Apologies to my followers

I would like to start off this post saying sorry for the seemingly abandonment I did to this blog. That was never my intention, but as time went on and I got busier in my life this page got ignored more. I want to start this blog back up and give it more life than it had before. I will start off a little slower than I was doing, maybe a post every other week as I relearn how to balance this back in my life.
What I put on this blog is important to me and I want to share the knowledge I’m gathering from my studies and experiences in nutrition and the body. Anyone who reads a post of mine or follows me should be provided with some form of informational content or insight. 
With that being said I will post a new nutritional post by next week. Hope to see you then,
The Healthy Cracker

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Bonus Food Benefit: Chia

I know I said that I wasn’t going to post this Thursday, but I decided that this was a fun project (plus this one’s a little different) and you guys are used to seeing my profile on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Contains 3x iron than spinach, 5x calcium of milk, 2x potassium of bananas, 2x protein of any other seed or grain, 3x antioxidant strength of blueberries.

Provides energy, improves blood sugar levels, boots strength, supports intestinal regularity, bolsters endurance, induces weight loss.

Day 10 Raw Cacao

Cacao is the raw, unprocessed form of the cacao bean that is further refined and processed to produce chocolate. Raw organic cacao is one of the healthiest superfoods in the world, offering a wealth of antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals.

Top 10 Health Benefits

  1. Extremely high in anti-oxidants to combat free radicals
  2. Promotes cardiovascular function/health and prevent strokes
  3. Lowers blood pressure and improves body circulation
  4. Rich in “bliss chemicals” enhancing physical and mental well-being
  5. Improves digestion through production of digestive enzymes
  6. Increases insulin sensitivity and is relatively safe for diabetics
  7. Acts as a mild diuretic, pushing toxins out of your body
  8. Used as a natural cough suppressant
  9. Increases blood circulation that improves focus and mood
  10. May be the best anti-aging superfood in the world

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Day 9 Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is a powerful health food supplement that is packed with highly concentrated chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, trace elements and enzymes. Because wheatgrass is a complete food that contains 98 of the 102 earth elements, it is often called a “superfood.”

Top 10 Health Benefits

  1. One of the best natural sources of living chlorophyll
  2. Activates white blood cells to boost your immune system
  3. Reduces high blood pressure and alleviates stress
  4. Contains beta-carotene which detoxifies the body
  5. Wheatgrass is high in vitamin A, B-complex, C, E and K
  6. Helps prevent tooth decay and improve digestion
  7. No known side effects and very few allergies
  8. Restores alkalinity to the blood and circulatory system
  9. Heals cuts and bruises when applied topically
  10. Contains powerful anti-aging properties

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Day 8 Mangoes

The mango is often referred to as “the king of the fruits” because it is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with a unique and amazing flavor, fragrance taste and health promoting qualities. Mangoes are very high in dietary fibers, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.

Top 10 Health Benefits

  1. Rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber which aids our digestion
  2. Very high in poly phenolic flavonoid antioxidants
  3. High in potassium for heart and lowers blood pressure
  4. Rich in copper for production of enzymes and red blood cells
  5. Protects against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers
  6. Clears clogged pored and eliminates pimples
  7. Very rich in vitamin A which promotes good eyesight
  8. Alkalized the entire body helping to maintain pH balance
  9. Good source of vitamin E which improves sex drive
  10. Great remedy for sun stroke and heat stroke

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Day 7 Beets

Beets (or beetroot) are highly nutritious root vegetables. The unique set of pigment antioxidants in the “root” in addition to the top nutrient rich “greens” make beets highly effective in the protection against many diseases.

Top 10 Health Benefits

  1. Source of energy with good sugars, low calories and fat
  2. Cleanses our body, purifies blood and maintains liver function
  3. Rich in glycine betaine which protects against heart disease
  4. Contains sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosphorus
  5. Raw beets are high in folic acid for production of new cells
  6. Rich in betaine, boosting mental health and treats depression
  7. Contains antioxidants that fight against stress and relaxes the mind
  8. High in tryptophan which treats against many types of cancer
  9. Rich in boron which kick-starts production of sex hormones
  10. The top greens are high in vitamin A and C

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Day 6 Coconut Water

Naturally refreshing, coconut water is the clear liquid inside a young coconut. Often called “Mother Nature’s sports drink” coconut water is naturally fat and cholesterol free, low in calories and contains high levels of potassium and electrolytes.

Top 10 health Benefits

  1. Contains easily digestible carbohydrates
  2. Rich in electrolytes required for proper muscle contraction
  3. High in potassium which is necessary for proper hydration
  4. potassium also counteracts high sodium diets and hypertension
  5. Contains antioxidants which protect you from free radicals
  6. Source of calcium, iron and magnesium-low in sodium
  7. No known side effects and very few allergies
  8. Contains cytokinins which promote call division and growth
  9. Fights free radicals against cancer, Alzheimer’s and infection
  10. Keeps us fresh, active, fit and sharp

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Day 5 Mint

Known from antiquity, mint is an aromatic herb with many curative properties. There’s a lot more to mint than fresheners, candy, tooth paste & inhalers!

Top 10 Health Benefits

  1. Effective pain reliever for headaches and migraines
  2. Alleviates gastrointestinal problems like indigestion
  3. Antiseptic and antibacterial properties used to treat cuts and burns
  4. Topical treatment of acne and acne scars
  5. Alleviates arthritis pain, insect sting irritation and eczema
  6. Improves bad breath and alleviates diarrhea and bloating
  7. Natural treatment of the common cold and flu
  8. Used as a decongestant with antiviral properties
  9. Used in treatment of menstrual cramps
  10. Helps treat the hiccups

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Day 4 Kale

Kale is one of the best superfoods & is a dark green leafy nutritional vegetable related to the cabbage. Kale is rich in vitamins, trace minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Everywhere you turn, kale is a vital vegetable, rich in nutrients, health benefits and delicious flavor!

Top 10 Health Benefits

  1. Low in calories, zero fat and very high in fiber!
  2. High in powerful antioxidants which prevent cancer
  3. Rich in vitamin K for normal bone health & blood clotting
  4. Great anti-inflammatoy agent with lots of omega-3’s
  5. High in iron essential in oxygen transport and cell growth
  6. Rich in vitamin A which aids in vision and skin health
  7. Great for cardiovascular support and lowers cholesterol
  8. High in calcium essential in preventing osteoporosis
  9. Rich in vitamin C which boosts immune and metabolic function
  10. Contains fiber and sulfur which detoxify your body

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Day 3 Lemons

Lemons are well-known for their sharp and acidic, bitter but zingy flavor. They are rich in vitamin C and low in sugar. They go well with sweet and savoury dishes and all parts of the lemon can be eaten, juiced, dried and used. Not only that, but lemons aid in the proper function of our digestive, immune and circulatory systems in addition to balancing our body’s pH.

Top 10 Health Benefits

  1. Maintains or pH balance (they are alkaline in our bodies)
  2. High in vitamin C & potassium which boost our immune system
  3. Stimulates our gastrointestinal tract and the peristalsis
  4. Clear skin, no matter your skin type by removing toxins
  5. Acts as a natural, non-evasive, non-threatening diuretic
  6. Homeopathically freshens breath & cures mouth sores
  7. Helps keep our skin healthy, moisturized and glowing
  8. Very high in pectin fiber which aids in weight loss
  9. Rich in proteins, magnesium, calcium, fiber, flavonoids
  10. Hydrates our lymph system, alleviates constipation & stress

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