Avocado – What are the Health Benefits


Avocado-The Wonder Fruit!

It is often debated whether or not avocado is nutritious, or just contains too much fat to be considered healthy. While it is true that avocado has a pretty high calorie base, (about 50 calories per ounce) eaten in moderation, they can be VERY beneficial.  The fat content in Avocado is high however; it is monosaturated fat which is the good and necessary fat! This is the fat that helps lower bad cholesterol. When eating the right amount of healthy fats, you’re helping to boost good cholesterol levels and keeping your bad cholesterol levels within normal range which reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. And they are low in sugar!

Along with the benefits mentioned above, there are nearly 20 vitamins and minerals contained in this “super food”! Here is a breakdown of just some these important nutrients to give you a better understanding of just how healthy this wonder fruit is…….

Top 3 Powerful “Super Foods”

The Super Foods! Just How “Super” Are They?!

Having healthy eating habits is definitely the best way to promote a healthy body inside and out however, are our bodies ingesting all that they should be and receiving the full nutrition by the foods we are eating? The truth of the matter is most of us aren’t. No single food can supply all nutrients in the amounts you need. Some offer what others do not. That is why our bodies are required to ingest many different varieties of foods with different nutritional values. In order to receive ALL the nutrients that the human body requires in order to function at full capacity, we would need to follow the strictest of regimens 100% of the time and unfortunately, that is not always possible. With the busy schedules and convenience of fast food, we tend to fall into habits that do not allow us to stick to these regimens as often as we would like. That is why knowledge of the SUPER FOODS is vital! There are many top 10 and top 20 super foods lists but these are just 3 of the most significant, nutritional, amazing and simple ways to get much of the required nutrients as possible in our daily lives. Once you read about each one, you will see how easy it is to implement these into your daily routines without any inconvenience to your schedule and feel good about the nutrition your body is receiving and able to utilize.
These powerful superfoods destroy toxins, metals and acids that are in your body and have been known to aid in the process of weight loss, and help with many health ailments some of us suffer with as well.

Organic Vs. Non-Organic-The Truth about the Difference

Organic vs Non-Organic

When we talk about organic vs. non-organic there tends to be some confusion as to what the meaning of organic is and if, in fact, there really is a difference.  This article should shed some light on that subject and give an understanding of the actual differences.

I have witnessed myself the benefits of changing over to a completely organic diet and what it did for many ailments that were affecting me as well as others that I have convinced and turned into organic enthusiasts.

Digestive problems seemed to be the common topic of conversation in people I have talked to about the subject of non-organic foods. In doing research I found what I was putting into my body was a lot of the problem. With all the GMO’s (genetically modified organism) preservatives, additives, hormones pesticides and unnatural ingredients that are in our foods today it’s no wonder the people I’ve talked to were having the same issues I was. It’s difficult for our bodies to try and digest these additives. Once I made the switch, my body went through a transformation and my digestive problems were no longer an issue.

Now, I am not saying that going completely organic is the answer to all digestive or health ailments and, in fact, there could be other contributing factors in your case, if you have any at all, however, once you read and learn more about the differences, you can then determine for yourself if you want to give organics a try.

Welcome To My Site!

Welcome to my site, thank you for visiting!

You will find that my site isn’t a flashy, fancy site offering all things to everyone.  It is an informative site that focuses on providing information on how to promote a healthier lifestyle.  My intention is to help others understand and learn what that concept means and how to put it into their daily life in order to enjoy the benefits a healthier lifestyle can bring.

It was only a couple of years ago I started researching what I needed to do in order to help with some issues I was having with dry skin and my unhealthy hair, which was falling out and didn’t seem to  grow anymore. It wasn’t until I finally got frustrated with the fact that my hair was coming out more than I thought it should that I realized there has to be something I’m doing wrong. So, I chopped my shoulder length hair into a very short A-line cut and started over.  My research continued to find things to help with my skin and hair issues. To my surprise, it wasn’t at all anything related to the products I was or wasn’t using, but more about the foods I was and wasn’t eating! It was also due to the vitamins and minerals I was depriving myself of.  When I was researching what products I thought I needed I found out that, in fact, it was what foods and nutrients I needed! Although there are great products out there that do help, the results are minimal and should be used in conjunction with a change in eating habits, working like a “team”.   What I discovered was the benefits of what I needed would also help with my sluggishness, digestive problems, appearance issues and overall well-being…………

Healthier Hair and Skin-What it Takes to Get It


Healthier Hair and Skin, Starts From Within!

