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Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

One thing that I am incorporating into my daily routine is drinking more water on a daily basis. I love adding a slice of lemon to add a little flavor to my water, but I did not know all the health benefits of having lemon water.
Lemons have a ton of nutrients including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium,  potassium and fiber to name a few.  It is best to drink a glass in the morning approximately 15 – 30 minutes before having breakfast.
Some of the health benefits of drinking lemon water include:

Reduces inflammation

Aids digestion

Keeps your skin blemish free

Helps with weight loss

Gives your system an immune boost 

Cleanses your system

Reduces wrinkles

Helps flush out unwanted materials

Helps tooth pain.

So, not only is drinking water healthy for you to do on a daily basis, but throw in a slice of lemon to it and see how better you feel!!!!
Here’s to achieving wellness!!

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Health Benefits of Pumpkins

imageOctober 3rd. and I have pumpkin on my mind.  I love to cook and bake and now that fall is here, it is exciting to think about my favorite fall recipes.  The great thing about pumpkin is all of the health benefits that using pumpkin provides.  Pumpkin is a nutrient dense food and it is full of vitamins and minerals but they are also low on calories.  They are also rich in fiber which slows digestion and gives you the feeling of being full.  In just one cup of pumpkin, there are seven grams of fiber.  So, dust off your recipe books and do a little cooking with pumpkin!!!

As the season progresses, I will post my favorite recipes such as my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Soup recipe and so on.  I hope that you have a wonderful day and enjoy this fall weather!!!! 🙂

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Health Benefits of Edamame

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One legume that we love to eat is Edamame!!! We make it as a snack, as a side dish for dinner or add it to our salads.  It’s easy and simple to make.

Just a half  a cup gives you a wonderful amount of fiber, protein, added vitamins and minerals to your diet and is:

120 calories

9 grams of fiber

2.5 grams of fat

11 grams of protein

13 grams of carbohydrates

10% of the daily value of Iron

8% of the daily value of Vitamin A

4% of the daily value of Calcium

The thing about edamame that I didn’t know about is all of the health benefits of this tasty vegetable.  I was amazed and wanted to share it with all of you.

Health Benefits of Edamame

  1. Helps lower hypertension.
  2. Helps decrease cholesterol.
  3. Helps with weight loss.
  4. Prevents osteoporosis.
  5. Protects against cancer.
  6. Helps maintain healthy skin.

So the next time you are pondering what to have as a little snack during the day, I would recommend making  yourself some edamame!!!

Here’s to achieving complete wellness!! 🙂

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Fiber Anyone? 


Here is a little tip that I feel many people overlook.  Fiber is an important part of everyone’s diet and needs to be incorporated into your daily eating regimen.  Of course, you may be at home thinking, ” why on earth do I need to have fiber everyday??” Well, I am glad you asked!!!!!

Fiber comes in two forms which are soluble insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is a type of fiber that dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.  Insoluble fiber is a type of fiber that promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and helps prevent constipation.  It does not dissolve in water.

Now both types of fiber are important and the health benefits may include:

  1. Lowering blood cholesterol.
  2. Lowering blood glucose levels or maintaining healthy blood glucose levels.
  3. Aiding with weight loss.
  4. Aiding the body in getting the toxins out of your system.
  5. Maintaining a healthy digestive track.
  6. Reducing risk of heart disease.
  7. Maintaining healthy skin.
  8. Increase in energy.

On average, a male needs to have approximately 35 grams of fiber a day and women need approximately 25 grams of fiber a day depending on you age. Check with your primary care physician on the amount of fiber you need in your diet.

The next question that many ask is where do I get all this fiber? Well, part of it is incorporating into your your diet and below is a list of veggies, fruits, grains, nuts and beans that have fiber in them.


In addition to eating healthy (for the most part…lol), I also take an amazing fiber drink that really works well.  Now I hope that you found this little bit of information about fiber helpful. Like I mentioned, it is something everyone needs to incorporate into their daily diet if you want to have a healthy digestive track and have good health.  🙂