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Improve Your Digestion With These 5 Top Super-Healthy Foods

5 Top Super-Healthy Foods For Great Digestion

Here Are 5 Top Digestion-Friendly Foods To Give A Huge Boost To Your Health

5 Top Super-Healthy Foods For Great Digestion

Manage indigestion with these 5 common digestion-friendly super foods. Each of these foods for indigestion has its own special properties that are beneficial to your digestive system. If you’re looking for answers on how to cure indigestion, start by including these foods regularly in your diet so that you’ll be regular too!

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Digestion Superfood 1: Papaya

Papaya, also known as pawpaw, is easy to digest and is one of the most alkaline fruits, helping your body detox and get rid of toxins. It contains a unique chemical, papain, which breaks down proteins and helps clear out your digestive tract. Papayas stimulate peristaltic action and help clean out the digestive system so that it can work more efficiently.
Eat papaya raw at least 10 minutes before main meals, or eat as a meal in itself or in a smoothie or fruit salad.

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Digestion Superfood 2: Banana

Bananas are probably the best known digestion-friendly food. Pectin, a form of fibre that is abundant in bananas, helps flush toxins from your body. Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract, encouraging friendly bacteria and restoring normal digestive function.
Ripe bananas are the easiest to digest. Bananas are one of the most convenient take-away foods available – grab a banana as a between meal snack.

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Digestion Superfood 3: Ginger

Ginger has been valued for centuries within traditional medicines such as Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal, and has been widely used throughout Asia, India and Africa for millennia. Ginger increases the activity of digestive enzymes such as lipase, helps with the digestion of protein and protects the lining of the stomach. Ginger is also useful for reducing flatulence.
Ginger is most beneficial to the digestive system when its essential oils and gingerols are intact. Add freshly grated ginger to meals after cooking, or towards the end of the cooking process. Gradually increase the amount of ginger you eat to a healthy dose of 1-2 teaspoons daily. (Observe precautions if you are pregnant, a child or on anti-clotting medication.)

Digestion Superfood 4: Blueberries

Blueberries (also known as bilberries or huckleberries) help keep the digestive system clean and healthy by reducing harmful bacteria in the gut. They are very high in fibre so help your body with the process of elimination.
Blueberries are a luxurious snack and are generally popular with kids. Blueberry bushes can be grown at home in large pots or hanging baskets.

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Digestion Superfood 5: Herbs

Numerous herbs have medicinal benefits that extend to the digestive system, reduce flatulence and can be used to treat colic. Several of these herbs for digestion coincidentally work to gently alleviate anxiety and tension, which are also causes of indigestion.

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Lemon balm adds a gentle, slightly sweet, lemony flavor to fruity drinks or desserts. Sage is delicious added in small amounts to egg dishes or salads. Fennel goes well with fish, curry and tomato dishes. Mint freshens up salads and sauces. Lemongrass and basil work well in stir-fries. Other common herbs for aiding digestion include cumin, garlic, thyme, oregano and rosemary, but there are many more. Natural herbal remedies should be utilized with caution, and are not a substitute for medical diagnosis and care.

To rev up your indigestion, these digestion-friendly foods top the list. Include foods like these regularly in your diet and you are sure to see an improvement in your digestion.

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Grocery Shopping Worst Mistakes and other stories you may like

Eat Clean diet - it starts with the grocery store

Worst 5 Grocery Shopping Mistakes You May Be Making

A Story Of Food Obsession Gone Too Far

The coconut has developed a bit of a faddish following in the West. Today, devotees add coconut oil to coffee, dab it on acne and, following Gwyneth Paltrow’s example, swirl it around in their mouths to fight tooth decay. Starbucks has launched a coconut-milk latte. And the coconut-water business has surged to $400 million, with a little help from Madonna and Rihanna. Read the full story here >>

5 Things to do Now to Reduce Holiday Stress

Are you planning on having a stressful, chaotic, and unprepared holiday season this year or are you going to coast through well organized and with your sanity intact? It’s a choice you can make and believe it or not, you can have control over your stress during the holidays. Read full story here >>

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Quiz: Have you eaten this food ever?

