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Cancer Fighting Superfoods

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It used to be that 1 in 30 would die from cancer.  Now it is 1 in 3.  What happened?  Well for one there are 500 times the amount of chemicals dumped in the environment than there was 100 years ago.  Our food is laved with pesticides, we eat hormones and anti-biotics from animals raised in cages, we don’t eat fresh picked from a garden…and it’s mostly processed.  I could go on but you get the picture.  But what happens when you get your food out of a window?  Does a sandwich and fries have any nutritional value?

Everyday, you choose what you put in your mouth and it doesn’t just go out the other end.   It makes a pit stop in your blood which travels throughout your entire body and all those chemicals in processed food even cross the blood brain barrier.  No wonder your tired, sick and running like a 1967 Pinto that hasn’t had an oil change in 14 years.  With cancer on the rise in our society, it has never been more important to eat foods that heal, replenish needed nutrients and flush out the crap.  After all, food is fuel. It is your pharmacy. There are definitely some qualified cancer fighting super foods that will help you begin rebuilding your motor.

Do you know when an avocado is ripe?

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One avocado provides your body with vitamins A, C, E, K and B6, along with a ton of potassium and “healthy” fats. Did you know that by adding avocado to other fat burning foods, you can improve your absorption of nutrients? Avocados can also reduce the signs of aging, regulate blood sugar and improve eye health.  Most people love avocados or at least guacamole! Ole!

How many times have you gone to make guacamole only to find a very questionable avocado waiting for you? Here is a very simple way to decide if that softy is edible or not.

Get a Sun-Kissed Look Without the Sun

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I’m not sure about you but I am about ready to start feeling the warmth of summer again and I’m certainly looking forward to the healthy complexion and the vitamin D I get from a little daily dose of sun.  (Even if it’s from my car window!)  Since I’m just now taking down my Christmas decorations it’s probably going to be a while before Summer gets here. Here’s a quick little diagram to help you get that that sun kissed healthy glow, even with a scarf and coat on.