Three of the Healthiest Seeds on Earth

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by Autumn Pappas, CHHC, AADP

Are you getting your daily intake of nuts and seeds?  Studies show that a mere one ounce of nuts and seeds per day can provide anti-aging qualities and build up your immune system!  Many nuts also provide omegas, which are important for heart health and cancer prevention.

Here’s a few new seeds to add into your day as a snack!

1.  Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are the only alkaline forming seed out there.  This is important for all those eaters who love acidic foods!  Alkalinity is crucial for our immune system as well as our digestive system, simply because our bodies prosper in an alkaline environment and decline in an acidic environment.  Pumpkin seeds also contain vitamin B-6, riboflavin, niacin and folates. Pumpkin seeds can be beneficial for fighting depression as well due to their mood boosting qualities.

2. Cumin Seeds

Cumin is a herb that has been known for its health benefits and medicinal uses for hundreds of years. It assists in digestion and is rich in iron.  It promotes liver function and aids our immune system.  Furthermore, it fights colds and sore throats, can treat asthma and arthritis!

3. Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants. Pomegranates help to protect your body’s cells from free radicals, which cause premature aging and harm your immune system.  Pomegranate seeds aid your circulatory system by preventing blood clots and improving the oxygen levels in your blood.  Pomegranates reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer due to their high amount of antioxidants.  Additionally, pomegranates prevent the hardening of your artery walls, which removes fat from your arteries.  Winter is a great time to pick up pomegranate seeds since pomegranates are in season!

So next time you make a salad, grab a snack or make breakfast, grab for some healthy nuts to go on top!  It’s that easy to boost your immune system and health!

Hope you are feeling energized today!

Autumn

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions A Reality!

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Want to make 2014 your best year yet? Would you or a friend benefit from having me as your health and lifestyle coach?    Let’s make your 2014 successful, together!!

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As always, to your health!

Autumn

 

 

3 Brand New Ways to Stay Healthy in 2014

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Want to make 2014 your healthiest year yet?  Here are some brand new wellness tips to help you become the healthiest and happiest person on the planet!

> Swap saturated fats for monounsaturated fats!

Translation:  Eat lots of Omega’s to boost your immunity.  Avocados and walnuts are good sources of Omega 3’s. Pomegranates are a good source of Omega 5. Consume Macadamia nuts and sardines– a good source of Omega 7.  Lastly, olive Oil gives you your Omega 9’s!

>Have 3 healthy snacks a day and make sure one serving is a serving of nuts (1 ounce.)

Nuts increase immunity leading to longevity.  They also suppress appetite.

> Get up from your chair every 15 minutes and take a 10 minute walk every 2 hours.

Movement and exercise fight heart disease, diabetes, and aging.

To your health!

Autumn (check me out @ www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)

A Healthy Eggnog Recipe for the Holidays!

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Hi everyone!  I wanted to share with you my healthy Eggnog Recipe, for all of you who love Eggnog– but not the calories that come with it!  It’s also, Vegan!  How can it get any better?

 Low Calorie Eggnog Recipe: 

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 avocado

2 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp pumpkin spice

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:  Mix all ingredients in blender and serve!

To your health!

Autumn (check me out at www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)

Anxiety Literally Makes Everything Stink

 

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Did you know that as you get more anxious, you are more likely to find neutral smells less appealing?

It’s True!  As your anxiety heightens, your emotional system goes into overload.  Your processing stream is affected by your emotional system, which is operating in overdrive. Suddenly, everything smells, literally.

So what can you do to counteract anxiety?

Exercise!

As little as twenty minutes a day can help to lessen your anxiety! 

Personally, I love to take brisk walks when I feel anxiety and stress.  The fresh air and the outdoors really lighten me up.  Would that work for you?

 

To your health and happiness!

Autumn (check me out at www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)