What food is this?

What food is this?

What food is this? Where would you find it?

Ha, stumped? Take a guess anyways, and put in your answers in the comments below. Let’s have some fun. Will give you the answer tomorrow, how’s that?

UPDATE: Okay here’s the answer. This food in a tube is Beef and Vegetables for the astronauts on the Mercury mission! As per the Smithsonian Museum:

Spacefood for the Mercury missions was placed in tube form to enable the astronaut to squeeze it directly into his mouth. In the later Gemini and Apollo missions, food was dehydrated requiring rehydration with hot water and could be eaten directly from the plastic storage bag.

Fascinating, right?


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FoodSniffr does the heavy lifting for you. Save hours of food label reading, the errors and mistakes you can make while doing so, as well as save money on bad and junk foods that you DON’T buy any more because you have FoodSniffr by your side. Take advantage, and get on with the real work of living – spending time with your loved ones, feel your healthiest best so that you can accept all that life has to offer you, and feeling the joy and thrill that comes from having a healthy and clean body.

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With this ebook, you get a hand-picked list of 10 clean, gluten free snacks to stock up on. Buy them with a click from Amazon or Walmart, or add to your grocery list to buy on your next shopping trip. The list includes gluten free cookies, bars, candy, and salty snacks. So what are you waiting for? Get the 10 Best Gluten Free Snacks list now


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Let food be thy medicine else..

Let Food be Thy Medicine else...

Let Food be Thy Medicine else...

Let food be thy medicine else…


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FoodSniffr finds healthy foods for you

FoodSniffr is the only grocery list app you will need. Sniffy, our hound dog, has sniffed out hundreds of healthy foods for you so you do not have to read endless labels or waste your money on junk foods. Never buy junk, unhealthy grocery foods again.

FoodSniffr does the heavy lifting for you. Save hours of food label reading, the errors and mistakes you can make while doing so, as well as save money on bad and junk foods that you DON’T buy any more because you have FoodSniffr by your side. Take advantage, and get on with the real work of living – spending time with your loved ones, feel your healthiest best so that you can accept all that life has to offer you, and feeling the joy and thrill that comes from having a healthy and clean body.

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Startling and true – this is the sad state of food now!

the story of food today?
Startling and true - this is the sad story of food now!
Startling and true – this is the sad state of food now!

We are in this situation today sadly – not only is the wrapper better than the food inside, the wrapper (and selling costs) far outweigh the actual cost of the food! Are we, the uneducated consumers, as guilty as the food companies, in tolerating this situation – where we are okay with a fancy pack with all the right buzzwords plastered all over it (think ‘all natural’, ‘heart-healthy’, ‘gluten free’, ‘whole grain’…), even if it contains cheap corn, soy and chemical and gmo ingredients mostly?

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For a monthly subscription of only $19.99, you get FULL ACCESS to all the foods in our database – including Non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, organic.. you get the picture, right? Start 2015 with a great gift to your self or  a loved one. Learn more and sign up now!

 

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Help make it happen for FoodSniffr: Eating Clean & Healthy Is The New Black

Help make it happen for FoodSniffr

Help make it happen for FoodSniffr

Hey guys,

As you well know, FoodSniffr digs into food information, and presents the facts to consumers in an easy to understand manner. Food today is far more complicated than it needs to be, and our goal is to empower consumers to eat healthy. We cover foods in four categories: Healthy, Gluten Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian. You can learn more about FoodSniffr at http://www.foodsniffr.com.

We have just started a crowdfunding project to support FoodSniffr’s funding needs as we include more and more products in our system. The project is called ‘FoodSniffr: Eating Clean & Healthy Is The New Black‘. Check it out, and please support us – you can help us make it to the finish line.

Take a moment to check it out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends. All the tools are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can help FoodSniffr map The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly In Food!

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There’s Danger Lurking In Your Favorite All Natural, Even Organic Beverages and Ice Creams

Carrageenan lurks in dairy and non dairy beverages, ice creams and more
carrageenan
Carrageenan lurks in many all natural, dairy and non-dairy food products.

At FoodSniffr, we are working to empower you with food information so you can make the right choice for yourself and your family.

