POMEGRANATES

Pomegranate is a nutritional fruit that is thought to have originally originated from Persia. It is one of the most known fruits and has been around for thousands of years. The fruit has been a historical symbol of fertility and eternal life.

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Pomegranate contains a good source of healthy nutrients for the body. They contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols. The antioxidants in pomegranates are higher than those in green tea, cranberries and blueberries.

Pomegranates not only lower cholesterol, but also lower blood pressure and increase the speed at which heart blockages go away.

Moreover, it is believed that pomegranates have been shown to inhibit breast cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, and prostate cancer. The outstanding fruit contains an excellent source of vitamin C and, has potent anti cancer and immune supporting effects.

By Dania Shoukry

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Detoxes have become very popular, but do they really work?

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Detoxes are usually done to remove toxins from the body and to lose weight. Detoxes usually consist of a strict diet that may consist of a good amount of herbal juices, fruits, fruit/vegetable juices, raw vegetables, and tons of water.

Some people are usually impressed with their bodies after completion of the detox period; some even report that they feel healthier and more energetic. However detoxes have not been scientifically proven yet.

If you are considering to start a detox, you should consult your doctor first, as some detoxes have some side effects to them such as loss of energy, paleness, loss of vitamins, and loss of concentration just to name a few.

If you are going considering doing a detox to remove toxins from the body I wouldn’t be too concerned. However, if you are considering doing a detox with the motive to lose weight, keep in mind that these fad diets aren’t a good term solution and will most likely end up affecting you negatively. The best solution to keep up with the results of a detox is to adapt a healthy diet by making it a lifestyle change to maintain for long term results instead of short term results.

By Dania Shoukry

WHY DRINK GREEN TEA?

Green tea has been used as a herbal medicine since many years ago.. Green tea originated in China and quickly gained popularity due to its miraculous health benefits. A couple of reasons why  green tea is beneficial for you:

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  • Aids in weight loss as it increases the metabolism.
  • Reduces the risk of esophageal cancer.
  • Reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Helps with wrinkles and signs of aging.
  • Helps regulate glucose levels by slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating.
  • Helps you relax.

By Dania Shoukry

NatureBox

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List three of your most craving snacks right now. And count how many of them are made out of “good stuff’.

I’m craving 1) Reduced Fat Oreos (because I feel less guilty) 2) Doritos (Ranch Flavor is a must) 3) Chocolate covered almonds. Should I be ashamed of my choices? Chocolate covered almonds seem to be the healthiest option but even that needed to be “chocolate covered”. So… you see I’ve got sweet tooth and I like snacks that excite my taste buds.Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 9.42.08 PM

About a year ago, I was watching videos on YouTube, and this beauty girl, juicystar07, was talking about how she keeps up with healthy snacks that win out all the bad snacks that she used to like and how much she feels better eating them. The snacks were from a subscription company called “NatureBox”. The name itself was very appealing so I went ahead and googled the company.

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NatureBox has a subscription program where customers can choose three snacks per month at different prices according to different plans (3 month: $17.95/month, 6-month: 16.95/month, 12-month: 15.95/month). Snacks are made by NatureBox and all of them are health promoting with natural, hearty ingredients. There are 127 snacks to choose from and I assume even the most meticulous person can find good snacks here.

I ordered my first sampler for trial this month. I will update on the snacks as soon as it arrives.Until then, I will try to cutback on my guilty snacks.

EAT YOUR VEGGIES!

Vegetables are not always our favorite food to devour on, but they should be!

Vegetables carry a variety of vitamins that we need in order to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. “Eat your greens” is phrase that has been said to us since we were just babies, I’m sure that you are all tired of hearing. But believe me, the truth is that most of us still tend to eat them less often than we should. A study that was conducted in 2009, shockingly found that fewer than 10% of Americans eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables. It is vital to build a habit to eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily; as they will prove to be beneficial in ways you never thought were possible.

Here is a list of a few vegetables and the benefits they contain:

Avocados: Its true avocados do contain a lot of fat, but it’s the good type of fat, the one that is the cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated kind that nutritionists love. They are rich in vitamin E and they contain lutein, which is an antioxidant that protects eye health

Kale: Contains vision and immune boosting vitamin A, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and also has bone boosting vitamin K, all these vitamins help it fight cancer, just another reason why we should eat even more of it.

Brussels Sprouts: Contains vitamins A and C, a birth defect fighting folate and blood pressure balancing potassium.

Edamame: Contains a good healthy source of protein especially for vegetarians. When eaten instead of fatty meat, it may lower cholesterol by reducing saturated fat intake.

Green Beans: Are loaded with fiber, which can help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making them especially beneficial for people with diabetes.

Asparagus: contains vitamins K,C,A, and folate. It is famous for a healthy dose of inulin, which, promotes digestive health and is high in fibre. Asparagus also contain an amino acid called asparagine, which helps cleanse the body of waste.

By Dania Shoukry

HOLGANIX-Bionutrient, Organic Lawn and Agriculture Care for distributors and lawn care/agriculture companies

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Want to optimize your crop yield and reduce chemical dependence!?

Try HOLGANIX, a bionutritional liquid compost-starter!

 

1-reduce the need for traditional fertilizers and pesticides-> better produce with minimal environmental impact.

2-promotes strong plant health and sustainable soils

3-minimal environmental impact

4-reducing the need for traditional fertilizers and pesticides

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What is Holganix exactly? – liquid compost-starter that is consisted of various  microorganisms and organic components that benefit your crops, which include;

1. Humic and fulvic acids that increase nutrient uptake

2. Endo/ecto mycorrhizae that assist roots with nutrient and water uptake

3. Nitrogen Fixing bacteria to produce plant available nitrogen from the soil atmosphere

4. Other beneficial bacteria and fungi that assist in the breakdown of organic matter releasing nitrogen to the soil

 

HOLGANIX  란 비료는 뭐길래 좋을까?

1. HOLGANIX 친환경 비료는 사용하면 최대 90 %까지  화학 비료의 사용을 줄일수있고

2. 1A 자연적인 방법을 이용하여 두께, 녹색, 건강한 잔디와 나무 길어짐.

3. 가장 효과적인 천연 미생물을 사용하며 잔디, 농업, 나무 치료에 탁월하다.