. Weight-Management-Green-Watermelon: Celery are extremely low in calories and high in fibre that makes it a perfect vegetable for weight loss. Being rich in fibres, it helps keep the tummy satiated for a longer time and prevents mindless cravings, which is one of the main reasons for weight gain.

8. Malted-Greens: The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in strawberries help to reduce inflammation of the joints, which may cause arthritis and can also lead to heart disease.

9. Raisin-Sugar-High-Heaven: Raisins contain a considerable amount of iron which directly helps in the treatment of anaemia. It also contains many members of the vitamin-B complex that are essential for the formation of new blood.

10. Sweet-Rejuvenation: Eating a hearty breakfast is known to help kick-start your metabolism, so why not give your body an extra boost by making this good-for-you smoothie part of your morning routine? Packed with B vitamins and magnesium, Bananas help boost metabolism.

So who is with me on this healthier journey. Let’s make this a commitment and stick to it.

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