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Oats For Everyday

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Oats are great for kids as they contain phosphorus, which is needed for brain and nerve development in children. Oats are also one of the best sources of silicon, a trace mineral that promotes the health of your bones and connective tissues. Hence, oats are great as an everyday breakfast or as a light meal.

High-fiber oats are rich in soluble fiber beta-glucan, which helps clear up cholesterol from your intestines. In addition, saponins in oats also bind to cholesterol and help to clear it from your body. A diet high in saponins has also been linked to increased levels of killer T cells (immune cells that battle off infections, tumor cells and other cellular invaders). This means that oats can help boost your immunity.

Phytic acid, a compound found in oats, binds to reactive minerals, and as such is believed to play an important role in preventing colon cancer.

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References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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Pass On The Passion Fruit

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The passion fruit does not only make a refreshing juice in the warm months. It is also highly nutritious.

This tropical fruit is rich in vitamin A and C. It is also a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. Potassium found in the fruit can help promote healthy blood pressure levels.

In addition, the passion fruit is also rich in phytochemicals such as phenolic acid, flavonoids and carotenoids. These phytochemicals are beneficial in supporting general cardiovascular health and cancer prevention.

So enjoy your great-tasting passion fruit juice today, along with its health-promoting properties!

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.

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Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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Sunflower Seed Special

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If your daily diet is a very typical western one, then you need to pay special attention to sunflower seeds. This is because sunflower seeds contain many nutrients lacking in a typical Western diet.

Cultivated and consumed by indigenous people of North and South America for thousands of years, sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins B1, B5, B6 and E, as well as magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, copper, iron and folic acid.

Besides possessing the beneficial properties of most nuts and seeds, sunflower seeds are unique in their high content of selenium, which has been found to be anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic.

The rich vitamin E content of these seeds also makes them powerful antioxidants and anticancer agents.

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References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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Endive Essentials

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The endive is a dedicate vegetable with white and pale green leaves. Normally harvested by hand, it comprises 95% water and is extremely low in calories.

Endive contains vitamins C and A, as well as calcium and fiber. Purple endive also contains the powerful antioxidant anthocyanins.

Natural healers recommend the use of endive for dealing with insomnia and purifying blood.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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