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The color of a bell pepper reflects it's ripeness, and each stage of ripeness has a different vitamin composition. Most varieties of bell peppers change from green, to yellow, to red, with yellow containing the most vitamin C. A large yellow bell pepper contains 341 mg of #vitaminC, which provides much more than most people’s daily vitamin C requirement

Depending on the leaf, the taste of #kale can vary from bitter, to peppery, to plain, but all variations have about 80.4 vitamin C per serving.

#Mangoes have 122.3 mg 
of vitamin C, making mangoes especially great for skin care as well as eating. To utilize mangoes on your skin, try rubbing the pulp on your face and body to replenish dull and dead skin. They are renowned for dulling dark skin spots, minimizing blemishes and blackheads, and leaving your skin looking dewy and refreshed.

Have you been taught to trash the skin of kiwi? Surprisingly, #kiwi skin is completely edible and nutrient dense with vitamin C (90 mg) and fiber! Yes, it may be a bit fuzzy, but as long as you wash the skin it’s perfectly safe to eat.
Source: https://www.phillyvoice.com/05999-these-foods-have-more-vitamin-c-oranges/
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#Avocados, abundant in good fats, i.e. monounsaturated fats which have been associated with a healthy heart and brain. They are also rich in magnesium, trace amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and B vitamins.

Broccoli - can do wonders for your brain and it will supply you with protein, calcium, and vitamin B6 and relax your body and improve your mood.
Walnuts - only nut with traceable amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and it is rich in magnesium too. It can help lower brain inflammation and better the mood.
#Hemp seeds - contain omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber. They are excellent for improving the mood, relaxing, the body and bettering the mood.
#Quinoa - mineral content plays a pivotal part in the serotonin, GABA, and melatonin release.

Gluten-free oats, even if you are not actually allergic to gluten, are a better option if you have problems with depression due to the fact that a lot of studies have associated gluten with depression.
Flax Seeds - rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber and they can help you decrease the blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
#Chia seeds - can be of aid for the neurotransmitter function and the serotonin production in the body.
Sweet potato - has has L-tryptophan, an amino acid which can avert anxiousness and depression.
Leafy greens - will naturally boost your mood and balance your blood pressure, decrease your sugar cravings, and better the blood flow to the brain.
Source: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/foods-that-may-benefit-your-brain-better-than-antidepressants/
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Vegan Thai (Faux) Fish Cakes 🐟🌱 by @mymeatlessmeals
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β€’ 250 g king oyster mushrooms
β€’ 1 tsp Himalayan salt* (if using table salt, cut the amount by half)
β€’ 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
β€’ 30 g lemongrass, (only white part) chopped
β€’ 3 cloves garlic β€’ 20 g shallots β€’ 4 dried Thai chilies, soaked until softened and drained well* (if you don’t have them- use roasted red bell pepper instead)
β€’ 2/3 cup plain flour (all purpose flour)* (use chickpea flour for GLUTEN FREE option)
β€’ 50 g green beans, chopped
β€’ 6 kaffir lime leaves, cut into thin strips OR 1 tbs of lime zest
β€’ a handful of fresh basil leaves (use any kind you have: if using Italian basil, chop them up first)
β€’ cooking oil for frying β€’ sweet chili sauce
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Instructions:
1. In a food processor, blend together mushrooms, garlic, shallots, soaked dried chilies, salt, coconut sugar, and lemongrass until smooth.
2. Add plain flour and mix well before adding green beans, kaffir lime leaves, fresh basil leaves, and nori/ kelp powder (for extra fishy flavour) and fold everything together.
3. In a pan, add neutral cooking oil (like avocado oil or grapeseed oil) turn on the burner.
4. Heat the pan on medium low heat and slowly drop mushroom patties. If you’re forming patties using your hands- make sure your hands are WET or GREASED, otherwise the batter will stick and you’ll make a mess.
5. Fry your faux fish cakes about 3-4 minutes on each side, make sure it’s cooked thoroughly before removing from heat. Rest the fried fish cakes on paper towel to get rid of excess oil before serving.
6. Serve hot/ warm with a side of sweet chili sauce.
7. Indulge.
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The Environmental Working Group’s annual Dirty Dozen report claims strawberries, spinach and nectarines have the most #pesticide residues.

The EWB, a nonprofit for better human and environmental health (which is funded by several big organic marketers) analyzed nearly 39,000 Department of Agriculture tests of 47 #fruits and #vegetables. It found almost 70% of conventional produce contain pesticide residues, and almost all strawberries, peaches, nectarines, cherries and apples (98%) contained at least one pesticide.

And in ranking the dozen pieces of produce with the highest concentration of contaminants, it found that one-third of all conventional strawberry samples contained 10 or more pesticides, and one sample that it collected had 22 pesticide residues.

Spinach was the second-dirtiest piece of produce in the report, with 97% of samples containing pesticide residues, particularly high concentrations of permethrin, a neurotoxic insecticide. It also found that leafy green samples had 1.8 times as much pesticide residue by weight on average than any other crop. Nectarines came in third, followed by apples and grapes.