One ingredient that is rampant even in the better, even organic foods is carrageenan (see the above image and how FoodSniffr calls it out in the foods in our system). As per the Cornucopia Institute, a public interest group that supports family scale farms:

Carrageenan is a common food additive extracted from red seaweed…..

Animal studies have repeatedly shown that food-grade carrageenan causes gastrointestinal inflammation and higher rates of intestinal lesions, ulcerations, and even malignant tumors….

Though carrageenan adds no nutritional value or flavor to foods or beverages, the food industry uses it in a wide
variety of applications.

The unique chemical structure of carrageenan triggers an innate immune response in the body, which leads to inflammation, a precursor to more serious disease.

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And yes, there is a food lobby fighting to keep carrageenan in our food too. Again from the Cornucopia website:

Why is Carrageenan in Organic Food?

At the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board meeting in May 2012, Dr. Joanne Tobacman, a physician-scientist at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the nation’s foremost independent expert on carrageenan, presented her research and urged the NOSB to remove carrageenan from organic foods.

The carrageenan trade lobby group fought back hard, and found allies in companies like Group Danone (Stonyfield), CROPP (Organic Valley), Dean Foods (Horizon and Silk), Hain Celestial (Earth’s Best, Rice Dream and Westsoy) and Smucker’s (Santa Cruz Organics and R.W. Knudsen).

Their lobbyists convinced enough corporate-friendly NOSB members, including employees of Whole Foods, Organic Valley and Driscoll’s, to ignore the disturbing findings of dozens of independently funded and peer-reviewed studies, including several that found higher rates of colon cancer in lab animals given a diet containing food-grade carrageenan.

For decades, most organic food companies considered the seaweed-based “natural” food additive to be safe. The carrageenan industry lobby group had been effective in suppressing research. But since May 2012, no one in the organic industry can claim that they are not aware of disturbing research tying the food additive to serious potential health problems.

So you have been warned, my friend. And FoodSniffr is here to help. Here’s how we suggest you use FoodSniffr as your everyday friend guiding you to better food choices:

  1. Go to the section that most relates to you: Healthy, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian.
  2. Choose foods marked with scores of 7 – 10, and minimize use of those with lower scores (in fact, shun foods that have scores of 4 or less). Our scores are assigned based on the ingredients, nutritional information of the product, and our own algorithm for assessing these different values.
  3. You can then buy these products online via Amazon with a single click from FoodSniffr; or you can save the product to your wish list, share with friends and more.
  4. Keep checking back often as we are adding new products every day.

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Better Grocery List – Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

Better Grocery List - Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

Better Grocery List – Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

Given how complex food products have become, we all need better grocery lists. And it’s funny, but today, we came across this dream food label designed by Mark Bittman @bittman (see first image below).

At FoodSniffr, we have been working like crazy to ‘sniff’ out the good, the bad, & the ugly in our foods, and then present it simply for you, all foodies and non-foodies alike – coz truth is, we all need to wise up about what we are putting into our bodies. Check out the ‘labels’, if you like, that FoodSniffr provides you below. Take note of the info circled in red – that is crucial info that you need to know about the foods you are putting into your body.

Yes, we take into account the food value of the product; we also take into account allergens and gmos and nasty food colors and preservatives. Yes, we use an easy to understand, traffic light color code to inform consumers. And yes, we take into account environmental factors – like we use the red of the traffic light system to indicate foods that use palm oil, the cultivation of which is resulting in massive burning of forests in Asia. Check out the images below, and sign up for FoodSniffr – it is free, and priceless.

Mark Bittman Dream Food Label
Dream Food Label via New York Times

How FoodSniffr adds a new layer of information to your food:

Grocery List page on FoodSniffr.com showing food products with scores
List page on FoodSniffr.com showing food products with scores
FoodSniffr Quick View of grocery list product showing allergens and score info
FoodSniffr Quick View of product showing allergens and score info
A fully sniffed product on FoodSniffr grocery list
A fully sniffed product on FoodSniffr

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Eat Non GMO, Healthy Foods Like A Ninja With FoodSniffr Grocery Lists!

