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Add Healthy Root Vegetables to Your Diet this Fall

Root Veggies


It is always important to eat fresh produce that is in season. In the fall, root vegetables are abundant in grocery stores and they have so many health benefits. They are easy to prepare and are so delicious and good for you. Fall is the perfect time to add more root veggies to your diet; the weather is getting colder and we need to give our immune systems the boost that they need to keep our bodies healthy during cold and flu season.

Root vegetables, such as turnips, beets, sweet potatoes and parsnips are packed with the vitamins and minerals needed to support a healthy immune system. They contain lots of fiber which helps your digestive system, and vitamin A which supports the health of your eyes, bones and teeth. Many root veggies are also loaded with potassium which keeps your heart and other muscles working properly, as well as vitamin C which is crucial for fighting off illnesses. Additionally, root vegetables have many anti-inflammatory properties; this benefits every organ system in your body. For the skin, root veggies help create more collagen and may even get rid of Rosacea.

These veggies are delicious simply roasting them with olive oil, herbs and a dash of salt & pepper. Low in calories & sugar, they are the perfect addition to any meal!


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Published on November 7, 2014 by Susan Ciminelli

5 Tips for Weight Loss and Healthy Skin

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People are always looking for the best diets and ways to lose weight; it seems like crazy new diet trends are coming out all the time. The truth is, it’s not rocket science and it’s not a secret. Here are my simple tips to help your body and skin become healthier:

1. Drink 1/2 ounce of water per pound that you weigh every day. This will help flush toxins from your system and jump-start weight loss.

2. Do not eat after 8:00 p.m. Eating after 8:00 p.m. inhibits digestion and causes weight gain, cellulite, skin disorders and a compromised immune system.

3. Eat an apple a day. Apples curb your appetite and contain the fiber necessary for proper bowel elimination.

4. Eat 5 times a day – 3 fairly small meals per day and 2 snacks. Apples and celery are great snacks that are low-glycemic foods and are very filling.

5. Avoid eating sugar, corn, wheat, cow dairy (this includes yogurt), alcohol, processed foods and excess salt. These foods not only cause bloating, but also cause blemishes and breakouts.

If you follow these tips you will never have a weight problem or have to ‘diet’ again.



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Published on October 31, 2014 by Susan Ciminelli