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An Apple a Day, Can Lower Your Cholesterol the Healthy Way!

Apples have a high content of pectin, a soluble fiber, which makes them beneficial in lowering cholesterol. The pectin also cleanses the body of heavy metals and residues of radiation! The malic and tartaric acid found in apples, make them a remedy for the digestive system because it inhibits the production of bacteria that causes disease. Fall is the season when the air becomes more dry and less humid, which is difficult for those suffering from lung conditions due to dryness. Apples help moisten the lungs. Try adding apples to salads for extra crunch or add chopped apples to your cooked oatmeal. There are so many varieties of apples, so be adventurous and try a new kind every time you go to the store. My favorite is Crispin. Be sure to buy organic because apples are one of the heavily sprayed fruits.

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Grapefruit, the Great Fruit

Grapefruit is a low calorie, fat burning, cleansing and powerful cancer fighting fruit! Great for breakfast because it is low in calories and the glycemic index, it stimulates the metabolism, which burns fat! The pectin and high fiber content in this fruit combats constipation! Too tart for you? Sprinkle with agave nectar. Don’t disgard the white pithy part inside the rind; this is where the bioflavanoids are, so it is good to nibble the inside rind. All grapefruits contain a lot of vitamin C, but the pink and red grapefruits also contain lycopene, which is a carotenoid that is a cancer fighter. See recipe for a delicious healthy dessert! Do not consume grapefruit or juice if taking prescription medications!

Baked Grapefruit

1 Grapefruit, sliced in half, use grapefruit knife to cut around inside and between segments

Agave nectar, drizzled on open halves

Ground Cinnamon, sprinkled over agave on open halves.

Bake at 350′ degrees for 20-30 mins. Take out of oven. Cool slightly and enjoy! Much sweeter and less bitter!

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Refresh with Strawberries

When strawberries are in season, that’s a good sign that Spring is here! Rich in silicon and vitamin C, strawberries are good for repairing arterial and connective tissue. This means they’re beneficial as a heart protector and for youthful skin, as they fight free radicals that hurt your skin and even damage due to sunlight.  Strawberries are refreshing to your skin because they also fight wrinkles, tighten sagging skin and reduce puffiness.
Strawberries moisten the lungs and promote body fluids making them useful for sore throats, hoarseness, and thirst. They also help improve the difficulties in painful urination or the inability to urinate. Strawberries help promote digestion if eaten before a meal.  Allergies to strawberries may “stem” from the fruit not being ripened on the vine.  They are an easy fruit to grow, and because they are  frost proof, they return year after year with beautiful fruit. When purchasing strawberries, choose organic, because they are one of the most heavily sprayed fruits. It has been found in California that strawberries have been treated with as much as 300-500 pounds of pesticides in just one acre. Consider growing them in your yard to cut down on the carbon footprint.

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Gentle Cleansing Throughout the Day

Adding a slice of lemon to your water is a gentle way to cleanse your organs, which is perfect for after holiday indulgences! Lemon is delicious in hot tea or cold water. Choose a lemon that is deep yellow, which is less acidic than light yellow or greenish lemons. Make sure to purchase organic lemons, so you don’t consume pesticides.

Lemons are high in Vitamin C and also contain vitamins A, B1, potassium, magnesium and folic acid and are great for your immune system. The sweetest lemon variety is the Meyer Lemon. Roll the lemon with the palm of your hand against a counter top to obtain the most juice. Lemon juice combined with olive or flaxseed oil with fresh minced garlic and ground pepper makes a light, but zippy salad dressing. Lemons are in season now and are best when freshly picked.

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