Is the food you’re eating today giving your body what it needs to look, feel and be at its best?

Or, like many of us, do you eat foods so laden with damaging ingredients that you regularly feel tired and stressed and your face and body are showing it? There is a better way.

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Butternut Squash Nutrition: Why It’s So Good for You

Why is butternut squash healthyButternut squash is one of the most nutritious and healthiest vegetables you can eat, with a rich array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as significant amounts of digestive fiber.

It not only tastes great, it is also low in calories, yet surprisingly filling. Many people would do well to replace fattening potato products with the far healthier and nutritionally superior butternut squash. Here’s why.

Antioxidants in Butternut Squash

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The Top 4 Avocado Skin Benefits

Skin Benefits of AvocadoIs avocado good for your skin and if so what makes it so beneficial?

While using avocado directly on the face is a popular natural beauty treatment, many people have found that just eating avocado regularly can do wonders for their complexion.

Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that can improve your skin from the inside. Here are four of the best avocado benefits for your skin and even more reasons to eat one of nature’s healthiest foods.

1. Antioxidant Carotenoids for Healthy Skin

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Avocados for Weight Loss

Avocado to Lose WeightA long disproven, yet still persistent dietary fallacy is the simplistic belief that we get fat just by eating fat.

The way that the fatty acids we consume in our diet affect whether we gain or lose weight is much more complex than that. Lumping them all together, as many dietitians and doctors are still doing, is almost certainly contributing to the obesity epidemic around the world.

The fact is some dietary fats, like those found in avocado, can actually help with weight loss. Ahead is why avocados are not fattening and why they really should be eaten as part of any healthy diet plan.

Does Fat Make You Fat?

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Avocado Omelette for a Healthier Breakfast

Omelet with AvocadoThis great tasting avocado omelette is one of my favorite ways to start the day. It’s full of healthy ingredients that really fill you up and get you going.

Eggs are an excellent source of complete protein, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, vitamin A, choline and folate. They also provide a much more consistent and longer lasting energy than toast or cereal for breakfast.

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Avocado Smoothie Recipe with Spinach, Banana and Kiwi

Green smoothie avocadoHealthy green smoothies made with fruits like avocado, banana and kiwi are a great way to get a lot of nutrition into your diet. They are also a simple way to use greens like spinach or kale when you don’t feel like eating a salad.

In fact, the way greens are blended up in smoothies makes their nutrients  much more accessible, while at the same time masking their taste and making them easy to drink for children.

Using avocado in this smoothie recipe adds a wonderful creamy flavor as well as all of it’s valuable health benefits. Mixed with the many minerals, vitamins and antioxidants in spinach, along with the vitamin C of kiwi and all the nutrition in banana, this makes for a powerful yet great tasting green smoothie.

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