But don’t toss your non-organic strawberries and spinach just yet, as there are some limitations to this report. It didn’t publish the same data on organic produce, for instance, which has comparable levels of pesticide traces β€” which would make organic produce just as β€œdirty” as as these conventional samples.
But if you’re curious as to which pieces of produce in your fridge like contain the most pesticide residues,Β here’s the Dirty Dozen:

Strawberries
Spinach
Nectarines
Apples
Grapes
Peaches
Cherries
Pears
Tomatoes
Celery
Potatoes
Sweet bell peppers

Source: https://moneyish.com/upgrade/these-are-the-12-dirtiest-fruits-and-veggies-in-your-fridge/
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#Wakame is an edible #seaweed that is commonly used in #Japanese cuisine. It has an unusual brown or deep green color because it contains fucoxanthin, a unique compound rarely found in #vegetables, which has several medicinal and nutritional qualities.
Wakame is a low-calorie, low-fat food with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. It is a rich source of carbohydrates and protein. Its major constituent is water along with some amount of fiber and sugar. Most of these health benefits come from the rich supply of vitamins and minerals contained in its delicate green leaves. These include iodine, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and magnesium, as well as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, and vitamins B2 and B9. It is also packed with omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants like lignans.

The high levels of magnesium
in wakame mean that this variety of seaweed can help our body transfer energy efficiently, and help our body produce and utilize protein, which is essential for almost every bodily function related to growth or repair.

Along with its inhibitory effects on fat accumulation, fucoxanthin also stimulates the liver to increase its production of DHA, which is particularly a kind of fatty acid that actually lowers the levels of LDL.

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is extremely vital for pregnant women, as it has been consistently connected with lowered chances of neural tube defects in infants. Wakame contains significant amounts of folate, so pregnant women should add some Japanese dishes to their diet.

The high level of calcium found in wakame helps your body with bone growth and speeds up repair.
Source: organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/wakame.html
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VEGAN CHOCOLATE COOKIES πŸͺ
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1 cup of coconut flour
1/2 cup of oatmeal flour
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1 cup of cacao powder
pinch of sea salt
3/4 cup of organic maple syrup
1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
1 cup pumpkin mashed
dark chocolate chips
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πŸ’• A flavor or 2 for everyone to enjoy 😁
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Regular inclusion of #kiwi #fruit in the diet has been shown to exert beneficial effects on children with respiratory symptoms associated with #asthma. The protective effects of kiwi are linked to its high vitamin C content (a mere 2.3 ounces of chopped kiwis contain the reference daily intake for vitamin C!). One study found that in children eating the most citrus and kiwi fruit (5-7 servings per week) the incidence of wheezing was reduced by almost half, compared to children who ate the least of these fruits. The citrus and kiwi fruit were also shown to reduce shortness of breath, runny nose, and cough.

Eating vitamin C-rich fruit such as kiwi may confer a significant protective effect against respiratory symptoms associated with asthma such as wheezing.

A study published in Thorax that followed over 18,000 children aged 6-7 years living in Central and Northern Italy found that those eating the most #citrus and #kiwifruit (5-7 servings per week) had 44% less incidence of wheezing compared to children eating the least (less than once a week). Shortness of breath was reduced by 32%, severe wheeze by 41%, night time cough by 27%, chronic cough by 25%, and runny nose by 28%. Children who had asthma when the study began appeared to benefit the most, and protective effects were evident even among children who ate fruit only once or twice a week.
Sources: http://www.healwithfood.org/asthma/foods.php
http://www.whfoods.com
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#Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, digestive aid, metabolism booster, stress-reliever, contains grounding properties to balance energy levels, acts as an #antioxidant, promotes healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels, warms the body up in cold temperatures.

#Turmeric is an antioxidant, cancer preventor, digestive aid, metabolism booster, skin enhancer, has mood balancing effects, grounding properties, can help warm the body up in the winter, adds flavor to meals, can curb sugar cravings, and heals wounds and skin issues.

Use #lemons as a digestive tonic, mood balancing effect, vitamin C source, detoxification aid, stimulate bile flow in the liver, aid in healthy blood flow, can be used on the skin as a natural toner to cleanse of excess oils, can be used in place of unhealthy hair dyes to brighten up hair color when applied before time out in the sun, can be used on top of salads instead of unhealthy dressings to aid health and cleansing, relieve inflammation and pain, reduce sugar cravings naturally, balance blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Lemon Ginger Turmeric #Tea Recipe
1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric root or Β½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root or Β½ teaspoon ginger powder

2-3 twists of black pepper (to increases turmeric’s bio-availability)

Juice of Β½ lemon

Sweetener to taste (optional)

1 Β½ cup filtered water

Combine turmeric, ginger and water in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, make sure it doesn’t boil. Strain the liquid and pour into a mug. Add lemon juice and sweetener and give it a good stir.

When you grate the turmeric root, be careful not to ruin your counter top or clothing as it can leave nasty yellow stains.
Sources: theorganicwellness.com/lemon-ginger-turmeric-tea-a-medicinal-drink-to-heal-and-prevent-colds-and-the-flu/
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/how-to-use-ginger-turmeric-and-lemon-to-care-for-the-body-naturally/
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Cruelty Free Vegan Coconut Bacon!! πŸ™Œβ€πŸŒ±
by @mercyforanimals
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