I continue to say that “in order to have healthier hair and skin, it starts from within.”  While I do appreciate a good product that helps with skin and hair issues on the outside while helping promote the slowing of the aging process, there isn’t as much of an impact or noticeable difference as when you are eating right!

Yoga-Understanding Ancient vs. Modern Practices

The History and Benefits of Yoga

-Ancient Yoga- 

Throughout the years the word “Yoga” has taken on hundreds of different meanings and practices.  What you and I might assume yoga is today is probably not even closely related to what yoga was thousands of years ago.

For a while, yoga was a loose conception and was difficult to pin down the actual meaning. It was more a notion of meditation and a religious practice than it was exercise as we know today.

Yoga, which originated in India, is an activity that has been practiced for thousands of years and since its conception, there have been different factions that developed over time. Yoga originally focused on applying and understanding the world. Later its focus changed to the self. Self-enlightenment and well-being became the ultimate goal. It is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline and is more than just mastering postures and increasing your flexibility and strength.

The term “yoga” is found in ancient India’s earliest known scripts — the Vedas. During this period the Vedic priests who completely avoided any forms of indulgence and were extremely self-disciplined, carried on sacrifices in poses that some researchers believe set the precedence to the yoga poses we see today.

Anti-Aging Requirements-What Your Skin Cream Should Have

Fighting the Signs of Aging

Want to know how to Fight the Signs of Aging?! Have you noticed more wrinkles around your eye and mouth area that were not there yesterday? Are you self-conscious and frustrated with how you seem to have aged in such a short period of time? The information provided here will give you a little better understanding as to what your skin requires in order to have a more youthful look without having to resort to invasive surgical procedures.

Your face is the first place on the body that shows signs of aging. As the age of 30 approaches, inflammation increases and wrinkles become more prominent. This process effects both women AND men. When you regularly apply the necessary ingredients to your face this process can be significantly slowed down and in just a few weeks you can look several years younger. The key is not only what vitamins and nutrients we put inside our bodies, but also what your facial skin requires on the outside. So let’s talk about some of the key ingredients and what our skin requires in order to get that youthful glow we are all striving for.

Colon Detoxing-How Toxic is Your Colon?

colon cleansingDETOXING…..A MYTH?!

There are a lot of myths out there when it comes to detoxing and cleansing the body.  While there is no scientific evidence to support claims that detoxing is beneficial, some have claimed that it has helped them with their goals of weight loss, energy levels, healthier hair and skin, digestive issues and overall well-being.

Our bodies have the natural ability to remove toxins and cleanse. However, the problem today is there are so many additives and preservatives in the foods we eat that it slows down the detoxification process. In fact, some foods, beverages and bad habits may actually promote more toxic intake within our bodies.

Garcinia Cambogia-The Healthy Weight Loss Supplement

Garcinia CambogiaTo Garcinia or Not to Garcina

Everyone, at some point in their lives, will want to lose some weight. Whether you want to lose a little or a lot there are plenty of options out there for you. Many people choose to supplement their diet with weight loss supplements.  Many buy supplements that may not always incorporate a healthier way to actually lose weight. While a good diet and exercise are ultimately the best way to go, sometimes you still need that extra help. Choosing a supplement that not only helps you with your weight loss goals, but is also beneficial to your actual health and overall well-being can be overwhelming.  With so many choices out there it can be hard to pick just one.

There is a very poplar topic of conversation lately on the TV networks, about a fruit that has got people excited, and talks about how it helps with weight loss and over-all health. It’s called Garcinia Cambogia.  This is a fruit that comes from the exotic jungles of Southeast Asia.  It was discovered that this fruit, while it was being eaten in its raw form, was consumed by what observers noticed as to be very healthy people.  This fruit is small and pumpkin shaped and has a key ingredient HCA (hydroxycitric acid) which, when extracted from this fruit, has properties that aid with weight loss. By using a natural ingredient verses a chemically-produced weight loss ingredient, weight loss is not your only goal because you are also contributing to your overall health and well-being at the same time………