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Egg Yolk or No Yolk?

To Yolk or Not to Yolk?

healthy egg yolks for your body
Egg yolks are very healthy and good for you

There is a lot of confusion about whether it is healthy to eat whole eggs.  Eggs do contain cholesterol and saturated fat.   New research shows that saturated fat does not increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.  In fact,  if you are only eating the egg whites, you are not getting the full health benefits from the egg!  The yolk is the healthiest part of the egg which contains protein, Vitamins, and Antioxidants.  The yolk contains Vitamin A which is great to keep your skin young looking.  The yolk also contains B Vitamins which provide energy and choline which is great for your brain and muscles The saturated fat in the yolk is also important for hormone production and it helps the body absorb vitamins and minerals.  Another benefit of eating the yolk is that it contains the antioxidant selenium which protects against certain forms of cancer.  Yolks also are great for your eyesight as they have lutein and zeaxanthin.   These antioxidants reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

Whole eggs do contain about 70 calories each.  If you are trying to loose weight,  use one whole egg and 2 egg whites in your omelet to save some calories.  Remember…Don’t throw out the yolk!

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Caffeine and the effects on your body… good and bad—>

There are lots of interesting facts about how drinking caffeine affects your health. Here are some caffeine facts you may not have heard about.

Effects of Caffeine
The Effects Of Caffeine on your body
1. Drinking coffee may lower your chance of getting basal cell carcinoma and melanoma.
2. Drinking 100 mg of caffeine and 200 mg of ibuprofen has proven to be very effective to control pain.
3. Caffeine is good news for your workout as it increases energy and dexterity.
4. Drinking coffee is good for your memory and may help Alzheimer’s patients.
5. Drinking 3-4 cups of Joe per day lowers risk of stroke and heart disease.
6. Energy drinks don’t have any nutritional value and have up to 500 mg of caffeine. Consuming more than 2 in a day can be dangerous. They can also contain up to 70 grams of sugar which is 17.5 teaspoons!
7. Teens who drink more than 5 energy drinks in a week have 7x the risk of having a traumatic brain injury.
8. Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day can help lower the risk of colon cancer and recurrence of the disease.
9. Drinking more than 4 cups of coffee per day significantly lowers your risk of oral cancer.
10. More than 500 mg of caffeine can increase insomnia and nervousness. It can also cause irregular heartbeat.
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Is What You Eat Putting You In A Bad Mood?

Is What You Eat Putting You In A Bad-Mood?

mood changing foods
Foods that put you in a bad-mood

We are all familiar with the saying “You are What You Eat.”  This is a true statement and what you eat also affects your mood.  Our brains need fuel and we get fuel from the foods we eat.  There are healthy foods that are calming and reduce stress.    There are also foods that have a negative affect on our brains that can cause mood swings and put us in a bad mood.  Junk food and processed foods are bad for our brains and mood.   These foods can cause anxiety, depression and can even make us more aggressive.

Here are some foods to avoid that can put you in a bad mood:

1.  Artificial Sweeteners and Added Sugar hurt our body’s natural ability to fight stress.   This can put us in a bad mood.

2.  Salted Nuts and Seeds.  Nuts and seeds are a great source of Omega 3’s but they are healthiest in their natural, raw state.  Sodium is a no-no for your brain and mood.  It also causes bloating!

3.  Fake Butter Products.  Margarine or any other fake butter products that are bad for your mood and for your insulin level.

4.  Deli Meats cause bloating and mood swings.   If the animals are not grown without antibiotics, you consume them too.

5.  Alcohol.  A glass of wine is good for you and your heart.  Drinking more than a couple drinks per week  lowers serotonin levels in the brain.   This increases your stress and anxiety levels.

6.  Eggs.  Choose whole eggs instead of egg whites.  Whole eggs contain protein, choline and B Vitamins which are good for your brain and mood.

7.  Coffee.  A cup in the morning is great and is healthy but too much coffee causes stress and moodiness!

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Mediterranean Diet Health Benefits

Improving your health means every bite you take counts. Maintaining nutrition when on the Mediterranean Diet It all starts today.

Each good and each bad bite has an effect on you—whether small or big. Getting in control is the most important step.

You might be wondering if it‘ll actually help. That said, with everything being an open buffet within this diet.

This isn‘t done through restricting yourself from food, but you choosing what you eat. In the simplest terms, we start with a pyramid whose base is the most essential and daily things you need.

fish Mediterranean diet
Mediterranean Fish Diet

Next, it‘s advisable to have items any of the following items on a daily bases:

whole grain, pasta , rice, couscous, potatoes, barley

It is also recommended to have around 7 portions of fruits.  Check with your employer to get fruit delivered.   Fruit eaten throughout the day is beneficial to well being.

