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Have you ever tried munching on some mulberries? These little berries are packed with tissue-building protein, iron for preventing anemia, calcium for strong bones and teeth, and vitamin C for a strong immune system. Mulberries are also a good source of fiber which makes them a great food for promoting healthy digestion.

- Creator of Authentic Self Wellness, Margaux J. Rathbun

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Kickstart your day with a glass of warm water and a squeeze of lemon juice. This not only helps to reduce your body’s overall acidity, but also aids in digestion, is full of Vitamin C (and freshens your breath!).

- Fitness & Lifestyle Expert Courtney Barber

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Wheatgrass contains over 90 different minerals including calcium, magnesium, and potassium. It’s also an amazing source of vitamin C (perfect for boosting immunity) and vitamin A (for healthy vision and eyes). In addition to these health benefits, wheatgrass has enzymes that can help aid in digestion, something that is important for helping us stay energized.

- Wellness Expert, Margaux Jean

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Calling My Strange Addiction! This Girl Eats SPONGES And SOAP!

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Oh man. TLC is going to be on this like white on rice!

Get ready! This girl is totally en route to My Strange Addiction!

Kerry Trebilcock is a 21 year old from Cornwall who, after contracting a hookworm while vacationing in Morocco, developed pica, which causes its victims to crave objects that are not food…and due to the condition, has left her eating up to 4,000 sponges and 100 bars of soap!

And although she had the parasite taken care of by her doctor, she was afraid to mention her bizarre eating habits, so she let them continue, which has led to serious stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea!

She explains:

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Your Body Can't Handle Top Ramen And Gatorade!

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While Ramen and Gatorade might be top choices for those on a budget, our bodies cannot handle it!

Scientist Stefani Barden teamed up with Dr. Braden Kuo and had two subjects eat processed foods and homemade foods.

The two subjects swalled M2A LED/Camera pills (Mouth to Anus) and one ate Top Ramen, Gatorade, and gummi bears while the other ate homemade ramen and broth, hibiscus drinks, and gummi bears made from juice.

The results?

The homemade foods are easily digestable but the Ramen is STILL visible, even after 2 hours!

As Barden puts it, "Top Ramen is made to survive armaggedon."

Gross!

Check out the video above and see this interesting study on food!

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Feeling Good With Fermented Foods

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When most people think of bacteria, the word "healthy" doesn't come to mind, but did U know some bacteria is good for us? To get a daily dose of bugs that promote proper digestion, Margaux J. Rathbun recommends fermenting your own food, explaining:

Did you know that fermenting your own foods (like raw kimchi and sauerkraut) is a good way to incorporate friendly bacteria into your diet? We need these good bugs to promote proper digestion and to help us stay healthy, especially as we come into cold and flu season. Fermented foods are also high in B vitamins, which give us a natural lift of energy. Try including tempeh, unpasteurized white miso (in soup or a salad dressing), or apple cider vinegar into your diet. Use nutritional yeast on your dishes in place of cheese. Your body will thank you!

For more nutrition tips, visit Margaux's website Authentic Self Wellness or follow her on Twitter @MargauxRathbun.

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Did you know that ginger stimulates saliva, which may help aid digestion.

- Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and founder of Authentic Self Wellness, Margaux J. Rathbun

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