Raspberries|Health benefits and nutrition Facts

Raspberry is delicious and lovely looking fruit from Rubus, which comes from the Rose family.  There are about 15 species of this fruit that are cultivated around the world.

Raspberries are very popular and are known for their nutritious character.  They are among the healthiest fruits and are super beneficial for your health.  It has dense nutrient content that includes:  Antioxidants, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, etc.

Raspberries are very healthy.  They are useful in preventing damage to DNA of our cells from free radicals thereby protecting from many health problems like cancer, cardiovascular health, premature aging and many more.  It is also known for its positive effects on improving eye vision, immunity, blood formation and promoting healthy weight loss.

Just Move It

As if you didn’t notice your sweat-drenched sports bra isn’t proof enough:  A recent study found that Zumba burn about 570 calories an hour.  And thanks to the beat-pounding music and booty -shaking choreography, the Latin inspired dance-fitness classes feel more like than a workout. I like to take the class at least twice a week as a treat from all of the hard work I have put in, in my other classes.

Here are a list of Zumba variations that can increase your heart rate while having fun.

Zumba Toning – Sculpt as you shake it! During this hour session, you will use weighted sticks to perform upper body exercises while you dance.

Zumba Senato – Senato is another way to amp up the toning elements of aerobics, incorporating triceps dips, squats, and Barre-inspired work.

Zumba In Circuit – This 1/2 hour class is ideal if time is limited;  it alternates 60 second intervals of resistant exercises with signature Zumba moves.

Aqua Zumba – Though gentle on your joints, this 60 minute pool routine is anything but easy.  The water provides resistance, so you work that much harder .

Interesting Article On Teeth Whitening

The 7 Health Benefits Of Oil Pulling

Each week, one amazing health ritual I try never to forget, is oil pulling. Simple, easy and clean, the benefits of oil pulling are extensive, making it one of nature’s most efficient ways to detox the body.

What Is Oil Pulling?

An ancient Ayurvedic ritual dating back over 3,000 years, oil pulling involves placing a tablespoon of extra virgin organic cold pressed oil (I use coconut oil, but sesame or olive oil is fine too) into your mouth and then swishing it around for up to 20 minutes, minimum 5 minutes (pulling it between your teeth), before spitting it out. Whatever you do, do not swallow the oil as you will ingest the toxins you are trying to wipe out. Afterwards requires brushing your teeth with an all-natural fluoride-free toothpaste, and rinsing your mouth out. And you’re done! It really is that easy.

Why Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling can really transform your health. With the mouth as the home to millions of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other toxins, the oil acts like a cleanser, pulling out the nasties before they get a chance to spread throughout the body.
This frees up the immune system, reduces stress, curtails internal inflammation and aids well-being. I do it while preparing Hugo’s breakfast.

It has so many benefits that whole books have been written on the topic, but here are my TOP 7 BENEFITS of oil pulling:

1. Whitens Teeth

There is no need for chemical teeth whitening strips when oil pulling works just as well! The oil possesses natural antibiotic and antiviral properties that brighten and cleans teeth, keeping them pearly white. Try it for two weeks and you’ll see what I mean, or just take a look at Gwyneth Paltrow’s smile. She is known to follow the practice each morning.

2. Increases Energy

When our immune system is put to work in clearing out toxic waste from our body, it drains our energy levels. Removing the noxious culprits in the first instance by oil pulling lowers the amount of work our body has to do to function, which leaves us feeling a whole lot better. Oil pulling is even one of David Wolfe’s top 10 tips for next level health!

3. Detoxes The Body

Germs in the body are much like poison causing inflammation and leading to disease and illness in turn. The gateway to the body for such contamination is the mouth. Therefore, in removing the toxins at the source before they get a chance to spread, the body undergoes a complete detox. Neat!

4. Aids Hormonal Changes

Without having to compete with foreign substances, hormones can behave as they should, functioning to their best ability without being thrown off balance.

5. Reduces Headaches

When the body is under toxic stress, headaches and migraines occur. It is nature’s way of asking for some time out to recover. By eliminating bacteria from the body via oil pulling, headaches can be avoided.

