Archive | May, 2016

Organic market fruits and vegetables

Dirty Dozen List of Organic Must-Haves

We all want to be as healthy as we can be and we believe in eating natural, organic foods that are free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals. But we also have family preferences and budgets to consider as we do our grocery shopping. For most of us, it isn’t realistic to think that we will pick up every single item in our shopping cart from the Organic Foods section as we aim to get our 3-5 servings per day of fruits and vegetables. Some produce is riskier than others in relation to pesticides. Fruits and vegetables with the most porous of skin are likely to absorb more unnatural chemicals which cannot always be washed off. In fact, the USDA has found over 145 different pesticides on fruits and vegetables, many of which still remain even when the produce is washed—and sometimes even when peeled!

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Lemon Water Feature

Refreshing Summer Water Infusion With Lemon Mint Ice Cubes

It’s time to get your summer refreshments game on! This water infusion, with its combination of lemon and peppermint, is extremely refreshing. This combination is perfect for a super-hot day or an afternoon pick-me-up. Plus the Lemon Mint Ice Cubes can be used to dress up any water infusion, although they’re paired best with citrus.

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Bergamot Feature

Bergamot Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

Can we take a minute to ponder the amazing power of Bergamot essential oil? Most people have never even heard of Bergamot before, but let me tell you, they need to know! A small green citrus fruit, Bergamot is a cross between a lemon and a sour orange with a distinctive aroma. Like othercitrus oils, it is cold-pressed from its peel to extract the essential oil, though the pulp itself is almostinedible. The uniqueness of the essential oil is that it not only has the usual uplifting aromaticquality that we associate with most citrus oils, but it also has a dramatic calming effect as wellmaking it a double threat to anything trying to ruin our moods! doTERRA partners specifically withoptimum growers in Italy to source this amazing citrusy-spicy scent.

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Chicken Fajitas

Stay Full After Lunch With These Heart-Healthy Spicy Chicken Fajitas

One of the hardest things about transitioning to a healthy diet is how hungry you can feel, even after a meal. That’s why I recommend small meals and light snacks throughout the day, but you can also boost your satiety by eating foods that take a little longer to digest. Like avocados, for instance – they’re 72% water and 7% dietary fiber, which is a perfect combination to keep you feeling full. And lean meat like chicken breast has 19 grams of protein per serving but only 102 calories. Your body will get to work after eating these foods, breaking down more while leaving you feeling like you actually ate something.

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