Don’t blindly pick up any food product that has the ‘Gluten Free’ label on it. Did you know that a large number of gluten free food products are really unhealthy, and packed with bad ingredients? Get FoodSniffr Non GMO food lists and eat healthier, gluten free, day after day. Your body will thank you for it!

Who Else Wants To Eat Healthier, Day After Day – Gluten Free, Vegan, Non GMO Foods?

Find out what foods are healthy to eat, gluten free food products list, non gmo food list shopping, vegan food list, list of vegetarian food and much much more by watching the video below:

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Non GMO Foods, Gluten Free Food, Vegan Foods

Do you eat blindly, without a thought to what you are putting into your shopping cart? Don’t fall prey to the terrible food products that are everywhere. Sign up for FoodSniffr food lists and eat healthier, gluten free, day after day. Your body will thank you for it!

How To Eat Healthy, Gluten Free & Non GMO Foods!

Not all gluten free foods are good for you, did you know? Crappy foods are riding the gluten free bandwagon by slapping the gluten free label on to their packaging. While these products are technically gluten free, they are not all good for your body that is trying to repair and heal. Download healthy Gluten Free products list at http://www.foodsniffr.com/celiac_glutenfree_ebook.html

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Get Healthier Grocery List – Also Gluten Free Food Lists, Vegan List, Non GMO Foods

Get Healthier Grocery List - Also Gluten Free Food Lists, Vegan List, Non GMO Foods

Get Healthy Grocery List

Get Healthier Grocery List – Also Gluten Free Food Lists, Vegan List, Non GMO Foods

Do you really know what’s in the food you are eating? Get FoodSniffr.com on your side.

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Eat Gluten Free, Healthy Foods Like A Ninja With FoodSniffr Gluten Free Food Lists!

Don’t blindly pick up any food product that has the ‘Gluten Free’ label on it. Did you know that a large number of gluten free food products are really unhealthy, and packed with bad ingredients? Subscribe to FoodSniffr Gluten Free food lists and eat healthier, gluten free, day after day. Your body will thank you for it!

Who Else Wants To Eat Healthier, Day After Day – Gluten Free, Vegan, Non GMO Foods?

Find out what foods are healthy to eat, gluten free food products list, non gmo food list shopping, vegan food list, list of vegetarian food and much much more by watching the video below:

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Non GMO Foods or Gluten Free Food or Vegan Foods

There is a lot of unhealthy, chemical-ridden food out there. Don’t fall prey to these terrible foods. Get FoodSniffr food lists and eat healthier, gluten free or vegan or non gmo foods, day after day. Your body will thank you for it!

Here’s A Quick Way To Shop For Gluten Free & Non GMO Foods!

Not all gluten free foods are good for you, did you know? Crappy foods are riding the gluten free bandwagon by slapping the gluten free label on to their packaging. While these products are technically gluten free, they are not all good for your body that is trying to repair and heal. Download healthy Gluten Free products list at http://www.foodsniffr.com/celiac_glutenfree_ebook.html

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Some Fun: My Favorite Foods – What Are Yours?

purple grapes

purple grapes

 

Now for some fun in anticipation of the weekend.

It’s funny how our tastes change in the span of just a few months. I have personally gone from spoonfuls of hot habanero sauce on my meals to zero hot food! It’s so strange how I can simply not tolerate any hot food any more. And guess what I love most these days (well, actually there are several favorite foods I have) – it is succulent, plump, juicy purple grapes.

So what are my top 10 favorite foods & drinks:

  1. Purple grapes
  2. Papaya (got to make sure it is not Hawaiian papaya, those are all GMO; I get the Maradol variety that is Mexico grown)
  3. Hot teas
  4. Roasted veggies
  5. Eggplant in all varieties
  6. Coconut
  7. Prunes
  8. Beans
  9. Spiced Rice/Quinoa (spices other than cayenne and other hot peppers, that is)
  10. Welch’s Grape Juice (though I have to rid myself of this habit, for one, it is high in sugar)

There it is, yes, that looks about right.

So what are your favorite foods? Come one, out with it! Just add them to the comments below, that should be fun.

 

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