As you move on to the top, you need to feed your body that particular food item. This base would start with some physical activity through exercise. You can take your pick, but having a healthy amount of activity is to achieve any kind of health level.

When you move on to the top, you need to feed your body that particular food item. This base would start with some physical activity through exercise. You can take your pick, but having a healthy amount of activity is to achieve any kind of health level.

Be generous with your olive oil. Next we have a few items which should take weekly.

They‘re good for you, but taking them in large quantities isn‘t healthy. That overdose will lead to things you‘re trying to avoid.

Again if you are not exactly being strict with these, you are just making sure you include them once a week.

These foods include:

Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Sweets

For more information about fruit at work, please check out www.fruitfreshdelivery or call 561-404-9874

In some cases your corporate health insurance will pay for it or help.

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HGH Health Benefits for Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

HGH stands for human growth hormone.  A natural testosterone booster which is produced in the pituitary gland.   This is involved with cell regeneration, the growth and maintenance of healthy human tissue. And to include the brain and vital organs.  When HGH is secreted, it stays in the bloodstream only for a few minutes.  This allows the liver to change it into growth factors.  The most important of these is the insulin like growth factor called IGF-1.  IGF-1 promotes growth of every cell in the human body.

HGH benefits
Lose weight and gain Muscle with HGH

 Synthetic growth hormone was developed in the 1980’s.  And has only been approved by the FDA.  It is for uses in adults and children who suffer from growth deficiencies.  But,  HGH has quickly become the Go-To drug for those looking for the fountain of youth.  As HGH helps speed up weight loss, improves stamina, and promotes increased muscle mass.  Let’s look at some of the HGH benefits in more detail.

1.  Muscle Strength is greatly improved as HGH stimulates collagen.  In the skeletal muscle and tendons which improves overall athletic performance.

2.  Weight Loss is Improved with HGH.  The greatest weight loss being visceral fat which is the fat around the abdomen.

3.  Stronger Bones and increased bone mass.

4.  Lower Heart Disease Risk.

5.  Improved Bone/Fracture Healing.  HGH speeds up fracture healing.

6.  Decreased Obesity Levels.

7.  Natural Remedy for Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction.

8.  Improved Sleep.

9.  Brain Function and Mood are improved.

HGH is a great supplement for healthy living.  PLEASE consult your doctor before using HGH.  Fruit Fresh Delivery is not a Medical company nor gives medical advice.  These are only opinions from our Healthy writers and contributors.  Also check out Sermorelin… this is an more natural way to boost HGH levels.  In my opinion also more safe.  ALWAYS be safe, healthy and EAT FRUIT! 

*******Also Check out our Healthy Friends over at DbolMuscleSecret for hardcore tip to pack on Lean Muscle Mass!****

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CoQ10 benefits for Heart and Muscles

Whenever I walk through the vitamin/mineral section of any health food store… I see many different brands of CoQ10.  I had no idea what it was or why I should think about taking this supplement.  I started researching this impressive supplement with what it does.  It keeps our heart healthy and how it may help to keep us younger, longer.

Benefits from coQ10
CoQ10 and all the benefits.

What is CoQ10?

CoQ10 is a natural antioxidant that is synthesized by our bodies. This is in almost all  our cell and membranes.CoQ10. It protects our DNA and cells from damage caused by free radicals. 

What are some of the Health Benefits?

1.  One of the greatest  benefits of CoQ10 is how it supports our hearts.  In fact, the heart uses up more energy than any other part of the body.  Free radicals over time cause damage to the heart and make it weaker.  This awesome antioxidant makes the cells in the heart’s muscles stronger.  It makes the cells better produce and use energy.  It prevents muscles in the heart from weakening.  Due to oxidative damage from free radicals.  For those people who have high cholesterol and take statin drugs to lower their levels of cholesterol, they deplete the healthy CoQ10 level in the body.  So, taking CoQ10 supplements is a good idea to prevent this.

2.  Fountain of Youth?

As we age, the level of CoQ10 goes down in our bodies.  By taking this supplement, it can restore the level of this enzyme to optimal levels. It also cleanses the body of free radicals which causes our bodies to degenerate over time as we age.

3.  Lowers High Blood Pressure

4.  Increases Energy

CoQ10 helps in more than 95% of the bodies energy production!  So, this supplement is helpful for those who suffer from low energy or chronic fatigue.

Food Sources of CoQ10:

Chicken

Broccoli

Peanuts

Cauliflower

Herring

Trout

Pistachios

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Pumpkin Banana Holiday Health Muffins

Gluten Free Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Here’s a paleo and gluten free Holiday Health muffin recipe that has potassium from bananas. No processed sugar…and of course pumpkin

Pumpkin Banana Health Muffins
Pumpkin Banana Health Muffins

puree!! This recipe is sure to be a hit for everyone, and it’s great for work snacks and they are only 150 calories!  These muffins are perfect to make ahead and freeze to enjoy them all week long!  Especially perfect for the up and coming holiday weeks—->

Here’s What You Need:

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 ripe banana mashed

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

2 eggs beaten

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

3/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

touch of salt

What To Do:

1. Oven to 350. Line muffin tin with paper liners

2. Combine banana, pumpkin, syrup, eggs coconut oil and vanilla in bowl and combine.

3. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl and mix.

