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This is How Eating 7 Walnuts a Day Changes Your Body

This is How Eating 7 Walnuts a Day Changes Your Body

This is How Eating 7 Walnuts a Day Changes Your Body

Humans have eaten walnuts since 7000 B.C.E., making them our oldest tree food. In ancient Rome, they were known as “Jupiter’s royal acorn.” English walnuts originated in ancient Persia, which is why often are called “Persian Walnuts.” They were a common commodity along the Silk Road that stretched between Mediterranean civilizations and China. Later seafaring merchants carried them throughout the world.

This is How Eating 7 Walnuts A Day Changes Your Body

The walnut’s tough outer shell helps maintain its quality. Along with essential Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants, just seven walnuts (about one ounce) also supplies two grams of fiber and four grams of protein. Fiber helps your stomach feel full, important for losing or maintaining weight, and encourages healthy bowel function. An ounce of walnuts also provides 98 mg of phosphorous, 44 mg of magnesium and 125 mg of potassium, all important minerals for your body’s processes, with no cholesterol or sodium.

Store uncracked walnuts in an airtight container. They can last a month in the refrigerator and a year in the freezer. You can bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for up to 10 minutes or toast them over medium high heat for three to five minutes, stirring often. Walnut bread is available at fine bakeries, get the whole wheat version for a richer, fuller flavor. Walnut cheese is known as Echourgnac, which has a strong taste and smoky scent. Gourmandise is a blended cheese with crumbled walnuts. Walnuts also can be used in tuna salad, green bean casserole and muffins.

Walnuts are an excellent source of antioxidants polyphenols, which fight free radicals, charged particles that damage or kill the body’s cells. Walnuts have nearly twice the amount of antioxidant polyphenols as pecans, almonds, macadamias, peanuts, cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts and Brazil nuts, according to University of Scranton chemistry professor Joe Vinson.

Walnuts’ antioxidants are up to 15 times as potent as those in vitamin E, which is a well-known antioxidant source, he said.
Another study by UC Davis Cancer Center researcher Paul Davis found walnuts slowed prostate cancer growth in mice and had beneficial effects on several genes connected to metabolism and tumor growth.

Finally, Marshall University School of Medicine researchers found feeding mice two ounces of walnuts a day for 34 days cut the growth rate of tumors in half compared to mice that ate no walnuts. The researchers believe walnuts’ anti-inflammatory properties may help fight tumors.

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A Juice That Packs An Antioxidant Punch (Easy Recipe)

A Juice That Packs An Antioxidant Punch (Easy Recipe)

A Juice That Packs An Antioxidant Punch (Easy Recipe)

One of the first things I like to do each morning is juice so I get fresh nutrients and live enzymes into my body. With the cold and flu season still around us, juicing is a phenomenal way to pack it in.

Are you psyched? I’ve got one of my favorite powerful, mega-antioxidant juice recipes for you here today!

Not only do I use real grapefruits, oranges, carrots and ginger, but I’m putting pure essential oils into my juicer as well.

Many people ask me if they can just use the fruit. Of course! I did for years when I juiced. But as a holistic health coach, I’m advising you to add pure essential oils because they have more powerful, cleansing properties than the actual fruit and are naturally anti-microbial.

Essential oils are extracted from the bark, seeds, and leaves of plants and produce a natural anti-inflammatory response in the body. They’ve been used for ages by many cultures for their therapeutic and medicinal qualities.

So, when I add essential oils, I get to enjoy my delicious, mega-antioxidant juice and know that I’m healing my body the most effective way I can from the inside out.

When I juice, my little girl, Madeline, loves to help me out. She gets excited about juicing and often likes to hoard the fruit or veggies so she can eat them after we’re finished. Juicing is a great way to teach your little ones about the beauty of eating well and eating a vegan diet.

a Juice That Packs An Antioxidant Punch

Here is one of my favorite recipes. It’s packed with beta carotene and anti oxidants to ward off those unnecessary evils:

 

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 oranges
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 3 drops of wild orange essential oil
  • 2 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 drop of ginger essential oil

 

Hayley Hobson

 hayley-hobsonHayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right. She is a doTERRA Certified Pure Essential Oil Diamond Director and a Pangea Beauty Ecologist. Her insights and articles can also be found on her blogElephant Journaland Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Stylemagazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine. She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline . To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she’s hosting and custom programs go tohayleyhobson.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.

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Why Are Antioxidants Important?

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

“Do you worry about wrinkles and ageing skin? Most women and a surprising number of men think about the visible signs of ageing regularly and lather on expensive creams to try and combat the effects. Many don’t realise that preventing wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation can actually be done very cheaply without the need for all the costly creams. By targeting free radicals which are the number one cause of skin ageing you can enjoy youthful, great looking skin well into middle age while fighting off a whole host of health conditions and even the big C word – cancer.

Free radicals are molecules, which are damaged and are caused by processed foods, UV light, pollution and habits such as smoking and drinking. By avoiding these and dosing up on antioxidants you can prevent free radicals doing any harm to your skin and more importantly, your body in general. Lathering on sunscreen is a great place to start and is a cheap and quick way of protecting your skin against the sun. This will prevent much of the damage that people turn to expensive creams for and will help ward of skin cancer which has increased ten fold in the last decade. Check this infographic to find out how you can take control of your life and say goodbye to free radicals forever.”

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