Paleo Almond Joys

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INGREDIENTS 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 3 Tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey 6 Tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil 1.5 cups dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate chopped in small pieces ½ cup almonds   DIRECTIONS Combine the coconut, maple syrup, and coconut oil in a food processor. Blend for 2 minutes, pausing halfway to scrape down the sides. Spoon the mixture into a 16-slotted plastic ice tray and press down. Place in the freezer while you prepare the melted chocolate. To temper the chocolate,…

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Paleo Mini Key Lime Pies

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INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST: 1 cup unsweetened coconut 1 cup walnuts  Dash of sea salt 7 pitted dates   INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING: 1 1/2 cups avocado 3/4 cups fresh squeezed lime juice 1/3 cup raw honey 1/2 cup coconut oil Zest from one lime   DIRECTIONS: Put all of the ingredients for the crust into a food processor and blend until it is a paste-like consistency that will hold together.   Press the crust into the bottom of cupcake liners or the bottom of…

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11 Health and Disease-Fighting Benefits of Eating Chocolate

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Here are 11 healthy reasons why you should eat more chocolate.  There are many ways chocolate can give you better health, but the type of chocolate you eat is important whether you receive these benefits or not. Here are the benefits of chocolate from the latest research: Improves cardiovascular health by reducing systemic inflammation.  It also improves and maintains flexible, elastic arteries (healthy arteries) and prevents stiff arteries (diseased arteries). This is vital to prevent thickening and hardening of arteries, also known as atherosclerosis, as…

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Raw Pecan-Date Snack Bars

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These bars are great to make if you need a healthy snack on-the-go. INGREDIENTS: One and one-third cups pitted, chopped dates Two cups raw pecans A few dashes of sea salt   DIRECTIONS: Place chopped dates in a medium bowl and cover them completely with water. Allow to soak for 20 minutes Process the pecans in a food processor until they resemble the texture of breadcrumbs. When the dates are done soaking, drain the water. Add dates to the food processor and process with the…

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Eating More of This Food Group Can Make You Look Younger in as Little as 6 Weeks and Reduce Your Risk of Dying From Any Cause

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Would you like to have young, glowing skin and at the same time reduce your risk of dying?  If you do, there is a simple dietary strategy to accomplish both of these goals at the same time.  Recent research from the University of St. Andrews in the UK has found that eating fruit and vegetables is associated with healthy glowing skin.  It is the carotenoids in fruits and vegetables that are responsible for healthy skin. Carotenoids are the red, yellow and orange colors found in…

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6 Steps to Having a Youthful, Energetic and Healthy Lifestyle For The Rest of Your Life

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As you progress in age, would you like to avoid the crippling effects of arthritis, chronic searing joint and back pain, sluggish depleting energy and the fear of illness and disease?  Would you rather have youthful energy, healthy and strong joints, the confidence to live without the fear of disease and participate at any activity level you desire?    If you want a life like this for the rest of your life, there are 6 steps you need to take to achieve these goals: Restore…

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10 Disease-Promoting Food Ingredients to Avoid

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Did you know there are numerous ingredients in the food we buy that are cancer-causing, cholesterol raising, and organ damaging?  Here is a list of food ingredients you need to avoid to help you stay healthy and avoid disease.   Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) What they are:  Sweeteners Effects:  Weight gain, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, heart disease.  HFCS comes from GMO corn and is manufactured with and may contain mercury, which is toxic  and damaging to the brain and nervous…

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Biggest Threats to Your Brain Power

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Since your brain controls all of the functions of your body, doesn’t it make sense to take care of it so it can take care of you?  There are several serious threats to your brain.  Many of these are lurking in your food.  Avoiding these threats and feeding your brain what it needs to stay strong and healthy will ensure that your brain takes care of you.   Here are the WORST threats to your brain power: Sugar, especially High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).  HFCS…

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Organic: Is it Worth It and What to Buy?

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If keeping pesticides and GMOs out of your food and out of your body is important to you, buying organic is the way to go.  Most conventional fruit and vegetables are treated with pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified to keep bugs and weeds away.   The problem is, this approach is not only harmful to pests, but it is harmful to us as well.  Many of the chemicals that are sprayed on our food promote cancer and disease.  Even low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides can…

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This Food Plan Can Make You Live a Longer and Healthier Life

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There are so many diets and food plans to choose from.  One popular diet has stood the test of time in terms of extending lifespan and improving brain health along the way.  Several recent studies have added further evidence that eating this food plan is the way to go if you want to live longer and healthier compared to those around you.  The diet we are talking about is the Mediterranean diet.  A recent study found people who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were more…

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