Lemon Quinoa with Dates

Lemon Quinoa Recipe with Dates – An Easy and Healthy Snack

Lemon Quinoa with Dates

A quick nutrient shot for your body and easy to prepare. A great way to incorporate vitamins and minerals into a snack!

Lemon Quinoa Recipe with Dates contains only 4 ingredients, all healthy!!

Recipe

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 to 1 lemon
Handful of Dates

Boil water, add quinoa. Simmer and cover for 10-15 minutes
Let cool slightly, add freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Top with a handful of dates.

Nutritional Value

Quinoa is high in protein, dietary fiber, several B vitamins and dietary minerals.
Lemons are very high in vitamin C. Lemons also contain citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.
Dates are high in fiber and potassium. They also contain copper, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin.

Read about the nutritional value and history of quinoa

Great snack

Lemon Quinoa Recipe with dates is a great nutritious snack loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals. With only 4 healthy ingredients, this lemon quinoa recipe is simple to make. It is also easy to take with you as a snack on the run.

Spinach Sea Salt Apple Cider Vinegar Dates

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This recipe is simple, yet packed full of super nutrients!!

Boil the spinach, drain and sprinkle with sea salt, a tablespoon of ACV, and a handful of dates.

Perhaps not the most visually appealing, but a great way to include vitamins, trace minerals, and healthy gut flora to your system

Probiotics for Travel

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Taking probiotics for healthy stomach bacteria is a great way to enhance your overall health.

This is even more important when you are travelling and being exposed to all sorts of new foods and unknown bacteria.

I often experience stomach issues when travelling to a new country and decided to try probiotics before and during a recent trip.

I was pleasantly surprised when I experienced no gastrointestinal problems during the entire trip even though I was indulging in plenty of local street food and drink.

I always have some pepto handy just in case, but the probiotics definitely seem to help by introducing some healthy bacteria into the gut.

 

 

The Health Benefits of Kiwi Fruit

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Everyone tends to think of oranges as the best source of vitamin C, but a single kiwi fruit packs twice the vitamin C as an average orange.

In addition to their vitamin C, kiwis contain a rare, fat free form of vitamin E. They are also rich in vitamin A, K, B, copper, folate, magnesium and fiber. Kiwis are also high in potassium, with two average sized kiwi fruits providing as much potassium as a banana.

For those of us who need some help waking up in the morning, kiwis are high in serotonin, which promotes alertness. Serotonin also boosts learning, memory, and mood, therefore setting you up for success throughout the day!

The Sunniest Places on Earth #VitaminD

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If you are looking to get more sunshine in your life and boost your vitamin D levels, your best bets all appear to be either in the southwest US or northeast Africa. These two areas have all ten of the top spots for most sunshine hours in a year.

Yuma Arizona, located in Western Arizona, near the borders of Mexico and California is considered to be the sunniest place on earth with over 4000 hours of sunshine each year. Phoenix Arizona is second followed by Asswan Egypt, Las Vegas Nevada, Dongola Sudan, Tucson Arizona, Faya-Largeau Chad, Kharga Egypt, Abu Hamed Sudan and El Paso Texas.

List of sunshine hours for top 10 sunniest locations: w0rld’s sunniest places and countries

#vitamind #lovemyvitamind #arizona #arizonasun

How to Immediately Improve Your Health Overnight

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Stop eating processed foods, foods with ingredients you cannot pronounce or understand. Do not eat at fast food restaurants ever

#eathealthy #noprocessedfoods #nofastfoods #realingredientscomedirectlyfromafarmerpreferrablyorganic

 

 

Great Magnesium Food Sources

photo(15)One of the most important minerals for the healthy functioning of the body is magnesium. Among a host of benefits, magnesium helps in muscle and nerve function, regulates blood sugar, generates energy, relaxes blood vessels, aids in detoxifying the body and optimizes the function of the mitochondria. There is a growing body of evidence pointing to the belief that many, if not most or all health problems can be traced back to the dysfunction of the mitochondria.

Magnesium deficiency can manifest itself in migraine headaches, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, and cardiovascular disease.

The good news is that there are many magnesium rich foods that you can add to your diet. Dark green, leafy vegetables are generally the most abundant sources of magnesium, but there are other choices.

Magnesium food sources:

Spinach, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, brussel sprouts, bok choy
Cacao
Avocados
Nuts and seeds such as cashews, brazil nuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds
Mackerel and wild salmon
Squash
Papaya, strawberries, tomato, watermelon, raspberries