6. Keeps The Skin Clear

The benefits even extend to your skin! Removing toxins from the body that would otherwise make it into the bloodstream means the skin has a chance to shine. Rashes and skin issues often reduce dramatically, or even clear up completely, when oil pulling.

7. Promotes Oral Hygiene

Oil pulling is highly effective at reducing tooth cavities and at eradicating bad breath. Removing theStreptococcus mutant bacteria (an important player in tooth decay) as well as other microorganisms, oil pulling is great for oral health. It also helps with plaque-induced gingivitis.

When you start oil pulling, you might experience some of the positive effects immediately, or it may take a few days or even weeks. It will very much depend on the state of your health to begin with, and how compromised your immune system is. Either way, hang on in there and I am sure you will grow to love it as much as Laurentine and I do!

Is Colon Cleanse The Best Weight Loss Therapy?


Have you ever felt that you weigh more but you eat less? One of the reasons we weigh more than our actual weight is the presence of waste on the walls of the colon that does not get flushed out of the system. Cleansing your colon would instantly make you feel lighter. Also, a healthy colon ensures better digestion and absorption of nutrients. When your body absorbs a good amount of nutrients, you will feel less hungry all the time.
Let’s check out in detail about colon cleansing and why it will help you lose and manage your weight:

Colon Cleanse For Weight Loss

1. What Is A Colon Cleanse?

Colon cleansing is a weight loss and detoxification method practiced by doctors or trained professionals to flush out toxins from the colon. The colon or the large intestine helps to remove water, salt, and other nutrients. When we eat foods…

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Tasty Frozen Treats

IMG_20160512_070316.jpgLrMobile2405-2016-0830349438406608812.jpegSometimes I get tired of blending smoothies every morning and afternoon.  So I decided to make fruit and vegi pops.  It’s a good way for my toddler son to enjoy them as well.  It is also an excellent way to avoid all the yucky fillers that manufactures put in so called ALL NATURAL frozen pops.


1/4 quarter cup beet juice (I boil beets for my meals and then use the juice)                                 1 1/2 cup of frozen berries (freeze blueberries,strawberries, raspberries)                                         1/4 cup of carrot juice                                                                                                                                     2 tablespoons of honey

Blend together until completely blended and pour into pop molds. Freeze and enjoy later

3 Week Diet : Shed Up to 23 Pounds in 21 Days


The 3 Week Diet was created by nutritionist, personal trainer, and author Brian Flatt.
This program comes with a money-back guarantee and promises weight loss results between 12 and 23 pounds in 21 days.

Brian Flatt claims that dieters may also experience a range of other benefits with…

The 3 Week Diet was created by nutritionist, personal trainer, and author Brian Flatt.

This program comes with a money-back guarantee and promises weight loss results between 12 and 23 pounds in 21 days.

Brian Flatt claims that dieters may also experience a range of other benefits with this diet including:

Loss of stubborn body fat.
Decreased cellulite.
Increased energy.
Improved cholesterol levels.
Better muscle tone.
Healthier skin and hair.
Faster metabolism.

3 Week Diet For Fast Weight Loss
Flatt says that people who undertake this diet lose an average of 12 to 23 pounds of pure body fat. Some dieters have…

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1200 Calorie Diet: Meal Plan and Menu


A diet based on 1200 calories daily is the recommended minimum for safe and healthy weight loss.

This is because 1200 calories will generally provide an adequate nutritional intake for most individuals, yet still allows the reduction of calories to the level that most dieters require in order to lose weight.

Many diet plans for weight loss that are developed by nutritionists and health professionals are based on 1200 calories daily.
1200 Calorie Diet Basics
This diet plan is centered around the concept of calorie control. If dieters are consuming fewer calories than they are expending then this will result in weight loss.

Dieters are to consume 1200 calories daily. This will involve the need to consult with either books or online resources that list the calorie content of each food.

Recommended Foods
There are no specific foods recommended on this plan however

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