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Keep your skin soft and smooth. Vitamin A rebuilds body tissues and helps control the production of sebum (oil) that lubricates your skin. If you’re deficient in this vitamin, you’ll end up with dry, scaly skin.
Destroy free radicals, that is, the by-products of oxidation from normal metabolic processing. These little scavengers cause cellular damage and are responsible for aging skin.
Attack the free radicals that break down your skin’s elastin and collagen – the vital components of youthful, firm and resilient skin.
Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) are a good souce of fiber and healthy fats and an excellent source of iron — especially for vegans. A handful of pepitas (about 85 little seeds) contain about 1 mg. of iron. That’s about 4% of the recommended amount of iron you need each day.
Iron is essential due to its oxygen-carrying capacity. An iron deficiency can impair muscle function, normal function of the nervous and immune systems, and can limit your work capacity during exercise.
Fit Tip: Roast and season pumpkin seeds and kernels for a bone-building high-fiber snack. To spice them up, sprinkle them with garlic powder, cayenne and smoked paprika. Also, try some Super Moist Pumpkin Bars for a boost of vitamin A!
“Low Sodium”, “Salt-Free”, “Reduced Sodium”, “Unsalted”. Living a healthy life today means you don’t shake or utter that four-letter word… SALT. You’ve banished it from your favorite recipes, family table and your heart-healthy pantry. But the dietary approach to managing your blood pressure involves another key mineral — not just salt.
Low levels of potassium in your diet may be just as much of a risk factor for high blood pressure as high levels of sodium. Aim for a balance of less salt and more potassium in your daily eating plan. Here’s why…
Eat more potassium-rich foods, such as a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and legumes — not just bananas. Many people think of bananas when they think of foods high in potassium, but they are actually near the bottom of the list of high potassium foods (over 400 mg. potassium per serving): Continue reading “Lower Your Blood Pressure with Food”→
VIDEO: New research found a nutritional link that could affect type 2 diabetes — a disease that affects 24 million people and has long-term health complications. Karen Owoc, The Health Reporter, hosts this compact segment of health news in The Health Reporter Minute. Writer/Producer: Karen Owoc.
A: PowerBar® makes slightly smaller bars than Clif Bar. A PowerBar is 2.29 oz. (64.8g) as compared to Clif Bar which is 2.4 oz. (68g). For this side-by-side comparison, the PowerBar nutritional information was calculated to match the larger 2.4 oz serving. Continue reading “Clif Bar v. PowerBar”→