4. Add wet ingredients into dry and mix until blended.

5. Spoon batter into muffin tins.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.

Enjoy your Holiday with Health and Happiness and remember tis the season to give!

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Homemade Colon Cleanse Drink

The famous Greek physician, Hippocrates said that “Death begins in the colon.”  The physician lived about 2400

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Home made colon cleanser

years ago.  But he knew that keeping the colon clean was critical to good health.  In fact, today more than 50 million Americans suffer from bowel issues.  Some cause annoying symptoms such as headaches or acne but are not serious, while others can make you ill such as colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and  Constipation. The truth is that the average person can have 5-20 pounds of waste material in their colon.  For up to 70 hours when someone with a healthy digestive system should process the food in less than 24 hours.  A lot of these digestive problems are due to poor diets that lack natural fibers and enzymes.  Another problem is too much refined sugar in the average diet.

The importance of a cleansed colon is paramount for optimal health!  Here is a 4 ingredient drink that has vitamins, fiber and nutrients. This can help your body drop toxins and help heal your colon.

What You Need:  

1 apple

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp honey 

1 cup of filtered water

Blend all ingredients together and wait until chia seeds start to expand.  Drink on an empty stomach.

Apples have both insoluble and soluble fiber which help promote healthy bowel movement.  Chia seeds have fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins. This promotes heart health and healthy digestion.  Flax seeds have fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and promote intestinal nutrient absorption.  Flax seeds also help prevent colon cancer.  Honey not only makes the drink sweet tasting but it is an antibacterial and antiviral. It has antiseptic properties which protect against colon cancer.

By Sharon

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Pear and Kiwi Smoothie

Fall is pear season and there are so many delicious varieties to choose from!  Each pear has a different taste and texture but they all are super healthy!

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Pear Kiwi Smoothie

Pears have tons of fiber and just one medium pear can provide 6 grams of fiber.  Pears help prevent belly bloat from constipation and reduce your risk of colon cancer.  High fiber helps keep your cholesterol levels lower and is good for your heart.  Fiber from fruit helps lower your risk of breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Pears also have Vitamins K, C, B2, B3 and B6.  They also contain copper, calcium, magnesium, potassium and manganese. Vitamin C and copper (antioxidants).  Pears help keep your immune system strong and help prevent different kinds of cancer .  Another antioxidant called quercetin. This found in the skin of pears and can help lower blood pressure.

So now that you know how healthy eating pears is for you, check out this amazing smoothie recipe!  This recipe is perfect for the Bartlett pear!  When the Bartlett pear’s skin changes from bright green to a golden yellow.  This is when the pear is ripe and most sweet for your smoothie.

What You Need:

1 ripe Bartlett pear

2 peeled kiwi

2 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries

1 cup coconut water

2 tbsp chia seeds

Place all ingredients into your blender or Vitamix and blend til smooth and Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Torte Recipe

Thanksgiving is the perfect Holiday.   No stress to buy gifts and you can eat whatever makes you feel good.  Here’s a yummy, not so healthy pumpkin recipe sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. 

 Pumpkin Torte Recipe:

Delicious Pumpkin Torte
Delicious Pumpkin Torte

What You Need:

1- 15 oz can of pumpkin (divided)

1 box of yellow cake mix

1/2 cup of milk

4 large eggs

1/3 cup canola or other veggie oil

2 tsp pumpkin spice (divided)

1-8 oz package of softened cream cheese

1 cup confectioners sugar

16 oz thawed cool whip topping

1/4 cup caramel sauce topping

1/3 cup toasted pecans

What To Do:  (preheat oven to 350)

1.  Mix together 1 can of pumpkin, cake mix, milk, eggs, oil and 1 tsp pumpkin spice and beat with a hand mixer for 30 seconds on low.  Then crank it up to medium and beat another 2 minutes.  Pour mixture into two greased 9″ round baking pans.

2.  Bake 25-30 minutes.  Let cool before you try and remove from pan and place on a cooling rack. 

3.  Beat cream cheese until fluffy.  Add sugar and the rest of the pumpkin and pumpkin spice and beat until smooth.  Add in whipped topping.

4.  Cut each cake in half to make a total of 4 cake layers.  Take one layer and put on a plate and then spread mixture on top.  Repeat the layers three more times.  Then drizzle the yummy caramel topping over the top then add the pecans!  YUMMY!!!!