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Walnuts are rich in heart-healthy fats and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. They are a good source of the important minerals copper and manganese. These nuts also have a concentrated source of sleep-promoting tryptophan to help you rest at night.
Keep it healthy this holiday! From BBQs to buffets, it's easy to get off-course and eat less than nourishing foods. Be sure to stay hydrated this Forth of July by drinking plenty of water (and even squeeze a little lemon in it for a nice boost of vitamin C). Avoid drinking unhealthy soda by carrying with you coconut water, freshly-brewed iced tea, or sparking water with cranberry juice. Eat healthy and delicious foods like watermelon (loaded with lycopene), summer squash (great source of immune-boosting zinc), and vine-ripened tomatoes (full of antioxidants). No matter what you do (or eat) have a safe and fun Forth of July.
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Flaxseeds have gained incredible popularity lately and for good reason! These little seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids which help prevent inflammation and keep our skin soft and smooth. They are also loaded with antioxidants that help boost our immune system.
Peaches are a great source of vitamins B3, beta-carotene, and folate. Peaches also contain a good amount of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. The lutein and zeaxanthin in peaches help promote healthy eyes while the boron found in peaches can help to stabilize hormones and reduce the craving for something sweet during times of PMS.
Figs are a great source of calcium and dietary fiber. Fully ripe figs are plump and have a dark color. They are soft but not mushy and will have a bit of a syrup exuding from them. Avoid eating figs that are overripe because they have lost a lot of their nutritional value.
Magnesium is important for building and maintaining healthy bones and for keeping our blood circulating. It is also helpful for relaxing our nerves and our muscles. Be sure that you are getting enough magnesium in your diet by eating plenty of organic leafy green vegetables like Swiss chard, kale, collard greens, and spinach.